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Grasshopper: Architectural Prototyping

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to use Grasshopper scripts to create prototypes to test concepts, predict costs, and aid the architectural proposal process.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • How to use the exercise files
1. Useful Prototypes
  • What makes a prototype useful?
  • The power of Grasshopper
  • Installing Kangaroo
  • Form-finding prototypes
  • Performative prototypes
  • Systems of assembly prototypes
2. Analyzing and Modify an Existing Prototype
  • Troubleshooting version and dependencies
  • Troubleshooting old components
  • Troubleshooting inputs
  • Troubleshooting data trees
  • Organizing your scripts
  • Adding modularity with clusters
3. Designing a Prototype
  • Planning by starting with outputs
  • Type output
  • Visualization output
  • Data output
  • Planning contextual inputs
  • Planning controllable inputs
  • Planning data flow
4. Implementing a Prototype Design
  • Finding components
  • Wiring components
  • Resolving issues
  • Flexing inputs
5. Using and Learning from Your Prototype
  • Gathering data
  • Modularizing and distributing
  • Sharing example files
  • Next steps

Taught by

Walter Zesk


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