Friday, April 26, 2019

"Drawing from the Model" a new book by Frank Melendez




Frank P. Melendez has written a new book Drawing from the Model: Fundamentals of Digital Drawing, 3D Modeling, and Visual Programming in Architectural Design

Drawing from the Model presents architectural design students, educators, and professionals with a broad overview of both traditional and contemporary architectural representation methods. The book offers insights into developments in computing in relation to architectural drawing and modeling, by addressing historical analog methods of architectural drawing based on descriptive geometry and projection. It then transitions to contemporary digital methods based on computational processes and emerging technologies.

Drawing from the Model offers digital tools, techniques, and workflows for producing architectural design drawings, using contemporary 2D drawing and 3D modeling design software. Visual programming is introduced to address topics of parametric modeling, algorithmic design, computational simulations, physical computing, and robotics. More... 



Available in e-book and paperback.


About the author:
Frank P. Melendez teaches at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York. His teaching and research cover topics on architectural drawing and 3D modeling, digital fabrication, computational design, emerging materials, responsive systems, physical computing, and robotics. He has held academic appointments at Carnegie Mellon University and Louisiana State University. He has been supported through grants and fellowships, including the MacDowell Colony. Frank is a partner at Augmented Architectures, a research and design practice in New York, NY, and has professional experience working at prominent offices, including Gehry Partners, LLP and Urban A&O. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University.

New Grasshopper eLearning course from BlueStone Institute of Design




Bluestone Institute of Design announced a new Grasshopper course. It is an eLearning video-based course conducted in English. No need to travel to the class. Review the curriculum and get started today.

Course Curriculum:
Chapter 1 - Interface, Navigation, Display
Chapter 2 - Data Matching
Chapter 3 - Data Creation 
Chapter 4 - Pattern Creation
Chapter 5 - Grids
Chapter 6 - Transformation
Chapter 7 - Organizing Data
Chapter 8 - Attractors
Chapter 9 - Curve & Surface Evaluation
Chapter 10 - Morphing
Chapter 11 - NURBS Creation
Chapter 12 - Mesh Creation 
Chapter 13 - Voronoi Designs 
Chapter 14 - Image Sampler 
Chapter 15 - Weave 
Chapter 16 - Graph mapper
Chapter 17 - Fabrication




About...
BlueStone Institute of Design aims to be the foremost eLearning provider to provide skill-based learning in all leading international languages. Based in Mumbai, India, they currently offer courses in Rhino for Architecture, Jewelry and Product Design, Grasshopper, V-Ray for Rhino, and Clayoo.  

Courses are offered through eLearning for professionals as well as students who are unable to travel to Mumbai for classroom training. Their instructors have 15+ years of industry and training experience.

AA Summer DLAB 2019 - London



July 22-August 9, 2019
Architectural Association (AA) London campus
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
United Kingdom

AA Summer DLAB is experimenting with the integration of advanced computational design, analysis, and large scale prototyping techniques. Now, in its 14th year, Summer DLAB continues to build on its expertise of complex architectural design and fabrication processes, relying heavily on materiality and performance.

The program brings together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, including the AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme staff. The research generated at Summer DLAB has been published in international mediaArchDaily, Archinect, Bustlerand peer-reviewed conference papers, SimAUD (Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design), eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe).

AA Summer DLAB investigates the correlations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication. Each program cycle devises custom-made architectural processes through the creation of new associations between conventional and contemporary design and fabrication techniques. The research culminates in the design and fabrication of a one-to-one scale prototype realized by robotic fabrication to integrate form-finding, material computation, and structural performance. 

Computational skills
Summer DLAB's toolkit includes but is not limited to Rhinoceros, Processing, Grasshopper, and various analysis tools.

Eligibility
The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates, and young professionals. Prior software knowledge is not required. 

Application/payment deadline
July 8, 2019 

Contact details
Elif Erdine (Programme Head, AA Summer DLAB)




Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Carbon fiber and teak chair




Carbon fiber + teak + Rhino =  the Cesare Monti Carbon Fiber + Teak Wood Chair.

See more designs at http://www.owan.it/

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Introduction to Parametric Design, Argentina




FAUD invites you to join their workshop "Introduction to Parametric Design" in Cordoba, Argentina.

The workshop will focus on architecture and industrial design. It shows the strengths of the digital design process, its applications, and uses. The course is based on practical hands-on experiences using Rhino and Grasshopper software.

Teachers: Mg. Arch. Raquel Landenberg and Alejandro Daniel Cragnolini
Date: Friday, May 10 

Time: From 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Fee: Members of the UNC: $1,400 -  General public: $2,800

To register:
Pay the fee at the Economic Area of the Ciudad Universitaria campus.
Telephone: 5353640 internal 44124
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM and from 2:30 to 6:30 PM


For more information, please contact Raquel Landenberg.

What is 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, April 19, 2019

Oslo's Technical Museum Foyer


Reception desk. Photo by Oliver T. Edwards.

Siemen Cuypers was one of the designers on this fun project, the Technical Museum Foyer. It’s the recently opened reception and shop of the technical museum in Oslo.

Using Rhino to create the structures, Siemen Cuypers did the 3D-modeling and CNC file preparation, and part of the CNC production. He provided assembly guides for Artisan Tech, the skilled people assembling, installing, and finishing the structures.

Cog reception desk



See more illustrations, details, and photos, including a moose for your shoes.



Thursday, April 18, 2019

IAAC Global Summer School: India 2019



India Node: Robots in Construction

July 1-14, 2019

Pune, India

IAAC GSS19 India is a full-time, two-week course that provides both practical and theoretical knowledge. Expert tutors will lead the course, with lectures by renowned professionals and academics relevant to the topics to the course topics. These will be broadcast in the different cities: Barcelona, New York City, Hong Kong, Pune, Moscow, Tehran, Melbourne, Beirut, Budapest, Shanghai, Quito and more, all globally connected. 

Introductory sessions are organized in topics ranging from parametric and associative modeling in Rhino/Grasshopper to prototyping and electronics with Arduino. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore form-finding strategies through theoretical and practical scripting sessions with computational design tools, investigating the material and its structural implications through KUKA 6 Axis robotic tools and scale model making. Later, they will be built as a series of digitally fabricated architectural elements in 1:1 scale, embedded with smart sensorial interaction. 

The two-week course will be led by tutors from leading design research programs, IAAC/Barcelona, BNCA/Pune and professionals in architecture and engineering. 




The host institute for the GSS 2019 India program is Digital Fabrication Lab (DFL) curated by Department of Digital Architecture at Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (BNCA), Pune, Maharashtra, India.


About IAAC GSS19
GSS19 aims to empower the bonds with the community members, placing them in strategic positions which allows GSS to take place simultaneously in different nodes (cities) around the world, including Barcelona, New York City, Hong Kong, Pune, Moscow, Tehran, Melbourne, Beirut, Budapest, Shanghai, Quito and more. 



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

XirusCAD workshop in Milano, Italy


XirusCAD is a new Rhino plugin that simulates immediate responsiveness to a broad range of geometrical parameters key for complex 3D modeling such as: 
  • Direct control of tangents 
  • Direct control of curvature 
  • Direct access to the digital object through interpolating control points 
  • Watertight junctions with immediate smoothness control 
  • Subdivision and local refinement with smoothness control
  • More localized control than NURBS and fewer parameters

Join Zsuzsanna Püspöki for a complete presentation on XirusCAD at CorsiRhino (Milano, Italy) on April 23, 2019

The workshop will also be streamed online.



Intermediate Grasshopper Online Training, June 2019


June 10-13, 2019
9:00 AM-12:30 PM each day (PDT)
US$205.00

Course Description:

Instructor Andres Gonzalez will explore the intermediate concepts of generative modeling in Rhino using Grasshopper. He will apply these concepts to Grasshopper intermediate design and development in numerous real-life examples with you.

This course is for design professionals looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment. 

The class will be in English using GoToTraining software. All sessions are recorded for your review after the training.

You will need one of these:
  • Rhino 6 for Windows, which includes Grasshopper
  • Rhino 5 for Windows and the free Grasshopper plugin
  • Rhino for Mac, which includes Grasshopper
Rhino 6 for Windows is recommended, and it will be used by the instructor in the training. Students are welcome to use Grasshopper for Mac. Differences between the platforms are minor and will be discussed.






Prerequisite: This course requires Intro to Grasshopper training or equivalent. 


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

MIAUHAUS Workshops | Grasshopper for Architectural Projects and Project Workflows (COAM, Madrid)






MIAUHAUS and COAM are organizing two workshops to explore different types of workflow for the research, realization, and presentation of architectural projects. Join Sergio del Castillo Tello, architect, computational designer, MIAUHAUS member and Authorized Rhino Trainer, and learn how to use Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to improve your current workflow.


Rhino UK User Group Meeting 2019, London, June 12


SimplyRhino presents the Rhino UK User Group Meeting 2019, taking place on Wednesday, June 12 at The Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, London.

Join us, and the wider Rhino community, to watch presentations from expert users and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from exhibiting partners.

The agenda outline for the day will be available soon, but confirmed speakers so far are Pablo Zamorano (Heatherwick Studio), Lee Simmons, James Woodington (Safran Seats GB), Karl Lenton (Seeds), Oliver Salway (Softroom) and Chris Johnson (Pentland Brands).


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Intro to Grasshopper Online Training begins April 22



April 22-25, 2019
9:00 AM-12:00 PM each day (PDT)
US$195.00

Course Description:

This course is for design professionals looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment.

Instructor Andres Gonzalez will get you started with generative modeling in Rhino using the Grasshopper add-on. The advantages of using Grasshopper in preliminary design and concept development come to life in numerous real-life examples.

The class will be in English using GoToTraining software.

You will need the following software tools:
  • Rhino 6 for Windows, which includes Grasshopper, or
  • Rhino 5 for Windows and the free Grasshopper plugin, or
  • Rhino 5.4 for Mac, which includes Grasshopper.
Rhino 6 for Windows is recommended, and it will be used by the instructor in the training. Students are welcome to use the Grasshopper for Mac. The differences between the platforms are minor and will be discussed.

Discover how to use Rhino's computational design feature to enhance your modeling process.

View the course outline.



ICERM workshop: Illustrating Geometry and Topology

Obstructions to regular homotopy in smooth and polyhedral surfaces.
Image by Albert Chern, Ulrich Pinkall, and Peter Schröder.


ICERM (The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics)

September 16-20
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

This workshop focuses on the interaction between visualization, computer experiment, and theoretical advances in research in geometry and topology. 

These interactions have a long history, with physical models and computer images and animations providing both an illustration of existing work and an inspiration for new developments. Emerging visualization technologies, such as virtual reality, will make more tools available for mathematical illustration and experimentation. 

ICERM brings together expert practitioners of mathematical visualization techniques and researchers interested in incorporating such tools into their research. This workshop gives a clear picture of the state of the art of this fast-moving field while also fostering new collaborations and innovations in illustrating geometry and topology.

Karamba3D workshop July 3-5, 2019 (Vienna)




Location: Vienna, Austria
Venue: atelier mitte 7, Stuckgasse 9, Vienna 1070
Dates: July 3-5, 2019
Time: 10:00-18:00

Led by plugin developer and structural engineer Clemens Preisinger, along with Zeynep Aksoz and Matthew Tam from the expert Karamba3D team, this three-day workshop will focus on methods of setting up structural systems in the parametric environment of Grasshopper. Participants will be guided through the basics of analyzing and interpreting structural models, to optimization processes and how to integrate Karamba3D into C# scripts.

This workshop is aimed toward beginner to intermediate users of Karamba3D, but advanced users are also encouraged to apply. It is open to both professional and academic users.

Karamba3D is a parametric structural engineering tool that provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames, and shells. Karamba3D is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations, and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

Course outline

  • Introduction and presentation of project examples
  • Optimization of cross sections of line based and surface-based elements
  • Geometric optimization
  • Topological optimization
  • Structural performance informed form finding
  • Understanding analysis algorithms embedded in Karamba3D and visualizing results
  • Complex workflow processes in Rhino, Grasshopper, and Karamba3D
Fees: Earlybird fee until May 10 -> for professionals EUR 750 (+VAT), students EUR 375 (+VAT)/
professionals EUR 825 (+VAT), students EUR 415 (+VAT)

Number of participants: Places are limited to a maximum of 10 participants with limited educational places.

A minimum of four places is required for the workshop to take place. The workshop will be canceled if this quota not be filled by May 31.

Course language: The workshop will be taught in English.

Course requirements: Basic Rhino and Grasshopper knowledge is recommended. No knowledge of Karamba3D is needed. Participants should bring their own laptops with either Rhino 5/Rhino 6 and Grasshopper installed. A 90-day trial version of Rhino can be downloaded from Rhino.
Karamba3D ½ year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to all participants.







Friday, April 12, 2019

C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Grasshopper



C# is the programming language used to write Grasshopper for Rhino, and it is commonly used to develop plugins. If you're interested in creating your own components, solving complicated problems, operating with data structures, optimizing your code, or if you already have some knowledge and a personal project, don't miss these 3-day C# classes with Long Nguyen hosted by Simply Rhino in London. The options are the following:

3-day Introduction Course | June 19-21, 2019 

The basic-level workshop will introduce essential programming concepts using the C# language and the RhinoCommon API (programming library).

C# provides high-performance interaction within the Rhino/Grasshopper modeling environment. This lets you extend the capabilities of Rhino/Grasshopper, from automating repetitive tasks, developing customized workflows, to implementing advanced generative design algorithm and interacting with other software tools.

3-day Intermediate/Advance Course | September 4-6, 2019 

Building on the basic-level 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, we will learn various techniques that can vastly improve code performance and significantly speed up execution time (including using multithread parallel computing and using spatial data structures such as R-Tree to speed up 3D search operations). We will also discuss and demonstrate good programming practices for organizing and structuring code to allow more reusability, extensibility, and maintainability.


Tips for 3D printing architectural models


Do you need a little guidance on 3D printing with your Form 2 printer? Formlabs have written a guide to help you. It has some useful information that could help your 3D printing, whether you have a Form 2 or another printer.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

San Francisco Computational Design User Group meeting April 17th



April 17, 2019
12:00 PM PST

Location:
AIA 
130 Sutter St # 600
San Francisco, CA 94104


Topic:  
Artificial Intelligence for Architects & ConnectedBIM.io: Automation tools for Revit

SFCDUG welcomes Mateusz Zwierzycki and Emmett Cruey. In this presentation Mateusz Zwierzycki will sprint through his experiences with parametric modeling, coding, and machine learning. He will showcase his past and present works and discuss the current state of AI in design. A live demonstration of Owl and its capabilities will top the lecture. 

Mateusz is the founder of Object, a company providing services and products based on parametric modeling, design workflow management, digital fabrication and machine learning. The spectrum of Object spans from design and consultancy through education, software and research.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time to learn Grasshopper!



Set in motion your Grasshopper learning with our latest videos on SudoHopper3Dand pick up Grasshopper at your own pace.

To help you learn Grasshopper, McNeel Miami 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. 

First, start learning Grasshopper's interface; next, learn about parametersYou will then be ready for these free demo videos that explain how to solve the first six assignments on SudoHopper3D Level 1. 

We also recommend players to rent the complete 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.


For more information contact Andres Gonzalez.


Informative Archetypes V3.0 by DesignMorphine



Informative Archetypes V3.0 is presenting an integrative design workshop with a focus on BIM, interoperability and computational design with the end goal of designing a pavilion. Students will conceptualize an installation in the City Garden Park in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria.

What you will learn:

  • Grasshopper intro and best practices
  • Dynamo intro and best practices
  • Revit/Rhino interoperability (geometry + data)
  • Manipulation of parametric families
  • Extended parametrically driven BIM modeling using Dynamo
  • Advanced scheduling of populated geometry
  • Graphical presentation techniques in Revit
  • Additional visualization methods

A beginner’s guide to visual scripting with Grasshopper


Ramboll Computational Design has a tutorial to demonstrate visual scripting with Grasshopper. 


Research position in Digital Design and Construction at University of Kassel


New position for a research project in collaboration with Prof. Manfred Grohmann (emeritus): The position is initially limited to 21 months as part of the research project "Industrially usable, sustainable and reusable formwork for the realization of doubly-curved precast concrete elements for energy-efficient, resource-efficient and climate-friendly construction" funded by the "Zukunft Bau" research initiative.

We will investigate additive and subtractive design and fabrication methods using reusable sand formwork. The opportunity for promotion is given.

Please apply until April 15, 2019, with CV, motivation letter and portfolio stating the job Kennziffer: 32183


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ICD Uni Stuttgart Open Position: Tenure Track Professorship "Computing in Architecture"


The University of Stuttgart invites applications for the following new position:


The Professorship (W1) with tenure track is dedicated to strengthening the link between architecture and computer science in research and teaching. It is embedded in the various research activities of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction and the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture. Connections to the Department of Computer Science and the Cyber Valley Initiative are envisioned. The professorship’s research centers on the development and integration of computer science methods in computational design and digital construction, with a focus on the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Application deadline: May 15, 2019


Rhino behind "The Wandering Earth"




Rhino has become the tool of choice for many users, especially when it comes to a challenging project. In The Wandering Earth, the 2019 Chinese science fiction film, many special items and clothing were realized by using Rhino, including the super-simulated spacesuit.

Studio MDI, one of the main creative teams, shared with us how they used Rhino to complete the design and structural design of the film props and to produce and present the physical objects in the film.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Grasshopper Course at iCreatia - Barcelona



Instructor David Andrés León explores the basic concepts of parametric design using Grasshopper, a graphical algorithm editor for designers exploring new shapes using generative algorithms.

This course will be taught in Spanish and is for professionals, students, and teachers. No knowledge of programming or scripting is required. To attend you only need your computer and a copy of Rhino 6 on it.

What will you learn?
  • Understanding the main features of algorithmic modeling
  • How the Grasshopper interface works
  • Data types, component sets, list management, data trees, and conditionals
  • Master information exchange between Rhino and Grasshopper
  • How to create parametric models

Architectural Robotics Developer, Hooke Park, Architectural Association


The AA is seeking interesting and interested candidates for the Architectural Robotics Developer position at Hooke Park. Its satellite woodland campus in Dorset, southwest England, operates in the unique environment of an active woodland with significant timber fabrication resources. Hooke Park’s robotic facilities (based around a KUKA KR-150) are used for large scale experimental research by the school’s students and staff.

Engaging with both resident (MArch/MSc Design + Make) and visiting (AA London and Visiting School) students the Robotics Developer will play a central role in enabling the continued development of courses and research agendas at Hooke Park and will work closely with the AA’s Digital Prototyping Lab in London.



Friday, April 5, 2019

New Rhino Plugin posted - LaunchPad

PureWeb published their new LaunchPad for Rhino plugin for CAD designers and engineers.

Use LaunchPad for Rhino to share CAD models with others directly from Rhino. Just go to a URL in your browser to view and interact with a live stream of the CAD model.

Sharing your model requires a Spaces by PureWeb account. Invite others to your account via a URL to your permanent meeting space that's part of your Spaces account.

Then stream your models. No need to share the source files or use cloud storage solutions. Make changes to the model for all the collaborators to view in the browser immediately.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Crystallon Workshop - May 15-17 at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)


Crystallon Workshop: May 15-17, 2019
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. Aaron Porterfield, industrial designer and founder of F=F, will lead a three-day Crystallon Workshop.

This intensive three-day course will focus on understanding and generating functional lattice structures using Rhino, Grasshopper, and the Crystallon plugin. The course will cover the fundamental understanding of lattice structures and their real-world applications, generating the necessary geometry using Crystallon, simulation and optimization using FEA and evolutionary tools, and meshing/optimization for 3D printing and production. At the finish of the class, not only will you understand the tools but how to incorporate them into your workflow and create functional models that are ready for production.

Day 1: Fundamentals
  • What is a lattice structure? A brief history of crystallography and inspiration from nature.
  • Why use a lattice structure? Applications and industry case studies.
  • Understanding the different types of lattice structures and their applications.
  • Anatomy of a lattice structure and introduction to the Crystallon tools.

Day 2: The Crystallon Tool Set

  • Voxelization - Generating uniform and conformal cells using BREPs, meshes, surfaces or curves
  • Populate - Populating cells with a lattice and using data to morph between structures
  • Clean up - Trimming a lattice and removing unnecessary beams
  • Modify - Creating a skin and connecting the lattice to the skin
  • Thicken - Use FEA/Optimization data to assign thickness to beams and shells
  • Meshing - Various tools for preparing an STL file ready for 3D printing

Day 3: Application Demos
  • Uniform beam lattice demo (Structural light-weighting – for mechanical parts)
  • Conformal beam lattice demo (Energy absorption – 3D printed footwear)
  • Conformal shell demo – (Structural FDM – 3D printed chair)
  • Conformal shell demo - (Heat transfer – Conformal cooling channels for injection molding)

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount. Your seat is confirmed once your payment has cleared.
Max. Number of Participants: 10 (If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled April 30.)
Language: English

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

Parametric Design Workshop at LAVA



Are you interested in gaining parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level? Are you ready to learn an exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

This Parametric Design Workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros. The workshop will also include a hands-on parametric project.

If you already know Grasshopper and would like to boost your parametric knowledge, then you can choose Option 2.

Option 1: General Workshop for Beginners - 16 hours: Starts June 22, 2019
Option 2: Intensive Workshop for Intermediates - 8 hours: Starts June 29, 2019


Learn to automate architecture


Are you an architect or designer using Rhino? Do you want to expand your Rhino knowledge and program in Rhino? ProArchitect Academy has online developer courses for architecture.



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Watch Orca3D's intro to Orca3D Marine CFD



This recorded webinar is a one-hour overview of Orca3D Marine CFD, showing how a model is preprocessed in the Orca3D plugin for Rhino, and then sent to Simerics MP for analysis. The Orca3D plugin and the Simerics marine template automate the gridding process and determine default values for the analysis parameters. So within minutes your model is ready for the CFD simulation of resistance or powering, including plots of parameters such as heave and pitch, viewing of streamlines and pressure on the boundaries, and animation of the simulation.

The original webinar, Applying CFD Analysis to Your Design with Orca3D Marine CFD happened last February, but you can find more copy and images on its web page.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Programmed Deformation V1.0 Workshop by DesignMorphine



In order to provide a better experience for athletes, companies from the apparel industry like Adidas, Nike, and New Balance have been researching metamaterials, addressing specific needs of movement, cushioning, stability and comfort to enable athletes to perform at their best. Through generative design and digital material behavior simulations, this workshop will investigate material distribution systems that fulfill both structural and functional requirements.

What you will learn:
  • Structural analysis with Grasshopper and Millipede
  • Robotic programming with Grasshopper and Robots IO & Pufferfish
  • Robotic fabrication and printing with flexible materials
  • Visualization techniques with KeyShot


Layouts Panel for Rhino 6 for Windows available


RealDrawings is a free, open-source, Rhino 6 for Windows plugin project developed during the AEC Tech 2019: West Coast Hackathon recently held in Seattle, Washington.

The focus of the development project, and of the team, was to ease some of the pain in organizing and producing 2D drawings in Rhino.

The first tool in the RealDrawings project is a Layouts panel. This panel shows all Rhino layouts in an easy-to-use and access list. Double-clicking on a layout item in the list activates the layout, eliminating the need to use the cumbersome layout tabs. The panel also provides additional functionality, such as creating new layouts, copying existing layouts, renaming layouts, deleting layouts, and more.

New V-Ray for Rhino Webinar


Free webinar: V-Ray Next for Rhino
Join us on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Discover how the powerful new additions in V-Ray Next for Rhino can supercharge the design process and boost your productivity.

Topics will include:
  • Asset library management
  • New Grasshopper functionality
  • New denoising possibilities
  • Scene Intelligence
  • 2x Faster V-Ray GPU
  • Chaos Cloud rendering