Download Rhino Grasshopper Controller apk 1.1 free for Android smartphone

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Rhino Grasshopper Controller

Posted by Sam Bernaerdt in Tools | June 24, 2012 | 14 Comments

Apk file size: 440.0 KB

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Does not work with Rhino 5.
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Code is available on bitbucket:

The Rhino Grasshopper Controller sends all the sensor information from your device directly to Grasshopper. From there you can do with it whatever you want and control your geometry with gravity, rotation, light or touch input...
It sends all that data via Wifi to your network and uses the gHowl plugin to read it back in.

The app requires the following installations on your PC:
- Rhino (
- Grasshopper plugin for Rhino (
- gHowl plugin for Grasshopper (

The app was developed for the following versions:
- Rhino 4.0 SR8
- Grasshopper 0.8.0066
- gHowl r50

Please read the Help section in the app to set up communication between your device and Grasshopper and get a quick start by running the example grasshopper file:

Note: This app is using very device-specific features and therefore hard to test without real devices, please send me an email describing your device and problem if you encounter one. If the app crashes, please submit the error-report.

Permissions: The permissions are required to read Wifi state, enable Wifi, Read Wifi network state and keep the device alive during sending.

Whats new

    - Fixed crash on Android 3.x and above
    - Separate sending and sensor speed

Sam Bernaerdt part of our Tools and have average installs from 5000 to 10000. Last Update June 24, 2012. Google play rating is 92.1212. Current verison is 1.1. Actual size 440.0 KB.

Download rhino-grasshopper-controller.apk 440.0 KB


A Google User

Extremely useful and powerful! This is a terrific idea and a terrific app. I was amazed that it worked so well on the first try. Great job!

Hassan Kamel

Must update It's very great idea, but since I started with Rhino 5 how can I use this???

Alex Wilson

Gh on android Two of my great loves! Great app, keep up the amazing work.

Max Eschenbach

Works. But not in rhino 5 The Controller worked perfectly in rhino 4 but since I'm using rhino 5 and the new grasshopper it doesn't. An updated version would be very much appreciated since its an amazing tool!

Trong Thuy Nguyen

Great! Work ok with rhino5sr9 & grasshopper 3d newest version.

A Google User

from a gHowl Developer Hello Sam! I am not sure why I did not know about this until now! I just downloaded the app and it works very well right away! Excellent, clean design. Well done!

A Google User

Ghreat Thanks Sam! Works well on my Galaxy 10.1. Although like Luis I had no idea it existed until now. Cheers Danny

A Google User

amazing This is awesome

Ярослав Левандовський

Nice program :-) Works perfectly

A Google User

the missing link Good job. Anyone thinking the GH number slider provided dynamic input should try this one !

A Google User

Awesome Thanks for designing this. I'm trying to learn all I can about grasshopper right now and this is going to be pretty interesting to work with~

A Google User

Awesome product but ..... Does anyone have any algorithms they have made to allow them to use the phone as a controller, anyway of sending it to me? Or are there any step by step guides to make one? Cheers

A Google User

Fantastic! Amazing for pushing the boundaries of design. Much appreciate your app.

Federico Escobar Salas

Very nice Want to give it a try right now.

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