Monday, February 27, 2017

Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows starts next week


Image credit: Kyle Houchens, The Outside


Looking to advance your Rhino skills? Join us for our Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows online course which begins on Monday, March 6th. 

Kyle Houchens is 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 support technician.



Dates/Times:
Monday-Wednesday, March 6-8, 9:00am - 1:00pm and
Monday-Wednesday, March 13-15, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Note: All times listed are Pacific Daylight Savings time.
Calculate your time zone.



This course consists of six, live 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 class meets again.


For a sample of Kyle's online Level 2 training, watch this video.
Password: Test



Morpheus Hotel webinar video now available




Did you miss The Morpheus Hotel - From Design to Production webinar? If you were unable to join us at the live event, we recorded it and have posted the video here.

The webinar was a collaborative presentation from the project team of The Morpheus Hotel and Tower in Macau. 

Project leads from Zaha Hadid Architects and Front Inc discussed the role of advanced computational technology from the design to the analysis, and fabrication, as well as the construction of this remarkable project, due to open in 2018. 

Presenters included:
  • Viviana Muscettola, Zaha Hadid Architects 
  • Michele Salvi, Zaha Hadid Architects 
  • Miron Mutyaba, Zaha Hadid Architects 
  • Ramon van der Heijden, Front Inc. 
  • Alan Tai, Front Inc. 
  • Evan Levelle, Front Inc. 

Marc Fornes in video


Thinner than a credit card. Yet you can stand on the structure.
Under Magnitude, the most recent permanent structure from Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY, evolves the studio's invention of a topological-walking stripe-based material system, i.e. 'structural stripes.'

Strips of curved perforated aluminum are riveted together to create this two-story installation of tubular branches.

In the design Marc Fornes refers to Frei Otto's soap bubble model. He advances the form with tighter curvature and constant directional change.

Under Magnitude is suspended from the atrium of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Marc Fornes is the founder of THEVERYMANY, a design studio and collaborative research forum engaging the field of architecture via encoded and explicit processes. A Rhino and RhinoScript expert, Marc collaborates with McNeel on a regular basis.

See the video The Origin of Stripes...


EMERGING MODELS OF TRANSDISCIPLINARITY - Video by Design Network



Design Network is pleased to share with you its short documentary film based on the interviews and discussions of the EMERGING MODELS OF TRANSDISCIPLINARITY International Design Symposium which took place in London in October 2016.

"A paradigm shift is happening in design that is not rooted in particular disciplines, sectors or industries. Design is becoming an engine of innovation and is disrupting existing modes of production and consumption. Design industry, research and education require a new way of thinking; one that embraces a culture of innovation. This film explores a possible future for design".

McNeel Europe participated in the first Design Network symposium and supports this initiave to understand further the needs of todays designers and architects in the use of digital design and fabrication tools like Rhino and Grasshopper.

Generative Design and Robotic Rod Bending Workshop - March 16-19, Paris (France)


Generative Design and Robotic Rod Bending Workshop
March 16-19, 2017

from 9 AM till 6 PM
AA[n+1]
96 rue de Clery
75002 Paris


Maria Smigielska, Mateusz Zwierzycki and AAn+1 are happy to invite you to the Generative Design and Robotic Rod Bending Workshop, an event dedicated to young architecture and design professionals, as well as students interested in the exploration of digital design techniques and robotic fabrication.

"The aim of this workshop is to materialize a chair designed with help of generative algorithms via robotic fabrication. To design the form of the chair we will go through an intensive course of generative design techniques, k-means clustering, structural analysis and optimization done with the help of Anemone, Galapagos, Millipede and other plugins. Finally we will employ a 6-axis robot with custom tooling to fabricate the chair via robotic rod bending. No prior experience with Grasshopper or robotic fabrication is required, although basic knowledge in 3d modelling would be an asset."

//TUTORS

Maria Smigielska, Mateusz Zwierzycki

// APPLICATION
The deadline for application is 13.03.2017. Apply by sending an e-mail with the subject "workshop_chair" to workshops@aan1.net and get the ticket through eventbrite. Please bear in mind that your participation is confirmed only after payment.


 
 
AA[n+1] - Architecture&Analysis transdisciplinary project is an independent organization of associate curators promoting transdisciplinary events for Art and Architecture.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Rhino-designed product that makes oceans safer

A Florida brewery is doing its part to protect the earth and marine mammals with its design of edible six-pack holders. We have posted this earlier but it merits posting again.

Traditional plastic holders for beer and pop get wrapped and caught around marine mammals necks and bodies, often becoming lethal. Now Saltwater Brewery has designed six-pack holders that are edible for wildlife.

"Around the world, an estimated one million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles become entrapped in plastic or ingest it and die," Mark Tokulka, a marine biologist, explains in the company video.

Saltwater Brewery's six-pack rings are made from the byproducts of the beer making process, mostly barley and wheat remnants. So they are biodegradable and edible.

Rhino and Orca3D training at NDAR - April 18-20, Antibes (France)


Rhino + Orca3D training
April 18-20, 2017
150 rue de Goa, 06600
Antibes (France)


A 3-day Rhino + Orca3D training will be held at NDAR offices in Antibes from April 18 to 20, 2017.

The instructor is Stéphane Dardel, naval architect. The course will be in English, and other languages will be supported (French, Italian).

This course is for naval architects and ship and boat designers, with a good knowledge of Rhino. The training will cover:
  • Rhino 5 user interface and customization
  • Foundations of modeling and fairing techniques
  • Hull assistant
  • Background bitmaps
  • Surface creation and modification
  • Point control
  • Surface analysis
  • Hydrostatic calculations
  • Real-time hydrostatics
  • Stability with criteria verification
Course fees are 650€/day (lunch is included). Registration is on a first come first served basis, and places are limited. Advance payment of the fee is required to confirm registration.

Participants should have Rhino 5 latest service release and Orca3D latest release (v1.3) or WIP installed on their laptops.


For more information and registration, please check http://www.ds-t.com/general-cd/accueil/home.html and contact ndar@ndar.com.

Free Rhino/Grasshopper Teacher Training Workshop - April 24-26, McNeel Europe (Barcelona, Spain)

Rhino/Grasshopper Teacher Training Workshop
April 24-26, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)


We would like to invite you to a free Rhino/Grasshopper Teacher Training Workshop that will take place on April 24-26 at our European office in Barcelona.

Learn how to add 3D modeling and generative algorithms to your design and design communication curriculum without burdening your students with yet another difficult software product. Focus on teaching design while your students take advantage of the latest 3D modeling technology and visual programming using Grasshopper.

Using Rhino, you will be guided through a series of hands-on exercises that highlight NURBS modeling and its concepts. We will introduce Grasshopper as graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3D modeling tools. You will also learn how Rhino is used to render models for visualization, translate 3D models for prototyping, and export 3D models into 2D CAD or graphics programs.

Bring your laptop. Classroom activities, models, training materials, and files will be available to you for use in your classroom. You will have students working in 3D on your design exercise within the first week of the term.

Requirements: proof of status, 150 words of motivation statement, running Rhino 5 license (90 days trial or educational license)
Cost: free for educators
Lecturers: Rodrigo Bárcena, Verena Vogler
Max. Number of Participants: 15
Language: English

If you are interested in hosting a Rhino Teacher Training at your school or educational instituion, please let us know.


Sign up now by sending the required documents to Verena Vogler



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Innochain First Year Colloquium + Design Probes Research Exhibition - March 7-8, Vienna (Austria)


Innochain First Year Colloquium (March 7-8) + "Design Probes" Research Exhibition (March 7-20)
Angewandte Innovation Laboratory Vienna
Franz Josefs Kai 3
1010 Vienna (Austria)


On March 7-8, the Innochain First Year Colloquium and "Design Probes" Research Exhibition will take place at Angewandte Innovation Laboratory Vienna.

This pinnacle event within the Innochain network is where all ESRs present and discuss their research and methodologies in plenum with all Innochain beneficiaries and industry partners.

The two day event will open with presentations by ESRs on their research topics and outcomes, with a specific focus on the industry partner collaborations. An international panel will discuss and review the work. The panel consists of beneficiaries, industry partners, and invited scientists:

  • Prof. Mark Burry (University of Melbourne)
  • Prof. Christoph Gengnagel (UdK Berlin)
  • Prof. Achim Menges (University of Stuttgart)

In the evenings the event is open to the public with keynotes, who open up the research and give a broader vision. The exhibition, “Design Probes”, will be on display for two weeks until March 20, 2017. This Innochain exhibition features the work of Innochain in its first 18 months.

Tuesday March 7

  •  9:30: Start of Colloquium Day 1
  •  20.00: Keynote 1: Strategies for Combining Parametric Modeling and Structural Design – Clemens Preisinger, IoA / Bollinger Grohmann
  •  21.00: Exhibition opening 

Wednesday March 8

  •  9:00: Colloquium Day 2
  •  20:00: Keynote 2: Mark Burry, University of Melbourne



The InnoChain ETN network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture, enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions. The network aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sculpture Department in SCAD - New Certified RhinoFabStudio





We'd like to welcome the Sculpture Department in Savannah College of Art and Design as a new certified RhinoFabStudio

Pursuant to the mission of SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) to prepare talented students for professional careers, the Sculpture Department uses Rhino as the core of its 3D modeling digital output curriculum. SCAD teaches students the skills necessary to model, analyze, and output high quality finished works using additive manufacturing and laser cutting technologies. Throughout the process students are asked to reimagine the way things are made and how they will reshape the world around them.

Professor Steven Jarvis has used 3D modeling tools for 20 years and has taught the digital based curriculum for the SCAD sculpture department since 2008.  In his own practice, Jarvis uses Rhino to model mechanical jewelry and objects.





For more information, please contact Steve Jarvis. 


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.

RhinoCFD Workshops by CHAM and Simply Rhino - March 15, London (UK)


RhinoCFD Workshops
March 15, 2017
AM (09:30 - 13:00) Session* / PM (14:00 - 17:30) Session*
Farringdon, London, EC1M

CHAM and Simply Rhino invite you to the RhinoCFD Workshops, which will take place on Wednesday March 15 in Farringdon, London EC1M 5AD. 

RhinoCFD is a general purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software plug-in, built directly into the Rhino environment. Users can investigate the interaction of their model with the surrounding fluid. This allows for rapid optimization and testing all without leaving the familiarity of the Rhino environment.

The workshops will be split into industry/use and you will be allocated the workshop that best suits your focus. Until your place is confirmed by email, please keep both session times free in your diary.

Workshop Agenda Outline:

1. Introduction to CFD – What is Computational Fluid Dynamics
2. RhinoCFD – Powered by PHOENICS
3. Overview of RhinoCFD
4. Applications Examples
5. Workshop Session

Who should attend?
Engineers, designers, and architects employing Rhino [V5, 64-bit] for CAD generation, wishing to assess the performance of their design operating in a fluid flow environment.

To apply for a place, fill in this form. Simply Rhino will contact you shortly afterwards to confirm your place and the workshop details. If you have questions about RhinoCFD or the workshops, please contact: info@simplyrhino.co.uk



*Attendee focus will determine which session they are allocated.

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".

DETAILS
 
"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".

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • 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
TUTORS

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

REQUIRED SOFTWARE
 

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.



Dates/Times:

  • March 6-8 (Mon-Wed), 9:00am - 1:00pm
    and
  • 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.

Details

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

Logistics

  • 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.


Tutors

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.

Schedule:
  • 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.