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Does any of this sound familiar?

If any of these statements have you all, "How the heck did he get inside my head?!" then keep reading - you're in the right place, my friend 🙂

Imagine what it will feel like...

…as you deliver a world-class design created with a Grasshopper script you build all on your own and the whole office admiring the work you did.

Imagine what it will feel like to stand out in your team because you have a high-value skill that others don’t and to be appreciated and admired.

Picture the look on your colleagues’ faces as they repeatedly ask ‘how did you do that?’

Imagine having the confidence of knowing that you can model anything you can think of, by yourself. 

To live a HEALTHY work-life balance as you pursue your passion of creating world-class architectural designs.

You want to learn Grasshopper, but you hesitate to pull the trigger. You're asking yourself questions like...

“I haven’t learned Grasshopper while studying, can I even catch up?”

“I’ve seen people use Grasshopper and it looks extremely complicated, will I be able to learn it?”

“I have a fulltime job, where do I find the time to learn Grasshopper?”

“Can Grasshopper help me improve my design skills?”

“I want to learn the techniques I need as a professional design architect, where can I find a course I can trust and that gets me there as fast as possible?”

“Grasshopper seems really hard, where should I even start?”

I totally get it, I've felt the exact same way.

There can be a LOT of questions and confusion if you’re starting to learn Grasshopper.

If you don’t have a plan to follow, it can be easy to make some basic mistakes, get off track, get frustrated and give up before you even get started!

Without guidance and support, it can be difficult to make any progress at all!

Let me just say, I So get it!

That's why I've created my step by step course:

Grasshopper Pro online training course

Grasshopper Pro

A fast-tracked online course that turns you from a complete beginner into a Grasshopper professional and shows you exactly how to use it to create world-class architectural designs (and avoid late hours, too).

LIFE BEFORE KNOWING GRASSHOPPER

LIFE AFTER MASTERING GRASSHOPPER

I've been there myself! But there is a way forward!

Here's what's inside the course:

I developed Grasshopper Pro to guide you step-by-step and to make learning Grasshopper as effective as possible. I’ll show you exactly how to conceive, develop and finalize scripts the way they are used in real, professional architecture practice.

The course is structured in 4 modules. Each module contains assignments so you can turn what you’ve learned into practice right away and solidify your learnings as well as be amazed by your progress!

4 Modules:

Module 1: Grasshopper foundations

In the first module we’ll learn about all the essential concepts we need to know before we can start building our script.
We’ll learn about the core principles of visual programming, how Grasshopper differs from Rhino and how to approach a design problem in Grasshopper. We’ll look at the interface and learn the best ways to find, add and connect components.

In this module we’ll cover:

  • How to place, connect, organize components in the most effective way
  • Essential concepts of visual programming
  • The Panel, the Expression Editor and the Number Slider
  • How the Grasshopper preview works and how we can control it
  • The process of developing a Grasshopper script from idea to logic
  • Using number series to modify multiple components
  • You’ll build your first script on your own

Module 2: Thinking in Data

When it comes to Grasshopper, knowing how to manage data structures is key. In this module we’ll take a deep-dive into data structures and explain each concept in an easy-to-understand way. Data structures are at the core of Grasshopper and mastering them will pave the way for everything else we are going to learn.

We’ll learn how to read and interpret the contents and data structure of Grasshopper components, how to make object selections and how to match data from several data streams. By the end of this module you will have mastered data structures and data management and be well on your way to become a Grasshopper professional.

In this module we’ll cover:

  • How Grasshopper stores, and manages data
  • Lists in Grasshopper and how to access items within the list
  • How to use Cull Patterns to process items within a list
  • How to visualize object indices for selection
  • Data trees (lists of lists) and why we need them
  • How we can modify data structures (Flatten, Simplify, Trim and Graft)
  • The principles of data matching and interpreting data paths

Module 3: Mastering Geometry

Everything we create in Grasshopper will in some form contain these three main geometry types. And the better we understand their properties the more control we’ll have when using them. In this module we’ll be learning everything we need to know about the three main geometry types: Curves, Surfaces and Volumes.

We’ll learn how Rhino defines of each of these core geometries and how to create, modify and evaluate them.

After completing this module you’ll be able to confidently generate any form using these main geometry building blocks.

In this module we’ll cover:

  • Curves – all geometric properties
  • How to evaluate curves and use curve tangents to orient objects
  • Subdividing curves in regular, repeating and random ways
  • How to use curve subdivision as core logic for facade design
  • Surfaces- all geometric properties
  • How to evaluate surfaces and use surface normals to orient objects
  • Using the normal direction of surfaces to add thickness to elements
  • How to create a manual contour command to keep full control over the spacing
  • Dividing surfaces and using the relative item approach to create space frames
  • Volumes (Breps) – all geometric properties
  • Using curve region operations to generate surfaces
  • How to calculate the GFA of multiple volumes using closed volume contours
  • How to create a pixelated volume effect using Brep containment processing

Module 4: Essential Algorithms

In this module we’ll learn about the key algorithms that can help us generate elegant and sophisticated architectural effects.

We’ll be learning how to create field effects and gradients, how to deal with attractors and generate dissolution effects. Most high-end architecture projects use at least one of these algorithms in their designs. These algorithms are extremely versatile and can be applied and layered in an infinite number of ways to create complex and compelling patterns.

In this module we’ll cover:

  • The key elements of field effects
  • How to introduce randomness in designs
  • How to control randomness with domains and seeds
  • Generating a dissolution effect using Jitter and List Subsets
  • Creating gradient effects by remapping numbers from different domains
  • Using attractor geometries to inform gradient effects
  • How to control gradient fall-offs with the Graphmapper

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Assignments to speed up the learning process

Engage with structured assignments that transform your learnings into actionable skills, challenging you to apply the learned concepts and techniques to real-world architectural scenarios.`

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Continuous Updates
& Lifetime Access

Enjoy peace of mind with lifetime access to the course material, including any future updates or additional content, ensuring your knowledge stays current and relevant.

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Certificate of Completion

Earn a certificate upon course completion, a valuable addition to your resume or LinkedIn profile, showcasing your commitment and expertise.

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Your path to Grasshopper Mastery starts now!

Choose Your Enrollment Option:

PAY IN FULL

Pay in full for $197 (and SAVE $37!)              

PAYMENT PLAN

Pay in 6 monthly installments of $39 ($234 total)

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And the best part?

You can complete this digital training program from the comfort of your own desk, as long as you have an Internet connection!

The entire program is completely digital so you can access it from anywhere through our private course portal. And you’ll never miss a beat: you can go at your own pace and do the lessons on your schedule.

No travel, no meetings you have to attend, just you getting closer to your goal of learning Grasshopper.

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How long will it take?

The honest answer is, it depends on you and your current situation. On average students complete the course in 2 weeks

Others might take a few extra weeks to fully digest and understand the concepts. There is no rush and no right or wrong amount of time, because you have lifetime access to the program!

Remember, this isn’t a “quick fix” by any means, this course is meant to get you to actually be able to use Grasshopper professionally not just copy a script!

I recommend you set aside 2-4 hours per week to go through the program and implement the assignments. 

you may be wondering...

What's so different about Grasshopper Pro?

A Tailored Learning Path, Crafted Exclusively for Architects Like You.

Grasshopper Pro is designed to make sure you reach true proficiency. Each module in our course is designed to provide a deep dive into the foundational skills necessary to move beyond mere script replication to empower you with the ‘why’ behind every action. The course is designed to get you to confidently create scripts tailored for your specific design needs

Fragmented Surface Knowledge

Self-study / Conventional Courses

Deep Understanding

The Grasshopper Pro™ Approach

10x

*Compared to conventional courses

Learn Faster, Achieve More.

Originally developed as internal training, the course is laser-focused on efficiency and immediate applicability. Get to use Grasshopper in your daily work 10x faster compared to conventional courses. I understand there’s no time to waste, so I’ve distilled years of expertise into a streamlined learning experience that gets you to mastery, fast!

So, who is this course for?

Who is this for?

  • Architects who want to advance their career and improve their design ability
  • Experienced design architects who wish to get up to speed and using Grasshopper quickly with a to-the-point, no-fluff training
  • Ambitious architecture students who want to improve their chances of getting that dream architecture job
  • Architects who wish to advance their design ability through computational design

Who is this NOT for?

  • Architects with no experience in Rhino, this course requires you to be familiar with NURBS and solid modelling.
  • Jewellery designers, structural designers, naval designers. The techniques taught in this course are tailor-made for the specific applications used in professional architecture practice.

You've got two choices here...

You can try to figure out Grasshopper on your own and hodge-podge together outdated youtube videos and scripts which might lead to you knowing how to put together a script on your own in Grasshopper in a few years if at all!

OR

You could steal my step-by-step Grasshopper Pro System, create your first scripts, and start seeing some serious design and prestige results in just a few weeks!

Think about where you want to be in 6 months from now. Heck, think of where you want to be just ONE month from now.

Do you have a step-by-step plan of how to get there?

IF you are ready to take Grasshopper seriously and start turning it into a professional asset, Grasshopper Pro is going to be the online course that changes everything for you.

Your Grasshopper success story starts right now!

I’ll see you on the inside 😉

let this sink in:

A few weeks from now you could be a Grasshopper Pro...

Grasshopper in two weeks

what else can boost your career within this time?

Ready to make a leap forward in your career as an architect?

Yes,

You can do this even if you are busy!

"I'm already overworked, I don't have enough time to learn Grasshopper"

They say ‘if you want to get something done, ask a busy person’. Its not about how much time we have, it’s about time allocation: What do we do with our time? The course is split up into bite-sized lessons that can easily be integrated into a busy schedule.

Take control of your time and you’ll reap the rewards! It requires a small adjustment of priorities to set yourself up for success in the long run!

"I'm not a math person, it looks too difficult"

I remember when I was in your shoes, back when I didn’t know Grasshopper, it looked like a complicated software only geniuses are able to use. I learned Grasshopper the hard way and I know all the pitfalls and the concepts that most people struggle with – and I explain them all in easy-to-follow lessons – I’m an architect myself, so in the course I explain things in a way that makes sense to us architects! I broke down learning Grasshopper into small, easy learning blocks – it will feel easy all the way to the end, and you’ll look back and realize just how far you’ve come!

"The course is too expensive"

In my experience the people who feel that the course is too expensive are the ones who are most likely to get the most value from it! Mastering Grasshopper is not an easy feat, and knowing how much you invested in it, will add an additional layer of accountability and keep you committed to see the course all the way through!

Created to just work.

A Proven Pathway to Mastery

This course started as a in-house training program within the Snøhetta offices. I’ve taught talented architects just like you how to bring their designs to the next level.

Seeing them succeed in using Grasshopper to create sophisticated designs on their own is why I decided to open this course up to the world. 

It wasn’t an easy process: it took several rounds of feedback and of tracking the results to finally land on a curriculum that covered topics students were asking for, was both easy to absorb and as to-the-point as possible, after all we all have our projects to get back to!

The curriculum and teaching style in Grasshopper Pro is the result of several iterations, which is why I’m so confident it works!

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UNCONDITIONAL 2-WEEK 100% MONEYBACK GUARANTEE

I back myself and I wanted to make this a no-brainer for you.

Even though this is a 2 week course…

I’m giving you a full 14 days to try it, do the work and make it part of your design workflow.

I want you to see the impact it can make.

But…

If you don’t feel like we’ve delivered what we’ve promised…

You can email us and we’ll organize a full 100% money-back refund.

You’re fully protected and we’re invested in your success.

To read the full refund policy, click here.

Satisfaction Guarantee

There has never been a better time to start learning Grasshopper.

Starting now will allow you to:
  • Improve your designs
  • Give your CV a significant boost
  • Make yourself indispensable in the office (in a time of recession!)
  • Create design prestige and impress your coworkers, bosses, clients
  • Design more in less time
  • Progress your career faster
  • Make you more valuable (amplifying your income!)

If you wait, you’ll be in the same place you are now 6 months, even a year from now.
Next year, you’ll wish you had started today!

What happens when I buy?

Step 1: Enroll in Grasshopper Pro.

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Purchase the program with payment plans or the pay-in-full option. Add your details. You can pay by credit or debit card.

Step 2: Set a Password to create an account

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Set a password to create an account on the dedicated learning platform. Check your email to confirm your account.

Step 3: get immediate access to the course

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The first module will be waiting for you, so you can jump right in and start your journey to mastering Grasshopper!

Frequently Asked Questions

Grasshopper Pro is a self-paced learning program. Once you purchase the course you’ll be able to start learning right away. You can learn at your own pace.

You will get lifetime access to the Grasshopper Pro® curriculum and the learning platform. This includes any updates in the future!

Students who spread out the lessons over the course of a few weeks have shown the best results.

Ideally you can spend 2-4 hours each week following the lessons and working on the assignments. 

That’s 30 minutes every working day.

You’ll need a copy of Rhino installed on your machine. Grasshopper ships with Rhino so you won’t need to install it separately.

To make the most of the course you should be familiar with Rhino, and ideally you are already designing with it. Rhino is not a hard software to learn, if you want to catch up, you can download a trial and learn the basics in 1-2 hours.

The only things you’ll need are an internet connection and a machine with Rhino. You can download the evaluation version of Rhino here and use it for 90 days. After that you won’t be able to save files or use plugins. It’s perfect for learning Rhino and Grasshopper.

There are no additional materials or equipment costs.

Each lesson in the course has Comments enabled, if you get stuck at any point, leave a comment and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Grasshopper Pro online training course

Grasshopper Pro

A fast-tracked online course that turns you from a complete beginner into a Grasshopper professional and shows you exactly how to use it to create world-class architectural designs (and avoid late hours, too).

Grasshopper Pro INCLUDEs:

Ready to level up your design game?

Choose Your Enrollment Option:

PAY IN FULL

Pay in full for $197 (and SAVE $37!)              

PAYMENT PLAN

Pay in 6 monthly installments of $39 ($234 total)

Portrait Photo Thomas Tait

Thomas Jeremy Tait. Hopific founder, currently Lead Design Architect and Project Manager at Snøhetta.

Meet your instructor

Thomas Jeremy Tait

Hi, I am Thomas, I’m lead design architect, computational design specialist and project manager at Snøhetta.

I started learning Grasshopper more than a decade ago, and quickly realized what a huge difference it can make in daily work as a design architect. My friends and colleagues started asking me how I was creating designs so quickly, and I started teaching! 

I started training my peers at Snøhetta, but I knew so many more people could benefit from my training program, so I opened the course to the world.

My life as an architect changed completely after learning Grasshopper and I believe everyone can unleash their design superpowers with the right guidance and support.

I’m excited to see what you create in the course!

Find me on LinkedIn!

Have any more questions about Grasshopper Pro? Drop us a line, we are here to help!

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