Monday, October 20, 2014

"DATA MATTER _ ENVIRONMENTAL AERIAL ROBOTICS" Workshop - 24 - 28 November 2014, Frosinone (Italy)




NOUMENA and FLONE, in collaboration with FABLAB FROSINONE and GREEN FAB LAB, present DATA MATTER | environmental aerial robotics workshop.

The course will take place in Frosinone (Italy) and will be related to the fields of aerial robotics and data visualization. It will propose a theoretical and experimental framework to develop a database on the area around Valle del Sacco, translating data into visual outputs from the different levels of environmental conditions. The course is inspired by the investigation developed along the Sacco river by 
Carlo Ruggiero - published on the book "Cattive Acque" - and the experimental research ran by Michela Ruggiero, co-founder of Fab Lab Frosinone.

During the workshop, participants will have a first hand experience with aerial robotics, mapping and data visualization. The course will focus on several different stages, generating a dynamic and innovative workflow. The main tool of the course will be Flone, a popular open-source drone developed in Spain and already presented in several international events and exhibitions, such as Fab10 and MakerFaire.

Flone is a co-operative project which explores and envisions several applications and translate a basic drone into a multidisciplinary and professional tool. Flone has been already engaged to the field of art and technology, investigating social and professional practices, focusing on topography, energy performance certificates for buildings, environmental strategies of forestation, human rights and aerial photography.

During the workshop, participants will develop digital fabrication, electronics programming and data management skills. Starting from scratch, students will learn the whole assembly process of the drone, from laser cutting frame structure to the installation of motors and drivers, followed by coding the electronic boards and fly experience. You will be able to fly and control the drone by your android Smartphone with an application developed by Flone.

On site, along the Sacco river, students will use the drone and learn strategies of data recollection, terrain mapping via smart-phones, infrared camera and other environmental sensors installed on the drone.

In the final stage of the course, participants will adopt computational techniques, learning how to organize and visualize data, generate a 3D environment, elaborate informative maps as resourceful environmental information documents for the recovery of the Sacco river and its natural and social context.

The fee for the workshop include the ownership of the drone built during the event, once the course will be over.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Daylight Simulation Workshop, October 17

Daylight Simulation Workshop
Green Light New York 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY


Join Christoph Reinhart of MIT, for a full-day technical workshop on daylighting simulation using Rhinoceros 5. This workshop is specifically geared towards helping designers and sustainability consultants to learn the basic theory underlying daylight simulations and how to integrate such simulations within their practice.
This workshop compliments his recently published book, Daylight Handbook I, which introduces basic daylight concepts and rules of thumb for urban massing studies. Participants will learn how to conduct a series of simulation exercises including: 
  • Conducting a LEED 3.0 compliance analysis
  • Detecting glare at key positions within a building throughout a year
  • Developing suitable automated electric lighting and shading controls to maximize daylight availability while controlling glare
Visit DIVA for Rhino for more information.

Presentation: Designing with the Sun



October 16th, 6:00pm

Join Green Light New York for a book presentation and dialogue with Christoph Reinhart. His book, Daylighting Handbook Volume 1, adeptly describes the physical characteristics of the sun and the human eye, lays out the design fundamentals of allowing daylight to guide the massing and shading of a project, and describes the tools available to guide analysis.

This provides 1.5 AIA learning credits.

Interested in learning more? Register for Christoph's one-day technical Daylighting workshop on October 17th.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Level 1 Rhino 5 Online Training

Level 1 Rhino 5 Online Training
October 10-22, 2014
US$200.00

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

Dates: 

  • Orientation: October 10, 9:00am-10:30am (PDT)
  • Training: October 13, 14, 15 and October 20, 21, 22, 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT)
    Calculate your time zone.
 
More...
The class will be conducted in English using the GoToTraining software. You will need Rhino 5 for Windows software installed. Note, the Rhino for OSX WIP is not acceptable software for this class. You will need a stable and fast Internet connection. You will need a headset/microphone combo. You will need a hard copy of the Rhino Level 1 Training Manual. You may download it from here
 

3D Digital Fabrication - Teacher Training





Professional trainers from McNeel Miami and RhinoFabStudio will introduce you to the main functions of Rhino so you can add 3-D modeling to your design and design communication curriculum without burdening your students with yet another difficult software product. You'll be able to focus on teaching while your students take advantage of the latest 3-D modeling technology with Rhino 5.
 
When:
Thursday & Friday, Oct. 23 - 24, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Where:
11000 Holmberg Rd 
Coral Springs, FL   33076

Instructors:
Sergio Martinez, Rhino Training Specialist ART - McNeel Miami
Lucía Nasser, TA

Host:
Miriam Niebla
Technology Education - SECME, FLL Robotics, and BSTA coordinator

To register:
Contact Miriam Niebla or at T(754) 322-4800

The workshop is free for educators. Proof of status required.

Space is limited. Register now!

New to Rhino 5? Watch this before the class: Introduction to Rhino 5

Note: Each educator will be able to order a bundle of Rhinoceros and Flamingo for US$200.

Join us at RhinoFabStudio

Monday, October 6, 2014

Studio D: Design and Fabrication Lab / Department of Interior Design / FSU as a new Authorized RhinoFabStudio


Please join us in welcoming Studio D: Design and Fabrication Lab / Department of Interior Design / FSU as a new authorized RhinoFabStudio. Established in the summer of 2013, Studio D: Design and Fabrication Studio is a prototyping workspace within the Department of Interior Design. This 3000 square foot facility is a Rhino Fab Studio and housed at the new Carnaghi Arts Building. Studio D is home to the department’s traditional woodshop tools, digital fabrication equipment, and undergraduate and graduate furniture design classroom space. Currently, Studio D is focused on the design and fabrication of small and full-scale prototypes of furniture and interior designs that support the three areas of curriculum development and instruction, research and critical analysis, and product development and material testing. This lab is staffed by Marlo Ransdell, PhD and David Wray, MFA in Tallahassee, FL. 


 
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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Most Legendary Car - Rendering competition


Don't miss this new Rendering competition by Humster 3D. Rhino users are welcome to submit their renderings: Most Legendary Car


DIF - Disruptive Innovation Festival


The Disruptive Innovation Festival is bringing together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system change for a future economy. It will be held predominantly online and will run for four weeks from 20 October – 14 November 2014

The overall theme is around building a regenerative economy but captures insights from a broad cross-section of topics including sharing economy, materials science, energy, design, and new business models.

The DIF engages heavily with new and developing ideas relating to critical areas of manufacturing and design including 3D printing.

Rhino users are given the opportunity to:

- Showcase your designs to a global audience including businesses, investors and inventors via our open mic and design challenge opportunities. Apply to host an Open Mic session at www.thinkdif.co/me and find out more about design challenges at www.thinkdif.co/pages/challenges

- Learn more about how design is shaping the world - attend sessions on everything from Cradle to Cradle design to the future of 3D printing.

- Get to a Fab Lab near you and take part in our disruptive innovation maker challenge

INFORMED MATTER - intermediate Grasshopper workshop in Paris - LAST CALL


INFORMED MATTER - intermediate Grasshopper workshop
Paris, France
Oct 17-19, 2014

The space in which we live can be monitored in many aspects and it appears as a flux, a gradient of data in continuous evolution. Our understanding of the surrounding environment improves every day due to our ability to scan and sample the environment around us at increasing resolution, using better technologies and sensors. Thus the space is revealed as a ever changing data field. Our capability to act and design the space itself can be enhanced by the use of tools able to inform better the design processes with more accurate, specific and variable, in space and time, data streams.

INFORMED MATTER is an intermediate Grasshopper workshop about “data embodiment strategies” and advanced mesh modeling techniques.

Grasshopper is actually a powerful information processor that provides the basis to develop possible strategies to inFORM digital matter morphologies by specific set of data conditions.

The workshop focuses on integrating information processing into digital systems to enable the formation of structures, from the very simple up to more complex ones. The aim is to give an understanding of information and data articulation as a spatial and architectural operation. Results may range from pure data strategies design to data-driven geometries depending on the skill levels and aspirations of each participant. The brief is also open to the suggestions and opportunities that may rise during the workflow.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Design Workshop at Singapore Archifest 2014


SUTD/ AAL: Parametric Design Workshop
Archifest Pavilion, Marina Bay Sands : October 4-5, 2014

In the first part of this workshop, participants learn basic parametric design principles in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. In the second part, participants apply these skills to collaboratively design a parametric high-rise. Participants will also learn to prepare a scale model of the tower for digital fabrication. A scale model of the participants’ final design will be fabricated on a 3D-printer and exhibited for the remainder of the Archifest. After the end of Archifest, participants can collect their part of the tower.


Basic familiarity with CAD or 3D-modelling software is required.
Participants should bring their own laptops with the software installed prior to the event.
The registration fee is $75 for the public and $50 for students.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure by Tonkin Liu


Tonkin Liu has published a new book titled The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure, coinciding with an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Shell Lace Structure is a tailored, single surface structural technique invented by the London based architecture practice Tonkin Liu. The result of five years of intense practice-based research in collaboration with engineers at Arup, the technique integrates structural principles expressed in 500 million years of variation in shells, the ancient art of tailoring, and cutting edge digital manufacturing technology, resulting in ultra-strong, lightweight, and visually unique architectural structures. 

Book | The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure by Tonkin Liu

RIBA Exhibition | Tonkin Liu: The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure

RIBA | Show & Tell Tuesdays: The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure, 09/09, 30/09, 07/10, reserve place through Tonkin Liu: press@tonkinliu.co.uk | twitter: @tonkinliu


The exhibition has been extended until the 18th October. And there is now a talk at the RIBA on the 7th of October at 6:15, which can be booked through the RIBA.

Loop: The Environmental Summer Pavilion 2



This interdisciplinary project is the team work of students from the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the TUL in Liberec and the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the CZU in Prague, under the leadership of Marie Davidová (FA CTU in Prague / Collaborative Collective), Šimon Prokop (Collaborative Collective) and Martin Kloda (Archwerk). It is the continuation of the project pareSITE, the Environmental Summer Pavilion published here a year ago. Its goal is to evolve the performance of solid pine wood. The PareSITE project was absorbing humidity during the night while evaporating it during hot summer days. The panelling supported this by warping – increasing the humid air circulation. This year's project took the concept further. The panelling was organised spatially. Left and right sides of the panels in tangential section were combined. Thanks to this, as well as the shape of the structure, the pavilion performed much better.

The concept evolved from origami folded ellipse that was 3D scanned and used as a base for a Grasshopper for Rhino 5 model that generated fabrication drawings. The individual pieces for the structure were cut on a Hundegger Speed-Cut 3 CNC saw at Eurodach and the panelling on HOMAG Venture 06S 3-axis milling machine at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at CZU in Prague, where the structure was also mounted by the students.

The Loop Pavilion served as a meeting point and podium for the EnviroCity festival, creating a pleasant environment for its visitors and presenters.

Grasshopper for Rhino 5 model:

The model was created solely in Grasshopper (and its plug-ins) using only two guiding curves in Rhinoceros 5 taken from the 3D scanner. This helped the team to work on the structure even before the final shape of guiding curves was determined. Due to the spatial organization of panels and the nature of pavilion's construction there was a fair amount of data structure to work with besides the geometry. All the elements were simple planar planks, however, the overall shape is perceived as a double curved surface.

Since the shape was complicated in the terms of statics, the team used a plug-in called Donkey to analyse possible weak spots in the construction. Simultaneously, the joints were analysed in different force constellations to find the optimal positioning of fasteners. Another Grasshopper plug-in, Ladybug, was used to estimate the sun's position and energy gain on each panel on the actual site during the installation period so that the panel size could become another layer of complexity.

All participating students learned Grasshopper basics.

List of participating students:

Alena Novotná, Anna Hrušová, Antonín Hůla, Barbora Slavíčková, Jakub Kopecký, Jiří Fáber, Jiří Pokorný, Petr Tůma, Tereza Jílková, Radim Sýkora, Eliška Antonyová, Tereza Lišková, Filip Janata, Tomáš Kytka, Marie Kortanová, Vojtěch Holeček, Martin Vaníček, Jakub Hlaváček and Petr Havelka

Sponsors:

Stora Enso, Rothoblaas, Nářadí Bartoš, Eurodach, Lesy ČR, Nadace Proměny, Natura Decor


For further information, please follow our blog at http://environmentalpavilion.tumblr.com/ 

Rhino basic and advanced training in Cape Town, South Africa


SimplyRhino South Africa has organized a series of workshops at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town (South Africa):

Simply Rhino Level One (Beginner) 
20, 21, 22 November (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

This course is for the design professional who is new or nearly new to Rhino and wants to learn the features of Rhino at a moderate pace in an instructor-led environment.

Simply Rhino Level Two (Intermediate/Advanced) 
23, 24 and 25 November (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)

The course contains both intermediate and advanced level material and concentrates on explaining NURBS topology in more detail before moving on to practical examples demonstrating efficient modelling techniques, modelling strategy and advanced surfacing.

Friday, September 26, 2014

SimplyRhino UK + Roland DG at TCT Show in Birmingham (UK)

Simply Rhino + Roland DG at TCT Show 2014 
Birmingham, UK
Sep 30-Oct 2, 2014 


Simply Rhino will be present at this years TCT show, 30th September to 2nd October at the NEC in Birmingham. See us on the Roland DG stand J19.

3D Printing, Prototyping, Product Development, Scanning and Digitising are the main attractions at this annual exhibition.

We’ll be demonstrating Rhino 5 driving the new 3D Printer from Roland DG the ARM-10 and the desktop mill SRM-20.

Please come and visit us at this large event, we’ll also be showing the popular renderer V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino. 



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hull Design and Fairing Training for Professionals in the Netherlands


Hull Design and Fairing Training for Professionals Level 1 & 2
RhinoCentre NL, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
Oct 13-16, 2014

Ships – Yachts – Workboats – Multihulls
Goal: Design high quality hulls with Rhino fast and flexible

Rhino enables accurate, flexible and fair hull design with the
“Rapid Hull Modeling Methodology”. This method is developed by RhinoCentre in co-operation with other professionals in the marine industry. After years of offering training and services to leading companies in the marine industry worldwide, RhinoCentre finally developed the unique training modules: Prepare2d input and Hull Design and Fairing Level-1 and Level-2.

These three modules are now combined in a three day training that unveils the mystery of Class-A fairing to any designer, naval architect and shipyard. One free extra day enables you to work on your own project under our assistance.
You decide which program makes you successful and productive:
  1. Hull design and fairing Training Level 1 & 2 and Work on your project
  2. Feedback support on your work
  3. Project support for your business
Trainer: Gerard Petersen is naval architect, founder of RhinoCentre and uses Rhino since 2001 in his projects in the most integrated way. Petersen developed hull design and fairing skills to be able to develop innovative concepts with unique hull shapes like the integrated trimaran Kenau. The trimaran project proved that Rhino is a professional tool to turn an idea into reality.

Language: English


Metallic Freeform Structures workshop in Athens, Greece


Faberarium workshop: 
METALLIC FREEFORM STRUCTURES
Athens, Greece

Phase I: September 27th 28th
Phase II: October 3th -5th
Phase III: October 10th-12th
Conference : October 16th

During the  workshop, we will investigate the concepts and the design techniques for the development of a coherent design methodology which challenge the traditional perception of the object by raising an open framework for thinking about design as a way of accumulation of different possibilities. We will explore the way how the design intentions and strategies can be embedded deeply in the formation of design, through a set of local interactions, geometrical systems and surfaces. The participants will explore the creative potential of the emerging and dynamic phenomena through the use of a series of algorithmic strategies (grasshopper + plug-ins) for interactive simulation and design optimization. Having  the opportunity to experiment with a range of computational tools we will design and fabricate a small pavilion focusing on the properties of aluminum profiles and Etalbond composite material to demonstrate in an artistic way  the construction logic of a sustainable and energy saving facade system. The goal of the workshop is to combine technological precision and creativity and connect the architects with the local industries and companies which will provide the material and machinery. The contemporary digital fabrication techniques and the case of CNC (computer numerical control) machines, provide effective connection between design and production and enable the construction of projects into scale 1:1.

Complete details and registration at http://faberarium.org/ 

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Louvre in Abu Dhabi



Recently, at the F#unctional Londoners meetup group, Goswin Rothenthal presented how he used F# application scripting to construct an associative digital 3D model for the cladding of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Dome. The F#unctional Londoners is a newly launched meetup group whose purpose is to bring together Londoners with an interest in functional programming with F#.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. The complex dome construction is contracted to the Austrian steel specialist, Waagner Biro.

The geometric openings in the dome were inspired by the interlaced palm leaves traditionally used in roofing material. For the cladding of this dome more than 450,000 individual cutting and drilling patterns of custom aluminum extrusions were described and automated. Goswin Rothenthal developed an F# application to represent and organize all the dome's cladding elements. He used Rhino and its .NET API to host the F# DLL for drawing and visualization. With this, they had an integrated work flow in a single parametric model, from the main geometry set down to the manufacturing data.

Read more on the architecture of the Louvre Abu Dhabi ....


Thursday, September 18, 2014

NEW - Rhino for Mac Online Training



Level 1 Rhino for Mac Online Training
October 1-8, 2014

This is our first official Rhino for Mac training. Please join us and help shape the future of Rhino for Mac training. Sign up for our first class and receive the $99.00 promotional price.
  • Orientation: Wednesday, October 1 (9:00am-11:00am Pacific)
  • Training: Thursday/Friday, October 2-3 and Monday-Wednesday, October 6-8
    (9:00am-1:00pm Pacific)
Details:
  • You will need the latest Rhino for Mac version installed. Rhino 5 for Windows will not be acceptable for this class.
  • You will need a stable and fast Internet connection.
  • You will need the Rhino 5 Level 1 Training Guide and Models as well as the Rhino for Mac User Guide. You may print the PDF for your reference. Download here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Break your arm, print a cast


If you break your arm and need a cast you typically have friends write personal messages on the cast. Now there's an app for that: app #CAST, created by the Fathom design team.  But instead of a plaster cast covered with ink, the messages form the cast itself.

The messages are gathered from personal wishes collected through social networks. The arm (or leg) is scanned. The characters are fit to form the custom cast. The unique cast is printed in breathable nylon material and delivered to the medical facility to be fitted there. To see this process watch the video.

Fathom creates denser letter groups around the break, where more support is needed, and creates airier sections where support is less critical. This flexibility to customize the cast density creates a breathable, lighter, and all around more comfortable cast. And it's built out of personal messages.

Rhino was used to experiment with different methods of translating the text to the case surface.

Interview with Ava DeCapri, CAST industrial designer...

RhinoFabStudio at IBEX 2014



IBEX - International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference
September 30 – October 2, 2014
Tampa Convention Center, - Tampa, Florida

IBEX is partnering with Robert McNeel & Associates, Miami's RhinoFabStudio, and DRS Technologies, Inc. for a not-to-miss event. Together, they have created the Advanced Marine Technology Center to offer live demonstrations and educational workshops for IBEX attendees on 3D printing, CNC and laser cutting, and scanning technologies applicable to the marine industry. They will also feature Rhino 5, Orca3D, and several products that RhinoFabStudios use. These include RhinoCAM, Grasshopper, Paneling Tools, and many more

Stop by for the ongoing  IBEX 3D Digital Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Tampa Bay Convention Center, Stands: #2315 and #2414. Come, visit us to see 3D printing by Prototyping Solutions, laser cutting by ESS, and CNC machining by ShopBot. Be sure to bring marine parts or a computer model for expert advice on solving your challenging problems in design, manufacturing, repair, and quality. 
    
For more information, go to RhinoFabStudio, or contact Jackie Nasser at McNeel Miami: Tel: (305) 513-4445

Monday, September 15, 2014

AAG 2014 London - last chance to register to the conference & workshops

London, UK
Sep 18-21, 2014

Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) is a symposium where theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments are presented. This symposium gathers the diverse components of contemporary architecture which push the building envelope towards free form and respond to the multiple current design challenges. It involves architects, engineers, mathematicians, software designers and contractors. We aim to connect researchers from architectural and engineering practices, academia and industry. AAG has become a reference in the professional field and is supported by the direct participation of the most renowned architectural design and engineering offices, along with academic laboratories.

The current edition, the fourth, will be held in London from the 18th to 21st of September 2014. 

Conference: September 18-19, 2014

Workshops: September 20-21, 2014


The event consists of two days of presentations of accepted papers, followed by two days of hands-on workshops (including GrasshopperRhinoPythonRhinoCommonKangarookarambaRoboFold plug-insEvoluteSpiderWebSyntactic and Configurbanist), allowing participants, teachers, students and professionals to learn and experiment with new technologies and practices reflected in the themes tackled during the symposium.

Friday, September 12, 2014

SmartForm, new add-on for Grasshopper




SmartForm is a new real-time shape optimization and sculptural design tool for Grasshopper.

Developed by the Smart Space team at BuroHappold, SmartForm is a suite of tools that allows you to rapidly model, analyse and optimize complex freeform shapes found in modern architecture. It has the following components:

  • SmartForm: optimize a complex form in real time
  • SmartFormAnalyser: rapidly analyse a form and panelisation scheme for a variety of parameters like planarity, distortion, etc.
  • SmartClustering: an innovative tool that reduces the amount of unique panels and nodes within a given form.

Rhino/Orca3D training in Antibes, France


Rhino + Orca3D training
Antibes, France
Sep 30- Oct 2, 2014
    
A 3-day Rhino + Orca3D training will be held at NDAR offices in Antibes from 30 September to 02 October 2014.

Instructors are Vanessa STEEG and Stéphane DARDEL. The course will be held in English. Other languages will be supported (French, Italian).

The course is intended for naval architects and ship and boat designers, with a good knowledge of Rhino. Syllabus covers:

  • Rhino v5 user interface and customization
  • Foundations of modelling and fairing  techniques
  • Hull assistant
  • Background bitmap
  • Surface creation and modification
  • Point control
  • Surface analysis
  • Hydrostatic calculations
  • Real-time hydrostatics
  • Stability with criteria verification
  • If time allows, topics suggested by participants towards the end of Day 3

Course fees are 650€/day. Lunch will be provided.  Advance payment of the fee is required to confirm registration.

Participants should have Rhino 5 SR9 and Orca3D latest Release (v1.3) or WIP installed on their laptops.

For more information and registration, please contact ndar@ndar.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bongo 2.0 Service Release 4 now available



Bongo 2.0 SR4 is now available from:
The complete list of bug fixes and changes can be find found here.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Online Level 2 Rhino begins next week


Image credit: Kyle Houchens, The Outside

Our Level 2 Rhino 5 online course begins next week. The class is scheduled for September 15-25. We have a few seats still available if you'd like to register. The course will consist of seven sessions, a brief orientation on Monday followed by six half-days of Rhino 5 training.

Dates/Times:
  • Orientation: Monday, September 15, 9:00AM -10:30AM
  • Training: Tuesday-Thursday, September 16-18 and 23-25, 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.

HatchKit 2014 for Rhino - New hatch pattern editor

What does HatchKit 2014 for Rhino do?
  • creates and edits hatch patterns with Rhino pattern format
  • can be installed on three machines
  • attaches to each machine
  • allows reinstallation to the same machine
  • will not install on a virtual machine or Windows Server
  • prohibits sale of patterns or pattern libraries
Demonstration download...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Welcome to Rhino for Mac




Join us for a Webinar on September 12

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now!





Kyle Houchens of The Outside Design Digital Design will introduce you to the basics of modeling in Rhino for Mac. Kyle will show you how to design and model a water bottle completely in Rhino for Mac. Rhino tips and tricks will be covered throughout the presentation.

The presentation will take approximately 1 hour, and question will be taken at the end.

The presentation will be recorded.

Please email Mary Fugier if you have any questions.

Welcome to Rhino for Mac
Friday, September 12, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

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

System Requirements

PC-based attendees - Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees - Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees - Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

SeaHorse Foils - new plug-in for Rhino 5


Seahorse Foils is a plain and simple NACA section generator for Rhino.

It exposes a single command, "shFoils". For the moment, only NACA 4 digit symmetrical sections are implemented, however, 4 digit asymmetrical and 5 digit series are planned to be released as well as a Grasshopper component. The generated sections are placed with the leading edge tip in the origin.

HILA pavilion in Kiikeli island, Oulu, Finland


University of Oulu students in collaboration with DigiWoodLab project
Kiikeli island, Oulu, Finland
2014

HILA pavilion is part of the summer workshop series at the University of Oulu, Faculty of architecture. The students of architecture created the concept and constructed HILA at the Kiikeli island, located right in front of the city center, in summer of 2014.

Hila pavilion is a synthesis of a three dimensional wooden lattice structure (hila in Finnish) and architecture, in which the rectangular base form is carved by a freeform inner void. The revealed wooden structure creates a lace-like appearance inside the pavilion, which is amplified by the complex shadows it forms. Viewed from inside, the openings on the sides of the pavilion frame beautiful views towards the river delta area, and the pavilion itself is shown as a prominent landmark towards the city.

d2 Conference in Vienna - A focus on architectural visualization


d2 Conference - A focus on architectural visualization
Vienna, Austria
Sep 13-14, 2014

Organized by the visualization office BüroWHAT!, the d2 Conference is an event specifically designed for the ever-growing international architectural visualization community.

Now in its second year (previously known as symp.in), the d2 Conference aims to build on last year's success. With international visitors coming from over 15 countries, the d2 Conference is one of the most successful visualization events held in the Austrian capital. A fantastic line up of tutors and VIP designers will meet to share ideas, tips and tricks as well as discuss their professional experience in the field of visualization.

Representatives from the some of the most well-known software companies will also be on hand and will be giving demonstrations and workshops throughout both event days in our separate workshop area. Feel free to come by to see what the future of 3d software holds. Or just stop by to say hi and grab a sandwich and a coffee.