This started as a curiosity (“now that we have Rhino Compute, what would it take to run Grasshopper from the web?”) and has grown to the point I’m trying to give it more sunlight. Grasshopper is the software that got me into software, and I’m stoked to finally share NodePen here, with some of the people who know Grasshopper best and use it the most.
On NodePen, you can:
- Create new scripts, with native Grasshopper components, and run them from your browser (or touchscreen device, if you’d like)
- Download the .gh for any of your scripts, or scripts shared by other users
- Open a script in multiple tabs, so you can have one open to the model and one open to the script, just like with Rhino/Grasshopper
And if you share the script with others, you get these neat little thumbnails of your work (I’ve always wanted visual Grasshopper thumbnails)
There is still a lot of work left to do, and a number of limitations (missing components, shortcuts, etc), but I’m hoping after a bit of time in the sun I’ll have a clearer idea of where to go next.
Please enjoy, and reach out here any time to share your thoughts or something neat you managed to make with the components available!