In this tutorial, I will provide a very simple demonstration of the use of Grasshopper, a visual scripting environment embedded into the 3D modelling package Rhinoceros and a very useful computational design tool. This example is intended to give a brief overview of how the software works to people with no prior exposure to it and explain the core theoretical principles. Some basic prior knowledge of Rhino itself is assumed, however (i.e. you need to at least be familiar with the general interface – this video will cover most of what you need).
The example should take under 30 minutes to run through but will teach you everything you need to know in order to start using the software by yourself. Each step is accompanied by an animation showing exactly what you need to do. Continue reading “A beginner’s guide to visual scripting with Grasshopper”