Saturday, April 10, 2021

Hacking your BIM Workflow with Grasshopper - Webinar


Enzyme APD has been capitalizing on the power of Archicad and its bi-directional functionality with Rhino and Grasshopper. They bring fabrication and optimization techniques to the design development stage. This webinar shows how the firm transforms its design output, optimizes cost and construction times. Gain an understanding of how custom workflows and tools can go beyond form-finding.

Date: April 20, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm (EST)



Thursday, April 8, 2021

"Mastering Surfacing in Rhino" Webinar


Rhino3D.Education invites you to a webinar led by Alejandro Zapata, author of "Mastering Surfacing in Rhino."


Join us to learn more about his book, written for anyone who wants to improve their surfacing skills and achieve curvature continuity surfaces.


Alejandro is an Authorized Rhino Trainer (ART), and a self-taught 3D artist specialized in inorganic modeling with years of visualization experience for architects, civil engineers, and industrial designers. Since his beginnings in CG was passionate about car modeling, always looking to excel in his technique. He couldn't find information about it, so this reason drives him to work for years to provide quality material and position himself as a reference in the field of surface modeling, especially for the Spanish-speaking market. His book, "Mastering Surfacing in Rhino," seeks to fill this void.


The webinar will be in English. 

You can purchase the book here!

Date: Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm (EST)
Open to the public with prior registration. You will receive an email with the webinar’s link on the day of the event.


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


Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at lucia@mcneel.com


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Rhino 7 + Grasshopper Workshop



Join LimaUno in their Rhino 7 + Grasshopper Workshop. This course aims at architecture students and related professionals who wish to learn Rhino and Grasshopper from the basics and end the class with advanced concepts and tools. No previous experience is required.

During this course, students will learn about explicit modeling from NURBS, Mesh to advanced SubD, parametric modeling with Grasshopper and Pufferfish, Physics Simulation and Analysis with Kangaroo and G-code generation, and 3D Printer hacking with Silkworm. 

The course is held in Spanish via Zoom. 

Dates: April 8th – May 8th, 2021
Fee: 300.00PEN (US$85.00 +VAT, if applicable) (Volume discount available)
Language: Spanish (International students with basic-intermediate Spanish level can apply)
Location: Lima-Peru. Livestreamed from Zoom.


Questions? Contact estudio.lima.uno@gmail.com


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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Rhino experts needed



Looking for an opportunity related to Rhino?


StructureCraft in Abbotsford, BC, needs a software developer and AEC solution expert. StructureCraft 16 is building Branch, a software platform to automate the engineering, designing, manufacturing, and construction of mass timber structures. Branch is an end-to-end software platform to provide real-time structural analysis, coordination, cost, and manufacturing feedback to designers and builders during the design process. Built on top of Rhino, an extensible object model is at the platform's core, enabling seamless synchronization with upstream platforms like Revit and downstream platforms like Tekla. More details and to apply.


Century Boats is looking for marine designers and engineers to join their growing product development team. The ideal candidate will have prior experience designing and building center console boats, specifically using Rhino. The position is full-time in Zephyrhills, Florida. More details.


In Ottawa, Canada, Hydraulic Design is looking for a junior-level industrial designer or mechanical engineer for product design. Interest in coding in Rhino a bonus. Hydraulic Design provides product development and Rhino expertise to clients in a wide range of fields. Requires the ability to communicate well with clients. More details and contact info.


Find more job listings on the Rhino web site.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Pratt Live! Virtual Telethon, April 24



April 24, 6:00PM (Pacific)

Each year, Pratt Fine Arts Center produces a fundraising event to support a unique blend of visual arts education and programming for artists, students, makers, and curious learners of all ages, backgrounds, and skill-levels.

On Saturday, April 24, Pratt will present an innovative, online fundraiser. Emceed by Ian Lindsay, Pratt Live! A Virtual Telethon includes live-stream artist demonstrations, a limited live art auction, a silent auction, and a delightful dining experience, all enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

The event will also highlight a collaboration between artists Gabriel-Bello Diaz (Pratt Youth & Teen Program Manager) and Fumi Amano (Pratt Glass Studio Manager). Gabriel and Fumi will use Rhinoceros 3D to design a digitally printed form; this form will then be used to create the mold for a cast glass art object. The process represents a new frontier for their organization. As an arts center steeped in traditional hands-on processes, they are excited to explore and share new technologies that may help artists in the community expand their creative vision and possibilities.

Watch: Tune in on April 24th at 6:00pm LIVE on YouTube! Register for free now to ensure that you receive a link and updates to the event.

Bid: On our Live Auction and Silent Auctions. Previews for the Silent Auction begin April 16th, with bidding (and Live Auction previews) on April 19th. Register now and receive direct links to Previews and Bidding.


Details and registration... 


Rhino.Inside Revit online training by SimplyRhino UK - May 2021


SimplyRhino UK announces a new session in May of its online training Rhino.Inside.Revit Essentials:

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

Upcoming Course Dates
  • Course: Rhino.Inside.Revit Essentials
  • Start Date: 11 May 2021
  • Info: 4-Sessions | 15:00-19:00 (UK Time) on these days: 11/05, 13/05, 18/05 & 20/05.

VisualARQ news

Kuang He (Nanjing University)


VisualARQ is happy to share these news with the Rhino community:
  • The webinar “VisualARQ Grasshopper Components” recorded last February 25th, is now available on YouTube. If you missed the chance to attend it, you can watch it now in the English and Spanish version.

    This webinar covered an overview of using the VisualARQ components in Grasshopper through a few simple exercises. You can see how to create walls, doors, slabs or columns, as well as new object styles, and use them in parametric designs. You can also see how to assign data dynamically to different objects and a few other examples that can be used to optimize your workflow:

    VisualARQ Grasshopper Components (English)
    VisualARQ Grasshopper Components (Spanish)

  • BIM Design Student Contest Awards: We are pleased to announce the awarded projects of the BIM Design Student Contest 2021.

  • Studio 3DX and VisualARQ PartnershipStudio 3DX is proud to announce a formal strategic partnership with VisualARQ, one of the most dedicated BIM software for Rhino 3D. With the sets of goals in common, Studio 3DX and VisualARQ will strive to provide innovative solutions for architects and engineers throughout their process, from early-stage design with VisualARQ in Rhino and Grasshopper to real-time coordination in Studio 3DX with virtual meetings and live 3D sessions. Details...

Lands Design 5.4

Lands Design 5.4 is now available for download. This new service release includes some new features and fixes most of the issues reported by users:
  • Plants from blocks
  • Lands Design Zoo plugin for Zoo 7 (download it here)
  • New conceptual displays for plants and groundcovers


  • Option to choose whether to insert Library blocks as urban furniture or not
  • Parametric rectangular profile for the Path object

See the complete list in What’s new.

Free webinar on April 21 at 10am GMT -5

Download an Eval at https://www.landsdesign.com/

Enscape 3.0 with full Rhino 7 support


Enscape™ is a real-time rendering and virtual reality plugin for Rhino. 

It plugs directly into your modeling software, giving you an integrated visualization and design workflow. It is the easiest and fastest way to turn your models into immersive 3D experiences.

Enscape allows you to work intuitively with accessible rendering that requires no prior specialized knowledge to use. You can design, document, and visualize simultaneously from one model. Bring your designs to life and give your clients a design experience like never before.

Used by 85 of the top 100 firms worldwide, such as Foster + Partners and Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), Enscape empowers your design workflow.

Highlights:
  • Real-time walk-through - Instant rendering
  • Live link to Rhino - Any changes in Rhino are directly visible in Enscape
  • Direct integration - Keep your tools and use Enscape through the Rhino toolbar
  • Virtual reality (VR) - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality support with one click
  • Web-based Asset Library - Add Enscape-ready 3D models to your project, including Local Assets
  • Custom Asset Library – Import your own models into Enscape
  • Web Standalone export - Create a link from your project that runs without Rhino in your browser
  • 360° Panorama views - Google cardboard for 360° mobile view support
  • Video path - Multiple options for every keyframe
  • Collaborative workflow - Capture and communicate annotated feedback
  • Displacement Maps – Sharpen textures with a higher level of detail
  • Video textures – Include animated surfaces
  • Intuitive UI – Enhanced design experience

Main use cases:
  • Design review
  • Internal presentation
  • Client presentation
  • Quick render creation

Free Trial Version:

Enscape offers a 14-day free trial. Visit and discover Enscape at https://enscape3d.com/ or at https://www.food4rhino.com/app/enscapetm-rhino-real-time-rendering-and-virtual-reality 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

PAZ - Rhino.Inside Revit (Beginner Level)



Join this workshop if you are a beginner and want to be a Revit user or if you are curious about parametric design and Rhino.Inside Revit. The skill level of the workshop is beginner.

During these three hours, you will receive a brief introduction to Rhino, Grasshopper, and of course Rhino.Inside Revit. During the workshop, you will develop a case study based on a useful daily design issue.

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

Details and registration...


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Grasshopper online workshop at PCMI




The Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) is offering several online workshops, including a one-week Grasshopper workshop July 19-23, Illustrating Mathematics with Grasshopper, a Visual Scripting Platform for Rhino 3D, taught by Dave Bachman. 

As a predominant CAD tool in architecture, Rhino lets you build models using precise construction tools and scripting with several programming languages. It's become popular among mathematicians for creating mathematical models. Grasshopper, a tool within Rhino, allows one to build objects by an easy-to-use visual scripting language. 

Grasshopper code has several advantages over traditional scripting. Most notably, you can isolate a specific element of the model and dynamically interact modify it in a large variety of ways. 

Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of model building with Grasshopper. Depending on time and interest, they may explore more advanced topics such as popular plugins to enhance the functionality of Grasshopper (e.g., Anemone for looping, Kangaroo for physics simulation), interfacing with external scripts, and optimizing code for parallel processing.

The first meeting will be held jointly with the Blender Workshop so participants can understand the differences between these computer graphics packages.

Apply at https://www.ias.edu/pcmi/apply-2021-graduate-summer-school-program

The application deadline is April 5, 2021.



PAZ- AFTZ - My new pencil, called mouse

My new pencil, called mouse
April 10, 2021 - 5 PM CET
PAZ Academy (Parametric Academy Zurich)

If your everyday workflow needs new inputs, different tools, and an innovative approach, join Paz Academy next Saturday afternoon on My new pencil, called mouse, a free online session that is part of the ArchitekturFilmTage Zürich 2021

Discover powerful tools for your daily work. Go online, shape your future and let your imagination run wild!

Details and registration...


Saturday, March 27, 2021

BobCAM For Rhino




BobCAM for Rhino is the newest CAM software plugin for Rhino 6 or 7 users, created by BobCAD-CAM, Inc.

BobCAM’s powerful features and toolpath technology are now available in Rhino's native design environment. Providing more toolpath options and better workflow to create a toolpath, verify programs, and post to CNC equipment.

 BobCAM for Rhino Modules include:
  • 3-5 Axis Milling
  • 2 Axis for Turning
  • Mill Turn
  • Wire EDM
  • Probing
  • BobART
  • NC Editor Professional
  • Machine Simulation

Download a free demo here!
Check out the BobCAM for Rhino getting started videos!


Questions? Contact sales at sales@bobcad.com


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Friday, March 26, 2021

Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper webinar

 


Rhino3D.Education held a webinar with Diego Garcia Cuevas and Gianluca Pugliese, authors of Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper

In case you missed it, you can watch the webinar recording here!
Learn more 
about their book, where they teach how to write and create G-code for 3D printing directly within Grasshopper without the use of scripts or plugins.

You can purchase the book here!



Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at lucia@mcneel.com


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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Fly over water

 


Fly over water with Lift hydrofoil surfboards!


No wind? No waves? No problem. Check out Lift, a family-run business operating out of Puerto Rico dedicated to building hydrofoil surfboards, both powered and non-powered. Lift uses high-tech lithium battery packs and carbon fiber hydrofoils to surf over the water and make everyone feel that they are flying. 


Cofounder Nick Leason, an engineer and avid surfer, came up with the idea for the original eFoil. He applied the technology from smartphones, electric vehicles, and even drones into a board that would let its rider fly above any body of water without needing to be propelled by wind or waves. Nick and the designers use Rhino to develop the boards, hydrofoils, motors, and tools and use RhinoCAM for CNC operations.


Follow them on social media @liftfoils




Questions? Contact Nick Leason at info@liftfoils.com 


Interested in becoming 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, March 19, 2021

BIM-based and parametric LCA with One Click LCA

 



In February 2021, One Click LCA launched the new plugins for Rhino and Grasshopper. The integrations developed by Bollinger + Grohmann, in collaboration with One Click LCA, combine the huge environmental database of One Click LCA with a user-friendly interface and an object-oriented structure to provide parametric and holistic LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) within the environment Rhino + Grasshopper. They enable new workflows in the early design stages regarding the comparison of embodied energy of design alternatives, automatic LCA from architectural and calculation models, optimization processes based on global warming potential, and environmental benchmarking.

Join this webinar to learn how to use the integrations and integrate them into your design process. Diego Apellániz and Panu Pasanen will be the tutors of the webinar.

In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn:
  • How to integrate LCA into your design process
  • Best practices of using BIM and parametric modeling for LCA
  • Live demonstration of One Click LCA’s new integrations with Revit, Rhino, and Grasshopper


Structural Engineering on the Cloud webinar

Wednesday 24 March 2021

6-7 pm CET | 5 pm GMT | 10 am PST | 1 pm EST


ShapeDiver is an innovative platform that allows you to share your Grasshopper scripts on the cloud. With the support of Karamba3D available on ShapeDiver, you can now share your structural setups online.

If you want to explore parametric structural design on the cloud and learn some of the features that are currently available, don't miss this webinar.

More information...


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Online Grasshopper Training in Spanish

Join Leonardo Nuevo-Arenas in the next Grasshopper Training in Spanish.
 
This online course is for students and professionals in architecture and design. The instructor will cover how to develop advanced algorithms in Grasshopper for applications spanning from analysis, automatization, complex geometry generation, physical simulation, and evolutive optimization.
 
The workshop will focus on developing and applying functional algorithms with Grasshopper, from the conceptual to the final ready-to-fabricate stage of the project. Students will start by learning the basic mathematical and geometrical concepts of Grasshopper from which they will move into the development of complex algorithms. 

No previous knowledge of Grasshopper is required.
 
The course consists of six sessions of five hours each.

Start date: March 27, 2021. Saturdays from 8 am-1 pm.
Duration: 6 weeks
 
Price: Students MX$3,500 / Professionals MX$4,500.00
25% Discount for early bird registration till March 14
 

Questions? Contact nuarle@complexgeometry.org or WhatsApp +5213339569209


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Friday, March 12, 2021

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 a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm? 

This Parametric Design Webinar 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 uplift your parametric knowledge, you can choose Option 2. 

  • Option 1: General Webinar for Beginners - 8 Days / 16 hours in total: Start 5 April 2021 
  • Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 Days / 8 hours in total: Start 12 April 2021 

Time Zone: CET / Berlin Germany Time 

Language: English

Participants will be given a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.



New Technologies at the Service of Medicine



Rhino3D Colombia is an authorized RhinoFabStudio. They are hosting an online webinar New Technologies at the Service of Medicine.

The webinar will go over alternatives for learning, designing, planning, and visualization in medicine with Rhino3DMedical, a tool that allows you to create manufacturable and printable designs in 3D from medical images. Learn to explore and improve work efficiency by saving time obtaining biomedical CAD models, anatomical information, accurate diagnoses, and more.

This webinar is for medical students and anyone interested in using technologies to design and visualize medical cases and those who see digital design and manufacturing as an alternative that provides effectiveness and efficiency in medical practice. 

Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 10 AM
 

Questions? Contact Andres Franco at mercadeorhino3d@une.net.co


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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Physics Simulation Using Kangaroo Physics Online Workshop, April 21-23 (hosted by McNeel Europe)

 


Physics Simulation Using Kangaroo Physics Online Workshop
April 21–23, 2021
10 AM–5 PM CET
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe


Ping-Hsiang Chen, a computational designer at the Applied Research team in KPF London, will teach a Kangaroo Physics online workshop at McNeel Europe. This course will help you get started with Kangaroo Physics, a fully integrated live physics engine in Grasshopper for interactive simulation, form-finding, optimization, and constraint solving. It also enables the simulation of material behavior and helps you conduct geometry analysis or produce animations. The course introduces the main concepts of constraints, particle systems, and inscribing material properties to a design to understand how geometries react to them. Participants will also learn how to use Kangaroo with different types of geometries such as NURBS, Mesh and SubD.

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:
  • Use Kangaroo for form finding with various constraint setup
  • Understand possible application with physics-based modeling
  • Work between different geometry types such as NURBS, Mesh, and SubD
  • Create custom geometry functions using Kangaroo with new features in Rhino 7

Day 1 
Introduction to physic based modeling. Introduction to Kangaroo solvers and basic setup. Goals and forces. Creating tensile structures with Kangaroo. Understanding constraints. Interaction between elements. Origami and folding behavior.

Day 2 
Introduction to Mesh and SubD geometry, Subdivision and Quad Remesh.  Form finding with mesh and Kangaroo. Material behavior simulation. Understanding collision in Kangaroo. Geometry packing.

Day3 
Geometry optimization with Kangaroo. Genetic algorithm. Using Kangaroo for fabrication. Advanced modeling workflow using Kangaroo.

Course requirements: The class is designed for people who have already taken the Grasshopper level 1 course or use Grasshopper at work daily and understand basic data structure of Grasshopper. It is also preferable to have an intermediate level in Rhino. 

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

Max. number of participants: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before (April 7).

Course language: English

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

Monday, March 8, 2021

V4Design - V4D4Rhino Live demo on YouTube




March 12, 2021
5:00 PM–5:30 PM CET
Hosted on YouTube by HdM Design Technologies

McNeel Europe, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Architecture (AUTH), and Herzog & de Meuron Digital Technologies are pleased to show the latest developments of the V4D4Rhino Photogrammetry Plug-in live on YouTube. The plugin encapsulates several innovative technologies that automate the extraction of 3D assets from social media and personal videos. Its development is part of the EU Horizon 2020 research project V4Design, in which various universities, research institutions, and companies all over Europe collaborated to explore the possibilities of 3D reconstruction from existing visual content. Please contact the McNeel developer team if you want to get access to the latest beta of the plugin. We are very thankful for all kinds of user feedback that helps us to improve the plugin in the future. The live stream will be recorded and made available on our channels.

Online event fees: Free
Link to the live stream: https://youtu.be/4Cp-iFdv77s
Feedback Questionnaires: V4D4Rhino, AI Style Transfer
Event language: English


Please find more information about the project here... 


Friday, March 5, 2021

Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper webinar


Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper webinar
Book by Controlmad

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

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

The webinar will be in English. 

You can purchase the book here!

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


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



Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at lucia@mcneel.com


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

Thursday, March 4, 2021

PAZ-Archicad + Grasshopper for beginners

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

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

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

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

Details and registration...


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Rhino online training in Spanish

 Learn Rhino with Darco's online courses




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

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






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

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



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

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


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5 Features Rhino 7 Offers to Grasshopper & ShapeDiver Users


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


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Architecture Skill Workshop: From Digital Natives to Digital Architecture



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

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

Registration here.

Contact: Sekretariat IAI Jatim - 0877 0477 3088