InFORMed Geometries is a 4-days (28h) introduction to the tools and methods of algorithmic modeling with Grasshopper. The aim of the course is to give the participants the theoretical and technical knowledge useful to start exploring the world of contemporary parametric design methodologies.
Starting with a review of NURBs modeling in Rhinoceros, the course will introduce the main features of Grasshopper, a plug-in for algorithmic and associative modeling within the Rhino environment. After an overview of the structure and the possibilities of this tool, the students will be guided in the exploration of different parametric design themes, such as attractors, surfaces discretization, components population and digital fabrication methods.
The course will end with an individual exercise, where every student will be able to tackle a topic of his/her own interested, always supported by the workshop tutors. The final results will be exhibited in the gallery space of Urban Spree at the end of the workshop.
No previous knowledge of the software McNeel Grasshopper and Rhinoceros is required. It is required though a basic knowledge of 3d modeling.
Participants are required to bring their own laptops with a working version of the necessary software:
Rhinoceros 5 should be installed before the workshop. If you don’t have Rhinoceros 5 an evaluation version is available at: http://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino/5.0/latest
Grasshopper 3d should be installed before the workshop. It is freely available at: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/page/download-1
Weaverbird plug-in for Grasshopper should be installed before the workshop: It Is freely available at http://www.giuliopiacentino.com/weaverbird/
application deadline: March, 6th 2015
The workshop will take place just if a minimum of 10 participants will be reached.
English will be the main language of the workshop.