generative modeling for Rhino
Grasshopper 0.8.0011 can be downloaded from the usual location. But before you do, a small notice and a warning:
In order to run this new version you need to have the latest Microsoft runtimes installed on your machine. If you're on the Rhino5 auto-update cycle you should already have these. Install the new version, and if it doesn't work, then also download and install this package:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 (be sure to pick the x86 version as Rhino4 is a 32-bit application)
This build won't run well on Rhino5 until the next release of Rhino5. And secondly this build contains dlls compiled with a newer platform. This should not technically matter, but don't download this build if you're worried something exotic might go wrong. In case something does go wrong, the installer for 0.8.0010 can still be downloaded here.
Changes since 0.8.0010:
Loose curve offset did not work properly on Closed and Periodic curves. I rewrote the thing from scratch but it probably gives quite different (hopefully better!) results. There are still further improvements possible, so it's possible it will change behaviour again soon.
Ribbon Layouts are customized collections of tabs, panels and buttons. They are stored in *.ghlayout files which can be created using a dedicated Layout Editor. You can start the editor via the Grasshopper File menu or via the Ribbon popup menu (you have to right click on the area of the ribbon where tabs are displayed).
The order of Tabs and Panels is maintained, but within each panel area the components are ordered alphabetically.
When multiple loaded *.ghlayout files define the same Tab or Panel names, these will be merged. Duplicate components in identically named panels will not be shown.
The editor itself is almost entirely drag+drop based, so you won't find many buttons or menu items that 'do' stuff.
Layout settings should be sticky between Grasshopper sessions. If no layouts are loaded or if all loaded layouts are hidden, then the default layout kicks in, showing all components. So the only thing you can do with these custom layouts is hide functionality.
it's something to do with Python. Do you have the python plug-in installed? If so, can you remove it see if the problem goes away?
nice to hear about a new version.
and having a look a little deeper at the error. It does not have to do with Python. It has probably to do with the warning "and secondly this build contains dlls compiled with a newer platform [...] don't download this build if you're worried something exotic might go wrong".
The exception HRESULT 0x800736B1 means that a dll (rhinocommon_c.dll) cannot be loaded due to misconfiguration. Then again, this misconfiguration probably happens because of a redistributable library package is not present on the end-user computer: see here for an example.
Judging from an internal report, maybe it is the lack of this redistributable package. This package, like others, is distributed my Microsoft through Windows Updates, but some users might not have it installed yet.
@Jose Luis, could you please try installing the package and see if it fixes the error? Also, if you one day have access to v5, try Python, it's awesome!
I hope it helps,
Gulio, you rock. It worked perfectly for me. Big thanks.
Thanks Giulio, saved me a lot of time digging through this.
i installed the update but i get the same error unfortunately...
i didn't get a confirmation about the successful install of the package, so maybe it wasn't installed right? did you get any message like "bla bla was successfully installed" ? in my case is says "gathering information...", the the blue line completes, and then the window disappears and that's that...
Make sure you install the
from the Microsoft page. This is what is needed for 32bit applications (which Rhino 4 is).
It should also work with Rhino 4.