Grasshopper Level 1 (Twisty Tower)

This course takes you through the steps to develop your knowledge of the visual scripting in the McNeel Grasshopper environment.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 5 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Describe the functionality of Grasshopper
  • Navigate the interface
  • Generate geometry and primitives
  • Analyze buildings to obtain metric data

Course Description

Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor included with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Although programming or scripting knowledge is not a necessity, designers are able to build both simple and complex form generators.

McNeel Grasshopper Level 1 (Twisty Tower) is for users that have no prior knowledge of Grasshopper. The course will take you through the steps to develop your understanding and knowledge of this visual scripting environment. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to describe the functionality of Grasshopper, navigate the interface, generate Geometry and Primitives, and analyze buildings to obtain metric data.

Course Outline

Grasshopper Level 1 Course Outline


  • Introduction to Grasshopper
  • Interface
  • Components


  • Base
  • Move
  • Rotate
  • Scale
  • Surface
  • Baking


  • Planes & Sections
  • Data & Offset
  • Area & Display
  • Extruded Flooplates
  • Colour By Area

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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