Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Grasshopper for Rhino - new version

Grasshopper 0.5 for Rhino 4.0 is now available to download.

This major new release has a huge list of new features and enhancements, including:

  • C# and VB.NET scripting components.
  • BarGraph component for real time visualization for large amounts of numbers.
  • Fibonacci sequence component.
  • Jitter component.
  • More Interval(2D) components.
  • Rotate plane component.
  • Circle/Arc center and radius extractor.
  • Explode curve component.
  • Rectangle and Polygon components.
  • Plane surface component.
  • Flip surface component.
  • Curve region union component.
  • Mass addition, Mean (average) and Truncate components for dealing with large amounts of numbers.
  • Mathematical intersection components (Ray-plane, Plane-curve, Ray- Surface, Curve-ray etc.).
  • More options for the Loft component (Loose, Tight, Rebuild etc.).
  • Curve Perpendicular frames component now provides true 'zero-twisting- frames'.
  • New file format (see this wiki page for details)
  • Component search popup dialog. Double click on the canvas (on an empty spot) and start typing.
  • Better help topics for some components.
  • Memory footprint has been reduced significantly.
  • Enhanced notes.
  • Bug fixes.

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