Three-week interdisciplinary Karamba3D online course by Karamba3D, November 2–20

Three-week interdisciplinary Karamba3D online course
November 2–20, 2020
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00–14:00 CEST
by Karamba3D hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform

The Karamba3D team invites architects, engineers, designers to participate in a three-week interdisciplinary course focusing on parametric structures and design. Participants will be asked to develop a designed structural object within the parametric environment of Grasshopper. Led by Clemens Preisinger, Zeynep Aksöz, and Mathew Tam, you will be guided through a series of tutorials in Karamba3D, design critiques, and review sessions.

What will you achieve by the end of the workshop?

  • Learn the basics of using Karamba3D
  • Design, develop, and optimize a structure
  • Set up a parametric structural system using beam elements
  • Create basic animations from Rhino/Grasshopper
  • Create an interactive cloud model

Course outline

The course will begin on November 2 and will last for three weeks. The final session and presentation will be on November 20.

There are three sessions a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday–from 11:00-14:00 CEST.

Week 1

  • Introductory lecture
  • Basic setup with a cantilever beam
  • Cross-section optimization with a simply supported beam
  • Parametric truss with joints
  • Grid-shells with eccentricities
  • Develop a concept design
  • Set up a parametric model
  • Initial analysis in Karamba3D

Week 2

  • Loads, load cases, and load combinations
  • Interpreting results
  • Eigenmodes and natural vibrations
  • Second order theory analysis
  • Stability and global buckling analysis
  • Creating simple animations in Grasshopper/Rhino
  • Further develop design ideas and 3D model
  • Detailed analysis in Karamba3D

Week 3

  • Optimization with Galapagos
  • Multiobjective optimization
  • Uploading a model to the cloud
  • Optimization with the final structure
  • Presentation
  • Online exhibition

Course language and requirements:

The course will be in English. No prior knowledge of Karamba3D is required for this course. General knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper is highly recommended.

Course fee:

Professionals (includesacademicstaff): 500 EUR +VAT (earlybird) | 600 EUR +VAT
Students (max.10places): 250 EUR +VAT (earlybird) | 300 EUR +VAT
Early bird rates until October 1, 2020. Maximum seats: 20. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled on September 25.


Karamba3D 1-year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to the participants free of charge.

Participants should have a working license of Rhino. You can download a three-month trial from the Rhino website.

Registration here…

Posted Sep 18, 2020 by Verena on Rhino News, etc.