Friday, June 11, 2021

Karamba3D online workshop for intermediate and advanced users, July 19–21 (McNeel Europe)

Karamba3D online workshop for intermediate and advanced users
Host: McNeel Europe (Barcelona)
July 19–21, 10 am – 5 pm CEST

This three day workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced users of Karamba3D. Clemens and Matthew will explore with you more advanced techniques of working with complex parametric structural models through to scripting using the Karamba3D API. You will also learn how to integrate Karamba3D into your BIM workflow while harnessing the power of third party plugins such as Rhino.Inside.Revit as well as GeometryGym.

Day 1 - Refresher

  • Introduction
  • Presentation of building projects
  • Definition of a structural model with shells and beams
  • Results retrieval and display for beams
  • Form finding and structural optimization 

Day 2 – Complex workflows

  • Debugging and Optimizing Definitions
  • Advanced Workflows with Grasshopper and Karamba3D
  • Analyzing models in Revit with Rhino.Iniside
  • Interoperability with IFC using GeometryGym

Day 3 – Scripting 

  • Introduction of the Karamba3D scripting API
  • The ‘Hello Karamba3D’ script
  • How to query model properties
  • Retrieving element results

Course requirements: A prior knowledge of Grasshopper and Karamba3D is strongly recommended as Revit & Rhino.Inside is only recommended but not mandatory. A Karamba3D 1-year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to the participants free of charge. Rhino 7 and GeometryGym licenses will be provided for the time of the workshop.

Online course fees: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note, your seat is confirmed only after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants for each course: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be cancelled 15 days before. Participants will need to attend the course at the same time as the course runs. 

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!

Rhino UK User Group Meeting (May 20, 2021) | Recorded session


AURA image ©Astheimer Design

Have you participated in the latest Simply Rhino Webinar and you would like to review it?.
If you didn´t have the chance to participate, you can now see the recorded session!.

On this Webinar, you can see some great presentations:

- Presentation #1 – Astheimer Design – Delivering Mobility Solutions for a Sustainable Future by Carsten Astheimer with Russell Gillott

- Presentation #2 – McNeel – Rhino 7, Design Possibilities by Scott Davidson and Kyle Houchens

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The world´s largest 3D printed concrete bridge

The Bridge Project is an initiative of Rijkswaterstaat and the Studio Michiel Van Der Kley in collaboration with the Technical University Eindhoven.

The world's longest 3D printed concrete pedestrian bridge is being assembled and placed in the Netherlands.

This innovative and disruptive project shows the existing potential between the world of construction and 3D printing.

This bridge of 29 meters long is entirely built with the aid of Rhino and Grasshopper.
The mix of techniques used for this project makes it possible to create a design with complex shapes that would be almost impossible to do with traditional construction methods.

"Most concrete constructions are being made with the aid of molds. Molds are not only expensive, but they are also partly responsible for a bigger uniformity. When you 3D print, you do not use a mold.

Apart from these advantages, we use very powerful and unique software that gives us the ability to not just make this one model but a series of models. Models that belong to the same family but are distinctly different at the same time".

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

Render with Adobe Substance Materials in Rhino

Rhino 7 now works with Adobe Substance materials for amazing rendering realism. Adobe Substance Source contains some of the most advanced and flexible rendering materials available. Materials can be imported and edited within Rhino. Realistic materials such as high-end leathers, organic materials, woods, metals, and fabrics are available.

Darco's Online Rhino Workshop (Spanish)

  Learn Rhino with Darco's online workshop

By the end of this course, participants will have acquired the necessary knowledge to model, edit, and manipulate basic 3D elements and assemblies with Rhino. (The course is taught in Spanish).

Date: June 28-July 2, 2021
Time: 2 pm-6 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: USD 380 (taxes included)

Questions? Contact Diego Gómez

Check out Rhino3D.Education for the latest courses on Rhino, Grasshopper, and more!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

MaCAD Scholarship Competition 2021

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia announces a new Scholarship Competition for the next edition of their online Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture and Design (MaCAD), giving the master’s applicants the chance to win three partial scholarships covering 20% of the tuition fee.

How are the tools that we currently use to shape how we live in the future? IAAC challenges participants to develop a dual utopian/dystopian vision about the impact that the most advanced tools in computational design have in the future. Unleash your imagination and come up with visionary utopias/dystopias driven by the three themes of their modules. Submit your entry for the chance to win a scholarship to our 100% online accredited master program.

More about the competition details in this link...

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

3D Model Library for Rhino by RhinoCenter Turkey

The 3D Model marketplace has been dominated by polygon mesh geometries and there were several reasons for that, (until now). Being widely used in many industries—such as marine, jewelry, furniture, architecture, or even aviationfor design, visualization, engineering and production purposes, Rhino deserves the most diverse and yet clean 3D model library above all. Evolved on top of this idea, after two years of work, the 3D Model Library for Rhinoceros is ready! 


Already hosting around 3000 native Rhino 3D models, the library will soon evolve into Rhino 3D Model Marketplace. The plans of the Marketplace are to categorize models by “Design” and “Generic” models and integrate the library with a parametric environment to use the strong side of Rhino and give any visitor the chance to order the actual product.


Let’s Design, Model, Present, Analyse and Realize!


Find all the information here...

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Journal for Digital Landscape Architecture (JoDLA) 6-2021 is online!


The open-access Journal for Digital Landscape Architecture (JoDLA) 6-2021 is online available at Research papers representing practical and theoretical approaches regarding the latest technological advances in digital landscape architecture will be presented these days at the DLA virtual conference 2021, May 26–28, with the topic Resilient Landscape Architecture and Global Change.

More information...

IAAC Global Summer School 2021 - Online Workshops - Applications Open!

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Global Summer School 2021 // July 5-29, 2021

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is glad to launch another edition of the Global Summer School (GSS21), the 14th edition of the international summer educational program focussing on designing the future of our cities. The program will take place online from IAAC Barcelona from July 5 through July 29.

This year, the GSS21 offers a unique online platform interconnecting its extraordinary network of faculty, industry collaborators, and laboratories in the most extensive online educational summer course of 2021. Since the first editions, we have digitally connected, meeting, sharing, learning together in an incredible global environment of innovators and educators.

IAAC decided to launch a novel, flexible model, enriching our digital routes within a new format. The GSS21 will offer four online workshops exploring the impact of novel tools in the definition of a new Advanced Architecture at different scales. The program is an opportunity for architecture, design, art students and professionals alike to conduct multi-level investigations on Computational Design, Urban Analytic, Design for Robotics - controlling IAAC robots remotely - and Environmental Design.

This new program will celebrate alternative learning models dealing with the challenges of transforming our cities, architecture, and technology. Each participant can now trace a personal path in this dynamic format, picking a single GSS21 workshop or enrolling for the entire program. Every module will be run by IAAC faculties, allowing the participants to interact, work and develop projects in a class environment, taking part in Global Lectures meeting international experts and guests.

“The world is seeking new minds in design, architecture, and construction to address emerging challenges in our societies and cities,” said Aldo Sollazzo, director of the IAAC Global Summer School. “Programs such as the Global Summer School provides the budding minds of the architecture field with the tools they need to shape new solutions.”

The previous edition of GSS20 was a success, counting more than 150 international participants worldwide joining together an explorative summer educational program. Students and professionals interested in participating need to apply here by June 25, 2021.

Join the biggest educational summer program ever done before!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Mobility Design Competition IAA 2021


Design and architecture students are welcome to participate in the IAA Mobility Design Competition 2021.
Share your creative interpretations for the future of mobility and you could be presenting your concepts to a room full of design experts and leaders from some of the top global mobility Companies at the IAA Mobility Conference in Munich, Germany.

The competition has three categories:

  • Mobility in the city of the future
  • Urban Transportation of the future
  • Mobility UX / UI of the future

⁠⁠Design briefings, information, and participation requirements are available here.

Participants are welcome to use Rhino and Grasshopper to create their concept designs.

More information...

New online workshop for landscape architects: Rhino + Lands Design (June 2021)

Asuni has organized a new workshop for landscape architects that first covers essential functions of Rhino (including 2D drafting and layouts) and later the  main features of Lands Design.

Rhino + Lands Design
  • 9, 14, 16 June 2021 (Rhino); 22, 28 and 30 June 2021 (Lands Design)
  • 17h-19h GMT+2 / 10:00 AM US Central time
  • Language: English
  • Price: 360€+VAT (Students 50% off)
Lands Design
  • 22, 28 and 30 June 2021
  • 17h-19h GMT+2 / 10:00 AM US Central time
  • Language: English
  • Price: 180€+VAT (Students 50% off)

Webinar: Wacom + RhinoCAM (in Spanish) - May 27, 2021

Webinar: Wacom con RhinoCAM 2021
May 27 at 10:00 am CEST

Icreatia has organized a new webinar where you will learn how to combine modeling in Rhino with Wacom tablet and milling with RhinoCAM.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Free Webinar: Grasshopper is for All Engineers! Not Just for Architects (June 24, 2021)

Free Webinar: Grasshopper is for All Engineers! Not Just Architects
June 24, 2021 (14:00-15:00 CEST or 20:00-21:00 CEST)
Speaker: Krzysztof Wojslaw

"Absurd shapes and crazy geometry is not the only job for parametric tools. In this webinar, I want to convince you that Grasshopper can be used in all engineering disciplines.

I will summarise my four years of work on projects designed and implemented with the use of Grasshopper and will present various uses and applications of parametric design."

Syntactic Elements V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine (June 26, 2021)

Syntactic Elements V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine
June 26, 2021

Syntactic Elements V1.0 will explore a direct mesh to fabrication workflow through mesh strip element discretization with Grasshopper. This technique is suitable for multiple scales of installations and materials ranging from paper to metal plating. 

In this course we will start with adapting mesh form-finding techniques using Kangaroo to site-specific considerations. We will then deconstruct the resultant mesh into triangle strips using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) to ensure various design goals. The proposed workflow is capable of rationalizing doubly-curved geometries and forms that resist quad panel planarization. Using parallel data streams to reference relationships between parts and the whole, we will develop a labeling system that doubles as an assembly ruleset and apply it to the fabrication data. Students will be able to export their results in color-coded, optimally packed curves suitable for laser cutting or similar processes. 

In the end, students will learn how to design, optimize, rationalize, and document parts that can be laser cut to construct a real-world structural whole that can be easily assembled for quick and efficient fabrication.

INDESEM.21: DATASCAPE - International Design Seminar (May 29-June 3, 2021)

INDESEM.21: DATASCAPE - International Design Seminar
May 29-June 3, 2021

INDESEM (International Design Seminar) is a biennale founded by a group of students in 1962 and reinitiated in 1986 by Herman Hertzberger. The biennale is hosted at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology.

The program of the INDESEM seminar week consists of lectures, excursions and a workshop, all organized around a specific contemporary theme. Every edition of the seminar aims to raise awareness about this theme and its consequences for the architectural practice. The seminar provides an environment in which students, tutors, architects, and theorists engage in conversation and discussion about the current and future position of the architect within society.


Today, the built environment is rapidly becoming an intersection between the physical and the digital worlds. The rise of the digital world is challenging the traditional design process. Data influences many aspects of our lives, from the ads we see on our social media feeds to the music recommendations on our Spotify pages. Every action, feeling and step taken in the buildings we design can now be quantified. However, the impact of Big Data on our physical spaces remains unclear. How could dataabout how people live, breathe and move through the projects we createinfluence our future architectural designs?

INDESEM.21 offers you the chance to have personal conversations with architects at the forefront of the digital revolution, for example, a lecture by McNeel (Rhinoceros). Other speakers announced are Norman Foster (Foster + Partners), Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Ben van Berkel (UNStudio), Winy Maas (MVRDV), Kim Herforth Nielsen (3XN), Caro van de Venne (Barcode Architects), Wessel van Beerendonk (Studio RAP), Georg Vrachliotis (Professor Theory of Architecture and Digital Culture), Lennaert van Capelleveen (ArchiTech Company) and Sanne van der Burgh (MVRDV).

There will also be a lecture by Verena Vogler (McNeel Europe) about new Rhino and Grasshopper frameworks (Rhino.Inside, Rhino.Compute) and EU Research projects.

INDESEM has had the honor of hosting internationally acclaimed architects such as Aldo van Eyck, Adriaan Geuze, Rem Koolhaas, Wiel Arets, Ben van Berkel, Winy Maas, Daan Roosegaarde, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Steven Holl, Greg Lynn, Peter Cook and Renzo Piano, and theorists such as Saskia Sassen, Bruno Latour, Anthony Vidler, Neil Leach and Michael Speaks.


INDESEM is organized by a student committee, consulted by renowned faculty professors. Herman Hertzberger, Wiek Röling, Michiel Riedijk and Winy Maas curated previous editions of the seminar. The INDESEM.21 board consists of Hidde Dijkstra, Tijmen Smith, Willem Damen, Inez Spaargaren, Valentin Zech, Louisa Hollander, Nadine Nossbaum and Elina Gaillard.

Controlmad's Summer Workshop Design and Parametric Fabrication ( June 28-July 16, 2021)

Controlmad's Summer Workshop Design and Parametric Fabrication
June 28-July 16, 2021

The course focuses on 3D modeling with Rhinoceros and parametric design with Grasshopper, obtaining actual results by constructing a large-scale prototype as a final project thanks to digital fabrication tools.

This edition will be in July with a hybrid format: Part I (3 weeks) will be with live online sessions. Part II (1 week; optional) can be followed online or on-site at Controlmad.

Students not only learn how to make 3D models and visual programming but also will implement various strategies to obtain structures of complex models, analyze, calculate, interact with the physical environment, etc. with the chance to manufacture different models with CNC technology, like cutting laser, milling machine and 3D printers.

DesignMorphine Masters Degree (Sep 2021-June 2022)

DesignMorphine Masters Degree
Sep 2021 to Jun 2022 (9 Months)

Everything humanity has designed so far is limited and based on how our bodies are designed and work, the way they experience reality around us. However, in this age and time, we have reached the crossroads where technology can and will eventually shape not only our minds but our body, as well. In this sense, designing the future entails, first and foremost, designing the body that will live that future. Challenges inevitably arise and demand innovators and pioneers to overcome them; new tools and new technologies are required to materialize the answer; limits and boundaries will be crossed, and the equilibrium will change. In this journey, the compass will be a scalable notion of the human condition. Housing, transit systems, and the ways one moves around in the city, as well as the whole structure of the city itself, are essential aspects one has to consider when designing for this new reality. 

We are designing the whole world we live in. It’s not a mere design process, it’s cosmogony.

One of the main software used in the program is McNeel Rhinoceros.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Training for Trainers Workshop - June 9-11, 2021

Training for Trainers Workshop

June 9-11, 2021
9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Hosted Online by McNeel Europe

Expert users of Rhino who want to get accredited as Authorized Rhino Trainers now have a chance to participate in this certification workshop hosted online by McNeel Europe and delivered by Vanessa Steeg.

To know more about the Rhino Authorized Training Program, click here...

Price of the course: €195 (+ taxes, if applicable).

Seats are very limited. Sign up now!

Rhino 7 + Grasshopper Spanish Workshop


LimaUno is offering its 4th season workshop for architecture students and related professionals, Rhinoceros 7 + Grasshopper. During this course, students will learn about explicit modeling from NURBS, Mesh to advanced SubD, parametric modeling with Grasshopper and Pufferfish, Physics Simulation and Analysis with Kangaroo and G-code generation, 3D printer hacking with Silkworm and Firefly-Kinect data analysis.

There are no requirements for previous experience for this course; participants will begin with the basics and end the class with advanced concepts and tools.

The course is in Spanish via Zoom. 

Dates: May 27–June 28, 2021
Fee: 300.00PEN (US$85.00 +VAT, if applicable) (Volume discount available)
Language: Spanish (International students with basic-intermediate Spanish level can apply)
Location: Lima-Peru. Live-streamed via Zoom

Questions? Contact

Check out Rhino3D.Education for the latest courses on Rhino, Grasshopper, and more!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Two Rhino.Inside.Revit online workshops, June 28–29, June 30–July 1, McNeel Europe

Two Rhino.Inside.Revit online workshops
Tutors: Junghwo Park, Long Nguyen
Host: McNeel Europe (Barcelona)
Online workshop 1 for users: June 28–June 29, 10 am–5 pm CEST
Online workshop 2 for developers: June 30–July 1st, 10 am–5 pm CEST

Since 2009, many third-party plugins have been developed to enable the interoperability between Autodesk's BIM software Revit and McNeel's Rhino/Grasshopper to various degrees of success in terms of ease of use, performance (speed), and extendibility. With the recent release of Rhino 7 and the new technology known as Rhino.Inside, Revit and Rhino/Grasshopper can now work together more seamlessly than ever before. Not only has this opened up a variety of opportunities that combine the strengths of both platforms in a flexible, efficient and responsive way, but almost the entire existing ecosystem of third-party Rhino/Grasshopper plugins can be used in a shared workflow with Revit. Additionally, the Rhino.Inside technology also allows (third-party) developers to further push the limits by creating their customised Grasshopper 
components (via C#, and even Python) that can access the Revit API directly in the same runtime environment.

In this context, Long Nguyen, Computational Design Researcher and Software Developer, and Junghwo Park, BIM Specialist at Umdasch Group Ventures, will teach two Rhino.Inside.Revit online workshops at McNeel Europe.

Online workshop 1 (2 days): 
The first workshop is taught by Junghwo and is dedicated to Revit users who want to learn about Rhino and Grasshopper or Rhino and Grasshopper users who want to learn about Rhino.Inside for Revit. Further, it is aimed at BIM creators, coordinators, and managers interested in parametric BIM workflow. 

Participants will get a basic understanding of how to use Rhino.Inside, will learn about BIM Management use-cases using Rhino.Inside and BIM workflow using Rhino.Inside and useful Grasshopper plugins for parametric BIM Design.

Course requirements: Basic knowledge of Rhino, Grasshopper and Revit.

Online workshop 2 (2 days): 
The second workshop is taught by Long and is dedicated to Revit or Rhino users who want to learn about the Revit and the Rhino APIs, and BIM experts with basic programming skills. The workshop will introduce how to make a custom Grasshopper component that relies on the Rhino.Inside framework to access the Revit API. The goal is to foster a better understanding of why Rhino.Inside makes the interoperability between different software applications much easier from a developer perspective (write and test code), to create C# scripts and custom Grasshopper components that access the Revit API, and ultimately to use the existing McNeel’s open software development framework for Rhino.Inside.Revit to make writing code easier.

Course requirements: As Workshop 2 is primarily based on the C# programming language, a basic level of C# and plugin development for Grasshopper is required. If you have no prior experience in either of these two topics, it is possible to self-learn using a free 3-day online course. (when visiting this URL, please scroll down a bit until you see C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Grasshopper.) Even though this course is a 3-day online course, watching and following the first 1.5 days should be sufficient to participate in Workshop 2.

Online course fees:
Online Workshop 1 for users: EUR 250,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).

Online Workshop 2 for developers: EUR 250,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).

Special offer for both online workshops: EUR 480,- (+VAT)

Please note, your seat is confirmed after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants for each course: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!

Friday, May 14, 2021

AIAAF 2021 (AI Aided Architectural Fabrication 2021 Symposium) - May 21, 2021

AIAAF 2021 
May 21, 2021

The idea for AIAAF is to meet with other researchers, manufacturers, architects, engineers to showcase the works, discuss the existing research problems and potentially form some partnerships. While the event is open to the public, the talks are technical and academia-oriented. The name may suggest a very narrow niche for the speakers, but AIAAF is a premise of the futurea wide spectrum of topics will be covered.

AIAAF is a platform established to:

• Showcase the projects which are using fabrication aided by AI
• Discuss outstanding robotic fabrication projects
• Get familiar with the cutting edge simulation, modeling and AI methods
• Find out new areas of collaboration between the AI and Fab disciplines

  • Gabriella Rossi (CITA)
  • Nathan Miller (Proving Ground)
  • Victor Sardenberg (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Lidia Atanasova (Technical University of Munich)
  • Anatolii Kotov (Brandenburg University of Technology)
  • Cedric Droogmans, Luis Jayme Buerba, Elena Jaramazovic and Lorenzo Masini (IAAC Alumni)
  • Chien-hua Huang (China Academy of Art)
Cost: Free

Organizer: Brandenburg University of Technology

Language: English

Computational Design: NEXT 5.0 - July 17-18, 2021

The Past, Present & Future: An online interactive conference with global frontiers. Two-Day Online Conference with Live Presentations, Tutorials, Interactive Sessions, Live Mentorship & Panel Discussions. A collaborative initiative by ParametricArchitecture (PA) with rat[LAB]EDUCATION, DesignMorphine, A>T. Computational Design: NEXT 5.0 brings together pioneers and professionals from all industries to meet and discuss new emerging technologies in art, architecture, design, and manufacturing.

Computational Design: NEXT is a collaborative initiative by some of the global frontiers of Computational Design to open up an Online Learning platform as a comprehensive online conference comprising of discussions, dialogues, tutorials, and mentorship to a global audience through thought-provoking and meaningful conversations curated by ParametricArchitecture (PA), one of the leading media platforms focussing on Computational Design and its various subsets.

Rhino UK User Group Meeting | May 20, 2021

Join SimplyRhino UK and McNeel on a new edition of the Rhino UK User Group Meeting.

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 18:30–20:00 (UK Time)

Presentation #1 – Astheimer Design – Delivering Mobility Solutions for a Sustainable* Future

AURA image ©Astheimer Design

Founded in 2009 by Carsten Astheimer with Russell Gillott, the Astheimer team has grown into a talented multidisciplinary team of designers and design engineers enabling the design, development, and building of road-going vehicles, award-winning boats, vertical take-off and landing aircraft, and more.

Carsten spent a large part of his career in Italy, the birthplace of automotive design, building and running one of the studios for Pininfarina. He then became design director for Brunswick, a multinational marine company where he met Russell, now the design director at Astheimer.

Presentation #2 – McNeel – Rhino 7, Design Possibilities

Kyle Houchens

Scott Davidson and Kyle Houchens will deliver McNeel's presentation.

The goal of the presentation is to showcase some of the new features of Rhino 7 and the possibilities they bring for design. The session will also demonstrate how users can apply these new tools to their workflow.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

GhPython Dive Deeper online course


Have you ever struggled with coding in Rhino and Grasshopper

Thousands of people have joined us in the GhPython Introduction Online course and found coding much easier and fascinating!

With the interest of participants in a level two course, in order to extend their knowledge and learn more features about GhPython, we are happy to introduce you to the second level of GhPython Online called GhPython Dive Deeper

In this course, you will learn more data types, more functions, list comprehensions, format methods, creating color and animation in GhPython, differences between Rhino Common and rhinoscriptsyntax, and the amazing part of Rhino.Inside.Revit which lets you enjoy using Rhino with your Revit models, and vice versa.

Please, make sure that you have completed the GhPython Intro course before getting started for GhPython Dive Deeper

You will have the opportunity to upload your codes and question to get answers from your teacher, Niloofar Zaker

View all of the courses we offer here!

.Questions? Contact Niloofar Zaker 

Niloofar Zaker is a computational designer who works on parametric modeling in Rhino and Grasshopper with Python. She has a background in architecture, and after several years of working in this field, she believes coding is becoming the language of the near future. She is excited to share her experiences with you throughout the course. 

Check out Rhino3D.Education for the latest courses on Rhino, Grasshopper, and more!

New video tutorial for SectionTools in Rhino 7


In this video, Rajaa Issa shows the general workflow and the new functionality in SectionTools for Rhino 7 for Windows.

SectionTools is a free plugin by McNeel to create dynamic 3D sections and 2D layouts that update with model changes. 
Download and documentation are available here...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

New food4Rhino webinars (May 2021): Procedural CS, Monoceros, Point Clouds for Rhino, and Notilus Nautical

We are happy to announce new food4Rhino webinars in May 2021:

May 12 - 17:30h CEST 

Procedural CS is a cloud platform for using computational resources. The system is tailored for handling multiphysics simulation jobs used in the AEC industry. Compute is developed to seamlessly integrate with Grasshopper to keep the simulation workflow as efficient as possible.

In this webinar, we show you how to run daylight simulations in the cloud from within Revit. Learn how to scale your simulations beyond your laptop using Rhino.Inside.

May 19 - 16:00h CEST

Monoceros is a plugin for Rhino / Grasshopper created at Subdigital for computational design using the Wave Function Collapse algorithm. It is used for optimally occupying an envelope with discrete modules, where the spatial relationship between those modules can be constrained by a set of user-defined rules. Using the Wave Function Collapse algorithm provides an innovative and fast solution to the emerging architectural problem of discrete aggregation for design, architecture, and urban planning.

The webinar will introduce the plugin available for free at food4Rhino and demonstrate the possibilities of advanced discrete assembly.

May 20 - 16:00h CEST
Point Clouds for Rhino

3D scans hold a wealth of data and opportunity for Rhino usersif only they could easily make use of massive point cloud files in their design workflows.

Join us to discover how Veesus is helping Rhino users in a range of industries work effortlessly with point cloud data. We’ll discuss some of the common challenges faced by designers when working with 3D scan dataand we’ll see a demo of the Veesus Point Clouds for Rhino plugin, which enables Rhino users to edit and manipulate point clouds of any size natively. Also, a brief look into future technologies that can help with point cloud sharing and collaboration.

May 26 - 16:00h CEST

Developed mainly for Nautical Industry, Notilus plug-ins are aimed to solve the time consuming process of detailing in Naval Engineering.

Notilus Piping is an intuitive piping design and modeling plug-in with a powerful library.

Notilus Steeler is strong plug-in for steel structure design and documentation.

We will also walk through Notilus Clipper and the 2D documentation tool which is linked with all other tools, Notilus Drafting.

Click on the webinars' links to add them to your calendar and watch on YouTube live...

Monday, May 10, 2021

PAZ - Archicad + Grasshopper (Beginner)

PAZ Academy (Parametric Academy Zurich)
May 13, 2021 | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM CET

Join this 3-hour workshop if you are a beginner and want to be an Archicad user or if you are curious about parametric design and the Archicad-Grasshopper Live Connection. The skill level of the workshop is beginner.

During these three hours, you will receive a brief introduction to Rhino, Grasshopper, and of course, Archicad-Grasshopper Live Connection. During the workshop, you will develop a case study based on a useful daily design issue.

After understanding the basics and gaining some hands-on experience, Andrés and Nora from Paz Academy will answer some specific questions, building the community while having a cold beer!

Also, join them in a Private 3H Workshop. You can select your ideal date, time, and language (English, Spanish, German, or Hungarian).

Monoceros Online Workshop - May 27-30, 2021

Monoceros is a suite of tools for computational design using the Wave Function Collapse algorithm. It is used for optimally occupying an envelope with discrete modules, where a set of user-defined rules can constrain the spatial relationship between those modules. Using the Wave Function Collapse algorithm provides an innovative and fast solution to the emerging architectural problem of discrete aggregation for design, architecture, and urban planning. 

Monoceros is a plugin for Rhino / Grasshopper created at Subdigital and is available to download for free on food4Rhino

You can learn more from the Book of Project Monoceros.

With Monoceros you can
  • Design discrete aggregates in Grasshopper
  • Distribute modules in a meaningful way
  • Fill envelopes without gaps
  • Automatically set up your project
  • Design by showing examples
  • Have full control of data and assembly
  • Interfere with the solver
  • Analyze the result in realtime
  • Combine Monoceros with other plugins

Monoceros Online Workshop
brought to you by arx.ace on May 27-30, 2021

In four days of lectures and hands-on exercises, you will be introduced to a broad architectural context, explained the basics, guided through real-life examples, and revealed advanced concepts of a controlled discrete assembly.

Into the Wild - design competitions by Non Architecture

Nature is the designer of this world. Since ancient history, we have always imagined and represented nature in a great many ways across history, painting it and worshipping it. Today we ended up undervaluing it.

Architects and designers have control over our built environment; by designing cities and buildings to empower rather than disconnect from ecosystems, we can change our proximity to the environment and change our physical relationship to it. Rekindling our relationship with nature is a task that architecture and urban design are well suited to tackle. Recognizing and making decisions based on nature’s value will be essential for building a better world.

Bringing nature back into our cities and enhancing existing ecological zones can deliver a truly impressive array of benefits, ranging from health and well-being to climate change adaptation and mitigation. However, reconciling cities with nature requires more than just a scientific approach.

Into the Wild is a compilation of design challenges that aim to approach the element of nature from different perspectives.

In this scenario, Rhino software presents itself as a powerful creative tool to design and develop the most innovative proposal to submit on this series of competitions.