I am wondering is there any grasshopper plug-in can do some simple real-time render to the model? Some effects like casting shadow on SketchUp?
I know that there are some plug-ins like v-ray can render baked geometries in Rhino but what I am more interested in is the plug-ins that can render grasshopper geometries…
V-Ray for Rhino 2.0 has a sample gha located in c:\ProgramData\ASGVIS\VfR564\SampleGrasshopper
This gha will allow you to render grasshopper geometry in V-Ray Production and V-Ray RT renders.
V-Ray For Rhino 3.0 has slightly more advanced Grasshopper Components located in c:\ProgramData\Chaos Group\VfR564\GrasshopperCompnents. You will have to manually install / update these every time you install.
Depending on what you are trying to do, these might meet your needs.
Thanks for your reply.
I am quite interested in the Grasshopper Components you mention.
Just wondering how do these components work. Can it do a real time rendering for the Grasshopper geometries just like SketchUp? Or they works like V-Ray, you hit a button and it just render an image?
And can I install the V-Ray For Rhino 3.0 on Rhino 5?