Showing posts with label T-Splines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label T-Splines. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rhino goes to the movies

Silver Samurai from The Wolverine
Rhino is often used in set models, but we don't often hear about it. But recently Assistant Art Director Andrew Chan featured Rhino in his article in the Art Director's Guild Perspectives magazine.

T-Splines and V-Ray were also used.

A article on the production, The Wolverine: A Study in Japanese Architecture, starts on page 28. Andrew's article, The Silver Samurai, starts on page 36. Both these articles are in the November/December 2013 issue.

Friday, October 4, 2013

GE Jet Engine Bracket Challenge

General Electric just announced the ten finalists for the GE Jet Engine Bracket Challenge.

The contest took place on, the famous online 3D models archive and had a key point of 3D printing technology.

Among the ten finalists there is a project entirely modeled in Rhino by Andreas Anedda and support. They experiment in a new way of modeling in Rhino: a basic mesh was relaxed with Grasshopper and Kangaroo to obtain a fluent shape. After this first step, T-Splines was used again to edit the mesh and reinforce the bracket, creating several rims and cavity to get a stronger and lighter structure similar to a bone. Using these tools, they were able to design a bracket capable of distributing the stress in a very efficient way, creating a complex shape in a relatively short time.

To know more about how to model the Bone414, visit the following link:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Organic inspiration

Using the concept of a whale's backbone Canadian architect Andrew McConnell has created the Vertebrae Staircase, modeled entirely in Rhino and T-Splines.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

T-Splines for Rhino Webinar 3/7/2013

Matt Sederberg and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass host a webinar on Thursday, March 7 to talk about the future of T-Splines for Rhino and what exactly that means for our T-Splines community, both in terms of product development and engagement with the community.

Friday, January 4, 2013


Lisbon (Portugal)
01.02.2013 - 24.06.2013

Rhino3DPortugal has organized the very first RHINOMASTERCLASS, including clusters in Advanced Modeling, BIM, Generative Design, Performative Design, Rendering and Digital Fabrication through the use of Rhino, Grasshopper, VisualARQ, T-Splines, RhinoBIM, Geco, DIVA, RhinoNest, Photoshop and Ilustrator.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Autodesk T-Splines v3.4 plug-in for Rhino 5 released

T-Splines v3.4 for Rhino is now released. It works with Rhino 4 and Rhino 5 (both 32- and 64-bit). You can download it here.

Improvements include:
  • Symmetry detection and symmetric operations are more reliable and usually faster. Embedding radial/axial symmetries in the same model in particular is a lot more reliable. 
  • Exact insertion has been completely rewritten. It is much more reliable on complex T-Spline surfaces, and exact insertion is now supported on symmetric meshes (i.e. you won’t lose symmetry).
  • Rewrote the code for standardizing meshes, which also affects surface generation. There were certain complex arrangements of T-points and star-points which caused crashes in the past; we expect these to work correctly now. In a few cases, we are aware of models that worked in version 3.2 of the Rhino plugin, but not in 3.3. If you had a model like this, we expect it to work again in this version.
  • There have been many changes to improve performance. Notably, tsMatch is a lot faster, and the G1 caps are slightly faster. There were some specific cases where undoing a weld between two surfaces would take a very long time to complete; this should now be acceptably fast.
  • Many obscure crash bugs were fixed.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Modeling and Scripting Workshops in Dubai

Modeling, Parametric and Generative Design workshops in Dubai (UAE)
October 2012 - January 2013

Zayad Motlib and Muhammed Shameel are pleased to announced a series of 7 workshops that will cover basic and advanced modeling with Rhino, T-Splines, Paneling Tools and Section Tools, and parametric and generative design with RhinoScript and Grasshopper:

  • Oct 5-6: Rhino Modeling
  • Nov 2-3: Advanced Modeling with T-Splines, Paneling Tools and Section Tools
  • Nov 16-17: Introduction to Grasshopper
  • Nov 30-Dec 1: Advanced Grasshopper
  • Dec 14-15: Introduction to RhinoScript
  • Jan 11-12: Advanced RhinoScript
  • Jan 25-26: Design oriented workshop

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Webinar: Shoe Design - T-Splines 3.3 for Rhino

T-Splines 3.3 for Rhino (currently in beta) contains new tools for reverse engineering that have a broad application across many industries.

In a free webinar on December 7, T-Splines user Kevin Pasko will show how T-Splines 3.3 for Rhino enhances the footwear modeling process.

T-Splines CAD assets can be easily reused and reshaped for different variations, and the unique push-pull T-Splines modeling approach enhances creativity.

Kevin will show how T-Splines can be used to create editable, digital lasts. He will also demonstrate the creation of the mid-sole and out-sole of an athletic shoe with T-Splines.

T-Splines models are unique in that the each part is watertight, unified surface that can be easily pushed and pulled to get different variations.  T-Splines models convert to NURBS or meshes for downstream compatibility.

Though this webinar will be focused on the footwear industry, the design principles Kevin will use are general and applicable to many industries.

If you missed the November 29 webinar about the new T-Splines reverse engineering tools, you can see a recording of it here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

T-Splines 3.3 new reverse engineering tools

T-Splines 3.3 for Rhino (to be released in late November) will contain new tools for reverse engineering. You can fit T-Splines surfaces to scanned data to get an editable, unified, watertight surface.

See a sneak peek of the new tools here and register for a webinar of the new tools (November 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EST) here.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Marine tradeshows in the Netherlands

NDAR, Rhino Authorized Reseller, will be exhibiting at the following marine tradeshows.

Come visit its booth to see the latest developments on ShipConstructor, GHS, MAESTRO, ShipWeight, Rhino, Orca3D, RhinoParametrics, RhinoPhoto and T-Splines.
  • Nov 10-12 - EUROPORT - Rotterdam (Netherlands) - ShipConstructor stand #5109
  • Nov 16-18 - METS - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - ShipConstructor stand # 10.501A (SuperYacht Pavilion)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Unscripted T-Splines demo

T-Splines greatly simplifies organic modeling in Rhino and SolidWorks. However, if you’re used to modeling with NURBS in Rhino or other CAD programs, it can take a different way of thinking to take full advantage of T-Splines and learning a new way to do things can be daunting.

In that vein, we introduce the UNSCRIPTED DEMO webinar. In this free webinar, Kyle Houchens will model an entire water gun in T-Splines for Rhino, starting from a sketch.

Since Kyle has not have modeled this before, he will make some mistakes during the webinar. The value of this webinar will come from seeing him talk through his strategy, including fixing his mistakes.

We’re a little unsure of his timing on this, so if Kyle goes over 60 minutes before he gets to his first concept, we’ll give all live attendees a coupon for $25 off a copy of T-Splines for Rhino.

Why you should attend:

See how T-Splines can save you significant modeling time and help you create superior models.

Learn more about the thought process of working with T-Splines.

See an experienced T-Splines user work through unplanned-for difficulties—just like you will need to yourself!

Get immediate answers to your questions from our T-Splines staff during the demo in the webinar chat box.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Photos from Fabrication Workshop

RhinoFabLab posted audience photos from a Computation Workshop held in Shanghai last June and July. American Academy in China (AAC) collaborated with Tongji University to put on this workshop for students from both China and the US. McNeel Asia offered Rhino, T-Splines, and Grasshopper basic training.

Friday, September 2, 2011

T-Splines Design Contest Winners

The T-Splines Design Contest 2011, Make the World a Better Place, is over and the judges have spoken. Entries were submitted from all over the world, in the catagories of Architecture, Transit, Jewelry, Consumer Products, and Miscellaneous.

Electric Sailplane: Joseph Culbert, Orange Beach, USA

Monday, August 29, 2011

T-Splines webinar series

During the month of September, T-Splines will be hosting a series of three free webinars, showing how T-Splines for Rhino can be used to model and design a car body.

  • Part 1: Sept 1 - Roughing out the shape of the body, building the A and C pillars.

  • Part 2: Sept 8 - Adding wheel wells and bumpers, getting an accurate model.

  • Part 3: Sept 13 - Final details, spoilers, mirrors, vents, preparing the model for data transfer.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

T-Splines User Group Meeting in Vancouver, BC

Register now for the first ever T-Splines for Rhino User Group meeting/Level II training on Thursday, August 11 in Vancouver, BC. Meeting will be held immediately following the SIGGRAPH conference.

The agenda features training in the morning and user presentations in the afternoon. The event is designed to send you home with both the inspiration of seeing how to use T-Splines to make better organic models, and the point-and-click skills to actually get it done.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Report Rhino UK User Meeting 2011

The Rhino UK User Meeting 2011 took place on the 6th July at the Design Museum in London with a great success, fully booked and with amazing presentations by users and plug-in developers.

Dmitry Ushakov, CEO at Ledas Ltd. (developers of RhinoWorks), presented at this event and wrote a great report.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Architecture webinar on June 22

Join T-Splines this Wednesday for their architecture webinar with EvoluteTools. Presenters will show how to use T-Splines and EvoluteTools for Rhino together to model and panel free-form architectural surfaces.

Date: Wednesday, June 22nd
Time: 12:00PM (Eastern)

Friday, June 10, 2011

T-Splines Design Contest

The T-Splines Design Contest 2011, Make the World a Better Place, is designed to promote the creation of new and innovative 3D designs using T-Splines for Rhino and tsElements for SolidWorks. All design entries should reflect the theme of the contest, demonstrating a potential to improve the world in some way.


Architecture, Transit, Jewelry, Consumer Products, and Miscellaneous.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Organic seating design

Belgium furniture Peter Donders designed this striking aluminum chair with T-Splines for Rhino. The chair is cast in one piece in a 3D printed sand mold.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rhino UK User Meeting 2011

July 6 - Rhino UK User Meeting 2011 - Design Museum London, UK

Simply Rhino UK, in association with HP, presents the Rhino UK User Meeting 2011.

Presentations include (more to follow):

Making Up Things
Stuart Wood - Senior Designer
Heatherwick Studio

T-Splines 3.0 for Rhino
Matt Sederberg

Class A Surfacing Goes Mainstream
Peter Salzmann
Virtual Shape Research

HP Designjet 3D Printers
Graham Bennet

The Hand and The Glove
Michael Eden
Eden Ceramics

Constraint-Based Parametric Modeling with RhinoWorks
Dmitry Ushakov

Rhinoceros, Design Environment and Development Platform
Carlos Pérez
McNeel Europe

From Rhino to Reality
Gerard Petersen

Scan & Solve - Analysis in Rhino
Vadim Shapiro
Intact Solutions

V-Ray for Rhino - Next Version Preview
Chaos Group / Simply Rhino UK