Friday, March 5, 2021

"Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper" Webinar


"Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper" Webinar
Book by Controlmad

Rhino3D.Education invites you to a Webinar led by Diego Garcia Cuevas and Gianluca Pugliese, authors of "Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper."

Join us to learn more about their book where they teach how to write and create G-code for 3D printing directly within Grasshopper without the use of scripts or plug-ins. The book focuses mainly on clay 3D printing, but the same logic can be applied to thermo-filament 3D printing (FDM) as well. The methods taught open up a wide range of new possibilities when 3D printing, like non-planar printing or non-conventional paths for the 3D printer.

The webinar will be held in English. 

You can purchase the book here!

Date: Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. (EST)
Open to the public with prior registration. You will receive an email with the webinar’s link on the day of the event.


We keep recordings of our webinars so that you can replay or watch on your own time here!



Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at lucia@mcneel.com


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Thursday, March 4, 2021

PAZ - ArchiCAD + Grasshopper for Beginners

Paz Academy (Parametric Academy Zurich)
Presential and Online
March 18, 2021 
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM CET

Join this workshop if you are a beginner and want to be an ArchiCAD user or if you are curious about parametric design and the ArchiCAD-Grasshopper Live Connection. The skill level of the workshop is beginner.

During these 3 hours, you will have a brief introduction to RhinoGrasshopper, and of course the ArchiCAD+Grasshopper Live Connection. During the workshop, you will develop a case study based on a useful daily design issue.

After understanding the basics and gaining some hands-on experience, Andrés & Nora from PAZ Academy will answer some specific questions, building the community while having a cold beer!   

Details and registration...


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Rhino online training in Spanish

 Learn Rhino with Darco's online courses




By the end of this course, participants will have acquired the necessary knowledge to model, edit, and manipulate basic 3D elements and assemblies with Rhino. (The course is taught in Spanish).

Date: March 1 - 5, 2021
Time: 2 pm - 6 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: USD$250 + taxes






With this course, students will learn the use of advanced modeling methods, which allows the creation of complex and multi-component surfaces, and provides tools to diagnose and correct surfaces. Methods to personalize software use and collaborative work will be presented. (Course taught in Spanish).

Date: March 8 - 12, 2021
Time: 2 pm - 6 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: USD$250 + taxes



Both courses are for professionals of architecture, design and fabrication, manufacturing, and 3D design. Students who complete the course will receive a course completion diploma.

Questions? Contact Alejandro del Razo
at alejandro.delrazo@darco.com.mx 


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5 Features Rhino 7 Offers to Grasshopper & ShapeDiver Users


Watch ShapeDiver's latest video here and discover five Rhino 7 features that Grasshopper and ShapeDiver users can use right now.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Architecture Skill Workshop: From Digital Natives to Digital Architecture



Register today for the Architecture Skill Workshop with Keera Sistem in Indonesia.

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Time: 08.00-12.00 (WIB)

Registration here.

Contact: Sekretariat IAI Jatim - 0877 0477 3088

Webinar: What's New in Rhino 7






Join Keera Sistem Indonesia, Authorized Rhino Dealer and Training Center, for their upcoming webinar, What's New in Rhino 7

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 13.30-14.30 (WIB)

Seats are limited, register today.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

AR/VR for Rhino and Grasshopper User Group Meeting | 25 February 2021



Join Simply Rhino, AKT II and Mindesk, for our live and online AR/VR focused Rhino User Group meeting.

Meeting information:

We have two live presentations, firstly from the Parametric Applied Research Team (p.art) at engineers AKT II in London. Then we’ll hear from Mindesk which develops a real-time platform for CAD software that allows the editing of 3D models in virtual reality. Following the presentations we’ll have live Q&A sessions with our presenters so you can ask your questions and have them answered during the meeting.

 

VisualARQ "Grasshopper Components" webinar on February 25, 2021 (in English and Spanish)


VisualARQ "Grasshopper Components" webinar

Join this webinar (February 25, 2021) and learn how to work with VisualARQ objects in Grasshopper. You will see how to automate design modeling workflows using BIM objects, how to assign, extract and manage data on geometry, and the different component types that VisualARQ provides for Grasshopper. 

This webinar will be presented in two identical sessions, the first one in English (4 pm CET), and the second one in Spanish (5 pm CET). Each session will take around 30 minutes, with some Q&A. 

Registration is free but seats are limited.

  • English session: February 25 at 4-4.30 PM CET. Registration.
  • Spanish session: February 25 at 5-5.30 PM CET. Registration.



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Post-Doctoral Position in Information Modelling and Environmental Engineering at The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-IIT




Another Post-Doctoral position is available at the Architecture and Planning Faculty at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. McNeel Europe will be a partner in the ECOLOPES H2020 project.

We received this info from Technion:

The Postdoc position will take part in the development and implementation of significant datasets, role definitions and models within the Ecolope Information Model [EIM] ontology and the computational tools developed in ECOLOPES.

Your tasks will focus on:
  1. Abiotic environment and architecture parameters: International and national georeferenced datasets (climatic conditions, urban form, etc.), local building features, normative constraints and design aims and uses.
  2. Humans parameters: human comfort conditions, physiological, psychological and social benefits of nature to humans.

The skills and qualifications we require are:
  • A PhD degree in one of the following areas or a related area earned no more than five years prior to the start of the post-doc: Architecture, Computational design, Landscape Architecture, Ecological design, Environmental Engineering
  • Excellent 3D modelling and simulation skills preferably in Rhino
  • Programming experience, e.g. with Grasshopper and Python
  • A track record of research and publication
  • Ability and experience in academic writing and oral communication
  • Fully fluent in writing, reading and speaking English

Additional skills that we are looking for include:
  • Understanding of and experience with Information modelling, e.g. with Protoge
  • Genuine enthusiasm for research
  • Ability and experience leading and working with teams

In your application, you should send: 

  • A cover letter addressing your motivation and experience in relation to the project (one A4 side)
  • CV (including details of qualifications, relevant experience and/or publications)
  • Contact details of 2-3 referees

Application deadline is 26th of February 2021

To apply, please send application letters in PDF format by email to barathshany@technion.ac.il.




Monday, February 15, 2021

Parameterization of Structural Calculations and BIM Models



In this online course, you'll learn different working methodologies and how to use tools such as Grasshopper, Karamba, Tekla Structures, and Pangolin. These tools will allow you to automate the design and calculation process to obtain the best structural solution possible. From some initial conditions and through the use of genetic algorithms and visual programming, you'll be able to process thousands of possible solutions to obtain the most optimal one.

More information and registration...


Food4Rhino webinar series: Procedural Compute part 2 - Thursday 18 February at 5:30 PM CET



Procedural Compute is a cloud platform for the utilization of computational resources. The system is tailored for handling multiphysics simulation jobs used in the AEC industry. Compute is developed to seamlessly integrate with Grasshopper to keep the simulation workflow as efficient as possible.

This webinar shows how to leverage your existing Honeybee workflows to run daylight simulations in the cloud. Learn how to scale your simulations beyond your laptop without leaving Grasshopper.

Speaker: Christian Kongsgaard is an architectural engineer focused on computational environmental design and streamlining building performance simulations. He is the Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder at Procedural.

Date: Thursday 18 February at 5:30 PM CET




Friday, February 12, 2021

OFFMIAU - Modeling Architectural Projects with Rhino - online workshop in Spanish - March 13, 14, 20, 21

OFFMIAU has organized a new online training Modeling Architectural Projects with Rhino (in Spanish), taking place March 13, 14, 20, 21.

Complete details and registration (in Spanish)...


Rhino.Inside.Revit online training by SimplyRhino UK


SimplyRhino UK has started offering a new online training Rhino.Inside.Revit Essentials:

"With lessons based on workflows directly learnt from the application of Rhino.Inside Revit within the BIG Milan CityLife project, this live and online course is suitable for those within Architecture & Construction who find themselves using Rhino as well as Autodesk Revit® and are looking into ways to enhance the interoperability between the two. The training highlights current best practices and outlines fast and efficient workflows that can be readily adopted in real-life scenarios."

Upcoming Course Dates
  • Course: Rhino.Inside.Revit Essentials
  • Start Date: 23 February 2021
  • Info: 6-Sessions | 15:00-17:30 (UK Time) on these days: 23 Feb, 25 Feb, 2 Mar, 4 Mar, 9 Mar, 11 Mar

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Rhino 7 and Wacom webinar in Spanish - February 11

 

Webinar de Diseño de formas orgánicas con Wacom y Rhino

February 11 @ 10 am-11 am CET (Europe/Madrid)

Icreatia invites you to a free webinar where you will learn the new SubD functions in Rhino 7 and combine them with a Wacom tablet.


Monday, February 8, 2021

AR/VR for Rhino and Grasshopper User Group Meeting | 11 February 2021

 

Join Simply Rhino, Softroom and Fologram, for February’s live and online AR/VR focused Rhino 3D User Group meeting.

Meeting information:

There are two live presentations, the first from architecture and design studio Softroom’s founder, Oliver Salway. Then we’ll hear from the mixed reality platform Fologram. Live Q&A sessions with the presenters follow the presentations, so you can ask your questions and have them answered during the meeting.


Job offer: Post-Doctoral and PhD Positions in Computational Modelling at The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-IIT

We received this info from Technion:

The Architecture and Planning Faculty at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, is recruiting a postdoctoral/PhD positions to work in the EU-funded research project ECOLOPES – a game-changing design approach for regenerative urban ecosystems. 

  1. The position for post doc is initially for two years (subject to successful review at the end of the first year) with a possible extension for an additional two years by mutual agreement. Salary and benefits are competitive and consistent with the Technion policy and applicant experience. 
  2. The position for PhD is for three years. Generous scholarship that includes tuition and living expenses is included.

ECOLOPES is a HORIZON 2020-FET OPEN funded research project proposing a radical change for city development: we aim at urbanisation to be planned and designed such that nature – including humans - can co-evolve within the city. The goal of the project is to transform the building envelope into an ecolopes, a multi-species living space for four types of inhabitants: humans, plants, animals, and microbiota. 

The advertised positions will be critical in developing the ECOLOPES Computational Modelling and Simulation Environment, which will make knowledge available for design. The overall goal of ECOLOPES is to provide the technology that enables an iterative design process based on the simulation of the dynamic development of the ecolope, and its various subsystems and their interactions. It builds on the EIM Ontology and will facilitate a radically new level of interaction between architecture, urban planning, ecology, and environmental medicine.

Your tasks will focus on:

  1. Develop the ECOLOPES simulation environment that allows to suggest design solutions and analyse trade-offs between building design and ecological performance based on algorithmic tools implemented in Rhinoceros.
  2. Design a multi-criterion modelling and evaluation methodology to address architectural requirements and demands of inhabitants. 
  3. Develop the sorting and measuring of possible envelope scenarios based on the definition of key performance indicators (KPIs). 

The skills and qualifications we require are: 

  • For Post Doc - a PhD degree in one of the following areas or a related area earned no more than five years prior to the start of the post-doc: Architecture, Computational design, Landscape Architecture, Ecological design, Environmental Engineering
  • For PhD - a MsC/M.arch degree in one of the following areas or a related area earned no more than three years prior to the start of the PhD: Architecture, Computational design, Landscape Architecture
  • Excellent 3D modelling and simulation skills preferably in Rhinoceros
  • Programming experience, e.g. with Grasshopper and Python
  • A track record of research and publication
  • Ability and experience in academic writing and oral communication
  • Fully fluent in writing, reading and speaking English

Additional skills that we are looking for include: 

  • Genuine enthusiasm for research
  • Ability and experience leading and working with teams

Key information:

We offer an interesting and challenging job with an international team at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. ECOLOPES is comprised of 6 partners, including; the TECHNION in Haifa, Israel, Technical University of Munich in Germany, the University of Genoa in Italy, the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, McNeel Europe, based in Barcelona, Spain, and Studio Animal-Aided Design in Germany.

The TECHNION research team will be led by; Prof. Shany Barath (The D.DLAB [Disrupt.Design] for applicable research. Prof. Yasha Grobman (The T-Code lab) and Prof. Assaf Shwartz (The Human and biodiversity research lab).

In your application, you should send: 

- A cover letter addressing your motivation and experience in relation to the project (one A4 side) 

- CV (including details of qualifications, relevant experience and/or publications) 

- Contact details of 2-3 referees. 

 

Application deadline is the 26th of February 2021.  


To apply, please send application letters in PDF format by email to barathshany@technion.ac.il.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Job offer: Parametric Design Lead at LINK Arkitektur (Oslo, Norway)


We received this info from LINK Arkitektur:

Do you want to lead and drive our development in parametric design?

LINK Arkitektur is Scandinavia's fifth largest architectural office with about 500 employees in 15 cities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Our ambition is to be an early adapter of new technology and we are now further strengthening our expertise in computational and parametric design.


Our goal is to create the best working methodology to meet our customers' needs. As part of our digital practice, we are investing even more strongly in computational and parametric design. Based on the Group's digital strategy, we want to integrate new digital methods and parametric tools into our daily work with architecture, engineering, planning and sustainability. 


As competence manager in computational and parametric design, you will help to development our digitalization in the coming years. You will be part of the "Digital Practice" group where you will have the opportunity to influence in which direction LINK Arkitektur is going in the future. Your task will be to develop and implement a strategy together with your colleagues  in Denmark and Sweden.


You will work closely with key people throughout our organization. You will represent LINK in a national and international context and contribute to the overall digital strategy by being up to date on new technology and innovation in the industry.  


We seek you as: 


  • have broad knowledge of parametric working methods

  • can implement modeling and parametric design in a large scale, in a large organization 

  • master a Scandinavian language and English

  • are incisive with a proactive working method

  • has a good understanding of architectural design and architectural processes

  • have experience with guidance and educational approach

  • can create engagement 

  • have good analytical abilities


We also think that you have:


  • expert knowledge of and experience with "visual programming" software such as Grasshopper and Dynamo

  • comprehensive insight into tools and extensions found in the field of "visual programming" 

  • experience with text-based programming languages such as C# and Python

  • knowledge of Autodesk Revit or Graphisoft Archicad, as well as interoperability between Rhino and Archicad/ Revit

  • experience with interoperability platforms such as Speckle

  • can be included in academic and interdisciplinary research cooperation


We offer:


  • a unique knowledge business with a versatile and professionally strong working environment 

  • an exciting Scandinavian workplace with professional cross-border network

  • participation in prosjekter with a focus on sustainable social architecture

  • good opportunities for professional and personal development in a knowledgeable organisation

  • competitive terms and conditions

  • Place of work: Oslo.


Application is sent to: jobb@linkarkitektur.no  – marked with "Competence manager  Parametric Design".

Q: Feel free to contact Jan Buthke, Computational Design Lead:  jb@linkarkitektur.dk.



CAD Exchanger Import plugin for Rhino


In collaboration with the Rhinoceros development team, CAD Exchanger launched a plugin that directly imports 25+ CAD formats into Rhino.

Its scope includes, but is not limited to, several neutral (JT, Collada, IFC), kernel (ACIS, Parasolid), and native (Siemens NX, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS) formats. 


DesignMorphine Masters Degree


DesignMorphine, an international educational institution, announces their accredited 9-month Online Master of Science program, crafted to be accessible from the comfort of one's home. The program aims to fulfill the demands of those who seek to exceed and lead in the field of multidisciplinary advanced and computational design.

The Master's schedule is split inτο five leading Design Chapters and five supporting Technical and Theoretical Labs that span the 9-month long academic year. Through them, students will encounter and learn advanced techniques and design processes from world-renowned designers and architects. 

During the Design Chapters phase, they will start with the generation of a single unit and its new features, i.e., the enhanced human body. They will then progress to develop more complex architectural entities around that, reaching the state to build global systems and networks. 

Through the Technical Labs, students will master a variety of software for parametric and generative design, like Maya, ZBrush, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Houdini, Unreal Engine, C#, etc. They get to use virtual reality, visualize their concepts through the Media Lab, and work with Prototyping Machines and Swarm Robotics. Furthermore, students will be taught how to formulate a concrete, expandable theoretical frame to support their vision. At the end of each monthly cycle of lessons, participants will present their work and discussion will follow. Mentors and acclaimed designers will be called to participate and provide a fresh perspective. At the end of this journey, students will have obtained a variety of skills, allowing them to be ready to take on any project in any working environment.

More information and applications...


New Rhino 7 webinar in German - February 9 at 3 PM CET



Authorized Rhino Reseller Software3D.de has organized a free Rhino 7 webinar (in German) on February 9 at 3 PM CET:

"In our 1-hour webinar, our experienced Rhino trainer will introduce to you the most important new features of Rhino 7 and the main differences to previous versions."

Among other things, he will introduce the QuadRemesh feature, which allows you to create a perfect SubD model from a polygon model with just a few mouse clicks.

He will also show you how to use SubD modeling to create complex, organic shapes easily and edit them afterward.

Overall, the trainer will cover the following topics:

- Subdivision Surfaces (SubD) Modeling
- QuadRemesh
- Minor new features and improvements in known commands
- Improved preview and display options

Afterward, there will be time for some questions from the participants.

Adobe Substance materials supported in Rhino 7

 



Rhinoceros 7 includes support for Adobe Substance materials! The Substance Importer plugin for Rhino enables you to import realistic-looking materials (SBSAR files) directly into Rhino as “Physically Based” materials. This is the first phase of the development of Substance support in Rhino (allowing the editing of Substance materials directly in Rhino), which is coming soon.


Find out more about installing and using these advanced materials in the Using Adobe Substance with Rhino Guide.




Thursday, February 4, 2021

Interstellar Workshop by Shadi Design


Join Shadi Design in their International Workshop 1 Interstellarin which Rhino will be taught from basic to advanced level and will be held in the form of a contest to develop a focused discipline project that will value competitiveness, merit, and talent. 

It aims at students and professionals in architecture, design, art, photography, and related careers and the general public. There will be three members per team, assigned by the teachers. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn Rhino! 






Location: Streaming worldwide on Zoom from Peru
Dates: February 16-March 13.
Fee: $112 USD - Volume discounts available



Questions? Contact Kevin Abanto - Founder and CEO at amendez.kevin@gmail.com 



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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021

Training for Trainers Workshop - 22-24 February 2021

Training for Trainers Workshop

22-24 February 2021
10 AM-2 PM
Hosted Online by McNeel Europe


Expert users of Rhino that want to get accredited as Authorized Rhino Trainers now have a chance to participate in this certification workshop that will be hosted online by McNeel Europe and delivered by Giuseppe Massoni.

To know more about the Rhino Authorized Training Program, click here...

Price of the course: €195 (+ taxes, if applicable).

Seats are very limited. Sign up now!


Friday, January 29, 2021

Win a scholarship for DesignMorphine’s master’s degree!


Whether you’ve already graduated or are about to graduate from college, getting a master’s degree is always an option you might consider to get ahead with your career and improve your current skill set. If you’ve ever thought about or are actively considering taking a master’s degree in the computational design field, then this may be good news for you. 

ShapeDiver will collaborate with DesignMorphine to provide one of three partial scholarships for their upcoming Master of Science in Computational and Advanced Design. A 9-month online program focuses on architecture and product design, fully accredited by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and accepted worldwide.

The scholarships will require students to apply before February 28, 2021. Each scholarship will grant up to €2900 to students who meet the criteria.

More information and applications...


Designing for Timber online workshop for architects by Design-to-Production, February 1-3


Designing for Timber workshop by Design-to-Production
Date: February 1-3
Time: 3 times 2 hours, 19h30-21h30 CET

With climate change in mind, timber construction is the future! Building in wood is sustainable, efficient, and lightweight–and has a lot of architectural qualities. Join this workshop and learn all about the material, its detailing and fabrication, and how all this influences the planning process. Design-to-Production shares their knowledge in an interactive practice-based manner. And with a holistic approach enables participants to develop in-depth knowledge and confidence to design innovative timber structures.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

PAZ BSS - Archicad + GH

 

PAZ BSS - Archicad + GH

PAZ Academy (Parametric Academy Zurich)

Do you have a full-time job, family, friends, and a hobby? Do you want to continue learning and challenging yourself to become more confident and effective in your professional life?

If the answer is yes, the BSS - Building System Specialist Title is for you! You can learn alongside your daily job with personalized online training.

Take the power of Grasshopper to your daily BIM environment, to Archicad, and become a parametric Jedi in your office! 

How can you do it? Be part of the PAZ BSS four months of personal training, an intense but amazing shortcut, and a rocket to help your everyday workflow.

Ready for the change?  Register the BSS Journey and make a big change in your career.

Join the 2021 second edition from February 1st!

Details and registration...


Monday, January 25, 2021

Parametric structural design online workshop using SOFiSTiK in Grasshopper, March 15–17 (hosted by McNeel Europe)



Parametric structural design online workshop using SOFiSTiK in Grasshopper 
March 15–17, 2021
10 AM–5 PM CET
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

Today’s building industry is increasingly complex and specialized. 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, the architectural model and the structural model are not exactly the same. 

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 Andrés von Breymann and Andreas Niggl from SOFiSTiK AG, along with BIM specialist Junghwo Park from Umdasch Group Ventures

Participants will probably be structural engineers having basic experience with Grasshopper, but others are welcome. You will expect to learn and achieve the following goals after the workshop:

  • 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
  • Interfacing Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK
  • Useful Grasshopper Tips and Tricks
Day 2  - Dive deep into the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper world
  • SOFiSTiK Grasshopper: Basic examples
  • Connecting analysis with BIM using Rhino.Inside
  • More SOFiSTiK basics: combinations, result evaluation, and reports
 
Day 3 - Shall we dance?
  • Conceptual parametric structural design
  • Design collaboration between architects and structural engineers
  • Generation and analysis of volume models
  • Parametric bridge design
  • Future development and summary of the workshop

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

Max. number of participants: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before (February 28).

Course language: English

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