Friday, December 29, 2017

RebusFarm for Rhino Final Beta

RebusFarm render service is in the final phase of its beta testing for Rhino with V-Ray and they're looking for your help to make the last improvements. 

During the testing phase, there is an automatic 50% discount. 

Want to get involved? Get started here

HUM3D Car Render Challenge 2017 - Winners Announcement

HUM3D has announced the winners of its yearly Car Render Challenge.

146 artists took part in this competition. There was a bunch of awesome works, creative ideas, and hours of modeling.

And of course many works were done in Rhino. Here a few examples:

Digital Jewelry Design in Tehran takes off

Mohsen Mohammad Vali, Authorized Rhino Trainer, has been kind enough to share his recent training experience in Tehran (Iran) on his blog.

Mass Customization news from ShapeDiver

Our friends from ShapeDiver recently posted two nice articles:

Enjoy the reading!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

MiAU 2nd Term - Master in Computational Design at UPM Madrid

MiAU 2nd Term 
Master in Computational Design 
Advanced Specialization
UPM Madrid

Presented by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the Master’s Degree in Advanced Infographics is a postgraduate professional program at the convergence of technology, architecture, art, and design.

Its academic structure offers advanced training in the technical skills to recast the boundaries of these disciplines while fostering critical thought in the context of design speculation.

This course is geared to qualified architects, engineers, artists, or designers who have completed their bachelor´s degree or equal level certificate. The program is in English.

Inscriptions open until Feb 19th

Term period
Feb 19 - June 29

Final Presentations: June 29

300 teaching hours
From Monday to Thursday 


+ Core Subjects
Digital Fabrication        
City Labs        
Multidisciplinary Design Project        
Advanced Algorithms And Dataviz        
Professional Workflows        
Total Design (concept Product Graphic)

Specialization Modules:
Choosing 2 of 3 to complete this degree
(can be done separately as UPM's specialization course)

+ Project Generation Module
Thermodynamics And Environmental Behaviour        
Advanced Geometry        
Project Information Modelling (BIM Project)   

+ Computer Graphics Module
Reactive Environments And Digital Landscapes        
Professional Image Production        
Virtual Ecosystems    

+ New Technologies Module
Interaction Vr        
Computer Vision        
Artificial Intelligence        
Artificial Life 

Pufferfish, Shape Changing in Rhino

The Pufferfish is one of few animals which is capable of changing its shape.

This new plugin is a set of 124 components which focuses on Tweens, Blends, Morphs, Averages, and Interpolationsessentially shape changing. These components are accompanied by support components which are useful methods for the preparation of tween/blend operations such as making polylines compatible and matching surface structures. Also, there are a few extra components that simplify some common Grasshopper operations such as testing for equality with the option of tolerance and reparameterizing numbers. 

Enscape Rendering for Rhino

Realtime 3D walk-throughs with live integration in Rhino 

Enscape™ is a virtual reality (VR) and real-time rendering plugin for Rhino. With just one click, you can start Enscape and within seconds walk through your fully rendered projectno uploading to the cloud or exporting to other programs required! All changes in Rhino are immediately available to evaluate in Enscape. Explore different design options and present projects to clients. If the client wants to see something different in the design, Enscape will immediately show the changes you make to the project. With the option to create a standalone file of your architectural project, you can send an Enscape file to your clients or colleagues which allows for quick demonstrations. 

Main features include
  • Realtime walkthrough.
  • Live link to Rhino. Unlike other renderers, the changes in Rhino are directly visible in Enscape.
  • Direct integration. Keep your tools and use Enscape through the Rhino toolbar.
  • Standalone export. Create an .exe file from your project that runs without Rhino.
  • Effortless usage. Rendering with one click. 
  • Virtual Reality (VR). Oculus Rift & HTC Vive support with one click.
  • 360° Panorama Views. Supports Google cardboard for a 360° mobile view. 
Enscape has become a standard application in projects worldwide at companies like Foster + Partners or Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

SudoHopper3D card game by McNeel Miami

Introducing a fun new way to learn Grasshopper: SudoHopper3D!

To help you learn Grasshopper, McNeel Miami has created SudoHopper3D, a card game to improve the overall understanding of parametric thinking. SudoHopper3D playfully takes you on a journey through mathematics, algorithms, and basic coding. Players surprisingly learn concepts such as vector geometry and trigonometry. Players also learn problem-solving, logic, and sequential reasoning in a socially interrelated and entertaining environment.

The card game consists of 126 cards for Level 1. Players have the option to download the free PDF file that comes with all the cards needed for playing SudoHopper3D or to order the physical cards online from here.

In addition to the cards, players may rent the Level 1 videos from our Vimeo On Demand page. These videos will show you different ways to write the definition that solves each assignment. The videos are available in either English or Spanish.

  • Enjoy 50% off VOD in English or Spanish videos with code: SudoHopper3D - Offer valid until January 31st, 2018 
  • Also enjoy a 30% discount on the Lab Kits for 30 VIP PASSES - Offer valid until January 31st, 2018

Check out this video of students playing SudoHopper3D!

For more information please contact Andres Gonzalez.

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, December 19, 2017

Interior137 Architects - Lighthings

Architects Ana María Bustamante and David Vanegas are the founders of Interior137 Architects. Interior137 is a company in Medellín, Colombia, composed of a team of professionals, architects and designers specialized in exterior and interior lighting design.

Their new brand, Lighthings, is in response to the concerns, experiences, and desire to experiment with light and geometry. Lighthings goal is to create unique luminous objects, halfway between digital fabrication and craftsmanship. These objects are designed to transform the environment through light, shade, textures, color, materials, filters, reflections, shape and geometry.

The company uses Rhino to visualize figures in 3D and make fast renderings. As well as Grasshopper to parameterize the measurements, sizes, and relationships between the forms and the applied textures. With Rhino and Grasshopper, they can design, explore and fabricate their lamps.

For more information, please email David Vanegas.

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.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rat[LAB]EDU Winter School - Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai

Rat[LAB]EDU – Winter School 2017-18

Bengaluru | New Delhi | Mumbai

After a successful completion of 30+ design workshops worldwide, rat[LAB]EDU is organizing parametric design workshops to span three cities in India: Bengaluru, New Delhi, and Mumbai. Geared to design students and professionals, the Winter School 2017-18::Parametric Design Workshops is striving to change the way we conceive spaces within art, architectural, and urban systems. And it's changing the way architectural education is imparted in the country by inculcating an independent studio culture in the country.

The agenda, Decoding Parametric Design through Art Installations & Facades, will delve into computational and parametric methods (using Rhino and Grasshopper) to create data-driven art installations and building facades.

Each 3-day design workshop contains technical tutorials, teaching sessions, prototyping, and presentations culminating in a symposium / round-table conference / open discussion with leading and emerging professionals that demonstrate computation, parametric design, or alternative techniques in their work, practice, and academia.

No previous knowledge of Grasshopper or Rhinoceros is required for these workshops as basic technical knowledge will be provided on Day 1.

Customizable tools will be provided by rat[LAB]EDU on Day 2 for design explorations and experimentations.

Cities and Dates
  • Bengaluru - December 21-23, 2017
  • New Delhi - January 18-20, 2018
  • Mumbai - January 26-28, 2018
Day 1 Agenda / Topics
  • Presentations / Lectures on Parametric Design & Computational Thinking
  • Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D – GUI & Basic Use
  • Installing Grasshopper and plugins
  • Grasshopper GUI & Basic Functionality
  • Points, Lines, Surfaces.
  • Parameters, Inputs, Numbers.
  • Simple & Referenced Geometry, Locally Defined Geometry, Baking, etc.
  • Lists & Data Tree Management
  • Data Manipulation & Visualization
  • Surface Tessellations
Day 2 Agenda / Topics
  • Patterns & Geometric Explorations
  • Releasing of predesigned tools (Grasshopper scripts) to all participants
  • Functionality of tools for art installations
  • Surface Manipulations & Grids
  • Design development (in teams or individual)
  • Visualization
Day 3 Agenda / Topics
  • Documentation
  • Presentation of work by participant groups
  • Presentations on computational design by Guest Speakers
  • Discussions / Round-Table / Q&A Sessions
  • Discussions on the future scope of computation in India
All registrations end four days prior to the workshop start date (or till seats fill).

Friday, December 15, 2017

GRAPHISOFT announces Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection V2.0

Budapest, December 14, 2017 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, today announced a significant update to the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection. 

GRAPHISOFT’s industry-first, bidirectional “live” connection allows Rhino and Grasshopper users to connect to professional BIM software (ARCHICAD) on both the Windows and Mac operating systems. Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environmentsRhino, Grasshopper, and ARCHICADfilling a gap in the design process between early-stage design and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The latest update of GRAPHISOFT’s Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection opens a new level of intelligent workflow between the two design environments (algorithmic design and BIM).  With the brand new Deconstruct function, users can now use their BIM models as the backbone of their design, adding algorithmic design logic using Grasshopper. Designers can maintain the basic design logic in BIM (such as the base geometry of the building) and extend that with intelligent design details that follow changes in the core design. A simple example is demonstrated in this video, where building survey data about the built environment is being used to recreate the building information model of an urban environment after a recent earthquake in Italy.

“The Deconstruct function in the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection made it possible for us to reconstruct the BIM models of the buildings of Grisciano, Italy, by acting as a bridge between the models and the conceptual design,” said project architects Michele Calvano and Mario Sacco.

Another important enhancement to the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection is that users can create custom GDL Objects using Grasshopper and then instantly place them in their ARCHICAD project. The newly-created library parts will be placed in ARCHICAD's Embedded Project Library and all future design changes made in Grasshopper will be instantly carried through the ARCHICAD project as well.

Advanced C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Grasshopper Training - March 6-8 at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)

Advanced Course 
Advanced C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Grasshopper by Long Nguyen (ICD Stuttgart) and Thu Nguyen (University of Bath)
March 6-8, 2018
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

McNeel welcomes Long Nguyen, research associate at ICD Stuttgart, and Thu Nguyen, PhD Student in Visual Computing at the Centre for Digital Entertainment, University of Bath for a third time to tutor a 3-day advanced workshop for developers at McNeel Europe in Barcelona.

Building on the introductory course, the 3-day advanced course will focus on advanced aspects of C# Scripting and plugin programming for Grasshopper. In addition to going in-depth with Rhino geometries, custom graphics display, and Rhino-Grasshopper interaction, you will learn various techniques to vastly improve code performance and significantly speed up execution time (including using multi-thread parallel computing and spatial data structures such as R-Tree to accelerate 3D search operations). At the end of the workshop, you will also have the opportunity to kick-start the development of your own projects under the instructor’s guidance.

This course is an advanced course and assumes that you are already familiar with C# programming, object-oriented programming, and have some basic experience with RhinoCommon. Basic familiarity with Visual Studio and the Grasshopper API is useful, but not essential.

If you are looking for a beginner-level entry to C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Grasshopper, we recommend you take the introductory course instead of this advanced course. Introductory video tutorials can be found on

Day 1 and Day 2

  • ScriptSync: Using Visual Studio as a replacement C# Code Editor in Grasshopper
  • Custom graphics display (custom colors, materials, styles, etc...)
  • Programmatically interacting with Rhino modeling environment from Grasshopper (including geometry baking)
  • Understanding Grasshopper wrappers for RhinoCommon geometries
  • Working with Grasshopper data trees
  • Good practices for making your Grasshopper plugin accessible from within the C# Script and Python script components
  • C# delegates and anonymous functions
  • Computational complexity: Understanding code performance and scalability
  • Spatial Data Structure: Using RhinoCommon R-Trees to accelerate 3D searches, proximity checking, collision detection… 
  • Parallel computation with the .NET Task Parallel Library
  • Asynchronous programming in Grasshopper

Day 3:

  • Personal project development
  • Optionally discuss topics requested by the participants

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT).

Full-time students, university teachers (proof of status required) and remote attendees get a 50% discount. 

Please note your seat is only confirmed once payment has been cleared.

Max. Number of Participants: 10 + 5 remote participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.
Language: English

Educational seats are limited. To sign up now contact McNeel Europe! 

Orca3D/Rhino training Workshop, Norway

Orca3D Training Workshop
January 17-19, 2018
Oslo, Norway

NDAR, in collaboration with Pivot Produktdesign, is holding a 3-day Orca3D training workshop in Oslo, Norway, on January 17-19, 2018.

The instructor is Stéphane Dardel, naval architect. The course will be held in English. 

The workshop is intended for naval architects, ship and boat designers, and builders with a good knowledge of Rhino. 

Duration: Three days from 09:00 - 16:00

Realtime 3D walk-throughs--Enscape Rendering for Rhino

Version 2.1 of Enscape Rendering for Rhino has now been released!

Enscape™ is a virtual reality and realtime rendering plugin for Rhino.

Start Enscape and within seconds walk through your fully rendered project. No uploading to the cloud or exporting to other programs is required.

Make a change in Rhino and immediately use Enscape to explore different design options and present projects to clients. If the client wants to see something different in the design, Enscape will immediately show the changes you make to the project.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

FacadesLive International Web Conference, March 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Early-bird Registration Fee: US$399.00
Sign up here.

The Performance Network continuing education platform has filled a gap in the industry by providing the latest training in sustainable and environmental design and analysis. 

FacadesLive will be their first international web conference to provide a full day of presentations, insights, workshops, and live demonstrations. 

Why a Web Conference? 
To save companies and individuals with time and cost for travel and accommodations to stay productive and extend learning opportunities to more staff. 

Web Conference Agenda
They are assembling a panel of the industry's leading experts and offering an early bird discounted price in the interim. If you are familiar with their workshops, you know it’s going to be worthwhile and immediately applicable to your work.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Celeski Works at ZINC Contemporary Gallery December 7th

Tim Celeski is a well-known artist and woodworker in the Pacific Northwest. He also authors video tutorials for Popular Woodworking magazine. Tim embraces technology, with Rhino and RhinoCAM, to discover and transform material into new forms.

Opening night December 7th!

ZINC contemporary 
119 Prefontaine Place South 
Seattle, WA 98104
Hours | Wed-Sat 11-5PM or by appt.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Grasshopper Python Training - Feb 19-21 at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)

Grasshopper Python Training Level 1 by Agata Migalska and Damian Paszkowski

February 19-21, 2018
10 AM-6 PM
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

Join us for the next special training session at our European office in Barcelona. Agata Migalska of Parametric Support and Damian Paszkowski will lead a three-day Grasshopper Python Training Workshop February 19-21, 2018.

They will introduce Python, a modern programming language meant to be a simple language to read and write. It runs both the Windows and Mac versions of Rhino. So, the same Python scripts can run on both versions of Rhino.

The main focus of the workshop will be on how to run Python within a Grasshopper component to create your custom components within a larger grasshopper definition. The GhPython component contains a Python script editor and direct access to Python, Rhino, and Grasshopper functions.

Day 1

Exploration of the core concepts of Python and writing of simple programs to make you feel at ease with Python syntax and get you in the mood of algorithmic thinking.

Python core: data types, variable declaration, and assignment, flow control, loops, list comprehensions, built-in functions, functions, and classes.

Day 2

Practice, practice, practice. We will work on a number of various use cases including automated geometry creation and manipulation as well as all kinds of utility scripting. At the end of the day, these are small scripts that automate those boring tasks that you benefit the most from. We will code both in Rhino (Rhino Python Editor) and in Grasshopper (GhPython component) and explore the possibilities each of these tools give.

Scope: Recursion and fractals generation, randomness, reading/writing files, geometry baking, panellization, camera moving, and more.

Day 3

Exploration of the concept of “Node in Code” and rewrite whole Grasshopper definition into a single script. We will look at the Python universe outside of Grasshopper. Finally, you will use the knowledge you gained during the workshop to work on your own problems and ideas.

Exploiting the concept of “Node in Code” (that is, every Grasshopper component is a function), Coding in Python outside of Grasshopper: Python distributions, PyPI, Integrated Development Environments (IDE), Jupyter Notebooks.
Hacking afternoon + presentation of results

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT); full-time students, university teachers (proof of status required) and remote attendees will get a 50% discount. Please note your seat is only confirmed once payment has been cleared.

Max. Number of Participants: 10 + 5 remote participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.

Language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe here! 

Online Grasshopper course begins December 11

December 11-14, 2017
Sign up today!

Did you know that Grasshopper will be included in Rhino 6 for Windows? Get a jump on the next release of Rhino by learning Grasshopper now!

Join Grasshopper master, Andres Gonzalez, for this accelerated online course. He will get you started with generative modeling in Rhino 5 using the Grasshopper add-on. This course is for design professionals who are looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at a fast pace in an instructor-led online environment.
Each live, training session will be recorded and the videos will be posted to a private, student album available for streaming up to 90 days following the course.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Karamba3D Training Workshop - McNeel Europe (Barcelona)

Karamba3D Training Workshop by Clemens Preisinger
February 7-9, 2018
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

Join us for the next Special Training Session at our European office in Barcelona. Clemens Preisinger, structural engineer at Bollinger Grohmann and plugin developer, will lead a three-day Karamba3D Workshop February 7-9, 2018. 

Clemens will introduce Karamba, a parametric structural engineering tool which provides an accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames, and shells. Karamba is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plugin for the 3D modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations, and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Presentation of recent building projects
  • Setup of  a simple structural system
  • Results retrieval and display 
  • Optimization of beam and truss cross sections
  • Geometry optimization based on Karamba results

Day 2

  • Structural basics
  • How to debug a structural model
  • Analysis of shells and plates
  • Results retrieval and display
  • Creating shell-meshes and loads
  • Optimization of shell cross sections
  • Form finding

Day 3

  • Gridshells
  • Eigenforms and natural vibrations
  • Global buckling analysis
  • The Karamba Utilities
  • Using Karamba in C# scripts
  • Individual project development

Karamba 1-year licenses for noncommercial use will be provided to the participants free of charge.

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers will get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note your seat is only confirmed once payment has been cleared.
Max. Number of Participants:
10. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.
Language: English.

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe here!

New course on structural analysis with Karamba now available

ThinkParametric now has a new course on structural analysis with Karamba.  This course will teach you how to check the performance and structural integrity of your designs and how to enhance them.

Karamba can provide an accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames, and shells early in the design process. It's fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plugin for the 3D modeling tool Rhino. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations, and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

In this intro course:
  • Understand how to use Karamba. The course starts by briefly going through the installation process and the different licenses that exist. 
  • Build definitions with Karamba with six basic steps.
  • Create your first load case scenario using two simple beams and a point load. The course covers the different components of Karamba, their inputs and outputs, and what they all mean. 
  • Create a simple canopy to use for structural analysis and to control parametrically. 
  • Perform structural analysis of the structure. Take a critical look at the results, like maximum displacement, resulting force of gravity, and internal elastic energy. 
  • Visualize the results to better understand how the structure behaves under loads. 
For this course, no prior Karamba knowledge is required. The free Karamba version is sufficient, which you can download.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Online Hull Design and Fairing Training for Professionals by RhinoCentre NL

If you are a designer, engineer, or naval architect and you need to design high-quality hulls with Rhino in a fast and flexible way, this new online training is for you.

This training unveils the mystery of Class-A fairing at your own pace.

One advantage of creating hulls in Rhino is that you can directly integrate them into your overall Rhino design.

Three online training modules are now available:

  1. Prepare 2D Input is interesting for anyone who needs 2D input for creating 3D models: ACAD drawings, PDFs, and images. Especially for ACAD drawings, you’ll learn a more intelligent approach than just opening a DWG file and modeling. That often leads to a big mess and loss of original information.
  2. Hull Design and Fairing Level-1 teaches the basics of modeling and fairing any vessel hull. Also, you’ll receive a Rhino file with example hulls of six ships, four yachts, and three workboats. Use these hulls to kick-start your own projects.
  3. Hull Design and Fairing Level-2 teaches advanced Class-A fairing skills and a reverse engineering technique to model a high-quality 3D hull from an existing 2D lines plan.

These three modules are usually taught in the four-day Hull Design and Fairing Level 1&2, which is now also available as online training as a bundle of the three modules for only €995. This promotion ends on January 1, 2018.

Named Rapid Hull Modeling Methodology, and developed by RhinoCentre in cooperation with other professionals in the marine industry, this method is applicable to ships, yachts, boats, workboats, and multihulls. Since 2012 this training has been taught worldwide at shipyards and design offices.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Rapana Library

Rapana is the first street library in Varna, Bulgaria, created by a team of young architects and designers.

Nowadays young people’s lives revolve around the digital era and this decreases the popularity of books among their generation. A team of architects and designers (Yuzdzhan Turgaev, Boyan Simeonov, Ibrim Asanov and Mariya Aleksieva) decided to partially solve this issue by building a street library.

Varna is a city located at the seaside and is often called The marine capital of Bulgaria. This is the main reason why the chosen concept shape of the library resembles the shell of a sea snail.

The design was inspired by nature and its organic shapes. The installation takes into consideration the most important aspects of the city’s identity – the sea and its value to Varna’s citizens. The abstract construction unravels from a single focal point and develops into a semi-circle while creating a public space and shelves for placing books at the same time.

Rapana was designed using the parametric design tools Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, which give architects the possibility to try different shapes and variations. Using the software, the team tested over 20 variations, changing the number of vertical and horizontal wooden pieces and their width and height. The final design fitted the budget and the open library’s concept and provided sitting spaces, easy access for the readers, plus a tiny stage for street artists and lounge sessions. Using the Rhinoceros 3D tools the construction was divided into pieces, which were produced using a CNC machine from a 250 x 125 cm. wooden sheets. The street library was built using 240 wooden pieces and the full capacity of the library is 1500 books.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Vertical Variables V2.0 Workshop, Sofia - Bulgaria

February 24–March 1, 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria

Vertical Variables 2.0, a workshop supported by the Union of the Architects in Bulgaria, will focus on the applications of various computational strategies in the design of high rise buildings. As a new architectural paradigm emerges with the development of the new technologies, parametric tools are becoming essential and particularly applicable to modern skyscraper design. In this regard, the participants will be introduced to computational design techniques which will lead to form finding and optimization through various parameters.

The workshop will begin with an introduction to Rhino and Grasshopper, which will be the main tools to carry out studies of the final design. Participants will be guided through the writing of parametric definitions in Grasshopper and the applications of various plugins, mainly Kangaroo, WeaverBird, Lunchbox, FabTools, MeshTools, Ladybug, and KeyShot.