Grasshopper is a cutting-edge parametric modelling tool which works with Rhino to allow a powerful and efficient new way of designing.
Grasshopper has a host of plug-ins and is included within Rhino v7.
Included with Rhino v7
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Via a visual programming interface that runs inside Rhino, Grasshopper allows the dragging and placement of components onto a canvas.
AEC Magazine stated that Grasshopper is "Popular among students and professionals, McNeel Associate’s Rhino modelling tool is endemic in the architectural design world. The new Grasshopper environment provides an intuitive way to explore designs without having to learn to script.”
Grasshopper 3D would not be the tool it is without the growing family of Grasshopper plug-ins, a few of the popular ones include Kangaroo – Embeds physical behaviour within your model for simulation. LadyBug & HoneyBee – Environmetal Design tools for the Architect & Engineer. Pufferfish – Shape Blending Tools. Karamba – Structural Engineering Analysis. Octopus - allows the search for many goals at once, producing a range of optimized trade-off solutions between the extremes of each goal. And 100’s of others!
Grasshopper 3D is part of Rhino v7, it's built into the Installer so there's no seperate download or install required. Grasshopper has a very active and friendly community of users, as a result there's a wealth of options for on-going support, advice and general assistance.
Be inspired by some Grasshopper project examples from our Senior Grasshopper trainer Arthur Mamou-Mani.
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