Friday, February 24, 2017
Traditional plastic holders for beer and pop get wrapped and caught around marine mammals necks and bodies, often becoming lethal. Now Saltwater Brewery has designed six-pack holders that are edible for wildlife.
"Around the world, an estimated one million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles become entrapped in plastic or ingest it and die," Mark Tokulka, a marine biologist, explains in the company video.
Saltwater Brewery's six-pack rings are made from the byproducts of the beer making process, mostly barley and wheat remnants. So they are biodegradable and edible.
Rhino + Orca3D training
April 18-20, 2017
150 rue de Goa, 06600
A 3-day Rhino + Orca3D training will be held at NDAR offices in Antibes from April 18 to 20, 2017.
The instructor is Stéphane Dardel, naval architect. The course will be in English, and other languages will be supported (French, Italian).
This course is for naval architects and ship and boat designers, with a good knowledge of Rhino. The training will cover:
- Rhino 5 user interface and customization
- Foundations of modeling and fairing techniques
- Hull assistant
- Background bitmaps
- Surface creation and modification
- Point control
- Surface analysis
- Hydrostatic calculations
- Real-time hydrostatics
- Stability with criteria verification
Participants should have Rhino 5 latest service release and Orca3D latest release (v1.3) or WIP installed on their laptops.
April 24-26, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)
We would like to invite you to a free Rhino/Grasshopper Teacher Training Workshop that will take place on April 24-26 at our European office in Barcelona.
Learn how to add 3D modeling and generative algorithms to your design and design communication curriculum without burdening your students with yet another difficult software product. Focus on teaching design while your students take advantage of the latest 3D modeling technology and visual programming using Grasshopper.
Using Rhino, you will be guided through a series of hands-on exercises that highlight NURBS modeling and its concepts. We will introduce Grasshopper as graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3D modeling tools. You will also learn how Rhino is used to render models for visualization, translate 3D models for prototyping, and export 3D models into 2D CAD or graphics programs.
Bring your laptop. Classroom activities, models, training materials, and files will be available to you for use in your classroom. You will have students working in 3D on your design exercise within the first week of the term.
Requirements: proof of status, 150 words of motivation statement, running Rhino 5 license (90 days trial or educational license)
Cost: free for educators
Lecturers: Rodrigo Bárcena, Verena Vogler
Max. Number of Participants: 15
If you are interested in hosting a Rhino Teacher Training at your school or educational instituion, please let us know.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Innochain First Year Colloquium (March 7-8) + "Design Probes" Research Exhibition (March 7-20)
Angewandte Innovation Laboratory Vienna
Franz Josefs Kai 3
1010 Vienna (Austria)
On March 7-8, the Innochain First Year Colloquium and "Design Probes" Research Exhibition will take place at Angewandte Innovation Laboratory Vienna.
This pinnacle event within the Innochain network is where all ESRs present and discuss their research and methodologies in plenum with all Innochain beneficiaries and industry partners.
The two day event will open with presentations by ESRs on their research topics and outcomes, with a specific focus on the industry partner collaborations. An international panel will discuss and review the work. The panel consists of beneficiaries, industry partners, and invited scientists:
- Prof. Mark Burry (University of Melbourne)
- Prof. Christoph Gengnagel (UdK Berlin)
- Prof. Achim Menges (University of Stuttgart)
In the evenings the event is open to the public with keynotes, who open up the research and give a broader vision. The exhibition, “Design Probes”, will be on display for two weeks until March 20, 2017. This Innochain exhibition features the work of Innochain in its first 18 months.
Tuesday March 7
- 9:30: Start of Colloquium Day 1
- 20.00: Keynote 1: Strategies for Combining Parametric Modeling and Structural Design – Clemens Preisinger, IoA / Bollinger Grohmann
- 21.00: Exhibition opening
Wednesday March 8
- 9:00: Colloquium Day 2
- 20:00: Keynote 2: Mark Burry, University of Melbourne
The InnoChain ETN network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture, enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions. The network aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pursuant to the mission of SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) to prepare talented students for professional careers, the Sculpture Department uses Rhino as the core of its 3D modeling digital output curriculum. SCAD teaches students the skills necessary to model, analyze, and output high quality finished works using additive manufacturing and laser cutting technologies. Throughout the process students are asked to reimagine the way things are made and how they will reshape the world around them.
Professor Steven Jarvis has used 3D modeling tools for 20 years and has taught the digital based curriculum for the SCAD sculpture department since 2008. In his own practice, Jarvis uses Rhino to model mechanical jewelry and objects.
March 15, 2017
AM (09:30 - 13:00) Session* / PM (14:00 - 17:30) Session*
Farringdon, London, EC1M
1. Introduction to CFD – What is Computational Fluid Dynamics
2. RhinoCFD – Powered by PHOENICS
3. Overview of RhinoCFD
4. Applications Examples
5. Workshop Session
Engineers, designers, and architects employing Rhino [V5, 64-bit] for CAD generation, wishing to assess the performance of their design operating in a fluid flow environment.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Scan&Solve posted their webinar Everything You Need to Know About SnS Pro.
The webinar demonstrates how to simulate bonded assemblies of components using multiple materials. Covered are the basics of setting up simulations, selecting materials, applying boundary conditions, and interpreting results. Advanced topics include adding restraints and customizing materials.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Register for Parametric Modeling and Design Workshop, organized by Educación Continua in Mexico.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
For additional information please contact Educación Continua
at 55 2789 9000.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
11 am - 12 pm CET
Presenter: Rüdiger Raab
On March 7, McNeel Europe will be cohosting the free webinar "NVIDIA Iray for Rhino: Materials" with the NVIDIA crew.
By attending this webinar, presented by the NVIDIA Iray expert Rüdiger Raab, you will learn about the powerful material workflow in the Iray for Rhino plug-in. Materials define your models and making good material decisions is crucial for excellent product design.
This webinar teaches how to work with photoreal materials in Iray for Rhino and explains in detail how the material workflow in a photorealistic rendering plug-in looks like. The webinar is also of interest for those who want to learn more about photorealistic rendering in Rhino.
Iray for Rhino delivers a new level of quality when it comes to creating a realistic looking image of your models. Being an interactive renderer integrated to the Rhino viewport, Iray facilitates judging the look of your design so you can create previews and render high quality imagery in no time.
This session will be in English. No microphone is required for this webinar; headphones are recommended over speakers.
About Rüdiger Raab
Rüdiger has been with NVIDIA ARC for more than 10 years. Having a background in 3D animation, modeling and rendering, he has been with the Iray for Rhino project from its very beginning. His focus is on rendering, material workflow and UI design. He maintains the Iray for Rhino YouTube channel and the NVIDIA Iray for Rhino forum, providing content to all users seeking information and learning resources for Iray and Iray for Rhino.
Friday, February 17, 2017
The Clayoo 2.5 freeform plug-in for Rhino is three tools in one, all running inside Rhino:
- SubD - organic modeling
- Emboss - reliefs modeling
- Sculpt - sculpt modeling
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Nate Miller, has been kind enough to share his wisdom in the Proving Ground blog post,
Positioning Computational Designers in your Business – 4 Things to Consider
Encoded Memory V1.0 workshop
Encoded Memory V1.0 is an advanced Grasshopper workshop which aims to explore the potential of machine learning neural networks in the development of an urban fabric of a particular sector in Dubai.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Machine learning concepts and notions (supervised vs unsupervised learning, neural networks, clustering etc.)
- Application of machine learning in expanding the design space, and generating different possibilities based on the design intent.
- Engaging with the machine learning process, and guiding the possible outcomes.
- Data preparation for machine learning - ways of model parametrization
- Scripting with Owl
- Accord framework basics
Mateusz Zwierzycki / Poland
Member @ DesignMorphine
Research Assistant @ CITA
MArch ASP Poznan University of Arts, Poland
Zayad Motlib / United Arab Emirates
Founder @ D-Nat
Head of Design @ Al-Nhayan Design Office
To participate, you should provide your own computer with the following software installed:
- Rhinoceros (https://www.rhino3d.com/download)
- Grasshopper (http://www.rhino3d.com/download/grasshopper/1.0/wip)
- Accord Framework (http://accord-framework.net/)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Unity@Rhino™ is a proof of concept add-in connecting Rhino3D® and Unity® gaming development platform. It supports export of 3D model geometry from Rhino to Unity allowing users to have first person 3D shooter game like experience while using a Rhino created model as the 3D environment.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
MakeLab AA Visiting School: "Data-Space"
April 18-22, 2017
Hooke Park, DT8 3PH Dorset (UK)
MakeLab 2017 will introduce a range of cutting edge digital design and fabrication techniques.
Through group work, presentations and hands-on design+build processes at 1:1 scale, MakeLab 2017 exposes participants to new processes of design conception using sensor based interactive components and tools including Rhino/Grasshopper, Arduino, and Processing.
This year’s program, "Data-Space", aims to produce a large scale interactive installation that explores the increasing role of digital tracking technologies and machine learning in our society and within architecture.
The course will be taught by a highly skilled team of tutors with international experience in their fields, including Luis Rodil-Fernández (Spain/NL), Zachary Mollica (Canada/UK) and Ping-Hsiang Chen (Taiwan/UK). MakeLab 2017 welcomes participants from a range of backgrounds (including those with no prior knowledge), from design students to practitioners and fellow academics.
Cutting Edge, an English company providing Corian® solutions for residential and commercial environments, is running a Student Design Competition.
The competition involves designing a "meet and greet" reception desk for a co-working space. The winning entry will be developed and made (up to a value of £10,000) in Corian®.
It will also be featured in onOffice magazine and get exposure at leading design and architecture shows.
The competition is open to all current UK students of architecture or junior architecture/designers.
Deadline for entries is March 24.
Simply Rhino UK is supporting Cutting Edge by offering training (covering 3D modeling, rendering or parametric design) as one of the prizes.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Conduit is a free and open source plug-in for Grasshopper published by Proving Ground.
Our next Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows online course begins March 6th. Kyle Houchens will be the instructor for this course. Kyle is a very talented industrial designer, skilled instructor, an Authorized Rhino Trainer, the owner of The Outside Digital Design, and a McNeel technical support team member.
- March 6-8 (Mon-Wed), 9:00am - 1:00pm
- March 13-15 (Mon-Wed), 9:00am - 1:00pm Note: All times listed are Pacific Standard time. Calculate your time zone.
This course consists of six (6) half-day sessions. All sessions are instructor-led and will be recorded for later viewing. Videos will be posted to a private, classroom album. If you cannot make a session, watch the video and catch up before the next session. Videos will be available for streaming for three months following the class.
Aerial Stigmergy V1.0 Workshop
April 27 / May 2
6 days, from 9:30 to 18:00
Over time, robots have become more capable of matching and exceeding human capabilities, even though at the beginning of the robotics age, some employments still seem beyond their reach. Still, robots are no longer merely passive onlookers capturing information about an environment, they are engaging with it through manipulation, construction, and interaction.
Against this backdrop, aerial robotics became a common applied research tool for many different fields. In construction drones are usually deployed for carrying out inspection, surveying and mapping tasks in complex or dangerous environments that are barely accessible to humans and heavy machinery. These robots are capable of going beyond the simple gathering of data. They are actively contributing to building processes, instructed by generative design algorithms that translate digital data into flight paths and behaviors.
This research focuses on the application of drone technology to collect data for the design process, creating new knowledge that culminates in the development of a new design methods. Hence a new paradigm leading towards generative design emerges.
The Aerial Stigmergy workshop, organized by Noumena and Design Morphine, is one week of learning experience designed as an immersive journey in aerial robotics, open innovation, computational design, digital fabrication, and collaborative culture. The tool set includes, but is not limited to, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Processing as well as analysis software. It is intended for students of Architecture and Urbanism as well as professional architects, designers, and artists interested in contemporary digital design techniques.
Flight Control and Mapping Environment
Visualizing and Interpreting Data
Generative Design Strategies
What you will learn
- Drone flight control using Mission Planner
- Collecting data with drone and visualizing data using the Noumena library add-on for Grasshopper
- Understanding of nature-inspired design and adaptive architectural systems
- Understanding of evolutionary computational principles
- Introduction to Generative Design and Agent Based Modeling in Processing
- Introduction to Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
- Introduction to Mesh Modeling in Grasshopper from points with Cocoon and smoothness with Weaverbird
- Visualization and rendering techniques with KeyShot
- Daily meetings will take place from 9:30 to 18:00.
- There will be a final presentation of your group's work containing renderings and diagrams on May 2, 2017.
- All works will be published on Design Morphine web page.
- All participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.
- To attend the workshop and intensive courses, no previous software experience is required.
- Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
- Places are very limited and will be assigned on a first-pay, first-served basis.
Late registration: March 27, 2017.
Founder @ Noumena
Founder @ Fab Lab Frosinone
Director @ Reshape
Head of IAAC Visiting Programs
Master in Advanced Architecture @ IAAC
Partner @ Noumena
Member @ DesignMorphine
Architectural Assistant @ Zaha Hadid Architects
MArch AA Design Research Lab
Alejandro García Gadea
Member @ DesignMorphine
ARB Part III Registered Architect in United Kingdom
MArch AA Design Research Lab
Friday, February 10, 2017
- Orientation: Friday, Feb 17, 9AM - 11AM
- Training: Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 21-23, 9AM - 1PM and
- Training: Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 28, March 1-2, 9AM - 1PM
All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Details: You will need...
- The latest Rhino 5 for Mac version installed. Note: Rhino for Windows will not be acceptable for this class.
- A stable and fast internet connection.
- The Rhino Level 1 Training Guide and Models as well as the Rhino 5 for Mac User Guide. You may print the PDF for your reference. Download here.
All live sessions will also be recorded and posted to a private Vimeo classroom album. You may watch/stream the videos for your review for up to three months following the class.
The team at ThinkParametric has been hard at work. They have a new round of online classes available, including Galapagos, Grasshopper and Kangaroo. Click on the videos below for details and registration information.
View Optimization Using Galapagos for Grasshopper
Grasshopper 102 - Data Lists and Tree Structures
Kangaroo 101 - Physics Engine & Form Finding
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Missed the Thornton Tomesetti's AEC Technology Symposium 2016 in New York? Or you would like to review some of the presentations?
CORE studio has posted videos of the presentations by Mostapha Roudsari, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and others.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Join Microsol Resources, Authorized Rhino Dealer and Training Center, at their upcoming TechPerspectives seminar in New York City. Attendees are invited to learn more about new technology innovations and integrations in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.
Schedule, details and registration information are available here. Sign up today!
The Power of Python Scripting
Automate tasks. Create your own routines. We have added many new guides to help you get started with the Python programming language.
Python is cross-platform and runs in Windows and Mac. Python is a modern programming language that is friendly, easy to learn and powerful...it can also be used in Grasshopper.
Come see how easy it is to write Python scripts at the new Python Developer Guides site.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Rhino for Windows Video Tutorials by Simply Rhino UK - final video released in their "From 2D CAD to 3D with Rhino" series
In this final video in the trilogy, Simply Rhino senior instructor Phil Cook shows how to assemble the model into a watertight solid and then looks at a quick rendering using V-Ray Express.
The students will elaborate on the structure, delving into the many aspects connected to the algorithm that creates this form. Also, they will look at pattern work found on the surface and observe how the FDM print method interprets this result in fabrication.
- Introduction to Grasshopper and algorithmic geometry
- Basics in creating wearable accessories
- Creation and customization of complex geometries through parametric modeling
- Fabrication tools
- KeyShot rendering
- Grasshopper (plug-ins: Anemone, Starling, Weaverbird, 4D NOISE)
- Adobe Suite
ShapeDiver supports scalable vector graphics (svg). Unlike bitmap images, vector-based images can be scaled and distorted without deteriorating their quality. They are particularly well-suited for parametric modeling.
Download this Grasshopper mug model and start experimenting with a new world of possibilities.
You are welcome to post your comments and report any problems on the forum.
Estis, a French startup that designs and builds customized wooden furniture with locally-sourced materials, recently went live with a 3D product configurator, which they built by integrating ShapeDiver.
Their first creation, Portee, is a flexible shelf system designed for record collections. The 3D product configurator lets customers pick shelves tailored to their needs.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Announcing Intact.design, an online structural simulation service powered by Scan&Solve technology.
Know if your design is going to break before you make it.
Features of this free service:
- Simulation in your browser. Mesh-free technology of Scan&Solve is in your browser. All you have to do is upload a model, pick a case, and run.
- Automated simulation studies. Several built-in cases are included for simple simulation setup.
- Fast results. Simulation only take a few minutes to run.
Rhino 5 Intermediate - Tips and Tricks for Advanced Curve Modeling in Rhino
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (CET)
Good models always start with better curves!
Are you struggling with curves in your Rhino model? Read on, this free webinar is for you!
In this session, basic rules on how curves work will be covered first: degree and control points. Is that curve looking good enough? Curvature graph will help you understand all the invisible secrets of curves.
And since one curve will almost never be enough to describe the shape you are looking for, connecting curves in different ways and controlling their continuity will be covered as well.
Kinks, knots, control points, edit points, control points weight, periodic curves... Are any of these unfamiliar? We will talk about them, too!
A solid, intermediate knowledge of Rhino is advised. No microphone or webcam is 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.
Sign up now!
Spanish: February 20, 2017
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...
English: February 21, 2017
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...
Italian: February 22, 2017
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
Registration: click here...
German: February 23, 2017
Panelist: Verena Vogler
Registration: click here...
French: February 24, 2017
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg
Registration: click here...
- 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.
Friday, February 3, 2017
- Develop strategic initiatives focused on implementing computational design within the central region.
- Research new and emerging technologies related to data and computation to inform future initiatives.
- Represent Gensler in the digital design community including research venues, marketing events, and conferences.
- Work with Gensler’s design leaders to identify project opportunities for implementing new workflows.
- Create new computational design tools and workflows for use by project teams.
- Collaborate with Gensler’s spatial analysis team to integrate data-driven planning concepts into the design workflow.
- Define knowledge expectations for current and future team members.
- Deliver project-focused workshops and brainstorming sessions for implementing computational design concepts.
- Work with Gensler leaders and teams to capture project successes and learn from them.
- Professional degree related to architecture, interior design, engineering, or manufacturing.
- Minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in the AEC industry, preferred.
- Experience in collaborating with design teams to deliver design excellence.
- Hands on experience integrating complex datasets into the design process and digital workflow.
- Expert-level knowledge in the use of common computational design software such as Grasshopper or Dynamo.
- Experience with BIM-based project design and production using Revit.
- Exceptional communication skills and ability to build consensus among leaders and teams.
- Fearless intellectual curiosity and a desire to identify problems and define solutions.
- Desire to continue learning and share their knowledge with others.
- Ability to identify opportunities to continuously improve the process.