generative modeling for Rhino
I know this is a very simple idea, but I got tired of setting up definitions to animate multiple objects with a single slider, even then, key-framing is a nightmare, so....
This allows the user to keyframe the animation of multiple objects in Grasshopper along a single slider. (Centipede is a vb.NET plugin for grasshopper (0.8))
Hopefully , with some more work and a lot of help , this could become a proper plugin within the Grasshopper framework. It is still rough, but the idea is there. I would appreciate any feedback. Instructions are embedded in the definition itself.
I hope this helps someone out with their project, enjoy :)
THE ANIMATION TIMELINE:
The KEYFRAME NODES:
I have a great interest in Grasshopper - based Animation.
Animating an already parametric model appears much more elegant than the Bongo-Approach to me, which basically implants some Intelligence after the fact - on top of an already existing but "dumb" model.
Cool where at some Constraints and Mates as used in Solid-Modelers as well as Kangoroo-Kinematics hooked up... just dreaming.
Hey Holger: I agree, the idea of adding Constraints and References , such as in Kangaroo would be great..... Next step though, is to turn this into an actual component....
VERSION 0.2b Now ready
Centipede is NOW A COMPONENT
Make sure you install the component before running the .ghx file.
The component can be found under the new 'ANIMATION' tab in your toolbar.
How and where do I connect the objects I wanna animate to your component?
Can you show an example?
I updated the file with an example GHX, please redownload :)
This is awesome, thank you for continuing to develop.