algorithmic modeling for Rhino
I'm currently working with a GH Defintion, which creates 100.000ds of small, planar closed curves. Since the curves are very small, I would like to display them not with their outlines, but as a solid filling.
I could create a timmed planar surface for each of these curves, but that takes very long to calculate. So within Rhino, I would solve this problem with the creation of hatches. But this requires to "bake" the hatch, since there is no hatch representation within GH. Is there a way to "virtually" display hatches within GH?
You could also try meshing and turn mesh edges off?
I think actually solid hatches are drawn as meshes.
I wrote a small VB component that meshes a collection of closed, planar curves and assigns a single colour to them all. It's not particularly fast (~5 seconds for 10,000 circles) though.
If the curves are all convex, then there are faster ways to draw them, but that will involve a lot more code.
that helps a lot. The curves I'm dealing with are not necessarily convex.
So I'll guess I'll take your definition.
P.S.: Your definition was created in 9.2 ... can't wait to have it in my hands.
I just installed the latest Rhino 5 WIP and after installing the Definition from above is crashing.
I was wondering if you could upload the ghx file, so I could take a look at the component code again. (or alternativelly just post the code)
Crashing how? If you disable the solver before opening the file, you should be able to see the code inside the VB component.