Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio is very pleased to release an alpha version of the Spectacles Grasshopper Exporter.
Spectacles is a hackable BIM viewer for the web. This plugin allows Grasshopper users to export Grasshopper geometry - currently meshes and lines are supported - in a .json file format that the Spectacles Web Viewer can load. In other words, this plugin lets you export meshed Grasshopper geometry to the web browser.
Spectacles is a research project enabled by Thornton Tomasetti’s ongoing commitment to innovation and research in the AEC community. It is an open source project licensed under the MIT license - you can find the source code for the Grasshopper Exporter here, and the source code for the viewer is here.
Spectacles would not be possible without the radically heroic and momentous open source achievement that is THREE.js. THANK YOU MR DOOB!
To Install and Get Started:
- Right click on the .zip file you download from Food4Rhino > Properties > Unblock, Apply, OK.
- Copy the Spectacles.GrasshopperExporter.gha and the Newtonsoft.json.dll file into your Grasshopper Components folder: C:\Users\<yourUserName>\AppData\Roaming\Grasshopper\Libraries
- Restart Rhino and Grasshopper
- Check out the sample files included in the zip.
If you have any suggestions or encounter any issues, please let us know in the comments on this page or on Github.