Tuesday, May 24, 2022

AA Visiting School Sao Paulo Interactive Constructions: Augmented Reality Bamboo Structures

 


The AA Visiting School Sao Paulo 2022 – 'Augmented Reality Bamboo Structures' will rely on Augmented Reality (AR) technology to guide manual fabrication actions to develop complex geometries built with bamboo. 

This year, the design and fabrication of these parametric structures will be led by architects Professor Kristof Crolla and Mr. Garvin Goepel, using analog and digital techniques.

The aim will be to combine bamboo constructions and digital technologies based on digital design research used to implement bending-active bamboo shell structures. The projects will be developed in Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, Karamba, and other software. 


Location: Taught in English at Universidade Belas Artes in Sao Paulo
Date: July 7th - 16th, 2022
Fee: £695

For additional information, visit this link.

Questions? Contact Camila Calegari at camila@subdv.com



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Rhino User Meeting Copenhagen 2022


McNeel Europein collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group, is organizing a Rhino User Meeting on June 16th, 2022 in Copenhagen.

Join us to discuss the tools and attitudes towards sustainability, how these attitudes have woven themselves into the daily practices of designers and architects, and the practical outcomes they are yielding.

Get inspiration from industry experts, who will share their most recent research projects and workflows with the audience in this casual evening hosted at the BIG headquarters in CPH.

Private and Tailored Online Rhino Training by SimplyRhino UK


"The Simply Rhino team of trainers offer real-world experience from their specialist professional fields alongside Certified Rhino, and Rhino Plug-in, training expertise.
 

Whatever your industry, project or training requirements, we have the expert trainers to work with you. Our training includes Rhino fundamentals, advanced modelling, parametric design with Grasshopper and much more."

Datakit announces a new update of their Import/Export plugins

Datakit, specialist in 3D interoperability, announces the new version (2022.1) of its technical data conversion SDK. 

Since 1994 Datakit facilitates the exchange of 2D and 3D data for users and developers of CAD, CAD/CAM, 3D visualization, simulation, metrology, and modeling applications. The latest version of CrossManager (Datakit software for file-to-file conversion of most 3D and 2D formats) and CrossCadWare (reading and writing libs for 2D and 3D software editors) improve once again the interoperability between different standard and native formats.
 
Datakit conversion libraries V2022.1 bring new reading functionalities for Inventor, OBJ, REVIT 3D. They also add CATIA V5 writing functionalities. 

Software editors integrating release 2022.1 of Datakit SDK will now be able to:
  • Read the predefined views, as well as the FDT (PMI) from the INVENTOR 3D assembly files 
  • Read the alpha channel of colors (transparency) from OBJ 3D and RHINO 3D. 
  • Write in CATIA V5 the Views named by the users.

Datakit is constantly upgrading its SDK to remain compatible with the latest versions from publishers, as well as with their previous versions. 

Datakit V2022.1 adds new versions and now makes it possible to: 

  • Read JT files up to version 10.7 
  • Read older REVIT versions (2011,2012,2013 and 2014) in complement with REVIT 2015 to 2022 versions.
  • Extract data from Solid Edge 2022, the latest version of Solid Edge. 
  • Read the 2022 SP0 version of Solid Works, but also its ancestors from 2006 to 2008. 
  • Read NX 1992, 1996, 2000, the last versions of NX.
How to test Datakit file-to-file software
End users of 2D and 3D applications can download the software and obtain a demo license on the official pages of CrossManager and CrossCad/Plg.


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hull Shape Assistant plug-in in open Beta


Hull Shape Assistant (HSA) is a new Rhino plug-in providing shape modelling assistance tools focused on design, fairing and reverse engineering.

HSA’s geometry is composed of parts which may be surfaces or a set of curves prepared for lofting a surface. HSA also accepts as an input already existing polysurfaces in form of 1 part, with no specific option to modify it.

Functionality:

• automatic joining and trimming of parts, according to defined limiting top, transom and/or skeg shape;
• automatic generation of flat side and flat bottom;
• real-time information regarding distance from reference geometry, which can be points clouds, curves, meshes, surfaces or polysurfaces;
• real-time generation of sections, buttocks and waterlines;
• simplified control over surface curvature and zebra analysis;
• real-time information regarding ship hydrostatic parameters – HSA will try to fill small gaps in imperfect shape if input is non-watertight;
• simple clipping over length;
• simple compact panel for control of plugin functionality.

Currently HSA supports only symmetric hull shapes.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Summer workshop by ControlMAD: Design and Parametric Fabrication (Aug 8 - Sep 2, 2022)



DESIGN & PARAMETRIC FABRICATION
VI Edition Summer Workshop by ControlMAD
100 hours

Rhino 3D, Parametric Design with Grasshopper and Digital Fabrication

Course focused on getting knowledge in 3D modeling with Rhinoceros and Parametric Design with Grasshopper, obtaining real results with the construction of a large scale prototype as final project thanks to digital fabrication tools.

This edition will be in hybrid format: PART I will be with live on-line sessions. 
PART II (optional) can be followed on-line or on-site.


Research projects at School of Mechanical Engineering - Istanbul Technical University



Erkan Gunpinar (Associate Professor at School of Mechanical Engineering - Istanbul Technical University) has been kind enough to share the following research projects with the Rhino/Grasshopper community:

  • Helical5AM: five-axis parametrized helical additive manufacturing
  • 4 and 5-Axis additive manufacturing of parts represented using free-form 3D curves
  • Curvature and Feature-Aware Print-Paths from Hexahedral Meshes for Additive Manufacturing
  • SplineLearner: Generative learning system of design constraints for models represented using B-spline surfaces

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

ExactFlat for Rhino - Free Mini Course

Improve your pattern making in Rhino with the ExactFlat for Rhino 3D plugin.
Make digital patterns the easy way. ExactFlat will show you how.
The ExactFlat for Rhino mini course is FREE.

ExactFlat for Rhino 3D features include:

  1. Design in Rhino 3D or import from laser scans or other 3D CAD packages.
  2. Accurately flatten complex 3D surfaces into production ready 2D flat patterns.
  3. Add precision alignment notches, darts, seams and grain lines in seconds.
  4. Export in standard DXF formats to create output for cutters or 2D fabric CAD packages.
    For more features click here.


Questions? Email Mark Jewell.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Environmental simulation in Rhino with Pollination from Ladybug Tools




We're so excited to share that Rhino and Ladybug Tools users now have access to a new, user-friendly plugin for environmental simulation called Pollination. Created by the developers of Ladybug Tools, the Pollination ecosystem extends Rhino's superior modeling capabilities by giving users the ability to assign environmental simulation data to geometry. You can quickly build, visualize, and validate geometrically complex models before running energy, daylight, thermal comfort, or other environmental simulations in parallel with your design model for real-time insight. 

Use the plugin as a stand-alone desktop application or combine it with Pollination's cloud-computing capabilities, verified simulation recipes, and collaboration features for an unparalleled environmental analysis experience. Ladybug Tools users will find a seamless integration between the Ladybug Tools Grasshopper plugin and the Pollination Rhino plugin. Fully-detailed energy and Radiance models created in Rhino can be sent to Grasshopper as Honeybee models for custom simulation, parametric analysis, and data visualization.

Join the upcoming Pollination User Meetup on May 26, 2022, at 11 am EST to learn about leveraging Pollination to make your existing Ladybug Tools and Rhino workflows more effortless and collaborative.


Register for Pollination User Meeting...


Friday, May 13, 2022

Form Finding with Kangaroo Physics Webinar


Are you interested in gaining Parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level? Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

This Form Finding with Kangaroo Physics Webinar will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Kangaroo Physics, a free powerful plugin in Grasshopper / Rhinoceros.

The webinar's main teaching lessons are recorded, to make sure that all the course sections are covered within the time frame. There will be a live Q&A at the end of every session.

In case participants had to miss parts of the course for any reason, they can attend them at other agreed times that suit them, in coordination with the webinar's instructor.

Webinar prerequisite: Participants are advised to have a basic knowledge of Grasshopper.

Webinar duration: 6 Days / 12 hours in total: Start June 6, 2022.

Time Zone: CET / Berlin Germany Time

Language: English

Participants will be given a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar

Questions about the webinar? Please email wassefdabboucy@gmail.com.


More information and registration...


Friday, May 6, 2022

Plant Kit Deep Dive Workshops, May 20 & 21


Plant Kit Deep Dive Workshops
May 20 & 21

Using generative tools and computational power, Plant Kit allows you to build workflows which integrate analysis, design decisions, and rapid iteration to realize your planting design efficiently and effectively using conceptual plants or real life plant data.

The Plant Kit Deep Dive workshops will focus on workflows and techniques that will allow you to explore how to create and iterate through your planting design and documentation. Learn how to utilize computational power to simultaneously incorporate multiple factors into your designs such as ecosystem services, long-term sustainability/survivability, design-driven placements, and more. These sessions will encourage you to follow along and engage in interactive demos to gain greater insight into Plant Kit’s functionality.


Pick the time that works for you and register here!

  • Weekday Session Friday, May 20, 1pm-4pm, EST
  • Weekend Session 1 Saturday, May 21, 9am-12pm, EST
  • Weekend Session 2 Saturday, May 21, 1pm-4pm, EST

Cost: $300.00 ($100.00 for students and faculty)

Class size: 10 maximum participants per session. Sign up today to reserve your spot!


Plant Kit is a tool specifically designed to evolve your planting design workflow by packaging essential modeling and design functions into a suite of tools that take a different approach than any other software today. This deep dive workshop is designed for users with basic knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper, although new users are welcome to join to gain more knowledge of how this new tool set could expand their current methods of planting design. 

Participants will leave the workshop with a deep understanding of Plant Kit as well as methods for linking these techniques to your existing computational design workflow. Participants will understand:

  • How plant can be used as blocks for documentation in CAD
  • How these plant blocks can translate to nodes in rendering software like Lumion
  • How to visualize growth over time and bloom over the course of the year.
  • How to use the plant schedule component



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Parametric Design Webinar by Wassef Dabboussi


Are you interested in gaining parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level? Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

This Parametric Design Webinar will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros.

If you already know Grasshopper and would like to uplift your parametric knowledge, then you can choose option 2.

  • Option 1: General Webinar for Beginners - 8 Days / 16 hours in total. Start May 16, 2022.
  • Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 Days / 8 hours in total. Start May 25, 2022.

The webinar's main teaching lessons are recorded, to make sure that all the course sections are covered within the time frame. There will be a live Q&A at the end of every session.

In case participants had to miss parts of the course for any reason, they can attend them at other agreed times that suit them, in coordination with the webinar's instructor.

Time Zone: CET

Language: English

Participants will be given a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.

More information and registration...


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Parametric structural building design online workshop using SOFiSTiK in Grasshopper, June 8–10 (McNeel Europe)


Parametric structural building design online workshop using SOFiSTiK in Grasshopper
June 08–10, 2022
10 AM–5 PM CEST
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

Today’s building industry is increasingly complex and specialised. Modern projects are highly driven by intensive collaboration between architects, structural engineers, and other stakeholders. Especially in the digital era, architects, and engineers are separated from the building site. Hence, digital models are required to ensure a three-dimensional understanding of the scope of work. The challenge is to extend the architectural BIM model with structural information.

This workshop will give you an intro to parametric structural design using the connection between the powerful analysis software SOFiSTiK and the nearly endless parametric possibilities of the Rhino/Grasshopper world. An emphasis is on exploring methods of collaboration between architects and structural engineers. It is led by structural engineer and software developer Florian Hemetsberger from SOFiSTiK AG, along with BIM specialist Junghwo Park from Umdasch Group Ventures.

Participants can expect to gain knowledge in the following fields:
  • Get a basic understanding of how to set up the analysis workflow in SOFiSTiK
  • Learn about the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper Interface
  • Learn Grasshopper tips and tricks facilitating the analysis workflow
  • Learn how to connect analysis with a BIM model in Revit using Rhino.Inside

Day 1: Get to know the SOFiSTiK workflow

  • Structural analysis with SOFiSTiK
  • The SOFiSTiK Rhino Interface
  • Grasshopper basics for the structural engineers
  • Interfacing Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK
  • Useful Grasshopper Tips and Tricks

Day 2: Dive deep into the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper world

  • Cantilever beam & concrete plate
  • SOFiSTiK Grasshopper: Basic examples
  • Meshing options
  • SOFiSTiK basics: combinations, result evaluation, and reports

 Day 3: Shall we dance?

  • Conceptual parametric structural design
  • Design collaboration between architects and structural engineers
  • Connecting analysis with BIM using Rhino.Inside
  • Future development and summary of the workshop

Course requirements: This workshop is aimed at structural engineers with basic knowledge of using Rhino and Grasshopper, but others are welcome. 

Online course fees: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note, that your seat is confirmed after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!

SURPIK3D - new stitching tool for Rhino


SURPIK3D is a new plugin for Rhino and Grasshopper for digital designers in CMF, textile and leather industries (footwear, leather goods, apparel, interior design, furniture, automotive, aircraft, and more) who need to quickly generate stitching and splitting on soft parts of a 3D model for technical or rendering purposes.

You can configure different types of stitching and splitting thanks to the parameters in the user interface and get these as real geometries.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Introduction to Grasshopper - Online Workshop en Español

 


Join Atrica and McNeel instructor Andres Gonzalez for an Online Workshop, "Step by Step Introduction to Grasshopper," held in Spanish via Zoom. 

In this course, students are in for an in-depth introduction to the Grasshopper visual programming tool in Rhinoceros 7. Participants will learn the basics of Grasshopper and end with advanced concepts and tools.

Requirements: Rhinoceros 6 or 7 basic. We recommend you take this short free course before the workshop. 

Dates: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
Fee: FREE
Language: Spanish
Location: Livestreamed from Zoom



Questions? Contact Atrica at atrica.lineamexico@gmail.com


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Monday, April 25, 2022

Decoding the Urban Genome with Wallacei online course, June 13–15 (McNeel Europe)


Decoding the Urban Genome with Wallacei Online Course
June 13–15, 2022
10 AM–5 PM CEST
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

The online course "Decoding the Urban Genome" is aimed at generative design using Wallacei, and it is taught by Mohammed Makki and Milad Showkatbakhsh, co-founders of Wallacei

Wallacei is an evolutionary engine to run simulations through genetic algorithms for solving multi-objective optimization problems. Wallacei incorporates highly detailed analytic tools with comprehensive selection methods, including unsupervised machine learning algorithms to assist users in making more informed decisions at all stages of their generative design processes. In the 3-day online course, learn the detailed features and functions of the Wallacei platform through a hands-on approach, gaining a thorough understanding of the methodologies associated with the applications of evolutionary concepts in design. The workshop will teach Wallacei through the design of an urban superblock, with added focus on the genome and its significance in the evolutionary process.

Day 1: Fundamentals

  • The theory behind the application of Evolutionary Principles in Design and Problem Solving:
  • Significance of the biological evolutionary processes in nature.
  • Translation of biological evolutionary processes within computation.
  • Genetic Algorithms: case studies in design.
  • Generative Design with Wallacei features and contributions.
  • Running Wallacei: Environment, Goals, Objectives, and Gene pools.

Day 2: Wallacei Generative Design Workflow

  • Setting up the generative design workflow, environments, and frameworks for the formulation of an Urban Superblock
  • Running the Evolutionary Algorithm
  • Understanding the Wallacei.X user interface and reading the simulation’s results:
  • Wallacei Settings: population, parameters, search space and dynamic charts.
  • Wallacei Analytics: standard deviation, diamond chart, and fitness values.
  • Wallacei Selection: parallel coordinate, selecting solutions, Pareto front, and phenotypes.

Day 3: Decoding the Urban Genome

  • Extracting information from Wallacei.X: genomes, phenotypes, and data.
  • Understanding the role of the genome for the purposes of analysis and selection
  • Decoding the genomes outputted by the simulation and extracting additional data sets from the population
  • Visualization and animations using Wallacei

Course requirements: Basic knowledge using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Online course fees: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note, your seat is confirmed after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!


Friday, April 22, 2022

Rhino Webinar: Computational Design in Landscape Architecture (May 19 at 2 PM CEST)




Are you a landscape architect, urban planner, computational designer, town council technician, constructor, student, teacher or just wanting to get started with your own green space design?

Join Thomas Chapman and McNeel Europe for a Zoom live webinar followed by questions and answers. Discover projects done with Rhino, how you can use it in this field, learn how computational design be used to streamline and enhance the work of Landscape Architecture, understand his personal approach, and get a sneak peek of his latest open source project LandArch Tools.

Speaker: Thomas Chapman studied Landscape Architecture at RMIT and graduated in 2015 with an MLA with Distinction in Landscape Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. Thomas has over 6 years of professional experience at world-renowned offices, GROSS. MAX., HASSELL, Aspect Studios, and now, Realm Studios. He also teaches Rhino and Grasshopper at RMIT.

Questions about the webinar? Please email marketing.team@mcneel.com.
Interested in Landscape Design? rhino3d.com/for/landscape-design.


Rendering with Rhino 7 - Online Course

 


If you are looking to create successful and memorable presentations, this course is for you! Learn practical and new tools that will help you meet the challenge; let the innovative rendering tools included in Rhino 7 add credibility to your product achieving images that impress and inspire.

We invite you to register for our new Rendering with Rhino 7 Online Course by Arquitecht Julian Oquendo. It's available in English and Spanish

Enjoy a
 50% discount for a limited time with code: RHINO7RENDER50
at checkout. 
Register now!


Plus: Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. 
Get started today!


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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Rhino training for Landscape Architects


Are you a landscape designer or landscape architect? Join Asuni's Rhino and Lands Design training, specifically structured for you.

This online training is a complete solution for those who are beginners in Rhino. The course covers the most essential commands for Landscape Design, drawing, modeling, and visualization. Then it continues by addressing all features of Lands Design including its specific landscape modeling tools, layouts, and BIM documentation. 

Rhino + Lands Design

Rhino: 17, 19, 24 May 2022

Lands Design: 26 & 31 May, 2 June

4-6 pm (UTC+2)

Language: English

Price: 360€+VAT (Students 50% off)

See and download the program summary.

If you are already familiar with Rhino, you can just attend the Lands Design course starting on May 26.

 More information and registration...


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Masters Open Day Y22/23 Conference by DesignMorphine


Are you interested in DesignMorphine's Master of Science in Computational and Advanced Design Degree (MSc CAD)? If so, join us for Open Day presentations and Q&A session where we can answer any questions you might have about this fully-accredited online Master's Degree program. 

The open day will begin with a presentation and overview of the degree program, a run-through of each chapter and lab, the backgrounds and qualifications of our Master's educators, and technical details about the degree program's format and experience. Afterward, a selection of current Master's students will present the work they have done to date in the program as well as share their experience so far. We will then open it up to a live Q&A session where all your questions will be answered by a variety of our team and current students. We will be taking questions by chat or interactive live video questions. 


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Rhino webinar: All Engineers Should Utilise the Power of Grasshopper! - May 25 at 4 PM CEST


Rhino webinar: All Engineers Should Utilise the Power of Grasshopper!

May 25 at 4 PM CEST

Parametric design is identified with crazy shapes, abstract geometries, and futuristic design. Mainly thanks to architects who were in the front of applying and taking full advantage of the new design approach in the AEC industry. However, parametric design has much more to offer. Thanks to the possibility of automatization, design can be performed much faster and be more ''tolerant'' of changes. Krzysztof's presentation focuses on the practical use of Grasshopper in different engineering disciplines—bridges, buildings, roads, energy, geotechnics, and the environment.

This webinar will show that all engineers can change the way of working and learn Grasshopper in a practical and fun way!

Speaker: Krzysztof Wojslaw is a bridge engineer that works with applying computational design in different disciplines in the AEC industry. He is co-founder of a BIMCorner.com blog and newsletter learngrasshopper.com. Currently, he is working on a Grasshopper learning platform where all engineers can start with parametric design. Instead of ''learn by watching'' the platform will be built on the rule ''learn by doing'' where students need to solve real-work challenges.




Thursday, April 14, 2022

food4Rhino webinar: The ShapeDiver Plugin (May 12 at 4PM CEST)


food4Rhino webinar: The ShapeDiver Plugin (May 12 at 4 PM CEST)

ShapeDiver is an online platform for hosting and sharing Grasshopper files on the web. It’s widely used by thousands of designers worldwide to share parametric models with other non-technical people via a web browser.

In this webinar, Edwin Hernández and Ezequiel Lopez from ShapeDiver will give us a guided tour of all the new features recently introduced with the latest version of their plugin. From new import and export file formats, a new attribute system, and a plethora of new components to downloading and updating via Rhino’s Package Manager.

Form Finding with Kangaroo Physics Webinar

Are you interested in gaining Parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level? Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

This Form Finding with Kangaroo Physics Webinar will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Kangaroo Physics, a free powerful plugin in Grasshopper / Rhinoceros.

Webinar prerequisite: Participants are advised to have a basic knowledge of Grasshopper.

Webinar duration: 6 Days / 12 hours in total: Start May 2, 2022

Time Zone: CET / Berlin Germany Time

Language: English

Participants receive a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.

Questions about the webinar? Please email wassefdabboucy@gmail.com.


Complete details, registration, and webinar link...



Wednesday, April 13, 2022

VisualARQ Inside.Revit video



The Rhino.Inside.Revit technology allows you to run Rhino and VisualARQ inside Revit. Using Grasshopper as a bridge, the Rhino geometry and VisualARQ objects can travel back and forth from Rhino to Revit.

The VisualARQ.Inside Revit workflow offers a simple way to make this conversion by providing the Grasshopper definitions needed to transfer all the geometry and information with just one single click.

With this workflow you will be able to:

  • Transfer all the VisualARQ objects from VisualARQ to Revit
  • Transfer Rhino geometry from VisualARQ to Revit
  • Use the IFC VisualARQ features to tag Rhino geometry with an IFC type so that it will be transferred to Revit as if you had exported to IFC
  • For some objects (walls, slabs, doors, and windows), their styles will be automatically transferred as Revit types so that they will be Revit native objects
  • Transfer all the VisualARQ parameters associated to objects with their values
  • Update all this information anytime


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Webinar: Wind and Other Geometry, by Peter Donders (May 4 at 4 PM CEST)


Peter Donders is possibly the best example of how traditional craftsmanship and 3D design work together. Due to his fascination with the leading Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta, Donders’ creations feature organic lines and serene shapes.

In this webinar, Peter will feature designs like the Wind Chair, which from conception to completion in just under 500 hours, is decidedly the most ambitious of his projects.

Speaker

Peter Donders is a Belgian designer mastered in 3D technology and printing.

He worked for fifteen years as a craft-furniture designer and maker before beginning to integrate computer-based tools into his work.

Immediately after his graduation in 1987, he became self-employed as a carpenter and experimented with unique shapes and materials.
In 1999 he switched from pure craftsmanship to drawing on the computer in 3D and CAD, which he developed in self-study.

Now he combines his background as a craftsman with his expansive technological knowledge—the computer is now fully part of his production process. For every object Donders makes, he pushes the borders of existing technology and techniques. Besides his work with carbon fiber, he loves to explore the possibilities of 3D printing.

During his career, Peter was invited to several conferences worldwide to speak about his approach to 3D drawing programs. His innovative application of technology has been well received by architects such as Sir Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid and is still revolutionary today.



Parametric Design Webinar by Wassef Dabboussi



Are you interested in gaining parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level? Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

This Parametric Design Webinar will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros.

If you already know Grasshopper and would like to uplift your parametric knowledge, you can choose Option 2.

  • Option 1: General Webinar for Beginners - 8 Days / 16 hours in total: Starts April 18, 2022
  • Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 Days / 8 hours in total: Starts April 25, 2022

Time Zone: CET Germany Time

Webinar Language: English

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.

More information and registration...


Friday, April 1, 2022

Bella 22.3 for Rhino released


Diffuse Logic is pleased to announce the public release of Bella 22.3, which introduces its new Saturn solver

The Saturn solver is built on a novel new architecture, which enables fast, fully spectral rendering, as well as the ability to stop at a given perceptual noise level and use the same solver for preview and production rendering. With CPU performance on par with some GPU renderers, Saturn, which features native support for Apple Silicon, also serves as the basis for the ongoing development of hybrid CPU/GPU support in Bella.

Additional features introduced in this release include an optical vignetting element that simulates cat-eye bokeh, simulation of sensor noise and film grain, the ability to override transmittance color when using measured complex IOR data which can be especially useful when rendering gemstones, as well as various enhancements to the Bella GUI application. 

As always, Bella 22.3 is freely available to demo with no time limit.