Hello everyone, as I mentioned earlier, this issue has been a source of perplexity for me over a considerable period, and despite multiple attempts, I must acknowledge that they have all yielded unsuccessful outcomes. I just wanna the same effection from the picture.
Anyway: there’s add-ons used so I can’t see a thing (I never use add-ons other than K2) So you want to “group” your pipes consecutively (i.e. create a Tree out of the List where max items per branch are N) and apply a gradient preview color per branch OR you want to relate the gradient previw to some other pipe property? (like length (not rational for this case), base.Z etc etc).
Regarding moved point as the critical point, the lower part is left color on gradient, the other is right but the middle part (critical point) still has gradient. I don’t know my description is clear or not.
I work with R5 (for the very limited usage - if any at all - of the R/GH for real-life things in the practice it’s more than OK). So I’m not aware of a native thing (or an add-on) that can define Material that way (but later builds maybe can). Other than that this is - more or less - easy via C# (It could be a 100% black box (*) for you, mind).
(*) say like this mysterious thing (existed stuff - does NOT make materials) :
I am sorry, it’s my fault for the poor description. The gradient color does not follow the curve; it is applied to the pipe itself, like the picture I uploaded. The gradient color on the pipe runs along its height.
The only reason that I posted the (existed) mysterious thing (NOTING that it does NOT make Materials as you like) is to indicate … er … hmm … the black box aspect of matters IF I’ll provide a suitable solution via C# code. Like:
Like this.It was made in Max, I am wondering how to achieve this effection in rhino.But there is a little difference, the bottom color is more by more from left to right and the top color is less by less from left to right.