Thursday, September 23, 2021

Course of Rhino + Lands Design by Asuni (Oct-Nov 2021)

Rhino and Lands Design together provide a complete package for landscape design, modeling and documentation. 

Asuni has organized a course of Rhino and Lands Design for the last quarter of 2021. The course is ideal for those landscape architects and designers who are not familiar with Rhino. It provides them the basic knowledge of landscape drawing and modelling with Rhino and Lands Design.

  • The class comprises 6 modules and a total of 12 hours.
  • Scholars and students can benefit from a 50% discount on this course.
  • Course start date: Oct 19 2021
  • Time: 17h-19h GMT+2 (10h-12h US Central Time)
  • Language: English
  • Price: 360€+VAT (Students 50% off)

Four Ideas For Customizing Everyday Products with 3D Printing (& Grasshopper)!

As 3D printing becomes more and more accessible to everyone, its opening new opportunities to innovate in different industries. With 3D printing, you can create (almost) anything: from a large house to a small object that you can use in your everyday life.

In this video tutorial, Edwin Hernandez, Lead Computational Designer at ShapeDiver, shares "4 Ideas For Customizing Everyday Products with 3D Printing (& Grasshopper)!" Let's dive straight in!

Read the article here...

Rhino UK User Group Meeting | October 6, 2021

Join SimplyRhino UK on a new edition of the Rhino UK User Group Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 18:30–19:30 (UK Time)

Presenter: Michael Eden – Form and Transform

Michael Eden is an award-winning ceramic artist and maker, internationally recognised as one of the first makers to engage with and realise the creative potential of new technology including 3D printing and scanning. His work sits at the intersection of craft, design, art and technology, exploring contemporary themes through historical, culturally familiar objects.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

CD NEXT 6.0 conference (Oct 2-3, 2021)

“Skip Forward to the Future of Design”
Computational Design: NEXT

THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE: An Online Interactive Conference with global frontiers. Two-Day Online Conference with Live Presentations, Tutorials, Interactive Sessions, Live Mentorship & Panel Discussions.

A collaborative initiative by ParametricArchitecture (PA) with DesignMorphine. Computational Design: NEXT 6.0 brings together pioneers and professionals from all industries to meet and discuss new emerging technologies in art, architecture, design, and manufacturing.

Computational Design: NEXT is a collaborative initiative by some of the global frontiers of computational design to open up an Online Learning platform as a comprehensive ONLINE CONFERENCE comprising of discussions, dialogues, tutorials, and mentorship to a global audience through thought-provoking and meaningful dialogues curated by ParametricArchitecture (PA), one of the leading media platforms focusing on Computational Design and its various subsets.

After a successful round of CD Next 1-5, Computational Design: NEXT 6.0 takes another step to delve into new-age design technologies by global advocates of technology and is scheduled to take place on 2-3 October 2021 (Saturday & Sunday) as a 2-day conference with workshops, panel discussions, tech demonstrations, and discussions.

Details and registration...

8th annual Car Render Competition by HUM3D

Hum3D would like to invite all Rhinoceros 3D artist to join the 8th annual Car render Competition. It’s the largest awards event for the car 3d modeling and visualization industry. Every year Rhino 3D entries got in the final stage of voting, let’s make this year winner someone of our users.

What participants need to do: create a car 3d model, put it into 3D environment and make a beautiful render. You can choose any automobile you like whether it is racing or imaginary vehicle.

Environment in the work should be made in 3D as well as a final image. Minimal use of third-party assets such as vegetation, street elements is allowed. Vehicle models should be made by you.

The first-place winner will get prizes worth a total of $15,000: license and content from 30 sponsors, leaders of 3D world industry. Also, everyone has an opportunity to receive additional prizes. 

The winners will be chosen by voting from a professional jury team.

Dates of the event: September 15 - December 08.


See all rules and prizes on the challenge page...


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Falko, a finite element analysis tool for Rhino, now available

Falko is a finite element analysis plugin for Rhino by ixRay.

You can use both the Rhino UI or Grasshopper components to create FEA models.  FEA attributes and loads are assigned to layers, tessellation, and intersection of NURBS curves, surfaces, and meshes are done by the pre-processor. 

Features include linear, non-linear, buckling, earthquake with spectrum response. 

Falko has been developed with Grasshopper and parametric modeling in mind, but Grasshopper knowledge is not needed. 

Download your free trial license.

Available on food4Rhino...

Monday, September 20, 2021

Free Rhino and Grasshopper Webinar (Latvian)

Join our authorized reseller BIM Solutions on this free webinar that will take place Tuesday, October 12, from 10 AM to 11 AM (GMT+3).

If you are new to Rhino, or if you have been working with Rhino for some time but you would like to know more about Grasshopper, do not miss this free webinar.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The webinar will be conducted by Jānis Marcinkevičs in Latvian and will cover the following topics:

10:00 - 10:20 Modeling with Rhino 3D
10:20 - 10:40 Grasshopper - for parametric design
10:40 - 10:50 Exchange of information with other programs
10:50 - 11:00 Questions / Answers

More information and registration...

Friday, September 17, 2021

Free Grasshopper webinar by SimplyRhino UK (Sep 29, 2021 at 5PM UK time)

Join SimplyRhino UK Grasshopper training team, including Arthur Mamou-Mani, live and online at 5pm (UK) on Wednesday the 29th September for an hour's introduction to Simply Rhino's online Grasshopper courses: Grasshopper Level 1; Grasshopper Level 2.

Enscape’s ENVISION 21 online event (September 28-30, 2021)

Enscape’s ENVISION 21 online event
September 28-30, 2021

An incredible lineup of speakers and over 30 sessions scheduled that include insights from industry experts, customer corners, influencer sessions, technical lounges, and more.

During the course of three days, you can expect to:
  • Discover how the world’s best Enscape users optimize their design workflow with 3D real-time rendering and virtual reality.
  • Learn new and innovative ways to create immersive experiences and bring ideas to life.
  • Hear first-hand about what’s in store for the future of Enscape.
  • Exchange insights and engage with industry experts, including keynote speaker Wolfram Putz from GRAFT Architects who will be talking about future trends, and Michael Drobnik from Herzog & de Meuron and Florian Kohlbecker from Kohlbecker Gesamtplan GmbH, who will weigh in on the future of real-time rendering and virtual reality in architecture.
  • And Stewart Hicks (University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)), John Bouweis and Gautier Pelegrin (Viewport Studio) will showcase Enscape for Rhino.

RhinoRobot 4 is released


RhinoRobot 4 is out now with new features and enhancement, check it out on food4rhino, and via the PackageManager in Rhino 7.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hull Design and Fairing Level 1 & 2 - Live Online Training - October and November 2021 editions

October 5, 7, 14, 21 (9-11h CEST)
November 9, 11, 18, 25 (16-18h CET)
By RhinoCentre NL

This training course by Gerard Petersen (Naval Architect and Rhino Trainer) teaches you rapid hull modeling for ships, yachts, workboats, and multihulls.

Develop competence in Class-A Fairing – Final Design – Fairing for Production – Hull Optimization – Reverse Engineering – Hull from GA/ Lines-Plan – Advanced Analysis – Modeling Strategies – Developable Hulls.

Follow and finish this training in three weeks!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Graphisoft's 'Building Together' Digital event

From September 14 to September 16 Graphisoft will be run its Building Together digital event.

Each day has four hours of talks, case studies, and tech explanations with speakers from around the globe. 

It's free to watch and the agenda can be seen here.

Adam Kurdahl (Architect and Founding Partner SPOL Architect) will talk Day 1 at 17:45h CEST about Reinventing the city with Archicad and Grasshopper:

"Sao Paulo has been experiencing an urban revolution never seen before. What's the best way to deal with the challenges of a high-density city like this? Learn how Spol Architects is master planning with Archicad and Grasshopper to reconfigure, humanize, and balance the territory of the largest Latin American city."

Enscape 3.1 with NVIDIA DLSS support and a new material library

Enscape, a 3D real-time rendering and virtual reality plugin for Rhino, is now available with new features that enable 3D renderings to be quicker and easier and provide fully immersive experiences for designers and their clients.

New Material Library

Designers can choose from over 200 predefined high-quality materials, such as wood, fabric, brick, and tile. These materials can also be imported into the Enscape Material Editor, where various elements can be edited to get the look and feel desired for projects.

New Panorama Gallery

It is easy to share and group multiple 360 panorama images simultaneously, entirely through the web browser, to create a personalized experience when presenting designs. Clients can navigate a project from a web link or even a QR code and visualize multiple rooms or compare different design options.

NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) Support

Users can now enjoy improved real-time performance of walkthroughs and higher frame rates with much lower GPU requirements. The deep learning-based upscaling technique renders internally at a lower resolution but outputs a clean and sharp high-resolution image for high-quality videos and high-performance virtual reality walkthroughs. DLSS is available to users with an NVIDIA RTX graphics card.

With Enscape 3.1, users will also enjoy:
  • An improved Material Editor
  • Simplified assets
  • Ray-traced sun shadows

Exporting Data from Rhino to Twinmotion

In this Simply Rhino UK video tutorial, senior Trainer Phil Cook takes a look at exporting data from Rhino to Twinmotion using the new Datasmith Rhino Exporter.

Improved Rhino to Twinmotion workflow

The new Direct Link, which also uses the Datasmith file format, makes it very easy to have Rhino and Twinmotion open together and push design changes in Rhino to Twinmotion for evaluation.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Introduction to Grasshopper with Sudohopper3D online course from Rhino3D.Education

With more than 16.8k users, the Rhino3D.Education platform offers online courses in Rhino, Grasshopper, Computational Design, GhPython, PanelingTools, RhinoCAM, and more!

Check out the Introduction to Grasshopper with Sudohopper3D online course in English and Spanish to start learning Grasshopper now!

This course is offered for free and 
upon completion, you will obtain a certificate of attendance.

When you complete this 
Introduction to Grasshopper with Sudohopper3D course, you will be ready to continue learning Grasshopper with the more advanced Computational Design with Grasshopper online course, also offered in English and Spanish!

Check out this preview of the course:

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Online Training: Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK

Basic Online Training Course for Bridge Design
September 28-October 1 or October 12-15
from 14:00 CET to 18:00 CET each day

Take part in a four-day online training course on parametric bridge design. Parametric tools such as Grasshopper and the scripting capabilities of FEA software packages allow engineers to automate functionalities to work faster and more creatively.

This course teaches you the entire parametric modeling process with Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK FEA of a Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridge.

You will learn the fundamentals of Grasshopper to create effective and maintainable visual scripts. And how to use the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper components to build the axis-based bridge structure.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Rhino workshops online in Spanish

     Learn Rhino with Darco's online workshop

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: September 6-10, 2021 - Online
Time: 2 pm-6 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: US $380

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: September 20-24, 2021 - Online
Time: 2 pm-6 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: US $380

Questions? Contact Alejandro del Razo

Check out Rhino3D.Education for the latest courses on Rhino, Grasshopper, and more!

Parametric Design Webinar (Rhino + Grasshopper)

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

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

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

  • Option 1: General Webinar for Beginners - 8 days/16 hours: Starts October 18, 2020
  • Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 days/8 hours: Starts October 25, 2020

Time Zone: CET/Berlin Germany Time

Language: English

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

Complete details and registration...

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Two Grasshopper Level 1 and Level 2 online courses in October 2021 (hosted by McNeel Europe)

Grasshopper Level 1 online course: October 4-5, 2021
Grasshopper Level 2 online course: October 6-8, 2021
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

Ping-Hsiang Chen, a computational designer at the Applied Research team in KPF London, will teach two Grasshopper online workshops at McNeel Europe. The Level 1 course (2 days) will introduce parametric design strategies and their applications, as well as the concept of computational geometry. It will cover the use of native tools in Grasshopper and their relationship to Rhino and apply useful design and task automation techniques. 

The Level 2 course (3 days) will provide an in-depth understanding of modeling possibilities using Grasshopper and explore SubD and QuadRemesh features from Rhino 7 to tackle complex geometric problems. The course will focus on concepts such as data flow control, data management, behavior-driven modeling, iterative modeling, and learning how to create feedback loops using algorithms to optimize and benchmark design options.

Introductory Level 1 course (2 days):

Day 1: Numerical Operation (Series, Range, Random, Graph Mapper, etc.), Transformation Methods, Vector and Planes, Data Structure, Modelling with Curve and Surface, Data Visualization

Day 2: Proximity Based Modelling, Number Remapping, Surface Panellisation, Conditional Statement and Expression, Geometry Morphing, String, Tag and Formatting, Dimension and 2D Drawings, Extend Rhino Function with Grasshopper Player.

This course is for complete beginners to Grasshopper and parametric modeling. No previous Grasshopper experience is required, but it is preferable to have an intermediate Rhino level.

Intermediate level 2 course (3 days):

Day 1: Review Computational Geometry and Complex Geometry, Advanced Data Structure (Branch and Path Manipulation), Data Grouping, Partition, Classification and Culling, Data Sorting, Sets, Conditional Statements, Vectors, Frame, Plane, Transformation, Fields, Custom Patterns and Domain

Day 2: Mesh Modelling Introduction, Subdivision and QuadRemesh, Introduction to SubD, Introduction to Physics Based Modelling, Form Finding with Goals and Forces, Interactive Modelling

Day 3: Code Reusability and Create Custom Function, Data Import and Export, Collaborative Workflow Introduction, HOPS, Rhino Compute, Genetic Algorithm

The course is designed for people who have already taken a Grasshopper Level 1 course or use Grasshopper in their daily work.

Online course fees:

Grasshopper Level 1: EUR 250,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).

Grasshopper Level 2: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).

Special offer for both courses: EUR 580,- (+VAT)

Please note, your seat is confirmed after payment has cleared.

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

Course language: English

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

Unconventional Ways You Can Use Grasshopper As A Prototyping Tool

While Grasshopper has been developed primarily as a parametric modeling tool, its robust API and embedded features allow it to be used as a powerful software prototyping environment. If you’re handy with a little C# or Python, Grasshopper can become a sandbox for creative coding!

Read the complete article...

PhD Position at BMW Group: Generative Design for Faceted Geometries

The BMW Group, in collaboration with the TU Wien, is offering an interesting, multidisciplinary PhD position in the field of generative design in form-finding with a focus on facetted geometries and the mathematics enabling them.

The research of the parametric dependencies across the geometry elements is the key to successfully create a complex surface 3D structure including all the industrialization requirements. With a new understanding of these mathematical relations, we will expand our access to 3D geometries and transform the designer‘s vision into technically valuable and aesthetically inspiring surface language.

Read more about this new PhD position at the BMW Job Portal and at the TU Wien - GCD handout...

Monday, September 6, 2021

Parameterization of Structural Calculations and BIM Models

Parameterization of Structural Calculations and BIM Models
Online Course in Spanish

In this online course, you'll learn different working methodologies and 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...

Thursday, September 2, 2021

New Python for Grasshopper video course (by Fabian Eidner)

Concrete columns, ceramic vases, or recyclable formworks are only a few examples of the application of Additive Manufacturing Techniques (3D printing). The challenge in their manufacture lies in the automated digital design process and the generation of a continuous Printing Path (Slicing).

This course provides an insight into the basic mechanics of Python Scripting within the Grasshopper environment, allowing you to create tailored components for the design, analysis, and export of various expressive cylindric shapes.

To explore the aesthetic potential of 3D printing we dive into the influence of trigonometric functions as a design driver for corrugating-interfering surface patterns.

In four hours of video lessons, you will apply the Python Syntax from the Beginner to Intermediate Level. With a special focus on object-oriented scripting (Classes) the final script can create a multitude of one-of-a-kind shapes within fractions of a second, visualizing their data and eventually exporting their G-Code for a potential fabrication.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Master in Parametric Design by ControlMAD (Autumn Edition)

ControlMAD announces a new edition of its Master in Parametric Design from November 2021 to February 2022.

A unique study program adapted to this new situation and challenging world. This master course is the hybrid and flexible version of our Master in Parametric Design On-site, with XIII successful editions. It is the chance to introduce you to the world of computational design, the state-of-the-art field for product design, architecture, landscape, engineering, digital fabrication... through the creation of physical and digital parametric models using as main tools Grasshopper for Rhino and our CNC machines (Computer Numerical Control).

The course is divided into two parts:
  • Part I, fully online: Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, Karamba, Python, Visualization…
  • Part II, Digital Fabrication (On-site at Controlmad or online, as you wish)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Rhino Nature released

Rhino Nature is an advanced scattering tool for Rhinoceros modeling software. It provides a fully-fledged and feature-rich solution for creating millions of objects within the Rhino environment and viewing them without a frame drop.

Rhino Nature maintains scene fit while supplying a bunch of options to precisely steer the creation of single elements to achieve desired results.

Don’t wait! Make your life easier by spreading debris, grasses, bushes, trees, cars, people, or any other objects across your scenes, making your presentations or renderings more lifelike and photoreal than ever before.
To contact the developer:

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Required Training for new ARTs - North and Latin American Regions

Would you benefit by becoming an Authorized Rhino Trainer (ART)?

Your certification will allow you to stand apart from others offering Rhino training. As an ART, you can post your class schedule to the Rhino Learn page for additional exposure to many Rhino users. This schedule is searchable by type of training and region. 

ART Certification Requirements include participation in an online class.

This class is being offered in September 2021 for the North and Latin American Regions. See details on the class and sign-up links here.

  • Monday, September 13, 2021 9:00 AM-1:00 PM PDT
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 9:00 AM-1:00 PM PDT
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:00 AM-1:00 PM PDT
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:00 AM-1:00 PM PDT
  • Friday, September 17, 2021 9:00 AM-1:00 PM PDT

See the ART Requirements for all Regions here.

Questions? Please email Mary Fugier

Monday, August 23, 2021

Free course: GhPython Introduction

Rhino3D.Education invites you to sign up for the GhPython Introduction course by Niloofar Zaker, now available in Spanish!

Python is a well-established component in Grasshopper. It's easy to learn and has a fast programming language. Enroll in this free introductory course and enjoy learning how coding works in Grasshopper!

In this course, you will learn the basic components of GhPython like variables, operators, etc. Also, some essential conditionals for loops and while loops. In addition, you will understand its functions and how to make points, curves, shapes, and divide them, and how to make complex geometry like snowflakes and anti snowflakes.

Niloofar Zaker is a computational designer who works on parametric modeling in Rhino and Grasshopper with Python. She has a background in architecture. After several years of working in this field, she believes coding is becoming the language of the near future. She is excited to share her experiences with you throughout the course. 

To access Introduction to GhPython in English or Spanish, 

Questions? Contact Niloofar Zaker
Traducción en Español por Andrés Gonzalez

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Friday, August 20, 2021

SARS-CoV 2 infection process rendering with Rhinoceros

Modeled with Rhino and rendered with V-Ray for Rhino by Ing. Luca Borro 

Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) play a key role in many biological processes and are intriguing targets for drug discovery campaigns. Furthermore, advancements in experimental and computational techniques are leading to a growth of data accessibility and an increased need for the analysis of PPIs. In this respect, visualization tools are essential instruments to represent and analyze biomolecular interactions.

"The first step to prepare the figure was to identify the ideal size of the figure components, such as the diameter of the viral capsid and the length of the spike protein. In the cryo-EM structure of the SARS-CoV (Neuman et al., 2006), the diameter of the viral particle ranges from 82 to 94 nm, excluding spike proteins. Based on this evidence, we used Rhinoceros (McNeel), a 3D CAD software, to model a spherical viral particle with a diameter of 88 nm. The length of the spike protein was measured on the electron microscopy images reported in the same paper after properly resizing them based on the 88 nm of virion capsid measurement: the longitudinal size was established to be about 12.40 nm. The Image scaling was then processed in Rhinoceros software (Rhino 7) using Scale in all dimension function."

Read the whole scientific article and how they used Rhino...

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Rhino.Inside.Revit version 1.0 released


Rhino.Inside®.Revit version 1.0 has been released. Rhino.Inside.Revit combines the best of Rhino, Grasshopper and Revit® into one application. Use the new Element Tracking feature, which allows Grasshopper to fully control Revit elements across multiple Revit projects and between sessions. 

Version 1.0 has no expiration date. Feel free to distribute the plugin across your teams. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

5 Things To AVOID When Uploading Grasshopper Models To ShapeDiver!

Grasshopper scripts can be very powerful and even more so if you decide to host them online on ShapeDiver and build web applications with them. However, if you are new to ShapeDiver, you might not know the tips and tricks for optimizing your models and might even run into problems while uploading.

Read the full article...