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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

From Rhino to Revit with Dynamo, Grasshopper, Python and mantis shrimp

Konrad and Mostapha are working on something, and the functionality does not look shrimpy at all. Check it out:

"Mantis Shrimp is a Dynamo (Revit) and Grasshopper (Rhino) interoperability project that allows you to read Rhino’s native *.3dm file type as well as export geometry from Grasshopper. It is written in Python in form of a user objects (on Grasshopper side for exporting) and custom Python nodes (on Dynamo side for importing). It’s an OPEN SOURCE project with all of the source code available on GitHub. At the moment it’s a collaboration project between myself and Mostapha Sadeghipour.

I decided to make this project an open source for multitude of reasons but most importantly because it was written on top of Dynamo (an open source project) using OpenNurbs (an open source project) and inspired by Rhynamo (an open source project to be in December 2014), and finally I was helped along the way by Mostapha who’s almost never written anything that he didn’t like to share. I think i got the “bug” – not Ladybug – for sharing from him.

Here’s how to get started with Mantis Shrimp..."

Read the rest at:
mantis shrimp – getting started… | archi-lab

1 comment:

  1. It's good to explore, of course, but after 25 years of waiting for autodesk to do what USERS want, my attitude has devolved to the point where I truly feel that if we continue to find work-arounds to fix the staggering number of shortcomings in Revit, then autodesk is not motivated to fix those shortcomings themselves.

    We need the clients who hire us to put pressure on the software vendors to fix such shortcomings. If a client asks for something, and we say "It can't be done in Revit yet, I'm going to have to do it the old-fashioned way which will cost you 10 times as much, so sorry", then maybe those paying clients will demand better, more complete software.

    I also believe that pigs MAY one day fly ....