Is anyone aware of a good lopper such as Anemone for the Mac? (Looping multiple data streams, not just recursion). We keep running into interesting Putterfish and other similar GH Definitions that use Anemone or Hoopsnake. However, the last Anemone build was many years ago and both do not run on OSX.
Are we forced to write our own Looper in Python, or is there something out there that we’re missing? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I’m also mostly using Rhino/Grasshopper on macOS nowadays and haven’t come across a viable solution for looping, accept by doing it yourself via your own component (i.e. Python, C#, etc.).
I would highly recommend that you write your own stuff. Even on Windows, most of the loop components that I tried, naturally have their limitations and really aren’t fit for complex, customized applications (in my opinion!). The best one that I’ve come across over the years, was Anemone, but I guess it’s not available on macOS.
Your own component could give you ultimate control and freedom, to do your looping and much more.
In Python, for instance, a loop can be as simple as this:
# loops from 0 to 100 and prints i, the iteration count, for each iteration
for i in range(100):
# does pretty much the same as the above example
i = 0
while i < 100:
i += 1
I’m not advertising Python, but it is what I know.
Furthermore, you could always use the Windows version of Rhino/Grasshopper in Parallels, VMWare or even Bootcamp.