Swiftlet: Web APIs in Grasshopper


Afternoon Session

In Person Workshop

Swiftlet: Web APIs in Grasshopper

In this workshop we will take a look at Swiftlet, a Grasshopper plugin that lets you make web requests directly from your GH definition. The ability to utilize web services and external APIs opens up unique opportunities for data scraping, cloud computing, and live data processing directly within your favorite modeling software. As a fun example of fetching geospatial information from an online resource, we will use Google Maps API to get real-time driving directions between two points inside a Rhino model of New York City. You will also learn how Swiftlet has been used to integrate machine learning models into a cloud compute workflow


Your Instructor

Grasshopper, REST, API, Web Requests, Hops


  • Rhino 6 / 7

  • Grasshopper

  • Swiftlet 0.1.3

Sergey Pigach

Sergey Pigach


  • Personal laptop

Sergey Pigach


20 N Upper Wacker Dr 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606


1 pm to 5 pm CT