LunchBox

LunchBox is a plug-in for Grasshopper for exploring mathematical shapes, paneling, structures, and workflow.  The plug-in includes tools for:

The latest release of LunchBox is built against Grasshopper 0.90014 and Rhino 5.0 (I am no longer testing with Rhino 4.0)

  • Generate: Components for cool generative geometry.
  • Math:  Create parametric surfaces and forms such as the Mobius, Klein, or 3D Supershape 
  • Panels:  Create paneling systems such as quad grids, diamonds, or triangles.
  • Structure:  Create wire structures such as diagrids or space trusses.
  • Utility:  Rationalize spline curves and reverse surfaces.
  • Workflow: Read and write Excel files and automate baking and saving.

I hope the tool is as helpful to you as it is to me in the design process!

To install:

  • Download the Installer and walk through the instructions
  • Launch Rhino and Grasshopper

OR...

  • Download the ZIP package...
  • In Grasshopper, choose File > Special Folders > Components folder. Save the gha file there.
  • Right-click the file > Properties > make sure there is no "blocked" text
  • Restart Rhino and Grasshopper
For details on updates, please visit the version history page...!

- Nathan Miller


Support Email: 4FQ.RGS4I@UQLS.LYRRG43@
Plug-in rating:
4.466665
Average: 4.5 (15 votes)
Downloads:
Title Release Notes
LunchBox v0.35
2012-Oct-15
ZIP Package, New components  
8782 downloads
Version: 0.3.5.0
Language: English
LunchBox v0.35 w/ Installer
2012-Oct-15
New Installer and New Components  
10947 downloads
Version: v0.35
Language: English
LunchBox v0.32
2012-Oct-15
Hexagonal Cells, Patch Surface, and Relative Coordinates  
1714 downloads
Version: 0.3.2.0
Language: English
LunchBox v0.301
2012-Oct-15
Bug fixes to Save, Bake, and RhCommand  
498 downloads
Version: 0.3.0.1
Language: English
LunchBox v0.3
2012-Oct-15
Includes new Platonic Solid components, rebuild surface component, and skewed quad panels.  
469 downloads
Version: 0.3.0.0
Language: English
LunchBox v0.265
2012-Jun-30
Maintenance release. Fixed undesirable/unexpected behavior on some structure and panel components.  
869 downloads
Version: 0.2.6.5
Language: English
LunchBox v0.263
2012-May-29
3 new components and several critical enhancements to existing components.  
375 downloads
Version: 0.2.6.3
Language: English
LunchBox v0.26
2012-Apr-02
New components and fixes.  
627 downloads
Version: 0.2.6.0
Language: English
LunchBox v0.253
2012-Apr-02
The first release of LunchBox on food4Rhino  
287 downloads
Version: 0.2.5.3
Language: English
    
        
Homepage: The Proving Ground

Comments

Is lunchbox known to have any issues with Windows 8?  Specifically I am having trouble getting the excel write component to work.  I uninstalled everything and reinstalled to make certain.  Works fine on my windows 7 machine.

Thanks!

I am receiving an error when I try to save my files that have any LunchBox component included in the canvas.  The error reads:

Guid should contain 32 digits with 4 dashes (xxxxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx)

I am using Grasshopper Build 0.9.0064 on Rhino 5

 

 

Back in the day, I didn't have a lunchbox. I had school dinners. But there were kids with some fantastic lunchboxes that incorporated all the best cartoons of the time – cartoons that safely fall into the retro category nowadays. The likes of He-Man, Transformers and Thundercats were the biggies, while for the girls I seem to recall things like Care Bears and My Little Pony. I'm not going to lie, I was very envious of the former. I'd have loved a He-Man lunchbox, especially if it included Battle Cat in the picture. br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} new holland colombia

thanks a lot i really can,t thank you enugh

cool, thanks!

Nathan Miller's picture

If you are still encountering a list of errors similar to...

"Method not found: 'Int32 GH_InputParamManager.AddPointParameter(System.String, System.String, System.String, Grasshopper.Kernel.GH_ParamAccess)'.
MissingMethodException"

This means that the plug-in is looking for component methods that are only available in the latest release of Grasshopper v0.90014. Please upgrade to the latest release....

LunchBox is built and tested with for Grasshopper v0.90014 and Rhino 5.0 (64-bit).

welder's picture

I am getting this error popup every time I open Grasshopper now. The plugin also does not load. Any ideas why?
Thanks

Sample of the 40+ lines of error.
Object: GEN_AttractorNorm (level 1)
{
Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
TargetInvocationException
}

Object: GEN_AttractorNorm (level 2)
{
Method not found: 'Int32 GH_InputParamManager.AddPointParameter(System.String, System.String, System.String, Grasshopper.Kernel.GH_ParamAccess)'.
MissingMethodException
}

Object: GEN_AttractorWave (level 1)
{
Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
TargetInvocationException

Nathan Miller's picture

Hello,
Be sure you have the latest version of Grasshopper installed. This is built against version 0.90014. Also, be sure you have removed any previous versions of LunchBox before installing as older versions will probably cause conflicts.

-Nate

I'm having the same issue over here and I'm running the latest release.

I guss it dosnt work on 64 bit windows

It does work. Try to instal LunchBox v0.32.
The newest release doesn´t work.
I had the same problem.

pbdlab's picture

excellent work!

voxl's picture

Thanks Nathan - looking forward to giving it a go - Mike

messman's picture

Great plug! Thumbs up! And at the end, Thanks :)

michaeldrobnik's picture

cool, thanks!

architectenes's picture

very very tankyou

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