I’ve been using grasshopper since Fall 2009. It took a couple of years to really make the most of the tool but have used it pretty steadily for quite a few years on most projects. Every once in a while I check in to see how grasshopper 2 is coming along and each time it seems to be the same. Most of the great plugs seem to have completed development and receive only minor updates every year or so at best. Have those that were the most hardcore into grasshopper moved on to other tools?
It’s now been a decade since the core group of users began using the app. In the office there is the Hand Drawn Generation, the AutoCAD generation, the Revit generation and then the grasshopper generation. I’m beginning to wonder if the next iteration of grasshopper might not be ready until that next generation of new designers and if so, it will remain relevant among what the future of design computation will become during this next generation of technology?
I’m not at all saying that any of this is easy. And I wouldn’t be where I am today if Grasshopper itself would have never existed. But I’m curious, does it really take an unknown amount of years to develop grasshopper 2? Is David Rutten the only person on this project? : \ if it’s a budget issue I’d imagine Mcneel could make more money selling grasshopper than they they currently do with rhino.