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CreateaWallExercisesGrasshopperComponentsInformationVisualARQ3DArchitectureforRhinoSoftwareArchitecture

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Exercise1.Createawall

1.Createawall:

1.DragaVisualARQ"Wall"component ontotheGrasshoppercanvas.Thiswall
componenthastwoinputs:
C:Wallpathcurve.Itmustbeanopenandplanarcurve.
O:Optionstospecifyallwallparameters.
2.AssignacurveintothewallCinput.Therearedifferentwaystodothatsince
thecurveorcurvescanbecreatedinGrasshopperorinRhino.

a:CurvesgeneratedfromGrasshopper.JustplugthemintotheCinputofthe
Wallcomponent.
b:CurvescreatedinRhino:

RightclickontheCinputoftheWallcomponentandchoosethe"Set
onecurve"or"SetMultipleCurves"optionfromthelist.
DragaCurveParam(fromtheParamstab)ontheCanvasandplugitin
theCinputoftheWall.ThisCurveParamwillbedisplayedinorange
coloraslongasithasnocurvesattached.Rightclickonitandchoose
the"Setonecurve"or"Setmultiplecurves"optionfromthe
list.Grasshopperwillbehiddenuntilyouselectacurve(orcurves)in
themodel.

Rememberthatinbothcasesthecurvesmustbeplanarandopen,otherwisethe
wall(s)won'tbegenerated.

2.Definethewallparameters:

1.DragaWallOptionscomponent ontotheGrasshoppercanvas.This
componenthasdifferentinputswhichdefinethewallparameters.
2.PlugtheWallOptionsOoutputintotheWallcomponentOinput.

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3.SetthedifferentWallOptions:

(S)WallStyle: Youcandraga
WallStylecomponentontothe
canvas,plugitintotheSinputof
theWallOptions.ThisWallStyle
componenthasastandardwall
styleassignedbydefault.Toassign
adifferentwallstyle,rightclickon
thiscomponentandselectthe"Set
oneWallStyle"optionfromthelist.
Grasshopperwillbehiddenuntil
youselectawallstylefromthelist
displayedinthenewpopupdialog.Thislistshowstheexistingwallstyles
availableintheRhinodocumentyouareworkingon.
(A)WallAlignment: TheWallAlignmentdefinesthepositionofthewall
basedonthedirectionofitsbasecurve.DragaWallAlignmentcomponent
ontothecanvasandplugitintotheAinputoftheWallOptions.Clickonthe
WallAlignmentcomponentandselectoneofthethreeoptions:left,centeror
right.Thesealignmentpositionscanbealsoenteredasintegernumbers
(0=left,1=centerand2=right)intheAinput.
(O)WallAlignmentOffset:Thisvaluedefinesthedistanceofthewallfrom
thedirectionofitsbasecurve.
(H)WallHeight:DragaNumberSlidercomponentontothecanvasandplugit
intotheHinputoftheWallOptions.WhentheWallOptionshavenonumber
pluggedintoitsHinput,orthisvalueis0,thewalltakesthedefaultheight
bystyle.

3.Bakethewall :

1.Sincethewalldisplayedinthemodelis
actuallyapreviewofthewallaccordingtothe
parametersdefinedinsideGrasshopper,you
needtobakeitinordertoturnitintoa
workableVisualARQwallinsideRhino.There
arethreewaystobakeacomponentin
Grasshopper.

RightclickontheWallcomponentand
selecttheBakeoption.
ClickthemiddlebuttonontheWall
componentandselecttheBakeoption.
SelecttheWallcomponentandchoose
Solution>Bakeselectedfromthemenu.

Assoonasyoubakethewall,theGrasshopper
Attributesdialogwillbedisplayed.Choosethe

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outputattributes(Name,Layer,Color,etc..)forthewallobjectyouaregoingto
generateinthemodel.

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