Grasshopper -> Sverchok

I have been using Rhino-Grasshopper in my design workflow for more than a decade. I also have been fascinated by free and open-source software. Nonetheless, I never put enough effort to include it in my daily work. Since 2019, I have started changing my environment to GNU/Linux and adapting my workflow.

However, I still using Rhino-Grasshopper in my work as a tutor at the University. After too much try-and-error, I found a workaround that makes it possible to run Rhino-Grasshopper in my machine for Uni classes. However, for my own works, I was not so happy with it. I decided to give a chance to Sverchok. I am trying it with more effort this time. I have been thinking that it can be a good idea to reproduce in Sverchok the classical Grasshopper algorithms that I am used to teaching the students. In that way, I can learn the logic behind Sverchok, proving that it is possible to do similar computational design models in free environment.

In this series of tutorials, I will present the step-by-step that I have been doing to recreate these classical Rhino-Grasshopper algorithms into Blender-Sverchok. I hope this series helps those who starting (as do I) to design freely, allowing a free computational design environment for everybody.

Turning Tower

Turning Tower

Image Sampler

Image Sampler

Adaptive Pavilion

Adaptive Pavillion

Catenary Form-Finding

Catenary Form Finding

Waffle Structure

Waffle Structure