Monday, March 30, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC
Photo: Miguel de Guzmán
The final interview was with Marc Fornes, founder of the design studio THEVERYMANY. Marc specializes in structures generated through computational design and fabrication. Trained as an architect, he is now interested in computation and code development as a way to generate form, shape, and installation in architecture.
Marc's favorite app? "With Rhino 3D, there is an app that we use a lot call iRhino. It allows us to send a model to someone with no clue how to use 3D software. We use that one quite a bit."
Marc's most used software? "Rhino 3D is the main software that we use. Inside Rhino, we have code editor in which we write our code -- we use the Python language. The application is just a way to visualize what we do."
Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, event calendars, job listings, and various other services for industrial designers.
3D Hubs aims to give Rhino users the easiest possible way to bring their digital content into the physical realm. That’s how this plugin was conceptualized and how it’s been designed. Offering up 14,000 3D printers worldwide, in over 147 countries, Rhino users now have access to metal, plastic, nylon and just about any other material that can be 3D printed, just around the corner from your home or office.
To access one of the 14,000 3D printers on 3D Hubs, ensure your Rhino model is printable using our tips to prepare your mesh (found on the plugin page), export your .stl from Rhino to 3D Hubs using the plugin and choose a 3D print location. You can pick up the product at the preferred printer location or have it shipped to you.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Introduction to Rhino and 3D printing – NYC
Thursdays, April 2, 9 & 16
3D printing is becoming an essential tool in design and digital fabrication. The ability to use 3D modeling tools comes very handy in the process and Rhino is one of the best applications available for this purpose. This class will introduce you to basic concepts behind 3D printing and 3D modeling and help you to get started making your own small creations. Participants will learn core 3D modeling tools of the Rhino software, learn to navigate around underwater obstacles of 3D design, and explore various approaches for sketching and surface modeling.
Location: Al Ain, UAE
Design: Pattern Design Ltd.
For the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, the facade's conceptual design was developed primarily in Grasshopper, as was the generation and sight line analysis for the bowl. Grasshopper was also used in later stages of detail design to rationalize the unique facade panel sizes.
The roof's sweeping form was modeled in Grasshopper. The roof was continuously analyzed for structural stability, daylight penetration, and thermal and solar performance. This ensured that the final design was the most structurally efficient option to meet both the shading and architectural needs.
APPLICATIONS OPEN // PhD scholarship in integrating building physics for performance control at the The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Stadium of the Year 2014 winner, Public Vote #8, Jury Vote #3
Design: Arup Associates, DP Architects
The Singapore National Stadium's architecturally appealing roof structure is comprised of a series of 3D triangular trusses. For this design, Arup needed to fully integrate both the architectural and structural design. They established a common interface to transfer the parametric intelligence between the various software. Software that included Digital Projects, Rhino, and Oasys GSA (Arup's structural analysis package). The linking optimized the roof's form with the varied truss depths, layout to arch rise, and other geometry defining parameters. With this efficiency, the team could iterate through the varied possible design solutions.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Stadium of Year 2014 winner, Public Vote #13, Jury Vote #7
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Design: Arup Associates
King Abdullah Sports City National Stadium was generated in Grasshopper and Rhino.
A ribbon of bracing and tie-down v-frames encircle the stadium. These express the structure, while echoing the mashrabiya screens of traditional Arabic and Islamic architecture and design.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Design: CDC Arquitetos / DDG Arquitetura
Arena Corinthians was the home of the opening ceremony for the World Cup 2014 in Sao Paulo. The 3D design of this entire structure, with its parts, were realized with Rhino.
Other design details include a west facade of a mosaic of curved glass panels fixed to a special system of blocks and stainless steel cables, designed to absorb wind pressure. The east facade of glass structural panels is embedded with LEDs, for illuminated information and signage.
HAL Robotics will be exhibiting at BIMWorld 2015 in Paris stand with ABB Robotics France. Come see the latest developments in HAL and see it in action with a robot!
Friday, March 20, 2015
This is a complete rewrite of the solver and all components. It is a first release for testing. All the features are still subject to change.
You can install this alongside the older version.
Kangaroo is a Live Physics engine for interactive simulation, form-finding, optimization, and constraint solving. It consists of a solver library and a set of Grasshopper components.
- 2-D section comparison
- 3-D last comparison
New features for orthopedic lasts and customized lasts.
- Reverse-engineering for shoe lasts, meshes to NURBS.
- 3-D last flattening, halves design procedures (Merge, Length, Spring, Lasting).
- Imports ImagineElf3D files, creates 2-D halves / 2-D curves / 2-D patterns automatically.
- Drawing curves on 3-D lasts, 2-D halves or simultaneously.
- Pattern design by Pattern Engineer (same with 2-D Only design procedure).
- Designs 2-D sketch on halves.
- Creates 2-D patterns from 2-D sketches.
- Pattern design by Pattern Engineer
- Object oriented pattern design (Allowance, Stencil, Notches...)
- Object oriented pattern morph (Spring, Match, Straighten, Crease...)
- Process (History) editor.
- Exports to cutting machine. (HPGL format)
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Polish web site StadiumDB.com has published the results of its competition 2014 Stadium of the Year. This web site, dedicated to football stadiums, ran two competitions: one judged by the public, one judged by a jury.
The Public vote: This is the fifth year for the public vote. A record number of 96,772 people took part. Participants came from 136 countries, with the most votes originating in Brazil, Russia, Spain, and Poland.
The Jury vote: This is the first year for the jury vote, made up of architects with stadium experience. For the winners, they choose 10 stadiums from the 32 nominees.
For the next few days we will show a few examples that used Rhino somewhere in the design process. Which ones? Daily posts to follow.
VisualARQ 1.8.4 available! This is the first service release available in Chinese.
VisualARQ is an architectural software for Rhinoceros that adds architectural features and parametric architectural objects suitable for both 3D modeling and 2D documentation. VisualARQ streamlines the process to model an architectural project within the Rhino environment.
Rhinoforyou will be exhibiting at BIMWorld 2015 in Paris (stand 31 - MEDIACONSTRUCT). Come see Rhino 5, Grasshopper, GeometryGym, VisualARQ and the latest IFC developments!
HAL Robotics will be also there at ABB stand!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Rob|Arch2016 seeks to bring together architects, artists, designers, fabricators, and industry leaders.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Instructor Andres Gonzalez explores the intermediate concepts of generative modeling in Rhino 5 using the Grasshopper add-on. He will apply these concepts to Grasshopper intermediate design and development numerous in numerous real-life examples with you. This course is for design professionals who are looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment.
With 180 Rhino plug-ins and Grasshopper add-ons, food4Rhino recently reached 1,000,000 downloads!
Here some popular and new apps:
- BIM & IFC import/export
- Jewelry design and productivity tools
- Robot programming & control
- Structural engineering
Kangaroo constraints+Firefly+LeapMotion from Daniel Piker on Vimeo.
Interaction with Kangaroo constraints using the LeapMotion finger tracking controller.
Thanks to Andy Payne for the Leap reader component in Firefly.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Arena4D is a rapidly developing software product, specialising in the visualisation, exploitation and animation of huge PointClouds and GIS data. If you collect, edit, analyse, register, reverse-engineer, create videos, present or simply view Pointcloud data from any scanner, Arena4D is the ideal manufacturer independent visualisation product.
What's new in Arena4D for Rhino 1.2.0:
3) Snap to Point
4) Arena4D - Lighting
5) Arena4D - Smoothing
6) Arena4D - Point Colouring
7) Magnification tool
8) Protected VPC files
9) Attach construction plane to slices
10) Align slice to a curve
11) Reduce point density in perspective view
12) Compatibility mode for older hardware
Details and download...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Palo Alto, 11th March 2015 – CL3VER, the cloud-based platform for interactive 3D presentations, has released CL3VER 3.0. This new platform generation is dedicated to engineers, architects, and other design professionals. CL3VER 3.0 is a much improved version of the CL3VER platform that includes WebGL GPU-based real-time lightmap technology, V-Ray material support and a new scene sharing system that speeds up the production workflow for cross platform interactive 3D presentations.
Download the Rhino to CL3VER 3.0 plug-in from food4Rhino...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
It takes place at BuroHappold Engineering's newly refurbished headquarters.
- Location: 17 Newman Street, London W1T 1PD
- Date and time: April 15, 6-8 pm
There will be exciting presentations, including one by the Smart Space Group led by Shrikant Sharma.Please save the date!
Unfold Moving Matter
Re-activating Milan's Ex-Industrial
7-12 April 2015
Milan's Design week is the most important event worldwide for design and innovation. In the past five years "Ventura-Lambrate" district has been the new platform where all the emerging designers, architects and visionaries took over the Ex-Industrial zone by the growing trend of industrial refurbishments. This year, the city of Milan will be hosting the "World Expo", one of the most vital events in Milan's contemporary history, integrating an era of modern development. The issue of Milan's unused and Ex-Industrial buildings remains in question.
The Unfold Moving Matter workshop aims to approach the regeneration of a forsaken warehouse, named 'SBODIO32', at the edge of Milan's new design district.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
If you plan to visit the 3D Printshow in Madrid next week, don't miss the following presentations on Friday 13:
Friday, March 6, 2015
New course available on Lynda.com
Are you interested in making your own instruments? Do you want to see how computer-aided fabrication results in real-world products? This course is for you. Educator/DIY engineer Taylor Hokanson demonstrates how to use RhinoCAM to prepare a 3D model of an electric guitar body/neck for later fabrication on a CNC mill. This project covers a variety of techniques, including flip milling, profiling, pocketing, horizontal roughing, and parallel finishing, and shows how to adjust the model to account for third-party components like pickups.
- Setting up and editing the model
- Adding bridges for flip milling
- A variety of two-axis and three-axis machining operations
- Simulating and troubleshooting multiple tool paths
- Improved integration with the new Dynamic Cap, in many different places.
- New Pave improvements, with Automatic, Intercalate, and Linear fill options.
- Keyframe Animation added.
- Bug fixes.
- See more details in the complete list of the improvements.
- Download directly from your RhinoGold.
- Download from the TDM Solutions web site.
8 am - 5 pm
US$295 per person
In this one-day class we will introduce designers to the power of RhinoCAM 2014. Starting out with an introduction to the user interface, the class will cover RhinoCAM's 2-1/2 and 3 axis milling operations and will introduce the designers to RhinoCAM’s Nesting module.
1538 NW 89th Court
Miami, FL 33172
e-mail: Jackie Nasser
phone: 305 513 4445