Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tanusas Resort, a nook cuddled by breezes and palm trees, and where the sea softens its sensible space.
"For me the goal of this project was the proper reading of the local architecture re-interpreted in a high tech tool such as Rhino. Giving me the freedom to design freely the whole magnitude of the project. During the process I never did any physical model, all digital, surrounded by aboriginals in a very undeveloped environment.
The arquitecture itself merges with the surroundings, to outline the local design in a contemporary fashion.
I design every single detail of this project with Rhinoceros, and was the best decision I ever make."
Bernardo Bouquet-Roldan Crespo
Founder and Principal of archi[o]logics, Adolfo Nadal is a professional with a manifold career in architecture, education, design, and computational geometry.
Adolfo has been kind enough to share his manuals on Computational Design (in Spanish) on issuu:
- Diseño paramétrico explícito con Grasshopper
- Diseño paramétrico y algorítmico
- RhinoScript - Python - Diseño Algorítmico
- Modelado y visualización con Rhino - Introducción al diseño algorítmico
INFORMED MATTER workshop
March 6-8, 2015
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 surrounding environment is improving 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 and our cap-ability 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, December 16, 2014
Kevin Caron typically uses his 3D printer to create his sculptures. Recently he expanded its uses to print a pedestal for a recently sold art work. In the process he also created an explanatory video for this simple but practical Rhino use.
The pedestal was a round base with an oval top and required a more robust program than the CAD program Kevin had been running. This is where Rhino came in. Getting straight sides is a "piece of cake. It did it just perfect, once I found the right button."
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The ornaments have been 3D printed and are now hanging in the East Wing of the White House for the holidays. They will later go to the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
Three of the runner ups also used Rhino to create their designs: starball, Essence of the Ice, and The Christmas State of Mind Ornament.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
A new beta 3.45.179 is now available for RhinoBIM_Structure
including a number of fixes and enhancements. Also new is a
User Data function in the Manage tab that allows you to attach any information to any geometry and create a report.
Download beta 3.45.179...
Please join us in welcoming UNIVERSIDAD ICESI as a new Authorized RhinoFabStudio. ICESI has developed innovative academic programs and encourages students to search for knowledge through the "Active Learning" method, in order to produce better, well-prepared professionals. ICESI is recognized as one of the most important and renowned universities in Colombia due to its rigorous academic standards and its wide and diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs.
For more information on ICESI's RhinoFabStudio, please contact:
Lina Marcela Quintero Villareal
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.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
US$99 per person
A few seats are still available, register now.
Join instructor Rajaa Issa as she explores the concepts of paneling and surface rationalization in Rhino 5 using the PanelingTools add-on. The class will be comprehnsive and cover material from concept generation, detailed design for fabrication and parametric paneling. More...
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:
Jewellery with HDR Light Studio
3rd December 2014
This thirty minute webinar will look at jewellery visualisation and is co-presented by Mark Segasby of Lightmap – the makers of HDR Light Studio.
Jewellery rendering is essentially all about reflections and refractions and Mark will demonstrate how HDR Light Studio makes it easy to fully control and place reflections precisely merely by selecting the appropriate face on the model.
Lighting, reflections and background can all be controlled with the V-Ray Dome Light and the ‘out of the box’ support for HDR Light Studio Live.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Just a reminder, a single-user commercial Rhino license is a license for one concurrent user at a time.
But yes, we do want you to share your commercial Rhino license when you are not using it… as long as it is under your control. The best way to keep control is to put your licenses in the Zoo.
Installing and using the Zoo is very easy (and free). Details…
Besides using the Zoo, here are a few other things that will help protect your license.
- Register to make it easier for us to help in case of a lost or stolen license.
- Buy from an authorized Rhino dealer.
- Keep your license keys in a safe place… just like you would cash.
- Never share your license key.
In March we did a post on Fimbulvetr snowshoes designed with Rhino (and Grasshopper). We finally met the designers and see those delightful snowshoes up close. We were at our 2014 Rhino meeting in Spain -- a few days full of outstanding presentations, conferences, and networking. Two of the speakers were the brothers, Kristian Wenstøp and Fredrik Wenstøp (Pivot Produkt Design), discussing the crampons, flotation, weights, and easy on-and-off. We were not disappointed and I am ready to take up snowshoeing.
Now we are anxious to see who will sell them in the United States. Meanwhile, Fimbulvetr ships globally from their website.
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
CLIMATE RIBBON™ is a design by Hugh Dutton Associés that combines precision engineering and environmental design with an elegant sculptural form: an exciting union of art and science.
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 email@example.com 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.