New Rhino user (actually still in demo…)
Recently I posted in the Rhino forum about ways to create stairs. Currently using a plugin in SketchUp, which is nice, but lacking a few things.
Didn’t even know about Grasshopper, really, until I tried Rhino. Last night I read a bit, then early this morning, decided to jump into tutorials.
I had no idea what the tutorials would even be about. After watching just the first tutorial, and 7 minutes of the second… I realized… well, results below. (With about 5 minutes of figuring out the extrusion, distance, direction, and step extrusion components, of course.)
As in the topic… Wow. Really intuitive, and as a designer/artist by nature/profession… wow. I wish I would have known about this a long time ago.
I realize doing more accurate/complex variations will take some time, if I’m even able to figure it out (eg. continuous stair railings through multiple floors) but I can see that on something like this, the ability to quickly model and customize stairs, railings, and their components may be extraordinarily satisfying… (no hints yet please)
I have some general questions about the philosophy of the order in which things are required, but I’ll be back later for that…