Thursday, September 17, 2020

Level 3 C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Rhino/Grasshopper online course, October 26-28 (McNeel Europe)

Level 3 C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Rhino/Grasshopper 
October 26–28, 2020
10 AM–5 PM CET
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe 

McNeel Europe offers the first Level 3 course in C# Grasshopper scripting and Plugin Development for those who already have an intermediate understanding of C# programming, object-oriented programming and the basic geometries of RhinoCommon. This course will go more in-depth with the RhinoCommon library, beyond just geometry objects. You will also learn some fairly advanced concepts in the C# language, allowing you to tackle computationally intensive problems (e.g., simulations, complex geometry processing with a lot of data). The course provides a balanced mix between learning programming skills and algorithmic problem-solving for geometric design. 

The following topics will be covered within three days:
  • Custom graphics display (custom colors, materials, styles, etc.)
  • More in-depth topics about Rhino geometries (Curves, Surfaces, Meshes)
  • Understanding and efficiently using Grasshopper data types
  • Programmatically interacting with Rhino modeling environment from Grasshopper (e.g., Rhino objects, lights, layers) such as “baking” geometry
  • Introduction to C# Delegates, treating functions/methods as objects
  • Computational complexity: understanding code performance and scalability
  • Spatial Data Structure: using RhinoCommon R-Trees to accelerate 3D searches, proximity checking, collision detection
  • Parallel computation with the .NET Task Parallel Library
  • Best practices organizing codes to maximize reusability and maintainability
  • Using an external program libraries
  • Discussion topics requested by participants (1-on-1 basis)

Course requirements: 

Intermediate understanding of the C# programming language, experience with Grasshopper plugin development. 

Online course fees:

EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). After payment has cleared, your seat is confirmed.

Max. number of participants for each course: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled October 11.

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!

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