Friday, June 23, 2017

ShapeDiver update: new export feature


 
New export feature from the web viewer

ShapeDiver GmbH recently released a new export feature for ShapeDiver.



ShapeDiver is a web service for publishing parametric 3D data. It is run by ShapeDiver GmbH, a limited liability company registered in Vienna, Austria. Alexander Schiftner, Mathias Höbinger and Mathieu Huard founded it in 2015.

Digital Design and Production in Architecture Workshop - July 3, 10-15, Lecco (Italy)


Digital Design and Production in Architecture
July 3,10-15 2017
INDEXLAB – Politecnico di Milano, Polo territoriale di Lecco
Via Gaetano Previati 1/c, 23900 Lecco


The workshop Digital Design and Production in Architecture, organized by INDEXLAB – Politecnico di Milano, has the objective to offer a new vision on architecture and its manufacturing methodologies.

Module 1
Algorithmic Design for Architecture
Monday July 3, 2017

Participants will be introduced to the tools and methods of computational design through the Grasshopper software platform. The aim is to allow the exploration of algorithmic modeling of non-standard forms, as well as to understand the implications of fabrication methodologies in the realization of such geometries.

Module 2
Digital Construction Design and Robotic Fabrication
From Monday July 10 to Saturday July 15, 2017

The course will focus on digital and robotic fabrication methodologies, with the final aim of designing and fabricating full-scale mock-ups and installations, integrating innovative materials and efficient "design to production" parametric routines. The course aims at providing the participants with relevant skills to design complex geometries – through algorithmic modeling – and define innovative digital production methods for architecture and the construction industry.

Indexlab workshop tutors are world-renowned leading experts in the field of digital construction, computational design and robotic fabrication. 


 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Introductory Webinar on RhinoCFD by CHAM and Novedge - July 5, 11am-12am PDT


Introducing RhinoCFD: Fluid Dynamics Made Simple
July 5, 2017
11am-12am PDT

CHAM and Novedge invite you to this introductory webinar on RhinoCFD, which will take place on Wednesday, July 5, from 11am to 12am (PDT). 

RhinoCFD is the first plug-in to bring a general purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver to Rhino 5, allowing users to explore the impact and efficiency of their designs in an environment they are familiar with.




This webinar aims to introduce the concept of CFD to novel users as well as show how to use the software with practical examples covering urban flow, interior ventilation, flow past ships hulls, forces on sails, and jewelry casting.

It is suited to everyone interested in fluid dynamics -- in particular, architects, built-environment engineers, naval and marine designers, and industrial engineers.

CHAM’s Engineering Manager Andrew Carmichael will host this webinar.

This webinar is free but space is limited. Save the date and reserve your webinar seat now!







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Grasshopper Training On-Demand in Spanish



On-Demand Grasshopper Training by McNeel Miami


Begin your Grasshopper training anytime-anywhere with Vimeo On-Demand access to previously recorded, live classes! 

Now you can stream Grasshopper 101 and Grasshopper 102 in Spanish! 


Our On-Demand classes consist of the class recordings from our McNeel Miami Online classesNo need to travel or wait for a certain date... you may begin today!

Note: After purchase, classes may be rented and streamed for a six-month period. 


Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel


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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

food4Rhino News


The new food4Rhino website was launched a few months ago and we have now more than 300 Rhino and Grasshopper apps and 130,000 active users!

With a completely new design and search system, finding and downloading a Rhino or Grasshopper plug-in is now much faster. 

Here are some examples of recently added apps for Physics simulation, AEC, Virtual Reality, Interface Design, and much more!



There are also new Resource types such as Scripts, Grasshopper definitions, Toolbars, Tutorials, Companion Software, Materials, etc.


Visit www.food4Rhino.com for access to more than 300 Rhino and Grasshopper apps!

Rhino UK User Meeting 2017 report


If you missed the Rhino UK User Meeting held in London on June 14, don't miss this nice report by our friends at Meshcanics and the photos on the Rhino Facebook page.

3rd Grasshopper User Meeting in Berlin


3rd Grasshopper User Meeting
TU Berlin, Germany
July 5, 2017

Parametric Support invites architects, engineers, designers, and artists to participate at the 3rd Grasshopper User Meeting in Berlin.

"We are looking for outstanding presentations showing application of digital tools in architecture, engineering and design."


Biomimicry: Translating 3D Fractal Imaging into Architecture, June 29






Join Performance Workshop for this online webinar workshop. They will begin by introducing participants to imaging complex fractal geometry within Mandelbulb 3D, a free software application. Review the various settings and options available for generating 2D and 3D fractals within the Mandelbulb 3D environment. Once the interface is understood, the workshop will focus on 3D fractals which could serve architectural purposes. Explore techniques for sending voxel data from Mandelbulb 3D into Rhino and other 3D applications. 

Date: Thursday, June 29
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm PDT
Price: US$19 - Register here



About the Instructor... 
Carlos Sarmiento is a graduate of the Architecture Association School of Architecture (AA) in London and an Architect at Perkins Eastman in New York.


3dRudder: a groundbreaking foot-powered 3D mouse for Rhino


3dRudder was introduced last week in London at the Rhinoceros user group meeting organized by Simply Rhino. The 3dRudder CAD Edition lets you navigate your 3D models with your feet, freeing your hands for design only.

The 3dRudder CAD Edition is the newest addition to functionalities offered by the 3dRudder foot-powered motion controller. Based on the simple premise that using your feet is the most intuitive way to move around an object, 3dRudder lets you move around your designs, while leaving your hands free to shape your creations. 

  • Experience Orbit, Dolly, Pan, Vertical Pan and Orbit Camera with effortless movements of your feet on the 3dRudder
  • Free your hands for design only: by transferring the view mode to your feet, your hands are relieved and totally focused on creating
  • Work more efficiently: shape and navigate simultaneously as the 3dRudder offers transparent commands
  • Can be combined with any mouse or graphic pen
  • Ergonomic and intuitive: navigate with effortless movements, master the controls in less than a minute

Rhino Summer School 2017 for Educators


Rhino Summer School 2017
Loughborough University, UK
July 27-28, 2017

Join SimplyRhino UK for the Rhino Summer School 2017, where it delivers free training to educators from schools, colleges, and universities.

This is a shortened version of the certified Level 1 Introduction to Rhino 5.0, which is normally a 3-day class.

This course is suitable for anyone new to Rhino or for those who want a thorough refresher on all the basics and is being delivered by Certified Trainers from McNeel and Simply Rhino.

Rhino Summer School is available to full or part time teachers/lecturers or support staff within education.


Bionic Constructions - TU Dresden Summer School 2017


Bionic Constructions - Summer School 2017
TU Dresden, Germany
August 16-23, 2017

The Laboratory of Knowledge Architecture of the TU Dresden will hold a Summer School 2017 about Bionic Constructions, concentrating on Smart Processes, Material Bionics and Smart Structures. Grasshopper and Rhino will be the tools of choice for interdisciplinary workshops. Most costs for PhD participants will be covered!


Design Modelling Symposium Paris



Design Modelling Symposium Paris
énsa-V | Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, Paris
Sep 16-20, 2017


The Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017 Humanizing Digital Reality will be in Paris, France, at énsa-v, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles.
  • Workshops: September 16-17, 2017
  • Conference: September 18-20, 2017
Instead of asking what is the influence of CAD on buildings, city planning, fabrication, and its processes, invert the question: What is the influence of the human in controlling the CAD and how much is the human in control of its surroundings?

The next Design Modelling Symposium is an interdisciplinary platform to explore recent developments, its meaning and place in the environment of architecture-engineering-art. So, the next conference will offer some answers and exchange on the following questions within a framework of professionals and academics alike.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Exploring the possibilities of a 3D printer



How do you print a large object with a small printer? What materials can you use besides plastic? Salt? Recycled rubber tires? Cement? Wood? Coffee? Tea?

Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael of Emerging Objects explore the possibilities. PBS documented their work with their fascinating applications and material sources.


Friday, June 16, 2017

rat[LAB]EDU - Summer School 2017







Parametric Design: Data Driven Art Installations
1 country // 2 cities // 1 agenda // 50+ students // 10+ professionals // 1 showcase 

Summer School 2017 - a 3-day intensive workshop for design students and professionals

Using Rhino and Grasshopper, attendees will delve into computational and parametric methods to create data-driven art installations, physically manifested into a space through hands-on fabrication and assembly. The experimental studio will run in two cities in India (New Delhi and Mumbai) and investigate the agenda of ‘filling the void’ at the art installation scale, through the use of computation and parametric methods.

Studio is designed as a 3-day event in both cities comprising technical tutorials, teaching sessions, prototyping, and presentations culminating in a symposium / round-table conference / open discussion with leading / emerging professionals that demonstrate computation, parametric design or alternative techniques in their work, practice, or academia.

Cities/Dates:

  • New Delhi June 30 - July 2 (Fri/Sat/Sun)
  • Mumbai July 7-9 (Fri/Sat/Sun)

About rat[LAB] EDUCATION...
rat[LAB] EDUCATION is an initiative by rat[LAB]-Research in architecture and technology (www.rat-lab.org) to start a new discourse in architecture and parallel design disciplines with the use of computational design and its various subsets. Spread across various cities and countries, we are establishing a global dialog in the domain of computational design by actively organizing and participating in workshops, lectures, presentations, and symposia. While rat[LAB] has taken a top-down approach of exploring computational design through industry, a parallel, bottom-up approach is also in-line to involve students of all levels from design and related backgrounds.





Free Webinar: Surface continuity in Rhino - Intermediate


Free Webinar: 
Rhino 5 Intermediate - Surface continuity in Rhino

McNeel Europe
June 2017
11-12 (CET)

Most models have to deal with surface continuity at some point, as it is very unlikely to have an object made out of one single surface.
We will cover Position (G0), Tangency (G1) and Curvature (G2) continuity, learning about matching and blending surfaces together using a desired continuity at each side. Also, we will use tools to analyze both continuity and quality of surfaces.

The model used for this webinar is a boat hull, where smooth transitions and surfaces are required.

We strongly recommend that you watch the webinar on curves before attending!

A solid knowledge of Rhino is required. No microphone or webcam are required. The seminar is not platform dependent; it is aimed at both Windows and Mac users.

The Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe will conduct the webinar in different languages. Remember that all previous webinars can be watched here.

Sign up now!

Spanish: June 26, 2017
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

Italian: June 27, 2017
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
Registration: click here...

French: June 28, 2017
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg
Registration: click here…

English: June 29, 2017
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

German: June 30, 2017
Panelist: Verena Vogler  
Registration: click here...

Important details:

  • Space is limited. Sign up today!
  • This webinar is free.
  • Presentation will take approximately 40 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A.
  • After you register you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New! Flux app for Rhino!



Flux for Rhino is now available! 

Flux is used worldwide to enable collaboration between team members, using their preferred AEC software packages.

Install the new Flux for Rhino App to take advantage of:
  • Bidirectional sharing of models across platforms using Flux connector apps such as Rhino to Revit and others.
  • Use Flux for Rhino and the Flux Site Extractor app to import topography, roads, and buildings directly into Rhino in seconds.
  • Flux for Rhino lets you send geometry to the Flux Data Explorer app to view and share online via a public link.
  • Directly receive geometry into Rhino from Flux for Revit.
Flux supports a variety of Rhino geometry types including: points, NURBS curves and surfaces, and .3dm format breps. Check the detailed Flux Rhino App documentation page for a complete list of supported geometry.

This short YouTube video shows how to set up your first live Rhino to Rhino connection. Extend this workflow to two or more Rhino users anywhere in the world.

Flux has a growing variety of connector and productivity apps to help you build new workflows. Flux is eager to see how you use the new Rhino App so please let them know here or via their social media accounts on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

To get started:
Sign up for a free webinar on July 12th or 26th. 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Exterior Lighting - a V-Ray for Rhino tutorial



This new V-Ray for Rhino video tutorial covers lighting techniques for an architectural exterior. It looks at the rendering using both V-Ray's Sun and Sky System and Image Based Lighting with a High Dynamic Range Image using a Dome light with HDR.


Last call!! - IaaC Global Summer School 2017 (GSS17 Muscat) - July 15-27, Muscat (Oman)


IaaC Global Summer School 2017 (GSS17 Muscat) - Space dynamics
July 15-27, 2017
Muscat (Oman)


The IaaC Global Summer School (GSS) platform is defined by an ambitious, multi-scalar investigation of the implications of emergent techniques in our planned environments. Each year, international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects deeply embedded in diverse local conditions.

IaaC Network

IAAC has an active alumni community around the world, generating a decentralized expansion of IAAC expertise and knowledge. The constant involvement of the community in IAAC activities keeps the connections strong. IAAC GSS17 places the Global Summer School in strategic positions to take place simultaneously in different cities around the world: Barcelona, New York City, Monterey, Moscow, Tehran, Ahmedabad, Beirut, Beijing, Boulder, and Muscat.

The GSS17 agenda focuses on the applications and implications of new technologies in the dynamic field of public space.

GSS17 Muscat

The research agenda for GSS17 Muscat is an intense period of 13 days composed of lectures, dynamic studio design, studio trip, and learning tools to facilitate experimentation and discovering, extending the projection of the contemporary architectural discourse in national and international Arab cultures.

Participants will work with daily ingredients such as: fluid dynamic, data driven design, data mapping, programming, material behavior, morpho-ecologies, advanced structures, composite tectonic, digital fabrication through a rigorous computational design workflow.

GSS17 Muscat aims to empower design creativity by incorporating a computational design methodology from analysis during initial stages to manufacturing, merging architecture and engineering.

The digital fabrication session's intent is to leverage digital design and manufacturing for perceptual, spatial, and formal affect and the reverse engineering approach for its optimization. Participants will explore the flow of information from design to fabrication, implement current equipment, and build their project proposal.


The deadline for applications has been postponed to June 15, 2017.

Call for Papers - Grasshopper User Meeting III - July 5, Berlin (Germany)


Grasshopper User Meeting III
July 5, 2017
TU Berlin (Faculty of Architecture)

Parametric Support is organizing the third Grasshopper User Meeting in Berlin.

Grasshopper User Meeting III will take place at TU Berlin (Faculty of Architecture), on July 5.

Parametric Support is now calling for presentation submissions. If you are interested in presenting at Grasshopper User Meeting III, please contact office@parametric.support.


Product Design Summer Camp 2017 - July 3-14, Thessaloniki (Greece)


Product Design Summer Camp 2017
July 3-14, 2017
17:00-21:00 Lectures
10:00-17:00 Group worksessions (optional)
International Hellenic University
Thessaloniki (Greece)


Within the context of extroversion activities of the MSc in Strategic Product Design program at the International Hellenic University, the School of Economics, Business Administration & Legal Studies is organizing, for the 4th consecutive year, the Product Design Summer Camp, to take place in Thessaloniki from July 3 to 14.

Program Topics and Structure

• Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship
• Product Development
• 3D modelling (Rhino) - 3D printing - Rendering
• Engineering - CAE tools - Reverse Engineering
• Product Identity - Branding - Packaging

Application Deadline: June 23, 2017

Watch Product Design Summer Camp 2016 video to get a preview of the program.

Monday, June 12, 2017

ExpressMarine Webinar, June 14th





Join Orca3D for their webinar this week on Wednesday, June 14th, at 9 am EDT. Register here.

ExpressMarine is a new plug-in for Rhino that enables designers to rapidly build up parametric 3D models of marine structures. This webinar will demonstrate some basic techniques and then move on to more advanced modeling. You can view the previous webinar on YouTube (Tip: Set the YouTube video quality to HD1080p).
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ExpressMarine's main advantage is the dramatic reduction of modeling time, achieved through the integration of 2D drawings and the 3D model in a single, common environment. 
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Weight and center of gravity results become available much earlier in the design tender phase and the model topology allows easy updates throughout all later design stages. 
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It is the ideal pre-processor of a structural model to be further used in other marine design software for detailed engineering, class drawings, weight distribution and tracking, FEM analysis, etc.

Registration is limited, so be sure to register soon. 


Parametric Modeling Organizer with Grasshopper workshop






Lab For Architectural Singularity is hosting a Parametric Modeling Organizer with Grasshopper workshop!

This workshop is intended for architects, designers, engineers, and anyone interested in parametric modeling tools.

It is an introductory course on the development, control, and feasibility of complex geometries through the association of design parameters using Grasshopper for Rhino, the most advanced generative modeling software for architecture and design.

Location:
Lab For Architectural SingularityPraça Doutor João Mendes, 42 Set 115 center
São Paulo, SP 01501907 Brazil
Date: June 19-23, 2017
Time: 20:00 Standard Time in Brasilia 
Fee: $700


For more information please contact Renata Portelada.


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.

Friday, June 9, 2017

CAM for Education webinar


In May, MecSoft Corporation hosted a webinar featuring Computer Aided Manufacturing for Education (CAM). It was recorded, so now you can see how CAM is used at South Dakota State University. Includes an overview and demo of MecSoft's educational products.

Last Call! Rhino User Meeting in Paris




Learn how to extend Rhino's use by adding plug-ins or complementary hardware to your workflow.

Sign up for the June 20th Rhino User Meeting in Paris and meet the following partners:

  • 3dRudder: a groundbreaking foot-powered 3D mouse for CAD.
  • VisualARQ: flexible BIM software for Rhinoceros which adds easy modeling of free-form architecture and dynamic project documentation.
  • RhinoPiping: high-end 3D piping software. The new beta of RhinoPiping Pro+, which brings a BIM export feature to RhinoPiping, will be presented at the User Meeting.
  • V-Ray for Rhino: physically based lighting and rendering software developed by a worldwide leader in computer graphics technology.

Get inspired by the projects from keynote speakers and network with users from different disciplines.

Presentations will be in the French language.

There are very few seats left. Early Bird prices available until June 10th.





Thursday, June 8, 2017

New Authorized RhinoFabStudio in Spain: FablabUE (Universidad Europea de Madrid)


FablabUE from Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) is pleased to announce that it recently became an Authorized RhinoFabStudio.

At FablabUE, students can make anything from architectural models to 1:1 scale design objects. They have at their disposal a variety of 3D printers as well as materials, a CNC milling machine, a vinyl cutter, a laser cutter, and robot arms. The center is also equipped with traditional and manual tools for welding, painting, molds and dies, plaster, concrete, ovens for clay, wood transformation tools, etc.

FablabUE is integrated into the UEM, so it is mainly used by undergraduate architecture, design, art and engineering students, but also by postgraduate students from the Master's courses organized by the university. Professionals or students from other universities or companies have to contact the center for a price quote for admission.

FablabUE staff are trained to use Rhino. Rhino is used for designing and also, in the case of the CNC milling machine, to create the post codes via RhinoCAM 2. Paths for robot arms, when used with a clay or PLA extruder, are created in Grasshopper with Silkworm.

For four years now, first year undergraduate students have been trained in Rhino and Grasshopper at different subjects - as ‘Architectural geometry’ or ‘Integrated Drawing workshop’ - by the ART Diego García Cuevas, who is in charge of FablabUE. Rhinoceros has become their main tool for their projects' development.

FablabUE invites you to visit RhinoFabStudio website and have a look at its profile.




http://www.rhinofabstudio.com/

Robert Otani & Daniel Segraves | IASS 2017 Master Class


IASS 2017 Conference
HafenCity University (HCU)
Hamburg, Germany
September 25-28, 2017


Robert Otani and Daniel Segraves of CORE studio will host a Master Class at the IASS 2017 Conference in Hamburg, Germany.

Their class "Parametric Modeling and Optimization of Complex Structural Systems" will cover essential strategies for setting up a framework to carry out structural optimization for complex systems.

The class will cover:
  • Defining flexible parametric relationships
  • Analysis workflow
  • Optimization
Find more information in the class description.

The last day to register for the Master Class is July 15th, 2017.