Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows starts next week

Image credit: Kyle Houchens, The Outside

Looking to advance your Rhino skills? Join us for our Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows online course which begins on Monday, March 6th. 

Kyle Houchens is the instructor for this course. Kyle is a very talented industrial designer, skilled instructor, an Authorized Rhino Trainer, the owner of The Outside Digital Design, and a McNeel support technician.

Monday-Wednesday, March 6-8, 9am-1pm and
Monday-Wednesday, March 13-15, 9am-1pm

Note: All times listed are Pacific Daylight Savings time.
Calculate your time zone.

This course consists of six live sessions. All sessions are instructor-led and recorded for later viewing. Videos will be posted to a private, classroom album. If you cannot make a session, watch the video and catch up before the class meets again.

For a sample of Kyle's online Level 2 training, watch this video.
Password: Test

Morpheus Hotel webinar video now available

Did you miss The Morpheus Hotel - From Design to Production webinar? If you were unable to join us at the live event, we recorded it and have posted the video here.

The webinar was a collaborative presentation from the project team of The Morpheus Hotel and Tower in Macau. 

Project leads from Zaha Hadid Architects and Front Inc discussed the role of advanced computational technology from the design to the analysis, and fabrication, as well as the construction of this remarkable project due to open in 2018. 

Presenters included:
  • Viviana Muscettola, Zaha Hadid Architects 
  • Michele Salvi, Zaha Hadid Architects 
  • Miron Mutyaba, Zaha Hadid Architects 
  • Ramon van der Heijden, Front Inc. 
  • Alan Tai, Front Inc. 
  • Evan Levelle, Front Inc. 

Marc Fornes in video

Thinner than a credit card. Yet you can stand on the structure.
Under Magnitude, the most recent permanent structure from Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY, evolves the studio's invention of a topological-walking stripe-based material system, that is 'structural stripes.'

Strips of curved perforated aluminum are riveted together to create this two-story installation of tubular branches.

In the design Marc Fornes refers to Frei Otto's soap bubble model. He advances the form with tighter curvature and constant directional change.

Under Magnitude is suspended from the atrium of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Marc Fornes is the founder of THEVERYMANY, a design studio and collaborative research forum engaging the field of architecture via encoded and explicit processes. A Rhino and RhinoScript expert, Marc collaborates with McNeel on a regular basis.

See the video The Origin of Stripes...

Emerging Models of Transdisciplinarity - Video by Design Network

Design Network is sharing its short documentary film based on the interviews and discussions of the Emerging Models of Transdisciplinarity International Design Symposium which took place in London in October 2016.

"A paradigm shift is happening in design that is not rooted in particular disciplines, sectors or industries. Design is becoming an engine of innovation and is disrupting existing modes of production and consumption. Design industry, research and education require a new way of thinking; one that embraces a culture of innovation. This film explores a possible future for design".

McNeel Europe participated in the first Design Network symposium and supports this initiative to understand the needs of today's designers and architects in the use of digital design and fabrication tools like Rhino and Grasshopper.

Generative Design and Robotic Rod Bending Workshop - March 16-19, Paris (France)

March 16-19, 2017

9 AM till 6 PM
96 rue de Clery
75002 Paris

Maria Smigielska, Mateusz Zwierzycki, and AA[n+1] invite you to the Generative Design and Robotic Rod Bending Workshop, an event dedicated to young architecture and design professionals, as well as students interested in the exploration of digital design techniques and robotic fabrication.

"The aim of this workshop is to materialize a chair designed with help of generative algorithms via robotic fabrication. To design the form of the chair we will go through an intensive course of generative design techniques, k-means clustering, structural analysis and optimization done with the help of Anemone, Galapagos, Millipede, and other plugins. Finally, we will employ a 6-axis robot with custom tooling to fabricate the chair via robotic rod bending. No prior experience with Grasshopper or robotic fabrication is required, although basic knowledge in 3D modeling would be an asset."


Maria Smigielska, Mateusz Zwierzycki

The deadline for application is March 13, 2017. Apply by sending an email with the subject workshop_chair to workshops@aan1.net and get the ticket through Eventbrite. Your participation will be confirmed after payment.

AA[n+1] - Architecture&Analysis transdisciplinary project is an independent organization of associate curators promoting transdisciplinary events for art and architecture.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Rhino-designed product that makes oceans safer

A Florida brewery is doing its part to protect the earth and marine mammals with its design of edible six-pack holders. We have posted this earlier but it merits posting again.

Traditional plastic holders for beer and pop get wrapped and caught around marine mammals necks and bodies, often becoming lethal. Now Saltwater Brewery has designed six-pack holders that are edible for wildlife.

"Around the world, an estimated one million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles become entrapped in plastic or ingest it and die," Mark Tokulka, a marine biologist, explains in the company video.

Saltwater Brewery's six-pack rings are made from the byproducts of the beer making process, mostly barley and wheat remnants. So they are biodegradable and edible.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Free Rhino/Grasshopper Teacher Training Workshop - April 24-26, McNeel Europe (Barcelona, Spain)

Rhino/Grasshopper Teacher Training Workshop
April 24-26, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

We would like to invite you to a free Rhino/Grasshopper Teacher Training Workshop that will take place on April 24-26 at our European office in Barcelona. The course is aimed at tutors, teachers, professors at academic institutions with intermediate Rhino knowledge and no experience using Grasshopper.

You will learn how to use NURBS curves and surfaces for freeform modeling and how to add generative algorithms to your design. We will share our teaching experience with you in order to help you to layout your own Rhino/ GH classes.

Course Layout

Using Rhino, you will be guided through a series of hands-on exercises that highlight NURBS modeling. Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. We will introduce basics of the interface and guide you through simple exercises.

Bring your laptop. Classroom activities, models, training materials, and files will be made available to you for use in your classroom.

Certificate of completion will be issued.

Requirements: proof of status, 150 words of motivation statement, running Rhino 5 license (90 days trial or educational license)
Cost: free for educators
Lecturers: Rodrigo Bárcena, Verena Vogler
Max. Number of Participants: 10
Language: English

If you are interested in hosting a Rhino Teacher Training at your school or educational instituion, please let us know.

Sign up now by sending the required documents to Rodrigo Bárcena

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Innochain First Year Colloquium + Design Probes Research Exhibition - March 7-8, Vienna (Austria)

Innochain First Year Colloquium (March 7-8) + "Design Probes" Research Exhibition (March 7-20)
Angewandte Innovation Laboratory Vienna
Franz Josefs Kai 3
1010 Vienna (Austria)

On March 7-8, the Innochain First Year Colloquium and "Design Probes" Research Exhibition will take place at Angewandte Innovation Laboratory Vienna.

This pinnacle event within the Innochain network is where all ESRs present and discuss their research and methodologies in plenum with all Innochain beneficiaries and industry partners.

The two day event will open with presentations by ESRs on their research topics and outcomes, with a specific focus on the industry partner collaborations. An international panel will discuss and review the work. The panel consists of beneficiaries, industry partners, and invited scientists:

  • Prof. Mark Burry (University of Melbourne)
  • Prof. Christoph Gengnagel (UdK Berlin)
  • Prof. Achim Menges (University of Stuttgart)

In the evenings the event is open to the public with keynotes, who open up the research and give a broader vision. The exhibition, “Design Probes”, will be on display for two weeks until March 20, 2017. This Innochain exhibition features the work of Innochain in its first 18 months.

Tuesday March 7

  •  9:30: Start of Colloquium Day 1
  •  20.00: Keynote 1: Strategies for Combining Parametric Modeling and Structural Design – Clemens Preisinger, IoA / Bollinger Grohmann
  •  21.00: Exhibition opening 

Wednesday March 8

  •  9:00: Colloquium Day 2
  •  20:00: Keynote 2: Mark Burry, University of Melbourne

The InnoChain ETN network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture, enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions. The network aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment.

Sculpture Department in SCAD - New Certified RhinoFabStudio

We'd like to welcome the Sculpture Department in Savannah College of Art and Design as a new certified RhinoFabStudio

Pursuant to the mission of SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) to prepare talented students for professional careers, the Sculpture Department uses Rhino as the core of its 3D modeling digital output curriculum. SCAD teaches students the skills necessary to model, analyze, and output high quality finished works using additive manufacturing and laser cutting technologies. Throughout the process students are asked to reimagine the way things are made and how they will reshape the world around them.

Professor Steven Jarvis has used 3D modeling tools for 20 years and has taught the digital based curriculum for the SCAD sculpture department since 2008.  In his own practice, Jarvis uses Rhino to model mechanical jewelry and objects.

For more information, please contact Steve Jarvis. 

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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scan&Solve webinar

Scan&Solve posted their webinar Everything You Need to Know About SnS Pro.

The webinar demonstrates how to simulate bonded assemblies of components using multiple materials. Covered are the basics of setting up simulations, selecting materials, applying boundary conditions, and interpreting results. Advanced topics include adding restraints and customizing materials.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The latest Clayoo update

The Clayoo 2.5 freeform plugin for Rhino is three tools in one, all running inside Rhino:
  • SubD - organic modeling
  • Emboss - reliefs modeling
  • Sculpt - sculpt modeling
It doesn’t matter whether you start from a sketch, curve, or a 3D object, you can pull, push, and move until you get what you want. Use Clayoo 2.5 as a solution in the design of jewelry, consumer goods, automotive, architecture, marine, and toys.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hiring Computational Designers? Four things to consider.

Nate Miller, has been kind enough to share his wisdom in the Proving Ground blog post,
Positioning Computational Designers in your Business – 4 Things to Consider

"For all the hype around this new role, there appears to be very little industry consensus as to what a ‘computational design’ position actually means in a business setting."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Student Design Competition supported by Simply Rhino UK

Cutting Edge, an English company providing Corian® solutions for residential and commercial environments, is running a Student Design Competition.

The competition involves designing a "meet and greet" reception desk for a coworking space. The winning entry will be developed and made (up to a value of £10,000) in Corian®.

It will also be featured in onOffice magazine and will get exposure at leading design and architecture shows.

The competition is open to all current UK students of architecture or junior architecture/designers.

Deadline for entries is March 24.

Simply Rhino UK is supporting Cutting Edge by offering training (covering 3D modeling, rendering, or parametric design) as one of the prizes.

New tool from Proving Ground: Conduit

With Conduit you can design custom dashboards that update with your parametric models. Data visualizations are overlayed live in the Rhino viewport. Designers can get feedback on performance metrics in real time and understand the impact of their decisions.

Conduit is a free and open source plugin for Grasshopper published by Proving Ground.

Online Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows, March 2017

Image credit: Kyle Houchens, The Outside

Our next Level 2 Rhino 5 for Windows online course begins March 6th. Kyle Houchens will be the instructor for this course. Kyle is a very talented industrial designer, skilled instructor, an Authorized Rhino Trainer, the owner of The Outside Digital Design, and a McNeel technical support team member.


  • March 6-8 (Mon-Wed), 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • March 13-15 (Mon-Wed), 9:00am - 1:00pm Note: All times listed are Pacific Standard time. Calculate your time zone.

This course consists of six (6) half-day sessions. All sessions are instructor-led and will be recorded for later viewing. Videos will be posted to a private, classroom album. If you cannot make a session, watch the video and catch up before the next session. Videos will be available for streaming for three months following the class.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Aerial Stigmergy V1.0 Workshop - April 27-May 2, Barcelona (Spain)

April 27-May 2
6 days, from 9:30 to 18:00
Barcelona (Spain)

Over time, robots have become more capable of matching and exceeding human capabilities, even though some employments still seem beyond their reach. Still, robots are no longer merely passive onlookers capturing information about an environment, they are engaging with it through manipulation, construction, and interaction.

Against this backdrop, aerial robotics became a commonly applied research tool for many different fields. In construction, drones are usually deployed for inspection, surveying, and mapping tasks in complex or dangerous environments that are barely accessible to humans and heavy machinery. These robots are capable of going beyond the simple gathering of data. They actively contribute to the building processes, instructed by generative design algorithms that translate digital data into flight paths and behaviors.

This research focuses on the application of drone technology to collect data for the design process, creating new knowledge that culminates in the development of new design methods. Hence a new paradigm leading towards generative design emerges.

The Aerial Stigmergy workshop, organized by Noumena and Design Morphine, is a one-week learning experience designed as an immersive journey in aerial robotics, open innovation, computational design, digital fabrication, and collaborative culture. The toolset includes, but is not limited to Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, processing as well as analysis software. It is intended for students of architecture and urbanism as well as professional architects, designers, and artists interested in contemporary digital design techniques.

Aerial Stigmergy aims to investigate a nonconventional construction system informed by environmental data collected by aerial robots. It will explore generative design methodology based on data-driven strategies. The workshop will be a team-based program and will be divided into different phases through which participants will build up several skills and develop their own design strategies.

Flight Control and Mapping Environment
The first phase of the workshop is about understanding software and hardware for flying and measuring environmental data. Participants will learn diverse strategies to fly the drone autonomously in an optimized way, to map terrain via near-infrared filtered camera, and to sense the environment through Smart Citizen board, which is able to collect data about temperature, humidity, noise, and CO2.

Visualizing and Interpreting Data
Participants will then embrace computational techniques to organize and visualize data gained during the first stage, by generating environmental 3D cartographies. Using these maps and databases as resourceful informative documents will generate ideas for further speculations on the potentials of generative design proposals.

Generative Design Strategies
In response to the collected data values and 3D cartography of mapped areas, a series of agent-based generative strategies will be proposed. With constant feedback, architecture is no longer designed, then built. Instead, it adapts over time to the informed data. This stage explores bottom-up methodologies for time-based design in response to environmental data. Inspired by nature, students will design with behavioral rules for flocking, stigmergy, and 3D formations. This will generate a catalog of simulations of 4D objects that will be evaluated based on specific design briefs and criteria explored by each team.

What you will learn
  • Drone flight control using Mission Planner
  • Collecting data with a drone and visualizing data using the Noumena library add-on for Grasshopper
  • Understanding of nature-inspired design and adaptive architectural systems
  • Understanding of evolutionary computational principles
  • Introduction to Generative Design and Agent Based Modeling in Processing
  • Introduction to Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
  • Introduction to Mesh Modeling in Grasshopper from points with Cocoon and smoothness with Weaverbird
  • Visualization and rendering techniques with KeyShot

  • Daily meetings will take place from 9:30 to 18:00.
  • There will be a final presentation of your group's work containing renderings and diagrams on May 2, 2017.
  • All works will be published on the Design Morphine web page.
  • All participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.
  • To attend the workshop and intensive courses, no previous software experience is required.
  • Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
  • Places are very limited and will be assigned on a first-pay, first-served basis.

Late registration: March 27, 2017.


Aldo Sollazzo
Founder @ Noumena
Founder @ Fab Lab Frosinone
Director @ Reshape
Head of IAAC Visiting Programs
Master in Advanced Architecture @ IAAC

Eugenio Bettucchi
Partner @ Noumena

Martina Rosati
Member @ DesignMorphine
Architectural Assistant @ Zaha Hadid Architects
MArch AA Design Research Lab

Alejandro García Gadea
Member @ DesignMorphine
ARB Part III Registered Architect in United Kingdom
MArch AA Design Research Lab

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac begins next week

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac - Online Course
February 17-March 2, 2017
Cost: US$200.00
Register here

Join us for our Level 1 Rhino for Mac Online Course beginning on February 17th.

  • Orientation: Friday, Feb 17, 9 AM-11 AM
  • Training: Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 21-23, 9 AM-1 PM and
  • Training: Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 28, March 1-2, 9 AM-1 PM
    All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

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 and stream the videos for your review for up to three months following the class.

New online courses available on ThinkParametric

The team at ThinkParametric has been hard at work. They have a new round of online classes available, including Galapagos, Grasshopper, and Kangaroo. Check out these videos for details and registration information.

View Optimization Using Galapagos for Grasshopper

Grasshopper 102 - Data Lists and Tree Structures

Kangaroo 101 - Physics Engine & Form Finding

Asian Digital Modeling Contest 2017

The Asian Digital Modeling Contest 2017 (ADMC2017) will be held in conjunction with the 11th Asian Forum on Graphic Science (AFGS2017), which is primarily sponsored by the Japan Society for Graphic Science. ADMC2017 is presently inviting original 3D models which can be built using 3D printers.

The contest aims to spread fundamental technologies for inspiring the creation of three-dimensional mechanisms and objects in new innovative environments led by additive manufacturing (3D printers). Over the past 10 years the Japan Society for Graphic Science has been holding the Digital Modeling Contest in Japan. Based on experience accumulated through these contests, the society has expanded the areas eligible for entering works and is inviting entries from abroad.

Entries selected for the final round will be asked to make a presentation on their work and take part in the poster exhibition in the final judgment held during AFGS2017. Travel expenses will be provided to entries qualifying for the final judgment.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Videos from AEC Technology Symposium 2016

Missed the Thornton Tomesetti's AEC Technology Symposium 2016 in New York? Or you would like to review some of the presentations?

CORE studio has posted videos of the presentations by Mostapha Roudsari, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and others.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TechPerspectives, May 23, New York City

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
New York, NY

Join Microsol Resources, Authorized Rhino Dealer and Training Center, at their upcoming TechPerspectives seminar in New York City. Attendees are invited to learn more about new technology innovations and integrations in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

Schedule, details, and registration information are available here. Sign up today!

Discover the power of Python in Rhino

The Power of Python Scripting

Automate tasks. Create your own routines. We have added many new guides to help you get started with the Python programming language.

Python is cross-platform and runs in Windows and Mac. Python is a modern programming language that is friendly, easy to learn and powerful...it can also be used in Grasshopper.

Come see how easy it is to write Python scripts at the new Python Developer Guides site.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rhino for Windows Video Tutorials: Final video released in "From 2D CAD to 3D with Rhino" series

Rhino for Windows Video Tutorials by Simply Rhino UK
Final video released in From 2D CAD to 3D with Rhino series

Simply Rhino UK has published the third and final video in their Rhino tutorial trilogy 2D to 3D with Rhino, in which they show how you can create production-quality surfaces and solids in Rhino from 2D design intent.

In this final video in the trilogy, Simply Rhino senior instructor Phil Cook shows how to assemble the model into a watertight solid and then looks at a quick rendering using V-Ray Express.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

ShapeDiver now supports texturing models

The latest version of the ShapeDiver plugin contains all the utilities to help you texturize your models.

ShapeDiver supports scalable vector graphics (svg). Unlike bitmap images, vector-based images can be scaled and distorted without deteriorating their quality. They are particularly well suited for parametric modeling.

You are welcome to post your comments and report any problems on the forum.

Estis, a French startup that designs and builds customized wooden furniture with locally-sourced materials, recently went live with a 3D product configurator, which they built by integrating ShapeDiver.

Their first creation, Portee, is a flexible shelf system designed for record collections. The 3D product configurator lets customers pick shelves tailored to their needs.

ShapeDiver is a web service for publishing parametric 3D data. It is run by ShapeDiver GmbH, a limited liability company registered in Vienna, Austria. Alexander Schiftner, Mathias Höbingerand Mathieu Huard founded it in 2015.

Virtually stress test your design

Announcing Intact.design, an online structural simulation service powered by Scan&Solve technology.

Know if your design is going to break before you make it.

Features of this free service:
  • Simulation in your browser. Mesh-free technology of Scan&Solve is in your browser. All you have to do is upload a model, pick a case, and run.
  • Automated simulation studies. Several built-in cases are included for simple simulation setup. 
  • Fast results. Simulation only take a few minutes to run. 
The US National Science Foundation provided financial support for this service. It is free and offers the same ease-of-use expected from other Scan&Solve solutions.

Intact Solutions wants your feedback, so that they can improve the service and tailor it to your needs.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Gensler is hiring!

Gensler is looking for a Computational Design Leader in their Chicago office.

Computational Design Leader

At Gensler, we believe that new digital tools and data sources are transforming the built environment and leading to new opportunities for design. We are seeking exceptional leaders and experts to implement our central region’s strategy for digital design with a focus on computational design.

As a Computational Design Leader, you will work with multidisciplinary teams to create new digital and data-centric design methodologies, tools, and techniques with a focus on project innovation and client value. Of high interest to Gensler is the use of computational design to create novel workflows to streamline planning processes, create efficient workflows, and integrate building data into the design process.


  • Develop strategic initiatives focused on implementing computational design within the central region.
  • Research new and emerging technologies related to data and computation to inform future initiatives.
  • Represent Gensler in the digital design community including research venues, marketing events, and conferences.
  • Work with Gensler’s design leaders to identify project opportunities for implementing new workflows.
  • Create new computational design tools and workflows for use by project teams.
  • Collaborate with Gensler’s spatial analysis team to integrate data-driven planning concepts into the design workflow.
  • Define knowledge expectations for current and future team members.
  • Deliver project-focused workshops and brainstorming sessions for implementing computational design concepts.
  • Work with Gensler leaders and teams to capture project successes and learn from them.
  • A professional degree related to architecture, interior design, engineering, or manufacturing.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience working in the AEC industry, preferred.
  • Experience in collaborating with design teams to deliver design excellence.
  • Hands-on experience integrating complex datasets into the design process and digital workflow.
  • Expert-level knowledge in the use of common computational design software such as Grasshopper or Dynamo.
  • Experience with BIM-based project design and production using Revit.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to build consensus among leaders and teams.
  • Fearless intellectual curiosity and a desire to identify problems and define solutions.
  • Desire to continue learning and share their knowledge with others.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to continuously improve the process.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the US Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Level 1 Rhino Online Begins Next Week

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows - Online Course
February 6-16, 2017
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.

  • Monday, February 6 - 9:00am-11:00am (Orientation)
  • Tuesday-Thursday, February 7-9 - 9:00am-1:00pm and
  • Tuesday-Thursday, February 14-16 - 9:00am-1:00pm
    All times listed are Pacific Standard (PST). Calculate your time zone. 

Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live, online training. 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 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.