Thursday, December 7, 2023

Enscape for Mac: Rhino Now Supported


Enscape is a real-time rendering plugin for Rhino that allows designers and clients to quickly visualize every element of a project, at any time. Previously only available on Windows, Enscape has just released a plugin version for macOS.

With real-time rendering capabilities, architects and designers can make on-the-fly adjustments, visualize different design iterations, and ensure that their creative vision is accurately portrayed and communicated to clients.

Enscape integrates directly into Rhino, meaning that you can design and visualize in real time within your modeling tool.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Introducing The ShapeDiver Desktop Client ft. Adobe Illustrator


ShapeDiver recently released its "Client Application" and, with it, the ability to exchange data in real-time between ShapeDiver models (Grasshopper files running on the cloud) and local desktop software such as Rhino, Adobe Illustrator, and many more in the future. In this video, their Head of Product, Mathieu Huard, explains how this works.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Rhino 8 – ShrinkWrap by SimplyRhino UK

 What is ShrinkWrap in Rhino 8?

Simply Rhino UK have created a Rhino 8 video looking at ShrinkWrap.

The new command can create a watertight mesh from surfaces, solids, meshes, SubDs, or any combination of these whether they are open or closed. If you have point cloud data ShrinkWrap can create meshes directly from that too.

What is ShrinkWrap ideal for?
ShrinkWrap is the tool you could reach for within Rhino 8 to create:
  • Meshes for 3D printing
  • A solid union mesh from multiple objects
  • A solid mesh from 3D scan data fragments
  • Meshes without internal self-intersections
  • Offset meshes for shelling
  • Meshes from point clouds when reverse engineering
  • Valid closed meshes from broken or often hard-to-repair geometry
ShrinkWrap Video Tutorial
In the video, there is an overview of the basics of the command and then we are taken for a deeper look using specific examples from two real-life projects.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Archicad Grasshopper Grundlagen + Param-O, GDL und Python - ONLINE

Discover the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with a brand new, free online course available at Rhino3D.Education: "Archicad Grasshopper Grundlagen + Param-O, GDL und Python."

Thanks to the international collaboration between PAZ Academy and 
Rhino3D.Education you can unlock the full potential of Archicad with Parametric BIM, featuring in-depth tutorials on Archicad Grasshopper, Python, GDL, and Param-O.

Whether you're a seasoned Archicad user or just starting out in BIM, the videos, comprehensive documentation, and scripts will empower you to elevate your design skills.

Meet the expert instructors Nora Bukovits and Andres Velasco Muro from PAZ Academy, a leading institution in BIM, parametric design, AI, and tool development.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your Archicad proficiency and join us on a journey of innovation!

Visit this link for additional information!

Thursday, November 30, 2023

VR Sketch: high-performance Virtual Reality viewer

VR Sketch is a plugin that lets you render any model in Virtual Reality without creating discomfort and without changing the model. This sounds like it should not be that hard—but it is something that is, surprisingly at least for us, technically hard to achieve. Virtual Reality requires high performance to avoid inducing nausea; we have achieved this through extensive optimizations, making VR Sketch the fastest and most comfortable viewer out there.

This is achieved through sketchy art style, without photo-realism, light effects and high definition textures. However, models with millions of triangles can be shown in VR quickly and with a single button. The model remains synchronized with Rhino: changes done in Rhino are immediately propagated to VR. You can walk around or inside your prototype, then do tweaks in Rhino and quickly iterate. You can even do two-person collaboration, with one person in VR and the other one on the screen editing the Rhino model.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Rhino User Meeting Zürich by Design-to-Production - Dec 7, 2023

Rhino User Meeting Zürich
Solutions for and from the Timber Industry
December 7, 2023

On December 7, 2023, Design-to-Production is hosting a Rhino User Meeting dedicated to software usages in general and specifically in the timber industry: After an update from McNeel’s developers, 18 professionals will share their work, tools and thoughts in short presentations throughout the afternoon, followed with a social event around a drink. Our goal is to share about our common challenges and identify new ways to solve them, ideally learning something in the process !

Whether you are a timber contractor, project manager, software developer, cabinet maker, Rhino user (or not!), we are sure that you will find something to pique your interest and have a great afternoon!

The full program of the event with all details about the presentations and speakers can be accessed here.

The Rhino User Meeting is by invitation/application only, as space is limited. Fill out this form to apply.

Friday, November 24, 2023

TRmesh in Rhino - Tech Demo and Q&A, Nov 28

 TRmesh in Rhino - Tech Demo and Q&A
Speaker: Mathias Fuchs, PhD
Tuesday November 28 2023
Place: Google Meet - register with link below
7:30pm CET

TRmesh is a Rhino plugin for generating tetrahedral meshes - also known as unstructured grids - in a robust and performant way, bypassing the intermediate step of surface triangle/quad meshing. This demo will demonstrate the latest features and give us an opportunity to chat about use cases of tetrahedral meshing in Rhino. TRmesh is useful both for classical finite element analyses directly in Rhino - such as heat transfer solution and other engineering tasks -, as well as for a range of purely geometrical applications. In this demo, we will briefly showcase both areas of application. With the ever more widespread use of advanced additive manufacturing methods making it possible to produce more intricate and topologically optimized geometries, implicitly defined surfaces and lattice-like structures are becoming more and more ubiquitous. As a purely geometrical application, we will show how TRmesh is an ideal fit to Rhino 8's Shrinkwrap feature, together with which the generation of high quality implicit surfaces is an ease. This even extends to use cases with locally varying complex constraints. Moreover, TRmesh is ideally suited for noisy data, such as imperfect input meshes, or even point clouds. We will also briefly mention TRmesh's deployment on compute servers for handling high workloads, positioning Rhino with respect to more traditional engineering applications. Thanks to for the minimal surface. The demo will be a short session before the TRmesh McNeel webinar Jan 11, 2024.


The German sculptor Tobias Eder has been realising his virtual art in digital space since 2009 using McNeel's Rhino software. Since then, a large number of artworks have been created with Rhino. The book, which has just been published in November 2023, comprises 400 pages with numerous illustrations and provides a deep insight into Eder's digital world. It includes futuristic spaces, digitally created sculptures, which are often realised using 3D printing, and even the Old Synagogue in Freiburg, which was cast in bronze based on his digital model and has now been installed in front of the University Library in Freiburg. Text contributions in the book reflect the new art in digital space and the art historian Wolfgang Ullrich focusses in an essay on the NFTs created by Eder, which are also shown in the book.

Tobias Eder was born in 1966 in Rheinfelden/Baden. He studied sculpture at the art academies in Karlsruhe and Munich and now lives and works in Freiburg im Breisgau. With Rhino, he designs profane and sacred spaces and in some cases their new contemporary furnishings. Some of these designs have been realised.


Softcover, 22.5 x 17.2 cm, 400 pages, numerous illustrations
With essays by Wolfgang Ullrich, Mareike Hartmann, AI/Marek Kralewski, Tobias Eder
Euro 35.- (plus shipping)
Published by Galerie Marek Kralewski
ISBN 978-3-945173-18-1

Jevero 2024.0 Unveils New Features for Shoe Patterns and Costing

New Features for Shoe Patterns and Costing

Jevero, the pattern-making plugin for Rhino, has recently introduced a series of exciting new features.

As part of the 3 updates/year schedule, this update encompasses various enhancements in both Jevero and JeveroCost, offering users a fresh set of tools which improve pattern making and cost calculation.

One of the main topics is the compatibility with the new Rhino 8 release.

Discover the details of the latest features here.

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

New iRhino 3D video by SimplyRhino UK

iRhino3D is the Rhino 3DM viewer for iOS

View and present your native Rhino 3DM files on your iPhone or iPad.

Completely new and based on Rhino 8:

Rather than a development of the old viewer app, iRhino is completely new and based on Rhino v8. It offers excellent performance on higher specification iPhones and iPads and introduces a range of new features including Markup, Rendered AR mode, Scan a Room and Scan an Object. Additionally iRhino works with Apples ‘Universal Control’ which allows for a more direct integration between iRhino and Rhino 8 for Mac.

AROUND - GLOBAL 3D DESIGN FESTIVAL by Gravity Sketch (online, Nov 29-30)

Online, Nov 29-30

Celebrating the work of creative minds opening up new possibilities to think, create, and communicate in 3D.

Get ready for the next edition of Around. Streaming live November 29-30: the free global design festival that provides space for the creative community to get inspired, and learn from each other around 3D workflows.

The creative community is making a powerful move to 3D, and Around is the place where everyone converges.

And don't miss the workshop by Kyle Houchens

Join the Rhino Team in a workshop exploring the seamless collaboration between Rhino and Gravity Sketch. Learn time-saving techniques and witness a synergy that is transforming 3D design.

Student's contest by SABIT: "“Design for a better life"

Our Polish reseller SABIT has organized the following contest for local students:

“Design for a better life: create a 3D model in Rhino for improving the lives of others”

3D modeling can be used to create innovative solutions to improve life and address various social, medical, environmental, and technological challenges in society.

We invite all students to participate in this competition, where they will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in Rhino 3D and their creativity in developing 3D models aimed at improving the lives of others. This is a challenge to develop innovative projects that can make the world a better and more comfortable place.

We don’t limit your imagination and offer you the freedom to choose what resonates with you.

Notilus Steeler & Notilus Drafting Workshop (online, Nov 30 from 4 to 5PM CET)

This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to better understand and utilize the Notilus Steeler and Notilus Drafting plugins for Rhino. Participants will learn how to use these powerful tools to expedite and enhance the structural modeling processes combining Rhino’s abilities.

  • Introduction and Opening (10 Minutes)
  • General overview of the workshop.
  • Introduction of instructors and participants.
  • Structural Modeling with Notilus Steeler (20min)
  • Defining parts
  • Creating frames
  • Adding Faceplate & stiffeners & cutouts
  • Adding Brackets & Collar Plates
  • Adding Slots for welding
  • Setting Markers
  • Getting 2d’s of pars for cutting
  • Creating Sheets
  • Technical Drawings with Notilus Drafting (20 min)
  • Getting Sections
  • Getting Views
  • Setting Parts Information
  • Creating Layout
  • User experiences, Kobus Potgieter, KND Naval Design
  • Q&A and Evaluation (10 Minutes)
  • Question and answer session for participants.
  • Participant feedback and evaluation.

Participants will work on a file using Notilus Steeler and Notilus Drafting.

Instructors will provide guidance and answer questions.

The workshop is free of charge but has limited capacity. Pre-registration is mandatory.


At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have enhanced their ability to effectively utilize the Notilus Steeler and Notilus Drafting plugins. They will also become more proficient in structural modeling and technical drawing processes.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Jewelry un-tutorials


Un-tutorials. What? It's an educational series based on TV episode logic, not the typical tutorial pattern. Showing a real-case scenario using Rhino, Giuseppe and Beatrice talk through their process of designing a ring, a real-life scenario.

They go through the briefing in Episode 1 to create the first sketches in pencil and paper. Then, they move on to Rhino to model the outer shell of the ring and the curves used as guides for the stone placement.

Episode 2 shows the same workflow (getting the curves and placing the stones) in the Grasshopper parametric environment.

In Episode 3, Giuseppe and Beatrice refine the Grasshopper definition, placing and orienting the actual stones to get to a finished product, ending the video with a few renderings.

Like that TV series you watch, there is more to come later.

See Rhino Jewelry Stories...

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Rhino takes center stage: The urban design revolution

In the dynamic realm of urban design, Rhino is emerging as the go-to platform, redefining how cities are conceptualized and brought to life. Rhino has transcended its traditional role, now standing tall as the main design platform for projects on an urban scale.

This year, the Municipality of Haidari in Athens, Greece, embarked on a visionary urban design project to elevate the quality of urban life. This transformative endeavor focused on the bioclimatic regeneration of green areas, carefully tuned to the local climate and ecosystem.

Led by Legkikas Sokratis & Associates from CAD Academy, Greece, this project reached far beyond conventional urban renewal. Public spaces were reborn, from bustling squares to tranquil school yards and charming pocket parks. 

What set this urban design initiative apart was the strategic use of cutting-edge software applications, underscoring the role of technology in shaping the urban landscape. Rhino and VisualARQ took center stage, orchestrating intricate 2D and 3D designs that formed the blueprint for Haidari's urban metamorphosis.  With its BIM features, Lands Design seamlessly integrated landscape requirements, ensuring a harmonious blend of nature and architecture. Finally, Twinmotion stepped in for renderings and captivating video presentations, bringing the entire vision to life.

The Haidari project in Greece is a testament to the power of Rhino's tools in reshaping urban environments and embracing the future of urban design. As cities worldwide grapple with the challenges of the 21st century, Haidari stands at the forefront, a shining example of how Rhino's capabilities extend beyond software, influencing positive change in the very fabric of our cities.

Watch the video...

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

How To Generate Complex Technical Drawings with Grasshopper | Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this tutorial series, Edwin Hernández explained how to create complex technical drawings with Grasshopper using the Squid Plugin (ShapeDiver Edition) and how to create an editable template, including page orientation, margins, and text boxes, where you can input various types of data for any project type.

In this third and final part of the tutorial, he explains how to merge the 2D drawings with the template, add measurements and BOMs, and export the final document as a PDF.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Rhino/Grasshopper for Structural Engineering, February 21-23, 2024 (McNeel Europe)


Rhino/Grasshopper for Structural e=Engineering
Online Workshop
Tutor: Junghwo Park
February 21-23, 2024
10 AM-5 PM CET
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

Even before using CAD software, structural engineers have mathematically calculated the structure parameters, such as material, weight, support conditions, and loads, according to the design codes and verified the calculated results through experiments on physical models. Today, 3D modeling tools are used to calculate, optimize, or aesthetically evolve the given structures to stand without failure off the ground and meet the designers' intentions. In our next online workshop, Junghwo Park, BIM lead at Umdasch Group Ventures and certified BIM trainer by buildingSMART Austria, will teach a Rhino and Grasshopper online workshop aimed at structural engineers.

What you will learn: In this 3-day online workshop, you will understand how to use Rhino and Grasshopper in structural engineering. You will get to know useful Grasshopper plugins that aid the process during your daily practices. Furthermore, you will learn about seamless data interpolation between Rhino and structural engineering software such as SOFiSTiK, Tekla Structures, and Karamba3D, and lastly, data exchange workflows in BIM using Rhino.Inside.Revit, Speckle, and Autodesk Data Exchange apps.

Day 1

  • Why Rhino and Grasshopper?
  • Rhino UI
  • Rhino project settings
  • Graphics settings
  • Template
  • Engineering modeling tools
  • Annotations
  • Documentations
  • External document management

Day 2

  • Grasshopper UI
  • Project settings
  • Data management
  • List management
  • Modeling components
  • Documentation components
  • Plugin management
  • Useful plugins for structural engineering and BIM workflows.

Day 3

There will also be general product presentations from SOFiSTiK, Tekla Structures (Rhino.Inside.Tekla by Sebastian Lindholm), and Karamba3D.

Course requirements: No specific requirements for the course. This course is for structural engineers without experience using 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 15 days before.

Course language: English

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Rhinozine November 2023 - Issue

Europort 2023: 7-10 November 2023 - Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

7-10 November 2023
Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Rivers and seas are filled with challenges and opportunities. Be part of the journey of the maritime transition by exploring the power of technology.

Europort, the international maritime exhibition and meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding, offers an opportunity to learn how to engineer, build, and maintain sustainable (relation)ships today and tomorrow. 

Visit the NDAR booth (5307) to learn the latest news about Orca3D, ShipConstructor, Rhino, and others.

Book your appointment in advance:
Email, or telephone +33 4 92 91 13 24

More information...

Rhino User Meeting in Budapest, November 16 2023

 Rhino User Meeting at BME
by McNeel EuropeArkance Systems HU Kft.

Save the date!
📅 November 16, 2023
⏰ 14:00-17:30 CET 

Get an exclusive insight into Rhino's present and future. McNeel will introduce the latest features and new developments in Rhino 8. We invited some great members of the domestic Rhino community to share their projects and insights on how they use these tools. Come and see how Rhino can be used in different fields.

Who should attend the event? 
We welcome all architects, designers, engineers, artists, students, teachers, and anyone interested in 3D modelling!

14:00-14:10 Introduction

14:10-14:25 McNeel lecture on the history and development of Rhino
Speaker: Agustina Jaime - McNeel Europe

14:25-14:45 Parametric design solutions for the support structure of free-form buildings
Speaker: Márton István Juhász - bim.GROUP Kft.

14:45-15:05 BME: Rhino in education
Speaker: Péter Lassu - BME Department of Drawing and Form Studies

15:05-15:25 Size matters - from small to large in the film industry
Modelling and production of props
Speaker: Zsolt Tárnok - Prop Factory Studio Kft.

15:25-15-45 Coffee break

15:45-15:55 Reverse engineering with 3D scanned models in Rhino
Speaker: Péter Szabó and Diána Szabó - FreeDee Kft.

15:55-16:15 Parametric use of Rhino in architectural projects
Speaker: Roland Németh - Paulinyi & Partners Zrt.

16:15-16:45 McNeel Europe: Rhino 8 - Dynamic presentation of what's new
Speaker: Agustina Jaime - McNeel Europe

16:45-17:00 Q&A

At the end of the event, an informal discussion with the participants.


Hungarian and English

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Come see us at Autodesk University, November 13-15 2023

Autodesk University | Booth 1104
November 13-15, 2023
Las Vegas

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at Autodesk University next week. Join us in Booth #1104. Come see all of our new tools in Rhino, Grasshopper Components, Rhino.Inside.Revit, PyRevit and iRhino 3D

Ehsan Iran-Nejad, Japhy Walton, and the always helpful Marcello Sgambelluri SE will be there to answer questions.

The Hillside Sample Project: Bringing a 50-year masterpiece to digital life


In the early 1960s, a 23-year-old audacious McGill University architectural student submitted his master's thesis, a novel, mixed-use community, to the Montreal Expo 67. The result was Habitat 67, and the architect became internationally renowned. The architect was Moshe Safdie.

Moshe Safdie designed the 1000-unit high-quality housing for a dense Montreal urban environment. One of the first mixed-use concepts for the time, Habitat 67 incorporated residential units, office spaces, hotels, schools, museums, and more into its self-contained community. This practice is commonplace now, but at the time, it was a radical break from the current architectural practices. Another novel idea was prefabricated apartments assembled on-site. And each apartment included a roof garden and natural lighting. 

Unfortunately, the built Habitat was scaled back to 158 residences, less than half the original size. Despite being a landmark in architectural history and inspiring countless architects, Habitat 67 is primarily considered an unfinished dream.

What if Habitat 67 had completed the original design? Now you can find out. The creative agency Neoscape, in collaboration with Safdie Architects, has illustrated the original project digitally.

Using Unreal Engine 5, The Hillside Sample Project is a virtual recreation of Moshe Safdie's original vision for Habitat 67, made with Unreal Engine and RealityCapture.

The model was built in Rhino and 3ds Max using basic materials and then imported into Unreal Engine 5 using Datasmith

The model is available for anyone to explore via the Hillside Sample Project. 

Learn more details and explore the walkthrough...

Friday, November 3, 2023

Getting to know... WASP: Italian 3D Printing Innovation!

World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) in Massa Lombarda (Ravenna- Italy) designs, produces, and sells 3D printers made in Italy worldwide. 

Inspired by the Potter Wasp, which builds its own nest with material recovered from the surrounding environment, WASP was born to develop large-scale 3D printers to build houses with natural materials available on the territory. The wide range of WASP 3D printers has been developed to answer human needs: food, housing, health, energy, work, art, and culture. 

In this interview, Shapediver covers the fundamental aspects of WASP's journey, such as the company's origins and its team, to the practical applications of their technology across industries. It also explores the functionalities of their online configurators, including their capabilities for users to export G-code compatible with DeltaWASP printers. The decision to use Grasshopper and ShapeDiver sheds light on how these tools enhance the user experience and open up new design possibilities. 

Read the full interview...

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting | November 2023

Join SimplyRhino UK and McNeel in a Rhino UK User Group Meeting.

Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
Time: 18:30-20:30
Location: AKT II, 1 Old Street Yard, London, EC1Y 8AF

Following a short introduction from the team at Simply Rhino, the meeting will commence with a presentation from their hosts, AKT II engineers. They will show the workflow of three case projects where Grasshopper and computation were crucial at various stages in providing the necessary inputs for delivering either manufacturing drawings or running structural analysis.

Then, ENCODE's cofounder, Federico Borello, will explain how architectural design and traditional documentation are translated into sets of information that can be consumed efficiently by off-site manufacturers in factory environments and delivered to the site for assembly.

As usual, the meeting is free, but you must prebook your place. 

More information...

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Two Python programming online workshops, December 11-13, January 24-26 (McNeel Europe)

Two Python programming online workshops
Tutor: L. Nguyen
Level 1: December 11-13, 2023
Level 2: January 24-26, 2024 
10 AM-5 PM CET
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

Python is a modern programming language with a simple and clean syntax (the rules for writing codes), making it very accessible to beginners in both the language and programming. It is also backed by one of the most active communities of users and developers. These have made Python arguably the most popular programming language now. Python is used in many fields: 3D modeling, web programming, scientific computing, engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.

Thanks to Rhino and Grasshopper’s official support of Python, you can programmatically access its powerful 3D modeling environment, including all the essential features of its advanced NURBS engine. This opens many exciting new possibilities, ranging from very simple to highly sophisticated, such as:

  • Building simple scripts and tools that automate repetitive modeling tasks, boosting efficiency
  • Developing and customizing powerful tools and workflow specific to your team’s needs
  • Programming advanced design algorithms that are not possible with standard out-of-the-box tools
  • Interfacing Rhino and Grasshopper with other software programs or programming libraries

We are happy to offer the upcoming training courses in Python Programming for Rhino/Grasshopper.

Level 1 course (3 days):

Requires basic understanding of Rhino and Grasshopper but no prior experience in programming.

  • Basic Python language concepts such as variables, data types, conditional statements, for loops, functions. lists, tuples, etc.
  • Using the Python scripting component in Grasshopper
  • Intro to basic RhinoCommon data types such as point3D, Vector 3d, Plane, Line, Circle, and Colors
  • Generating and using random numbers (e.g., for geometric design, analyses, simulation, etc.)
  • Understanding the basics of the RhinoCommon documentation.
  • Interacting with Rhino environment: e.g. baking geometries, working with Rhino object's properties (e.g., Layers, name, etc.), saving and opening files programmatically

Level 2 course (3 days):

Requires basic knowledge of Python programming in Rhino/Grasshopper, equivalent to the Level 1 course.

  • Getting deeper into RhinoCommon geometries: Curves, Surfaces, Breps, Meshes (including mesh topology), Camera 
  • Object-oriented programming and better understanding of the RhinoCommon documentation
  • Using the Python script component together with the Grasshopper timer for interesting advanced use cases
  • Using Grasshopper DataTree from Python
  • Best practices for organizing code for better reusability and shareability
  • Using external modules/libraries
  • Parallel Computation 
  • R-Tree for speeding up many computational geometry tasks
  • Recursion, fractal geometries
  • Web requests using Python
  • Using an external Python code editor (to greatly increase productivity on large programs)
  •  Understanding C-Python and its benefits
  •  Intro to Rhino.Inside using C-Python

Online course fees for each course: 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 15 days before.

Course language: English

Both courses are fully booked. Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting Verena!

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

New Book discusses generative evolutionary fashion design for sustainability using Rhino

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing & Textiles is a thirty-four-chapter book that collates leading-edge research and industry best practices to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ exploring the complex and interconnected issues surrounding sustainability in fashion, clothing, and textiles. The practical and digestible chapters include innovative examples and perspectives from different regions of the globe, addressing topics from policies to supply chain issues and materials innovation.

Chapter 31, Fashion Ex Machina: Human–Machine Collaboration to Support Sustainability through Customized Design and Production, written by Elizabeth Bigger et al., discusses transitions toward sustainable bespoke production for Industry 5.0, agile fashion system requirements, emerging processes, and human-machine collaboration. 

Elizabeth’s work with generative garment design for sustainability is discussed using Grasshopper in Rhino. Parametric fashion patterns created in Grasshopper then use the generative evolutionary solver Galapagos for multi-objective optimization of the garment design. The fashion industry is a wicked problem because of the interdependent factors of garment design and production that create significant climate problems (6-10% of global emissions). Using Galapagos for multi-objective optimization solves many interdependent sustainable design issues at once in the design phase.

The book was edited by Professor Martin Charter, Dr. Bernice Pan, and Professor Sandy Black and is available from Rutledge Publishing UK.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Rhino User Meeting - Oslo 2023

Date: 9 November 2023
Time: 17.00-22.00
Location: Fellesverkstedet, Seilduksgata 29k, Oslo

Are you a Rhino enthusiast or curious about 3D modelling? Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting, this event is for you.

Get an exclusive glimpse into the future of Rhino and CAD technology. Discover tips and tricks that will take your skills to the next level. McNeel will present the latest features and what's next in Rhino 8. 

Registration is required...

AEC Tech Symposium & Hackathon

November 1-5
New York City and Virtual

The AEC Tech Symposium & Hackathon is a four-day experience for all architecture, engineering, and construction individuals—and beyond. The event has developed into professional development workshops, speakers and presentations, and a 26-hour hackathon.

As part of the conference, McNeel & Associates is providing three workshops:

Beyond Geometry: Crafting New Workflows with Grasshopper Data
Andy Payne  
From its origins as a parametric geometry tool, Grasshopper has undergone a transformative evolution in Rhino 8, featuring the addition of nearly 100 new components and data types. These components are the building blocks for crafting innovative workflows seamlessly merging Rhino and Grasshopper data. In this workshop, we'll guide you through harnessing these workflows, enabling you to enhance your production processes and unlock a world of untapped creative potential.

Exploring Novel Workflows with Rhino 8 Inside.Revit
Japhy Walton  
The latest Rhino is packed with new Grasshopper components. Learn how to use these effectively to create Rhino.Inside.Revit data-driven workflows.

Scripting in Rhino 8
Ehsan Iran-Nejad
There is a new script editor that is consistent across Rhino and Grasshopper and on Windows and macOS. It brings Python 3 and C# scripting to Rhino alongside the already existing IronPython. All languages support package management and debugging, both in Rhino and Grasshopper. Script editor can also easily generate Rhino or Grasshopper plugins from your scripts. To explore all these features in this workshop, we will create scripts in Rhino and Grasshopper, run, debug, and generate Rhino Command and Grasshopper Components from our scripts.

Go to the AEC Tech web site for details and the schedule...