I love the idea of grasshopper and I’m determined to learn it but I’ve been wondering lately what the use for it is. I see many examples of convoluted surfaces that have no practical value and can’t be produced other than on a small scale and on a 3D printer. Cool to look at but that’s about all. Some impressive building structures have been designed but I doubt they will live anywhere other than in a computer model.
There have been a few examples of shapes that use flat plain objects which are more manufacturable. I have a CNC router that I use to make stage backgrounds and set pieces. I hope to use Grasshopper for this purpose but maybe its more for contorting surfaces?
This is an example of a stage background I designed. I used the contours of the painting by Van Gogh called Starry Night. I didn’t use Grasshopper for this probably because of my lack of understanding. Or maybe it isn’t an applicable tool. https://autode.sk/2Ps4vr1
As you can see I’ve used Autodesk’s free 3D viewer because I haven’t yet found a better way to share files in Rhino.
I guess I would just love to see more designs with some practical use.
My two cents.