Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Scan&Solve webinar

Scan&Solve posted their webinar Everything You Need to Know About SnS Pro.

The webinar demonstrates how to simulate bonded assemblies of components using multiple materials. Covered are the basics of setting up simulations, selecting materials, applying boundary conditions, and interpreting results. Advanced topics include adding restraints and customizing materials.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Parametric Modeling and Design Workshop in Mexico

Register for Parametric Modeling and Design Workshop, organized by Educación Continua in Mexico. 

Learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling and design as well as the fundamentals of digital manufacturing with machines such as CNC cutting and 3D Printing. In this course you will learn repetition principles, attractors, grids, panelling principles and deformations using Rhinoceros + Grasshopper.

Date: May 6 - June 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trainer: Jamagax
Location: Centro de Diseño Cine y Televisión, Ciudad de Mexico

For additional information please contact Educación Continua
at 55 2789 9000

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Free NVIDIA Iray for Rhino webinar: Materials - March 7, 11 am - 12 pm CET

NVIDIA Iray for Rhino Webinar: Materials
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
11 am - 12 pm CET
Presenter: Rüdiger Raab

On March 7, McNeel Europe will be cohosting the free webinar "NVIDIA Iray for Rhino: Materials" with the NVIDIA crew.

By attending this webinar, presented by the NVIDIA Iray expert Rüdiger Raab, you will learn about the powerful material workflow in the Iray for Rhino plug-in. Materials define your models and making good material decisions is crucial for excellent product design.

This webinar teaches how to work with photoreal materials in Iray for Rhino and explains in detail how the material workflow in a photorealistic rendering plug-in looks like. The webinar is also of interest for those who want to learn more about photorealistic rendering in Rhino.

Iray for Rhino delivers a new level of quality when it comes to creating a realistic looking image of your models. Being an interactive renderer integrated to the Rhino viewport, Iray facilitates judging the look of your design so you can create previews and render high quality imagery in no time.

This session will be in English. No microphone is required for this webinar; headphones are recommended over speakers.

About Rüdiger Raab
Rüdiger has been with
NVIDIA ARC for more than 10 years. Having a background in 3D animation, modeling and rendering, he has been with the Iray for Rhino project from its very beginning. His focus is on rendering, material workflow and UI design. He maintains the Iray for Rhino YouTube channel and the NVIDIA Iray for Rhino forum, providing content to all users seeking information and learning resources for Iray and Iray for Rhino.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The latest Clayoo update

The Clayoo 2.5 freeform plug-in for Rhino is three tools in one, all running inside Rhino:
  • SubD - organic modeling
  • Emboss - reliefs modeling
  • Sculpt - sculpt modeling
It doesn’t matter whether you start from a sketch, curve, or a 3D object, you can pull, push, and move until you get what you want. Use Clayoo 2.5 as a solution in the design of jewelry, consumer goods, automotive, architecture, marine, and toys.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hiring Computational Designers? Four things to consider.

Nate Miller, has been kind enough to share his wisdom in the Proving Ground blog post,
Positioning Computational Designers in your Business – 4 Things to Consider

"For all the hype around this new role, there appears to be very little industry consensus as to what a ‘computational design’ position actually means in a business setting."

Encoded Memory V1.0 workshop - April 4-8, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Encoded Memory V1.0 workshop
April 4-8, 2017
from 10:00 to 18:00
Dubai Knowledge Village
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Encoded Memory V1.0 is an advanced Grasshopper workshop which aims to explore the potential of machine learning neural networks in the development of an urban fabric of a particular sector in Dubai.
"(...) We will demonstrate how the parametric model is presented to the network and how it influences its effectiveness and decisions making process in directing the design workflow. We will be testing multiple data input and will explore the network response based on the self-learning generative nature of the network. Based on the network interpretation to the input data, participants will be able to visualize the network growth outcome, and understand its data interpretation and decision making process and be able to intervene to adjust these data, or the outcome, to influence the network future direction. Behavior of the system will therefore develop by assessing their propagation on a basic organization level, then developing it to work on a variety of urban levels".

"During this workshop we will investigate the applications of neural networks in multiple roles - from the designer’s adviser to the self-learning, generative method. We will try to employ those methods in our decision-making process, learning how they can assist us in the exploration of the parametric space. In order to utilize the machine learning tools, we need to know exactly how they work. To do that, we will closely monitor the neural network training and decision making process, and learn how it responds to the data.
We will be using Rhino/Grasshopper with selected plug-ins such as Owl (yet to be released to public) for the generation of the neural network, based on the input data from each participant or a group. The selected data and their connections reflect the design intent as set by each group. The network will process these data and will propose different layouts as it propagates the field. Participants will be able to visualize the propagation, and to guide the outcome to reflect their design intent".

  • Machine learning concepts and notions (supervised vs unsupervised learning, neural networks, clustering etc.)
  • Application of machine learning in expanding the design space, and generating different possibilities based on the design intent.
  • Engaging with the machine learning process, and guiding the possible outcomes.
  • Data preparation for machine learning - ways of model parametrization

  • Scripting with Owl
  • Accord framework basics

Mateusz Zwierzycki
/ Poland
Member @ DesignMorphine
Research Assistant  @ CITA
MArch ASP Poznan University of Arts, Poland

Zayad Motlib / United Arab Emirates
Founder @ D-Nat
Head of Design @ Al-Nhayan Design Office


To participate, you should provide your own computer with the following software installed:
Late registration until March 21, 2017.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Unity@Rhino™ update


AMC Bridge has released an update for Unity@Rhino.

Unity@Rhino™ is a proof of concept add-in connecting Rhino3D® and Unity® gaming development platform. It supports export of 3D model geometry from Rhino to Unity allowing users to have first person 3D shooter game like experience while using a Rhino created model as the 3D environment.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MakeLab 2017 - April 18-22, Hooke Park (UK)

MakeLab AA Visiting School: "Data-Space"
April 18-22, 2017
Hooke Park, DT8 3PH Dorset (UK)

MakeLab 2017 will introduce a range of cutting edge digital design and fabrication techniques.

Through group work, presentations and hands-on design+build processes at 1:1 scale, MakeLab 2017 exposes participants to new processes of design conception using sensor based interactive components and tools including Rhino/Grasshopper, Arduino, and Processing.

This year’s program, "Data-Space", aims to produce a large scale interactive installation that explores the increasing role of digital tracking technologies and machine learning in our society and within architecture.

The course will be taught by a highly skilled team of tutors with international experience in their fields, including Luis Rodil-Fernández (Spain/NL), Zachary Mollica (Canada/UK) and Ping-Hsiang Chen (Taiwan/UK). MakeLab 2017 welcomes participants from a range of backgrounds (including those with no prior knowledge), from design students to practitioners and fellow academics.

Student Design Competition supported by Simply Rhino UK

Cutting Edge, an English company providing Corian® solutions for residential and commercial environments, is running a Student Design Competition.

The competition involves designing a "meet and greet" reception desk for a co-working space. The winning entry will be developed and made (up to a value of £10,000) in Corian®.

It will also be featured in onOffice magazine and get exposure at leading design and architecture shows.

The competition is open to all current UK students of architecture or junior architecture/designers.

Deadline for entries is March 24.

Simply Rhino UK is supporting Cutting Edge by offering training (covering 3D modeling, rendering or parametric design) as one of the prizes.


Monday, February 13, 2017

New tool from Proving Ground: Conduit

With Conduit you can design custom dashboards that update with your parametric models. Data visualizations are overlayed 'live' in the Rhino viewport. Designers can get feedback on performance metrics in real time and understand the impact of their decisions.

Conduit is a free and open source plug-in for Grasshopper published by Proving Ground.

Online Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows, March 2017

Image credit: Kyle Houchens, The Outside

Our next Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows online course begins March 6th. Kyle Houchens will be the instructor for this course. Kyle is a very talented industrial designer, skilled instructor, an Authorized Rhino Trainer, the owner of The Outside Digital Design, and a McNeel technical support team member.


  • March 6-8 (Mon-Wed), 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • March 13-15 (Mon-Wed), 9:00am - 1:00pm Note: All times listed are Pacific Standard time. Calculate your time zone.

This course consists of six (6) half-day sessions. All sessions are instructor-led and will be recorded for later viewing. Videos will be posted to a private, classroom album. If you cannot make a session, watch the video and catch up before the next session. Videos will be available for streaming for three months following the class.

Aerial Stigmergy V1.0 Workshop - April 27 / May 2, Barcelona (Spain)

Aerial Stigmergy V1.0 Workshop
April 27 / May 2
6 days, from 9:30 to 18:00
Barcelona (Spain)

Over time, robots have become more capable of matching and exceeding human capabilities, even though at the beginning of the robotics age, some employments still seem beyond their reach. Still, robots are no longer merely passive onlookers capturing information about an environment, they are engaging with it through manipulation, construction, and interaction.

Against this backdrop, aerial robotics became a common applied research tool for many different fields. In construction drones are usually deployed for carrying out inspection, surveying and mapping tasks in complex or dangerous environments that are barely accessible to humans and heavy machinery. These robots are capable of going beyond the simple gathering of data. They are actively contributing to building processes, instructed by generative design algorithms that translate digital data into flight paths and behaviors.

This research focuses on the application of drone technology to collect data for the design process, creating new knowledge that culminates in the development of a new design methods. Hence a new paradigm leading towards generative design emerges.

The Aerial Stigmergy workshop, organized by Noumena and Design Morphine, is one week of learning experience designed as an immersive journey in aerial robotics, open innovation, computational design, digital fabrication, and collaborative culture. The tool set includes, but is not limited to, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Processing as well as analysis software. It is intended for students of Architecture and Urbanism as well as professional architects, designers, and artists interested in contemporary digital design techniques.


Aerial Stigmergy aims to investigate a non-conventional construction system informed by environmental data collected by aerial robots. It will explore generative design methodology based on data driven strategies. The workshop will be a team-based program and will be divided in different phases through which participants will build up several skills and develop their own design strategies.

Flight Control and Mapping Environment
The first phase of the workshop is about understanding software and hardware for flying and measuring environmental data. Participants will learn diverse strategies to fly the drone autonomously in an optimized way, to map terrain via near-infrared filtered camera, and to sense the environment through Smart Citizen board, which is able to collect data about temperature, humidity, noise, and CO2.

Visualizing and Interpreting Data
Participants will then embrace computational techniques to organize and visualize data gained during the first stage, by generating environmental 3D cartographies. Using these maps and database as resourceful informative documents will generate ideas for further speculations on the potentials of generative design proposals.

Generative Design Strategies
In response to the collected data values and 3D cartography of mapped areas, a series of agent-based generative strategies will be proposed. With constant feedback, architecture is no longer designed, then built. Instead it adapts over time to the informed data. This stage explores bottom up methodologies for time-based design in response to environmental data. Inspired by nature, students will design with behavioral rules for flocking, stigmergy, and 3D formations. This will generate a catalog of simulations of 4D objects that will be evaluated based on specific design brief and criteria explored by each team.

What you will learn
  • Drone flight control using Mission Planner
  • Collecting data with drone and visualizing data using the Noumena library add-on for Grasshopper
  • Understanding of nature-inspired design and adaptive architectural systems
  • Understanding of evolutionary computational principles
  • Introduction to Generative Design and Agent Based Modeling in Processing
  • Introduction to Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
  • Introduction to Mesh Modeling in Grasshopper from points with Cocoon and smoothness with Weaverbird
  • Visualization and rendering techniques with KeyShot


  • Daily meetings will take place from 9:30 to 18:00.
  • There will be a final presentation of your group's work containing renderings and diagrams on May 2, 2017.
  • All works will be published on Design Morphine web page.
  • All participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.
  • To attend the workshop and intensive courses, no previous software experience is required.
  • Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
  • Places are very limited and will be assigned on a first-pay, first-served basis.

Late registration: March 27, 2017.


Aldo Sollazzo
Founder @ Noumena
Founder @ Fab Lab Frosinone
Director @ Reshape
Head of IAAC Visiting Programs
Master in Advanced Architecture @ IAAC

Eugenio Bettucchi
Partner @ Noumena

Martina Rosati
Member @ DesignMorphine
Architectural Assistant @ Zaha Hadid Architects
MArch AA Design Research Lab

Alejandro García Gadea
Member @ DesignMorphine
ARB Part III Registered Architect in United Kingdom
MArch AA Design Research Lab

Friday, February 10, 2017

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac begins next week

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac - Online Course
February 17-March 2, 2017
Cost: US$200.00
Register here

Join us for our Level 1 Rhino for Mac Online Course beginning on February 17th.

  • Orientation: Friday, Feb 17, 9AM - 11AM
  • Training: Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 21-23, 9AM - 1PM and
  • Training: Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 28, March 1-2, 9AM - 1PM
    All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Details: You will need...
  • The latest Rhino 5 for Mac version installed. Note: Rhino for Windows will not be acceptable for this class.
  • A stable and fast internet connection.
  • The Rhino Level 1 Training Guide and Models as well as the Rhino 5 for Mac User Guide. You may print the PDF for your reference. Download here.

All live sessions will also be recorded and posted to a private Vimeo classroom album. You may watch/stream the videos for your review for up to three months following the class.

New online courses available on ThinkParametric

The team at ThinkParametric has been hard at work. They have a new round of online classes available, including Galapagos, Grasshopper and Kangaroo. Click on the videos below for details and registration information.

View Optimization Using Galapagos for Grasshopper

Grasshopper 102 - Data Lists and Tree Structures

Kangaroo 101 - Physics Engine & Form Finding

Asian Digital Modeling Contest 2017

The Asian Digital Modeling Contest 2017 (ADMC2017) will be held in conjunction with the 11th Asian Forum on Graphic Science (AFGS2017), which is primarily sponsored by the Japan Society for Graphic Science. ADMC2017 is presently inviting original 3D models which can be built using 3D printers.

The contest aims to spread fundamental technologies for inspiring the creation of three-dimensional mechanisms and objects in new innovative environments led by additive manufacturing (3D printers). Over the past 10 years the Japan Society for Graphic Science has been holding the Digital Modeling Contest in Japan. Based on experience accumulated through these contests, the society has expanded the areas eligible for entering works and is inviting entries from abroad.

Entries selected for the final round will be asked to make a presentation on their work and take part in the poster exhibition in the final judgment held during AFGS2017. Travel expenses will be provided to entries qualifying for the final judgment.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Videos from AEC Technology Symposium 2016

Missed the Thornton Tomesetti's AEC Technology Symposium 2016 in New York? Or you would like to review some of the presentations?

CORE studio has posted videos of the presentations by Mostapha Roudsari, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and others.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TechPerspectives, May 23, New York City

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
New York, NY

Join Microsol Resources, Authorized Rhino Dealer and Training Center, at their upcoming TechPerspectives seminar in New York City. Attendees are invited to learn more about new technology innovations and integrations in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

Schedule, details and registration information are available here. Sign up today!

Discover the power of Python in Rhino

The Power of Python Scripting

Automate tasks. Create your own routines. We have added many new guides to help you get started with the Python programming language.

Python is cross-platform and runs in Windows and Mac. Python is a modern programming language that is friendly, easy to learn and powerful...it can also be used in Grasshopper.

Come see how easy it is to write Python scripts at the new Python Developer Guides site.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Rhino for Windows Video Tutorials by Simply Rhino UK - final video released in their "From 2D CAD to 3D with Rhino" series

Simply Rhino UK has published the 3rd and final video in their Rhino tutorial trilogy "2D to 3D with Rhino", in which they show how you can create production quality surfaces and solids in Rhino from 2D design intent.

In this final video in the trilogy, Simply Rhino senior instructor Phil Cook shows how to assemble the model into a watertight solid and then looks at a quick rendering using V-Ray Express.

Algorithmic Accessories V3.0 workshop - April 8-11, Thessaloniki (Greece)

April 8-11, 2017
from 10:00 to 18:00
CREATE N PASTE - Episkopou Kitrous Nikolaou 4
546 35 Thessaloniki (Greece)

The workshop Algorithmic Accessories V3.0 combines algorithmic methods for 3D modeling with the digital fabrication of jewelry.

The center point of the workshop will be the design of a sizable choker necklace piece inspired by coral growth and the hyperbolic structure.

The students will elaborate on the structure, delving into the many aspects connected to the algorithm that creates this form. Also, they will look at pattern work found on the surface and observe how the FDM print method interprets this result in fabrication.

What you will learn
  • Introduction to Grasshopper and algorithmic geometry
  • Basics in creating wearable accessories
  • Creation and customization of complex geometries through parametric modeling
  • Fabrication tools
  • KeyShot rendering
Eva Tucek / Austria
Andrei Padure / Romania

Required software
To participate you should provide your own computer with the following software installed:
Late registration until March 8, 2017.

ShapeDiver now supports texturing models

The latest version of the ShapeDiver plug-in contains all the utilities to help you texturize your models. You can see some examples here.

ShapeDiver supports scalable vector graphics (svg). Unlike bitmap images, vector-based images can be scaled and distorted without deteriorating their quality. They are particularly well-suited for parametric modeling.

Download this Grasshopper mug model and start experimenting with a new world of possibilities.

You are welcome to post your comments and report any problems on the forum.

Estis, a French startup that designs and builds customized wooden furniture with locally-sourced materials, recently went live with a 3D product configurator, which they built by integrating ShapeDiver.

Their first creation, Portee, is a flexible shelf system designed for record collections. The 3D product configurator lets customers pick shelves tailored to their needs.

ShapeDiver is a web service for publishing parametric 3D data. It is run by ShapeDiver GmbH, a limited liability company registered in Vienna, Austria. Alexander Schiftner, Mathias Höbinger and Mathieu Huard founded it in 2015.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Virtually stress test your design

Announcing Intact.design, an online structural simulation service powered by Scan&Solve technology.

Know if your design is going to break before you make it.

Features of this free service:
  • Simulation in your browser. Mesh-free technology of Scan&Solve is in your browser. All you have to do is upload a model, pick a case, and run.
  • Automated simulation studies. Several built-in cases are included for simple simulation setup. 
  • Fast results. Simulation only take a few minutes to run. 
The US National Science Foundation provided financial support for this service. It is free and offers the same ease-of-use expected from other Scan&Solve solutions.

Intact Solutions wants your feedback, so that they can improve the service and tailor it to your needs.

Free Webinar: Tips and Tricks for Advanced Curve Modeling in Rhino - Intermediate

Free Webinar: 
Rhino 5 Intermediate - Tips and Tricks for Advanced Curve Modeling in Rhino
McNeel Europe
February 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (CET)

Good models always start with better curves!
Are you struggling with curves in your Rhino model? Read on, this free webinar is for you!

In this session, basic rules on how curves work will be covered first: degree and control points. Is that curve looking good enough? Curvature graph will help you understand all the invisible secrets of curves.

And since one curve will almost never be enough to describe the shape you are looking for, connecting curves in different ways and controlling their continuity will be covered as well.

Kinks, knots, control points, edit points, control points weight, periodic curves... Are any of these unfamiliar? We will talk about them, too!

A solid, intermediate knowledge of Rhino is advised. No microphone or webcam is required. The seminar is not platform dependent; it is aimed at both Windows and Mac users.

The Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe will conduct the webinar in different languages. 

Sign up now!

Spanish: February 20, 2017
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

English: February 21, 2017
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

Italian: February 22, 2017
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
Registration: click here...

German: February 23, 2017
Panelist: Verena Vogler 
Registration: click here...

French: February 24, 2017
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg
Registration: click here...

Important details:
  • Space is limited. Sign up today!
  • This webinar is free.
  • Presentation will take approximately 40 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A.
  • After you register you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Gensler is hiring!

Gensler is looking for a Computational Design Leader in their Chicago office.

Computational Design Leader
At Gensler, we believe that new digital tools and data sources are transforming the built environment and leading to new opportunities for design. We are seeking exceptional leaders and experts to implement our central region’s strategy for digital design with a focus on computational design.

As a Computational Design Leader, you will work with multidisciplinary teams to create new digital and data-centric design methodologies, tools, and techniques with a focus on project innovation and client value. Of high interest to Gensler is the use of computational design to create novel workflows to streamline planning processes, create efficient workflows, and integrate building data into the design process.



  • Develop strategic initiatives focused on implementing computational design within the central region.
  • Research new and emerging technologies related to data and computation to inform future initiatives.
  • Represent Gensler in the digital design community including research venues, marketing events, and conferences.
  • Work with Gensler’s design leaders to identify project opportunities for implementing new workflows.
  • Create new computational design tools and workflows for use by project teams.
  • Collaborate with Gensler’s spatial analysis team to integrate data-driven planning concepts into the design workflow.
  • Define knowledge expectations for current and future team members.
  • Deliver project-focused workshops and brainstorming sessions for implementing computational design concepts.
  • Work with Gensler leaders and teams to capture project successes and learn from them.
  • Professional degree related to architecture, interior design, engineering, or manufacturing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in the AEC industry, preferred.
  • Experience in collaborating with design teams to deliver design excellence.
  • Hands on experience integrating complex datasets into the design process and digital workflow.
  • Expert-level knowledge in the use of common computational design software such as Grasshopper or Dynamo.
  • Experience with BIM-based project design and production using Revit.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to build consensus among leaders and teams.
  • Fearless intellectual curiosity and a desire to identify problems and define solutions.
  • Desire to continue learning and share their knowledge with others.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to continuously improve the process.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Rhino sculpture exhibition at ITB Berlin 2017 (March 8-12) + social media campaign

ITB Berlin 2017
March 8-12, 2017
Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22
D-14055 Berlin
Walker/Jansseune Marketing Communications, a UK design agency, was commissioned by Botswana Tourism Organisation to create a sculpture show at ITB Berlin 2017, where Botswana will be the Official Partner Country.
Philip Jansseune, who runs the agency, suggested a mass sculpture show using rhinos as a way to show that Botswana is a great sustainable country and a home to many endangered species.
Philip has been kind enough to share this project with us, since Rhino was used to design the sculpture.
"Working with a wood engineer who is making the sculptures I was delighted to notice the coincidence that he was using Rhino software to design the rhino so that his mill could cut out the design from 18mm plywood. Each flat packed sheet is then covered in vinyl graphics being designed by mostly Botswana artists and designers, transported to Berlin and put on display at the South Plaza where 400,000 visitors are expected to attend this year".

They are also running a social media campaign using the hashtags #botswanarhinos and #ilovebotswana.
For this campaign, they are making mini rhinos out of 3mm plywood which they are giving away at the show for people to paint and upload to social media so we they can spread the message as far as possible. You are invited to participate!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Level 1 Rhino Online Begins Next Week

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows - Online Course
February 6-16, 2017
US$200 - Register here.

In this online class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Our detailed class outline is available here.

  • Monday, February 6 - 9:00am-11:00am (Orientation)
  • Tuesday-Thursday, February 7-9 - 9:00am-1:00pm and
  • Tuesday-Thursday, February 14-16 - 9:00am-1:00pm
    All times listed are Pacific Standard (PST). Calculate your time zone. 

Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live, online training. All sessions will be recorded and posted for your study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience.

The class will be in English using the GoToTraining software.


  • You need Rhino 5 for Windows software installed.
  • Rhino for Mac is not acceptable software for this class. 
  • You need a stable and fast Internet connection. 
  • You need a headset/microphone combo. 
  • You need a hard copy of the Rhino Level 1 Training Manual, which you may download here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Car Design workshop - July 10-12, Barcelona (Spain)

Barcelona (Spain)
July 10-12, 2017

icreatia.es invites you to attend their Car Design with Rhino and Grasshopper workshop, to be held next July 10 to 12 at their Barcelona office.

This 3-day workshop will provide students with a simple methodology to create and easily improve their concepts, using the best tools in Rhino 5, Grasshopper, and Autodesk Shape Modeling.

During this course, students will review automotive design and 3D modeling principles to implement them properly. They will learn how to generate, edit, and evaluate geometry in a simplified manner. This will let them concentrate on the really important part of their creations: the design. For a structured workflow, the concept proposed for the workshop will be the one rendered above.

: Jorge Biosca
Language: English


  • Early bird price until June 20: Students 245€ + VAT / Professionals 345€ + VAT
  • Price after June 20: Students 395€ + VAT / Professionals 495€ + VAT

  • Bring your laptop/notebook computer with Rhino 5 installed
  • Medium Level Rhino skills


Monday, January 30, 2017

Two Grasshopper Workshops on Parametric Design at FabLab Berlin - February/March, Berlin (Germany)

Architect Wassef Dabboussi will be holding two Grasshopper Workshops on parametric design at FabLab Berlin next month.

On Friday February 10, from 19:30 to 20:30, there will be an overview presentation with a Q&A session.

For two Saturdays, starting from February 25, from 10 to 14, a Grasshopper Intensive Workshop (Intermediate) will take place.

"Do you already know Grasshopper and would like to uplift your parametric knowledge?
Do you have some difficulties understanding some of Grasshopper’s advanced features (Trees, Data Structuring, etc.) and would like to develop your parametric skills and learn advanced techniques in Grasshopper?
This Parametric Design Intensive Workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to uplift your parametric skills, including a hands on parametric project".

During four Sundays, starting from February 26, from 10 to 14, a Grasshopper General Workshop (Beginner) will take place.

"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 General Workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plug-in in Rhinoceros. The workshop will also include a hands on parametric project".

Edy the skier: A wooden sculpture at the upcoming World Ski Championships 2017 - St. Moritz (Switzerland)

Image by Design-To-Production

For the World Ski Championships 2017, a 19 meter high, walkable skier has been built in the center of the host town of St. Moritz.

The wooden sculpture, designed by Aroma from Zurich, will be used as an event space during the medal ceremonies. Projections, dance and climbing shows - as well as TV presentations - will be taking place in and on the skier. The skin is composed of more than 600 CNC cut timber panels. A wooden tower with stairs supports the structure and provides access to the three platforms inside.

Design-to-Production created a digital 3D model in production quality and delivered data for CNC fabrication of all 637 individual panels and their nearly 1000 connections just seven weeks after the first project meeting in October 2016.

Due to the tight schedule, a main focus was to quickly develop parametric details, in close collaboration with the engineers. They needed to be precisely prefabricated and easy to assemble. By generating assembly instructions directly from the 3D model and attaching them to every single panel, it was ensured that the skier could be erected in just three weeks.

“Everything was done in Rhino, down to fabrication data for the 5-axis cutting on a Homag machine (we created MPR-data directly from the model)” (Fabian Scheurer from Design-to-Production)

Image by Design-To-Production

Location: St.Moritz (CH)
Opening: February 2017
Client: Aroma Productions AG, Zurich (CH)
Consulting: Création Holz, Hermann Blumer
Timber Construction: A.Freund Holzbau, Samedan (CH)
Structural Engineering: sblumer ZT, Graz (AT) Detail Engineering IHT Rafz (CH)
CNC-Fabrication: Bearbeitungs- & Zuschnittzentrum AG, Leibstadt (CH) Digital Planning Design-to-Production, Zurich (CH)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Evolute Workshop - March 15-17, Vienna (Austria)

Evolute Workshop
Freeform facades, from design to production

March 15-17, 2017
Evolute GmbH office
Schwindgasse 4/10, 1040
Vienna (Austria)

Evolute GmbH invites you to attend their upcoming Evolute Workshop. Gain insights into the workflow of a typical freeform facade design project at Evolute.

From an architect's design, participants will convert a freeform facade to the production data and drawing output needed by manufacturers for production of panels.

The workshop will touch upon the following steps:
  • Optimization and refinement of the panelisation pattern
  • Manufacturing techniques
  • Curved panel simplification
  • Clustering
  • Production drawings and data
Evolute will also provide an introduction to their software suite and show how to use it in the context of a real-life project. A complimentary one-year licence for EvoluteTools PRO, D.LOFT, T.MAP will be offered to all the participants.