Grasshopper Level 1 online course: January 25–26, 2021
Grasshopper Level 2 online course: January 27–29, 2021
10 AM–5 PM CET
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe
Ping-Hsiang Chen, a computational designer at the Applied Research team in KPF London, will teach two Grasshopper online workshops at McNeel Europe. The Level 1 course (2 days) will introduce parametric design strategies and their applications, as well as the concept of computational geometry. It will cover the use of native tools in Grasshopper and their relationship to Rhino and apply useful design and task automation techniques.
The Level 2 course (3 days) will provide an in-depth understanding of modeling possibilities using Grasshopper and will explore SubD and QuadRemesh features from Rhino7 to tackle complex geometric problems. The course will focus on concepts such as data flow control, data management, behavior-driven modeling, iterative modeling, and learning how to create feedback loops using algorithms to optimize and benchmark design options.
Introductory Level 1 course (2 days):
Day 1: Numerical Operation (Series, Range, Random, GraphMapper, etc.), Transformation Methods, Vector and Planes, Data Structure, Modelling with Curve and Surface, Data Visualization
Day 2: Proximity Based Modelling, Number Remapping, Surface Panellisation, Conditional Statement and Expression, Geometry Morphing, String, Tag and Formatting, Dimension and 2D Drawings, Extend Rhino Function with Grasshopper Player
This course is designed for complete beginners to Grasshopper and parametric modeling. No previous Grasshopper experience is required, but it is preferable to have an intermediate Rhino level.
Intermediate Level 2 course (3 days):
Day 1: Review Computational Geometry and Complex Geometry, Advanced Data Structure (Branch and Path Manipulation), Data Grouping , Partition, Classification and Culling, Data Sorting, Sets, Conditional Statements, Vectors, Frame, Plane, Transformation, Fields, Custom Patterns and Domain, Genetic Algorithm
Day 2: Mesh Modelling Introduction, Subdivision and Quad Remesh, Introduction to Sub D, Introduction to Physics Based Modelling, Form Finding with Goals and Forces, m Differential Growth Algorithm, Interactive Modelling
Day 3: Iterative Modelling, Code Reusability and Create Custom Function, Data Import and Export, Collaborative Workflow Introduction, Q&A and course recap
The course is designed for people who have already taken a Grasshopper Level 1 course or use Grasshopper in their daily work.
Online course fees:
Grasshopper Level 1: EUR 250,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).
Grasshopper Level 2: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).
Special offer for both courses: EUR 580,- (+VAT)
Please note your seat is confirmed only after payment has cleared.
Max. number of participants for each course: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.
Course language: English
Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe.