Parametric Design with Grasshopper
Session Dates: February 07, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Registration for this class is closed for the Spring 2017 period.
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: Tuesday 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 Jan. 23rd, students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.
Course Code: 117612
Instructor(s): Brandt Graves