Friday, May 27, 2016

FIU: Breakthrough Miami

FIU is chasing down the last $6k to support the Breakthrough Miami 10th graders who will take part in our groundbreaking Knight sponsored Growlight program on June 20 - July 8, 2016

Thanks to a generous loan of laptops from Dell and Rhino software from Robert McNeel & Associates, the Breakthrough children are well on their way to a super-exciting summer experience. They will study the City of Miami Beach, city government, the environment, design, art and technology, all under the guidance of Associate Dean of Students, David Rifkind and his talented Breakthrough/FIU team at the Urban Studios, where they will have the unique opportunity to 3D print the future! 

Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

For any questions please contact John A. Stuart at 305-535-1460

Thursday, May 26, 2016

DEMO: Digital Fabrication with Rhino & Grasshopper at Universidad José Matías Delgado

Join McNeel Miami for a Rhino and Grasshopper demo at Universidad José Matías Delgado in El Salvador, Central America. 

Rhino and Grasshopper 
modeling expert, Andres Gonzalez, will show you the benefits to use Data Driven Design using Rhino 5, Grasshopper, and VisualARQ. Don't miss this opportunity, join us for this demo!

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Time: 2:30–4:00 pm
Place: Universidad José Matías Delgado - CEF, 2nd level, Campus #1, Bldg #2 

For more information please contact Willian Chavez.

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.

DEMO: Digital Fabrication with Rhino & Grasshopper at Universidad Don Bosco

Join McNeel Miami for a Rhino and Grasshopper DEMO at Universidad Don Bosco in El Salvador, Central America. 

Rhino and Grasshopper modeling expert, Andres Gonzalez, will show you the benefits to use Data Driven Design using Rhino 5 and Grasshopper. Don't miss this opportunity, join us for this demo!

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time: 10:00–11:30 am
Place: Universidad Don Bosco Aula magna B, Campus Soyapango.
Address: Km 1½ ctra. al Plan del Pino, Ciudadela Don Bosco, Soyapango.

For more information please contact Kenny Giron. 

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.

Lands Design workshop at DLA Conference 2016 - May 31, Istanbul (Turkey)

Lands Design workshop
May 31, 2016 /  8.30 am - 1:00 pm
@DLA Conference 2016
Istanbul Technical University - Faculty of Architecture
Istanbul (Turkey)

We invite you to join Francesc Salla, Lands Design product manager, for a Lands Design workshop at the 17th DLA Conference (Digital Landscape Architecture).

During the workshop, which will take place in May 31 at Istanbul Technical University, Francesc will be showing the main Lands Design tools based on the upcoming release of Lands Design Beta.

You will be guided through a landscaping project design using Rhino and Lands Design, starting from scratch until generating the project 2D documentation and awesome render views.

Free Webinar: Rhino 5 for Windows - Intermediate

Free Webinar: Rhino 5 for Windows Intermediate - Freeform Modeling and Render Preparation of a Light Bulb
McNeel Europe
June 2016
10:00am (CEST)  

If you are new to Rhino, or if you have already been working with Rhino for some time but you would like to see how a modeling expert would develop a project, do not miss this free webinar.

The session will cover the modeling of a light bulb and its preparation for a rendering, using basic tools to model the main parts and more advanced tools for freeform details. The goal is to complete the 3D model and leave it ready for rendering.

Requirements: Basic knowledge of the software and its main tools. No headset or microphone is needed to attend.

The webinar will be conducted by the Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe in different languages. 

Sign up now:

Spanish: June 6, 2016
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

English: June 7, 2016
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

Italian: June 8, 2016
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
Registration: click here...

German: June 9, 2016
Panelist: Verena Vogler 
Registration: click here...

French: June 10, 2016
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg 
Registration: click here...

 Important details:

• Space is limited; sign up today!
• This webinar is free of cost for all attendees.
• Presentation will take approximately 40 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A.
• After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Print your own chocolates

The XOCO 3D printer prints customized chocolates, for the serious hobby cooks and innovative restaurants. Netherlands designer Michiel Cornelissen made a 3D printer that is both beautiful and functional. (Stay calm, chocolate lovers.)

The XOCO 3D chocolate printer is still in development. Its design is based on a polar coordinate system with a rotating plate and a single pillar from which both the printhead and glass cover are suspended.

Michiel Cornelissen has been working with Rhino since its earliest versions. Rhino continues to be the main modeling tool at his design firm, Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp.

Aperi Creativo - June 9, Milan (Italy)

Aperi Creativo
June 9, 6.30 p.m
Via Losanna 7, Milan

ARTC CorsiRhino invites you to attend Aperi Creativo, an event organized in partnership with 3DConnexion and Wacom, which will take place on June 9 in Milan.

A blend of Cintiq, SpaceNavigator Enterprises and Rhino / Grasshopper combined with professional creatives and surrounded by beer and snacks.

Join CorsiRhino and try the best products from 3DConnexion and Wacom.

Attendance is free but seats are limited, so registration is appreciated. To register, please send an email to:


Space Media Festival in Taipei Taiwan

Space Media Festival
I / WE / THEY – Art and Architecture Collaboration Programme 2016

Date: 18-28 August 2016

Synopsis – redefining ‘I / WE / THEY’

The special theme in this pilot trans-context, trans-cultural, and trans-disciplinary collaborative programme of 2016 is ‘I / WE / THEY’. This theme is at the core of both the Space Media Festival taking place in Taipei in 18-28 August 2016 and the Modern Body Festival in The Hague in October/November 2016. At the same time, the collaborative and explorative process led by teams of artist-architect will also span both contexts. The concept of ‘I / WE / THEY’ is thus subjected to diverse forms of engagement between the body, the space and the medium, as well as embedded in specific cultural, social, technical and spatiotemporal conditions. We are exploring the effects of architecture, technology and digital communication, as they are fundamentally transforming the way we exist as a society, culture, species. Our focus is on the social body – identity, space, and community: how we interface with I/WE/THEY. Where do the limits of the self extend and where do the social bodies of group and community begin? How do we understand and position ourselves as individuals, while still feeling a sense of belonging and connection to an expanding global community? How do we exist, identify, and interact?  Furthermore, we want to explore the role of architecture and technology as central social interfaces between the I and the world, the I and the group, the I and the self. How do they impact our behavior, confront our habits, alter our experience?

or email to
Space Media Festival l Instructor intro from Dezact on Vimeo.

Furniture Society 2016 - Parametric Book Shelf Workshop

The Furniture Society is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996. The Society sponsors a variety of programs that contribute to the education and enrichment of members and the public.

Please join Andres Gonzalez, Director of the RhinoFabStudios, in a Workshop on designing a Parametric Book Shelf with Rhino and Grasshopper. Learn how to write a Grasshopper parametric definition, and discover endless possibilities of 2D & 3D forms and shapes! 

Thursday, 23 June, 2016

10:15am - 1:30pm

FS16, Philadelphia, PA.

For more information and to register please visit this link

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.

Rhino Rotorblade v2.00 released

The Rhino Rotorblade project – A NACA airfoil shape and rotor generator plug-in for Rhino 5.  

ffr Engineering is happy to announce the second stable release of Rhino Rotorblade. This free plug-in enables the generation of cross-section profiles for NACA airfoils. It also enables the easy and user friendly assembly of cross-sections to form wings and rotors in the form of surface CAD models.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A moose for your shoes

A full scale moose that's a shoe rack? Siemen Cuypers was asked to design one for a kids' library in Oslo. So he came up with the Shoe Moose.

First he used Rhino to model it in 3D, making sure everything fit together correctly. Then he turned everything into 2D drawings for CNC manufacturing. Next, he scaled everything down to a small scale prototype on the laser cutter for test assembly. Finally, he milled everything on the CNC and made an instruction manual to assemble the numbered pieces.

We spotted this project for Artisan Tech AS on the McNeel Forum.

Siemen Cuypers is a freelance product designer interested in digital manufacturing, visualization, and Grasshopper programming.

The finished moose ended up acting as a coat rack also.

Intelligent Tectonics V1.0 workshop - 9-16 July, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Intelligent Tectonics V1.0 Workshop
July 9-16 2016

Union of Architects, 11 Krakra Street
Sofia (Bulgaria)

Intelligent Tectonics V1.0 is an international workshop for parametric design and fabrication strategies. As computational tools become the state of the art in various design disciplines, they not only enable a logically structured approach to complex design problems but also allow more fluent communication between design phases through the integration of variables in a common digital platform.

The workshop will focus on the practical implementation of computational design methods in real-life architecture projects. It will introduce the participants to the various facets of computational design thinking: from the early design phase, through the schematic planning, to the fabrication and the assembly of the physical artifact. As a product of the workshop, an exhibition booth will be designed that should incorporate a modular, reusable performative plate structure.

The participants will work in groups on different design proposals. The best will receive a prize and the opportunity to be developed further in detail, manufactured, and realized alongside a team of experts and workshop participants.

Portfolio is mandatory for registration with a maximum of 30 participants! All 30 participants will be selected via portfolio by the tutors. See apply page for portfolio details. Participants who register without a portfolio will not be considered.


Intelligent Tectonics V1.0 workshop, which builds on the included intensive course "Generation and Optimization Techniques in Grasshopper V1.0", will use Rhino and Grasshopper.

The participants will be challenged with embedding real-life physical constraints into the digital design process, with the final goal to produce a feasible parametric design for a usable architectural structure. Parallel to the experiments with generative techniques, the structural qualities of the developed designs will be tested through digital simulations, physical prototypes and working models. During the workshop, the participants will receive both theoretical knowledge of the relevant topics and a practical demonstration of material samples and fabrication methods.

The intensive course "Generation and Optimization Optimization Techniques in Grasshopper V1.0" is included in "Intelligent Tectonics V1.0" but can be taken separately.

What You Will Learn
  • Generative design and parametric modeling in Grasshopper and Rhino 5
  • Practical understanding of innovative techniques in computational design and digital fabrication
  • Simulation of material performance in a digital environment
  • Optimization of structures according to various criteria
  • Managing data for fabrication processes
  • Producing physical prototypes from digital data


Boyan Mihaylov / Bulgaria

Workshop Director
Associate @ DesignMorphine
CAD Specialist @ Joris Laarman Lab
Dipl. Ing. University of Stuttgart

Georgi Kazlachev / Bulgaria
Architect & Complex Geometry Specialist @ Studio Tomás Saraceno
M.Sc. ITECH @ University of Stuttgart
B.Sc. Architecture @ Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Early Registration Until 5 June, 2016
Late registration until 15 July

Two of the participants will be served with scholarships based on the submitted portfolios!

Dynamic Mutations V3.0 workshop - 23-31 July, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Dynamic Mutations V3.0 workshop
23-31 July 2016

Union of Architects, 11 Krakra Street
Sofia (Bulgaria)

Dynamic Mutations V3.0 is an international workshop of advanced design. The workshop will run using Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush, McNeel Grasshopper, and Epic Games Unreal Engine 4. As we approach the era of virtual reality with tools such as the Oculus Rift and Unreal Engine 4, this workshop explores an aspect of beautiful virtual worlds that is often seen as a flaw. The glitch, which can be considered as the mutation and anomaly of the virtual world, will be the primary driving design language of this workshop. A glitch duplicates, distorts, replicates, and stretches virtual space into unexpected results.

Dynamic Mutations V3.0 will explore the complex, unique and often unpredictable results a glitch can create. Participants will find interesting existing details of the built environment of Sofia, Bulgaria around the site and building of the Temple Sveti Nikolay. These details will then be mutated and replicated among the Temple Sveti Nikolay’s neighboring greenspace to create a new architecture which represents a glitched mutation of Sofia. In this way, we will materialize one of the major aspects that separates the virtual world from the physical realm, bringing virtual to reality.


Dynamic Mutations V3.0 workshop, which builds on the included intensive course "Intro to Grasshopper, Maya, and ZBrush V1.0", will explore a range of modeling techniques in a streamlined process across three major software platforms: Grasshopper, Maya, and ZBrush.

The general workflow will involve modeling actual found objects, mutating these objects, replicating the objects within a site, and unifying the replications into a correlated unique architectural piece. Through the three programs participants will learn essential manual and parametric modeling techniques such as polygon modeling, blending, deformation, replication, morphing, mapping, texturing, patterning, coloring etc. which will build up highly complex models very rapidly. KeyShot will be used to produce visualizations of the final architecture for presentation purposes.

Included on the last day after final presentations is an intensive course, "Getting Real with Unreal V1.0", which will teach participants how to insert their designs into the Unreal Engine environment for rendering, animations, and walk-throughs.

Both intensive courses "Intro to Grasshopper, Maya, and ZBrush V1.0" and "Getting Real with Unreal V1.0" are included in Dynamic Mutations V3.0 but can be taken separately.

What You Will Learn
  • Introduction to Maya, ZBrush, Grasshopper, and Unreal Engine 4
  • Advanced modeling skills across all listed software
  • Mesh sub division polygon modeling
  • Mesh sculpting, manipulation and deformation
  • Mesh surface texturing and patterning
  • Creating complex parametric duplication and array systems
  • Iterative loop based geometry networks
  • Visualization and rendering techniques with KeyShot
  • Unreal Engine set up and rendering


Chris Thackrey / USA

ZBrush and Unreal Engine Expert
Texas A&M University

Pavlina Vardoulaki / Greece & Bulgaria
Co Founder & Creative Director @ DesignMorphine
Architectural Assistant Part II @ Foster + Partners
Maya Software Tutor @AA School of Architecture
MArch II Distinction AA Design Research Lab
MArch I Honours Civic Buildings UACEG

Michael Pryor / USA
Design Director @ DesignMorphine
Project Designer @ SOMA Architects
Co Founder @ 3D-Dreaming
New York Institute of Technology

Early Registration Until 15 June, 2016
Late registration until 20 July

One of the participants will be awarded a scholarship. After you register, please send your portfolio /3 pages A4, .pdf/ and your CV to

Fabric for Unreal integration: OpenNURBS data into Unreal Engine - Join the beta testing program!

Fabric Engine is a digital content creation platform that enables anyone to build powerful tools and applications for VFX, Games, Virtual Reality, and Visualization.

The Fabric for Unreal Engine 4 integration is now in beta testing. This integration allows you to use OpenNURBS/3dm files directly within Unreal Engine 4. Note, this is not a standard one-way export process, but a far more elegant loop from the content creation application through to Unreal Engine and then back again, working directly with the .3dm file format.

Watch this presentation using Rhino as the content creation tool, Fabric Engine as the data pipeline, and Unreal Engine as the playback environment.

If you’d like to help with testing, please follow these steps:

1) Sign up to Fabric forums at
2) Email with the following:
  • Your forum username.
  • What kind of work you do (your role/industry/company). You should be comfortable with scripting in order to pick up Fabric.
  • How much time you can spend testing Fabric for Unreal per week.
  • What sort of problems you are hoping Fabric can help you with.

Scholarships for students offered by the AA_Aarhus Visiting School

The AA_Aarhus Visiting School is offering a limited number of scholarships to students for 2016, thanks to the support and sponsorship of Maersk.

To be eligible for one of the scholarships, please send a copy of your CV, portfolio, which cluster you would like to attend (Mesh Morphologies or Robotic Collaboration) and a written application stating why you are in need of a scholarship to:

The scholarships are available for students only, and will cover 70 percent of the tuition fee. Travel, food, and accommodation are not included.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Car Design workshop - July 18-20, Barcelona (Spain)


Barcelona (Spain)
July 18-20, 2016

This 3-day workshop will provide students with a simple methodology to create and easily improve their concepts, using the best tools in Rhino 5, Grasshopper, and Autodesk Shape Modeling.

During this course, students will review automotive design and 3D modeling principles to implement them properly. They will learn how to generate, edit, and evaluate geometry in a simplified manner. This will let them concentrate on the really important part of their creations: the design. For a structured workflow, the concept proposed for the workshop will be the one rendered above.

: Jorge Biosca
Language: English


  • Early bird price until June 20: Students 245€ + VAT / Professionals 345€ + VAT
  • Price after June 20: Students 395€ + VAT / Professionals 495€ + VAT

  • Bring your laptop/notebook computer with Rhino 5 installed
  • Medium Level Rhino skills


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Scan your gems, then import into Matrix

eLUXE3D has launched their DS3 jewelry scanner. The DS3 is recommended for scanning loose stones or completed jewelry pieces, then importing into Matrix software. Read the announcement in the LinkedIn article by Chris Glaser.

After scanning, the DS3 generates an STL file that can be imported directly into Matrix, a CAD software for jewelry design and add-on for Rhino for Windows. The process is a fast alternative to photography and hand measuring. And accurate, too.

A few things the DS3 is recommended for:
  • Reverse engineering
  • Digital archiving
  • Scanning unique stone shapes
More info and video from Glaser CAD CAM Advisers...

Orca3D at Navalia - May 24-26, Vigo (Spain)

Vigo, Spain
May 24-26, 2016

Partners Vera Navis (Portugal) and NDAR / Design Systems & Technologies (France) will exhibit this year at Navalia (Stand D16), showcasing the latest versions of SSI EnterprisePlatform and ShipConstructor, Orca3D, GHS (GeneralHydroStatics), ShipWeight, AutoFEM and MAESTRO.

Orca3D is the marine design plug-in for Rhino, offering extensive, specific tools for marine surface modeling, hydrostatics (including Class criteria checking), weight control and hull resistance. Orca3D is integrated with GHS, interfaced to ShipConstructor and offers pre-modeling tools for MAESTRO.

More information can be found at and at

Founded in 1988, NDAR / Design Systems & Technologies, France, has worked in the marine industry sector since 1988, offering software and related training and consulting services.  NDAR currently serves over 1500+ customers in the EMEA region.

Vera Navis, Portugal, a naval architecture, marine engineering and design oriented company, is active in several ship and offshore projects internationally. Vera Navis offers vast ship building and surveying experience, and partners with NDAR/Design Systems & Technologies in offering software and related training and consulting services.

Global Summer School 2016 (GSS16) at IaaC - July 4-17, 2016 - Reminder!

We remind you that registrations for the Institute for Advanced Architecture's (IaaC) 2016 edition of the Global Summer School - Hyper Cities will be open until May 30, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Grasshopper delivers algorithmic aided design

Architosh, the Internet magazine, just published an extensive write-up by Anthony Frausto-Robledo.  Read about the changing AEC industry, Robert McNeel & Associates, Rhino and Grasshopper history. And there will be more to come in Part 2!

Read the Architosh article Inflection Point: Disruptions, Platforms and Growth with Rhino + Grasshopper (Part 1)...

New 3D Printing Plugin

3YOURMIND is pleased to announce their new 3D Printing Plugin for Rhino.

This plug-in connects Rhino to a variety of 3D printing services inclusive 3D optimization and analysis capability.


This plug-in installs 3YOURMIND's 3D Printing Plugin in Rhino. After clicking on the command, you can repair and analyze your model, scale it, choose your material and compare prices of different 3D printing services.

  • One-click upload
  • Shows prices from different 3D printing services
  • Model repair function
  • Wall thickness analysis (for small models)
  • Download of the repaired file (STL)
  • Secure file transfer with SSL

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rhino Training at EAX, El Salvador

Join McNeel Miami for a Rhino Level 1 certification course at Escuela Americana Extension (EAX) in El Salvador.

Course Description:
This class is for designers of all creative fields. Attendees will learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models. This is a 3-day fast-moving class that covers Rhino's functionality, including advanced surfacing commands. Details...

June 15-17, 2016
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Includes two, 10-minute breaks and 1 hour lunch time. 

Space is limited!!!... 

For more information or to register please contact EAX at +503 2528-8360 or contact Dámaris Cotto

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.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Datakit CAD import plug-ins for Rhino update

Datakit, a leading company in CAD data exchange, has announced several improvements in its Rhino CAD import plug-ins offer: the plug-ins now imports assemblies into Rhino. And a new import format is available in its plug-ins bundle.

Datakit CAD import plug-ins for Rhino are now able to maintain the assembly structure of the original model.

Indeed, the plug-ins line CrossCad/Plg, well known by Rhino users, already enabled to import numerous CAD file formats in Rhino. But it did not keep the initial assembly tree. So the latest version of these plug-ins has been improved to convert the assembly structure of imported files by using the layers tree in Rhino.

This solution enables Rhino users to keep a maximum amount of data coming from the initial design of the imported assemblies, and to easily rework these assembly by editing only the desired layers.

Datakit also announces the addition of its CATIA V6 (.3dxml) files import plug-in to its bundle of Rhino plug-ins.

This plug-in has been available for a few years, but was only sold separately. Datakit decided to integrate it into its existing bundle without additional cost, for a complete multi-CAD import solution for Rhino users.

Rhino users can obtain this package of 11 CAD files import plug-ins for an unchanged price of 1500€. If you already own this bundle with an up-to-date maintenance subscription, you can also take advantage of the additional CATIA V6 import now!

Computational Environmental and Energy Design Workshop - 4-12 July, Tallinn (Estonia)

Computational Environmental and Energy Design
4-12 July
Tallinn University of Technology

Departments of Structural Design and Environmental Engineering

Francesco De Luca, Researcher at Tallinn University of Technology, is organizing this workshop on the integration of parametric and generative design methodologies with environmental and energy simulations for architecture and planning.

The workshop is for students of architecture and civil engineering faculties at the master level from Estonia (11 seats), Latvia (3 seats), Lithuania (3 seats) and Sweden (3 seats). The selected students will have full scholarship that includes travel, board, and lodging in Tallinn for 10 days (arrival on Sunday 3 July 2016 - departure on Wednesday 13 July 2016). The workshop is funded by the NORDPLUS program of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) - Higher Education objective.

Digital and computational design tools are increasingly important for design and research for architects and engineers. They permit integration of environmental and energy aspects from the very early stages of the design and planning process, achieving more performative, efficient and integrated buildings and urban environments. The workshop attendants will broaden their design and technical knowledge with solar design, daylighting and energy efficiency topics. They will learn how to integrate environmental analysis and building performance analysis tools with parametric and generative methodologies in architecture and planning.

Registration deadline: 31 May 2016.

In the weeks just before the workshop, the blog will also present materials and tutorials to get a basic knowledge of the topics prior to the beginning of the workshop.

Rhino Crash Course at FabLab London - 23-25 May, London

Rhino Crash Course
23-25 May
FabLab London
1 Frederick’s Place
Off Old Jewry
EC2R 8AE, London - UK

Join Bryan Oknyansky, a Rhino guru and international award-winning inventor, for this Rhino Crash Course at FabLab London. This course will get you from zero to Rhino in three days and it’s the foundation class for all specializations.

No matter what you plan to use Rhino for, Bryan will teach you:
  • how to feel at home when navigating Rhino’s interface
  • how to organize your world inside Rhino
  • essential commands to create things in Rhino
  • how to access every single method for creating things in Rhino
  • how to edit the things you create
  • the best way to find answers to your questions about commands in Rhino
  • how to ask Rhino how to create the ideas in your head
This intensive crash-course will use examples from the architecture and product design industries to get you up to speed with practical tools and modelling methods useful to a variety of industrial specializations. Students will follow along in a series of in-class exercises with Bryan as he brings over 15 years of experience using and teaching Rhino professionally.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Webinar: DotProduct 3D Scanner with Rhino

Join us for a webinar on 20 May, 2016 at 9 am PDT.

Register now!

Join us along with presenters Chris Ahern (DotProduct LLC) and Alex Lorman (SeaMachines) to see the rapid capture capabilities of the DotProduct scanner and the import of compressed scan data into Rhino 5 for Windows using a real project from SeaMachines.

DP data is imported into Rhino via the free plug-in for using point cloud data within the powerful Rhino modeling environment.

The webinar is for Rhino and DotProduct users alike, to demonstrate the ease of capturing as-built 3D data with the DotProduct DPI-8 Kit, and the value of implementing it into the Rhino 3D design process.

DotProduct develops high performance, easy-to-use solutions for capturing 3D data. Their technology is designed for mobile professionals who need quality spatial data, instantly. DotProduct software turns Android tablets into real-time 3D-capture and processing on the job site.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View the System Requirements.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

lingMatrix - Rhino plug-in

lingMatrix is a Rhino plug-in developed for VR modeling for architectural designers. As proof of concept, it bridges the Oculus DK2 and the Rhino 5.0 sr12. 

Furthermore, lingMatrix engages several methods of command input as VR user interface, including an Xbox 360 controller, Microsoft .Net Framework Speech Recognition, and a Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband. Together they serve as alternate inputs to the traditional mouse and keyboard.

lingMatrix is an application product of an Architectural Master Research Project presented in The University of Florida. It is currently tested only on Oculus Runtime beta, Rhino 5.0 sr12, and Windows 7/8.1.

For more information contact Xingyun (Singwyn) Jin or Mingming Ding.

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.