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Grasshopper for Rhino – How to start parametric design.

Parametric design gets recently more and more popular. It gives not known previously endless possibilities for designers. More software starts to incorporate parametric functions or generative components which give ability to design parametric objects or structures. One of the most popular is Grasshopper for Rhino.

Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools.

The best way to learn it (to see what it does) is to watch the main tutorial from the Gasshopper web page. In 2h time it shows various examples how to use it in practice. Take a look.

David Rutten’s Introduction to Grasshopper Webinar from Rhino Tutorials on Vimeo.


Photoshop: Vanishing Point Tutorials

Hello everyone,

Today I want to encourage you to deepen your knowledge of Photoshop.

Architects sometimes need to correct or amend visuals of their design. Visuals are in perspective (usually) and there is special tool called Vanishing Point which allows many kinds of modifications in perspective. You can easily put 2D images in perspective, copy and even clone in perspective and between different perspective grids!

First watch this video tutorial by Howard Pinsky (~8 min.)

and if you still need more information maybe try that one by tutvid (~18 min.)

The tool is present in Photoshop since version SC2.

Sketchup – Creating Arrays

Today something basic – You all should already know that but I there is always someone knew who needs some knowledge 😉

Arrays in Sketchup we create with a Move tool for Creating multiple copies (linear arrays) or Rotate tool for Creating multiple rotated copies (radial arrays).

Procedure is simple. Create a copy of an object and after that type a multiplier value to create additional multiple copies after the copy or a a divisor value to create additional objects between the copy and the original object.

For example, typing in 2x (or *2) will create one additional copy (or 2 copies total, the one you manually copied plus one you automatically copied using this step) instead of just one.

For example, typing 5/ (or /5) will create five copies evenly distributed between the original and the first copy. You can enter distances and multipliers until you perform another operation.

This is the trick.

Here is a nice tutorial presenting how to create a screw with a use of this trick.

Revit – Showing overhead lines.

This issue was brought up during a project I was working on buck in Poland. Very simple little tip that I think will help many people using lots of other crazy workarounds.

1.Go to Properties/Underlay and choose the level (above) on which is the object you want to show as overhead.
2.From Modify tab choose “Linework” tool (LW).
3.Select desired line style.
4.Amend desired overhead (hidden) lines with that tool.
5 No you can switch off Underlay by choosing “None” and overhead (or hidden) lines will stay on your plan even if you amend the object they are showing.

Here is tuorial from “The Revit Kid.com”