Auto Entourage
(by j.vincent.mai)
Load entourage images from a folder and place it in Rhino.
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Overview:

Adding entourages into architectural illustrations can be time-consuming, especially for larger-scale projects. Auto Entourage is a small Grasshopper plugin for loading entourage images into Rhino.

Components:

The plugin consists of two components: imgCrop and AutoEntourage. The first one crops empty margins in the entourage images, while the second one loads them into Rhino.

Usage:

  • Download plugin into Grasshopper's components folder. Restart Rhino and launch the component in Grasshopper under "Display" → "Preview".
  • Use imgCrop to preprocess .png entourage images (with a transparent background). Images need only be processed once by imgCrop, and can be used for future projects.
  • Use AutoEntourage to load the processed images into Rhino by specifying a file path to the image folder, a set of anchor points to locate the entourages, and a set of heights for the entourages. "Load" once into Rhino and use "orient" to align to different views. 

Note:

AutoEntourage will take item, list, or trees as input, and behaves similarly to the default grasshopper components.

 

Disclaimer:

This plugin has only been tested for Rhino 6 on Windows 10.

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