Scatter
(by petrasvestartas)
Scatter is a plug-in for grasshopper to distribute geometry with attributes.

It is useful to bake large amount of objects instantly (for example
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Scatter is a grasshopper Add-On to distribute geometry with attributes.

Scatter is Free. Free as "Free speech", not as "Free coffee".  Scatter can be supported: link. Developing and maintaining software takes time and resources (no magic here).  If you can't, at least send an email and say thanks ;-)

It is useful to bake large amount of objects instantly (for example meshes, breps, proxies with materials, lights, ect.) by applying transformations such as translation, scale and rotation.

Added in Scatter2: Rewrite of scattering for blocks, Texture Mapping for rhino objects; Random grouping for rhino objects; Camera control; Helper for getting planes from breps/meshes - useful for guessing texture mapping direction.

Example files are also attached below (including a few proxy objects).

 

How it works?

Input:

  • Reference Rhino object/s as ID (Guid).
  • Define Grasshopper Planes for scattered objects location and orientation
  • Rotation and Scale values - Randomly transforms geometry (or pre-define values as a list)
  • Boolean button to activate

Output:

  • Instantly bakes geometry with attributes into a new layer called "Scatter"

To install:

  • 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
  • After intstallation you can found plugin under Params > Scatter.

Petras Vestartas 2015

www.petrasvestartas.com

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