Friday, October 30, 2009

Parametric Design Workshop with Grasshopper - New York City

Studio Mode's modeLab is pleased to announce it will offer a Parametric Design Workshop using Grasshopper. This workshop will be a two-day design workshop to be held in New York City, December 5 and 6.
Details and registration information are available on the modeLab site.

Mr. Terrible

"Mr. Terrible" - image by Neil Rabinowitz

Delta Marine, long-time Rhino users, was recently written up in Composites Technology magazine for their innovative use of composites in the design and construction of Mr. Terrible. Read the article online:

Lakewood Guitars

Lakewood Guitars was founded in 1986 by Martin Seeliger with one purpose in mind – to build very special instruments for their customers.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rhino OS X - New Build

There is a new build available, Wenatchee 2009-10-24, with many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. Also included are:


  • Viewport properties are implemented.
  • Setting Wallpaper in a viewport is implemented.
  • The Rhino Help menu now has a "Mac Rhino Support Forum..." item to provide easy access to the Mac Rhino support forum.
  • Printing from a render image window is much improved.
  • Rhino notifies the user when it is in the background and a long-running command completes (like a render or Make2D). Rhino uses Growl if it is available, otherwise it uses a Dock notification.


  • The main drawing window was revised to more efficiently use screen space.
  • The command options dialog is now smaller and uses less screen space.
Everyone is invited to download and use the OS X version of Rhino while it is in development.

Most of the core functionality has been ported from Windows and is very stable. There is still much to do to port the rest of the functionality and refine the interface.

We don't expect the first commercial release to be ready for at least a year. Don't worry if the build you are using is going to expire. New versions will be available every few weeks. There will be a newer one available before the expiration date.

T-Splines for Rhino Training

T-Splines has posted the new training schedule for this fall.

One-day classes:

  • Nov 10: Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 17: London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 3: Provo, Utah

VisualARQ 1.0 is shipping!

VisualARQ 1.0 is shipping!

Designed for architects, planners, and interior designers, VisualARQ (developed by Asuni CAD) is a Rhino plugin for creating and editing architectural models. It adds parametric 3D objects like walls, columns, doors, windows, and stairs that are suitable for 3D modeling and 2D documentation.

As a fully integrated plugin for Rhino, VisualARQ offers a set of architectural tools that make the design and documentation process faster and easier and a feature-based editor that lets you easily create and edit custom architectural objects.

VisualARQ integrates intuitively in the architectural design workflow with the shortest learning curve and at a very affordable price.

VisualARQ 1.0 features include:

  • A set of architectural tools to streamline the design process, including a powerful feature-based editor to easily create and edit parametric architectural objects.
  • User-friendly wizards, dialogs, and toolbars.
  • Customization options for VisualARQ objects.
  • Tools to create 2D documentation, including sections, opening elevations, schedule tables, and area calculation.
  • A Floor Manager and other useful tools to work with multistory models.
  • A library of standard architectural objects and structural profiles.
  • Savanna3D: A library of over 1000 detailed Rhino blocks with various collections of commonly used objects.
  • Support for any render engine that works with Rhino 4.
  • VisualARQ 1.0 is available in six languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Czech).

  • Commercial license: US$/€495.
  • Introductory offer (until January 1, 2010): US$/€395.
  • Educational license (for students and teachers): US$/€195.
  • Lab license (for schools): US$/€675.

  • VisualARQ 1.0 is available worldwide and delivered as a physical product.
  • To purchase VisualARQ 1.0 or download an evaluation version, visit

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vehicular modeling webinar featuring Kyle Houchens

T-Splines is hosting a free 45-minute webinar to learn how to unlock the power of T-Splines for Rhino on Wednesday, November 4, at 12:00 PM EST.

Authorized T-Splines trainer, Kyle Houchens, owner of The Outside Digital Art and Design, will show how to use T-Splines for free-form car designs, and Matt Sederberg, T-Splines co-founder, will introduce powerful time-saving tools and tips from newly released T-Splines 2.2.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New book "Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands"

Following the Conference and Digital Hinterlands Exhibition held at Arup's Phase 2 Gallery, Ruairi Glynn is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands.

The book covers a spectrum of London’s leading graduates and young practices, featuring projects from the Architectural Association, Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), University of Westminster and Royal College of Art, and case studies and interviews with architects including Amanda Levete Architects, Plasma Studio, JDS Architects, sixteen* (makers), Horhizon, marcosandmarjan, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Philip Beesley, David Greene, Samantha Hardingham, Usman Haque and Neil Spiller.

RhinoDay Italia - 14th Nov 2009 - Università degli Studi di Padova

14 Novembre 2009 - RhinoDay: 6º incontro utilizzatori di Rhino

The 6th edition of the Italian User Meeting takes place this year on the 14th Nov at the Università degli Studi di Padova.

Don't miss the users' presentations and the opportunity to meet staff from McNeel and T-Splines.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rhino User - Scott Schneider, New Deal Studios

Scott Schneider is a digital set designer and lead artist at New Deal Studios. A few of the films he has worked on include: The Aviator, Night at the Museum 2, The Dark Knight, Whiteout, Watchmen, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Iron Man, I Am Legend, Live Free or Die Hard, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Reign of Fire, The Scorpion King, The One, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Blade, The X Files, Alien: Resurrection, Men in Black, A Dangerous Woman, Jurassic Park, Edward Scissorhands and many more.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bongo 2.0 WIP 6 Now Available

You are invited to try the Bongo 2.0 animation plug-in for Rhino 4.0. The sixth work-in-progress version is now available. New features include:
  • Added BongoAddKeyframe command.
  • Mode added to collapse timeline keyframes.
  • Animatable named views.
  • Animatable RDK content (Bongo video texture).

Download Bongo 2.0 WIP 6 from here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

GENERATE: International Seminar on Algorithmic Architecture

Architects all over the world are fascinated by algorithmic architecture which uses computer scripting to generate design solutions. Scripts are made out of series of written commands which can be programmed to solve complex geometric problems. Scripts can also be used to generate new, unexpected outcomes as they have the ability to evaluate, process and build on the given commands. In architecture scripting can be used in a variety of ways for different purposes ranging from automation of simple tasks to the management of entire design processes.

Key international speakers include Michael Hensel, David Serero, Luis Fraguada, Martin Tamke and Markus Wikar.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rhinojewel officially announced

Rhinojewel (formerly TechGems) is a jewelry design software developed by Techjewel S.L. which lets you create 3D models of jewelry and other luxury items easily, precisely, and quickly.

Rhinojewel adds to Rhinoceros an extensive collection of jewelry specific tools divided into four main groups: Metal Tools, Gem Tools, Bonus Modeling Tools, and tools related to ENLIGHTENED™ - Swarovski Elements. As always, you also have at your disposal the complete range of classic Rhino Tools, many of which are also found as a Rhinojewel-Enhanced version which boosts and optimizes their application in jewelry.

More than 60 videos are available on the web site to show each of the Rhinojewel tools at work. The content of these videos varies from beginner level to advanced jewelry design tools and modeling strategies. Free 3D models are also available to download.

ImportExtender for dental applications

CIMsystem has released a new Beta of the ImportExtender plug-in for Rhino. This add-on allows users open different file formats that come from different specific Dental CAD applications.

New blog by HDA Paris

HDA Paris has recently launched its new blog complexities, where you will find valuable RhinoScript and Grasshopper resources.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rhino-Day at the TU Graz

3D Base invites you to the first Rhino-Day at the TU Graz on the 21st October 2009.

The event will take place at the Inffeldgasse from 13:30 to 17:00h. Presentations will be in German.


  • 13:30 - 14:00
    Carlos Pérez Albà - McNeel Europe - Rhino 5 Überblick
  • 14:00 - 14:30
    Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. Milena Stavric - Freiform-Modellierung mit Rhino
  • 14:30 - 15:00
    Herr Dipl. Ing. Christian Freißling - Rhino und Grashopper - Experimentelle Anwendungsbeispiele.
  • 15:00 - 15:30
    Coffee Break
  • 15:30 - 16:00
    Dipl. Ing. Heinz Schmiedhofer - Automatisierung mit RhinoScript und Software Developement Kit
  • 16:00 - 16:30
    Dr. Gerald Sodl - Lizenzen, Schulungen und Vertrieb in Österreich
  • 16:30 - 17:00
  • 17:00 - 18:00
    Get together

- Registration: Inscription is free. Contact Gerald Sodl, Telefon 03123 39961.
- How to get in...

RhinoScripting Seminar in NYC, Nov 4-23

Workshops Factory is conducting a RhinoScripting Seminar in New York City.

  • WF_095_NYC - RhinoScripting Seminar
  • Dates: Nov 4, 11, 18 (Wednesdays) and Nov 23 (Monday), 7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Studios GO, 28 West 27th St, New York, NY 10001
Each class will consist of a short lecture, guided example and work session. Scripts will be distributed in class to provide an example and basis for independent study between sessions. Topics include:
- Surface paneling and shading systems
- Surface analysis
- Parametric elements
- Tessellation method

Personal laptops are required.
Price: US$400 per person

For further information or to register, please email Workshops Factory with the subject “WF_095_NYC”.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Grasshopper Training - Denmark

OOOJA Flow Lab has organized its first Grasshopper training in Århus (Denmark):

- When: Dec 7-9.
- Where: OOOJA FlowLab - Graven 3 - 8000 Århus C
- Cost: 9000,- DKK (ex. VAT)
- Registration and details: Contact / Tel. +45 22 91 77 42

RhinoLabsTools Update (October 12, 2009)

The RhinoLabsTools plug-in has been updated to include a new ExplodeLinetype command, which will explode curves with non-continuous linetypes into their component parts.

Monday, October 12, 2009

RhinoMembrane at ISAM 2009 Dubai

RhinoMembrane & ForTen 4000 technology preview at ISAM 2009 Dubai on the 13th and 14th October.

RhinoMembrane is a powerful plug-in for tensile structures and minimal surfaces. See the tutorials at

Saturday, October 10, 2009

RhinoScript Labs update (October 9, 2009)

RhinoScript is a scripting language based on Microsoft's VBScript language. The Labs version of RhinoScript contains additions and modifications to the version of RhinoScript included with Rhino 4.0 SR6.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Free Rhino plugin at Asuni Labs

Dynamic Display is a free plugin you can download from Asuni Labs page. It is a realtime visualization tool for Rhino that allows analyzing a model in two ways: Mirroring and Sectioning.

LaN Workshop Series: Digital Fabrication

LaN has launched a series of Digital Fabrication workshops using Rhino. LaN invites professionals and students alike to attend.

Digital Fabrication: from intro to advanced

Workshops will instruct on the use of Rhino as it pertains to digital fabrication. Valuable plugins will also be introduced and explored. The workshops are sponsored by Sweet Onion Creations. Read more...


Thursday, October 8, 2009 - updated

The site now features RhinoScript and Grasshopper script libraries, extensions to the gallery and user profiles.