Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Grasshopper Masterclass by Cademy (August 10-11, 2024)

Grasshopper Masterclass
August, Sat 10 - Sun 11
07:00 AM – 14:00 PM EST | 14:00 PM – 21:00 PM UTC

Are you an industrial designer looking to learn parametric modeling? Have you tried to learn Grasshopper on your own and found the complexity overwhelming (Graft, Flatten, Data Trees, etc.)?

The Grasshopper Masterclass by Cademy is an online LIVE course where you will learn how to use Grasshopper from the ground up with industrial design examples. Grasshopper can help designers create a parametric workflow and generate quick iterations of designs, complex textures, and algorithmic 3D modeling approaches.

Join Aman Agrawal in this two-day live interactive workshop and learn how to use Grasshopper from the ground up with industrial design examples. Gain insights into how Grasshopper is used by companies like Bosch, Logitech, and Hamilton Beach to create complex parametric textures.

Monday, July 22, 2024

Rhino 7 & Rhino 8 Intermediate courses - BOGO Offer

Are you ready to elevate your design skills to the next level? We have an irresistible offer just for you!

For a limited time, you can take advantage of Rhino3D.Education's exclusive BOGO (Buy One, Get One) offer on Rhino 7 and Rhino 8 Intermediate courses.

Enroll and receive both online courses for the price of one at $79.95! This special bundle includes Rhino 7 and Rhino 8 Intermediate courses in English and Spanish with subtitles in multiple languages.

Register Now!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024



The Fab Foundation Poland GH_MASX10 Masterclass Series is coming slowly to an end. Judy Curie would like to invite you to the last 3 advanced masterclasses of the series all about programming! 

The CODING MASTERCLASS BUNDLE is the final trio of courses from the GH_MASX10 SERIES, brought to you by Fab Foundation Poland and Object!

Throughout three weekends, this intensive program will guide you through the fundamentals of programming in C# specifically for Grasshopper3d. By the end of the course, you'll be equipped with the skills to create your own custom components!

What You'll Learn:
  • Understanding the fundamentals of parametric design
  • Navigating the Rhino and Grasshopper interfaces with ease
  • Creating parametric models to enhance design efficiency and flexibility
  • Exploring advanced scripting techniques for custom solutions
  • Integrating parametric design into your workflow for seamless collaboration and iteration

All the masterclasses are onsite in Wrocław:
Fab Institute, Łokietka 12c, 50-243 Wrocław, Poland, Fab Institute

2-day masterclass every second weekend! (Saturday 10.00AM-6.00PM, Sunday 10.00AM-6.00PM)

Grasshopper UK UGM June 2024 – Meeting Notes

On Wednesday 12th June 2024, Simply Rhino held the Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting at Thornton Tomasetti (TT) in London. This free event was kindly hosted by the team from TT and delivered to a busy room at their London base.

Simply Rhino has made a full meeting report and invites you to view it below. They hope this is useful for those unable to attend and those who joined but would enjoy a reminder of the presentations. Thanks to Luca Biselli for his help with the write-up of the meeting.

Grasshopper Meeting Presenters

The meetings include presentations by experienced users, industry professionals and software developers, showcasing innovative projects, demonstrating advanced techniques, and introducing new features or updates. Participants often can engage in discussions, ask questions, and network with other Grasshopper and Rhino enthusiasts.

The next Grasshopper UK meeting will take place in October 2024. To be among the first to hear about our upcoming events, sign up for our newsletter and the Simply Rhino social channels, including LinkedIn and Instagram.    

Complete notes and more information ...

Friday, July 12, 2024

Savanna3D for Rhino 7 & 8 new blocks

Savanna3D for Rhino 7 and 8 library contains over 1,600 detailed 3D architectural models in the 3DM file format, plus a few parametric Grasshopper definitions for creating parametric models.

These models, which include furniture, fixtures, 2D-people, office equipment, TVs, and more, are ready to be inserted or imported into Rhino 7, giving you a head start. They come with preset materials and can be edited like any other Rhino object. All materials and blocks are fully compatible with Rhino 7 and are made of NURBS, SubDs, or Grasshopper parametric definitions.

Additionally, discover the new blocks created just for you. All these SubD models are included in Chapter 7.5 - 3D Wheels and Transportation, featuring modes of transportation such as scooters, bikes, and skates.

Explore what's included in the Savanna3D library by scrolling down to the What's included section and preview how to use the blocks + get around 40 free blocks from the library by downloading chapter 2.1.

Enroll and download the entire Savanna3D Rhino 7 and 8 library; it's yours to keep for as long as you like. Please refer to the License Agreement. The subscription includes all 1,600+ blocks plus any new blocks added sporadically during the twelve-month subscription. 

Enjoy 20% off with coupon code RHINO3DEDUCATION20 at checkout for a limited time!

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Do not miss any relevant information for you!

Are you an architect? A jewelry designer? Or is maybe your main focus is CAM? Are you a student or a professional user? Whatever your primary interests and occupation are, don't miss any Rhino-related information relevant to you. 

Subscribe now to the email list of your main interests. Just log in to your Rhino Account and click on Manage your maillist suscriptions. Browse through the different categories and suscribe.

More information...

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Opossum Release for Rhino 8

ICD University Stuttgart is pleased to announce the latest update of Opossum, version 3.1.1, which is now fully compatible with Rhino 8. This update addresses a critical bug where expert settings inadvertently overwrote the settings tab.

Opossum, the Grasshopper plugin, offers enhanced features for optimization tasks, including:
  • RBFOpt and CMA-ES algorithms for single-objective optimization
  • Multi-objective algorithms: RBFMOpt, MACO, MOEA/D, NSGA-II, NSPSO
  • Performance Explorer for real-time feedback on design spaces
Opossum 3.0.0-beta, as well as 1.5.0 and lower, was developed at the Advanced Architecture Lab with support from the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre and is currently being developed at ICD University Stuttgart.

Monday, July 1, 2024

New Rhino 8 Intermediate Online Course

New Rhino 8 Intermediate Course
Available in English and Spanish

We have great news for you!

We invite you to enroll in our new Rhino 8 intermediate course and elevate your skills to the next level. The course is available in English and Spanish with subtitles in many other languages.

Enjoy a 25% discount for a limited time using the code 25R8102 at checkout.

                      [English] [Spanish]

Take advantage of this opportunity to advance in your design journey!

Spherene for Rhino released!

Spherene for Rhino released!

Spherene metamaterial emulates isotropic bulk material but with variable density. Create models for additive manufacturing, lightweight structures, and efficient infills. 

Intuitively control the industry’s only surface conformal minimal surface and save more time than you would expect.

RhinoLands: The Ultimate Solution for Landscape Design

 RhinoLands: The Ultimate Solution for Landscape Design
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at 5:00 PM CEST
Free online webinar

Join us for an insightful session that showcases the powerful features of RhinoLands, a cutting-edge software designed to transform your landscape architecture workflow.

What to expect:

  • Comprehensive Overview: Learn about RhinoLands’ user-friendly interface and robust capabilities.
  • Live Demo: Watch a real-time demonstration of a landscape design project, highlighting key tools such as parametric hardscapes and daylight simulations.
  • Interactive Q&A: Engage with our experts and get answers to your questions.

Register here...

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Grasshopper: Computational Mindset Coaching (online)

Offered by: Tekne Learn

Are you struggling to get your head around Grasshopper? A more unique approach may help.

The Tekne Learn Grasshopper: CMC program (Computational Mindset Coaching) is an 8-week design program consisting of 1-1 Coaching, Video Sessions, Weekly Design Challenges, Group Masterclass Sessions, and access to a Private Student Discord Channel.

In contrast to other Grasshopper courses, you'll have a dedicated coach working with you 1:1 from the start of the program. This approach allows you to tailor your learning (if you like) to any personal goals or projects you want to achieve with Grasshopper.

Over the course of the program, you will build your own portfolio of work, so you are actually applying what you are learning in practical ways—as opposed to following along with generic tutorials.

You will learn why we do things in certain ways and develop your own logic for problem solving in Grasshopper. This will ultimately advance your skills much quicker, as you will develop repeatable workflows and methodologies that can be applied to any design problem in the future.

If you would like to discuss the details of the program and how it may benefit you, please complete this form to book a call with Tekne Learn.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Rhino User Webinar: Unleash the Power of Computational Design


Rhino User Webinar
Unleash the Power of Computational Design
10 July 2024 at 4:00 pm (CEST) 

Discover the transformative potential of computational design in the Unleash the Power of Computational Design webinar. Hosted by Moon Rabbit Adaptive Lab, this event will provide an in-depth look at how computational design is revolutionizing various industries.

The webinar will start with an introduction to Moon Rabbit Adaptive Lab, detailing its mission, vision, and the journey leading to its establishment. Following the introduction, the webinar will address the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in building strong teams of computational designers. It will explore how diverse skills and perspectives drive innovation and lead to robust design solutions. 

Two notable projects will be showcased to illustrate the power of computational design. The first project is a soft robotic hand developed for ETH Zurich and Inkbit VCJ technology. The second project involves a claw cleat extension for a sprint spike designed for Karsten Warlhom in collaboration with the PUMA Innovation Team, highlighting the computational design techniques applied, performance improvements, and the impact on athletic performance.

This webinar is designed for design engineers, professionals, students, educators, and industry leaders interested in leveraging computational design to revolutionize their approach to design and engineering.

About the speaker:
  • Jesus Marini Parissi is the founder and computational design engineer at Moon Rabbit Adaptive Lab, bringing over 10 years of professional experience to the table. He holds an MSc in Design Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a BSc in Mechatronics Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Specializing in data-driven computational design workflows and the advancement of CAE applications, Jesus focuses on performance sports, fashion, and biomechanics.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

food4Rhino webinar: App Builder for ShapeDiver (9 July 2024 at 5 PM CEST)

food4Rhino webinar: App Builder for ShapeDiver
9 July 2024 at 5 PM CEST

During this webinar, ShapeDiver's team will introduce App Builder, their latest feature. This feature allows computational designers to build dynamic and contextual user interfaces for online applications using only Grasshopper, eliminating the need for additional web development. 

  • Mathieu Huard. Mathieu is the Head of Product, as well as one of the founders of ShapeDiver. He focuses on expanding the ShapeDiver product to cater to various industries, leveraging parametric design in their workflow. In the context of the AEC industry, he helped push the collaboration and interoperability functionalities of ShapeDiver, such as bridging the online platform with various design software suites, including Autodesk Forma. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Before founding ShapeDiver, he spent several years with the Vienna-based company Evolute, developing software and consulting for architects and engineering firms. He also gained experience building tools for Rhino and Grasshopper. 

  • Edwin Hernández. Edwin Hernandez is Head of Projects and Senior Computational Designer at ShapeDiver. He studied Architecture at Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia, and Computer Animation at the SAE Institute in Melbourne, Australia. While still studying, he began working as a "solopreneur" with clients in Australia and New Zealand. These clients provided projects that allowed him to gain experience using BIM software, parametric design, and web coding. His experience enabled him to join the ShapeDiver team in Vienna, Austria, in 2017. He has managed multiple projects across more than 15 different industries. During this time, he has learned how to create highly optimized and complex parametric models using C#, custom plugins for Grasshopper, and cloud applications based on Grasshopper.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Rhino at KeyShot World Italia - Rome, 28 September 2024


28 September 2024
Viale Dello Scalo San Lorenzo 10, Roma
Organized by MaterForma

MaterForma, in partnership with KeyShot, Accademia Italiana, and McNeel Europe, invites you to KeyShot World Italia, an event dedicated to rendering and 3D modeling open to all users, whether beginners or seasoned experts, either professionals or students from any industry and discipline.

KeyShot World Italia will consist of a series of lectures and masterclasses, as well as an exhibition area. There will also be time for discussion and networking.

Experts in visualization, modeling with Rhino and Grasshopper, rendering with KeyShot, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality using Lenovo devices will come together to share their experiences. With contributions from renowned experts, the event will shed light on AI/3D/AR/VR and how technology defines the new frontiers between the physical and the digital.

The full program is already available.

Registration includes access to the exhibition area, discussions, and participation in two workshops. Coffee breaks and a buffet lunch are included.

Seats are very limited. Register now to secure your place in the masterclasses of your choice.

All presentations will be in Italian.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Announcing the AA Visiting School New York 2024!

AA Visiting School New York 2024
July 26-August 4, 2024

In partnership with Pratt Institute, this intensive nine-day program will cover some of the most relevant and advanced approaches to computation and urban design in practice today.

The program will focus on digital and scripted design methodologies as well as cutting-edge AI platforms realized through digital representation techniques. Using Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, each instructor will introduce their advanced methods of working within these platforms for diverse design outcomes and exposure to differentiated design methodologies.

This innovative program features designers and academics from the leading offices and advanced institutions from around the globe. Featured academic staff and lecturers include the Architectural Association, Pratt Institute, UPenn, MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hong Kong University, Technical University Munich, Technical University Prague, UCL the Bartlett, TU Graz, ETH Zurich, and Tsinghua University. Professional experience is provided by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), Grimshaw Architects, Bart//Bratke, Beta Realities.

AAVS New York is in person. All workshops, lectures, crits, and collaborations will take place both on Governors Island and at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

A remote program audit is also available, with virtual access to the Symposium, Instruction Sessions, Master Class Presentations, and Lecture Series. This option does not include direct instruction, participation in the development of a group project, or receipt of certificate course completion.

Registration ends July 25, 2024.

Visit the AAVS website for more information!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Free Workshop: Quick and Easy Prototyping with Rhinoceros by SABIT

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how to prepare your designs for prototyping and make models using different materials.

This workshop will teach you what to focus on while designing in Rhino to ensure your project meets the manufacturing conditions of specific techniques. Additionally, we will demonstrate the characteristics of different modeling methods.

Workshop program:
  • Key points when preparing models for CNC milling
  • Creating molds for casting models from various materials: Thermoformed plastic, Silicone, Alginate
  • Making castings from epoxy resin and silicone
  • 3D printing, modeling for printing, working with cutting software, exporting gcode and using prints for further project development.

Date: July 9, 2024, 18:00 (GMT +1)
Location: Online via Zoom. Access to the event will be granted to all registered participants.
Language: Polish
Participation is free.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Parametric Footwear Texture Tutorial by Cademy

Explore Cademy's new Parametric Footwear Texture tutorial.

"In this workflow, we will create advanced parametric textures for footwear soles using Rhino 3D, apply complex attractor patterns (3 variations) with Grasshopper (Lunchbox). Learn to export for 3D printing and rendering in Keyshot. This is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your knowledge of essential 3D modeling tools for footwear design and enhance your portfolio. Please register to access our recorded workflow course and download Rhino/GH exercise files."

Monday, June 17, 2024

Getting to know… Movêu: Brazilian Furniture Made-to-Measure!

In this interview, ShapeDiver explores the journey of Movêu, a Brazilian startup revolutionizing the custom furniture industry. Founders Guilherme, Rodrigo, and Eduardo share how their diverse backgrounds and unique experiences have shaped their mission to deliver personalized, affordable furniture with exceptional customer service. Movêu stands out in a competitive market by offering true customization, enabling customers to design furniture that perfectly fits their spaces and preferences. Discover how Grasshopper and ShapeDiver have helped them overcome significant challenges, allowing real-time customization and instant budget availability.

Free Workshop: Bridging Nature and Technology by Bio-Inspired Design

Workshop by SABIT

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to delve into the synergy between nature and technology. SABIT's workshop will provide hands-on experience and valuable insights into bio-inspired design using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Nature is a constant source of inspiration. It adapts to new conditions and provides the tools to maintain the delicate balance between urbanization and living systems. 

As creatives, there is a unique opportunity to learn from these natural processes and apply them to design methods. 

This workshop will explore the link between nature and technology and discover new ways to enhance the profession.

What is Bio-Inspired Design?

Bio-inspired design is an innovative approach that integrates natural elements into modern architecture and design. This method not only enhances aesthetic appeal but also promotes well-being and sustainability. By mimicking nature's patterns, forms, and processes, bio-inspired design helps create environments that are both functional and harmonious with the natural world.

Date: June 20, 2024, 19:30 (GMT +1)
Location: Online via Zoom. Access to the event will be granted to all registered participants.
Language: English

Participation is free.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Rhino3Dzine June 2024 issue

Our June issue is packed with engaging content.

KPF’s Legacy with Rhino.Compute: In-house-developed plugins show a relentless pursuit of innovation ingrained in the company's DNA.

The transformative power of digital tools in footwear design.

Digital Fabrication, a key component of the Digital Construction course at HSLU.

Enhance your Grasshopper skills and uncover valuable tips.

Cphyton in Rhino 8. Python 3 is now supported, which is the latest official version.

Enhance your 3D modeling skills with this online course, which is available in English and Spanish with subtitles in many other languages.

Be part of our Rhino3Dzine community and start sharing your latest updates now!

Friday, June 7, 2024

Seeking Submissions to present at CDFAM NYC 2024


October 2-3, 2024

Submissions are now open for speakers at the CDFAM Computational Design Symposium in New York City, scheduled for October 2-3, 2024.

Presenting at CDFAM NYC offers an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your work to a distinguished audience of professionals, academics, and thought leaders in computational design, engineering, architecture, and software development. This symposium is not just a platform for knowledge sharing; it is a venue for networking, fostering collaborations, and engaging in meaningful discussions with experts in your field.

You can apply if you work in computational design at any scale and level and are from any discipline that focuses on computational design at any scale. 

The CDFAM Computational Design Symposium Series attendees come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, including designers, engineers, architects, software developers, and academics. 

To submit your proposal for a 20-minute presentation or propose a panel discussion, provide the following by June 30:

  • Topic: A concise title for your presentation
  • Abstract: 100-300 words outlining the core ideas of your proposed presentation
  • Bio: A brief biography highlighting your expertise in the field

Don’t miss this chance to be part of an inspiring community shaping the future of computational design at all scales. Submit your proposal today, as space is limited.