algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Heliotrope: a lightweight solar geometry tool for Rhino/Grasshopper.  Components to generate solar vectors, manipulate astronomical dates, and cast shadow silhouettes.

Works with both Rhino 4 and 5.

Location: Portland, Oregon
Members: 53
Latest Activity: May 29, 2019

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Locating occluded (shaded or unshaded) areas of a topography using Grasshopper

I want to be able to use Grasshopper to determine where occluded (shaded) or un-occluded (un-shaded) areas of any given terrain are located.The idea is to run a sun study to determine which areas…Continue

Started by Mitchell Znamenacek Nov 3, 2016.

Version 2.0 coming- 1 Reply

Heads up on a new Version 2.0 coming! I'm diligently working away on some very interesting extensions to Heliotrope. Hope to have it available in the next week (was planning for May 1 but…Continue

Started by Brian Lockyear. Last reply by Luis Fraguada May 7, 2013.


Happy to host/enable the Heliotrope user community here on Grasshopper3d.  I look forward to meeting users, seeing some clever design examples, hearing suggestions for how to improve the tool and, of…Continue

Started by Brian Lockyear Nov 8, 2012.

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