Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today's Tip: Rhino Support Newsgroup

Get help from the Rhino Support Newsgroup—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. news://

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New commands in Rhino 5

AcadSchemes: Edit AutoCAD export schemes. AddCamera: Inserts a new view camera. ApplyCurvePiping:Constructs a mesh pipe display around a curve. ApplyCustomMapping: Add a custom texture mapping channel to an object. ApplyDisplacement: Constructs a displacement display mesh for surfaces, polysurfaces, or meshes. ApplyEdgeSoftening: Constructs an edge-softening display mesh for surfaces, polysurfaces, or meshes. ApplyShutLining: Constructs a shut-line display mesh for surfaces, polysurfaces, or meshes. ArcBlend: Create an arc blend curve between two curves. ArrayLinear: Copy and space objects in a single direction. BlockEdit: Allow editing a block in place to add or remove geometry or change the insertion point. BoxEdit: Size, scale, position, and rotate objects numerically. BringForward: Bring curves forward in draw order. BringToFront: Bring curves to the front in draw order. CamerasOff: Removes selected cameras. ClearDrawOrder: Return curve draw order to the default. ContentFilter: Opens the Content Filter dialog box. ContinueCurve: Continues to draw the selected curve using control points. ContinueInterpCrv: Continues to draw the selected curve interpolating through picked points. ConvertDots: Convert Dot objects to either point or text objects. ConvertExtrusion: Converts extrusion objects to surfaces and polysurfaces. ComputeVertexColors: Evaluate texture coordinates and set vertex colors. CreaseAngle: Dimension the angle between two planes. CreaseSplitting: Control whether surface creation commands divide creased surfaces into polysurfaces. CreateRegions: Replaces a non-manifold polysurface with all solid manifold regions defined by the surfaces of the input. DevSrf: Displays the developable ruling lines between pairs of rails. DigLine: Draw a line normal to a surface with a digitizing arm. DimArea: Dimensions the area of a closed curve, surface, mesh, or hatch. DimCurveLength: Dimensions the length of a curve. DisableClippingPlanes: Turn off all clipping planes in the active viewport. DraftAnglePoint: Places a point object on a surface the surface's draft angle break location. DupDimStyle: Create new dimension styles by copying existing styles. EditPythonScript: Edits a Python script. EnableClippingPlane: Turn on selected clipping planes in the active viewport. EnterEnd: Simulate the Enter key to complete a command string in a script. EnvironmentEditor: Background color, image, projection. Eval: Evaluate an expression at the command line. ExtractAnalysisMesh: Duplicate an object's analysis mesh. ExtractCurvatureGraph: Duplicate a curve's curvature graph. ExtractPipedCurve: Duplicates a curve's piping mesh. FindText: Search for specified text. GetDocumentUserText: Retrieve text information attached to a file with the SetDocumentUserText command. HatchBase: Set a starting point for existing hatches. HatchScale: Scales hatch patterns in model and layout space. HideLayersInDetail: Conceal layers in a detail view. HideRenderMesh: Hides the render mesh displayed with the ShowRenderMesh command. ImportDimStyles: Import dimension styles into the current document. ImportLayout: Import a print layout viewport from another file. IntersectTwoSets: Finds the intersection of one set of objects with another set of objects. Isometric: Change the current viewport properties to a parallel projection isometric view looking from a specified quadrant toward 0. MakeUniformUV: Make the surface knots uniform in u- or v-direction. MarkFoci: Place point objects at focus locations of conic curves. MatchCrvDir: Change a curve's direction to match another curve's direction. MatchMapping: Change an object's texture mapping properties to match another object. MatchProperties: Change an object's properties to match another object. MaterialEditor: Open Properties: Materials. MergeAllEdges: Merges all possible edges of a surface or polysurface. MeshRepair: Opens the Mesh Repair wizard. MirrorHole: Create a mirror image copy of one or more holes in a single planar surface. ModifyRadius: Change the radius of existing arcs and circles. MonkeyRunActiveScript: Runs the script currently loaded in the Monkey editor. NonmanifoldMerge: Creates a non-manifold polysurface from intersecting surfaces and polysurfaces. OffsetPolysurface: Copies a polysurface so that locations on the copied polysurface are the same specified distance from the original polysurface. PolygonCount: Report the number of mesh polygons in a selected object. PopupPopular: Display a menu with the most-used commands. RebuildUV: Reconstruct surfaces to a specified control point number in the u- or v-directions. RememberCopyOptions: Specifies whether Copy option on transform commands is stored. RemoveMultiKnot: Remove multiple knots from curves and surfaces. RenderAddEnvironment: Add render environment. RenderAddMaterial: Add render material. RenderAddTexture: Add render texture. RenderChangeEnvironment: Change render environment. RenderChangeMaterial: Change render material RenderChangeTexture: Change render texture. RenderConvertOldStyleMaterials: Convert old style render materials. RenderCreateRenderFrame: Create render frame. RenderDeleteEnvironment: Delete render environment. RenderDeleteMaterial: Delete render material. RenderDeleteTexture: Delete render texture. RenderDuplicateEnvironment: Duplicate render environment. RenderDuplicateMaterial: Duplicate render material. RenderDuplicateTexture: Duplicate render texture. RenderGroundPlaneOptions: Set render ground plane options. RenderInstanceSimilarContent: Instance similar render content. RenderLoadEnvironmentFromFile: Load render environment from file. RenderLoadMaterialFromFile: Load render material from file. RenderLoadTextureFromFile: Load render texture from file. RenderOpenLastRendering: Open last rendering in render window. RenderPostEffectPlugInOptions: Open the Options dialog box at the Post Effect Plugins Page. RenderRemoveUnusedMaterials: Remove unused render materials. RenderRenameEnvironment: Rename render environment. RenderRenameMaterial: Rename render material. RenderRenameTexture: Rename render texture. RenderRenderingDocumentProperties: Set rendering document properties. RenderRenderingOptions: Set rendering options. RenderSafeFrameOptions: Set render safe frame options. RenderSaveEnvironmentToFile: Save a specified render environment setting to a *.renv file. RenderSaveMaterialToFile: Save a specified material to a *.rmtl file. RenderSaveTextureToFile: Save a specified texture to a *.rtex file. RenderSetCurrentEnvironment: Provides a scripting option for setting an environment. RenderSunOptions: Opens the sun options dialog box. Repeat: Repeat any command or script/macro. ReplaceBlock: Replace block instances with a different block definition. RevCloud: Draw revision cloud curves. Revert: Discard changes and revert to the previously saved document. RPC: Insert Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) objects. RunPythonScript: Run a Python script. ScaleByPlane: Resize objects in two directions non-uniformly. SelBoundary: Select objects within an existing closed curve. SelBrush: Drag mouse like a brush stroke to select objects. SelBrushPoints: Drag mouse like a brush stroke to select points and control points. SelCircular: Draw a circle to select objects. SelClippingPlane: Select all clipping planes. SelDimStyle: Select dimensions of a specified style. SelectionFilter: Restrict a selection mode to specified object types. SelExtrusion: Select extrusion objects. SelHatch: Select hatch objects. SelLine: Select all lines. SelMappingWidget: Select all texture mapping widgets. SelNonManifold: Select non-manifold objects. SelPictureFrame:Selects all objects created with the PictureFrame command. SelRenderColor: Select objects by their render color. SelVolumeBox: Select objects inside, outside, or crossing a box-shaped volume. SelVolumePipe: Select objects inside, outside, or crossing a pipe-shaped volume. SelVolumeSphere: Select objects inside, outside, or crossing a spherical volume. SendBackward: Send curves backward in draw order SendFile: Opens the default mail program with the current file as an attachment. SendToBack: Send curves to back of draw order SeparateMapping: Separate mapping on objects with shared mapping. SetDimStyle: Specifies the current dimensions style. SetDocumentUserText: Attach text information to the file. SetViewSpeed: Change the speed of view manipulation, such as pan, rotate and zoom. ShellPolysurface: Remove the selected surfaces from a polysurface, and then offset the remaining surfaces to create a solid with a specified thickness. ShowLayersInDetail: Redisplay hidden layers in a detail view. ShowRenderMesh: Displays the render mesh for selected objects. ShowSelectedInDetail: Redisplay selected hidden objects in a detail view. ShowZBuffer: Create a grayscale z-buffer bitmap with the same dimensions as the viewport. SmartTrack: Turns on a system of temporary reference lines and points. SnapToLocked: Allow snaps to work on locked objects and locked layers. SolidPtOn: Turn on control points for polysurfaces. SplitCrv: Split a curve into multiple segments. Squish: Flatten a non-developable (curved in two directions) 3D mesh or NURBS surface into a flat 2D pattern. SquishBack: Return curves and surfaces to the original squished 3D shape. SunTab: Opens the Sun window. SuperExplodeBlock: Explode a block including any nested blocks into component objects. SynchronizeRenderColors: Change an object's material color to match its object or layer display color. TextScale: Scales text in model and layout space. TexturePalette: Opens the Texture Editor. ToggleRenderMesh: Toggles the display state of render meshes on an object. TriangulateRenderMeshes: Split all quadrangular polygon render mesh faces into two triangles. UnjoinEdge: Split polysurface edges. Unwrap: Surface mapping texture coordinates and the texture assigned to the object are projected onto the world xy-plane. ZoomNonManifold: Find and mark non-manifold edges on selected objects.