Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
INSTITUTO DE ARQUITECTURA MADRID (ETSAM | UPM) is organizing a series of Grasshopper workshops:
Curso básico de GH
Nov 25-Dec 18, 2014
Programación visual intermedia
Jan 13-Feb 12, 2015
Programación visual avanzada
Feb 17-Mar 24, 2015
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:00AM-1:00pm Pacific time
US$215 per person
A few seats are still available, register now.
Join instructor Andres Gonzalez as he 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. More...
Monday, November 17, 2014
With an aim to recognize outstanding achievements in algorithmic design, the first ALGODeQ international competition for algorithmic design programs has been completed. The competition gathered 190 entries from 43 countries, searching and finding innovative computational approaches in architecture. Kangeroo won the highest prize in the category 'Infrastructure as the grounding matrix for design'.
Kangaroo was in good company. The two other prize winners were RhinoVault and LMN Architecture.
Michael Hansmeyer, one of the jurists, commented, "The ALGODeQ competition proves that architects and designers are no longer limited to existing software packages --- they are instead designing their own. This frees the architects of the confines and restrictions of these packages, yet perhaps, more importantly, it demands of them a fundamental rethink of how a design comes into place."
"Almost all of the ALGODeQ approaches result in designs that would previously have been difficult to calculate, or even to conceive of. And thanks to advances in fabrication technology, these new architectures are increasingly transcending the computer screens and are rendered - physically- into the real world. An exciting time awaits us."
Kangaroo is a live physics engine for interactive simulation, optimization, and form-finding directly within Grasshopper.
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Kickstarter campaign is ending soon: November 20th. So check it out now.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
GeometryGym has implemented an exporter for Karamba (Grasshopper Structural Analysis plug-in) to IFC, where the data can then be used to import into commercial structural analysis software such as GSA, SAP2000, Robot, Sofistik, SCIA, etc. Often projects have clients that mandate particular commercial software (or require software to be certified).
Directly exporting the Karamba database saves users from manually rebuilding the model in alternative software (or maintaining duplicates of components within Grasshopper).
This could also easily be used for RhinoBIM, and potentially visualArq (if desired to provide functionality for engineers). And structural analysis is only one aspect. IFC is also capable of conveying other types of analytic information such as energy, environmental, MEP and simulations such as pedestrians.
On October 29-30-31 some of the main actors on the Rhino development, distribution and training scenes gathered together in Castelldefels, Barcelona (Spain) to learn and share their last experiences with Rhino.
The event, sponsored by 3Dconnexion, Roland and Wacom, consisted of a series of conferences and networking sessions that brought inspiration and knowledge to an audience of over 200 participants coming from 35 different countries. Some of the topics covered during the conferences included the last developments at McNeel (Rhino for Mac, Grasshopper, food4Rhino, Kangaroo, Developer Tools, Training and Support, RhinoFabStudio), as well as sessions that were an open discussion to comment on the latest technologies in the fields of Design, AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction), and Digital Fabrication.
The Keynote Speakers at the event were kind enough to share some outstanding projects done in Rhino that challenged the software limits thanks to the authors' creativity. These were:
- Francis Aish (Foster & Partners)
- Andrés de Mesa (La Sagrada Familia)
- Hanno Stehling (designtoproduction)
- Kristian Wenstøp and Fredrik Wenstøp (Pivot Produkt Design)
- Luis Fraguada (BAD), Elizabeth Fraguada (jorge & esther)
- Menno Deij-van Rijswijk (MARIN)
- Daniel Piker (Kangaroo)
Partners that have developed a hardware or software product that adds substantial functionality to Rhino had also a side room to show their products. Exhibitors were Asuni CAD, Calgary Scientific, Chaos Group, CIMsystem, CL3VER, DATAKIT, Evolute GmbH, HAL Robot Programming & Control, MachineWorks Ltd, madCAM AB, MecSoft Corporation, Next Limit, Random Control, RhinoPiping, RhinoTerrain, Robots.IO, TDM Solutions, and Virtual Build Technologies.
Everyone was excited to learn more about the size and diversity of the Rhino community – trading many stories about users, projects, and applications from around the world.
We will be hosting 2 days of lectures on January 16-17, 2015 at SCAD. Presenters will talk about their professional fields and how they use 3-D modeling and design in real life projects..... From marine design, to product and furniture developing, set designs and artful architecture. Join us and discover the principles of design interactivity; learn how to rationalize complex geometry into a format suitable for analysis and fabrication; or encounter the evolving transitions of design environments in Rhino and Grasshopper.
You can see the list of presenters here.
For more information, please contact Jackie Nasser or call (305) 513 4445.
- The 2-day conference fee is $100, but if you are a student or a faculty member, you'll receive a Rhino 5 Educational license with the registration (proof of status required, the regular educational license price is USD $195).
- To register for the conferences January 16 and 17, please go to: http://mcneelmiami.com/rhinoday_2015
- On January 15, we are also offering 1-day workshops. Space is very limited so please register soon. There will be a total of 6 workshops to choose from.
- For the list of workshops on January 15 and to register, please go to: Workshops
It has been designed through an holistic computation process using Grasshopper with plug-ins Ladybug and Hoopsnake. The videos (Video1, Video2) show the process of generating the blades using datascapes in order to make architecture respond to climate performance parameters.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
GENERATOR 2 is a smart and evolved way to explore and iterate generative shapes with Grasshopper®.
For a better understanding of the GENERATOR 2 capabilities, get in touch with the Community at the Grasshopper site, or visit the blog.
GENERATOR 2, developed by Antonio Turiello, is available on the Food4Rhino site.
Monday, November 10, 2014
- Title: Introduction to Paneling Tools
- Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
- Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
- 1st February – Abstract Submission Deadline
- 9th February – 2nd March - Abstract Review
- 28th June – Paper Submission
- 14th September – Presentation Submission
- 29th September – 1st October – Conference Dates
If you wish to submit a 250 word abstract, please do so by clearly stating your name, co-authors, company/s, and paper title to Morgan Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org who will also be able to answer any questions you may have regarding abstract and paper submissions.
The Maker Faire Istanbul will take place on the 12-13th November.
Come visit the RhinoTürkiye booth to learn more about Rhino in Digital Fabrication.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Umi is developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Version 2.0 enhancements include:
- In addition to operational building energy use, walkability, and bikeability, umi can now also calculate embodied energy and floor area ratios (FAR).
- Operational energy simulations use the EnergyPlus-based “shoeboxer” algorithm as presented by Dogan at SimBuild 2013.
- Non-geometric building simulation assumptions are stored in a new template format as presented by Cerezo at SimBuild 2014.
- Umi projects are now stored in a single *.umi file which contains the Rhino scene file, the epw weather file, building modeling templates as well as all simulation results. You can export any of this data to use it separately.
- A new results viewer allows users to analyze and export simulation results as well as import results generated from third party simulation environments.
- Selected umi projects can be found on the new umiverse site.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Simply Rhino are presenting a series of six webinars introducing V-Ray for Rhino and outlining it's use in specific areas including:
There will be insights and information for those who are thinking about moving to a high end rendering product and plenty of useful tips for those already using V-Ray for Rhino.
The next webinar in the series is:
Architectural Interior Renderings
5th November 2014
11am UK Time
In this webinar, Phil Cook of Simply Rhino will look at setting up an interior scene.
The importance of choosing the correct GI solution will be examined together with using the V-Ray presets that make setting up a scene like this more straightforward.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Date: November 11-17, 2014
During this 5-day workshop you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models.
This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. In addition, this workshop will give students a functional understanding of Grasshopper and Parametric design, allowing them to build on this understanding to more advanced projects of their own.
During the training at our RhinoFabStudio, you will learn to customize Rhino + Grasshopper to improve and accelerate your furniture designs through generative modeling. The class also covers information on fabrication techniques with 3D Printers or laser machines and optimization and fabrication using RhinoCAM and RhinoCAM NESTING for CNC machines.
For more information please click here.
To register, please contact Jackie Nasser or McNeel Miami at: T(305) 513 4445
Architects, industrial and product designers can now create browser based interactive 3D presentations of their Rhino 3D models without the need for programming. The new plug-in is in Beta, so new users are invited to provide feedback to the CL3VER support team if they experience any problems with the importing process.
Friday, October 24, 2014
As an in-house project, FATHOM, a 3D printing specialist, created this ethereal chandelier.
Using Rhino to create the CAD models with the surfacing texturing tools, a prototype was created to showcase FATHOM's capabilities.
Rhino's complex geometries were used to create the lighting effects and the structural stability in the dish's form.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Another fan is raving about Rhino's capacity to model complex shapes. This one is in Ketchum, Idaho.
The collaboration for the Ellen Long Garden Pavilion at the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens started with the architect, Jolyon Sawrey. Sawrey drew up the pavilion roof for size, height, basic shape, and other features like electrical and site placement. To figure out the roof parts he then contacted Bill Amaya of Cimarron Lofting. Amaya took the architectural drawings and, using Rhino to completely model the roof, detailed the parts, changing the shape only as needed. He then "pulled" rafters, metal skin, header ring, and the top compression ring off the drawing and sent them to the metal fabricator to bend and laser cut. The metal fabricator, David Swaner, of D-Swaner Welding, then assembled, delivered, and installed the roof parts.
For Cimarron Lofting, the key was to figure out the placement and shape of the rafters. Amaya commented, "I would not know how to do it without Rhino. It was just a shape and a problem that does not lend itself to mathematical insight."
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
MIXOGEN is a concept created and developed by:
- Antonio Turiello (GENERATOR)
- MixExperience staff
Below are the steps and design requirements:
- Develop your idea with the help of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
- Project changes are related to the use you'll make of GH sliders
- Check that the result is a closed solid without holes
- Send your GH definition with the attached Rhino file (only for referenced geometry) to: email@example.com
- If you are selected, the mxp staff will process your file for the "GENERATOR" web configurator
- Variations on the project will be selected online by the user who will select it
- The optimized file for 3D printing will be available from the online shop
AJ - Absolute Joint System is the only non-welded round pipe structural stainless system in the world. It provides the architect with a sculpting tool (a Grasshopper customization) that delivers designs that keep pace with the clients imagination. It allows for free-form single and double layer geometries creating remarkable structural transparency.
AJ - Absolute Joint System is proud to sponsor ACADIA 2014 and will be at the event exhibiting its products.
The ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY conference will be held in Los Angeles, California at the USC School of Architecture on October 23-25, 2014.
DESIGN AGENCY will bring together the spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within the ACADIA community through the combined support of the research networks of the University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Southern California Institute of Architecture. Questions the capacity for computation to inform or challenge traditional design processes; computation as design operation - the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power, and/or computation as design instrumentality - the design mechanism through which power is exerted or an end is achieved.
After the 1st workshop in July 2014, computational designer and architecture teacher Francesco Cingolani is replicating DESIGN by DATA with the renowned design studio Hugh Dutton Associates and in partnership with the Parisian cultural center La Gâité Lyrique. Sébastien Perrault will be the main tutor of the event.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Our Level 2 Rhino 5 online course begins next month. The class is scheduled for November 3-13. We have seats available if you'd like to register. The course will consist of seven sessions, a brief orientation on Monday followed by six half-days of Rhino 5 training.
- Orientation: Monday, November 3, 9:00AM -10:30AM
- Training: Tuesday-Thursday, November 4-6 and 11-13, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: All times listed are Pacific time zone. Calculate your time zone.
Two schools are collaborating to simulate manufacturing for their students. And they are using Rhino and a few other computer tools to do it. To solve real problems Sherwood High School, in Oregon, and Sitka High School, in Alaska, simulate the scenario of a multiple-site manufacturer. They manufacture some of the parts in one location (Sherwood or Sitka) and ship to another location (the other high school) to complete the part. The parts have to fit together, no matter how many locations the parts are sourced from. They have to meet industry-standard tolerances.
Teachers John Niebergall and Randy Hughey are good examples of using innovation in technology education.