Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Don't miss this new Rendering competition by Humster 3D. Rhino users are welcome to submit their renderings: Most Legendary Car
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
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
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 $75.00 for the public and $50.00 for students.
Monday, September 29, 2014
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 cuttingedge 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: firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @tonkinliu
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
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
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:
- Hull design and fairing Training Level 1 & 2 and Work on your project
- Feedback support on your work
- Project support for your business
METALLIC FREEFORM STRUCTURES
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.
Monday, September 22, 2014
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 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.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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
- 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
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.
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.
Monday, September 15, 2014
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 Grasshopper, RhinoPython, RhinoCommon, Kangaroo, karamba, RoboFold plug-ins, Evolute, SpiderWeb, Syntactic 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 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
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.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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.
- 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.
- 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
Thursday, September 4, 2014
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.
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 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.
d2 Conference - A focus on architectural visualization
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.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The French start-up company Drawn recently launched its robotic-arm 3D printer, Galatea. At its popular debut at Maker Faire Paris in June, Galatea demonstrated its ability to print entire furniture pieces, changing the nozzle diameter from 1.75 mm up to 8 mm.
Drawn used Rhino to create the models and Grasshopper to make the models parametric.
Drawn will be selling their own 3D printed furniture and other items. They also plan to hold workshops on how to design and print furniture.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Next Limit Technologies is offering FREE Maxwell Render licenses
to academic institutions and the students enrolled in their courses.
Maxwell Render is known across the CG Industry - from design
and architectural visualization, animation, VFX, and creative digital
arts. Maxwell Render integrates seamlessly with Rhino, making a
simple and easy workflow.
The first commercial release of RhinoPiping 1.0 is now
shipping. RhinoPiping is a 3D pipe modeling plug-in for
Rhino. It is designed for industries including:
- AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction)
- Engineering firms
- Oil, gas, and petrochemical industries
Rhino Grasshopper Essentials for Architecture at CASE
August 25-27, 2014
New York, NY
CASE has announced a Rhino Grasshopper Essentials for Architecture course. Sign up today!
In this workshop, attendees will learn to create complex conceptual massing in Rhino, use Rhino’s powerful surface tools to manipulate these forms, and fenestrate the surface of that mass. Attendees will also learn robust techniques for presentation and conceptual visualization.
To register, contact Darren Lewis or call (212) 255-5483.