Can we please have more baking options built into Grasshopper?
There are two very good and popular sets of tools which among their goodies, have baking components: Human and Elefront, some of their functionalities overlap and treat things differently. From time to time I struck into those differences, learn about them, times go by and I forgot all those nuances… so I repeat this process.
I think such an important task as baking shouldn’t be resolved by 3-rd party plugins.
Revit wall from Graphical Element component, which should be baked as block, is not accepted by Human plugin.
There are occasional problems to bake geometry with the given material.
Selected material to bake with is ignored and new material with the same name is made.
I’m not sure how it would work if one would want to incorporate special attributes such as VisualARQ Section Attributes. (Elefront’s BakeName doesn’t work with VA Objects)
Also, having special baking components for different elements can clutter GH definition quite a lot.
Ideally, I would really like to see a baking “future-proof” solution provided by McNeel, where special attributes made by different plugin creators would bake as they should.
To shrink all that wishes to the most important/basic stuff:
- Bake & Replace previously baked objects - currently dealt with by “BakeName” in Elefront and “Delete Prior Bakes” in Human. There should be an option like that. How about Ctrl + Insert as a keyboard shortcut for that?
- Select baked stuff - similar to the very convenient Zoom option, but with selection.