algorithmic modeling for Rhino
I was involved in a smallish debate recently about if code is the "right" way to do business (VS GH components):
Anyway I'm the lest person to provide advises about what each user should do, but in case that you are considering Plan B ... here's a sampling of some (already posted I believe) 30 C# cases in a vast variety of complexity (out of about 315 available).
Hmm ... I say (thanks for your kind words but I can sense 2 candidates for a permanent ban)
Let's broaden the whole thing (since the ban is certain: why bother? he he):
1. GH is indeed an academic thingy (as stand alone product). But on the other hand it's widely used and is the "standard" seed for cultivating the new generations. With this in mind I rate it ... er ... hmm... higher than Generative Components. Because GC (and the ParaSolids 3d kernel that derives from Siemens/NX) may be mighty (if we forget this, this and that, he he) but is almost totally inaccessible: requires several years of training and then ... yes ... it can eat GH for breakfast as regards AEC matters (but this IS NOT the point, nor it means that GH is "worst").
The analogy is: GH is like my FireBlade (homogenous, easy) and GC is like my Panigale (lethal if not treated properly). On the other hand Honda cells 100 times more Blades than Ducati Panigales.
2. This cultivation thingy is/was NEVER understood by Bentely Systems (I had some very nasty Skype sessions on that matter, he he).A critical mistake that one, but then again Bentley doesn't like going to bed with individuals and ... maybe ... they are in the right path (a bit hilly, he he).
3. Dynamo on the other hand ... well I'm a Bentley Systems man so "by default" I dislike AutoDesk products and/or bought ones (TSplines excluded). But humor apart ... I dislike Revit for a vast variety of reasons the primary being the approach for effective parallel/team work. AECOSim on the other hand is brilliant on that matter. But Revit is dangerously close to become the BIM standard (which means - by default - that's the wrong thing).
4. Thus ... are R/GH in danger for playing a role in real-life AEC? Well ... if there was not the cultivation thing ... maybe.
In conclusion: In Planet Zorg this is the way to do AEC stuff: GH (scripts only) + GH add ons (if required) + GC (works only with scripts anyway) + AECOSim + you name it + CATIA/NX + you name it.
Moral: A classic Alice in the wonderland case that one: i.e. an amoral one, he he
take care, Jack the Ripper
I guess what I just find so odd is the notion that Rhino+GH somehow isn't currently used in "real-life" AEC. I see them everywhere - in major offices - used to great and various effect. Obviously one isn't going to do solid modelling, shop drawings for even routine steel connections, or produce CDs for anything bigger than a house from R/GH...so I suppose if that's your criteria for what makes an AEC product, then you're correct. But there are so many other applications for it, and they're used in practice - as critical components in massive projects - all the time.
Oh god, for a second i thought Peter had set up a second account. Comparisons to Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Sergey Brin...
I cant help feel that both of your greater minds could spend your time more wisely. Instead of trying to educate gh fanboys, one forum post at a time, you could be changing the world.
Personally i would prefer to trust opinions on how to use gh based on the quality of the work produced in gh by that person. Whether it be design work, plugins or general assistance. In the scope of work that you have posted to the forum, I can only presume your argument comes from experience of really complicated space frame structures. Sometimes needlessly complicated. Which is perfectly valid, if that's what you want to design, and I'm sure GC-AEC is better for these. but its a pretty insular perspective to have such an aggressive stance on gh forum.
I always enjoy reading the debates created by this kind of tension, but shoving this agenda down the throats of every gh beginner that is asking a simple question has absolutely no value.
I blame David for this thread! If we had another release to be concentrating on we wouldn't be bickering amongst ourselves :)
Perhaps not a valid comparison, but I don't think people have gotten this riled up since the days of LINE...