algorithmic modeling for Rhino



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Squid enables to create drawings using Grasshopper. By utilizing Data Trees it can also render animations (as .png sequences) thanks to procedural approach.

A marriage between raster and vector imaging, bounded with parametric interface.

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Curved surfaces

HiIs it possible to create fill with light and shadow effects for curved surfaces like spheres or more complex surfaces?Continue

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Started by Soroush Garivani Aug 6, 2017.

Squid Save default location 5 Replies

Hi Mateusz, thank you for this tasty squid! I really like it. One thing I noticed is the Squid Save component default location... you (Mateusz) are not a user of my pc, so the default is only useful…Continue

Started by Pieter Segeren. Last reply by AJ Oct 17, 2016.

Animate the Squid

I created this page to help you animate the Squid :

Tags: squid, animate

Started by Mateusz Zwierzycki Jan 27, 2015.

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Comment by Soroush Garivani on August 5, 2017 at 10:35am


Is it possible to create fill with light and shadow effects for curved surfaces like spheres or more complex shapes?

Comment by Mateusz Zwierzycki on November 16, 2015 at 5:30am

@Nicholas : that's possible but not in a way you're thinking right now ;) Take a look at

Comment by Nicholas on November 16, 2015 at 4:43am

Hello Mateusz, thanks for this amazing plug-in. Just a quick question, is there a way to generate two images at the same time via assigining different branches? It seems that the output can only be one? Thanks!

Comment by Nenov Ivo on July 14, 2015 at 11:07am

wow sorry I just didn't see the post below explaining my problem. My bad sorry... 

Comment by Nenov Ivo on July 14, 2015 at 11:05am

Hello guys (and girls) !

First thanks for this awesome plugin ! 

Is there a way to render breps composed with curves? Because i'm trying to render some things like that but it's not working... I can't find a way to make the"map to screen" component work with my structure ? and I don't think this comp is the good way to proceed.

Comment by Chukha on March 10, 2015 at 10:19pm

Really great plugin which I've been longing for.

I wonder if there's a way to save the image to PNG-8 or 32 color PNG for web browsing. Or is it possible to even save it as a jpg?

Comment by Alexander on February 21, 2015 at 2:25pm

As a followup to the request for a map tutorial. This script will take a mesh and draw it correctly using a gradient as the fill and outline. If you were really intent on using squid for this kind of thing you might grade their color using a different angle. This works for creating a fog I guess but I was just curious to stress test it.

Love the work and I second what Christian said about the sixth sense.

Comment by Alexander on February 20, 2015 at 11:14pm

This is so much better than what I've done in the past. Maybe there was a better way, but for viz I would make planar srf out of everything then -viewcapturetofile. Always felt so out of my control (and slow).

I'm glad you did the extra effort of the map component. Cheers!

Here's a couple of mine.


Comment by Mateusz Zwierzycki on January 25, 2015 at 8:08am
@Mateusz - I create a png sequence and then merge it with third party software. I will post some examples soon. Basically you have to create a bunch of save instructions and weave them with the drawing instructions. Notice that you have to give a different file name for each save instruction, you can input a list of names to the save component.
Comment by Mateusz Mazurek on January 25, 2015 at 7:42am

Great plugin! Processing for grasshopper finally :) One question here + how do you create a gif? From the squid plugin or do you compose a sequence later? Anyway I do now know how to create a sequence too...


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