algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Doodlebug lets you drive Adobe Illustrator with Grasshopper! Requires CC 2015 or later. 


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COM "Class Not Registered" Error 19 Replies

I kept getting this error when trying to use Doodlebug: Solution exception:Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {B0D0A647-983E-485B-9A69-45F0382F0D9C} failed due to the following…Continue

Started by Chuck Driesler. Last reply by Olivier Dambron Jun 1.

Where can I download Doodlebug today?

Hi,I find this very useful and interesting and would like to try it out. Unfortunately, the download page seems to have been deleted.Is this plugin still available?Thank you.Best regards,SebastianContinue

Started by Sebastian Arrieta Apr 18.

Doodlebug for Illustrator 2017 and Rhino 5.0/GH 0.9 17 Replies

I built Doodlebug source against Illustrator 2017, and wanted to share with you all.Please find attached.Continue

Started by Rajaa Issa. Last reply by Marco De Gama Oct 14, 2017.

doodlebug download (2015)

Hi Andrew,Download link is broken.thanksContinue

Started by MKSeong Oct 2, 2017.

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Comment by Amaraa on December 16, 2016 at 11:10pm

Dear Andrew,

First of all, thank you for your great plug in. 

What is the ideal workflow? Should i open rhino first then Illustrator manually or should grasshoper open the illustrator itself?

In both ways it gives me an error "1. Solution exception:Unable to cast COM object of type 'System.__ComObject' to interface type 'Illustrator.Application'. This operation failed because the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the interface with IID '{95CD20AA-AD72-11D3-B086-0010A4F5C335}' failed due to the following error: No such interface supported (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004002 (E_NOINTERFACE))"

Thank you very much~

Comment by Eliott S on December 11, 2016 at 5:32pm

Hello Andrew,

I got the same issue to open illustrator with Doodlebug. I use windows 10 with CC 2015.3.1.
Did anyone figured out a way to make it work on windows 10?


seems like a cool plugin

Comment by Kyle Vansice on November 29, 2016 at 8:32am

Hey Andrew, thanks for the plugin! One quick question: can you link views other than "Top?" Say Perspective, Front, Right? 

Grasshopper 1.0 has a Make2D component which would make perspective drawings much easier with doodlebug.

Comment by Tim Halvorson on November 1, 2016 at 10:55pm

Ok so I got things working on my work computer. Coming home, giddy as a june bug to try a few things out, I ran into another error on attempting to run the 'OpenIllustrator' component: 

1. Solution exception:Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {B0D0A647-983E-485B-9A69-45F0382F0D9C} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).

Note the previous comment I did the Unblock with Doodlebug CC 2014 and it worked on Windows 7. At home here I am running Doodlebug CC 2015 with Illustrator v. 2015.3.1 release on Windows 10. 

Shot in the dark: maybe needs a namespace declaration to work with Windows 10? 

Thoughts on a solution? 

Comment by Tim Halvorson on November 1, 2016 at 10:51am

Hi Michael, 

Thanks for your feedback. The issue was not the folder structure but instead, I had to Unblock the .zip folder prior to extracting the files. (Doodlebug_CC2015 > Right Click > Properties > Unblock.) Then extract and copy both the .dll and .gha files into your Grasshopper 'Components' folder. 

Hope that helps any future people that run into the same issue. 


Comment by Michael Tumminello on October 30, 2016 at 10:01pm

Hi Tim, I ran into that issue myself.  I found I needed to place the Doodlebug.gha and IllustratorInterop.dll files inside a new 'Doodlebug' folder within the grasshopper Components folder. 

Comment by Tim Halvorson on October 29, 2016 at 11:12pm

Hi Andrew, Here is a quick screen capture per my comment below. 

Comment by Tim Halvorson on October 29, 2016 at 10:58pm

Hi Andrew,

Excited to try my hand at Doodlebug! Right out of the gate though I'm getting an error in Grasshopper on the Open Illustrator Component: 
"1. Solution exception:Could not load file or assembly 'IllustratorInterop, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified."

Is this a sort of bridge/key component that opens the door to Illustrator to work? If not, is it possible to access an Illustrator document directly from the File Path location? 

Let me know if we can get this straightened out when you get a few minutes. 


Comment by Nenov Ivo on October 26, 2016 at 11:08am

First, thanks to release those plugins freely !

And second, I was wondering how you achieve something like this animation ?

I downloaded the plugin but I really don't understand a thing...

Comment by Michael Tumminello on October 21, 2016 at 5:04pm

In response to the COM errors, I Just ran into that issue today.  I am using a virtualized version of Illustrator.  I installed a trial version of illustrator on my local machine and the tool worked correctly, no COM error.  Installing the trial version also made the Adobe Illustrator Type Libraries available in visual studio, which was previously missing.  

So it appears that in order for this tool to work, you need a local installation of Illustrator on your C: drive.


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