A demonstration of some of the abilities of Grasshopper.
Nikolas Weinstein Studios made the short video above showing how they use Grasshopper. It is as geeky as the name implies, but if algorithmically-based CAD makes your mouth water, you’ll enjoy it.
For those who don’t know, Grasshopper is a popular and extremely powerful plugin to the CAD program Rhino. It allows the user to create algorithmic design using a graphical interface. As the name suggests, these are designs based on an algorithm or program. This allows the creation of extremely complex forms. Previously, algorithmic design was only possible by hand-coding a program for the computer to follow. Grasshopper provides a graphic interface.