GECO GH2ECO AND VICE VERSA
Ecotect is a highly visual software for architects to work with environmental performance issues.
It is designed for early stages of conceptual design, and encourages play to understand environmental factors and interactions.
Ecotect works on the principle of "progressive data input", that means that it is prepared to give visual feedback even with very little information.
So not all aspects of a scenario has to be spelled out in detail. In fact the simulation can be done earlier, and as the model is refined, results become more accurate.
Grasshopper as a parametric modeling plug-in for Rhino, is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino's 3-D modeling tools,
allows the user to construct their own "explicit history tree".
With little programming experience, users of Grasshopper can define relations and correlations to generate parametrical architectural models.
So taking use of this two Software's [uto] developed a new interface named GECO, which offers a direct link between Rhino/Grasshopper models and Ecotect.
The Plug-in allows you to export complex geometries very quickly , evaluate your design in Ecotect and access the performances data, to import the results as feedback to Grasshopper.
This could be done as single process or loop to improve performance and the design of a building in the context of its environment.
The single results of the process could be saved inside Rhino in the vertices of the analysis mesh to store data for later use inside different design approaches.
GECO is currently released as beta version and is free for non-commercial work and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License..
for further information and development news visit http://www.utos.blogspot.com/
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Thanks in advance
Geco for GH09.0064 and above trial-version until 1st october 2015
the libary will get updated after this point and will be still free available.
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