Parametric Design with Grasshopper

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Parametric Design with Grasshopper

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Session Dates: June 06, 2017 - August 01, 2017

Cost: $690.00

This course introduces the history, theory and application of Parametric Design for production. It focuses on the underlying concepts and mechanisms for creating performance-based parametric systems. The principle platform is the parametric modeling plug-in Grasshopper for Rhino 3-D with additional supporting plug-ins and add-ons as required. Students learn the overall structure of parametric modeling systems and acquire fluency in visual programming environments. They also gain experience in the embedding of design knowledge into a parametric model and in the use of appropriate parametric techniques for conveying formal elements of the design process. Parallel lectures and technical sessions develop a library of parametric modules based on actual professional practice. The final course submission will consist of the analysis. Participants are encouraged to contribute to an online forum.

Meets Weekly: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m


Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is May 22nd., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Course Code: 117612

Instructor(s): Brandt Graves

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