Sep '04 - Aug '08
I'm sick of making stairs and auditorium risers by hand in Rhino. Easy enough if you're working with a continuous width per tread/riser but when you want to step an irregular plan shape it becomes a nightmare of trimming and clean up. No more!
As per my usual warnings, this script is provided totally and completely without warranty. In fact, since I'm a little preoccupied with making stairs on every inclined plane in my rhino model, I'll have even less time that usual to respond to problems. Lucky for you, dear archinecter, we have a community of helpful people who are here to assist you in resolving any problems that may or may not arise from these scripts (or what will surely be your newfound love and appreciation for irregularly plan shaped stairs).
To get the goods, go to here and download riserMaker.rvb. Once you've done that all you need to do is load 'er up in Rhino and follow the prompts.
The click order is something along the lines of the sequence in this image. Basically, the script is asking you to define a line that marks the bottom of the stringers and a riser height. With that info it makes all the stair wedges.
Wouldn't it be nice is you could input a riser height or a tread depth (like the venerable stair tool in Good Ole Form Z)? Yes, it would. But you can't. Not until someone else takes this script and adds that feature. Game?