C# Scripting & Plugin Development for Grasshopper



C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Grasshopper

4-Day course - 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st February 2019 | SOLD OUT - email us for info on future C# courses

Instructional Course for Advanced Grasshopper Users and Developers

This 4-day workshop will introduce the essentials of scripting and the creation of custom plugins for Grasshopper using the C# language.

C# provides high-performance interaction within the Rhino/Grasshopper modeling environment. This lets you extend the capabilities of Rhino/Grasshopper, from automating repetitive tasks, developing customized workflows, to implementing advanced generative design algorithm, and interacting with other software tools.

Course Tutor - Long Nguyen

Long is currently a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at University of Stuttgart. As a computer scientist with several years working with the architecture community, Long has developed a deep interest in computational design. His current activities at the ICD includes research in computational geometries, digital form findings, digital/robotic fabrication, plugin development for Rhino/Grasshopper and Autodesk Dynamo. He also has a great passion for teaching programming, algorithms, mathematics and computational design thinking, especially to architecture students and practitioners.

Who should attend?

The workshop is meant for intermediate to advanced Grasshopper users who want to customize, extend and push the existing boundary of the Grasshopper platform.

Some familiarity with scripting/programming and the RhinoCommon API is helpful but not essential for attending the workshop, as they will be introduced during the workshop

Interactive Flocking Simulation

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to C# language
  • object-oriented programming
  • The .NET framework
  • C# Script components in Grasshopper
  • RhinoCommon API, the library that allows us to programmatically interact with Rhino
  • Basic RhinoCommon geometries: Point3d, Vector3d, Plane, Line, Curve, Surfaces, etc…

Day 2

  • Introduction to Visual Studio, an integrated environment for software development
  • Creation of plug-ins for Grasshopper using Visual Studio and the Grasshopper API
  • More advanced topics in object-oriented programming
  • Meshes, Surfaces, Breps, etc…

Day 3 and 4:

  • Personal project development
  • (Optionally discuss topics requested by the participants)

Fractal Trees With Random Variations


  • This 4-day class runs from 09.30 to 17:30 each day with a break for lunch
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