algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Version 0.8.0051 is now available for download from the usual location.
Note that you need the most recent Microsoft Runtimes to be able to load Grasshopper in Rhino4. You can download the latest runtimes from the Microsoft Website, and be sure to get the 32-bit ones (vcredist_x86.EXE).
This release mainly features bug fixes and small tune-ups. The only major addition is a second solver for Galapagos, modelled on the Simulated Annealing stochastics/meta-heuristics approach.
Here's a full list of new features since 0.8.0050:
And a list of bug fixes:
And as always, let's be careful out there.
posssible bug needs confirmation. http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/possible-conflict-with-80...
I have an idea about the Grasshopper interface. Is it possible to make the grasshopper window semi transparent, so that we can adjust the transparancy and see what is happening in the rhino window underneath. Also, it would be great to be able to hide the upper menue and leave only the working space as all commands can be called by typing.
This way, the interface works very much like a sketch paper on top of rhino that we can drag around. It is the digital sketch pad that works very much like the traditional architects tracing paper.
Just a thought that I wanted to share with you.
Also, it would be great to be able to hide the upper menue and leave only the working space as all commands can be called by typing.
Go to the view menu and unselect Show Ribbon and Canvas Toolbar.
It would be even better to have the sketch pad with only 2mm boarder around it, nothing else, so as to feel it like a piece of a tracing paper that you move around. And when u want the menu back, u can just double click on the boarder.
I'll see if I can find a way to bring the window back to bare essentials.
That would be great David.
Do you think it is possible to make it semi transparent too, or control its transparency?
I like the idea of making it a parametric sketch pad that is simulating the feeling of the traditional tracing paper on a drawing board.
Windows Forms (The GUI framework I use for Grasshopper) supports transparency, but I've never really seen it being used in a productive fashion.
You can try the attached file if you want.
Hey David. This works really well but I was trying to change the code to edit windows other than the Grasshopper.GH_InstanceServer.DocumentEditor without success. I am trying to use grasshopper to make the Rhino window transparent so i can place it over photoshop or illustrator or a browser window and trace onto it. Any words of wisdom on how to achieve that?
I tried Grasshopper.GH_InstanceServer.DocumentEditor.ParentForm and RhinoDoc and really I have no idea what I'm looking for but I think this could be really useful! Thanks.
Rhino does not use Windows Forms, it uses MFC. I don't know how to set the transparency of an MFC window.