Grasshopper Visual Scripting for Rhinoceros 3D

Author: David Bachman
Publisher: Industrial Press
ISBN: 9780831136116
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Grasshopper

Author: David Bachman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780831194437
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work offers an introduction to modeling objects with Grasshopper. Through a series of examples and tutorials, readers with learn how to build complex objects by combining simple components. Applications include both NURBS surface modeling and mesh manipulation techniques. Users can expand Grasshopper's capabilities even more by using a multitude of plug-ins, or connecting to external devices, such as an Arduino -- from back cover.

Grasshopper

Author: David Bachman
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ISBN: 9780831194444
Format: PDF
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This work offers an introduction to modeling objects with Grasshopper. Through a series of examples and tutorials, readers with learn how to build complex objects by combining simple components. Applications include both NURBS surface modeling and mesh manipulation techniques. Users can expand Grasshopper's capabilities even more by using a multitude of plug-ins, or connecting to external devices, such as an Arduino -- from back cover.

Inside Rhinoceros 5

Author: Ron K.C. Cheng
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111124914
Format: PDF
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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.

Grasshopper

Author: David Bachman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780831194451
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This work offers an introduction to modeling objects with Grasshopper. Through a series of examples and tutorials, readers with learn how to build complex objects by combining simple components. Applications include both NURBS surface modeling and mesh manipulation techniques. Users can expand Grasshopper's capabilities even more by using a multitude of plug-ins, or connecting to external devices, such as an Arduino -- from back cover.

Parametric Design for Architecture

Author: Wassim Jabi
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780673141
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper

Author: Arturo Tedeschi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788895315102
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"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.

Elements of Parametric Design

Author: Robert Francis Woodbury
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415779869
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"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.