Getting Started with Meshes

Grasshopper Primer V3.1 Mobile + Ebook

The Grasshopper Primer is now available for offline reading on your mobile device or ebook reader. The available formats are PDF, EPUB and MOBI, and can be downloaded at modelab.is/grasshopper-primer/

This primer, titled Foundations, introduces you to the fundamental concepts and essential skill-building workflows to effectively use Grasshopper. This first volume tracks through an introduction to the Grasshopper user interface, the anatomy of a Grasshopper definition, and three chapters dealing with parametric concepts and case study examples. An appendix closes out this volume, providing you with resources for continued exploration.

The Grasshopper Primer is an ongoing project, and will continue to be expanded with more chapters covering more advanced topics, so remember to check back soon!

Grasshopper Primer Web Release V3.1

The Grasshopper Primer is now available online! Take a look at grasshopperprimer.com.

This primer, titled Foundations, introduces you to the fundamental concepts and essential skill-building workflows to effectively use Grasshopper. This first volume tracks through an introduction to the Grasshopper user interface, the anatomy of a Grasshopper definition, and three chapters dealing with parametric concepts and case study examples. An appendix closes out this volume, providing you with resources for continued exploration.

The Grasshopper Primer is an ongoing project, and will continue to be expanded with more chapters covering more advanced topics, so remember to check back soon!

Dynamo Primer

We are excited to share the release of the Dynamo Primer – a comprehensive guide to visual programming in Autodesk Dynamo Studio. This primer is an on-going project to share the fundamentals of programming.

Topics covered include: working with computational geometry, best practices for rules-based design, cross-disciplinary programming applications, and more with the Dynamo Platform.

http://dynamoprimer.com/

Skylar Tibbits in conversation with Gil Akos and Evan Greenberg

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As the final event in the Embedded Intelligence Lecture Series, Skylar Tibbits presented on the topic of Material Intelligence, describing the role of materials, their inherent properties and their possible potentials in architectural design through a series of experimental and applied research projects undertaken in the MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab which he directs. In his talk, Skylar interrogated the design opportunities provided by techniques that act upon our standard material set and questioned the role of new materials in the development of novel design strategies.

After Skylar’s talk, Evan Greenberg and Gil Akos, who direct Embedded Intelligence, the AA’s Visiting School in New York along with Ronnie Parsons, led a Q&A session.

Read the transcript of the Q&A here