RhinoToNavisworks is a free plug-in that allows Navisworks to open Rhino models (*.3dm) in Autodesk® Navisworks® 2015.
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.
New book by Arturo Tedeschi: "AAD Algorithms-Aided Design | Parametric Strategies using Grasshopper®"
NOUMENA and FLONE, in collaboration with FABLAB FROSINONE and GREEN FAB LAB, present DATA MATTER | environmental aerial robotics workshop.
The course will take place in Frosinone (Italy) and will be related to the fields of aerial robotics and data visualization. It will propose a theoretical and experimental framework to develop a database on the area around Valle del Sacco, translating data into visual outputs from the different levels of environmental conditions. The course is inspired by the investigation developed along the Sacco river by Carlo Ruggiero - published on the book "Cattive Acque" - and the experimental research ran by Michela Ruggiero, co-founder of Fab Lab Frosinone.
During the workshop, participants will have a first hand experience with aerial robotics, mapping and data visualization. The course will focus on several different stages, generating a dynamic and innovative workflow. The main tool of the course will be Flone, a popular open-source drone developed in Spain and already presented in several international events and exhibitions, such as Fab10 and MakerFaire.
Flone is a co-operative project which explores and envisions several applications and translate a basic drone into a multidisciplinary and professional tool. Flone has been already engaged to the field of art and technology, investigating social and professional practices, focusing on topography, energy performance certificates for buildings, environmental strategies of forestation, human rights and aerial photography.
During the workshop, participants will develop digital fabrication, electronics programming and data management skills. Starting from scratch, students will learn the whole assembly process of the drone, from laser cutting frame structure to the installation of motors and drivers, followed by coding the electronic boards and fly experience. You will be able to fly and control the drone by your android Smartphone with an application developed by Flone.
On site, along the Sacco river, students will use the drone and learn strategies of data recollection, terrain mapping via smart-phones, infrared camera and other environmental sensors installed on the drone.
In the final stage of the course, participants will adopt computational techniques, learning how to organize and visualize data, generate a 3D environment, elaborate informative maps as resourceful environmental information documents for the recovery of the Sacco river and its natural and social context.
The fee for the workshop include the ownership of the drone built during the event, once the course will be over.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Daylight Simulation Workshop
Green Light New York
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
- Conducting a LEED 3.0 compliance analysis
- Detecting glare at key positions within a building throughout a year
- Developing suitable automated electric lighting and shading controls to maximize daylight availability while controlling glare
October 16th, 6:00 PM
Join Green Light New York for a book presentation and dialogue with Christoph Reinhart. His book, Daylighting Handbook Volume 1, adeptly describes the physical characteristics of the sun and the human eye, lays out the design fundamentals of allowing daylight to guide the massing and shading of a project, and describes the tools available to guide analysis.
This provides 1.5 AIA learning credits.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
October 10-22, 2014
In this online class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Our detailed class outline is available here.
- Orientation: October 10, 9:00 AM-10:30 PM (PDT)
- Training: October 13, 14, 15 and October 20, 21, 22, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (PDT)
Calculate your time zone.
Professional trainers from McNeel Miami and RhinoFabStudio will introduce the main functions of Rhino so you can add 3-D modeling to your design and design communication curriculum without burdening your students with yet another difficult software product. You'll be able to focus on teaching while your students take advantage of the latest 3-D modeling technology with Rhino 5.
Lucía Nasser, TA
Technology Education - SECME, FLL Robotics, and BSTA coordinator
The workshop is free for educators. Proof of status required.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Studio D: Design and Fabrication Lab / Department of Interior Design / FSU as a new Authorized RhinoFabStudio
Please join us in welcoming Studio D: Design and Fabrication Lab / Department of Interior Design / FSU as a new authorized RhinoFabStudio. Established in the summer of 2013, Studio D: Design and Fabrication Studio is a prototyping workspace within the Department of Interior Design. This 3000 square foot facility is a Rhino Fab Studio and housed at the new Carnaghi Arts Building. Studio D is home to the department’s traditional woodshop tools, digital fabrication equipment, and undergraduate and graduate furniture design classroom space. Currently, Studio D is focused on the design and fabrication of small and full-scale prototypes of furniture and interior designs that support the three areas of curriculum development and instruction, research and critical analysis, and product development and material testing. This lab is staffed by Marlo Ransdell, PhD and David Wray, MFA in Tallahassee, FL.
What is a RhinoFabStudio? A 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.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Don't miss this new Rendering competition by Humster 3D. Rhino users are welcome to submit their renderings: Most Legendary Car
The Disruptive Innovation Festival is bringing together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system change for a future economy. It will be held predominantly online and will run for four weeks from 20 October – 14 November 2014.
The overall theme is around building a regenerative economy but captures insights from a broad cross-section of topics including sharing economy, materials science, energy, design, and new business models.
The DIF engages heavily with new and developing ideas relating to critical areas of manufacturing and design including 3D printing.
Rhino users are given the opportunity to:
- Showcase your designs to a global audience including businesses, investors and inventors via our open mic and design challenge opportunities. Apply to host an Open Mic session at www.thinkdif.co/me and find out more about design challenges at www.thinkdif.co/pages/challenges
- Learn more about how design is shaping the world - attend sessions on everything from Cradle to Cradle design to the future of 3D printing.
- Get to a Fab Lab near you and take part in our disruptive innovation maker challenge
INFORMED MATTER - intermediate Grasshopper workshop
Oct 17-19, 2014
The space in which we live can be monitored in many aspects and it appears as a flux, a gradient of data in continuous evolution. Our understanding of the surrounding environment improves every day due to our ability to scan and sample the environment around us at increasing resolution, using better technologies and sensors. Thus the space is revealed as a ever changing data field. Our capability to act and design the space itself can be enhanced by the use of tools able to inform better the design processes with more accurate, specific and variable, in space and time, data streams.
INFORMED MATTER is an intermediate Grasshopper workshop about “data embodiment strategies” and advanced mesh modeling techniques.
Grasshopper is actually a powerful information processor that provides the basis to develop possible strategies to inFORM digital matter morphologies by specific set of data conditions.
The workshop focuses on integrating information processing into digital systems to enable the formation of structures, from the very simple up to more complex ones. The aim is to give an understanding of information and data articulation as a spatial and architectural operation. Results may range from pure data strategies design to data-driven geometries depending on the skill levels and aspirations of each participant. The brief is also open to the suggestions and opportunities that may rise during the workflow.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In the first part of this workshop, participants learn basic parametric design principles in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. In the second part, participants apply these skills to collaboratively design a parametric high-rise. Participants will also learn to prepare a scale model of the tower for digital fabrication. A scale model of the participants’ final design will be fabricated on a 3D-printer and exhibited for the remainder of the Archifest. After the end of Archifest, participants can collect their part of the tower.
Basic familiarity with CAD or 3D-modelling software is required.
Participants should bring their own laptops with the software installed prior to the event.
The registration fee is $75 for the public and $50 for students.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Tonkin Liu has published a new book titled The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure, coinciding with an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Shell Lace Structure is a tailored, single surface structural technique invented by the London based architecture practice Tonkin Liu. The result of five years of intense practice-based research in collaboration with engineers at Arup, the technique integrates structural principles expressed in 500 million years of variation in shells, the ancient art of tailoring, and cutting edge digital manufacturing technology, resulting in ultra-strong, lightweight, and visually unique architectural structures.
Book | The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure by Tonkin Liu
RIBA Exhibition | Tonkin Liu: The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure
RIBA | Show & Tell Tuesdays: The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure, 09/09, 30/09, 07/10, reserve place through Tonkin Liu: firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @tonkinliu
SimplyRhino South Africa has organized a series of workshops at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town (South Africa):
Simply Rhino Level One (Beginner)
20, 21, 22 November (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
This course is for the design professional who is new or nearly new to Rhino and wants to learn the features of Rhino at a moderate pace in an instructor-led environment.
Simply Rhino Level Two (Intermediate/Advanced)
23, 24 and 25 November (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)
The course contains both intermediate and advanced level material and concentrates on explaining NURBS topology in more detail before moving on to practical examples demonstrating efficient modelling techniques, modelling strategy and advanced surfacing.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Sep 30-Oct 2, 2014
Simply Rhino will be present at this years TCT show, 30th September to 2nd October at the NEC in Birmingham. See us on the Roland DG stand J19.
3D Printing, Prototyping, Product Development, Scanning and Digitising are the main attractions at this annual exhibition.
We’ll be demonstrating Rhino 5 driving the new 3D Printer from Roland DG the ARM-10 and the desktop mill SRM-20.
Please come and visit us at this large event, we’ll also be showing the popular renderer V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
RhinoCentre NL, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
Oct 13-16, 2014
Ships – Yachts – Workboats – Multihulls
Goal: Design high quality hulls with Rhino fast and flexible
Rhino enables accurate, flexible and fair hull design with the “Rapid Hull Modeling Methodology”. This method is developed by RhinoCentre in co-operation with other professionals in the marine industry. After years of offering training and services to leading companies in the marine industry worldwide, RhinoCentre finally developed the unique training modules: Prepare2d input and Hull Design and Fairing Level-1 and Level-2.
These three modules are now combined in a three day training that unveils the mystery of Class-A fairing to any designer, naval architect and shipyard. One free extra day enables you to work on your own project under our assistance. You decide which program makes you successful and productive:
- Hull design and fairing Training Level 1 & 2 and Work on your project
- Feedback support on your work
- Project support for your business
METALLIC FREEFORM STRUCTURES
Phase I: September 27th 28th
Phase II: October 3th -5th
Phase III: October 10th-12th
Conference : October 16th
During the workshop, we will investigate the concepts and the design techniques for the development of a coherent design methodology which challenge the traditional perception of the object by raising an open framework for thinking about design as a way of accumulation of different possibilities. We will explore the way how the design intentions and strategies can be embedded deeply in the formation of design, through a set of local interactions, geometrical systems and surfaces. The participants will explore the creative potential of the emerging and dynamic phenomena through the use of a series of algorithmic strategies (grasshopper + plug-ins) for interactive simulation and design optimization. Having the opportunity to experiment with a range of computational tools we will design and fabricate a small pavilion focusing on the properties of aluminum profiles and Etalbond composite material to demonstrate in an artistic way the construction logic of a sustainable and energy saving facade system. The goal of the workshop is to combine technological precision and creativity and connect the architects with the local industries and companies which will provide the material and machinery. The contemporary digital fabrication techniques and the case of CNC (computer numerical control) machines, provide effective connection between design and production and enable the construction of projects into scale 1:1.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Recently, at the F#unctional Londoners meetup group, Goswin Rothenthal presented how he used F# application scripting to construct an associative digital 3D model for the cladding of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Dome. The F#unctional Londoners is a newly launched meetup group whose purpose is to bring together Londoners with an interest in functional programming with F#.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. The complex dome construction is contracted to the Austrian steel specialist, Waagner Biro.
The geometric openings in the dome were inspired by the interlaced palm leaves traditionally used in roofing material. For the cladding of this dome more than 450,000 individual cutting and drilling patterns of custom aluminum extrusions were described and automated. Goswin Rothenthal developed an F# application to represent and organize all the dome's cladding elements. He used Rhino and its .NET API to host the F# DLL for drawing and visualization. With this, they had an integrated work flow in a single parametric model, from the main geometry set down to the manufacturing data.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Level 1 Rhino for Mac Online Training
October 1-8, 2014
This is our first official Rhino for Mac training. Please join us and help shape the future of Rhino for Mac training. Sign up for our first class and receive the $99 promotional price.
- Orientation: Wednesday, October 1 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific)
- Training: Thursday/Friday, October 2-3 and Monday-Wednesday, October 6-8
(9:00 AM -1:00 PM Pacific)
- You will need the latest Rhino for Mac version installed. Rhino 5 for Windows will not be acceptable for this class.
- You will need a stable and fast Internet connection.
- You will need the Rhino 5 Level 1 Training Guide and Models as well as the Rhino for Mac User Guide. You may print the PDF for your reference. Download here.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The messages are gathered from personal wishes collected through social networks. The arm (or leg) is scanned. The characters are fit to form the custom cast. The unique cast is printed in breathable nylon material and delivered to the medical facility to be fitted there. To see this process watch the video.
Fathom creates denser letter groups around the break, where more support is needed, and creates airier sections where support is less critical. This flexibility to customize the cast density creates a breathable, lighter, and all around more comfortable cast. And it's built out of personal messages.
Rhino was used to experiment with different methods of translating the text to the case surface.
September 30 – October 2, 2014
Tampa Convention Center, - Tampa, Florida
IBEX is partnering with Robert McNeel & Associates, Miami's RhinoFabStudio, and DRS Technologies, Inc. for a not-to-miss event. Together, they have created the Advanced Marine Technology Center to offer live demonstrations and educational workshops for IBEX attendees on 3D printing, CNC and laser cutting, and scanning technologies applicable to the marine industry. They will also feature Rhino 5, Orca3D, and several products that RhinoFabStudios use. These include RhinoCAM, Grasshopper, Paneling Tools, and many more…
Stop by for the ongoing IBEX 3D Digital Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Tampa Bay Convention Center, Stands: #2315 and #2414. Come, visit us to see 3D printing by Prototyping Solutions, laser cutting by ESS, and CNC machining by ShopBot. Be sure to bring marine parts or a computer model for expert advice on solving your challenging problems in design, manufacturing, repair, and quality.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The current edition, the fourth, will be held in London from the 18th to 21st of September 2014.
Conference: September 18-19, 2014
Workshops: September 20-21, 2014
The event consists of two days of presentations of accepted papers, followed by two days of hands-on workshops (including Grasshopper, RhinoPython, RhinoCommon, Kangaroo, karamba, RoboFold plug-ins, Evolute, SpiderWeb, Syntactic and Configurbanist), allowing participants, teachers, students and professionals to learn and experiment with new technologies and practices reflected in the themes tackled during the symposium.
Friday, September 12, 2014
SmartForm is a new real-time shape optimization and sculptural design tool for Grasshopper.
Developed by the Smart Space team at BuroHappold, SmartForm is a suite of tools that allows you to rapidly model, analyse and optimize complex freeform shapes found in modern architecture. It has the following components:
- SmartForm: optimize a complex form in real time
- SmartFormAnalyser: rapidly analyse a form and panelisation scheme for a variety of parameters like planarity, distortion, etc.
- SmartClustering: an innovative tool that reduces the amount of unique panels and nodes within a given form.