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#200474
Where can i find a very basic Introduction tutorial to Gdl OBJECT BUILDING?

I really want to start making some very simple forms.
a box or a very simple table ?
Where can i find a simple simple tutorial to start building with GDL scripting.

Thanks.
Ian
#200485
If you are just starting, the Cookbook 4 (CB4) covers some of the newer technologies - up to a few years ago - but not the basics. That edition was never finished. David Nicholson-Cole's original Cookbook (CB3 the last complete version) provides a more complete introduction:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~lazwww/coo ... nload.html

The first place to start, though, is the more concise book "Introduction to Object Making" by David Nicholson-Cole. This book / PDF used to be included in the ArchiCAD package and for reasons unknown is included no longer (although much of the content has been merged into the Help files).

Download the book here while this link is still active:

http://www.gscne.com/new/server/documen ... Making.pdf

There is also a free training guide that covers non-scripted and introductory scripted object-making:
http://www.graphisoft.com/education/tra ... uides/#GDL

Good luck,
Karl
#200493
Take a look here as well. This blog entry covers the parameter table which is the first thing you see when you open an object or start a new one. There are a couple of other entries that you might find useful when starting out in GDL. Karl's link to the 3rd addition of the GDL Cookbook is the one I would start with though.
#200560
pixpast wrote:Where can i find a very basic Introduction tutorial to Gdl OBJECT BUILDING?

I really want to start making some very simple forms.
a box or a very simple table ?
Where can i find a simple simple tutorial to start building with GDL scripting.

Thanks.
Ian
Hi pixpast,

I'm training myself GDL too, my suggestion is you should start with "GDL interactive training packages" from Graphisoft (Karl's 3rd link) until you think you "need to take a break" :o (it cause me headache from Advance Scripting Chapter)

After that, you should read "Object Making" by David Nicholson-Cole (Karl's 2nd link). I found it accidentally but it "made me feel stronger in GDL forest". Actually, it's easier to read than GDL Handbook (what we need to buy)

The last thing is GDL Cookbook by David Nicholson-Cole (Karl's 1st link) where you can find everything else in GDL. (my next step as well)

HTH
#201001
The book Object making with ArchiCAD was first written in 2001, and greatly re-written in 2004 for version 9.0. Almost everything in it is still relevant. Although ArchiCAD and GDL have moved on an acquired new features, the 'OMWAC" of 2004 is still perfect as a beginner's introduction. I hope it is still available from GS website.
I have uploaded it to ISSUU.COM so it is available on:
http://issuu.com/dnicholsoncole/docs/iomwac_july_2004
I have also uploaded the original GDL Cookbook 3.01 to Issuu:
http://issuu.com/dnicholsoncole/docs/gdlcookbook3_01
#201009
david nicholson-cole wrote:The book Object making with ArchiCAD was first written in 2001, and greatly re-written in 2004 for version 9.0. Almost everything in it is still relevant. Although ArchiCAD and GDL have moved on an acquired new features, the 'OMWAC" of 2004 is still perfect as a beginner's introduction. I hope it is still available from GS website.
I have uploaded it to ISSUU.COM so it is available on:
http://issuu.com/dnicholsoncole/docs/iomwac_july_2004
I have also uploaded the original GDL Cookbook 3.01 to Issuu:
http://issuu.com/dnicholsoncole/docs/gdlcookbook3_01
Thanks for posting and uploading those, David! And, for calling attention to issuu.com which I had not heard of before. What a great site!!

Cheers,
Karl
#320299
david nicholson-cole wrote: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:49 am The book Object making with ArchiCAD was first written in 2001, and greatly re-written in 2004 for version 9.0. Almost everything in it is still relevant. Although ArchiCAD and GDL have moved on an acquired new features, the 'OMWAC" of 2004 is still perfect as a beginner's introduction. I hope it is still available from GS website.
I have uploaded it to ISSUU.COM so it is available on:
http://issuu.com/dnicholsoncole/docs/iomwac_july_2004
I have also uploaded the original GDL Cookbook 3.01 to Issuu:
http://issuu.com/dnicholsoncole/docs/gdlcookbook3_01
I see that this is still available on ISSUU.com, but it is not downloadable. I would like a PDF version to view on my devices for reference. Is there a place to get it this way?