algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Bowerbird contains some tools for modeling.

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Creates a waffle structure from a volume.

The component can handle multiple holes and is very fast!

Waffle open surfaces quickly e.g. by using the offset or extrude component (see examples).


Create a radial waffle structure from a mesh.


Creates a layer model from a volume.

You can specify a border to create a hollow. The border defines the minimum overlapping of the parts (e.g. for glue)


Creates a section model from a volume.

You can specify the section planes.

Note: BBWaffle, BBRadial, BBLayer and BBSection support only meshes. I droped Brep support because of the very low performance and stability. Use Grasshoppers mesh tools to generate meshes from Breps (see examples).


BBOffset, BBUnion, BBDifference, BBIntersection, BBXor:

Fast offset and boolean operations for linear polylines.


Represents text with a single line font for labeling and engraving.

It uses a self made font engine which works very fast and accurate. All characters consist of lines and arcs. No Nurbs, no duplicate curves! Perfect for fabrication!

You can define location, orientation and size of the text. Choose between normal and bold font.

The component supports the following characters:

Basic Latin:

Extended Latin:


Special Characters:

Greek Letters:

Rhino Commands:

Preview in Rhino:

Automatic alignment:

Drag the gha file on to your grasshopper window. You will find the new components in the „Bowerbird“ tab.

Discussion Forum

Bowerbird for Rhino 6 1 Reply

HellowIt is possible to find "Bowerbird" for Grasshopper in Rhino 6 ?( i think that dont run there in these new version?)  ThanksContinue

Started by cfeldman. Last reply by Sean Pretorius Jul 12, 2018.

With Bowerbird is it possible to make a waffle like this? 1 Reply

19956973_465429250500336_4277056140900311233_o.jpgCan someone help me? I have a gh file…Continue

Started by Caio Augusto. Last reply by Laurent DELRIEU Mar 19, 2018.

Bowerbird - deeper negative value

Hi, I am playing now with Bowerbird plugin and have some questions: 1. How to make negative value of deeper connection. I have some problems with my small parts and I need to have shorter indent and…Continue

Started by Marcin Nowak Mar 4, 2018.

Lines and surfaces split into line segments or arcs when exporting to dxf 15 Replies

Hi EveryoneThomas thank you for this awesome plugin.  It's really simple to use! I have been putting together a gh definition (attached) based on a tutorial (…Continue

Started by Sean Pretorius. Last reply by Sean Pretorius Feb 8, 2018.

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Comment by ng5 Alex on October 23, 2013 at 2:07pm


i am getting this error 

1. Solution exception:Method not found: 'Int32 System.Environment.get_CurrentManagedThreadId()'.

with waffle and slices trying them with a sphere.

i have installed the latest grasshopper.

Any ideas?

thank you


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