Wednesday, June 29, 2016

D+O+F Universidad Piloto de Colombia

Register for the Rhino DOF - Rhino Design Optimization & Fabrication training by ARTC specialist, Ovidio Cardona, and RhinoFabStudio worldwide director, Andres Gonzalez. Organized by Facultad de Arquitectura y Artes at Universidad Piloto de Colombia.

Course Description

In this 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. Also, this workshop will give students a functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design. This will allow them to build on this understanding into more advanced projects of their own. The class also covers information on fabrication techniques with RP or laser machines and optimization and fabrication using RhinoCAM and
RhinoCAM-NEST for CNC machines.


Space is limited!!!

Date: August 26, 27, 29, 30, 31
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Students and Teachers US$195. Register here! *
Professionals US$395. Register here!

Universidad Piloto
Bogotá, Colombia
Sede D, Laboratorio de Expresión - Piso 1 
Carrera 9 # 45 A - 44

For information or to register call McNeel Miami +(305) 5134445
or email Jackie Nasser

*Students/Teachers can purchase a Rhino Windos License at ½ price.

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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Free jewelry models from Cadwax

Each week for the next 20 weeks, Cadwax is releasing a free jewelry model, to showcase their plugin for Rhino.

These models are fully closed and ready to 3D print.

The first model is a rub-over dress ring.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Kangaroo 2.0 -- Now out of the pouch and available for testing!

Daniel Piker announced the first public work-in-progress (WIP) version of the new Kangaroo.

Engineers and designers use the Kangaroo plugin inside Grasshopper for interactive simulation, form generation, optimization, and analysis of structural components and constraint introspection.

This is a complete ground-up rewrite of both the core solver and all interface components, with several key improvements for a more powerful and flexible Kangaroo. (Joey grew up.)
  • Greatly improved stability and convergence speed, overcoming previous limitations on stiffness values.
  • The old Force objects have been replaced with Goals. These encompass forces, loads, and constraints in a single simple system.
  • Goal types for many new applications such as areas, length clamping, length and angle snapping, collinearity, coplanarity, symmetry constraints, rigid body assemblies, plasticity, and more ...
  • Creating goals is now simpler than ever. New goals can be added as needed. New custom goals can be written in the Grasshopper scripting components and changed while the solver is still running.
  • Several of the more awkward and annoying aspects of the old interface have been improved: No need to reset when goals are added, removed, or changed. No need to flatten the goals input. No need to keep starting and stopping the timer.
  • Direct dragging and anchoring of points in the Rhino viewports with the new Grab tool.
  • The solver library is now separate from the Grasshopper components. Power users and developers now have more direct control and customization. 
For more information see Daniel Piker's videos.

*The fine print: This is a WIP. There are still bugs and missing features.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

AAVSDXB 3.0 Workshop - July 10-25, Dubai (UAE)

Expocity 2020: Articulate Performance
July 10-25 2016

Dubai, UAE

AA Visiting School Dubai returns this summer to Dubai, UAE. The workshop will focus on instigating a design-build culture within the 3-week workshop. Participants will work with global experts in the field of hyperactive hybrid tensile structures. Feedback loops of computer simulation and analog prototyping will be the central theme of the workshop, a process aided with cutting edge digital tools for simulation and fabrication.

In this third iteration, AA Visiting School Dubai (AAVSDXB) will investigate novel means of engaging the public within the site of the Expo 2020. The group will elaborate on the methods used to perceive form, space, and effect within the ephemeral architecture of the event.

In response to the Expo's vision of Connectivity, Mobility and Sustainability, the workshop will propose an interactive, efficient and innovative enclosure for providing shade, invigorating the spaces between the pavilions of the Dubai Expo.

At AAVSDXB 3.0 participants will investigate the simulation of fabric-formed panels into spatial enclosures, as well as the articulation of that form with performative features through investigating novel technologies in computational design, open source electronics, and digital manufacturing.
Specifically, participants will examine the micro-computational complexity of tensile fabrics, hybridizing with advanced materials, electronic chips and 3D printed tools for tensioned articulation. 

The workshop goal will prototype locally differentiated performance in tensile structures, allowing an interactive user experience to emerge.

Spaces are limited. Apply now!

Product Design Summer Camp 2016 - Thessaloniki (Greece)

July 4-15, 2016
Monday to Friday: 17:00-21:00 Lectures | 10:00-17:00 Group work sessions (optional)
International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki (Greece)

During the last decade product design globally headed toward understanding actual consumer needs and its creative incorporation in the design of innovative products. For this reason, it is necessary to adopt an integral approach to product development, more specifically, a multidimensional strategy that considers entrepreneurial, mechanical, and design related skills and competencies. The Product Design Summer Camp participants will have the chance to develop their knowledge and expertise in design, digital representation (Rhino), packaging, as well as the use of cutting-edge machinery such as 3D printers and laser cutters for the production of artifacts of high specifications.

The aim of this 2-week intensive Summer Camp is to acquaint participants with aspects of product design by providing up-to-date knowledge and an overview of the latest developments in the field. The latest research in product design along with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE/CAM techniques, coupled with a design-oriented approach, will be presented by senior academics and award-winning designers who are experts in their relevant fields, combining theory and practice in a hands-on approach.

  • Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship
  • Product Development
  • 3D Modeling* - 3D Printing – Rendering
  • Engineering - CAE tools – Reverse Engineering
  • Product Identity - Branding – Packaging
*The Summer Camp includes several different processes within the workflow of product design, including two days of modeling in Rhino.

Course credits
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program to all participants who have fulfilled the course requirements. Students/graduates taking the course for credit at their home institutions will also have to deliver an oral presentation on the last day of the Summer Camp and a written documentation of all stages of the Product Design Summer Camp (in pdf format) to obtain 4 ECTS credits. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates should ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.

Product Design Summer Camp 2016 welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants may be students and graduates of related disciplines (Product Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Automation, Management, Economics, etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in product design will also be considered. Lectures will be in English. Applicants should be fluent in the English language.

Extended deadline for applications: Friday 24 June 2016

Clayoo 2.0 Webinar

Join TDM Solutions in their free webinar on Clayoo 2.0. Learn about the new Clayoo 2.0 tools for free-form modeling from scratch. See the different applications Clayoo 2.0 has for product design, jewelry, furniture, consumer goods, woodwork, and more.

27 June 2016

Central Europe (CEST) 5pm-5:45pm
Atlantic (EST) 11am-11:45pm
Pacific (WST) 8am-8:45am

Register now! (Limited to 100 participants.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sometimes Rhino is used for squares

We just spotted Rhino in an advertising video for this appealing Ogon wallet. This product is made in France by Ögon Designs.


  • RFID safe for fraud protection for the 12 cards it holds
  • Compact, slim, and lightweight
  • Metal lock 
  • Water resistant

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Interesting article on generative jewelry with Grasshopper

Daniel Abalde from SEEDstudio has written an interesting article listing why a jewelry designer should use algorithms and explaining the most important advantages of generative jewelry with Grasshopper.


DIVA Day 2016 date and location set

DIVA Day 2016

Announcing! DIVA Day 2016 will be on September 30th at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Hosted by John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, DIVA Day is a day of presentations and discussions focused on how DIVA and associated simulation tools can be used in design.

As in previous DIVA Days, there will be a student competition. This year's prize money will be $1500 (US).

Also on September 29th there is a workshop of DIVA training. Learn the basics of daylight modeling in Rhino and dive in to parametric modeling in Grasshopper using DIVA 4.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

IMPRIMIDA - Barcelona Advanced Manufacturing Camp for Arts and Design

June 14-18 / 21-23, 2016
IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions

IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions, Sonar+D and IAAC are launching an open call for artists, makers, and designers to take part in an 8-day workshop and exhibition in Barcelona. Join experts from the field of digital fabrication and computational design to explore the limits of art production in our times.

The workshop will be held during Sonar+D, June 16 to June 18, and during the IN(3D)USTRY Maker Pro exhibition, June 21 to June 23. All participants will have access to one Sonar Full Delegate pass and Full Delegate Pass for IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions event, plus all the production means to make their work real.

During the course, participants will explore generative design techniques associated with agent behaviors and iterative strategies. The outputs of the explorations will be translated into an open process of fabrication mainly related to 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The final results will be exhibited in IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions inside the Maker Pro area.

For 3D printing, participants will use a FELIX Pro 1 3D printer and a Roland 3D monoFab ARM-10, courtesy of icreatia.

The workshop will take place in three different places:

June 14-15 | Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Carrer de Pujades, 102, 08005
June 16-18 | Sonar +D, Advanced Music S.L. Apartado de Correos 64.004, 08080
June 21-23 | Fira Barcelona

The workshop is open to all participants. No previous knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper is required (although an introductory knowledge is welcome).

Bring your laptop with Rhino and Grasshopper installed. (A download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants a few days before the workshop.)

Aldo Sollazzo
Stuart Maggs
Pietro Leoni


Areti Markopoulou
Anastasia Pistofidou
Ece Tankal

*The premium ticket includes the workshop fee as well as access to SONAR+D and IN3DUSTRY

Friday, June 10, 2016

UPB student Verónica Betancur - 3D Printing and Fashion Design

Verónica Betancur Fernández, is a last year student atUniversidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia, an Authorized RhinoFabStudio
Her project, 3D Printing and Fashion Design, is part of her last semester course in fashion design. As its name states, it combines fashion and 3D printing. 

The project started with Verónica's desire to apply 3D technology to fashion. She began experimenting with ABS, PLA, and TPU, finally choosing TPU for its flexible features. She gets her materials from Recreus. The development of the surface is designed in Rhino and is modeled in a digitized body. 

Watch this video (in Spanish) for more information. 

For more information please contact Verónica Betancur.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

On-Demand Rhino and Grasshopper training

Did you know we offer on-demand training? Our on-demand classes consist of the class recordings from our McNeel online classes. All the benefits of the complete class but you're able to attend at your convenience*. No need to travel or wait for a certain date... you may begin today!

Classes include:
We will be adding our Level 1 and Level 2 Mac classes soon. Stay tuned and watch this site.

Questions? Contact Jody Mills at (206) 634-4571.

*Note: Classes may be rented and streamed for a three-month period.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summer Solstice Daylighting Workshop

Join Christoph Reinhart of MIT for a two-day hands-on workshop on daylight simulations in architecture.

This course stresses integrating daylight with other sustainable design concerns such as solar gain control, electric lighting energy use, and occupant comfort. The design analysis techniques range from rule of thumb to advanced computer simulation and high dynamic range photography for glare analysis.

The workshop is geared toward designers and sustainability consultants interested in learning and integrating the basic theory underlying daylight simulations.

Simulation exercises include:
  • Point in time visualizations and glare analysis in Radiance
  • Daylight Factor and point-in-time illuminance distributions for LEED 2009
  • Radiation maps for PV system sizing and passive solar design
  • Climate-based annual daylight calculations with dynamic shading and electric lighting controls
  • Spatial Daylight Autonomy calculations for LEED v4 compliance
  • Annual Daylight Glare Probability calculations
  • Integrated lighting and energy simulations
The course format includes formal instructions, in-class discussions, software tutorials and exercises. You will have the option to calibrate your personal digital camera to take HDR images and to learn several ways to evaluate its images.

Participant requirements:
  • A newer Windows laptop with Rhino and DIVA 4.0 installed
  • Basic familiarity with Rhino preferred but not required
Building Energy Exchange, Inc.
31 Chambers St, Ste 609
New York, NY 10007

20 June, 10am-5pm
21 June, 9am-4pm, Optional 7am-9am

General public cost is $650. Discounts are available for students.

Rhino DOF training is coming to California!

August 8-12, 2016
Irvine, CA

Join McNeel instructors Mary Fugier (McNeel Seattle) and Andres Gonzalez Posada (McNeel Miami) for a week-long Rhino DOF training course at Laguna Tools in Irvine, California.

Dates: August 8-12, 2016
Price: US$995.00

Register here

In this course attendees will learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving course covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. With the functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design learned in this class, the participants can then build on this for more advanced projects of their own. The course also covers information on fabrication techniques with RP or laser machines, as well as optimization and fabrication using RhinoCAM for CNC machines.

Detailed class outline is available here.

Questions? Contact Jody Mills at (206) 634-4571. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Furniture Society 2016 - Parametric Panels Workshop

The Furniture Society is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996. The Society sponsors a variety of programs that contribute to the education and enrichment of members and the public.

Please join Andres Gonzalez, Director of the RhinoFabStudios, in a Workshop on designing a Parametric Panels with Rhino and Grasshopper. Learn how to write a Grasshopper parametric definition, and discover endless possibilities of 2D & 3D forms and shapes! 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

1:30pm - 5:00pm

FS16, Philadelphia, PA.

For more information and to register please visit this link

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.

Monday, June 6, 2016

RhinoSlic3r: 3D Printing G-code files from Rhino object

Kinematiq announced RhinoSlic3r 3D printing G-code files from Rhino object.

RhinoSlic3r is a Slic3r integration right into a Rhinoceros panel for G-code generation from Rhino object.

Slic3r is a slicing software that produces 3D printing programs out of .STL. It allows you to produce 3D printing G-code files for any 3D printer.

  • Use of provided Slic3r configuration files, your actual ones, or configuration of a new one for your 3D printer.
  • Direct selection of any Rhino solid or group of solids. The mesh is automatically produced using recommended settings. If you want custom mesh settings, select your custom meshed objects.
  • Reading and preview of the produced G-code files for pre-printing control.
  • Reading and preview of any G-code file.

RhinoSlic3r is a WIP for Rhino 5 Windows 64 bits, and the objective is to release it as a cross-platform plugin for Rhino 6 (Windows and Mac) by adapting the code to Mono and Eto.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Online Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac, July 2016

Dates: July 11-20, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm (PDT)
Price: US$200.00 - Register here.

Join us for our Level 1 Rhino for Mac Online Course beginning on July 11, 2016.

Training Schedule:
  • July 11-14 (Monday-Thursday), 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT) and
  • July 18-20 (Monday-Wednesday), 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT)
Details: You will need...
  • The latest Rhino 5 for Mac version installed. Note: Rhino for Windows will not be acceptable for this class.
  • A stable and fast internet connection.
  • The Rhino Level 1 Training Guide and Models as well as the Rhino 5 for Mac User Guide. You may print the PDF for your reference. Download here.

All live sessions will also be recorded and posted to a private Vimeo classroom album. You may watch/stream the videos for your review for up to three months following the class.

Online Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows, June 2016

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows - Online Course
June 28-July 8, 2016
US$200 - Register here.

In this online class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D 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.

  • June 28 - July 1 (Tuesday-Friday), 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT) and
  • July 6-8 (Wednesday-Friday), 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT)
    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.

Friday, June 3, 2016

FS16: Exploring the Fourth Dimension

The Furniture Society is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996. The Society sponsors a variety of programs that contribute to the education and enrichment of members and the public.

Please join Greg Flanagan, Justin Kindelspire, Kevin Groenke, and Patrick McKeenan as they explore the fourth dimension with Rhino, Grasshopper, RhinoCAM, and ShopBot from the University of Minnesota, an Authorized RhinoFabStudio.

Thursday, June 23 2016


FS16, Philadelphia, PA.

For more information and to register please visit this link.

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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

New! DIVA-4.0 beta for Rhino

Solemma announced the DIVA-4.0 beta for environmental analysis for buildings.

The DIVA for Grasshopper tools have been completely revamped. Workflow improvements are:
  • Added the Archsim multizone thermal modeling environment in Grasshopper
  • Fully coupled the lighting and energy simulations
  • Hybrid luminance images with illuminance contours
  • Includes the Utah colored sky model by Mark Stock on Windows
  • Includes the photon mapping forward ray tracing module by Roland Schregle
  • Simulation workflow improvements and interface improvements
Solemma will offer training in the next few months. The first is July 10th and 13th at the PLEA conference in Los Angeles. For more upcoming training check DIVA for Rhino News.