generative modeling for Rhino
Please can some one clarify why where and when a third party .gha component should be copied to
a) to the comonents folder listed in the grasshopper menu bar for File > Special Folders > Components Folder
b) copied to the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Rhinoceros 4.0\Plug-ins\Grasshopper\Components
I have noticed that for some components it doenst work if I copy it to a) but will work if I copy it to b) and vice versa.
Is it because some legacy components no longer follow rule a). I presume both Rhino 5 and Rhino 4 can access the same componentsin a)
What is the future protocol for this?
DR can correct me, but I think the intent is default (standard?) .gha's live in the plug-in directory while add-ons (third party) live in the special folder.
The components in the plug-in directory are over-written with every new GH installation so the special folder was created as a "safe" place to keep track of add-ons.
p.s. if you drag and drop a .gha to the canvas it puts a copy in the special folder.
So can you tell me what are user objects? I think these are just clusters saved to the user objects folder right? How do i save these
P.S. good to hear from you, hope things are well for you at the mother ship
hmm... you're right.
A .ghuser is a non-scripted component from a cluster. I think you can wrap it up into a .gha if you want to...
Members have produced some guidance docs (which are now a bit old) but might be helpful for general info. I've reattached them.
p.s. for the longest time I didn't realize Steve Lewis was you until I looked at your pic more closely! hope your new mother ship is sailing along smoothly too.