Friday, January 29, 2016

Rhino and Grasshopper training in South Africa

SimplyRhino South Africa has updated its training schedule for 2016:

  • February 23-24 - Rhino Intro
  • February 25-27 - Rhino Level One
  • February 28-29 - March 1 - Rhino Level Two
  • March 2 - Grasshopper 
Cape Town
  • March 15-16 - Rhino Intro
  • March 17-19 - Rhino Level One
  • March 20-22 - Rhino Level Two

Jewelry + Metalsmithing Exhibition - Opening Tonight!

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Woods-Gerry Gallery in Providence, RI, are joining for the Jewelry + Metalsmithing Triennial Exhibition 'Feast and Fathom".

Besides the four rooms that creatively present jewelry designed and made by RISD Jewelry and Metalsmithing students from the past three years, the show includes a room dedicated to printed spec drawings of designs done with Rhino and RhinoGold. The Rhino course is a required part of the curriculum for undergraduate jewelry majors taught by Brian Bergeron. Many of the displays were also done with Rhino by Arthur Hash. Arthur will be teaching advanced CAD and CAD/CAM for the jewelry majors.

Opening reception is tonight, Thursday, January 28, 6 pm-7:30 pm.

If you miss the opening, the exhibition runs from January 29-February 21.

Woods-Gerry Gallery
62 Prospect Street
Providence, RI

Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Sunday 2 pm

Job offers at BIMobject Spain

BIMobject Spain is looking for a Project Manager for Roca BIM project (Barcelona) and a Digital Content Manager (Madrid) with Rhinoceros and BIM skills.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Toy of the Year finalist

The Toy Industry Association has included Nancy B's Science Club's Black Light Illuminator as a 2015 Toy of the Year finalist. The final winners will be announced in New York on February 12th.

Dave Schultze, SchultzeWORKS design studio in Santa Monica, CA, designed the science sleuthing activity kit, using Rhino for all the design work.

The Black Light Illuminator focuses on STEM-learning (Science, Technology, and Math Education) and encourages scientific exploration. Kids can:
  • Collect rocks, insects, and flowers that glow under black light. 
  • Make gelatin that glows. 
  • Learn counterfeit money detection. 
  • Encrypt codes and ciphers.
SchultzeWORKS designstudio has clients in consumer electronics, housewares, furniture, and lighting. Owner and founder Dave Schultz teaches industrial design and 3D visualization at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. For more information, visit Dave's educational web site Professor3D.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Online Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows, February 2016

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows - Online Course
February 1-9, 2016
US$200 - Register here.

In this online class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Our detailed class outline is available here.


  • February 1-5 (Monday-Friday), 9:00 am-12:00 pm (PST) and
  • February 8-9 (Monday-Tuesday), 9:00 am-12:00 pm (PST)
    Calculate your time zone.

Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live training session. In our usual format, all sessions will be recorded and posted for your study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience.

The class will be conducted in English using the GoToTraining software. 

You need Rhino 5 for Windows software installed.
Rhino for Mac is not acceptable software for this class. 
You need a stable and fast Internet connection. 
You need a headset/microphone combo. 
You need a hard copy of the Rhino Level 1 Training Manual, which you may download here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

3D Printed Jewelry

Han-Yin Hsu of ANNXANNXDESIGN specializes in small lines of jewelry 3D printed in both metal and colorful plastic. The Los Angeles designer starts with a hand drawn sketch, then turns it to a 3D model using Maya. She then converts it to a 3D printable model using Rhino. Han-Yin orders her 3D printed designs in bulk, then attaches chains, ear clips, and other finishing pieces. She also dyes some of the pieces to get unique colors. Software makes it possible for her to make shapes not available from most traditional jewelry making methods.

Han-Yin started her career with a Masters degree in architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture. She spent several years working for interior designers and design firms, before starting ANNXANNXDESIGN.

Colombiatex de las Americas 2016

Join Almacén Yamata and Rhino3D Colombia in Colombiatex de las Américas 2016, stand #1312. Almacén Yamata has the distribution for CNC machines including laser and embroidery. 

Rhino3D Colombia team will be present in the stand sending Rhino and RhinoCAM files to the CNC and laser machines. 

Place: Plaza Mayor - Medellín, Colombia
Date: January 26 - 28, 2016
Stand: #1312

For more information, contact  Andres Franco.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? 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.

Friday, January 15, 2016

New course in Architecture Infographics - ETSAM UPM Madrid

New course in Architecture Infographics and Multimedia Design at the ETSAM-UPM (Madrid, Spain), starting 18 January 2016.

Learn Digital Design and Analysis, Computational Design (including Rhino and Grasshopper), BIM, Simulation, Visualization techniques and much more!

COMPUTATION MATTERS: Grasshopper workshop in Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria
Februay 24-28, 2016

COMPUTATION MATTERS is a workshop for integrative computational design. It presents an extensive introduction to digital design, complex geometry, and digital fabrication. The workshop's focus is the translation between digital morphogenesis, inherent material properties, and fabrication execution through the development of parametric geometric models, as well as both digital and physical model analysis. Participants will design systems derived by the explored material behavior, consisting of three-dimensional components aggregated within a network. The development of performative systems provides a wide range of architectural, interior, and product design applications.


The material chosen is polypropylene, due to the large domain of material properties that can be explored. Physical experiments will be carried out to understand the inherent material properties, which will be translated into a digital environment. Components will be developed through polypropylene sheet manipulation techniquesbending, twisting, or folding. Digital simulations and structural analysis will be carried out for components and aggregations, in parallel with physical prototyping.

What You Will Learn

– Introduction to Grasshopper and algorithmic geometry
– Creating complex geometries through parametric modeling
– Structural analysis techniques with Karamba3D
– Interactive physics simulations with Kangaroo
– Digital fabrication techniques with FabTools and Generation
– Understanding of performative design

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Grasshopper for Mac

A very early version of Grasshopper is available in the Rhino for Mac WIP for testing and feedback.

Rhino 5 for Mac users have access to the Working-In Progress (WIP) builds. The most recent Rhino WIP contains a hidden command called ExplicitHistory.

To try out Grasshopper in the WIP build, just type "explicithistory".

Please post feedback and report bugs (there are many!) in this category.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Virtual Worlds lecture by Jan Kokol, Graz

FH Joanneum Graz
11.01.2016 - 15.00

A lecture exploring avant-garde Computer Graphics with a high level of diverse body of work. Modeling and animating the Walking City of Ron Herron, creating an interactive application for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, fragmenting Zaha Hadid's complex geometry, working on dynamic Virtual Reality environments, visualizing a robotic painting at the Harvard GSD and explaining personal conceptual works of art.

The use of a diverse set of tools and lots of creativity are being shown. Rhino is most often part of the process, from the early stages, up to exporting geometry to gaming engines for further manipulation.

Friday, January 8, 2016

DotProduct files now import directly into Rhino

DotProduct announced that its files now import directly into Rhino 4 and 5. Check out the brief tutorial on installing and using the plugin.

DotProduct's software captures point cloud files from their handheld DPI-8 scanner.

Download the free plugin...