Use Rhino Scripts to Automate Processes

Pollination Rhino plugin is based on a series of custom libraries that it is possible to use to create scripts. E.g. I would like to override all current glass material of the apertures with a custom one with just one click. A script could do that fast.

Example files that used in the video are available from:

One of the easiest ways to create a Pollination Rhino script is ironpython of Rhino.

Rhino has an internal IDE to write ironpython. Type the command **EditPythonScript **on the command bar of Rhino to open it.

Or it is possible to use external IDE to create it.

Importing the libraries

The first step is import modules and sub-modules that contain the useful classes

# import rhinocommon
import Rhino
import System

# import pollination part
import clr
import HoneybeeSchema as hb # Honeybee Schema
import Core as po # Pollination classes
  • HoneybeeSchema.dll contains the schema that Pollination rhino uses

  • Pollination.Core.dll contains following sub-modules:

  • Objects: Pollination Rhino Runtime Objects (RoomObject, OrphanedFaceObject, ApertureObject, DoorObject, ShadeObject, SensorGridObject, ViewObject)

  • Entity: It contains ModelEntity which collects on runtime all Pollination Object which the model is made

  • Data: Honeybee Schema data that every Pollination Object contains. E.g. RoomObject is composed by RoomData through Data Property

See links below for more information:

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