Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Installation photos from Material Intelligence workshop

Check out new photos from the Material Intelligence Final Installation modeFlickr.

Material Intelligence was a one-week intensive design and prototyping workshop held in New York City during the week of August 16th.

The workshop was conceived through a collaboration between Studio Mode/modeLab and Tietz-Baccon. The instructors included Ronnie Parsons + Gil Akos of Studio Mode and Erik Tietz + Andrew Baccon of Tietz-Baccon.

Design and prototyping workshop in NYC

Studio Mode
and modeLab are pleased to announce the upcoming Material Parametrics Workshop in New York City. Held during the weekend of September 25-27, the workshop will investigate topics of current research and prototyping strategies.

New Rhino and Grasshopper videos on Rhino3D.TV

Facundo Miri of McNeel Argentina has created new video tutorials. They've been posted on Rhino3D.TV. Take a look...

Friday, August 27, 2010

FESPA MEXICO 2010 is going on now

See Rhino and the new PCX Router at FESPA MEXICO 2010, going on now through August 28th in Mexico City. Visit Stand B and see what's new.

Dates: August 26-28, 2010
Organizers: PRECIX Mexico

Organic design contest continues...

Have you procrastinated getting started on your organic design?

With only three weeks left, there is still some time to make an impressive model with T-Splines! The contest deadline is September 15, 2010. Create a distinctive portfolio piece, get lots of free publicity, and win one of three iPads with iRhino 3D and other great prizes with T-Splines' design contest: Model your organic designs in CAD.
Special thanks to contest sponsors ASGVIS and Shapeways.

Transportation Design Competition in Argentina

Ready, set, design!

McNeel Argentina has announced a digital design competition focusing on transportation. The goal of the contest is to enable designers to show off their 3D skills using Rhino.

The winner will receive a scholarship to the Transportation Design Course organized by McNeel Argentina and taught by designer, Alan Mattana. Learn more on the Autoblog site.

Contest is open to individuals over 18 years of age. No group entries allowed.
All entries must be submitted no later than September 24, 2010.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bongo 2.0 WIP 12 Now Available

You are invited to try the Bongo 2.0 animation plug-in for Rhino 4.0. The 12th work-in-progress version is now available.

Download Bongo 2.0 WIP 12 from here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

New training center and classes in Venice Beach

Join us in welcoming one of our new Authorized Rhino Training Centers...

Ilan Dei Studio
Venice Beach, CA

About Ilan Dei Studio...
Ilan Dei Studio is pleased to share their knowledge with the addition of Rhino basic training to their growing line-up of workshops including CNC milling with ShopBot Tools, Studio Furniture making and Digital Fabrication. Ilan Dei Studio provides an environment for designers and builders to educate themselves in the tools and processes necessary to propel innovation. Their first Rhino course begins next month. Details:
  • September 21 - October 7, 2010
  • Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 6 pm-10 pm
  • To register, contact Ilan Dei or call (310) 302-9222.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Scan&Solve for Rhino, new structural plugin

Scan&Solvefor Rhino is a new plugin from Intact Solutions that completely automates basic structural testing of Rhino solids.

Pick the material, choose restraints and specify loads on the faces of the solid model. Select the go button to see the predicted performance (strength, weakness) of your shape. No simplification, healing, translating, or meshing is needed.

Details and download...

"The Business of Aura" exhibition opening - NYC

The Business of Aura
is an exhibition hosted in two locations, Elga Wimmer Gallery and Broadway Gallery, curated by Kelsey Harrington. It includes painting, drawing, photography, sculptural prototypes, and installation. The show examines the potential of studio processes to produce aura.

Date: Thursday, August 12th - Opening Reception (on display through September)
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Elga Wimmer Gallery, Chelsea, NY

Artists and architecturally trained designers at Elga Wimmer Gallery include Helen Brough, Elizabeth Cooper, Cmmnwlth (Zoe Coombes & David Boira)-in collaboration with Timothy Saccenti, Kelsey Harrington, Jon Meyer, Steve Orlando, Devin Powers, Snarkitecture, SOFTlab, Studio Mode, and yo_cy (Christine Yogiaman & Ken Tracy).

Photos of the prototypes and final pieces are posted here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

DIVA-for-Rhino, new plugin

DIVA-for-Rhino is a sustainable design plugin to carry out a series of performance evaluations of individual buildings and urban landscapes including:

  • Radiation Maps
  • Visualizations
  • Climate-Based Metrics
  • Glare Analysis
  • LEED IEQ Credit 8.1 Compliance
  • More...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

T-Splines Design Contest: Model your organic designs in CAD

Create a distinctive piece for your portfolio, get great publicity, and win an iPad with iRhino 3D so you can show off your portfolio anywhere! T-Splines is giving away three iPads, a number of licenses of iRhino 3D, and other great prizes from ASGVIS, Shapeways, and T-Splines. Contest ends September 15th.

What's the main requirement? You just need to use T-Splines in your design. Your final model can be in Rhino, SOLIDWORKS, PRO/E, Inventor, etc.