generative modeling for Rhino
Is this currently possible?
It would be great if grasshopper could generate bitmaps or other images which could be linked to transparency maps. I'm not sure how this would work - maybe exporting screenshots of a top view looking down on a GH generated 2d pattern (black figure on white background for example) and then overwriting each screenshot so the name and location stays the same?
Would be so much nicer for situations where you are splitting a surface with hundreds of objects to get some sort of screen like material.
What do you think?
it's not difficult to make images and draw certain kinds of 2D shapes using .NET, though there is obviously nothing yet available in Grasshopper component-wise. It's much harder getting images linked up to Rhino as textures. It may be easier in Rhino5 what with the RDK being an integral part, not sure about that.