The exercises below test basic competence using Grasshopper. Attempt to complete the exercises and if you need extra help refer to the tutorial PDFs.
01 – ORIENT CURVE
This tutorial introduces students to the workflow of Grasshopper by creating a simple definition that takes a reference direction from input curves and re-orients them to face an attractor point.
02 – PERFORATED CURVATURE
This tutorial extends upon tutorial 01 by creating a simple definition that analyses the curvature of a doubly curved surface and indicates how this could be further extended to manipulate material qualities to achieve complex double curvature from perforations in a flat sheet. Information regarding the further extension of this definition is provided at the end of the tutorial.
03 – PANELING TUTORIAL
This tutorial will panel a surface with a specified grid of polylines using triangular, rectangular, hexagonal and radial grids. Through this exercise surface topology concepts will also be introduced such as domain, UV coordinates, remapping and reparametisation.
04- IMAGE SAMPLING
Using a series of data manipulations, colour information from an image is used to inform a complex outcome.