With my new business keeping me busy, I haven't had as much time as I would like to keep TheProvingGround.org as up to date as I would like. Make no mistake, I am still very much committed to keeping this blog going and sharing some of my more recent computational design explorations. If you have been following any of my social media accounts, you may have noticed that there have been several updates to LunchBox, Rhynamo, and other tools making their way out into the wild.
Here is a summary of what you may have missed in recent months...
Playing Nice with JSON
In both LunchBox for Dynamo AND Grasshopper, the LunchBox toolkit now has several new nodes converting between JSON, XML, datasets, and more. I like being able to convert my data between various formats with ease and these new tools hopefully make this easier
|Serialize Dynamo data as JSON|
|Grasshopper Tree to XML and converted to JSON|
Extended Excel Tools in Dynamo
Grasshopper and Dynamo both have some great solutions for working with Excel. Within Dynamo, I created a few helpful nodes for serializing Excel data to .NET DataTables. These nodes make it easy to serialize your tables so they can be queried like a database or converted to other formats like XML and JSON.
|New LunchBox Excel nodes for Dynamo|
Rhynamo and LunchBox have been upgraded to the latest version of Dynamo (0.9) and have been given some general facelift for use with new versions.