GRASSHOPPER

Grasshopper Training

Grasshopper for Rhinoceros uses a parametric modeling system, which allows to create geometry and extremely complex organic forms, to manage and change them with ease.


Grasshopper is one of the strongest algorithmic modeling instruments for creation and management of complex forms, no matter what the scale is, from the design object to big architecture, and is able to create complex tridimensional mathematics through the definition of a nodes diagram (Algorith), able to describe mathematical and geometric relations of a 3D model. Developable tridimensional mathematics are dynamic systems editable in real time through parameters variation defined during the diagram construction, with big advantages in terms of exploration and formal management.


Un-real 3D, in collaboration with Pietro Pedone, give trainings to learn the software and his functions.

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To whom our training is recommended

The training is suitable for designers, architects, creatives and everyone who has work or study reasons to learn how to use the program.

Training method

Our Grasshopper trainings are structured so that participants can be productive and autonomous through all the steps of the work. Trainings are made up of both theoretical lessons and guided exerices developed on practical examples taken from professional experience.

Our offer

GRASSHOPPER TRAINING FOR RHINOCEROS LEVEL I


GROUP – 14 hours of training, 2 days of 7 hours – Each day is made up of lessons in the morning and guided exercises in the afternoon. COST: € 330


SINGLE USER – 14 hours of training, 2 days of 7 hours – Each day is made up of lessons in the morning and guided exercises in the afternoon. COST: € 800

GRASSHOPPER TRAINING FOR RHINOCEROS LEVEL II


GROUP – 14 hours of training, 2 days of 7 hours – Each day is made up of lessons in the morning and guided exercises in the afternoon. COST: € 380


SINGLE USER – 14 hours of training, 2 days of 7 hours – Each day is made up of lessons in the morning and guided exercises in the afternoon. COST: € 850

GRASSHOPPER TRAINING FOR RHINOCEROS SPECIALISTIC ARCHITECTURE


GROUP – 14 hours of training, 2 days of 7 hours – Each day is made up of lessons in the morning and guided exercises in the afternoon. COST: € 430


SINGLE USER – 14 hours of training, 2 days of 7 hours – Each day is made up of lessons in the morning and guided exercises in the afternoon. COST: € 900

GRASSHOPPER TRAINING FOR RHINOCEROS SPECIALISTIC INDUSTRIAL DESIGN


GROUP – 14 hours of training, 2 days of 7 hours – Each day is made up of lessons in the morning and guided exercises in the afternoon. COST: € 430


SINGLE USER – 14 hours of training, 2 days of 7 hours – Each day is made up of lessons in the morning and guided exercises in the afternoon. COST: € 900

Training Program

GRASSHOPPER STANDARD TRAINING LEVEL I


Grasshopper standard training allows the user to learn the possibilities offered by parametric modeling. It tries to transmit the needed thinking method to reach the full potential of this creative process, moving the focus from simple objects and NURBS alteration to the geometric and mathematic structure which is the core of the algorithmic modeling.

The training has a strong practical side, including a variety of applications and examples and associating them to theoretical knowledge. It is suitable for everyone who has an at least basic knowledge of Rhinoceros, since the most parts of the training contents don’t need an high level of experience in 3D modeling.

Grasshopper functionalities included in Standard Training Level I:

1. Training presentation

2. Introduction to parametric design and modeling
a. History
b. Contemporary scene

3. Grasshopper operations
a. General introduction
b. Data types
c. Components
d. Definition of Input/Output
e. Data flow
f. Data visualization
g. Preview and baking
h. File extensions and saving
i. Data Tree and evolutive algorithms (Basic)

4. Grasshopper interface
a. Components e connection
b. Interface

5. Realizing a parametric algorithm
a. Dynamic programming basic
b. Algorithm structuring: logic process
c. Working with Grasshopper: input/main parameters, overall logic
d. Input selection and output individuation

6. Components selection

7. Input/output modifiers

8. Curves/surfaces parametrization basic

9. Basic Use and management of data tree

10. Examples and applications

GRASSHOPPER STANDARD TRAINING LEVEL II


Grasshopper standard training allows the user to deepen the possibilities  offered by parametric modeling. It tries to transmit the needed thinking method to reach the full potential of this creative process, moving the focus from simple objects and NURBS alteration to the geometric and mathematic structure which is the core of the algorithmic modeling.

Just like level I, the training has a strong practical side, including a variety of applications and examples and associating them to theoretical knowledge.

Grasshopper functionalities included in Standard Training Level II:

1. Obscure components

2. Geometry pipeline; geometry cache; …

3. Fields

4. Evolutive Algorithms

5. Mesh modeling

6. Morphing

7. Advanced Data Tree

8. Cluster Creation

9. Add-on (Weaverbird,…)

10. Applications and Examples

GRASSHOPPER SPECIALISTIC TRAINING


The specialistic training focus on applications and specific notions for the considered working area, introducing add-on and examples. There are available intensive modules, specific for product design and architecture. They are designed for users who are already experienced in working with Grasshopper, or who have followed the Lever I training, having thus applied the learned skills.

Grasshopper functionalities included in Architecture Specialistic Training:

1. Advanced Parametric Modeling for architecture

2. Advanced Data Tree; evolutive algorithms, tassellation, mesh modeling

3. Energetic and environmental analysis (Ladybug; Honeybee)

4. Structural Analysis (Karamba; Kangaroo 2)

5. Feedback and Optimization from energetic/structural analysis

6. Examples and applications

 

Grasshopper functionalities included in Industrial Design Specialistic Training:

1. Advanced parametric modeling for design
a. Fields, tassellation, mesh modeling, morphing,Weavebird (add-on); other add-on…

2. Basic of digital fabrication (3D printing, CNC machines)

3. Examples and applications

 

Example images:

  • Giuseppe Momo Vatican Museum stair – Pietro Pedone, Francesco di Paola
  • Isolab Project – Pietro Pedone, Pier Francesco Boccaccio
  • Pavillions for the “Expo dei laghi” side event to the 2015 Milan Expo – Pietro Pedone, Francesco di Paola