Friday, March 6, 2015

RhinoCAM at McNeel Miami

March 13, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
US$295 per person

Course Description:
In this one day class we will introduce designers to the power of RhinoCAM 2014. Starting out with an introduction to the user interface, the class will cover RhinoCAM's 2 1/2 and 3 axis milling operations and will introduce them to RhinoCAM’s Nesting module.

McNeel Miami
1538 NW 89th Court
Miami, FL 33172
United States

To Register:
e-mail: Jackie Nasser
phone: 305 513 4445

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tech workshops at Facades+ Conference, NYC

New York City
April 16-17, 2015

The Facades+ Conference is next month and they are once again offering a great line-up of tech workshops. Come participate in a full day of hands-on instruction by industry experts in a small, one-on-one, classroom setting. These workshops will provide professionals and academics with the skills and knowledge to work with cutting edge technologies in a fast-paced and intensive environment. Choose from:

  • Responsive Facade Prototypes (Arduino, Firefly, Grasshopper)
  • Photogrammetry: Scanning to 3D models (Autodesk 123D Catch, Rhino)
  • Parametric Facade Systems & Logistics Sequencing (Rhino, CATIA, Revit, more)

Grasshopper D+O+F at McNeel Miami

March 11-12, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
US$495 per person

Course Description:
This workshop will give students a functional understanding of Grasshopper and Parametric design. This will allow them to build on this understanding into more advanced projects of their own including design optimization and data driven design. 
Rhino Level 1 training is required to be able to take this training.

McNeel Miami
1538 NW 89th Court
Miami, FL 33172
United States

To Register:
e-mail: Jackie Nasser
phone: 305 513 4445

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Architectural Visualization Workshop in Barcelona

Architectural Visualization Workshop
April 16-17, 2015
Barcelona, Spain
The focus of this workshop is to provide participants all the necessary knowledge for being able to make renders inside Rhino platform. We will be using V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino to develop such renderings.

In these two intense days, participants will learn the workflow for rendering inside Rhino with the V-Ray plugin. 

The course will start with the basics of rendering and will cover more advanced settings to end up with some tips for post-producting those renders in Adobe Photoshop. Participants will develop typical case studies about rendering architectural visualizations, interior visualizations and product design among other basic case studies that use render as main representation technique. While developing those case studies, participants will learn how to handle V-Ray parameters and how to create textures inside the normal workflow for rendering. Day one will start as introduction and will end with some advanced topics, day two will cover advanced settings and postproduction.

Instructor: Matúš Nedecký from FlyingArchitecture
Language: English
Schedule: 16-17 APRIL 2015 // 9.00-18.00
Organizers: icreatia, SMD, FlyingArchitecture

Computational Design and Digital Forming lecture and workshop in Sao Paulo (Brasil)

March 2015, the Laboratory of Automation and Prototyping forArchitecture and Construction (LAPAC) of University of Campinas - São Paulo will receive the visit of the German architect Peter Mehrntens as part of the Research Project "Contemporary Architecture and Automation, Practice and Reflection" sponsored by FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foudation).

Mr. Mehrtens will give an open lecture called "Application of digital forming processes in contemporary architecture" for students and community members on monday, March 23, at the School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Design - FEC. He will also teach during the workshop "Introduction to parametric modeling and scripting of building envelopes for digital fabrication", the same week.

Peter Mehrtens is specialist on computational design and file-tofactory fabrication of customized building envelopes.

Open Lecture:
Monday, 23 of march 2015
School of Civil Engeneering Auditorium
7:00 PM

23,24,25 and 26th of march 2015
from 9:00-12am / 2:00-5:00pm
Registration required (Wilson Barbosa - Limited spaces.

Facebook post link here

Rhino training in South Africa

Check the new training sessions in Johannesburg (South Africa) organized by SimplyRhino South Africa:

  • SimplyRhino Level 1 (Beginner) - March 28-30
  • SimplyRhino Level 2 (Intermediate/Advanced) - March 31-April 2

Rhino for Mac webinars

SimplyRhino UK has organized a series of free webinars featuring Rhino for Mac:
  • Setting out 2D and 3D Curves - Wednesday 18th March 11.00 am
  • Creating Surfaces - Wednesday 15th April 11.00 am
  • Adding Detail - Wednesday 13th May 11.00 am

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Online Level 2 class starts next week

Image credit: Kyle Houchens, The Outside

Our Level 2 Rhino 5 online course begins next week. Have you registered yet? We still have a few seats left. Sign up today to secure your spot!


  • Orientation: Monday, March 9, 9:00AM-10:30AM

  • Training: Tuesday-Thursday, March 10-12 and March 17-19, 9:00AM-1:00PM
    Note: All times listed are Pacific time zone. Calculate your time zone.
All sessions are instructor-led and will be recorded for later viewing.  If you cannot make a session, watch the video and catch up before the class meets again.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Inside 3D Printing - RBFD

RBFD is born from the need to support the sectors related to design, modeling, programming, parametrization, rendering, documentation, and digital manufacturing. RBFD is an authorized RhinoFabStudio and offers training, software sales, and supports all initiatives working with Rhino.

Please join Affonso Orciuoli, form RBFD who will be talking at
INSIDE 3D PRINTING about Rhino 5 and 3D printing and see how this technology is revolutionizing industries including manufacturing, jewelry, medicine, architecture, aerospace, and more.

As a conference attendee, you’ll explore the business applications of 3D printing through conference sessions led by industry experts, demonstrations of the latest 3D printers and services, and programming for designers, artists, and makers.

Place:  Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date:   March 9-10, 2015
Time:   Monday March 9, from 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

            Tuesday March 10, from 8:15 am - 6:30 pm

Registration: Online registration available until March 6, 2015. After this date only on-site.

Questions? please contact Affonso Orciuoli at RBFD

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.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Universidad Tecnológica de la Región Norte Guerrero

Universidad Tecnológica de la Región Norte Guerrero
Authorized RhinoFabStudio

The Universidad Tecnológica de la Región Norte de Guerrero (UTRNG), located in Iguala de la Independencia, Guerrero México, offers educational programs in Metal-Mechanical and Production Technologies, which make up their RhinoFabStudio since early 2013.

Within infrastructure, the University's RhinoFabStudio has CNC equipment, 2 Roland machines with 3 and 4-axis, Lathes and machining center Haas VF1, three-dimensional pantograph Cielle Alfa 30x30, 3D Printer, and engraving machine and laser metal cutting Sisma Big Smak.

Therefore, and in compliance with the institutional mission of being a University forefront is that, for the first time, the University’s RhinoFabStudio is proving a minor in "Digital Fabrication.” Students and teachers are both taking this educational opportunity. The minor is being taught by three Authorized Rhino Trainers (ART): Arturo Flores from UTRNG RhinoFabStudio, Giancarlo di Marco de Roma RhinoFabstudio, and Andres Gonzales Global Head of RhinoFabStudio. This drives the formation and strengthening of the Studio by having first hand experience of what others are doing around the world and especially trying to involve all levels of participants from the University.

Workshop: 3 full days [ Grasshopper
Place:  Universidad Tecnológica de la Región Norte Guerrero
Av. Catalina Pastrana Col. Cd Industrial
Date:   March 2-4, 2015
Time:   9:00 am - 6:00 pm

For more information, please contact Arturo Flores or call (733)334-06-94; (733)334-06-95.

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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HAL Robot Programming & Control plugin for Grasshopper (for ABB, KUKA and Universal Robots)

HAL 5.3 is the new version of the HAL Robot Programming & Control plugin for Grasshopper. This new version is fully compatible with Rhino5 32 and 64bits, and runs on Grasshopper 0.9.007x versions.

This update introduces:
  • support for GCode via the Program Importer component, to allow you to convert code from any external CAM solution to ABB Rapid, KUKA KRL or Universal Robots URScript.
  • support for stationary tools and mobile reference systems for ABB and KUKA robots. In addition, it is now possible to modify the reference system of every target of a tool path, but also to alternate between mobile and stationary tools at any time.
  • a new massive robot library including 85 high quality robot presets, and a new feature in the Robot Creator component to allow you to save your preset.
  • real-time monitoring of any ABB RAPID variable declared in a module.
  • constant speed motion interpolation for Universal Robots.
  • fixes for HAL 5.0, including bugs in KUKA KRL and Universal Robots URScript and graphical glitches.

HAL 5.3 is available on Food4Rhino and the HAL website...

Arena4D for Rhino - pointclouds and GIS data support

Veesus Ltd is pleased to announce the release of Arena4D for Rhino 5.

This long awaited plug-in takes Arena4D's high speed point rendering algorithms and allows you to view your point clouds in Rhino 5Video Here.

1) Slice
2) Clip
3) Snap to Point
4) Arena4D - Lighting
5) Arena4D - Smoothing
6) Arena4D - Point Colouring
7) Magnification tool

What is Arena4D ? - Arena4D is a rapidly developing software product, specialising in the visualisation, exploitation and animation of huge PointClouds and GIS data.  If you collect, edit, analyse, register, reverse-engineer, create videos, present or simply view Pointcloud data, from any scanner, Arena4D is the ideal manufacturer independent visualisation product.

Resellers - If you are interested in becoming an approved reseller of Arena4D and associated products please contact Veesus Ltd"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rhino and TROTEC workshop in El Salvador

Rhino modeling and digital fabrication workshop in El Salvador. Attendees will be designing unique lamps in Rhino and fabricating them with TROTEC laser cutting machines.  

Country: El Salvador, Central America  City: San Salvador
Place:  LASERTEC - Calle El Progreso No. 3044, Col. Ávila
Date:   Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Time:   8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact Lucía Nasser.

Do not forget to join us at: 

CL3VER announces CL3VER 3.0

Automatic real-time lightmap technology makes CL3VER 3.0 a game changer for 3D visualization and project storytelling.

Palo Alto, 18th February 2015 - CL3VER, the cloud based platform for interactive 3D presentations, announced the release of a brand new WebGL GPU-based real-time lightmap technology that will be available for users in the upcoming CL3VER 3.0 version.

CL3VER 3.0 will add several game changing features that speed up the production workflow of cross platform interactive 3D presentations.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Grasshopper workshops in Barcelona by CODA

Check the new Grasshopper workshops offered by CODA in Barcelona (UPC Faculty of Architecture in Sant Cugat) during the next months:

The Digital Bench - London

The Digital Bench Event 2015
London, UK
April 14, 2015

On Tuesday April the 14th Simply Rhino and The Goldsmiths' Centre invite you to ‘The Digital Bench’.

Register to come along and experience the first UK live demonstration of RhinoGold 5.0.

This significant new version of the popular Rhino plug-in has many exciting new features and the developers, TDM Solutions, will be on hand to show you them.

Also presenting will be Wax-Masters, residents at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Wax-Masters will demonstrate how they use CAD and CAM in their Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Smallworking, Jewellery and Horological work.

AA Visiting School Dubai 2.0

AA Visiting School Dubai 2.0
EXPOCITY 2020: Accelerating Processes
5-15 April 2015

The second edition of The Dubai Visiting School will advance the research of the previous workshop by exploring avant-garde methods of materializing architecture. The outcomes will consist of a speculative body of work, representing a UAE pavilion for the upcoming Expo 2020, which will take place in Dubai.

This year, we focus on challenging the prevailing modus operandi of the construction site, where laborers take on complex and sometimes dangerous tasks of constructing iconic architecture for emerging cities.

AA Visiting School Dubai will re-examine the potential of building ad-hoc robotic fabrication arms, built on site, to work hand in hand with the workers, enhancing their ability to construct complex tectonics. Subsequently, we will look at materializing spatial elements that are digitally simulated to quantify processes to simplify the construction of complex architecture.

The teams will aim at producing full-scale prototypes using our in-house technologies, alongside full representations of their Expo interventions. We will aim to test materials at full scale, switching back and forth between physical and digital design realms.

This edition of AAVS DXB will build on the body of work that will continue over the following years. Our ambition is the emergence of an experimental design laboratory, which pushes for embedding generative design logic, fabrication methods, and open source operations into the architectural discourse in Dubai, a city that is evolving as a hub for art, culture and design in the region.

Rhino & Roland ARM-10 presentation in Barcelona

Rhino & Roland ARM-10 presentation, Barcelona
Feb 26, 2015

Come see the new desktop 3D printer by Roland DG and learn how to turn your Rhino models into physical models.

Monday, February 16, 2015

FSU - Stacking Layers - A symposium on 3D printing

Florida State University:
Stacking Layers: A symposium on 3D printing
Florida State University presents an exploration of 3D printing technologies and research for students, teachers, innovators and entrepreneurs. From creating product prototypes, to manufacturing custom parts and products, from generating architectural models, to creating ceramics and sculpture, from producing fashion apparel and jewelry, to printing artificial limbs and generating replacement organs from stem cells, 3D printing is impacting every industry and research interest.
Stacking Layers: In person, streamed and on-demand. Stacking Layers presentations will be streamed live online and accessible on-demand after the symposium at

The speakers at this event represent state-of-the-art 3D-printing applications and research for multiple disciplines and interests. One of the speakers is Andres Gonzalez, Worldwide Director of the RhinoFabStudios

For more information or to Register, please visit:
Date: February 19th - 20th, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Place: The Augustus B. Turnbull III

Florida State Conference Center 
555 W. Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1640

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Rhino training in Istanbul (Turkey)

RhinoTürkiye, in collaboration with the Industrial Designers' Society of Turkey, will start a series of Rhino workshops in Istanbul (Turkey) in March 2015.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Art on architecture

Panel wall during construction

Sheffield Hallam University, UK, is incorporating their art into a building facade with the help of Rhino. The three-story carving is installed on an exterior wall of the university's new 'Heart of the Campus' building. The basalt panels, a product of Rockpanel, total approximately 13 kilometers of machining on CNC routers for the engraved panels, with a tolerance of .5 mm.

The CNC routing was done at the The Cutting Room, using Alphacam, with Rhino for prep and trimming drawings and files.

Artist: Christopher Tipping
Architects: HLM Architects
Installation: Stone Systems

Optimization in Grasshopper revealed

Here is a concise article covering basic optimization tools in Grasshopper and how to use them.

optimizationgrasshopperThe blog post by Yan Krymsky uses an example project and various Grasshopper add-ons in creating this useful guide for anyone interested in making their own optimizations. Links to the sample definitions and plug-ins are listed in the following link:

Building Optimization Tools – The Grasshopper definition and breakdown

RhinoGold 5.0 workshop in Miami

Free RhinoGold 5.0 workshop in Miami on Feb 20, 2015.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Intro to Grasshopper online course, February 2015

Join us for our Intro to Grasshopper for Rhino 5 online training course. This course is for design professionals who are looking to efficiently learn Grasshopper concepts and features at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment. The advantages of using Grasshopper in preliminary design and concept development come to life in many real-life examples.
Dates: February 23-26
    Orientation: February 23, 9:00AM-10:30AM PDT
    Grasshopper training: February 24-26, 9:00AM-1:00AM PST

Price: US$195

Please note, all times noted above are Pacific time zone. Calculate your time zone.

Advancing Wood Architecture Symposium in Frankfurt

Advancing Wood Architecture Symposium
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Friday, March 27, 2015

Organized by the Institute for Computational Design, the Advancing Wood Architecture Symposium will convene for a full day at the main auditorium of the DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum) in Frankfurt, Germany.

It will offer a comprehensive overview of the new architectural possibilities enabled by cutting‐edge digital technologies in wood construction through the works of four leading design research groups in Europe:
  • ETH Zürich, Gramazio Kohler Research, Prof. Matthias Kohler
  • IBOIS EPFL Lausanne, Laboratory for Timber Construction, Prof. Yves Weinand
  • Design & Make Hooke Park, Architectural Association LondonProgramme, Director Martin Self
  • ICD University of Stuttgart, Institute for Computational Design, Prof. Achim Menges
Introduction and Moderation by Prof. Axel Kilian (Princeton University)
Roundtable Discussion with Prof. Johan Bettum (SAC Staedelschule Frankfurt)

Monday, February 9, 2015

RhinoBIM: first commercial release

Virtual Build Technologies announces the commercial and educational versions of RhinoBIM. The current beta version 3.45.179 will expire February 28, 2015.
This first module now includes:
  • Structural design and editor
  • Clash and clear analysis
  • Quantity take offs / BIM reporter
  • IFC & CIS2 translators
  • User definable database 

PanelingTools course now available on video

Intro to PanelingTools online course... now available on video. In this 13-part series, the creator of PanelingTools, Rajaa Issa, introduces new functions within Rhino and Grasshopper. Learn how to create panels in many different ways. This series also includes two project studies.
PanelingTools helps generate 2D and 3D cellular patterns on surfaces. Use PanelingTools to rationalize complex geometry into a format that is suitable for analysis and fabrication.

To learn more go to the PanelingTools online course.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Technical Seminar on Material and Design

The design studies research group of the faculty of Industrial Design at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) presents TECNOMAT I. 

This event is a space for companies and designers share their experiences with product development and the impact it has on the technologies of materials and manufacturing processes.

Some of the sponsors for this event are:

UPB's RhinoFabStudio
Scan-and-SolveSimulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino

Watch a quick preview of Scan-and-Solve in Rhino

To order scan-and-solve visit:

Date: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - UPB: Aula Multipropósito - 
Bloque 9 - Piso 5 - Medellin, Colombia.

For more information, please contact Alejandro Zuleta or call T 057 4 4488388 Ext. 13642