Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Paneling the Terminator Genisys environments

Film designer, Andrew Reeder, used Rhino and the PanelingTools plug-in to resolve one of Terminator Genisys' most complex environments. The plug-in's speed and ease of use enabled Reeder and the film's conceptual team to arrive at an unusual design aesthetic appropriate for the storytelling and also to address many of the complex fabrication issues of the solution.

Check the environments in the Terminator Genisys trailer (36 - 58 seconds).

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tanusas - retreat and spa

Tanusas Resort, a nook cuddled by breezes and palm trees, where the sea softens its sensible space. 

"For me the goal of this project was the proper reading of the local architecture re-interpreted in a high tech tool such as Rhino. Giving me the freedom to design freely the whole magnitude of the project. During the process I never did any physical model. All digital, surrounded by aboriginals in a very undeveloped environment. 

The architecture itself merges with the surroundings, to outline the local design in a contemporary fashion.

I designed every single detail of this project with Rhinoceros and it was the best decision I ever make." 

Bernardo Bouquet-Roldan Crespo

Grasshopper and Python manuals in Spanish

Founder and Principal of archi[o]logics, Adolfo Nadal is a professional with a manifold career in architecture, education, design, and computational geometry.

Adolfo has been kind enough to share his manuals on Computational Design (in Spanish) on issuu:

Tip: if you prefer a PDF version, click on Share>Download

The good, the bad, the not-so-ugly

Kevin Caron typically uses his 3D printer to create his sculptures. Recently he expanded its uses to print a pedestal for a recently sold art work. In the process he also created an explanatory video for this simple but practical Rhino use.

The pedestal was a round base with an oval top and required a more robust program than the CAD program Kevin had been running. This is where Rhino came in. Getting straight sides is a "piece of cake. It did it just perfect, once I found the right button."

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ornaments for a White House Christmas tree

One of our online training students has made it to the White House! Well, not really. But his ornament has. Antar Hall entered the White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge and finished as one of the five grand prize winners with his ornament, Presidents of Christmas Past & Present.

The ornaments have been 3D printed and are now hanging in the East Wing of the White House for the holidays. They will later go to the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Three of the runner ups also used Rhino to create their designs: starball, Essence of the Ice, and The Christmas State of Mind Ornament.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Download new RhinoBIM beta 3.45.179

A new beta 3.45.179 is now available for RhinoBIM_Structure 
including a number of fixes and enhancements. Also new is a
User Data function in the Manage tab that allows you to attach any information to any geometry and create a report.

Download beta 3.45.179...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Universidad ICESI - a new Authorized RhinoFabStudio

Join us in welcoming Universidad ICESI as a new Authorized RhinoFabStudio. ICESI has developed innovative academic programs and encourages students to search for knowledge through the "Active Learning" method, in order to produce better, well-prepared professionals. ICESI is recognized as one of the most important and renowned universities in Colombia due to its rigorous academic standards and its wide and diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

For more information on ICESI's RhinoFabStudio, please contact:
Lina Marcela Quintero Villareal.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? A RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New PanelingTools online course, December 8-11

December 8-11, 2014
9:00am-1:00pm Pacific Time
US$99 per person
A few seats are still available. Register now.

Join instructor Rajaa Issa as she explores the concepts of paneling and surface rationalization in Rhino 5 using the PanelingTools add-on. The class will be comprehensive and cover material from concept generation, detailed design for fabrication and parametric paneling. More...

This is the first class ever... Sign up today!

This course is for design students and professionals looking to efficiently learn PanelingTools and exploit its many features in an instructor-led online environment. This course requires that you have access to Rhino 5 and Grasshopper.

Free Webinar: Jewelry with HDR Light Studio

Simply Rhino is presenting a series of six webinars introducing V-Ray for Rhino and outlining its use in specific areas including:
  • Product design
  • Architecture
  • Interior design
  • Jewellery

There will be insights and information for those who are thinking about moving to a high end rendering product and plenty of useful tips for those already using V-Ray for Rhino.

The next webinar in the series is:

Jewelry with HDR Light Studio
3 December 2014

This thirty-minute webinar will look at jewelry visualization and is co-presented by Mark Segasby of Lightmap – the maker of HDR Light Studio.

Jewelry rendering is essentially all about reflections and refractions and Mark will demonstrate how HDR Light Studio makes it easy to fully control and place reflections precisely merely by selecting the appropriate face on the model.

Lighting, reflections, and background can all be controlled with the V-Ray Dome Light and the out-of-the-box support for HDR Light Studio Live.