Friday, February 27, 2009

New Grasshopper tutorial

Woo Jae Sung, a Masters of Architecture student at Cornell, has posted a new Grasshopper tutorial.

More free HDR images

Brian James has posted the fourth set of High Dynamic Range Images for use with your favorite renderer.

Eco"logic" skyscraper design using Grasshopper

In the prior post, you saw Christian Raun Jepsen's final project at Aalborg University. In January 2009, Christian started his postgraduate studies at Universidad International de Catalunya in Barcelona, ESARQ, where he is focusing his studies on Biodigital approches to architecture.

One of his first projects is the Eco"logic" skyscraper using Grasshopper.

Parametric bridge using Grasshopper

Christian Raun Jepsen and Mathias Kræmmergaard Kristensen have been kind enough to share all the details of their final project at Institute of Architecture and Design, Aalborg University. Living bridge is a parametric approach to architectural design. The aim is to develop and test methods of parametric design and digital/analogue form finding through the design of a bridge situated in Aalborg. Grasshopper was used as a tool to create parametric geometry and to analyze acoustic and structural analysis.

LaN BROOKLYN announces Rhino Workshop

Live Architecture Network has accepted the design challenge presented by Architecture Gallery SuperFront to synthesize Architecture and Choreography in a Project deemed Archeography IV. Working in Collaboration with Choreographer Biba Bell, LaN is designing and fabricating a site + performance specific installation as a part of the 2009 Movement Research Festival.

Join LaN and become part of the process during a week long Rhino training workshop. All skill levels and Rhino new comers are encouraged to join. The workshop will emphasize a total integration between digital modeling and fabrication. Parametric design and fabrication will be a key topic of discussion through using programs like Grasshopper and RhinoCAM.

Fun with Grasshopper

Daniel Piker has been having fun with a Cellular Automata Heightfield (and other things) in Grasshopper.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

RhinoScript Workshop at University of Oregon, Portland

Image courtesy of Matthew Trimble
Kenfield Griffith, Computational Design Instructor, from MIT will be leading this two-day hands-on RhinoScript workshop. It will immediately follow the ACSA 2009 Conference.
Dates: Sunday-Monday, March 29-30
Location: University of Oregon, Portland
Details and registration...
RhinoScript is a scripting language based on Microsoft's VBScript language, a subset of Visual Basic. With RhinoScript, you can quickly add functionality to Rhino modeling software, or automate repetitive tasks. Familiarity with Rhino software is advised.
Cost: $295/$150/Free (Professionals/Students/UO AAA faculty)
Space is limited. Sign up early.
Laptops are required. Please have Rhino 4.0 or evaluation version installed on your computer.
Presented by: University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Rhino User Meeting Spain - Agenda Updated

McNeel Europe is pleased to announce the 1st Spanish Rhino User Meeting that will take place on the 16th February 2009 at the IED Barcelona. During the same week we have organized a series of 3D Modeling workshops for students in the areas of design, jewelry, architecture, digitalization, and milling.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

RhinoGold 2.0 Launch - London, March 3

RhinoGold 2.0 Launch London - 3rd March 2009
Simply Rhino and TDM Solutions are proud to announce the launch of RhinoGold 2.0 - a major upgrade to the popular Rhino plug-in for jewellery design professionals.
All attendees of this free event are eligible for Free RhinoGold training on 3rd or 4th March 2009.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

RhinoScript Labs update

RhinoScript is a scripting language based on Microsoft's VBScript language. With RhinoScript, you can quickly add functionality to Rhino, or automate repetitive tasks.The Labs version of RhinoScript contains additions and modifications to the version of RhinoScript included with Rhino 4.0 SR5.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rhino 4 SR5 SDK Released

Developers are encouraged to upgrade their Rhino 4 SDK (Software Development Kit) to the latest version. For details, visit

V-Ray for Rhino - Basic Training

Getting your feet wet with V-Ray for Rhino
30 minute free Webinar - Friday, February 6, 2009
1:30pm-2:00pm EST

If you've just downloaded and installed V-Ray for Rhino for the first time, this Webinar will help familiarize you with V-Ray in preparation for your first render.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with V-Ray default settings
  • Set up your V-Ray Express Toolbar
  • Apply materials
Space is limited. Register now...

Workshop Advanced Architectural Structures - TU Eindhoven

WAAS - Workshop Advanced Architectural Structures
TU Eindhoven
March 9-13

The architectural community has in recent years undergone a radical transformation in terms of the geometric forms being realised. Specifically, buildings with irregularly curved surface forms have begun to proliferate. This has been facilitated by enormous progress in the capability of CNC fabrication and design technologies.

The WAAS - Workshop Advanced Architectural Structures is a post-academic course with, among others, the following international speakers:

Rinus Roelofs - Rhinoceros
Thomas Wortmann - NOX architects
Manfred Grohmann – Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
Axel Kilian - TU Delft/MIT
John Chilton - Nottingham Trent
Marijke Mollaert - VU Brussel
Erik Moncrieff – Kurvenbau

The workshop is supported by Ferrari, TNO, FreeFormFab, Kurvenbau, Rhinoceros, IASS, TU-Delft and TU-Eindhoven.

For more information and to register, please see

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

FLUX 2009 - San Francisco

This spring, California College of the Arts, School of Architecture, is hosting FLUX 2009, a series of workshops and lectures as well as a forthcoming publication and exhibition. FLUX investigates Architecture and Design’s evolving relationship with parametric design and digital fabrication.

The workshop schedule includes four Rhino related workshops on March 28-29, 2009 at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus.

Space is very limit. Sign up now...

Escape from Berkeley?

Rhino user, Jack McCornack is looking to change the way we fill up our tanks. And if he figures out how to get up to a hundred miles per gallon he could win the 10 million dollar Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.

Sponsored by Mother Earth News, Jack with his now famous car, Max, has already won the Escape from Berkeley (by any non-petroleum means necessary) last October.

Josh Zepps from Brink on Discovery's Science Channel tracked down Jack to learn more about how a guy in his garage in Southern Oregon is taking on the automotive giants for the industry's biggest prize.