Thursday, October 28, 2010

Developable Surface Optimization with Galapagos

Artist Carlo Borer asked Lorenz Lachauer to implement tailored developable surface modeling tools for Rhino.

Using Grasshopper together with the evolutionary algorithm solver Galapagos, Lorenz implemented an optimization routine for lofted surface strips towards developable surfaces.

V-Ray Online Training, Oct 28

Image modeled by Ruben Dario and Fernando Rentas, rendered by Fernando Rentas.
V-Ray Online Training - Product Design
Thursday, October 28, 2010
3:30pm-5:00pm (Eastern)
Please note time correction.
Fee: US$49.00

V-Ray for Rhino techniques can transform your design ideas into a photorealistic image of the final product. Join ASGVIS 3D Visual Artist Fernando Rentas in this 90-minute online training session. Topics covered include:
  • Rectangular lights
  • Emissive materials
  • HDRI to setup a studio render
  • Creating & manipulating plastic, glass and metal materials
  • Applying two decals (labels) to the same material (V-Ray for Rhino only)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DIY Integrated City exhibition - Liverpool (UK)

On the evening of the 28th October 2010, RIBA President Ruth Reed will open the DIY Integrated City exhibition at the Daily Post’s Exchange Building on Old Hall Street. It will be open until the 19th November.

It is the culmination of a year's activities, led by the Liverpool Architectural Society, which have focused on the inner city.

The [d_pod] - DIY Summer Pavilion (designed with Rhino and Grasshopper) is one of the 24 exhibits.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bongo 2.0 Beta 1 Now Available

You are invited to try the Bongo 2.0 animation plug-in for Rhino 4.0 and 5.0. This is the first Beta version of Bongo 2.0. The beta is open – you no longer need Bongo 1.0 to run it, just a valid license of Rhino 4.0.

Download Bongo 2.0 Beta 1 from here.

BCTEA Conference, Oct 21-22

The British Columbia Tech Ed Association is hosting the BCTEA 31st Annual Conference this week at WJ Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford, BC.

Join Rhino instructors, Dave Weidkamp and Bob Koll, in their Teaching Architecture in the 21st Century workshop which will be held during the morning session on Friday, October 22.

Parametric Design Workshop - Celaya, Mexico

This three-day Parametric Design Workshop is primarily for architects and designers interested in learning parametric design and creating generative algorithms to implement in their various design processes. The course will cover basic concepts and tackle design projects through the development of algorithmic tools using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Dates: October 29-31, 2010
Location: Universidad de Celaya, Celaya, Mexico

Reverse Engineering with T-Splines and Rhino

Deelip Menezes recently set out on a quest. He wanted to create a NURBS model of an object from its mesh representation. After looking at reverse engineering products, a reader suggested T-Splines (an organic modeling plugin for Rhino). Deelip picked up T-Splines and tried it out. Soon after, he discovered that T-Splines can indeed be used to reverse engineer a NURBS model from a mesh.

Read the article…

Rhino Job: Fabric structure, architectural 3D

Universal Joint Design is looking for someone to assist with 3D modeling help. Prior experience with structural pipe, tension cables and/or fabric structures is a big plus. Please send inquiry along with samples of work via email.

This project has a very short deadline but the hope is to establish contact with an opportunity for long-term contract help.

RhinoGold 3.0 Training in NYC, Nov 2-5

Join CAD Blu Inc and TDM Solutions for this four-day intensive RhinoGold 3.0 training course. From the basics to the most advanced tools, learn RhinoGold and start working with it immediately.
  • Date: November 2-5
  • Location: CAD Blu, Inc, 39 W 29th St (8th Floor), NY, NY 10001
  • Cost: US$995.00

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rhino training in New Hampshire

Great Eastern Technologies has announced their fall 2010 Rhino training schedule. Their Intro to Rhino is a three-day hands-on course. Select from the following dates:

  • October 28-30
  • November 4, 11, 18 (Thursdays)
  • December 8-10
  • January 11-13
  • January 18-20
Great Eastern also offers the following half-day workshops:
  • Rhino Surface Modeling
  • Rhino Workflows for Fabrication Drawings
  • Rhino Preparation for 3D Printing & Laser Cutting
  • Rhino Grasshopper
  • Rhino Mass Customization
  • Rhino Animate Form
All classes will be held at Great Eastern Technologies in Salem, NH. Contact Steve Berge for more information or call (800) 875-0025.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Orca3D promotion ends December 31, 2010

If you're a licensed RhinoMarine user and are considering making the switch to Orca3D, now is the time to do it. Orca3D is offering a 50% discount on Orca3D to licensed RhinoMarine users. Click here for additional promotion information and details.

Promotion ends December 31, 2010.

If you haven't tried Orca3D, download the eval and give it a try.

V-Ray Rendering for Rhino webinar, Nov 17

Novedge continues their webinar series with Episode 6: V-Ray Rendering for Rhino. Join speaker Fernando Rentas, ASGVIS 3D Artist and Trainer, as he explains how V-Ray uses lighting, materials and environment to create a photorealistic rendering.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
  • Time: 11:00am-Noon (PST)
  • Session is free. Registration is required.

Rhino 5.0 WIP webinar now available online

In case you missed the What's New in Rhino 5 WIP webinar earlier this month, a recording of the session has been posted on the RhinoJungle. Watch now...

RealTime Rendering with KeyShot 2.1 webinar, Oct 20

Join NovEdge for the fourth episode in their webinar series, RealTime Rendering with KeyShot 2.1. In this free webinar, presenter Jeff McCartney will demonstrate KeyShot 2.1 and show attendees how to turn a simple CAD model into an amazing "shot". Read more...

  • Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
  • Time: 11:00am-Noon (Pacific)

Friday, October 15, 2010

2nd Rhino Day TU Graz - Ffnal program

3D Base invites you to the 2nd Rhino Day at the TU Graz on the 20th October 2010, which will take place at the Inffeldgasse 25/D from 13:30 to 18:00h.

Block 1 - 13:30 - 15:30h:

Kaffepause: 15:30 bis 16:00h

Block 2 - 16:00 - 18:00h:

  • Modellierung eines Katamaranes sowie schwimmender Ferienhäuser mit Rhinoceros 3D.
    Armin Ibounigg von Ai-design
  • Modellierungsprozeß einer Ameise im FabLab des Ars Electronica Centers Linz: Skizze, Freiformmodellierung bis 3D-Druck.
    Clemens Mock von Ars Electronica Linz
  • Einsatz von Rhinoceros 3D im Rahmen eines Glas-Design-Projektes.
    Mag. David Stelzer von HTBL - Graz, Ortweinschule Fachsparte Produktdesign & Präsentation
  • Rhinoceros 3D und Grashopper für Kinder.
    Dipl. Ing. Christian Freissling von Institut für Architektur und Medien TU Graz
This is a free event. If you want to attend, please contact Gerald Sodl, Telefon 03123 39961.

New Introduction to Rhino webinars

Learn the basics of using the Rhino application in this Introduction to Rhino webinar with Mary Fugier, Rhino instructor at Robert McNeel & Associates. This online seminar will introduce you to Rhino and we'll cover how to create the models in the Rhino Getting Started.


  • Monday, October 18, 9:00 am-11:30 am (Pacific) - Register
  • Wednesday, October 20, 5:00 pm-7:30 pm (Pacific) - Register
  • Thursday, October 21, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm (Pacific) - Register

Internship at Robofold

RoboFold is offering an internship and applications are now open. Applications close at the end of October 2010.

Can you generate facade designs in Grasshopper? 

Can you make these look professional for presentation to architects?
Can you create graphics and animated assembly of facade components?

Experience with Kangaroo, Geco/Ecotect useful...
Experience with Dreamweaver is also useful...

The position lasts 3 months full time. Starts November 2010. Part-time role considered for strong applicants.
 The studio is in London SE1 and workshop is in SE16. Food and local travel expenses paid.

Send your portfolio to

See for more info on the RoboFold process.

Architectural symposium - Tokyo, October 28

Archi Future 2010 is a one-day symposium on computational architecture. The symposium consists of lectures, discussions, seminars, and forums. Visit Rhino partner, AppliCraft, and learn more about Rhino in architecture.

  • October 28, 2010
  • TFT Hall, Tokyo, Japan
  • Admission is free. Registration is required. Register...
Details... (available in Japanese only)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

RhinoMembrane case studies

RhinoMembrane is one of the most powerful form-finding products available today. Using a FEA (Finite Element Analysis) model it is able to relax any mesh into a stressed surface in equilibrium with positive stress fields only. Using sparse matrix strategies any shape from conventional hypar, minimal surfaces and pneumatic cushions can be modeled.

See here two new case studies: Norway Pavilion for the Shangai World Expo 2010 and Radiolaria table.

RhinoSchool Israel

Join us in welcoming our first Authorized Rhino Training Center in Israel:

Rhino School 

Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
12 Anna Franc st.
Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
Tel: 972545954924

Contact: Amir Lipsicas, Industrial Designer. Amir has been teaching Rhino for the last eight years to designers, architects, and jewelers.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

VSR Shape Analysis 1.0

VSR Shape Analysis is a new plugin for Rhino developed by Virtual Shape Research GmbH. It adds the following functionality to analyze curves and surfaces for deviation and continuity with associativity:
  • Dynamic Sectioning (with optional Curvature plot)
  • Curve and Surface Matching Analysis (Checks numerically Position, Tangent and Curvature continuity)
  • Lightlines (Simulation of Isophotes)
  • Deviation (between Curves, Surfaces, and Meshes)
  • Curvature on top of Curves and Surfaces
  • Analyzed data can be saved across sessions in the Rhino 3DM file. Modifications are associative.
See VSR Shape Analysis and VSR Realtime Renderer at EuroMold Frankfurt (Hall 11.0, Booth E112), December 1-4.

ALGODE - Tokyo - March 2011

ALGODE, the International Symposium on Algorithmic Design for Architecture and Urban Design, will be held at the Architectural Institute of Japan in Tokyo.

  • March 14-16, 2011
  • Tokyo, Japan
Online registration will open soon. Register here.

About the symposium:
"Beyond the use of computers as a mere drawing tool, innovations in computational design processes are emerging worldwide. The paradigm of architecture and urban design has shifted from designing imagined ideal forms to generating intelligent formations." Read more...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

T-Splines: Tips & Tricks webinar, Oct 19th

In this upcoming T-Splines: Tips & Tricks webinar, hosted by designer Kyle Houchens, a number of T-Splines experts will share their favorite tips and tricks to creating smooth models quickly with T-Splines.

Jewelry Design with T-Splines webinar, Oct 12th

Join T-Splines and 2010 contest winner, Travis Serio, tomorrow, October 12th, for the Jewelry Design with T-Splines webinar. The session is free and will begin at 11am (EDT). Travis will give an overview of his design process and how he uses T-Splines in jewelry.

Winners announced in T-Splines organic design contest

Congratulations to the Travis Serio, first-place winner in the T-Splines Organic Design contest.

Image by Travis Serio.

Visit the T-Splines contest site to view the winning models and all entries.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Rhino for Architecture course in Costa Rica

Organized by the School of Architecture at Universidad Veritas, instructor Rogelio Quesada will teach a Rhino for Architecture course. The course will run five consecutive Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

2nd Rhino Day at the TU Graz (Austria)

3D Base invites you to the 2nd Rhino Day at the TU Graz on the 20th October 2010, which will take place at the Inffeldgasse 25/D from 13:30 to 18:00h.

This is a free event. If you want to attend or present your work (there are still some presentation slots available), please contact Gerald Sodl, Telefon 03123 39961.

The final program will be available soon. Meanwhile, check here for the program and some of the presentations of the Rhino Day TU Graz 2009.

RhinoTerrain 1.8 released

RhinoTerrain 1.8 has been announced this week at the INTERGEO trade show.

This is a major upgrade with the following new features:
  • Advanced point cloud processing on Airborne (Lidar) and terrestrial laser scanning
  • Google Earth import with geographical coordinate management
  • Geographical transformations
  • Advanced terrain creation and editing functions
  • Terrain analysis (visibility, gradient)
  • Direct 3D Printing on the Zcorp
  • Profiles and cross-sections
  • Automatic building generation from photogrammetric data
  • Major GIS import format (shapfile, dem, ArcGis, Geotiif, LandXml, CityGml...)
  • Special version (on demand) for Rhino 5.0 WIP 64bits

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What's New in Rhino 5 WIP, free webinar

Attend What's New in Rhino 5 WIP this Wednesday. This free webinar is hosted by Novedge and will be taught by Brian James, Rhino Development Team Member. Join Brian as he delves into the release and focuses on the most exciting new commands and features. Topics include shelling and off-setting polysurfaces, new selection methods, loose projections, mesh repair, and much more!
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  • 11:00am - Noon (PDT)
The webinar is free but space is limited. Reserve your seat today.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The eme3 Architecture Festival

Oct 07-9 - eme3 Architecture Festival, CCCB (Barcelona)

The Eme3 festival brings together thinkers, artists, students and professionals from architecture and other fields over a three-day period, to reflect on, experiment with and discuss the new scenarios that emerge in the aftermath of crisis.

Eme3 operates like an architectural market, with installations shown in lots, urban projects, workshops, lectures, debates, street events, music, and films.

MedioDesign, Toolingroup y LaN will hold GoTo, a digital design and fabrication workshop using Rhino, RhinoCAM, RhinoNest, Grasshopper, a milling machine and a laser cutter.

BI-MU Milano

Oct 5-9 - BI-MU - Milan, Italy

BI-MU is one of the reference events for the manufacturing industry.

Come visit Rhino Authorized Reseller CIMsystem (Hall 13 - Stand A05) and learn more about Rhino, Bamboo, Shot, Mosaix, Rave, Electrodex, Drillmatrix, RhinoReverse, RhinoAssembly and SUM3D.

Archi-Rock twin wall - hearing the lines of architecture

Archi-Rock twin wall - hearing the lines of architecture.

Searching for the mysterious rocker in the linear street house.

Feeling the tension from the music flows through the wall.

Date: September 24-October 24 (Monday off), 2010
Time: 10:00-17:00
Place: No. 127, Sec.1,  Dihua St., Datong Dist., Taipei City 103, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Title:Klein Dome & Sound Wall

Designer:NCTU Multimedia Team

Friday, October 1, 2010