Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Grasshopper User Meeting in London

The next London-UK Grasshopper Group meeting (organized by Arthur Mamou-Mani, SimplyRhino UK) will take place at Robofold's studio and production facility in Herne Hill, London, on Wednesday June 26th from 18h30.

Gregory Epps (RoboFold founder) and Florent Michel (RoboFold developer) present a recent project, and how it has used Grasshopper for the design to production workflow. RoboFold projects typically take client designs, and develop parametric tools for the translation of design ideas into manufacturable objects. The design development stages are complemented by CAM tools - GH plug-ins to output to CNC routers and robots - developed in-house and extended on a project by project basis. This has included implementing live baking, multithreading, CAM, robotics, the Godzilla timeline for the GH interface, optimising attractor systems and of course folding.

This GH User Meeting will also be a chance for an informal discussion about your experiences using GH, and where you see GH heading in the future. Please bring your ideas and experiences with you; new features you need e.g. loops; how does programming for GH compare to other approaches; would you like to be able to automatically compile definitions into components; what are your problems and particular features or approaches you would like to see. The big picture is that GH is a great prototyping tool but what are limitations as it grows - and how can we help shape its future?

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