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Modeling 3D Patterns with Rhino Grasshopper

A course by Arturo Tedeschi
Architect and Computational Designer. Milán, Italy.
Joined December 2021
, Architect and Computational Designer

Learn algorithmic modeling to create 3D patterns for fashion, jewelry, or architecture, from the initial concept and design to the final file for 3D printing

  • Best seller Italian with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (72)
  • 3089 students

Learn algorithmic modeling to create 3D patterns for fashion, jewelry, or architecture, from the initial concept and design to the final file for 3D printing

Italian with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (72)
  • 3089 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 28m)
  • 25 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Italian
  • Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Algorithms are the language of modern-day society. According to architect and computational designer Arturo Tedeschi, the idea of "conceiving, designing, and creating through algorithms means entering a dimension where the physical limits imposed by a pen or mouse no longer exist." In this online course, he teaches you to speak this contemporary language by introducing you to 3D modeling with Grasshopper for Rhino.

Arturo, who shares his knowledge as a consultant for businesses, architecture studios, and universities, shows you how to create complex 3D structures and patterns by exploring the relationship between algorithms and creativity. Learn how to use this cutting-edge software and its features to build a 2D pattern and transform it into 3D surfaces. Let your imagination run wild and forge a path to never-before-seen designs with digital technology.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Algorithms and Creativity
  • U3
    U3. Getting Ready to Model
  • U4
    U4. The Pattern
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Arturo Tedeschi, architect, designer, and your teacher for the course. He explains what computational design is, how he's made a career out of it, and the influences that inspire his work.

Next, analyze the connection between algorithms and creativity and get an introduction to Grasshopper for Rhinoceros, a tool that enables you to model 3D shapes using algorithms. Explore the interface and get a feel for how the program is set up.

Learn to make essential geometric components like curves and surfaces, as well as how to manage data lists and use Grasshopper's selection tools. Arturo then shows you how to put all the necessary components together to build your first complex structure.

Now that you understand the basics, it's time to model your 3D pattern. Start by building a 2D pattern and then convert it into a set of 3D surfaces.

To round out the course, Arturo shows you a variety of applications for your final project, from product design to architecture, and demonstrates how to turn your pattern into a printable 3D model.

What is this course's project?

After learning the fundamentals of Grasshopper, create a 3D pattern using algorithmic modeling.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn the foundation of algorithmic modeling with Grasshopper and design complex 3D models. This course is also great for those working in crafts (e.g., jewelry designers), fashion, or architecture.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of 3D modeling are essential for this course.

You also need a computer with Rhinoceros (Grasshopper is integrated into the software) and the Lunchbox plug-in.


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Arturo Tedeschi

A course by Arturo Tedeschi

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Architect and Computational Designer

Arturo Tedeschi is an architect and computational designer who lives and works in Milan. After studying architecture in Naples, he went on to work in multiple architecture and interior design studios. He later discovered algorithmic modeling, which combines his two greatest passions: programming and design.

Driven by his fascination for this branch of modeling, he became a self-taught expert on the subject and even wrote a book about it called Architettura Parametrica – Introduzione a Grasshopper, which has seen success in the form of new editions, a translation into English, and multiple printings. Since then, he's been traveling around Italy sharing his knowledge with students and providing consulting services for businesses, architecture studios, and universities.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Algorithms and Creativity

    • Algorithms and Algorithmic Modeling
    • Introduction to Grasshopper
    • Grasshopper Interface and Logic 1
    • Grasshopper Interface and Logic 2
  • U3

    Getting Ready to Model

    • Curves 1
    • Curves 2
    • Surfaces
    • Selection Filters
    • Selection Based on Conditional Structures
    • Vectors 1
    • Vectors 2
    • Attractor Points
  • U4

    The Pattern

    • Model the Surfaces and Generate the Base Grid
    • Create the Two-Dimensional Pattern
    • Three-Dimensional Surfaces: First Set
    • Three-Dimensional Surfaces: Second Set
    • Examples and Applications
    • 3D Printing 1
    • 3D Printing 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Modeling 3D Patterns with Rhino Grasshopper

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Modeling 3D Patterns with Rhino Grasshopper. 3D, Animation, and Design course by Arturo Tedeschi Best seller

Modeling 3D Patterns with Rhino Grasshopper

A course by Arturo Tedeschi
Architect and Computational Designer. Milán, Italy.
Joined December 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (72)
  • 3089 students