Monday, September 26, 2022

3D Parametric Design for Jewelry


Join Andres Gonzalez for a FREE short chat open to the general public about learning 3D Parametric Design for Jewelry with Rhino and Grasshopper, and learn how to automate Rhino 7 using Grasshopper to improve the possibilities of discovering new forms and reduce the time modeling repetitive families of 3D objects. 

Date: September 30th, 2022. 
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Auditorio Ignacio Vieira
Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, UPB, in Medellín, Colombia. 

Visit this link and take a look at some simple exercises. 

We have done it before with a group of students from TEC of Monterrey, campus Guadalajara and you can look at the results of the students that were learning Parametric Design for the first time here!

Andres is the head of the McNeel Southeast US & Latin American Division and founder of Rhino3D.Education He is also the worldwide director of  RhinoFabStudio and the Generative Jewelry & Fashion Design community GJD3D.

Rhino3D.Education offers online courses in Rhino, Grasshopper, Computational Design, GhPython, PanelingTools, RhinoCAM, V-Ray, and more. Check it out!

Fluidic Expressions V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine

Fluidic Expressions V1.0 Webinar
November 6th, 2022 from 3 PM to 8 PM UTC

Fluidic Expressions V1.0 will focus on presenting the fully manifested image of fluidity itself, its forms, and logic through Rhinoceros SubD's. The course will question whether fluidity is a material and spatial practice, how does fluidity form relations between spatial, social, material, and experiential forms? Viewing the fields of urbanism, architecture, and design as inherently interrelated with the fluid sensibility of the design impacting our perception of space will be explored and modeled with SubDs. Students will begin by learning the basics of SubD in Rhino and how to use them and how they differ from mesh and Nurbs topologies. From there we will use SubD to sculpt and manipulate form into beautiful fluid flowing architectures. Ideas about smooth connectivity, weighted gradient form manipulation, continuity of curvature, and model cleanliness will be explored. SubD is the surface representation of a spline in which they represent actual curvature, unlike mesh which is an approximation of curvature. Nurbs also represent curvature however they can be difficult to manipulate into complex freeform objects. SubD provides the real curvature advantages of Nurbs paired with the manipulation ease of a mesh. 

More information here...

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Getting to know... macu4: 3D Printed Arm Prosthetics!

macu4 is a Swiss startup that is using Parametric Design and 3D Printing to radically transform how arm prosthetics are made. They saw that traditional offerings were not only heavy to wear and expensive, but the whole process took too much time. They knew they could shorten the entire process by using parametric design to customize each patient's forearm easily and then 3D printing to manufacture each part. The only missing link was finding a solution that could allow them to host their Grasshopper file on their website and output the right production file for every patient. How did they solve it? Read along to find out!

Read the complete article...

Connections and plugins between Grasshopper and BIM


We noticed this nice list of various Rhino.Inside and Grasshopper integrations, BIM in Grasshopper Ultimate Software List. This post by BIM Corner includes information on Tekla, Revit, Archicad, BricsCAD, Quadri, RhinoInsideCadwork, VisualARQ, Geometry Gym, and MKS BEAM.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

New to Rhino or Grasshopper?

We have a Getting Started web site to help you get going in Rhino. It's full of short video tutorials. Most are less than five minutes long.  The various topics include tutorials on navigation, selecting objects, modeling strategies, and Grasshopper basics. Both Windows and Mac are covered. 

And we've recently added a few new ones.

Try them out!

Saturday, September 17, 2022

food4Rhino webinar: Land Kit for Landscape (Oct 18, 2022 at 5PM CEST)

food4Rhino webinar: Land Kit for Landscape
Oct 18, 2022 at 5PM CEST

The Land Kit plugin for Grasshopper is a great way for landscape designers, architects, and engineers to take advantage Grasshopper for landscape design workflows. Learn about Topo Kit, our tools for topographic site design that include features like retaining walls, plan areas, and dynamic analysis. Find out how to save lots of time designing custom paving and patterns with Paving Kit. And, finally, learn how you can create ecological and rules-driven design explorations with Plant Kit.

Friday, September 16, 2022

MPDA Parametric Design Master 7th edition (Oct 2022 - June 2023)

UPCSchool MPDA Master in Parametric Design in Architecture starts its new edition this October. 

For the past 6 years, MPDA has been proudly training generations of computational designers exploring technology efficiency. By using Grasshopper3D as pedagogic tool, MPDA is oriented to the integration of computational tools and digital manufacturing technology in building systems and architectural design. During the master, several plugins from the Grasshopper ecosystem are used, some of them with specfic workshops by the authors themselves.

food4Rhino webinar: Omniverse-Collaborative Design and Simulation at Scale (Oct 11, 2022 at 5PM CEST)

food4Rhino webinar: Omniverse-Collaborative Design and Simulation at Scale
Oct 11, 2022 at 5PM CEST

Learn how Nvidia Omniverse can help unlock collaboration and simulation at enterprise scales. Leveraging the full capabilities of GPU computing, we will explore various AEC workflows from conceptual design, CFD, and Energy Simulations using full-scale data and real-time feedback. We will explore multiple design workflows that utilize Rhino and Grasshopper (for design and simulation), and CFD, all linked into a unified environment in real-time. We will explore how multiple users can work together in their preferred tool while maintaining an accurate source of truth model. We will also cover some of the foundations of Omniverse, such as USD, an open-source data storage system, and MDL. This open-source material definition defines not only the visual appearance but its physical properties (structural, dynamics, energy), which is the foundation of Omniverse.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Àgora València (by Arqueha + Miguel Arraiz)

The Arqueha studio, coordinator of Plan Zero for the climate transition of three neighborhoods in the city of Valencia, has been in charge of the technical development of the project applying prefabrication and sustainability parameters. With the use of digitization through the BIM methodology, together with parametric design, it has been possible to turn a unique building into a reality.

The use of parametric design applied to the enclosure has provided the ability to generate a fully controlled distribution of slats, choosing the density and position of each one of them in the racks, obtaining a unique design for each rack.

This has been possible thanks to the use of Rhino.Inside Revit, which has allowed working in a coordinated manner with Grasshopper 3D and Revit to generate both the geometry and its associated parameters that have been attributed differently to each of the more than 1000 pieces that make up the racks.

Thanks to these processes, the waste generated, the work carried out and the transport of materials have been reduced, saving large amounts of CO2 and energy. Àgora València is also a space studied following thermal comfort strategies.

The 3D model used for the analysis of sunlight and outdoor comfort has been extracted directly from the BIM model and processed with Ladybug.

A project as unique as Ágora València, with the high level of detail it presents, as well as the precision required in the coordination of industrialized elements produced by different agents, would not have been possible without the use of Rhinoceros.

Jewelry Settings in Rhino 7 Online Class - GIA, Online

Projects in Jewelry Settings in Rhino 7

  • When: 10/4/2022 - 4/1/2023
  • Format: Online, Self-Paced Online
  • Presented by: Gemological Institute of America- Carlsbad, California
  • Fee: $800 USD
Register here.

Course Description:

In this online, self-paced course from the Gemological Institute of America, you'll learn how to use Rhino 7 to optimize your jewelry design workflow. With over 13 hours of videos, this course is designed for the working CAD professional, as well as any individual interested in advancing their Rhino skills to create jewelry models and photorealistic renderings.

SYMPOSIUM – ROBOTS THAT BUILD. THE EXTENSIONS OF MAN - Eindhoven University of Technology (Oct 20-21, 2022)

Vertigo Building, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, NL
October 20-21, 2022

We are excited to announce the upcoming two-day symposium Robots that Build. The Extensions of Man.
The symposium, organized by assistant professors Cristina Nan and Sergio M. Figueiredo at the TU Eindhoven, examines robotic fabrication within the framework of craft, craft-anchored techniques and multi-material systems. Under the paradigm of process efficiency and optimisation, robotic fabrication is extensively employed to primarily diminish manual labour and minimise margins of error or waste. 
Yet, robotic use can be also viewed as a means to translate, adapt and advance craft-anchored manufacturing techniques. Nearly 25 years after the publishing of McCullough’s “Abstracting Craft. The Practiced Digital Hand.”, the symposium is set out to test the current state and correlation between robotic fabrication and what is conventionally understood as craft.

The event brings together experts from leading research institutes and architecture schools in the fields of architecture, robotic fabrication, computational design and innovative material systems. Recent advances of computational design strategies are discussed in relation to the state-of-the-art robotic fabrication. Themes to be discussed are the robotic translation of craft-anchored techniques, the relationship between tool, material, designer, and control of robotic processes. The talks explore the past, present and future of robots and robotic fabrication in architecture through the lens of multi-materiality, the design of process and hybridised practices. The relationship between low-tech and high-tech in construction and the intelligence of systems — analogue vs digital — are key aspects we interrogate. Innovative practices, current and future challenges of robotic fabrication, experimental material use and circular strategies are addressed and examined.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Training for Trainers Workshop - October 25-27, 2022

Training for Trainers Workshop

October 25-27, 2022
10 AM-2 PM
Hosted Online by McNeel Europe

Expert users of Rhino who want to get accredited as Authorized Rhino Trainers now have a chance to participate in this certification workshop hosted online by McNeel Europe and delivered by Giuseppe Massoni.

To know more about the Rhino Authorized Training Program, click here...

Price of the course: €195 (+ taxes, if applicable).

Seats are very limited. Sign up now!

Webinar: Data-Driven Workflows with ProvingGround Apps - Sep 21, 2022

This webinar will demonstrate how Conveyor, Semantic, and Tracer can be used together to create powerful, integrated workflows that save time and produce valuable data-driven outcomes.

Register for the webinar here.
When: Sep 21, 2022 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

In this live demonstration, you will learn:

  • How to save time by developing 3D assets between Rhino and Revit
  • How to integrate data within Rhino to support early-stage decisions
  • How to combine multiple sources of data in a single Power BI report
  • How to compose Power BI reports with meaningful insights

Learn more about Proving Ground Apps here

Simulate non-visual lighting in Grasshopper

New version of Lark Spectral Lighting Grasshopper plugin

Why is this relevant:

Our eyes have a dual function: they allow us to see, but they also mediate several psychological and physiological (non-visual) responses. Light reaching the eyes regulates circadian rhythms and affects alertness. Since we spend the majority of our time indoors, building designers have a responsibility to provide healthy indoor lighting. A simulation tool is now available to help meet this challenge.

New version of the Lark simulation tool:

Lark Spectral Lighting 2.0 is available on Food4Rhino with new features, components and templates to investigate non-visual lighting design. Lark is a plugin that helps architects, designers and researchers to investigate the effect of a lighting design on circadian rhythm and alertness.

The updates in Lark 2.0 include:
  • Ability to run daylight and/or electric light simulation
  • Calculation of spectral irradiance and output metrics relevant to the non-visual effects of light according to the CIE (α-opic metrics)
  • Analysis workflow that accounts for the direction in which light reaches the human eye, which is relevant for non-visual effects
  • Simulation of a period of light exposure and analysis to optimize alertness according to a light-driven biological model

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

ControlMAD Master in Parametric Design, Autumn XVI Edition (Nov 2022 - Feb 2023)

ControlMAD Master in Parametric Design
Autumn XVI Edition (Nov 2022 - Feb 2023)

A unique study program adapted to this new situation and challenging word. This master course is the hybrid and flexible version of our Master in Parametric Design On-site, with XIII successful editions. 

It is the chance to introduce you in the world of Computational Design, state-of-the-art field for Product Design, Architecture, Landscape, Engineering, Digital Fabrication... through the creation of physical and digital parametric models using as main tools Grasshopper for Rhino and our CNC machines and 3d printers

The course is divided in two parts:
  • Part I, fully on-line: Rhino3d, Grasshopper3d, Kangaroo, Karamba, Python, Visualization…
  • Part II, optional to take. Digital Fabrication (On-site at Controlmad or On-line, as you wish)

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting | 4th October 2022

Join Simply Rhino and McNeel at Arup for the Grasshopper UK UGM, with updates from McNeel (Rhino WIP, GH1, GH2...), a presentation from our hosts Arup, a Rhino.Inside Revit case-study demonstration from Bimorph, and a V-Ray update from Chaos Group.
  • Date: Tuesday 4th October 2022
  • Time: 18:30-20:30
  • Location: Arup, 8-13 Fitzroy St. London, W1T 4BQ
  • Book your place: Free to attend but places are limited and you must register for your place

VisualARQ, Flexible BIM Tools for Rhino - NEW Online Course

We are happy to share our new online course, "Visual ARQ, Flexible BIM Tools for Rhino," on Rhino3D.Education by Francesc Salla. 

Francesc is the Product Manager of VisualARQ and Lands Design, software plugins for BIM, and Landscape Design for Rhinoceros developed by AsuniCAD in Barcelona.

Le Corbusier's masterpiece "The Villa Savoye" is the model selected for this course. It is a step-by-step guide explaining the architecture modeling workflow with VisualARQ and Rhino. Students will learn about the different VisualARQ commands and features.

This course can be followed quickly with just a little Rhino experience, although most videos focus only on VisualARQ features. Some Rhino experience will be helpful, so you may take this free Rhino Introductory course.

Visual ARQ, Flexible BIM Tools for Rhino course is 100% free. However, if you want an official certificate, please follow the instructions below:

1- Submit your final project, the same as what you have been developing throughout the course.

2- Complete the payment for the Certificate. 

Until December 31st, 2022, save 50% on your Certificate with code: VISUALARQ50.

After you purchase the Certificate, one of our professional instructors will take the time to review and evaluate your project. If everything is ok, you'll get the approval certificate for the course.

Rhino3D.Education offers online courses in Rhino, Grasshopper, Computational Design, GhPython, PanelingTools, RhinoCAM, V-Ray, and more. Check it out!

Chaos Meetup Berlin - September 27, 2022

Chaos Meetup Berlin
September 27, 2022

Join Chaos, Enscape and McNeel at Art Stalker for the second edition of the Berlin-based Chaos Meetup this September 27 at 16:00 CET. 

We’ll deep dive into the world of architecture and design with inspiring industry leaders like Chang Hoon Jeong from the Technical University of Munich and Hanns-Jochen Weyland from Störmer Murphy and Partners.

We’ll finish off with some friendly chatting and beer.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Adaptive Parts Environment, new GH plug-in

Like dynamic blocks … just better

Even without Grasshopper knowledge, everyone should be able to access Grasshopper’s parametric power. Therefore, Rhenso GmbH has developed Adaptive Parts for Rhino 3D – objects with dynamic geometry and properties – that everyone can easily manipulate by a user-friendly UI.

It is the users who know best which tools they need and most off-the-shelf CAD-software does not provide. So, our main intention for this plug-in is to enable everybody to design their own tools for improving workflows that fit their needs best.

Adaptive parts are quite similar to “dynamic blocks” but way more powerful. They can be almost anything you can imagine and build with Grasshopper.

To use an Adaptive Part Grasshopper knowledge is not required, to create one, it is.

Adaptive Parts are created in Grasshopper and wrap design and process knowledge into closed and shareable bits. They can be shared with your team members only exposing the relevant parameters without exposing the (sometimes confusing) Grasshopper canvas.

Get more information on its webpage...
Visit also its Youtube or Vimeo channels...

"The Adaptive Parts Environment Plug-In is currently Work-In-Progress (WIP) and being actively developed. We are currently adding new features and integrating user feedback with every WIP release. Our plan is to be feature complete and stable for a commercial lease in late 2022."

Design Modelling Symposium Berlin - Sep 24-28, 2022

Design Modelling Symposium Berlin
Workshops: Sep 24-25, 2022
Conference: Sep 26-28, 2022

The Design Modelling Symposium is an international symposium on computational design in architecture, engineering, arts and product design since 2009. The conference has been held in Berlin, Copenhagen and Paris so far and is taking place for the eighth time this year.


“Technology is the answer, but what is the question?” famously asked Cedric Price to an audience of architects and engineers in 1966.

For researchers, educators, and practitioners in the Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC) fields, the question could not be clearer, nor the answer more urgently needed. In the age of the growing inequalities, climate crisis, ecosystem collapse, the AEC sector accounts alone for almost 40% of the greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, it is responsible for eco-systemic changes and plays a central role in creating and perpetuating social injustice.

Among the many campaigners, communities, institutions, and governments all across the world that have declared a state of emergency, what are the radical measures we can take to change the way we plan, build, operate, maintain and dismantle our built environment?

The Design Modelling Symposium 2022 aims to provide critical perspectives on current advances in computational methods in the field of AEC in this age of crisis and hope.

Recent advances in design and construction technology may hold the promise to help us trace a new path, but, at the same time, they hold the threat of turbo-charging existing destructive paradigms. Our collective practices are tantamount to many uncontrolled planetary experiments, deploying technologies and practices at unprecedented scales first and worrying about the consequences later. We urgently need to negotiate a myriad of global and hyper-local equilibria between the built and natural environment.

By synthesizing artistic, theoretical, and technological perspectives and positions, the symposium aims to challenge innovative digital techniques in the design, materialization, operation and assessment of our built environment, examining them in relation to their impact on the future of societies and the environment. In this context the digitalization of design seems to offer multiple routes to identify the material, social, ethical, ecological, and other dimensions of new, necessary, and radically measured equilibria.

The conference is structured around four thematic areas that explore domains in which new, radical measures need to emerge, from the tools that enable design, simulation, and materialization to new ways of approaching the relationship between built and unbuilt environment.

There are 8 Rhino/Grasshopper related workshops the weekend before the conference, including V-Ray, Enscape, VisualARQ, Monoceros, One Click LCA, Compas FoFin, PlanFinder and ML.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

V-Ray 6 for Rhino Beta

You can now get early access to the all-new features in the Beta of V-Ray 6 for Rhino, including improved handling of V-Ray assets in worksessions. 

V-Ray scene importer is now implemented—import any .vrscene file with editable materials in Rhino. There is also implemented support for double-sided material in Rhino 7 and Rhino 8. 

V-Ray 6 for Rhino also includes the ability to seamlessly bring your real-time Enscape scenes into #VRay and a procedural cloud system. 

Friday, September 2, 2022

Digital Footwear Modeling in Rhino 7 online course


We've published a new online course on Rhino3D.Education, you can't miss. 

Digital Footwear Modeling in Rhino 7 in Spanish
The English version is coming soon...

Hello! I am Valeria Palacio, the author of the new Digital Footwear Modeling in Rhino 7 online course. I am an industrial designer, ART (Authorized Rhino Trainer), and part of the RhinoFabStudio in Colombia.

The course is ideal for beginners and intended for those who want to learn about the exciting world of footwear design and move towards more excellent knowledge. With this training, you will acquire the necessary skills to design any shoe and learn to use Rhino commands to focus on the development of virtual prototyping and skillfully use the tools provided by the program.

We have created two introductory pricing options for you:

Option 1: Purchase the individual course, Digital Footwear Modeling in Rhino 7, while it's still a WIP at an introductory price getting a 50% discount.

Register here for this introductory price and enter the coupon code, CALZADO50, at checkout. 

Option 2: An Early Bird Bundle that includes the new Digital Footwear course + two of our most popular courses. You will get access to
Digital Footwear Modeling in Rhino 7 + Rhino Intermediate + SubD with Rhino 7. All three classes for only $90 (Valued at $175).

Register here for this bundle.
Note: All three courses are in Spanish.

Plus: Upon conclusion, you will receive a certificate of completion for every course. Get started today!

For additional questions, contact Valeria at

Rhino3D.Education offers online courses in Rhino, Grasshopper, Computational Design, GhPython, PanelingTools, RhinoCAM, V-Ray, and more. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 YouTube Channel | New Grasshopper Videos

White Lioness Technologies, long-time fans of Rhino and Grasshopper and developers of (a cloud-native parametric platform and marketplace for digital services), are sharing their knowledge with the community through a series of video tutorials: Grasshopper Explained Series.

Head over to its YouTube channel to expand your Grasshopper knowledge.

And don't forget to hit the subscribe button to be notified when new videos go live!

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Come see us at Autodesk University 2022

Come visit us at Autodesk University in New Orleans booth #AE484, September 27-29, 2022, in New Orleans. We would love to hear how Rhino and Grasshopper are working for you. It will be an excellent time to find out what we're currently developing. We'll be there showing Rhino.Inside.RevitpyRevit, Compute, iRhino, and the Rhino 8 WIP.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Authorized Rhino Trainer - Required Training - October 2022


Would you benefit by becoming an Authorized Rhino Trainer (ART)?

Your certification will allow you to stand apart from others offering Rhino training. As an ART, you can post your class schedule to the Rhino Learn page for exposure to Rhino users that visit the web site. This schedule is searchable by type of training and region. 

ART Requirements include participation in an online class.

This class is offered for the North and Latin American Regions in the first week of October.

This class is typically offered in the fall and spring.

See detailssign-up, and outline.

  • Monday- Friday
  • October 3-7, 2022
  • 9 AM-1 PM PDT

See the ART Requirements for all Regions.

Questions? Please email Mary Ann Fugier

ExpoCAMACOL 2022


ExpoCAMACOL is an event that gathers together the commercial and professional sectors of the construction industry. We invite you to visit Origami, showcasing their works at ExpoCAMACOL this week in Medellín, Colombia. 

Origami consists of a team of experts passionate about architectural spaces' design, development, and transformation. They carry out co-creation work with each project and provide support throughout the design, development, production, and installation process. With their human talent and Origami technology, they transform spaces and bring your ideas to life with endless possibilities.

They use Rhino 7 and Grasshopper for modeling 3D Metal Perforated Facades Systems, Sun Control Solutions, and Metal Ceilings. With training and support from Rhino3D Colombia and its RhinoFabStudio. They also use third-party plugins like Elefront, Human, LunchBox, Metahopper, ShapeDiver, and Wombat.

Visitor Schedule
Wednesday-Friday, August 24-26
10:30 am-8:00 pm

Saturday, August 27
From: 10:30 am-6:00 pm  

Questions? Please email

Check out Rhino3D.Education for the latest courses on Rhino, Grasshopper, and more!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

New Revit for Rhino+GH Users - Online Course


Hello! Niloofar Zaker here, the author of the new Revit for Rhino+GH Users online course. I am a computational designer with a Master's Degree in Sustainable Architecture. I'm an ART (Authorized Rhino Trainer) and part of the McNeel Miami team. I have an architectural background and several years of working experience in parametric modeling with Rhino and Grasshopper, as well as Python and environmental analysis, Revit, and BIM coaching. I am here to share my experiences with you.

Enjoy our new Revit Essentials for Rhino and Grasshopper Users course and take advantage of the Early Bird price while the course is still a WIP (work in progress), new chapters will be added weekly. 

This early bird offer includes access to our popular Rhino 6 and 7 Intermediate and Computational Design with Grasshopper online courses, all three courses for $90.00 (Valued at $184.90). Limited time!

Plus: Upon conclusion, you will receive a certificate of completion for every course. 
Get started today!

Rhino3D.Education offers online courses in Rhino, Grasshopper, Computational Design, GhPython, PanelingTools, RhinoCAM, V-Ray, and more. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Advanced Concept Workshop using Land Kit and Grasshopper


August 27

Today, designers face many complex challenges that require understanding and analyzing multiple systems simultaneously. When used effectively, Grasshopper and Land Kit offer various ways to deal with site planning, complex analysis, design automation, and much more.

This Advanced Concepts Workshop introduces a wide range of applications for Land Kit, in addition to ways in which Grasshopper can be used to develop parametric workflows for accomplishing complex tasks quickly and accurately. Using custom tools and alternative Land Kit workflows, this workshop will equip you with specific examples and showcase the possibilities of computational design to become an essential tool.

This Advanced Concepts workshop is designed for users with advanced knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper, although new users are welcome to join to gain more understanding of how computational design techniques can become an important approach to the design process.

Date: August 27
Time: 10 am-3 pm EST (includes 1-hour lunch break)
Cost: $300 ($100 for students and faculty)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Rhino for SketchUp Users – Push/Pull Modeling in Rhino 7


Learn Push/Pull modeling techniques in Rhino. In this video, Phil Cook of SimplyRhino will show how 2D plans can be the basis for a quick 3D model. Along the way, Phil introduces the basic concepts of selection and editing in Rhino.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Ladybug Tools online course, October 17-19 (McNeel Europe)


Ladybug Tools online workshop
October 17-19, 2022
Hosted by McNeel Europe (Zoom)

Ladybug Tools is a collection of free computer applications that support environmental design. Ladybug Tools connects 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) interfaces to a selection of validated simulation engines. The 3-day course taught by the cofounders of Dosta Tec, Adrian Krężlik and Mateo Barbero, and Dr. Emanuele Naboni, Associate Professor at the University of Parma, Italy, introduces Ladybug tools and the fundamentals of building energy performance to architects and engineers. The course covers topics such as climate change and its impact on construction, climate-based energy and thermal comfort, and daylight modelling.

Participants will learn about both theory and practice of energy modelling concepts. Parametric models in Grasshopper will be developed to simulate energy intensity, indoor thermal comfort, and daylight autonomy, to integrate standards such as LEED and BREEAM, and lastly, to adjust rural climate models to urban valley conditions.

Day 1

  • Introduction to climate modelling in AEC
  • Introduction to the Ladybug Tools (LBT) UI
  • Climate modelling
  • Energy Modelling in LBT: Rural vs urban weather model
  • IPCC on building challenges; BREEAM and LEED
  • Introduction to Heat Flow

Day 2

  • Example of a simple energy model
  • Energy Intensity and End-use. Carbon Intensity of energy sources
  • Detailed Energy Model: Systems, Program & People
  • Adjusting the Energy Model: Materials & their properties
  • Introduction to Thermal Comfort
  • Thermal Comfort Modelling

Day 3

  • Daylight Physics, Sun Position, Radiation Rose, Local Daylight Conditions
  • Sunlight hours on the façade. Introduction to Daylight Modelling
  • Simple Daylight Autonomy Modelling
  • Adjusting the Daylight Model: Materials & Physics
  • Annual Sunlight Exposure

Course requirements: Basic knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper.

Online course fees: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note that we will confirm your seat after your payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled two weeks before.

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!