This is generally a good place to get advice on the functionality of Grasshopper. Since most of us have it installed without issues, its hard to help. There are several reasons installation could have failed. One question, when you installed the 0.5 version, did you have the same issues? Were you able to use the 0.5 version? Test that out and get back to us.
i never tried 0.5, i installed it, continued reading the site only to find that the 'current build 0.5' was't the most recent version. so as a beta whore i downloaded 0.6 and installed. it simply doesn't work. why is it giving me a Comic Sans error? is there no secondary font it can default to? why are there no icons in my components panel? Why does it crash so completely (it crashes out of gh, out of rhino and leaves me with a mcneel bug report thing).
i assumed that all beta software would have a bug section with regular tech support.. what's with grasshoppers lack of help?
finally, all my software is legal and licensed, all up to date, no shoddy hacks or cracks
here was my previous posting:
'i was recommended Grasshopper from another rhino tutorial website. i downloaded the standard version v0.5 i think. i installed it then realised that there was a new version, i unistalled 0.5 and installed 0.6 *current build. After first initiallising the plugin (i type 'grasshopper into command line' i get the following error. (i cant remember if this happenend with 0.5 too.)
'An error occured during assembly parsing plugin may not function as expected
mscorlib:exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation
grasshopper: the type initializer for 'grasshopper.kernel.EH_FontServer' threw an exception
system drawing: font 'comic sans ms' does not support style regular'
Also, as attached, the plugin does not have any components in the menu? i dont know if this is an error or standard before file is activated.
v0.5 is NOT available on the site. some form of error... anyone with a mirror?
previously i DID uninstall grasshopper 0.5 (add/remove program menu) i DID NOT delete the folder for 0.5.. i cannot find it..and since removing 0.6 i cannot find any grasshopper folders in program files
Grasshopper was not in said location so i assume the uninstall worked cleanly. I installed 20081202 to see if it was the version. I got same font error and NO icons at all in the components menu... suckage
I'm glad it it got fixed. I've have been travelling a lot lately and haven't been able to spend a lot of (or, often, any) time for support. We realise this is a big problem for the time being.
The error you got was very weird. Font construction is not something that is supposed to fail, ever. DotNET should always come up with an alternative font, but clearly something has gone terribly wrong somewhere.
The next release will be mature enough to finally officially replace 0.5, so at least that versioning hell will be over. With a bit of luck (and a lot of work) it will be available before Siggraph (early August).
Robert McNeel & Associates