Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Holographic Technology of Echo Flowers

The Holographic Technology, and its digital fabrication system has been developed exclusively within Rhino over the past 20 years.

Simple ancient geometry drawing techniques were used to develop this interesting system based on the research of cymatics in three-dimensional spaceThe Sophia Construct, it's flagship, is a  reflection of the dodecahedron and one example of the infinite variations of the holographic modular architectural shell structure possibilities.

Anyone over the age of 7 is able to learn this very simple construction technology with the help of  Rhino. All of the models, files and pictures can be downloaded from here to print or laser cut under the conditions of a reflective payment.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Rhino Dev Day Afternoons at McNeel Europe

Are you developing something with Rhino? If you are working on a Rhino Plugin, Grasshopper Add-on, Python script, or anything to do with Rhino’s development tools, join us at McNeel EU on the last Wednesday of each month to discuss your idea or work in progress development projects. 

These informal sessions are meant for asking development questions and to get solutions for any roadblocks you might be facing in your development progress.

The first session will take place on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at the McNeel Europe offices in Barcelona at Carrer Roger De Flor 32-34.

Attendance is free, but you must register prior to attending the sessions. 

Marine Design & Engineering Meeting Barcelona - May 8, 2019

Rhino “Marine Design & Engineering” Meeting
Facultat de Nàutica Barcelona
May 8, 2019

As a Naval Architect, Engineer, Yacht Designer, 3D Modeler or Software Developer, this is a unique event you cannot miss. A collaboration between McNeel, Facultat de Nàutica UPC and Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Navales y Oceánicos.

In the city of Barcelona, at the historic Facultat de Náutica, at Pla de Palau, international industry experts will present their latest projects and workflows, and their state-of-the-art CAD/CAM/CAE/VR toolsets.

Keynote speakers include Steve Baer (Robert McNeel & Associates), Menno Deij - van Rijswijk (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands - MARIN), Iuliu Prepelita (Seanaptic Ltd.), Liam Woolley (Pivot / Goldfish), Gerard Petersen (RhinoCentre NL), Stéphane DARDEL (NDAR), Matthieu Arnold (Ship-ST), Ramón Cárceles (VisualARQ by Asuni), Dariusz Sawicki (Prometso), Javi Ferrín and Adriá Fradera (De Antonio Yachts).

Get hands-on with live software demonstrations from solution providers in Hull Design and Fairing, Parametric Engineering, CFD, Piping, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Visualization, Product Configurators, and much more. 

Confirmed exhibitors are icreatia, Mindesk, NDAR, Seanaptic Ltd UK, ShapeDiver, Ship-ST, VARJO and VisualARQ.

Meet the McNeel staff and learn more about the new functionalities in Rhino WIP (Sub-D, Cycles, QuadMesh, Voxels) and Rhino's royalty-free Developer Tools, Frameworks and Ecosystem (RhinoCommon, Rhino Inside, Rhino Compute, RhinoVR, YAK, Grasshopper, food4Rhino).

Early Bird tickets until April 10. Register now!

* Want to be a speaker or an exhibitor? Contact

Seanaptic 3.0 release

Seanaptic for Rhino allows naval architects to model parametric ship structures with extreme efficiency.

Seanaptic 3.0 is now available, with dozens of improvements and new features, including a 3D Components Management module for Weight Tracking of all items on board, meant to replace spreadsheets and other table tools with parametric linked 3D representations. 

There's a 90 days free trial available and a free version for students and universities.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Announcing Ennoble: Evolutionary Software for Crystal & Gemstone Designs

Ennoble - a plugin set for crystal & gemstone designs brought to you by D. Swarovski Distribution GmbH - is now available for download.
Design with the connected Swarovski Crystal catalog - including the latest collections - integrated as intelligent Rhino block instance component libraries.
Enjoy the following generative design & engineering tools for Swarovski components in Rhino, now available for both Rhino 5 & 6:
  • Accurate component geometries & real-world manufacturing data such as preset tolerances & security distances, allowing for precise placement, integration & modification of crystal components, all of which can be adjusted in accordance to your production parameters.
  • Automated placement for NURBS (curves, polysurfaces, solids), subdivision surfaces & polygon meshes, utilizing generative algorithms, evolutionary solvers & parametric techniques for optimal integration.
  • Innovative creative control through a variety of pavé simulation tools for curves & surfaces / mesh geometries, such as spray-on brushes as well as color & texture based circle packing modifiers.
  • Automated cavity & innovative structural creation allows designs to transform into production-ready, self-sustaining geometric structures with accurate crystal cup settings.
  • Advanced tools for fabrication & rapid prototyping geometry optimizations.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

food4Rhino News

Food4Rhino, the plugin community server by McNeel, with more than 460 Rhino and Grasshopper apps and 200 resources, reached recently 3.500.000 downloads!

Check out the newest developments in AEC, Jewelry, Visualization, CAD/CAM, Robots, CFD, FEA, environmental Analysis, Marine, AR/VR/MR, Footwear, Games, Volumetric Modeling, Structural Optimization, Product Configurators, Form-finding, Urban and Landscape, BIM translators, GUI customization, and much more!

Here some recently added new apps:

Magnetizing Floor Plan Generator: An exploration of various ways of generating floor plans for public buildings.

Wallacei: An evolutionary engine that allows users to run evolutionary simulations in Grasshopper 3D through utilising highly detailed analytic tools.

OpenNest: Nesting in Rhino 6 and Grasshopper.

Kiwi!3D: Isogeometric Analysis in Rhino.

Smart Menu for Rhino: A customizable, productive and "easy-to-learn" GUI tool.

CreateQuadMesh: Create quad meshes using the Instant Meshes and QuadriFlow open source meshing projects.

Seanaptic: Model parametric ship structures with extreme efficiency.

Mastering Surfacing in Rhino: This book is written for anyone who wants to improve his surfacing skills and achieve curvature continuity surfaces without plug-ins and expensive CAD software.

Trammel: Design a 5-way Archimedes trammel by adjusting slider lengths and widths for physical clearance.

PedSim: Run simplified pedestrian simulation in real time in Grasshopper for demonstration purposes.

Friday, March 15, 2019

IndoBuild Tech Expo & Rhino User Meetup, March 2019

Keera Sistem Indonesia will be at IndoBuildTech Expo 2019 at ICE BSD Tangerang next week. IndoBuildTech Expo is Southeast Asia's largest building and interiors exhibition. Keera will be hosting the first-ever Rhino User Group Meetup in Indonesia while at the Expo! 

Dates: 20-24 March 2019
Booth: KeeraTech Booth - Pre-function Hall 5, Architecture Zone 4.0

Digital Calling: Rhino User Meetup 2019
Saturday 23 March 2019 @ 15.00 - 19.00 
Location: GARUDA Room 3
The meetup is free to attend. Seats are limited and registration is required. If you're a Rhino user and are interested in attending, please register here.

Architecture in the Disruptive Era - Demonstrations for Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, V-Ray for Rhino
Sunday, 24 March 2019 @ 18.00 -19.00
Location: Pre-function Hall 8

Handbook Touchscreen & 3D Printer Demos - During the show at the KeeraTech Booth
Every day @ 13.00 - 19.00

Contact KeeraTech team for more details:
Email: Dewi or WA: +62 818327879
Instagram: Keera_Sistem_Indonesia

Thursday, March 14, 2019

MECSPE 2019 - Parma (Italy)

28-30 March
Fiere di Parma

MECSPE2019 is the leading event for industry 4.0 manufacturing. Visit the Cimsystem booth (Hall 3 - Stand F26) to learn more about RhinoNC, the most complete CAM solution perfectly integrated into Rhinoceros which can generate continuous toolpaths from 2,5 axis to 5 axis.

Master Parametric Design in Architecture - UPC School Barcelona

Ivan Ferrero (MPDA19)

The Master Parametric Design in Architecture of UPCSchool in Barcelona is a unique opportunity to critically review computational design towards a more challenging and self-demanding commitment to environmental constraints.

MPDA focuses in:
  • Design and optimization of lightweight building systems, mainly through form-finding processes, including tensile architecture
  • Generation of efficient form by efficient means: guiding computational thinking and tools to the simplification of processes and material efficiency
  • Integration with professional workflows and industrial standards, although keeping a wide space for experimentation, research and industry oriented innovation  
It's taught in English at the UPC Barcelona Metropolitan School of Architecture where its Model Workshop, Digital Laboratory and Technology, and Innovation Research Team CODA support students to explore all the possibilities of parametric design. Students will benefit of a Rhinoceros license during the master, apart from the intensive workshops on specific plugins sometimes with their own creators (Kangaroo, Wallacei, Octopus, Karamba, K2Eng, Kiwi3d, Millipede, Honeybee, among others).  The program is well known for the intense series of lectures and workshops with international leading experts on computation and construction.

Seatec 2019 - Carrara (Italy)

Marina di Carrara
Carrara (Italy)
Stand D857 - Pavilion D
Medvillage MarketPlace - Stand E1034 - Pavilion E

SEATEC, the exhibition of technology, components, design and subcontracting applied to yachting, conceived and organized by IMM CarraraFiere, reaches its 17th edition on April 3-5, 2019.

NDAR will exhibit at SEATEC 2019 at two booths: D857 and E1107. Visitors will have the chance to learn about the latest updates and new features of leading marine software products such as ShipConstructor, Express Marine, GHS, MAESTRO, NavCad, ShipWeight, Orca3D & Orca3D CFD, AutoFEM, and Rhino.

V-Ray Next for Rhino

We’d like to introduce V-Ray Next for Rhino, the first smart renderer made for designers.

V-Ray becomes project control center and expands capabilities of Rhino and Grasshopper with photorealistic rendering, scene intelligence and asset management.

V-Ray Next is faster everywhere you look. Thanks to the optimized materials and overall performance gains in V-Ray Next, rendering speeds are now up to 50 percent faster than before. Improvements to GPU rendering offer another 200 percent, further extended through V-Ray Scene Intelligence, which can show specific improvements up to 7x.

V-Ray Scene Intelligence, introduced in V-Ray Next, automatically analyzes a 3D scene at the start of a render to optimize some of the most common decisions a designer will make. For instance, the new Adaptive Dome Light (ADL) now offers more accurate, image-based environment lighting that’s up to 7x faster. This is especially helpful for interiors, where it removes the need to add separate light portals at windows and openings.

V-Ray Scene Intelligence has also improved the V-Ray camera, which can now set exposure and white balance automatically, allowing for picture-perfect renders every time. No-input denoising is also available through the new NVIDIA AI denoiser, which eliminates image noise almost instantly, giving an immediate sense of lighting. This type of denoising is perfect for interactively fine-tuning the look of a scene.

Powerful Asset Management

The new asset management system acts as a new project control center, helping designers streamline workflows and coordinate across projects. Now, you can manage all of their V-Ray scene assets in an intuitive way, and use the live preview function to fine-tune the look of lights, textures and materials from a central location.

Unparalleled Grasshopper Support

V-Ray Next for Rhino launches with the most comprehensive Grasshopper toolset on the market, bringing new abilities to the parametric design tool. With live interactivity, designers can use V-Ray from within Grasshopper to produce stunning visualizations of abstract curves and repeating patterns, without exporting anything back to Rhino. Users can also now animate sunlight, cameras and Grasshopper definitions from the V-Ray timeline. Definitions stay parametric throughout the rendering process, in both Grasshopper and Rhino.

Read the complete press release here...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

AA Visiting School Istanbul - Robotic Mediations

AA Visiting School Istanbul
Istanbul Bilgi University
Monday 17 - Friday 28 June, 2019

AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The programme continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.

AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. The key objective of the programme is the design and fabrication of a 1:1 scale prototype realized using robotic fabrication techniques.


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee. Please contact the AA Visiting School Coordinator for more details. 

The deadline for applications is 27 May 2019. No portfolio or CV, the only requirement is the online application form and fees. The online application can be reached here.

MSc in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication

Resulting from the collaboration between the Architecture Departments of Innsbruck University and the University of Nicosia, the MSc in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication investigates the relationship between computational tools and architectural design. It focuses on programming languages as the basis of computational design methods and digital fabrication tools, in an effort to attain a coherent understanding of the relationship between coding, design intent and built form.

The programme objective is to offer prospective participants the opportunity to develop computational design skills and hands-on cutting-edge fabrication techniques, while acquiring mature analytical thinking on the theory and applications of computational tools in architecture along with creative problem-solving working methods.

The program is based on a Distance Learning Structure and will be using Rhino and Grasshopper extensively.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Workshop on compute.rhino3d at AEC Tech 2019, Seattle

Master Class Workshops at AEC Tech 2019, Seattle
Dates: March 29-31, 2019
Location: UW Center for Education & Research in Construction (map)

Steve Baer, Robert McNeel & Associates
Will Pearson, Robert McNeel & Associates

Learn how to use Rhino and Grasshopper's functionality from anywhere software can run with Internet access. This will include writing both standard applications and browser based applications that use compute.rhino3d to perform advanced geometry calculations.

Other workshops
  • Building .Net Integrations: Want to get more out of Grasshopper?
  • Building Web Applications: Tie together web interface with calls to an external server.
More details here:

Master classes are being offered on Friday, March 29th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Master classes are designed to teach participants new skills and build on existing ones that can be immediately applied to the AEC Hackathon

Free 3D Design Webinar: Creating 3D Patterns with Grasshopper

Following carbodydesign exclusive webinar Introduction to Grasshopper for Designers, held back in December, carbodydesign has partnered with Novedge to present a new Rhino/Grasshopper webinar, titled “Designing 3D Patterns with Rhino and Grasshopper”, that will be held this Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00 PDT.

The webinar is free, and those who are interested in participating can register here.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Exploring forms with Rhino 6 and Grasshopper

Come and see the latest on 3-D Modeling and Form Finding with Rhino and Grasshopper during a free presentation by the director of RhinoFabStudio, Andres Gonzalez. In this presentation, he will show some basic processes, as well as a few advanced tricks for modeling complex free-form shapes in Rhino, and an introduction to generative data-driven design with Grasshopper.

DATE:      March 18, 2019
TIME:      6:00 – 7:30 pm
PLACE:    MDC – Miami Dade College - Kendall Campus Room 6359

For more information, please contact Hector Ceballos or Jackie Nasser.

What is 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.

humARCH - August 26-30, 2019

ETH - EPFL International Summer School humARCH

humARCH poses the notion of computational simulations as an appropriate and integrated method to explore human-space interactions prior to the building construction and in order to support an evidence-based architectural design process that moves beyond intuition, in the topics of daylighting and wayfinding. 

During an intense 5-day program, students would gain theoretical input and engage in independent learning, group work and exposure to state-of-the-art industry and research-based simulation tools. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

AEC Tech 2019: West Coast Hackathon, Seattle

Have you heard? CORE studio at Thornton Tomasetti has announced that they are bringing their AEC Tech 2019: West Coast Hackathon to Seattle for the first time! You don't want to miss this!

Dates: March 29-31, 2019
Location: UW Center for Education & Research in Construction (map)

AEC Tech 2019: Seattle will be a three-day event featuring a day of master classes by industry professionals, a mini-symposium, and a 26-hour hackathon!  The goal is to produce a space for creative minds to build new technology, learn skills, and foster connections with like-minded individuals. 

Master classes are being offered on Friday, March 29th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Master classes are designed to teach participants new skills and build on existing ones that can be immediately applied to the Hackathon. 

A Mini-Symposium featuring talks from local professionals on current updates in the industry will conclude the day's event.

The Hackathon will take place from Saturday, March 30th to Sunday, March 31st. Team formations will begin on Friday, March 29th at 5:30 pm and project pitches will happen the same day at 12:00pm and 5:30pm. 

AEC Tech Hackathon is an event for all levels of programmers, developers, engineers, architects, and others, additionally, it is aimed for attendees to collaborate, network, build new relationships, and generate new ideas and processes for the AEC community.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting at Arup Manchester - April 4, 2019

Daniel Edmiston and Mark Joynson – Structural Engineers | Building Engineering | Arup

The second Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting of 2019 will take place at Arup’s Manchester offices, on April 4.

The meetings follows a simple format of at least one presentation from a customer with experience in this field, followed by group discussion and informal pleasantries.

Confirmed presenters are the hosts, Arup, and architects Bauman Lyons.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Merging culture with technology

Sitka High School junior Asa Demmert watches over the computer numerical control router carving his paddle. (KCAW Photo / Enrique Pérez de la Rosa)

A 3D modeled Tlingit paddle. The perfect marriage of culture and technology. 

Mike Vieira, the Design and Fabrication instructor at Sitka High, has co-developed a paddle carving project, with Charlie Skultka Jr., a traditional arts instructor with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.

Sitka High School's paddle carving projects were designed in Rhino, tool pathed in Aspire, and manufactured on a ShopBot.

It's an example of evolving art and sustaining the culture of the Tlingit people. 

AA Visiting School Dubai 5.0

AA Visiting School Dubai 5.0
In5 Design, Hai d3, Dubai Design District
Friday 29 March – Saturday 6 April 2019

AAVS DXB (AA Visiting School Dubai) continues to explore boundaries of innovative technologies in the search for novel tectonics, contextual to the Middle East.

The fifth edition of the workshop will advance the findings of the previous one, exploring Additive Manufacturing as means to seed exciting, sustainable constructions. The groups will examine generating, testing and constructing components of the scaled constructions in light of the principles of ‘Stereotomy’, the art and science of cutting 3D solids into particular shapes, to enable the assembly of structurally stable structures.

Throughout an experimental design process, AAVSDXB will arm participants with the core skills in generative design, digital manufacturing, and visualization. The workshop will elucidate the future of high-performance environments and form-making and will conclude with project presentations and an exhibition of outcomes.

Two Python workshops by Long Nguyen, April 8-9/ April 10-12 at McNeel Europe in Barcelona

Python level 1 course: April 8–9, 2019
Python level 2 course: April 10–12, 2019
10 AM–6 PM
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

McNeel Europe invites Long Nguyen- research associate at ICD Stuttgart for two Python workshops this April 8-9/ 10-12. Python is an increasingly popular programming language that has been widely used in many fields, from 3D modeling, web programming, to scientific computing, artificial intelligence, etc.
Its simple and clean syntax makes it very accessible to beginners. Rhino and Grasshopper officially support Python, allowing the users to programmatically access its powerful 3D modeling environment, including all essential features of its advanced NURBS engine. This opens up many new exciting possibilities, such as
  • Building simple scripts/tools that automate repetitive modeling tasks, boosting efficiency
  • Develop and customize tools and workflows that are specific to the need of your teams
  • Program advanced design algorithms that are not possible with standard out-of-the box tools
  • Use Python as a creative design tools
  • Interfacing Rhino and Grasshopper with other software programs
  • Etc... 
Python level 1 course: (No knowledge of programming or scripting required, only Rhino3D and Grasshopper.)
  • Intro to Python fundamental programming concepts: variable, data, data types, conditional statements, loops, data structure
  • The Python code editor in Rhino and Grasshopper
  • Creating simple Rhino Commands Using Python, etc.
  • RhinoScriptSyntax library
  • Intro to RhinoCommon library
Python level 2 course: (Requires familiarity of Python programming language.)
  • Understand the pros and cons of using RhinoScriptSyntax vs. RhinoCommon
  • Working with RhinoCommon geometry: Curve, Mesh, Surface, Brep
  • Object-oriented programming in Python
  • Randomness
  • Generating and editing texts
  • Reading/writing files
  • Working with DataTree using Python
  • Global Sticky Variables
  • Using Python with Grasshopper timer
Course fees:
Python level 1: EUR 495,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers will get a 50% discount (proof of status required).
Python level 2: EUR 795,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers will get a 50% discount (proof of status required). 
Special offer for both courses: EUR 1195,-  (+VAT)
Please note your seat is only confirmed once payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants for each course: 10. 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 here!

Free workshop in London (May 8, 2019): BIM workflow in Rhino with VisualARQ and Grasshopper

This 3-hour workshop will introduce you to the main tools VisualARQ adds to Rhino for developing an architectural project, producing the 2D documentation drawings and delivering a BIM model for other AEC applications.

What will you learn?

  • How to work with parametric architectural objects
  • The Level and Section manager that let you work and organize the model at different levels and sections
  • How to produce 2D drawings from the 3D model
  • How to generate dynamic BIM objects driven by Grasshopper (also known as “VisualARQ Grasshopper styles”) with unlimited options of design
  • How to automate many modelling tasks through the VisualARQ components built for Grasshopper 3D
  • How to add custom data to geometry and list in schedules
  • How to deliver BIM models and collaborate with other tools through the IFC import / export capabilities

Monday, March 4, 2019

UK VR/AR/Grasshopper User Group Meeting report

The UK VR/AR/Grasshopper User Group Meeting took place on Thursday 21st February 2019 at Grimshaw offices in London.

There were 5 presentations, and SimplyRhino UK has been kind enough to share a report:

  • Georgios Tsakiridis | Grimshaw | How does VR make a difference in the design process?
  • Lyudmil Vanev | Chaos Group | V-Ray Next for Rhino
  • Long Nguyen | Research Associate at the University of Stuttgart | C# Scripting and Plug-in development for Rhino
  • Jonathan Rabagliati | Foster and Partners | The Bloomberg Ramp
  • Gwyllim Jahn | Fologram | Making in Mixed Reality

Next meeting: The second Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting of 2019 will be at Arup’s Manchester offices, on Thursday 4th April. Details here.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

ShapeDiver Now Supports Nesting Plugin OpenNest

Good news! OpenNest, a Grasshopper plugin with tools for unrolling, packing and of course nesting curves directly inside your definitions, is now supported on ShapeDiver. The nesting algorithm of this amazing and free plugin allows you to place as many individual pieces as possible in a minimal space. A key step on the way to mass customization!

You can now send data to the ShapeDiver API regarding the result of nesting operation. For instance, the nesting density, material waste and number of sheet of material can be used for pricing calculations and to start planning the manufacturing steps.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Rhino User Meeting Helsinki 2019 photos

The Rhino User Meeting Helsinki took place on the 24th January at the Aalto University with great success, great presentations, more than 110 participants and 10 exhibition partners.

Some speakers have been kind enough to share their presentations, check the PDFs on the agenda.

Check also the event's photos.

Rhino and Grasshopper training in Zurich

PAZ – Parametric Academy Zurich is presenting new and fresh courses for 2019 based principally on Rhino and Grasshopper on March 7 and 21, 2019 in Zurich.

The presentation is oriented towards Architects, Designers and Engineers. Explaining the main concepts of computational design with different professional examples during the last years. 

Let's say goodbye to the old workflow! Creating new systems to approach more types of projects, raising the quality and control of our design and construction process.

New "Symposium für digitale Methoden in der Architektur" - April 5-6, 2019 - Hochschule Düsseldorf (Germany)

SDMA 2019
Symposium für digitale Methoden in der Architektur 2019
Hochschule Düsseldorf (Germany)
April 5-6,  2019

Come join one of the 6 workshops at the new "Symposium für digitale Methoden in der Architektur" in Düsseldorf, including Grasshopper and VisualARQ.

McNeel Europe will also show the new developments in Rhino WIP, including Sub-D, Compute and Inside.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Botnica Vessel as a Luminous 3D Print

Gerard Petersen from RhinoCentre (authorized Rhino reseller) was faced with fabricating a 3D printed model for the TS Shipping company.

The challenge was to 3D print the well-known and ice-breaking vessel Botnica making it special as those beautiful, but old school, scale models of ships and yachts.

Using Rhino and fabricated by Shapeways, the result is as unique as the whole story behind it.

Exploring Forms with Grasshopper, April 3-4, Seattle

April 3–4, 2019

Is it time for you to learn Grasshopper for Rhinoceros? Join us for this fast-paced two-day workshop. Andres Gonzalez Posada from McNeel Miami will be coming to our Seattle office to teach this class. You don't want to miss it!

Seats are limited. Sign up today!

Grasshopper is the visual programming environment which is now included in Rhinoceros 6. Grasshopper scripts are represented by visual elements that progressively develop across the Grasshopper canvas. By creating visual Grasshopper scripts, designers explore and build their models from concept to fabrication.

This workshop will introduce you to Grasshopper and take you to an intermediate level. It will provide you with a functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design. The workshop will cover:

  • Understanding the interface
  • Modeling geometry
  • Data structures
  • The logic of using trees 

A detailed class outline is available here.

Basic working knowledge of Rhino 5 or 6 is required.
Our Seattle classroom is outfitted with computers for each attendee to use during the training; laptops are not necessary.