Thursday, December 18, 2008

John Cantu - user web site

Long time Rhino user and teacher, John Cantu has been a great resource for many Rhino users, providing a full range of rendering and animation services to the marine industry.

Rhino OS X - New Build

There is a new build available, Wenatchee 2008-12-16, with the following:

New Features:

  • A new menu, containing the most recently used commands, has been added to the drawing window context menu. The Repeat Last Command menu choice on the context menu now contains a menu of the most recent commands. Selecting the Repeat Last Command choice itself still executes the very last command.
  • Import and Export 3DS have been added.
  • The ExtractRenderMesh command has been added.


  • Text drawing has been rewritten and is much faster. This greatly improves Rhino's responsiveness when drawings (such as typical AutoCAD files) contain a lot of text.
  • The bounding box for a text object now contains all the text. Clicking on any part of a text object selects the object.
  • The Heightfield command does not work and has been disabled.

Bug fixes:

  • The Flip / KeepAll dialog that is part of the Wirecut command now works correctly.
  • The common menu choices File>Save, File>SaveAs, Edit>Copy, Edit>Cut, Edit>Paste, Edit>Delete had previously been implemented in a non-standard way. This prevented Cut / Copy / Paste from working in some dialogs. This may also be the reason some poorly written haxies crashed Rhino. These menu choices are now implemented using standard OS X techniques and may improve stability.
  • Selecting a grouped set of objects with a left to right window selection now works.
  • The Edit Layer dialog now correctly modifies the selected layer.
  • Collapsing deeply nested layers in the layers dialog will no longer crash Rhino.
  • Other crash bugs have been fixed.

Details and download...

Note: This release requires Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Keep your schedule open - March 25-30

The California College of the Arts (CCA) will be hosting a series of events during Spring 2009 dealing with advanced digital design techniques, strategies, and projects. An exhibition, titled FLUX: Architecture in a Parametric Landscape, will open at CCA's San Francisco campus on March 25. The exhibition features work by over 30 design practices involved in the evolution of advanced digital design, analysis, and fabrication.

There will also be a series of lectures and workshops March 26-30.

Keep your schedule open. We'll be posting more details shortly.

Friday, December 12, 2008

3D Modeling Symposium Berlin - moved to October 2009

The next 3D Modelling Symposium Berlin 2009 will take place from 5 to 7 October 2009 in the University of the Arts Berlin. The 3-day event is conceived for both professionals and students of the disciplines of architecture, industrial design, and engineering.

This time there are four modules: Lectures, Case Studies, Master Classes and Workshops. The overall theme is "Concepts Beyond Geometry". Check the preliminary program here.

  • Registration: Interested participants can sign on at the Symposium online from today.
  • Abstracts submission: Authors may submit their abstracts online, after having completed their registration to the Symposium.
  • History 2008 online: The history of abstracts and speakers of the 3D MSB 2008 in April is available here.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Digital Jewelry Designer Needed - NYC

DVatché is looking for a designer with expertise using Rhino with Matrix. They are a high-end jewelry company located in New York. Please, no students. Two years minimum experience required.

DVatché, Eclipse Jewelry Corporation
7 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212 764 6883
Fax: 212 719 2348


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

3rd Conference Milling Technology in Architecture, Art and Design - TU Vienna

TU Vienna, 18 December 2008

The 3D Technology innovative project board of Vienna University of Technology is inviting any interested researcher or practicing expert to the 3rd Conference Milling Technology in Architecture, Art and Design.

The conference will bring together researchers, practicing experts and business representatives in the field of digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping. The major aim is to exchange experiences and ideas of state-of-the-art CAM-technologies with future possibilities to implement in architecture, art and design. In particular innovative applications of milling-technology will be discussed.

Admission free
Conference language: German and English
No registration required.

ParaCloud GEM

ParaCloud GEM (Generative Meshes) is a design tool for populating models with any mesh geometry. With a simple to use interface, ParaCloud GEM offers an easy way for generatively creating complex 3D mesh models.

The output meshes created with ParaCloud GEM can be further edited in Rhino.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Marc Fornes and Skylar Tibbits at MIND08

If you didn't get a chance to attend MIND08, you can watch the videos online.

For ideas how you might use RhinoScript,
watch Skylar and Marc's presentation.

Friday, December 5, 2008

SIGGRAPH Asia 2008

The first Asia ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will be held in Singapore from 11th-13th December 2008.

Hayabusa Renderer for Rhino 1.0 demo will be held at AMD booth G01 by Applicraft Japan.

Authorized Rhino Resellers; Nosco Consultancy and FreeForm Solutions will be at SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 to share with you the latest Rhino version 4 and solutions.
Click here for SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 details.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Grasshopper for Rhino - new minor version

Grasshopper 0.50099 for Rhino 4.0 is now available for download. This minor new release has a few new features and enhancements.