Month: June 2014

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Math Transit

With the arrival of Code Blocks in Dynamo version 0.7.0 and later, there are now at least four distinct options for calculating stuff: Traditional nodes The Formula node Python Code Blocks (There's a fifth method, too, if you write your own node, compile it, and import the dll using zero-touch import—look for a future blog post!)

[Scratching the Surface of] Everything You Need To Know About Code Blocks

Simply put, Code Blocks are the bomb. If you've been following their development through the last six months of pull requests and Dynamo daily builds, you'll know what I mean. There's a lot going on in these little guys, and here is the CliffsNotes version of a how-to guide. "Where did this come from!?" you ask. Dynamo and DesignScript, a text-b

Improvements to Dynamo’s View Manipulation

Ever tried to rotate the background geometry preview but ended up showing a context menu for the nodes? Or tried to pan your graph but realized the geometry navigation is still active? Let's face it, even the most active Dynamo user gets tripped up with these kinds of issues. If you're like me, and you find this frustrating, you're in for a treat.

I love me a Parametric Bridge

I have a crap-ton of other stuff to do, and it's sunny outside, but I know that you, dear reader, really really need  a slightly impractical bridge to get you into the weekend.  So here is my triumphant (and somewhat muttering) return to screencasting: setting out geometry for a fancy pedestrian bridge, from scratch, in Dynamo.