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.
One issue i always have is how to navigate effiiciently on the canvas to upstream components used for input to a component or a downstream component used as output from a component.
In a future release would it be possible to auto re-zoom to an upstream or down stream component based on right clicking an active component and saying rezoom to upstream/downstream component on the canvas? This is similar to being able to select a component and asking to zoom onto the geometry in the Rhino work space.
is Ctrl+ArrowLeft and Ctrl+ArrowRight not working for you?
Perfect, thast is going to nake things so much easier, you do think of everything dont you ;)
Also, i now like the new option of allowing you to find the names of any components/variables on the canvas from the middle mouse button.
Im happy that the solution replay button is easily accessible form the middle mouse button.
Only problem, if I am using a magic mouse or magic track pad with my mac its not possible to use the middle mouse button.
Is it intentionally that the default Selected object color is the same as the Normal in preview settings?
Great update, the radial menu is great, specially the spacebar function now I'm only using a laptop mousepad at the moment :).
I'm using the VB script component a lot and some small things which are a little annoying to me in the scripting environment I would like to share with you:
- when you type in a command or object type and the pop up composer shows, you can hit return to fill out the command quickly. While doing that when you're adding something in the middle of a line (with some text already present to the right), the rest of the line will be deleted. I think this is something that changed around revision 10 or 11.
- when you type in 'New' it fills itself out to 'NewLineHandling' and with List and DataTree it adds brackets <>. I know hitting the Escape prevents this, but I don't know if there's an easy way to solve this.
- when you're using .item(i) and want to use some of the properties of an object, the pop up composer never shows up (BTW 'item' isn't even an option in those menu's), in order to have a small memory support what those commands are.
I don't know if it's too much to change, but it would a huge improvement. Specially if I have a look at all the people that came about these small issues to me already.
Thanks and keep up the good work!
I know, it's a major pain in the *ss. Unfortunately we use a 3rd party editor for that and I can't really do anything about those bugs instead of bitching to the developers.
I don't really know where we're going with this in the future, I still have to look into using Visual Studio Express as an external editor, or maybe using a different code editor. We have this problem across all of Rhino (windows and mac) so it's actually quite pressing we solve it.
Thanks for the reply, that explains why...
Then I guess we have to deal with it a little longer. Let's see what the future brings us!