Thursday, April 18, 2019

Oslo's Technical Museum Foyer


Reception desk. Photo by Oliver T. Edwards.

Siemen Cuypers was one of the designers on this fun project, the Technical Museum Foyer.
It’s the recently opened reception and shop of the technical museum in Oslo.

Using Rhino to create the structures, Siemen Cuypers did the 3D-modeling and CNC file preparation, and part of the CNC production. He provided assembly guides for Artisan Tech, the skilled people assembling, installing, and finishing the structures.

Cog reception desk















See more illustrations, details, and photos, including a moose for your shoes.



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

IAAC Global Summer School: India 2019



India Node: Robots in Construction
July 1-14, 2019
Pune, India

IaaC GSS2019 India is a full-time, two-week course that provides both practical and theoretical knowledge. Expert tutors will lead the course, with lectures by renowned professionals and academics relevant to the topics to the course topics. These will be broadcast in the different cities: Barcelona, New York City, Hong Kong, Pune, Moscow, Tehran, Melbourne, Beirut, Budapest, Shanghai, Quito and more, all globally connected. 

Introductory sessions are organized in topics ranging from parametric and associative modeling in Rhino/Grasshopper to prototyping and electronics with Arduino. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore form-finding strategies through theoretical and practical scripting sessions with computational design tools, investigating the material and its structural implications through KUKA 6 Axis robotic tools and scale model making. Later, they will be built as a series of digitally fabricated architectural elements in 1:1 scale, embedded with smart sensorial interaction. 

The two-week course will be led by tutors from leading design research programs, IAAC/Barcelona, BNCA/Pune and professionals in architecture and engineering. 




The host institute for the GSS 2019 India program is Digital Fabrication Lab (DFL) curated by Department of Digital Architecture at Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (BNCA), Pune, Maharashtra, India.


About IaaC GSS19
GSS19 aims to empower the bonds with the community members, placing them in strategic positions which allows GSS to take place simultaneously in different nodes (cities) around the world, including Barcelona, New York City, Hong Kong, Pune, Moscow, Tehran, Melbourne, Beirut, Budapest, Shanghai, Quito and more. 



XirusCAD workshop in Milano (Italy) - April 23, 2019


XirusCAD is a new Rhino plug-in that simulates immediate responsiveness to a broad range of geometrical parameters key for complex 3D modeling such as: 

  • direct control of tangents 
  • direct control of curvature 
  • direct access to the digital object through interpolating control points 
  • watertight junctions with immediate smoothness control 
  • subdivision and local refinement with smoothness control
  • more localized control than NURBS and fewer parameters

Join Zsuzsanna Püspöki for a complete presentation on XirusCAD at CorsiRhino (Milano, Italy) on April 23, 2019
The workshop will also be streamed online.



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Intermediate Grasshopper Online Training, June 2019


June 10-13, 2019
9:00 AM-12:30 PM each day (PDT)
US$205.00

Course Description:

Instructor Andres Gonzalez will explore the intermediate concepts of generative modeling in Rhino using Grasshopper. He will apply these concepts to Grasshopper intermediate design and development in numerous real-life examples with you.

This course is for design professionals looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment. 

The class will be in English using GoToTraining software. All sessions are recorded for your review after the training.

You will need one of these:
  • Rhino 6 for Windows, which includes Grasshopper
  • Rhino 5 for Windows and the free Grasshopper plug-in
  • Rhino 5.4 for Mac, which includes Grasshopper
Rhino 6 for Windows is recommended, and it will be used by the instructor in the training. Students are welcome to use Grasshopper for Mac. Differences between the platforms are minor and will be discussed.






Prerequisite: This course requires Intro to Grasshopper training or equivalent. 


MIAUHAUS Workshops | Grasshopper for Architectural Projects and Project Workflows (COAM, Madrid)



Grasshopper for Architectural Projects | May 6-9, 2019

Project Workflows | June 3-4 and June 10-11, 2019

MIAUHAUS and COAM are organizing two workshops to explore different types of workflow for the research, realization, and presentation of Architectural Projects. Join Sergio del Castillo Tello, architect, computational designer, MIAUHAUS member and Authorized Rhino Trainer and learn how to use Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to improve your current workflow.


Rhino UK User Group Meeting 2019 - London, June 12


SimplyRhino presents the Rhino UK User Group Meeting 2019, taking place on Wednesday, June 12th at The Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, London.

Join us, and the wider Rhino community, to watch presentations from expert users and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from exhibiting partners.

The agenda outline for the day will be available soon, but confirmed speakers so far are Pablo Zamorano (Heatherwick Studio), Lee Simmons, James Woodington (Safran Seats GB), Karl Lenton (Seeds), Oliver Salway (Softroom) and Chris Johnson (Pentland Brands).


Friday, April 12, 2019

Intro to Grasshopper Online Training begins April 22



April 22-25, 2019
9:00 AM-12:00 PM each day (PDT)
US$195.00

Course Description:

This course is for design professionals looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment.

Instructor Andres Gonzalez will get you started with generative modeling in Rhino using the Grasshopper add-on. The advantages of using Grasshopper in preliminary design and concept development come to life in numerous real-life examples.

The class will be in English using GoToTraining software.

You will need the following software tools:
  • Rhino 6 for Windows, which includes Grasshopper, or
  • Rhino 5 for Windows and the free Grasshopper plug-in, or
  • Rhino 5.4 for Mac, which includes Grasshopper.
Rhino 6 for Windows is recommended, and it will be used by the instructor in the training. Students are welcome to use the Grasshopper for Mac. The differences between the platforms are minor and will be discussed.

Discover how to use Rhino's computational design feature to enhance your modeling process.

View the course outline.



ICERM workshop: Illustrating Geometry and Topology

Obstructions to regular homotopy in smooth and polyhedral surfaces.
Image by Albert Chern, Ulrich Pinkall, and Peter Schröder.




ICERM (The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics)

September 16-20
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

This workshop focuses on the interaction between visualization, computer experiment, and theoretical advances in research in geometry and topology. 

These interactions have a long history, with physical models and computer images and animations providing both an illustration of existing work and an inspiration for new developments. Emerging visualization technologies, such as virtual reality, will make more tools available for mathematical illustration and experimentation. 

ICERM brings together expert practitioners of mathematical visualization techniques and researchers interested in incorporating such tools into their research. This workshop gives a clear picture of the state of the art of this fast-moving field while also fostering new collaborations and innovations in illustrating geometry and topology.

Karamba3D Workshop July 3-5, 2019 (Vienna)




Location: Vienna, Austria

Venue: atelier mitte 7, Stuckgasse 9, Vienna 1070


Dates: July 3-5, 2019
Time: 10:00-18:00


Led by plug-in developer and structural engineer Clemens Preisinger, along with Zeynep Aksoz and Matthew Tam from the expert Karamba3D team, this three-day workshop will focus on methods of setting up structural systems in the parametric environment of Grasshopper. Participants will be guided through the basics of analyzing and interpreting structural models, to optimization processes and how to integrate Karamba3D into C# scripts.

This workshop is aimed toward beginner to intermediate users of Karamba3D, but advanced users are also encouraged to apply. It is open to both professional and academic users.

Karamba3D is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames, and shells. Karamba3D is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

Course outline

  • Introduction and presentation of project examples
  • Optimization of cross sections of line based and surface-based elements
  • Geometric optimization
  • Topological optimization
  • Structural performance informed form finding
  • Understanding analysis algorithms embedded in Karamba3D and visualizing results
  • Complex workflow processes in Rhino, Grasshopper, and Karamba3D
Fees: Earlybird fee until May 10 -> for professionals EUR 750 (+VAT), students EUR 375 (+VAT)/
professionals EUR 825 (+VAT), students EUR 415 (+VAT)

Number of participants: Places are limited to a maximum of 10 participants with limited educational places.
A minimum of four places is required for the workshop to take place. The workshop will be canceled if this quota not be filled by May 31.

Course language: The workshop will be taught in English.

Course requirements: Basic Rhino and Grasshopper knowledge is recommended. No knowledge of Karamba3D is needed. Participants should bring their own laptops with either Rhino 5/Rhino 6 and Grasshopper installed. A 90-day trial version of Rhino can be downloaded from Rhino.
Karamba3D ½ year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to all participants.







C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Grasshopper



C# is the programming language used to write Grasshopper for Rhino, and it is commonly used to develop plug-ins. If you're interested in creating your own components, solving complicated problems, operating with data structures, optimizing your code, or if you already have some knowledge and a personal project, don't miss these 3-day C# classes with Long Nguyen hosted by Simply Rhino in London. The options are the following:

3-day Introduction Course | June 19-21, 2019 

The basic-level workshop will introduce essential programming concepts using the C# language and the RhinoCommon API (programming library).

C# provides high-performance interaction within the Rhino/Grasshopper modeling environment. This lets you extend the capabilities of Rhino/Grasshopper, from automating repetitive tasks, developing customized workflows, to implementing advanced generative design algorithm and interacting with other software tools.

3-day Intermediate/Advance Course | September 4-6, 2019 

Building on the basic-level course, the 3-day advanced course will focus on advanced aspects of C# scripting and plug-in programming for Grasshopper. In addition to going in-depth with Rhino geometries, custom graphics display, and Rhino-Grasshopper interaction, we will learn various techniques that can vastly improve code performance and significantly speed up execution time (including using multithread parallel computing and using spatial data structures such as R-Tree to speed up 3D search operations). We will also discuss and demonstrate good programming practices for organizing and structuring code to allow more reusability, extensibility, and maintainability.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tips for 3D printing architectural models


Do you need a little guidance on 3D printing with your Form 2 printer? Formlabs have written a guide to help you. It has some useful information that could help your 3D printing, whether you have a Form 2 or another printer.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

San Francisco Computational Design User Group meeting April 17th



April 17, 2019
12:00 PM PST

Location:
AIA 
130 Sutter St # 600
San Francisco, CA 94104


Topic:  
Artificial Intelligence for Architects & ConnectedBIM.io: Automation tools for Revit

SFCDUG welcomes Mateusz Zwierzycki and Emmett Cruey. In this presentation Mateusz Zwierzycki will sprint through his experiences with parametric modeling, coding, and machine learning. He will showcase his past and present works and discuss the current state of AI in design. A live demonstration of Owl and its capabilities will top the lecture. 

Mateusz is the founder of Object, a company providing services and products based on parametric modeling, design workflow management, digital fabrication and machine learning. The spectrum of Object spans from design and consultancy through education, software and research.

Time to learn Grasshopper!



Set in motion your Grasshopper learning with our latest videos on SudoHopper3Dand pick up Grasshopper at your own pace.

To help you learn Grasshopper, McNeel Miami created SudoHopper3D, a card game to improve the overall understanding of parametric thinking. SudoHopper3D playfully takes you on a journey through mathematics, algorithms and basic coding. 

First, start learning Grasshopper's interface; next, learn about parametersYou will then be ready for these free demo videos that explain how to solve the first six assignments on SudoHopper3D Level 1. 

We also recommend players to rent the complete Level 1 videos from our Vimeo On Demand page. These videos will show you different ways to write the definition that solves each assignment. The videos are available in either English or Spanish.


For more information contact Andres Gonzalez.


Informative Archetypes V3.0 by DesignMorphine



Informative Archetypes V3.0 is presenting an integrative design workshop with a focus on BIM, interoperability and computational design with the end goal of designing a pavilion. Students will conceptualize an installation in the City Garden Park in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria.

What you will learn:

  • Grasshopper intro and best practices
  • Dynamo intro and best practices
  • Revit/Rhino interoperability (geometry + data)
  • Manipulation of parametric families
  • Extended parametrically driven BIM modeling using Dynamo
  • Advanced scheduling of populated geometry
  • Graphical presentation techniques in Revit
  • Additional visualization methods

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A beginner’s guide to visual scripting with Grasshopper


Ramboll Computational Design has a tutorial to demonstrate visual scripting with Grasshopper. 


Research position in Digital Design and Construction at University of Kassel


New position for a research project in collaboration with Prof. Manfred Grohmann (emeritus): The position is initially limited to 21 months as part of the research project "Industrially usable, sustainable and reusable formwork for the realization of doubly-curved precast concrete elements for energy-efficient, resource-efficient and climate-friendly construction" funded by the "Zukunft Bau" research initiative.

We will investigate additive and subtractive design and fabrication methods using reusable sand formwork. The opportunity for promotion is given.

Please apply until April 15, 2019, with CV, motivation letter and portfolio stating the job Kennziffer: 32183


ICD Uni Stuttgart Open Position: Tenure Track Professorship "Computing in Architecture"


The University of Stuttgart invites applications for the following new position:


The Professorship (W1) with tenure track is dedicated to strengthening the link between architecture and computer science in research and teaching. It is embedded in the various research activities of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction and the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture. Connections to the Department of Computer Science and the Cyber Valley Initiative are envisioned. The professorship’s research centers on the development and integration of computer science methods in computational design and digital construction, with a focus on the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence.


Monday, April 8, 2019

Rhino behind "The Wandering Earth"




Rhino has become the tool of choice for many users, especially when it comes to a challenging project. In The Wandering Earth, the 2019 Chinese science fiction film, many special items and clothing were realized by using Rhino, including the super-simulated spacesuit.

Studio MDI, one of the main creative teams, shared with us how they used Rhino to complete the design and structural design of the film props and to produce and present the physical objects in the film.

Grasshopper Course at iCreatia - Barcelona



Instructor David Andrés León explores the basic concepts of parametric design using Grasshopper, a graphical algorithm editor for designers exploring new shapes using generative algorithms.

This course is for professionals, students, and teachers. No knowledge of programming or scripting is required. To attend you only need your computer and a copy of Rhino 6 on it.

What will you learn?
  • Understand the main features of algorithmic modeling
  • How the Grasshopper interface works
  • Data types, component sets, list management, data trees, and conditionals
  • Master information exchange between Rhino and Grasshopper
  • How to create parametric models

Architectural Robotics Developer – Hooke Park, Architectural Association


The AA seeks interesting and interested candidates for the Architectural Robotics Developer position at Hooke Park. Its satellite woodland campus in Dorset, southwest England, operates in the unique environment of an active woodland with significant timber fabrication resources. Hooke Park’s robotic facilities (based around a KUKA KR-150) are used for large scale experimental research by the school’s students and staff.

Engaging with both resident (MArch/MSc Design + Make) and visiting (AA London and Visiting School) students the Robotics Developer will play a central role in enabling the continued development of courses and research agendas at Hooke Park and will work closely with the AA’s Digital Prototyping Lab in London.



Thursday, April 4, 2019

New Rhino Plug-in posted - LaunchPad

PureWeb published their new LaunchPad for Rhino plug-in for CAD designers and engineers.

Use LaunchPad for Rhino to share CAD models with others directly from Rhino. Just go to a URL in your browser to view and interact with a live stream of the CAD model.

Sharing your model requires a Spaces by PureWeb account. Invite others to your account via a URL to your permanent meeting space that's part of your Spaces account.

Then stream your models. No need to share the source files or use cloud storage solutions. Make changes to the model for all the collaborators to view in the browser immediately.

Crystallon Workshop - May 15-17 at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)


Crystallon Workshop: May 15-17, 2019
10 AM–6 PM
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

Join us for the next special training session at our European office in Barcelona. Aaron Porterfield, industrial designer and founder of F=F, will lead a three-day Crystallon Workshop.

This intensive three-day course will focus on understanding and generating functional lattice structures using Rhino, Grasshopper, and the Crystallon plug-in. The course will cover the fundamental understanding of lattice structures and their real-world applications, generating the necessary geometry using Crystallon, simulation and optimization using FEA and evolutionary tools, and meshing/optimization for 3D printing and production. At the finish of the class, not only will you understand the tools but how to incorporate them into your workflow and create functional models that are ready for production.

Day 1: Fundamentals
  • What is a lattice structure? A brief history of crystallography and inspiration from nature.
  • Why use a lattice structure? Applications and industry case studies.
  • Understanding the different types of lattice structures and their applications.
  • Anatomy of a lattice structure and introduction to the Crystallon tools.

Day 2: The Crystallon Tool Set

  • Voxelization - Generating uniform and conformal cells using BREPs, meshes, surfaces or curves
  • Populate - Populating cells with a lattice and using data to morph between structures
  • Clean up - Trimming a lattice and removing unnecessary beams
  • Modify - Creating a skin and connecting the lattice to the skin
  • Thicken - Use FEA/Optimization data to assign thickness to beams and shells
  • Meshing - Various tools for preparing an STL file ready for 3D printing

Day 3: Application Demos
  • Uniform beam lattice demo (Structural light-weighting – for mechanical parts)
  • Conformal beam lattice demo (Energy absorption – 3D printed footwear)
  • Conformal shell demo – (Structural FDM – 3D printed chair)
  • Conformal shell demo - (Heat transfer – Conformal cooling channels for injection molding)

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount. Your seat is confirmed once your payment has cleared.
Max. Number of Participants: 10 (If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled April 30.)
Language: English

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

Parametric Design Workshop at LAVA



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 plug-in in Rhinoceros. The workshop will also include a hands-on parametric project.

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

Option 1: General Workshop for Beginners - 16 hours: Starts June 22, 2019
Option 2: Intensive Workshop for Intermediates - 8 hours: Starts June 29, 2019


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Learn to automate architecture


Are you an architect or designer using Rhino? Do you want to expand your Rhino knowledge and program in Rhino? ProArchitect Academy has online developer courses for architecture.



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Watch Orca3D's intro to Orca3D Marine CFD



This recorded webinar is a one-hour overview of Orca3D Marine CFD, showing how a model is preprocessed in the Orca3D plug-in for Rhino, and then sent to Simerics MP for analysis. The Orca3D plug-in and the Simerics marine template automate the gridding process and determine default values for the analysis parameters. So within minutes your model is ready for the CFD simulation of resistance or powering, including plots of parameters such as heave and pitch, viewing of streamlines and pressure on the boundaries, and animation of the simulation.

The original webinar, Applying CFD Analysis to Your Design with Orca3D Marine CFD happened last February, but you can find more copy and images on its web page.

Programmed Deformation V1.0 Workshop by DesignMorphine



In order to provide a better experience for athletes, companies from the apparel industry like Adidas, Nike, and New Balance have been researching metamaterials, addressing specific needs of movement, cushioning, stability and comfort to enable athletes to perform at their best. Through generative design and digital material behavior simulations, this workshop will investigate material distribution systems that fulfill both structural and functional requirements.

What you will learn:
  • Structural analysis with Grasshopper and Millipede
  • Robotic programming with Grasshopper and Robots IO & Pufferfish
  • Robotic fabrication and pwith flexible materials
  • Visualization techniques with KeyShot


Monday, April 1, 2019

Layouts Panel for Rhino 6 for Windows available


RealDrawings is a free, open-source, Rhino 6 for Windows plug-in project developed during the AEC Tech 2019: West Coast Hackathon recently held in Seattle, Washington.

The focus of the development project, and of the team, was to ease some of the pain in organizing and producing 2-D drawings in Rhino.

The first tool in the RealDrawings project is a Layouts panel. This panel shows all Rhino layouts in an easy-to-use and access list. Double-clicking on a layout item in the list activates the layout, eliminating the need to use the cumbersome layout tabs. The panel also provides additional functionality, such as creating new layouts, copying existing layouts, renaming layouts, deleting layouts, and more.

New V-Ray for Rhino Webinar


Free webinar: V-Ray Next for Rhino
Join us on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Discover how the powerful new additions in V-Ray Next for Rhino can supercharge the design process and boost your productivity.

Topics will include:
  • Asset library management
  • New Grasshopper functionality
  • New denoising possibilities
  • Scene Intelligence
  • 2x Faster V-Ray GPU
  • Chaos Cloud rendering


Thursday, March 28, 2019

"Urban Machines: Public Space in a Digital Culture" by authors Gernot Riether and Marcella Del Signore






Check out this new book, Urban Machines: Public Space in a Digital Culture by authors Gernot Riether and Marcella Del Signore.


Gernot Riether, Director of the School of Architecture and Associate Professor at the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Marcella Del Signore, Associate Professor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) School of Architecture & Design, are the authors of more than 40 refereed papers, articles and book chapters. In their book, they explore the relationship between public space and information technology.

At the beginning of the 21st-century digital technology disrupted city life. Information and communication technologies have radically changed the way we inhabit and operate in urban space. Over the last few decades, an increasingly collaborative and interdisciplinary work developed by architects, artists, urban and media designers has defined a particular landscape of projects that engage information technology as a catalytic tool for expanding, augmenting and altering public and social interactions in the urban space. Through essays, case studies and conversations, this book discusses the impact of information technologies on the physical public space while providing an inspiring vision of possible future public space in a digital culture.



ISBN: 9788898774289
Available at Amazon and LIStLab!

What is 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, March 27, 2019

Time Machine V1.0 Workshop by DesignMorphine



Time Machine V1.0 Workshop
June 24-29, 2019, Bologna

Time Machine V1.0 is an intensive six-day design workshop using unique software like Grasshopper to produce complex designs and architectural projects deploying parametric workflow.

Participants will be provided with a set of tools and examples to build an aesthetic vocabulary that merges space and time into a new unicum that generates an unprecedented design result. It will cover software basics, complex geometry, hybrid mesh-NURBS modeling, animation design techniques, rendering, and final presentation.

To attend there is no previous software experience required. The final architectural project developed will be officially presented on the last day of the workshop and then exhibited on the public lecture.