Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PureWeb Cast: Share your Rhino design

Do you want to share your Rhino design and get feedback from others?

PureWeb Cast recently released a beta plugin to the public to help you. 

The plugin captures the view of your Rhino model and broadcasts it into a browser. Broadcast and share your CAD designs directly from Rhino. No more screenshots or PowerPoints to share your CAD designs.

You can communicate via built-in audio conferencing. And you can make changes to the model that will be viewed in the browser immediately.

During the beta period, PureWeb Cast for Rhino is free. You are welcome and encouraged to submit feedback on your thoughts and experience. 

For more information see the website or food4Rhino... 

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting - December 13, London

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Heatherwick Studio: 356-364 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BH (Map)

Simply Rhino UK is hosting another Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting in London. This edition will be hosted at Heatherwick Studio.

Heatherwick Studio will present two projects covering the topic of designing, making and collaborating through computational tools. Heatherwick’s Geometry and Computational Design team will go through the computational processes behind design and making in the studio. They will concentrate on two projects, Vessel in New York with a focus on driving the geometry and Al Fayah Park in Abu Dhabi with a focus on form finding and working with collaborative tools.

Another presentation will be offered by AKT II, who have extensive experience in collaborative computational design. They have developed a suite of tools which allow them to react to client changes more efficiently and have a complete control of database tracking, allowing optimisation of structural performance and cost.

AKT II's presentation will explore a series of examples where this new approach experimented with, tested, and improved the Al Fayah Park in collaboration with Heatherwick studio and the 2016 serpentine Pavillion with BIG, and more.

The Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting is free to attend but you must register for your place as space is limited.

More information...

Monday, November 20, 2017

3D Digital Last Design Software - LastElf

LastElf is a 3D digital last design software based on Rhinoceros. Not only for mass production, it can also be used for small quantities and a variety of designs.

  • Easy to use - Enable users to quickly modify existing lasts

  • Accurate - Save time and money

  • Grading technology - Allows for full-size grading including group options (heel, wedge, etc.)

  • Multiple output options - MOD, GM code, others

Thursday, November 16, 2017

3D Jewelry Workshop in Brazil

Register for a 3D Jewelry introductory workshop focusing on the development, control and feasibility of complex geometries for jewelry in Brazil!
Attendees will learn how to generate infinite variations of their ideas in 3D using Grasshopper for Rhino and how to bring them to the real world in a resin model.
This course is intended for jewelry designers and anyone interested in parametric modeling tools.

Date: November 27 - December 1, 2017
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fee: 800 Brazilian reais

For more information please contact Renata Portelada.

Join our Generative Jewelry Design 3D (GJD3D) community group!

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.

Butterfly - plugin for shoe design

Butterfly is a shoe design software for designing heels and soles, as well as adding details and embellishments (buttons, bows, flowers, ribbon, etc), for ladies' shoes. Butterfly gives the designer an easy and efficient tool for the digital design process.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Job opening: Architect with focus on computation and complex geometry

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is looking for a full-time junior architect with a strong focus on computation and complex geometry.

Following a series of new projects, MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY is seeking two applicants for full-time design positions in their studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York.

MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY specializes in site-specific art and architecture, exploring the intersection of spatial experience and ultra-thin lightweight structures. Their method is deeply rooted in computational research and digital fabrication. They are currently working on projects across the US (Florida, Texas, North Carolina, California), Canada, China, and Taiwan. More information about the studio can be found at theverymany.com.

Successful candidates will be involved in advanced 3D modeling in Rhino, development of custom computational strategies, the creation of 2D documentation, rigorous material research, and testing of large-scale physical assemblies. Candidates should be collaborative yet self-directed, and capable of working under tight deadlines. Bachelor or Masters of Architecture required. Fluency in written and spoken English is required and knowledge of French is a plus. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Excellent proficiency in Rhino 3D modeling
Advanced skills in Grasshopper
Python / Processing skills a plus
Digital fabrication experience preferred
Excellent rendering and image-making skills

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and work samples to theverymany.jobs@gmail.com. Unfortunately, due to the number of responses, THEVERYMANY is not able to be in touch with every applicant. 

New CFD webinars with SimScale and Rhino

The use of fluid flow simulation (CFD) enables architects and engineers to predict and optimize the performance of building in the early stage of design process. While simulation is already widely used in mechanical engineering, the adoption in architecture and construction is quite low, due to the lack of knowledge and affordable tools.

Therefore SimScale, McNeel and Vind-Vind joined forces to create a free online training about the application of simulation in AEC, tailored to the needs of architects and construction engineers. By participating, you will:

- Understand the fundamentals and potential of CFD for AEC application
- Learn how to prepare your Rhino Models for simulation
- Receive a certification of achievement by submitting voluntary homework assignments

There is no prior knowledge or software required to join this free workshop. All participants will get free access to SimScale with all the required simulation features.


  • Wind Comfort Prediction with CFD - November 23,2017 6 PM CET / 12 EST
  • Wind Load Prediction with CFD - November 30, 2017 4 PM CET / 10 EST
  • Air Conditioning and Ventilation - December 7, 2017 4 PM CET / 10 EST

Note: We send a recording of the webinar to all registrants, so it does not hurt to sign up even if you cannot attend.

Monday, November 13, 2017

All FABRICATE publications now available as free pdf downloads

The FABRICATE team is delighted to announce that all three volumes of the FABRICATE publications (2011, 2014, and 2017) are now available as free e-books through UCL Press. Check the many projects where Rhino and Grasshopper were involved!

FABRICATE is an international conference on digital fabrication.

If you haven't already done so, feel free to join its growing community on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Peacock, free Jewelry app for Grasshopper, now on Patreon!

Peacock, a free jewelry app for Grasshopper, has been updated and it's now featured on Patreon, thanks to its developer Daniel Abalde and the support of Studio SEED. Read more here...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tips for job applications

ArchDaily published the article 5 Top Architecture Firms Respond: What Do You Look for in Job Applications?  Brandon Hubbard interviewed Zaha Hadid Architects, Snøhetta, Perkins+Will, BDP, and Callison for their input.

We like the quote, 'important that all new staff are experienced with software such as Rhino, Grasshopper...'

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Researcher / Developer wanted in Singapore

The Advanced Architecture Laboratory at Singapore University of Technology and Design is looking for a researcher. The researcher will support software development in Grasshopper for an exciting project that combines architectural design, mathematical optimization, and multivariate visualization. The project aims to develop optimization and design space exploration tools for architectural designers that are more intuitive and efficient than existing ones.

The position entails GUI development, visualization tools, and interfaces between existing software components. Depending on the skills and interests of the candidate, a greater involvement with other components of the project (such as benchmarking, user testing, and publications) is possible. The starting date is as soon as possible. More details are available upon request.


  • A  Bachelor's degree in computer science and related disciplines, or in architectural design with proven programming skills. 
  • A Master's degree is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of C# or another .NET language. 
  • Familiarity with Windows Presentation Foundation and development using the Grasshopper SDK is not necessary but considered an important asset.

To apply, contact Thomas Wortmann...

SimAUD 2018 conference at TU Delft

We are excited to announce that the 2018 edition of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) will be held at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment in TU Delft, Delft, the Netherlands - June 4-7, 2018.

The Full Submission deadline is December 23, 2017.

We welcome submissions on innovative simulation methods and techniques, addressing their roles in urban planning, architecture, engineering, construction, and management.

More information on the key topics of interest and on the submission types is available at http://www.simaud.org/2018/).

Download the SimAUD 2017 proceedings here.

All the best,
Tarek Rakha and Michela Turrin

Master Course in Parametric Design (400H) at ControlMAD Madrid

Master Course in Parametric Design - 400H
January - April 2018  |  VIII Edition
Madrid, Spain

This is a unique study program in the world that introduces you to parametric design and digital manufacturing product design, architecture, landscape, digital fabrication... All through the creation of physical and digital parametric models used as main tools Grasshopper for Rhino and a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milling machine.

The course is organized into five groups with several units. The aim of every unit is for students to learn new parametric tools based on Grasshopper.

  • Group I - NURBS modeling (Rhino, Grasshopper)
  • Group II - Digital Fabrication (visits to parametric buildings)
  • Group III - Mesh modeling (Grasshopper for organic design, structural analysis, thermal calculation, and form-finding)
  • Group IV - Interoperability (Grasshopper and its connection with Arduino, sensors, data from internet, Python)
  • Group V - Thesis (individual work on the main interests of the student based on the previous units + V-Ray for rendering)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Symposium on Geometry and Computational Design in Vienna, Nov 17

The Center for Geometry and Computational Design (TU Wien) cordially invites you to its fourth Symposium on Geometry and Computational Design, on Nov 17th at Kuppelsaal TU Wien (Karlsplatz 13).

Check the symposium's program here.

Register for the symposium by November 10, 2017, with our secretary Doris Hotz via email at gcd-meeting@geometrie.tuwien.ac.at. Attending the symposium will be free of charge.

Rhino-Grasshopper-ixCube workshop in Dubai, Nov 27-28

Gerry D'Anza, developer of ixCube, will hold a Rhino-Grasshopper-ixCube workshop in Dubai, Nov 27-28.

Learn how to design and engineer tensile structures from international experts.

To register for free contact info@forten32.com

Algorithmic Accessories V3.0 by DesignMorphine

Algorithmic Accessories V3.0 Workshop by DesignMorphine
February 22-25, 2018


In this Algorithmic Accessories V3.0 Workshop session, we will look at the available emerging technologies used to create and mass customised
accessories. We will bring the fabrication of novel ideas back into reach for the designer. The center point of the workshop will be the design of a sizeable choker necklace piece, inspired by coral growth and the hyperbolic structure. We will also elaborate on the structure, delving into the many aspects connected to the algorithm that create this form. Also, we will look at pattern work found on the surface and observe how the FDM print method interprets this result when it comes down to fabrication.


On the technical side of the workshop, we will focus on learning the UI and
building the definition in Grasshopper on Rhinoceros, using the parameters to
create and also restrain the forms so that they can be processed by the PLA print software and manufactured for real life physical use by an FDM printer. The participants will learn to create a definition step by step and use the parameters they build to customise and create iterations of their shapes. Participants will bake the hypothetical creations into real mesh objects that can be exported for rendering and manufacturing. For the rendering, we will use KeyShot. Participants will learn about environments and materials in a real-time rendering engine. And finally, the objects will be repaired and prepared in Meshmixer and arranged in Cura for the print queue for final presentations.

What you will learn

  • Introduction to Grasshopper and algorithmic geometry
  • Basics of creating wearable accessories
  • Creation and customization of complex geometries through parametric modeling
  • Rendering basics
  • Fabrication tools

"Single and Multi-Objective Optimization in Design" workshop in Berlin

Parametric Support invites architects, engineers and designers to participate in a training on optimization techniques.

Two days of training cover topics of single and multi-objective optimization using generic (based on swarm intelligence and evolutionary algorithms) and dedicated methods.

Berlin, Dec 1-2

Day 1

9-13 Introduction to optimization methods and application
13-14 Lunch break
14-17 Single objective optimization

Day 2

9-13 Booleans and hard constraints. Introduction to multi-objective methods
13-14 Lunch break
14-17 Dedicated methods of optimization

Requirements for participants

Basic Grasshopper level is necessary. Familiarity with the Data Trees and data matching logic.


Rhino + Grasshopper 


Parametric Support, Hardenbergstrasse 38, Berlin


[Regular] 380 eur + VAT

More info at hello@parametric.support and on Parametric Support Facebook page...

Grasshopper Workshop Series in Poland

Intro_##.gh Grasshopper Workshop Series in Poznań.

Intro_##.gh is a cyclical workshop-like event taking part at the Object office in Poznań, Poland.

This event's intention is to provide a relaxed and flexible tutoring experience, with only one goal -- getting to know Grasshopper better. We will start with a very exhaustive introduction, then venture into the computational geometry world in whichever direction we like.


The long duration of the series (with a possibility of extension) will enable each participant to come up with their own research problems during the learning process. The scope of those problems will have a major influence in setting the direction of each workshop. While a couple of initial meetings will be solely spent on Grasshopper basics, the latter part of the series will have a more open character.

Each meeting day starts at 10 AM and lasts till 5 PM, with an hour-long break for lunch (14 hours of tutoring per meeting).

Planned meetings:

  • 02/03 Dec | Intro_01.gh: User interface, geometry types, Rhino/Grasshopper connection
  • 16/17 Dec | Intro_02.gh: Data flow, paneling, geometry rationalization
  • 06/07 Jan | Intro_03.gh: Data I/O, excel, csv, data visualization, preparing geometry for fabrication
  • 20/21 Jan | Intro_04.gh: Working with complex definitions, project organization and helpful plug-ins
  • 10/11 Feb | Intro_05.gh: Looping with Anemone, generative design
  • 17/18 Feb | Intro_06.gh: Automating tasks with Anemone, scripting introduction
  • 03/04 Mar | Intro_07.gh: Scripting
  • 17/18 Mar | Intro_08.gh: Kangaroo
  • 14/15 Apr | Intro_09.gh: User_defined_1 (flexible)
  • 28/29 Apr | Intro_10.gh: User_defined_2 (flexible)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Symposium Towards the Frontiers of Architecture at UIC Barcelona, Nov 15

On November 15th, the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture will hold a symposium Towards the Frontiers of Architecture to complement the Honoris Causa Appointment Ceremony for Dr Rivka Oxman.

  • 3:00 PM - Welcome address. Dr Alberto T. Estévez, full professor at UIC Barcelona and director of the University Master’s Degree in Biodigital Architecture at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
  • 3:05 PM - A State of the Art and introduction of speakers by Dr Bob Martens, Institute of Architecture and Design at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
  • 3:30 PM - Speech by Dr Maria Mallo, Technical School of Architecture in Madrid, ETSAM
  • 4:00 PM - Speech by Ms Daniela Frogheri, UDEM, Universidad de Monterrey
  • 4:30 PM - Worse than Being Blind is Having Sight and No Vision, conference by Dr Neri Oxman, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 5:00 PM - Refreshments

Free admission...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

VisualARQ 2 Webinar on November 1

VisualARQ 2 Webinar: Flexible BIM for Rhino and Grasshopper
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
11:00AM PDT

Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ 2. The webinar will show the new features of VisualARQ 2 including:
  • New toolbar: object selection commands
  • New Section and Level Manager
  • Hidden line 2D vector drawings and Layout sheets preparation
  • Grasshopper styles: VisualARQ object styles created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • New Furniture, Element and Annotation object, also created from Grasshopper definitions
  • Custom parameters created by object, style, document and from Grasshopper
  • Creation of Tables listing objects with custom parameters
  • New Space object features
  • VisualARQ objects in external references
This webinar is organized by Novedge.

The webinar is free and will last about one hour, including the Q&A session.

Monday, October 30, 2017

CLOAK watches: an entire collection in one watch

Hundreds of material combinations, all interchangeable in seconds - CLOAK is the most personalizable watch ever.

Support our friends from CLOAK watches with their Kickstarter campaign!

"The modeling process was very smooth and we were able to create drawings to send to our many fabricators and meshes for in-house and external rapid prototyping.

We are used to working at the building scale as architects and civil engineers. To be able to move to the industrial design scale and still use the software we know was fantastic. The high tolerances required posed no problems for Rhino."

The Brabham Evo Project by EPTA Design

Following several rumors of a possible return of Alfa Romeo to the F1 world, EPTA Design wants to pay tribute to Alfa's history and specifically to the Brabham BT46.

"The Rhinoceros software was crucial not only as a modeling tool, but also for the rendering phase.

Given the high number of textures (logos) we directly cut the surfaces with reconstructed vector logos. This has allowed to arrange the clipped surfaces into specific folders and, above all, to avoid having texturing problems (mapping) and to have to deal with heavy images (to use as high-quality textures) to make larger renderings.

Rhinoceros stands out for speed and precision and was, as always, crucial to managing a model with a high number of components.

The Maxwell rendering plug-in, integrated with Rhino, gives the benefit of organizational system folders, levels, and groups for the management of the rendering."

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Iray for Rhino Version 1.4 with denoising

In its latest update to the photorealistic rendering plugin from NVIDIA, a new powerful feature for denoising renderings has been included. The denoiser takes advantage of latest advances in deep learning and applies these to the rendering results of Iray. As a result, images will now become noise-free in a much shorter amount of time.

See a presentation of this feature in this video, and download the plugin from food4Rhino.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Nature's forms in architecture produced by a CNC machine

Laguna Tools has produced a video documentary that's an enthusiastic endorsement of using the CNC machine onsite to print architectural finishes of a home.

The Wave House in Venice, California, blends elements of nature into its contemporary design through the implementation of CNC machining for the walls and floors.

Mario Romano, the designer and builder, takes his fascination with nature's forms in architecture and uses technology to pioneer his design-build systems, incorporating customized digital tools and CNC machining technology. The walls were milled using Corian. The exterior skin of the home is aluminum.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Online Level 2 Rhino in November

Image credit: Kyle Houchens, The Outside

Ready to take your Rhino skills to the next level? Join us for an online Level 2 course. Our detailed course outline is available here

Our online courses are taught "live" and are interactive sessions. All sessions are also recorded and will be posted to a private class album for your study and review. Videos will be available for streaming up to three months following the class.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Join Proving Ground at ACADIA!

Proving Ground is presenting new research at ACADIA.

Nate Miller's and Dave Stasiuk's paper, A Novel Mesh-based Workflow for Complex Geometry in BIM,  is research built upon "recent work in utilizing meshes as an often overlooked interoperability data-structure relative to constructive solid modeling in BIM software."

ACADIA will be in Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 2-4. Register for ACADIA.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Arq.A 2017 Conference in Colombia

The CPNAA Voxel C&T SAS are hosting ARQ.A 2017 in Medellín, Colombia. At this conference you will be able to appreciate the new design technologies that are being used worldwide like Rhinoceros, GrasshopperVisualARQ2.0, and  V-Ray 3.

Join Leonardo A. Velasco P., Director of Innovation at Voxel S.A.S, who will offer a conference about digital design processes for architecture, from BIM to Generative Design. Leonardo Velasco has experience in production processes and product development in the plastics, architectural design, furniture and graphics sectors. 

Open to the public, free of charge! Please register here!


October 19, 2017    


5:15 pm


Ruta N: Cl. 67 #5220,
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

For more information, please contact Sebastian Figueroa.

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.