Grasshopper for Beginners

The course aims to introduce the computational design tool Grasshopper by going through exercises. Exercises will show you how to create and control geometries with parameters and change them based on different inputs. Also, this course will teach you the basics of geometric formations in different formats such as top-down and bottom-up.
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What You Will Learn

  • Computational Design

    Introduce computational design tool Grasshopper by creating real-time comparison between parametric modeling and conventional modeling.

  • Parametric Modeling

    Exercises teaching attractor points where you will learn how to create parameters that controls the whole design process.

  • Attractors

    Curve Based Attraction, Visualizing information with attractor, Basics of Surface Subdivision, Surface Triangulation and Parametric Façade Modeling

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Course Files

  2. 2
    • Lesson 1- Introduction to Attractor Curves

    • Lesson 2 - Parametric Attractor Curve

    • Lesson 3 - Attractor Curve to Extrusion

    • Lesson 4 - Distance Monitoring

    • Lesson 5 - Distance Monitoring and Coloring

    • Lesson 6 - Grid and Attractor Curve Intersections

    • Lesson 7 - Attractor Curves to Create Blocks

  3. 3
    • Lesson 1 - Surface Subdivision

    • Lesson 2 - Component Logic Corners

    • Lesson 3 - Triangulation of a Single Panel

    • Lesson 4 - Offset to Scale

    • Lesson 5 - Panel Layout

    • Lesson 6 - Panel Visualization and Parametric Tests

    • Lesson 7 - Openings Visualization

  4. 4
    • Lesson 1 - Circular Staircase

    • Lesson 2 - Circular Staircase

  5. 5
    • Lesson 1 - Parametric Tower Formation

    • Lesson 2 - Parametric Tower Formation

  6. 6
    • More resources for you

Meet The Instructor

Ertunç Hünkar

Ertunç Hünkar graduated from the Izmir University of Economics, Department of Architecture, in the summer of 2014, where he studied with a basketball scholarship. He took place in many national and international workshops during his education, and honourable mention in the international competition named “gURROO: A New Generation of Innovative Minds”, in which he participated in the first phase of his graduation project in 2014. He completed the “Advanced Architectural Design” master’s program, which he started in 2014, at the Izmir University of Economics, where he received a portfolio scholarship. He completed his master’s degree in 2016 and continued his studies in an engineering and consultancy company in Istanbul to decipher complex geometries and prepare them for production. Ertunç, who has been at the academy from the autumn of 2016 to 2020, has taught architectural design studios, architectural geometry, and computational design at various universities, especially Istanbul Bilgi University and Izmir University of Economics. Now, he's a faculty member at Kadir Has University, Department of Architecture, besides he creates algorithms that accelerate the design processes as a consultant to international architecture companies.

Additional Benefits

  • The course comes with a Certificate upon Completion

  • Each chapter has an Exercise File

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