Sunday, July 11, 2010

Spain's Moment 116

scene at Busby's

It was an exhilarating goal that Spain scored in second overtime. 1-0. The score should have been much higher had there been better finishing (also the strict refereeing killed the game pacing). Overall the game was decent, atmosphere was great, and met a bunch of fun guys.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Smart Cplanes from Objects

This is another one of those free-yourself-from-repetitive-tasks scripts.

Customizable Cplanes allow for complex forms and creations in Rhino. Imagine a series of gateways arrayed along a serpentine perimeter. While the concept may be parametric, the process for each gate is often individual and incremental. By giving up grasshopper, I am forced to painstakingly create a Cplane for each gateway alternate between them via NamedCplanes. There's got to be a better way!

Actually, rhino has the ability to create a cplane from a single crv/srf. But what about an object? a bunch of objects? or just about anything?

Well, here is the script. Just save it as an .rvb file, and create an alias/macro for it. (macro <_Cplane _world _top> will reset the cplane)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Extracting 3d models from Google Earth

*updated October 2013.

The following tutorial does not seem to work for everyone, so
Try requesting a 3d capture here.