Hows it going guys! I work within a design studio and we all use Rhino. But we never really use Rhino’s Grasshopper plugin. So we concluded probably one of the best ways to learn is to compete against each other. The competition is 10 days and we are all starting from square one. Do you guys have any good tutorials and resources for Grasshopper and Kangaroo ?
Depending on the level of Grasshopper skill you all have, you could find a parametric design you like and then ask everyone to try replicate it in GH? Whoever recreates the design the most accurately and/or with the least components wins…
You could start with something simple, this website might be good to start with (pick a definition and try recreate it without looking at the answer) >> http://parametric-design.blogspot.com/. Then you can build up to trying to replicate real-world parametric designs, such as facades etc.
Learning Grasshopper can take a long time, but the best way - in my opinion - is with projects. Conceptualize what you want to do, break it down into smaller tasks, and then research how you can accomplish each of these individual parts with Grasshopper.
I’d also start with something easy. It will be less frustrating because it will lead to faster results!
Here’s a general piece of advice! If you want to truly learn Grasshopper, it’s not enough to only learn how to use this specific tool superficially, but study the basics of programming and revisit maths concepts that you learned back in high school like trigonometry.
Thanks for the advice! I know python quite well and have developed a couple scripts to assist my workflow within Rhino and I think thats one advantage I have. I agree right now I want to just create a cool vase and take it from there or at least thats the idea.
I think it’s the best general introductory Grasshopper course I’ve reviewed for sure. And even though it’s a bit old it isn’t dated, as Grasshopper hasn’t fundamentally changed since 2016. You can try the free trial and see what you think. It’s quite generous with the allotted time too.
This is what I have been looking for, honestly. Learning how to use and manipulate data types then it looks like we start incorporating geometry into these data types. Thanks for this ! Today is the official start date of the competition we have ten days from today !