Grasshopper Visual Scripting for Rhinoceros 3D

Author: David Bachman
Publisher: Industrial Press
ISBN: 9780831136116
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
We live in a three-dimensional world. To design objects for everyday living, users must learn how to create in three dimensions. For precise modern designs that must conform to specific tolerances, we use computers to create a digital model first, and then pass that model on to a machine, such as a CNC router or 3D printer for fabrication. There are many software packages that are used to create digital models. One such package that is popular for industrial, product, and graphic design and architecture is Rhinoceros 3D, or "Rhino." Grasshopper is a visual scripting platform for Rhino. With it, the user can build precise, customizable Rhino objects by simply dragging boxes around the screen and connecting them with virtual "wires." No knowledge of programming is necessary! This work provides an introduction to modeling objects with Grasshopper. Through a series of examples and tutorials, readers will learn how to build complex objects by combining simple components. Applications include both NURBS surface modeling and mesh manipulation techniques. In Part I, Bachman offers a brief overview of scripting with Grasshopper, with simple examples used to introduce the reader to the most common Grasshopper components. In Part II, more complicated Grasshopper scripts are presented, showcasing the variety of objects readers can create. These examples were carefully chosen so that readers can see how the concepts from Part I can be put together to create increasingly complex designs. Finally, Part III features a reference guide from Grasshopper's own help files containing descriptions of some of the most common Grasshopper components.

Inside Rhinoceros 5

Author: Ron Cheng
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111124914
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
INSIDE RHINOCEROS 5, is a well-designed introduction to using the latest version of Rhino. This book bridges the gap between theoretical and software-oriented approaches to computer modeling by providing a balanced presentation of theory, concepts, and hands-on tutorials. It begins with an overview of the Rhinoceros5 interface and progresses to explore wireframe models and the construction of curves. This book contains an in-depth examination of surface modeling, taking your students step-by-step through surfaces construction using Rhino and discusses in detail solid modeling methods, rendering, engineering drawing, and outputting to various file formats. INSIDE RHINOCEROS 5, concludes with a set of projects aimed at allowing your students to apply Rhino in real world design situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper

Author: Arturo Tedeschi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788895315102
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
"The handbook introduces the theoretical basis and the main parametric modeling techniques based on algorithms, showing Grasshopper's practical applications and its potentialities in architecture, design and fabrication."--P. [4] of cover.

Parametric Design for Architecture

Author: Wassim Jabi
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780673141
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Architects use computer-aided tools to help them visualize their ideas and build models of their designs. However, the majority of these models are built in such a way that it makes them difficult to modify interactively. Parametric design software addresses this problem by allowing architects to specify relationships among various parameters of their design model. The advantage is that a designer can then change a few parameters and the remainder of the model will react and update accordingly and in a consistent manner based on the pre-set associative rules. Through a detailed description of various parametric, generative, and algorithmic techniques, this book provides a practical guide to generating geometric and topological solutions for various situations, including explicit step-by-step tutorials that will enable the reader to understand both general concepts and specific computational algorithms. While the techniques and algorithms can be generalized to suit to any parametric environment, the book illustrates its concepts using the scripting languages of one of the most powerful 3D visualization and animation design software systems (Autodesk 3ds Max MAXScript), one of the most popular open-source Java-based scripting environments (Processing), and a brand new language specifically tailored for parametric and generative design (Autodesk DesignScript). This clear, accessible book will have a wide appeal to students who would like to experiment more with parametric techniques but lack the skills and knowledge to do so. Includes a foreword by Robert Woodbury and an afterword by Brian Johnson.

Elements of Parametric Design

Author: Robert Francis Woodbury
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415779869
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
"This book helps designers realize the potential of the parameter in their work. It combines the basic ideas of parametric systems with equally basic ideas from both geometry and computer programming. It uses design patterns as its main tool. A pattern is a generic solution to a shared problem. Using patterns to think and work will help designers master the new complexity imposed on them by parametric modeling. This book explains how to think, model and conceive comples parametric designs. Through design patterns and many examples, it shows designers how to lift their knowledge and skill out of the CAD toolbox into higher levels of design thinking and action."--Back cover.

A Geometric Approach to Differential Forms

Author: David Bachman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817683046
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
This text presents differential forms from a geometric perspective accessible at the undergraduate level. It begins with basic concepts such as partial differentiation and multiple integration and gently develops the entire machinery of differential forms. The subject is approached with the idea that complex concepts can be built up by analogy from simpler cases, which, being inherently geometric, often can be best understood visually. Each new concept is presented with a natural picture that students can easily grasp. Algebraic properties then follow. The book contains excellent motivation, numerous illustrations and solutions to selected problems.

Advanced Calculus Demystified

Author: David Bachman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071511094
Format: PDF
Download Now
Your INTEGRAL tool for mastering ADVANCED CALCULUS Interested in going further in calculus but don't where to begin? No problem! With Advanced Calculus Demystified, there's no limit to how much you will learn. Beginning with an overview of functions of multiple variables and their graphs, this book covers the fundamentals, without spending too much time on rigorous proofs. Then you will move through more complex topics including partial derivatives, multiple integrals, parameterizations, vectors, and gradients, so you'll be able to solve difficult problems with ease. And, you can test yourself at the end of every chapter for calculated proof that you're mastering this subject, which is the gateway to many exciting areas of mathematics, science, and engineering. This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous detailed examples to illustrate basic concepts Geometric interpretations of vector operations such as div, grad, and curl Coverage of key integration theorems including Green's, Stokes', and Gauss' Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more advanced student, Advanced Calculus Demystified is one book you won't want to function without!

3D Car Modeling with Rhinoceros

Author: André Kutscherauer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783000342882
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
This is a 624 pages complete step by step guide how to model an Audi R8 in high quality with mainly class-A surfaces with rhinoceros for visualisation or animation purposes. You will learn how to create a photorealistic 3d model of this car out of just one piece of paper. The blueprint. You will learn how to construct the whole model from scratch up to the quality as seen on this renderings and in the animation. Each working step is illustrated with a screenshot, the used tool with icon and a description what to do. You will learn how to construct the whole model as seen on this screenshots an in the animation. It is written for Rhinoceros as this program is the absolut perfect entry to the world of nurbs modeling. After doing this purely practical lecture, you will be able to model nearly every complex industry product faster and more precisly. This tutorial is realizable with an educational license of rhinoceros.