algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Hello, I would like to request some assistance in converting the following RhinoScript written by Dale Fugier into a VB Script in Grasshopper. This RhinoScript works great for converting text objects into curves, and so I would like to use within Grasshopper.
I would really appreciate if anyone well versed in RhinoScript/VB.Net Syntax would be kind enough to help out.
Thank you for reading this.
' ConvertTextToGeometry.rvb -- September 2008
' If this code works, it was written by Dale Fugier.
' If not, I don't know who wrote it. ' Works with Rhino 4.0.
' Declare local variables
Dim obj_list, obj, saved_plane, cmd
Dim font, height, plane, style, text, bold, italic
' Select annotation objects
obj_list = Rhino.GetObjects("Select text to convert to geometry", 512, True, True)
If Not IsArray(obj_list) Then Exit Sub
' For speed, turn of screen redrawing
' Save the current construction plane
saved_plane = Rhino.ViewCPlane()
' Process each selected object
For Each obj In obj_list
' Weed out just the text objects
If Rhino.IsText(obj) Then
' Acquire the text parameters
font = "<single_stroke_font_name>"
height = Rhino.TextObjectHeight(obj)
plane = Rhino.TextObjectPlane(obj)
style = Rhino.TextObjectStyle(obj)
text = Rhino.TextObjectText(obj)
If (style And 1) Then
bold = "_Yes"
bold = "_No"
If (style And 2) Then
italic = "_Yes"
italic = "_No"
' Set the current construction plane
Call Rhino.ViewCPlane(, plane)
' Add a new text object (geometry)
cmd = "_-TextObject "
cmd = cmd & "_GroupOutput=_Yes "
cmd = cmd & "_FontName=" & font & " "
cmd = cmd & "_Italic=" & italic & " "
cmd = cmd & "_Bold=" & bold & " "
cmd = cmd & "_Height=" & CStr(height) & " "
cmd = cmd & "_Output=_Curves "
cmd = cmd & "_AllowOpenCurves=_Yes "
cmd = cmd & Chr(34) & text & Chr(34) & " "
cmd = cmd & "0"
Call Rhino.Command(cmd, 0)
' Delete the original object
' Restore the saved construction plane
Call Rhino.ViewCPlane(, saved_plane)
' Enable screen redrawing
I was looking for a way to do this myself and just ran across Dale's script. Unfortunately it did not run in Rhino 5. Did you test the Rhinoscript in 4 or 5? Anyway, if you manage to get a VB component working, please let me know... I would definitely be interested in it myself.
I am wondering if you made any progress with this request because I am interested in it.