Thursday, September 21, 2017

food4Rhino reaches 2 Million downloads!


food4Rhino reached recently 2.000.000 downloads!

Hereby we want to thank all the developers that contribute with their Rhino plug-ins, Grasshopper add-ons and scripts, and of course to all our customers. 

On our side, we continue improving the platform and as always your feedback is welcome!

Webinar: Rhino and RhinoCAM (in Spanish)


icreatia has organized a Rhino & RhinoCAM 2017 free webinar (in Spanish) on the 28th Sep at 5pm.

Learn different strategies on how to mill your 3D models directly in Rhino!

Car Render Challenge by HUM3D


It's time for the Fourth annual Hum3D competition for the best Car render! 

It is the largest awards event for the car 3d modeling and visualization industry.

Everything is as usual: you have to create a car 3d model, put it into 3D environment and make a beautiful render. There are no limits for your creative ideas: you can choose any automobile you like whether it is racing or imaginary vehicle. 

Webinar: Engineering Simulation with Rhino and SimScale


McNeel Europe and SimScale have joined forces to develop a free online workshop about the application of engineering simulation dedicated for Rhino Users. 

Participants will receive a hands-on, interactive introduction to the fundamentals of engineering simulation, and will learn how to combine Rhino with the free, cloud-based SimScale platform to improve the performance of their designs. By participating, you will learn:

- How to prepare your Rhino model for simulation
- How engineers and designers can accelerate the development of products using simulation
- How SimScale enables everyone with a web browser to run sophisticated simulations for free

The workshop consists of two webinar sessions, which you can attend independently:

  • Introduction to Fluid Flow Simulation, 27th of September, 6:00PM CEST
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics Simulation, 2nd of October, 6:00 PM CEST


Register now at https://www.simscale.com/rhino/

Note: We send a recording of the webinar to all registrants, so it does not hurt to sign up even if you cannot attend.

RebusFarm for Rhino


RebusFarm is a spin-off from RebusMedia and was founded in Cologne, Germany, in 2006 by Ralph Huchtemann.

RebusFarm aims at fulfilling the growing need of rendering power in the field of 3D-animation. RebusFarm supports a wide range of 3D applications, including the host applications, as well as secondary rendering applications. Furthermore, RebusFarm targets offering the largest possible rendering capacity at the most affordable price, while maintaining service oriented contact to the customer.

In 2009 RebusFarm presented a completely new and unique concept for integrating a render farm into the workflow of the 3D community by publishing the Farminizer Software (Patent pending). This revolutionary new concept gave the user full access to the power of the render farm from inside their 3D application. Another milestone was the development of android and iPhone apps, enabling the user to control the Rebus Render Farm at any time.

Warka Water



Award-winning Warka Water, by architect Arturo Vittori from Architecture and Vision, is now raising a new crowdfunding campaing to build a Warka Tower in Haiti.

Warka Tower is an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable water source for rural populations who face challenges in accessing drinkable water. The tall structure is designed to harvest potable water from the atmosphere. It collects rain and also harvests fog and dew. The air always contains a certain amount of water, depending on the local atmospheric conditions—temperature and humidity—making it possible to get water from air almost anywhere in the world.

Warka Water was fully developed with Rhino and Grasshopper.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Job opening at Amazon Go: Senior Store Prototyping Designer




Amazon Go is looking for a Senior Store Prototyping Designer

Role:
As a Store Prototyping Designer for Amazon Go, you devise brilliant methods of testing concepts through creative prototyping techniques. As part of this team, you develop mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate and test design concepts, interactions, and construction methods. You work in close collaboration with industrial designers, store experience designers, product managers, and cross-functional technology partners. You craft interactive physical design solutions that incorporate all the design details that matter most to Amazon Go customers, store associates, and technologists and produce them at the right fidelity. You build in new ideas, technologies, and ingenious ways for customers to interact with your prototypes. You’ll be hands-on at every step of the prototyping process, shepherding ideas from the design concept phase through mockups, piloting, production, delivery, and ongoing iteration.

Responsibilities:

  • Take designs from concepts to technical modeling in the appropriate software, through to completed prototypes.
  • Ensure that customer and store associate needs, along with design, construction, and technology requirements, are accounted for in your designs.
  • Work with design, research, and testing teams to weave new insights from our prototypes into final, production-ready designs.
  • Lead and collaborate with prototype suppliers to achieve high standards for design integrity, engineering quality, and efficiency.
  • Participate in cross-functional strategy, timing, and process decisions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Industrial Design, Technical Design, or a related advanced production design field with 5+ years of working experience.
  • Design, technical knowledge, and working experience related to all phases of the development process including ideation, prototyping, testing, manufacturing, and assembly.
  • High level of skill producing, interpreting and working with technical drawings and operating industry-standard drafting and design tools.
  • Experience working directly with suppliers in the development and prototyping of store designs or related physical customer experiential environments, as well as leading prototyping and fabrication vendors. Highly creative, self-motivated, and enjoy independently running multiple parallel-path projects.

HAL Robotics Framework 1.0: Beta announcement



HAL Robotics is pleased to announce that the 1.0 beta versions of the Core feature-set and the Grasshopper client application are now available. 

The Hall Robotics Framework provides powerful tools to model, program, simulate and control industrial machinery directly from McNeel products.
Users that download the 1.0 beta will be able to test and break work-in-progress versions of:

  • Accurate real-time simulation 
  • Trajectory diagnosis including detection of out-of reach and singular positions
  • Motions specified in Cartesian or joint spaces
  • Simulation of blended motions
  • Online preset catalogs accessible from within Grasshopper, of robots, tools and controllers ready to drop in to your scripts
  • Program translation to ABB RAPID, KUKA KRL or Universal Robots URScript
  • Lightweight installer which allows you to add, remove and update extensions to the framework with ease
  • Cloud-based licenses to share between you own computers or your whole organisation
  • User interface adapting to the level of control you require

Master’s Degree in Advanced Infographics at Universidad Politécnica Madrid


The Master’s Degree in Advanced Infographics is a postgraduate professional program at the convergence of technology, architecture, art and design presented by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Its academic structure offers advanced training in the technical skills necessary to recast the boundaries of these disciplines while fostering critical thought in the context of design speculation.

The course is intended for qualified architects, engineers, artists or designers who have completed their bachelor´s degree or equal level certificate. The program is given in English.

If you are interested in applying to MIAU or to any of the separate modules, please send us a hey! to hey@miauhaus.org
The application period for 2017-2018 is still open!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Conference in Digital Fabrication for Furniture Industry in Colombia




The Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana's (UPB's) RhinoFabStudio and Rhino3D Colombia invite you to participate in the Digital Fabrication for Furniture Industry Conference.

Please join Iván González and Jorge Victoria, designers at Wood Tech Company, who will share their experiences of digital manufacturing with wood products with the use of CAD and CAM softwares. 

Date: 

September 19, 2017

Time: 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Place: 
Auditorio Ignacio Vieira in UPB Colombia


For more information, please contact Andres Franco by email: 


What is a 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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

New Course: Rhino in Architecture, Seattle




October 24-27, 2017

Robert McNeel & Associates - Seattle


Join us for our first Rhino in Architecture workshop! We have the honor of Francesc Salla, Architect and VisualARQ Product Manager at Asuni Barcelona joining the class as a guest instructor.

In this comprehensive 4-day workshop you'll learn to create 3D Rhino models of a variety of architectural projects. You will learn basic techniques to develop and modify architectural elements (like walls, doors, windows, roofs, and stairs) from precise plans. Models will be rendered and set up in Layouts for presentations. Generating 2D plans, sections, and elevations from the 3D model will also be covered.

Sign up today! Seats are limited.

Topics:


  • Modeling Architecture elements like walls, doors, windows, roofs, mullions, decks, stairs.
  • Adding Details and entourages like furniture, lights, curtains and organic shapes like pillows.
  • Creating the reusable blocks/context.
  • Parametrize your design with Grasshopper
  • Rendering: Lighting, Materials Texture Mapping
  • Rendering Engines: Rhino Render and Flamingo
  • Landscape with Flamingo and Lands
  • Integrating flexible BIM feature to Rhino with VisualARQ
  • Creating Patterns with PanelingTools.
  • Present your designs with screen capturing, rendering, and layouts
  • Additional topics: Terrain with Lands, Rhino to Google Earth, Rhino to VR, Solar Analysis
Target Audience:
  • This workshop is for professionals working in architecture, digital fabrication, and other building related fields, as well as students in these fields.
  • This workshop will build on your existing Rhino modeling experience, and apply it to generating architectural content.
  • This workshop introduces these Rhino plug-ins for architecture: Flamingo nXt, PanelingTools, VisualARQ, LANDS, VR and SolarAnalysis and other advanced Rhino commands like Layouts, Blocks and SolidTools.
Prerequisites:
  • Rhinoceros Level 1 or equivalent. We will assume the student can efficiently navigate the Rhino application and model, create curves surface and solids. Edit curves, surface and solids.
  • Having some familiarity with dimensions, text, and layouts will be beneficial.

Registration now open for DIVA Day - Berkeley, California


Friday, October 27

Registration for DIVA Day 2017 is now open.

DIVA Day is an annual symposium on environmental analysis tools used in design practice, research, and architectural education. This year's symposium is hosted by the Center for the Built Environment at the University of California Berkeley.  

The 2017 symposium is concentrating on the science, modeling, and design application of circadian/healthy lighting. They are introducing Solemma's new product, ALFA - Adaptive Lighting for Alertness, a new circadian lighting design software for architects and lighting professionals.

Some of the confirmed speakers for DIVA Day are:

  • Steven Lockley, Harvard Medical School
  • Susan Ubbelohde, UC Berkeley and Loisos + Ubbelohe
  • Mehlika Inanici, University of Washington
  • Dan Weissman, Lam Partners
  • Nathaniel Jones, Arup
  • Jon Sargent, Solemma

As in previous years, DIVA Day will hold a student competition. Show how you are using DIVA for Rhino and win a $1500 stipend for travel to DIVA Day. The deadline is October 6th.

New Online Courses with ThinkParametic



Creating Interfaces for Data Visualization with Human UI for Grasshopper
In this course, you´ll learn how to create interactive interfaces from your Grasshopper definitions with the Human UI plug-in, to allow you to display your information clearly and also enhance the participation of the design process with people that might not be familiar with parametric modeling techniques. Register here.
  




Anemone 101 - Using Loops in Grasshopper
Learn about the Anemone plug-in for Grasshopper which enables you to create loops within Grasshopper definitions.

Besides the technical aspects of the plug-in of how to properly set up loops, this course will cover topics like object-oriented programming and understanding recursive behaviors and several small case scenarios where implementing loops may become handy. Register here.




View Optimization Using Galapagos For Grasshopper
This course focuses on using the evolutionary solver Galapagos to optimize building shapes according to their views. It continues from the Galapagos 101 course to a more hands-on case study. By mastering Galapagos and understanding the power of an evolutionary solver, you can make smarter and better-informed decisions early in the design process. Register here.
 



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Join us at the 2017 AEC Technology Symposium!



October 19, Thursday - Workshops
October 20, Friday - Symposium
October 21-22, Saturday-Sunday - 30-hour Hackathon

Join leading developers at CORE studio at Thornton Tomasetti for the fifth annual AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon. A great set of speakers is lined up for this year's Symposium Merging and Emerging: AEC Futures. This event has become one of the best places to talk to many of the leaders in emerging AEC technology.

Come meet Dale Fugier and Steve Baer from McNeel & Associates. Bring your development questions.  Find out from the source about Rhino development platforms. Dale and Steve will be there to answer any questions about Rhino and Grasshopper development tools.

More information will be posted in the coming weeks regarding schedule, registration, and speakers. You can stay informed by following Core studio on Twitter, Instagram, and the web site.

Do not miss this opportunity. Register now!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rhino User Meeting in Berlin - October 5, 2017


McNeel Europe is organizing a Rhino User Meeting at the UDK Berlin on the 5th October 2017.

Come join us and learn more about state-of-the-art Digital Design and Fabrication.

Get inspiration from industry experts in different fields: Architecture, Engineering, Product Design, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Visualization, 3D Printing, Robotic Milling, Environmental Analysis, and much more!

Get the latest news about Rhino WIP, Grasshopper and food4Rhino.

Watch presentations and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from our exhibitor partners.



And don’t miss the Grasshopper User Meeting on the 4th of October, hosted by Parametric Support at Archimedes Exhibitions! (This event requires a separate registration here.)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Designing with Algorithms - A Trend in Digital Design Modeling



How do you approach algorithms for modeling? When Raymundo Burgueno sees people who use traditional software to make each component, he says "What you need is someone who is proficient in Rhino with Grasshopper."

Raymundo goes on to explain that if you have never programmed, learning to write algorithms in Grasshopper can be difficult. You have to approach modeling very differently than you do in traditional NURBS-based modeling workflows.

With Grasshopper the most powerful part of the work process is that once you have written the algorithm, you can customize it and instantly change the parameters in every step of the process. By controlling each data set you can make design changes based on other parameters, such as distance or space, in the design modeling process.

In the article in Formtrends Raymundo takes a quick look at this process.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

APX+ 201.7 Workshop in Bulgaria


APX+ 201.7 Workshop 
September 21-26, 2017
Expo Center Flora
Burgas, Bulgaria

APX+ workshop started in 2011 as the first event in Bulgaria for parametric design and advanced architectural modeling, as well as manufacturing in architecture. 

APX+ 201.7 is the seventh edition, continuing the trend of the creation of practical knowledge to use the software Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. The basic seminar is two days, followed by two more days of advanced seminar learning how to model complex NURBS models. Students will create parametric definitions generating practical objects. 

This intensive workshop covers most of the functionality of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, and will expose some methods for working with plug-ins to both programs. Issues such as BIM modeling in Rhinoceros, visualization, import/export of a geometry, and real project tasks will be explained. 

On the fifth and sixth days, APX+ continues with real workshop practice in which students explore digital production methods with computer-controlled machines and their relationship with digital modeling. The aim will be the creation of a real prototype at a real scale. There will then be one more day for the official opening to present the finished projects and for diploma ceremony.

Tutors: 
MArch. Octavian Gheorghiu (Foster+Partners)
MArch. Emil Burulyanov (Decor Design)
MArch. Hristo Topchiev (Topchiev Architects)
MArch. Joana Topchieva (Topchiev Architects)
MArch. Ivan Palazov (Sofa Lab)

This workshop is organized by Varna Design Forum and financed and hosted by the Municipality of Burgas.



Friday, September 1, 2017

Last call: Rhino Workshop (Decoding Craftsmanship II) - September 21-22, Fartha, Riverstick Co. Cork (Ireland)


Decoding Craftsmanship II - Rhino Workshop
September 21-22, 2017
Joseph Walsh Studio
Fartha, Riverstick Co. Cork
P43 X898
Ireland


There are still seats available for the upcoming Rhino Workshop at Joseph Walsh Studio as part of the Decoding Craftsmanship II event.

This two-day workshop, exclusively developed by Simply Rhino Limited UK for Decoding Craftsmanship II, is geared towards design and engineering professionals of all disciplines who have a basic understanding of Rhino but wish to improve their overall knowledge and become more confident and productive.

The course contains intermediate level material and begins with explaining NURBS topology in more detail before moving to practical examples demonstrating efficient modeling techniques, modeling strategy, and avoiding common modeling problems.





Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Facades+ Los Angeles: Early Bird Registration Now Open




Facades+ returns to Los Angeles on October 19-20, 2017. The conference goal is to focus on the design and performance on the next generation of facades. Conference leaders will provide proven insights on how to make your ideas become reality. 

Early-bird registration is now open! Register here

Facades+ unites top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high-performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by LA’s unique architectural landscape. Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation—from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies.

Watch the conference site for workshop details. Sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon of Day 2.

ZAA architects inc. - New Authorized RhinoFabStudio



We'd like to welcome ZAA architects inc. as a new Certified RhinoFabStudio

ZAA architects is a Montreal-based architectural firm founded by the architect Zoubeir Azouz. The firm primarily focuses on commercial, residential and institutional projects with additional interests in parametric architecture and generative structures. 

ZAA / DesignLab recently opened to the public allowing people from any skill level to experiment and play with 3D tools including a laser cut machine, 3D scanner, projector, and 3D printer. Most of the work in their DesignLab is created using Rhino software and GrasshopperZAA / DesignLab also has a Certified Rhino Trainer offering courses.


Location: 
370 Guy street suite 216, 
Montreal, QC, H3J 1S6, Canada.

Follow ZAA architects on social media: Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn


For more information, please contact Zoubeir Azouz
 or call +1 (514) 260-8981


What is a 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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows begins on Friday




Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows - Online Course
September 1-14, 2017
US$200 - Register here.


In this online class, 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. Our detailed class outline is available here.


Dates: 
  • Friday, September 1 - 9:00am-11:00am (Orientation)
  • Tuesday-Thursday, September 5-7 - 9:00am-1:00pm 
  • Tuesday-Thursday, September 12-14 - 9:00am-1:00pm
    All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Calculate your time zone. 


Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live, online training. All sessions will be recorded and posted for your study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience.

The class will be in English using the GoToTraining software.


Notes (what you need for the class): 
  • Rhino 5 for Windows software installed. Rhino for Mac is not acceptable software for this class. 
  • A stable and fast Internet connection. 
  • A headset/microphone combo. 
  • A hard copy of the Rhino Level 1 Training Manual, which you may download here.

Generative Processes in Architectural Design Workshop in Panama



PC CAD is hosting a 4-day workshop in Generative Processes in Architectural Design in Panama. 

In this workshop, 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. Also, you'll learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led hands-on instruction environment. It will give students a functional understanding of Grasshopper and Parametric design. This will allow them to build on this understanding into more advanced projects of their own!

An Open House, 'Rhino Launch Event - Panamá 2017', follows the workshop. The open house, available to the public, is where you will learn from certified professionals the most innovative technologies in 3D modeling, data-driven design, and much more. 

Workshop Location: 
Altos del Chase N° 46F, Ave. de la Amistad
El Dorado, Panama City, Panamá.

Open House Location: 
Sortis Hotel
56 and 57 Street.
Obarrio, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá.

Dates: 
Workshop: September 25th (Monday) - 28th (Thursday)
Open House: Friday, September 29th, 2017

Times: 
Workshop: From 8am-5pm
Open House: From 8am-12pm

Fee: 
Workshop: $700.00+7% 
Open House: Free Pass


For additional information and to register please call: (+507) 236.3937 – 236.0370 or email Isabel Sandrea.

What is a 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.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Rhino Beam Tools plug-in

  
NAVINN announced Rhino Beam Tools, a new Rhino plug-in built as a bridge between Rhino and specialized beam calculation software.

At the moment, the only supported export format is for Steel, which is Bureau Veritas' (Certification office) official software for beam calculation certifications.

RhinoPiping Pro+ Beta now available


NAVINN recently announced the release of RhinoPiping Pro+ Beta, free for all existing RhinoPiping Pro users.

RhinoPiping Pro+ brings new advanced features to RhinoPiping Pro, such as IFC export for AEC, and a smarter iso layout generator. It is distributed as a separate plug-in but needs RhinoPiping Pro with a valid license to work.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

ComplexityParameterized: September 10-12, Baghdad




Baghdad - September 10-12

ComplexityParameterized is a 3-day workshop for participants with no previous experience in Grasshopper or parametric design techniques. The program introduces them to both the theoretical and technical knowledge required to explore possibilities of the new design medium.

This workshop is an introductory workshop to parametric design. It will explore tools and techniques of the parametric design space using Grasshopper - the generative modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros. It will also include a lecture and presentations on the subject of complexity in natural systems and how to incorporate it as a design tool. More...

Dates:

September 10: 09:00-15:00 – lecture + lesson + tutoring
September 11: 09:00-15:00 – lesson + tutoring
September 12: 09:00-15:00 – presentation + lesson + tutoring

Subscription fee: 

$120 Students/Professionals

Registration:

Email Hasan Hadi or call 077 17944309
The deadline for registration is September 3, 2017.

The workshop technical tutorials will include:
  • Software interface
  • Components
  • Lists and Data Tree: management, manipulation, visualization
  • Geometry generation from data stream
  • Basic exercises (Attractor field, Surface subdivision, Morphing)
  • Advanced exercise: Data-reactive component – data-reactive tessellation on NURBS surface.
  • Data flow: data tree and path mapping
  • Mesh syntax and construction
  • Mesh tessellation and subdivision tools [Lunchbox and Weaverbird]
  • Geometry instantiation – mesh power copy
  • Application of the learned techniques in a parametric design exercise.

Software and skills:

Basic modeling skill in Rhino is preferred, but not mandatory. Participants should bring their own laptop with pre-installed software (software download links will be given after subscription).

Workshop leader:

Zayad Motlib, Director at d-NAT and AmorphouStudio

Organized by: 

This workshop is organized by d-NAT
http://www.d-nat.net




Parametric & Digital Design-Fabrication in Guatemala



Mecano CNC is hosting a 3-day workshop in Parametric Design & Digital Fabrication in Guatemala. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to develop accurate and free form geometries with Rhinoceros 5 and manage concepts and features in Grasshopper for data-driven digital fabrication. 

The class includes the use of RhinoCAM. Some samples will be cut on the CNC and laser machines.

Basic knowledge of Rhino is required.

Bring your own laptop computer. It will be fun!.

Licenses are not included. Ask about the discounts for that day.


Location:
Km. 30.2 Ruta Antigua Guatemala 
San Lucas Sacatepéquez,
Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Date:  September 7th - 9th, 2017.
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 1:30pm - 6:30pm 
Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm 

Fees: 
$200 Professionals
$180 Students

For additional information and to register please email:  designbyrandom@gmail.com 


What is a 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.