algorithmic modeling for Rhino



EleFront is an add-on that allows the user to bake geometry, annotations and blocks with user defined attributes and or Rhino attributes. Rhino objects can be referenced and filtered dynamically, to be used in Grasshopper.

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The discussion group below is the best place for asking questions and discussing the usage of the add-on.

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Elefront installing 3 Replies

hey ,I've Rhino for mac with GH. I need to install the Elefront Plugin ( .gha)I copied it in spesial folder/component folder.i tried to drag and drop on GH canvas...nothing happensdoes elefront runs…Continue

Started by VVWood. Last reply by VVWood Oct 31.

Bug or a feature 1 Reply

When baking the attributes are getting simplified. Is this a feature or a bug??i have geometry and attributes coming in at:{0;4;5}{0;4;5}{1;2;5}{1;2;5}ectbut after baking the attributes get…Continue

Started by japhy. Last reply by japhy Oct 10.

WISH: Text align options 5 Replies

Hello again Ramon,I am working on a project where we are trying to do literally ALL plan generation parametricly from Grasshopper, which includes baking Text objects with Elefront.Could you please in…Continue

Started by Armin Seltz. Last reply by Max Malein Aug 7.

Baking Nested Linked Blocks 3 Replies

Hi, I would first like to thank the Front team for a really great add on that takes Grasshopper to a whole other level as far as production is concerned.I'm currently running into an issue with where…Continue

Started by Louis Leblanc. Last reply by Louis Leblanc Jul 4.

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Comment by Ramon van der Heijden on October 9, 2017 at 7:34am
Hi Jun Wang. You can select all reference components, right click anywhere on the canvas (not on a component) and click "enable". This will trigger a refresh on all selected components. Hope it helps.
Comment by Jun Wang on October 8, 2017 at 7:50pm


Super helpful! Much appreciated, guess I really need to look into keyboard shortcuts again!

Aside from that, I still think having a bool input to control the update exactly like the bake node would be really nice, if you are considering new features for the next update.

Comment by Dharman Gersch on October 7, 2017 at 11:56pm
Jun Luke Wang,
Usually i just use the F5 key to recompute the whole definition, or enable selected components with the spacebar menu, which also recomputes them and any dependabt nodes. Quicker than using the right mouse menu and selecting update component. Hope this helps
Comment by Jun Wang on October 6, 2017 at 1:06pm

Thank you so much for this plugin, really a game changer!

Quick question: is there a way to turn on automatic update on all reference components (reference by type, reference by block names, etc.), or give them a bool input that I can trace to a single button to control together? I haven't really look extensive into this, but if I start using the plugin to automatically updating 15 different facade panel variations as different blocks based on one base block, it would kinda defeat the purpose if I have to hit update 15 times? Please correct me if I'm wrong or if there is a feature I'm not noticing.

thnx again

Comment by Voronich Vladimir on September 22, 2017 at 7:51am

Hi Ramon, thanks for the add-on! But i found little bug. In component "Define Text" don't work justification.

Comment by Martin Siegrist on September 11, 2017 at 4:38am

Hi Ramon, how do you change existing rhino layer names?

I'm exporting a lot of 3D PDF and recently DXF to have the benefit of full layer names when exporting to sketchup. The issue is that rhino does not export full layer names to either 3D PDF, sketchup and iRhino. Exporting a DXF first creates the full layer names.

This is an ok solution but it results in ugly layer names with $ characters inserted in between layer and sub-layer names.

I want to replace those $ characters.

Editing the layer names in Grasshopper is easy but when I bake them, rhino creates new layers instead of editing the existing ones. Probably logic since it doesn't know which ones it has to edit.

Thanks for your plugin and I hope you have a solution

Comment by Ramon van der Heijden on April 6, 2017 at 8:40pm

Hi All,

I have just released an update to the add-on on Food4Rhino. Some bugs were fixed.

  • Added "Activate all bake components" button
  • Description component migrated to "AutoGraph" and will only be available in Elefront as legacy
  • When you create a cycle in description components, GH wil no longer crash
  • Materials are now assigned to layers and objects properly
  • A known bug with valuelist components and layer components is fixed 
  • A bug in the "Duplicate Data Match" component is fixed
  • A bug in the "Graft Parallel" component is fixed
Comment by retroagent on March 19, 2017 at 11:56pm

Hi Ramon, Thanks again for the add-on.  I've been using the export objects component especially, which I've had the best success exporting multiple geometries to a single file and including textures.  One issue I've come across is that with the extension set to .obj, the rhino command line still spits out "Choose meshing option ( DetailedOptions  PolygonDensity=50 ):" which requires a manual selection.  Issuing a -_Export manually first and re-running the script has no change.  I'm curious what syntax is required to force the export scheme of the component? Have not tested with other filetypes.

Comment by Ramon van der Heijden on December 14, 2016 at 3:11am

I have prepared a working sample file that demonstrates some of the functionalities. It is really just a drop on a hot plate, but it should give an idea of the different scenarios the tool can be used for.

Comment by Ramon van der Heijden on December 13, 2016 at 9:16pm

A new updated version with FULL functionality has been released today. There are quite a few exciting new features, as well as some beloved old ones, such as block creation and instantiation.

Feel free to check it out on Food4Rhino


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