Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Looking for SubD tutorials?

We provide blog posts of short educational tutorials to learn Rhino. One example is a tutorial by Travis Serio of a heart-shaped ring. You can learn how to model a heart-shaped ring using SubD geometry in Rhino 7. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Workshop: Circular Economy in Structural Design with parametric engineering tools (Karamba3D) - January 11-15, 2021

Circular Economy in Structural Design with Parametric Engineering Tools (Karamba3D)
January 11-15, 2021

The workshop will incorporate carbon footprint evaluation and circular economy into a structural design workflow with a focus on timber structures. Through the combined use of parametric tools for structural design such as Karamba3D, and optimization tools such as Octopus, comparative strategies will be used to mediate between purely structural and environmental criteria, suggesting a more holistic design process.

In the context of the climate emergency, architects and engineers try to reduce the environmental impact of structures through a shift in their design process. The use of recycled material plays a major role in this approach. One of the central questions is how can we design sustainable and smart structures by intelligently using recycled elements. Many factors such as the history of the elements, their condition, or their location influence the design, the carbon footprint, and the price. Parametric structural design tools, coupled with multi-dimensional optimization methods, can help to explore the design space and evaluate designs concerning those criteria.

The workshop will focus on principles of recycled materials in the building industry, coupled with an introduction to parametric structural design and optimization tools. The participants will work during the whole week on the design of a pavilion by applying the learned principles and using an available database of existing recycled timber elements. Lectures of professionals and researchers working in the field of circular economy in architecture and construction supplement the workshop.

Workshops organizers and tutors, in a joint effort with the Reflow Parisian consortium (including Fab City Grand Paris, the City Council of Paris, and the association Arslonga), aim to build the pavilion designed during the workshop in the spring of 2021 with the participation of the workshop participants.

Master in Parametric Design (Hybrid Edition) by Controlmad - March-June 2021

Master in Parametric Design – Hybrid Edition
March-June 2021 

A unique study program adapted to this new situation and challenging world. This master course is the hybrid and flexible version of Controlmad's Master in Parametric Design On-site, with XI successful editions. 

It is the chance to introduce you to the world of computational design, a state-of-the-art field for product design, architecture, landscape, engineering, digital fabrication… through the creation of physical and digital parametric models using as main tools Grasshopper for Rhino and CNC machines (Computer Numerical Control).

Panther (jewelry plugin) now compatible with Rhino 7

Panther 1.7 is now available! 

The new plugin version for Rhino 7 and Grasshopper is already available to download!

Current users are welcome to update today for free. It includes new SubD jewelry builders as well as full integration with newly implemented Rhino functionality. 

Roar with Panther - Interactive Jewelry.

Timber WH-Arena and Timber Tower in Vienna

Nicolas Sterling from Sterling Presser Architects + Engineers has been kind enough to share one of his latest project done in Rhino/Grasshopper.

The Timber WH ARENA and Timber Tower design proposal for the WH-Arena competition in Vienna has made it to the second round.

The 20,000-seat WH-Arena timber concept is rooted in nature in symbiosis with its environment. The project vision is to create a new sustainable landmark for a large-scale arena that performs at all levels of efficiency and flexibility. The dialogue between the arena, the side buildings, and the public space creates a unique combination. The architectural objects play as much role as the outer space they generate. The timber structural moiré skin is acting as the tree skin. The building maximizes natural, beautiful, and warm materials that connect us with nature and envisions a sustainable future.

The arena roof, the shape of a shallow saddle, consists of a triangular grillage of timber strips structure as a Gridnet, a hybrid of a gridshell and a cablenet. This composite construction, which optimizes the use of material while minimizing embodied energy, while using a renewably sourced timber, creates a warm feel to the space with an enhanced acoustic performance. The roof spans about 160 m lengthwise and about 130 m crosswise. The roof has photovoltaic panels on its upper side and an uninterrupted continuously closed acoustic ceiling on its underside, which is partially translucent to give the interior of the arena a striking design effect.

The integrated architecture and facade structure follows a subtle distribution to create an optical effect as one moves around the building. The roof, the façade elements, and the timber gridshell are a unique parametric model to balance structural performance and aesthetic and visual effect.

The project is great teamwork in collaboration with:

  • Thornton Tomasetti: Structure, facades, and acoustic
  • A24 Landschaft: Landscape
  • Transsolar: Energy, sustainability, environment design, MEP
  • Kunz: Fire engineering
  • Woo Architects: Arena experts
  • Yann Kersalé. Lighting artist
  • Ateliers de L’Éclairage: Lighting designer/engineers
  • SOL: Renderings
  • Xtrude.Berlin: 3D printing

Complete details...

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

ShapeDiver now supports Rhino 7!

After a big development push and a few weeks of coordinating, ShapeDiver is happy to launch its brand new Rhino 7 system (almost) in time!

Rhino 7 is packed with new features, and several of them come with brand new Grasshopper components that are compatible with the ShapeDiver Rhino 7 system. If you are excited about the new organic modeling possibilities offered by the SubD feature, try out the new SubD components in Grasshopper! Need to clean up or smooth some nasty meshes? The QuadRemesh component is there for you, producing clean quad meshes that will also help with the rendering performance in the ShapeDiver viewer.

At the moment, Rhino 7 is running on a brand new test system. The testing phase will extend until the release of the new platform in Spring 2021. If you want to test it right now, use the contact form on their website and request your account to be switched to the new Rhino 7 system.

More information...

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Bongo 3.0 WIP 6 now available

Bongo 2.0 users are encouraged to download and try this WIP release of the animation plugin for Rhino 7, Bongo 3.0.

New features:

  • Improved dope sheet and keyframe table UI
  • Improved connections springs

Bongo 3.0 WIP 6 is now available from here.


Friday, December 18, 2020

PanelingTools for Rhino 7 released


We've released PanelingTools for Rhino 7 in Windows and Mac! Check the release details...

The PanelingTools plugin for Rhino and Grasshopper by Robert McNeel & Associates is widely used by designers, architects, and building professionals. It supports intuitive design of paneling concepts as well as helps rationalize complex geometry into a format suitable for analysis and fabrication.

Point Clouds now supports Rhino 7

Veesus now has a Point Clouds for Rhino 7 plugin. 

The Point Clouds plugin provides a way to load massive sizes of data into the native Rhino environment. The plugin also offers powerful point cloud manipulation tools such as slicing, clipping, smoothing, lighting, magnification, color ramp, and export.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Randselva Bridge - the world’s biggest bridge designed and built without drawings

Sweco is the leading architecture and engineering consultancy company in the European market with comprehensive expertise for all types of projects. 

In 2016 Sweco was in charge of designing the first drawing-less bridge in Norway. The successfully conducted project encouraged undertaking further challenges. Now, with PNC as a contractor, the company is designing and building a 634m long cantilever bridge without drawings. Krzysztof Wojslaw and Øystein Ulvestad showed at the Parametric Design Day 2020 in Oslo how parametric design supported creating an advanced 3D model and its further use. 

And more recently, Gabriel Neves features the project on his youtube channel Ministry of Bridges.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

SubD and Its Application in Digital Manufacturing Webinar by Yoshio Fukumori

Rhino3D.Education invites you to a SubD and Its Application in Digital Manufacturing Webinar by Yoshio Fukumori.

Yoshio is an architect designer at MAD Architects. Before joining MAD Architects, he was a Senior Computational Designer at WeWork. Earlier in his career, in association with Michel Rojkind, they cofounded RKFK, a design and research studio focused on exploring and enhancing the relationship between digital tools and handicraft production.

Yoshio will go over basic modeling with SubD in Rhino 7, using the tools QuadRemesh, ToSubD, Bridge, Slide, InsertEdge, ExtrudeSubD, among others. He will show the usefulness of using selection filters and the versatility of the SubDDisplayToggle.

The webinar will be held in Spanish.

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Time: 11 am (EST)
Open to the public with prior registration.

Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Enscape 2.9.1 now supporting Rhino 7

With Enscape 2.9.1 you can now use Rhino 7!

Update to version 2.9.1 to experience all the new features Rhinoceros offers in combination with your Enscape license. 

Parametric Design Webinar for beginners and intermediates (January 2021) by Wassef Dabboussi

Wassef Dabboussi has organized a new Parametric Design Webinar with Rhino and Grasshopper January 18-21, 2021.

Whether you are new to Grasshopper or already have some experience, check the different enrolling options.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Master in Mass Timber Design at IAAC - January 2021 to October 2021


The Master in Mass Timber Design – MMTD is a 10-month online education program imparting the next generation of architects, designers, and engineers with the skills to design, develop, and build mass timber buildings

MMTD provides expertise in theories, cases, techniques, tools, and design projections of mass timber construction and the interrelated fields of architecture, structural design, assembly systems, material science, and thermodynamics.

The program offers a unique online experience based on advanced design research methodologies, a philosophy of learning by doing, and a community of experts in mass timber design that serve as faculty and lecturers.

In contrast to the traditional online programs, the Master in Mass Timber Designa 60 ECTS accredited Master degree consisting of three 15 ECTS postgraduate programsoffers a real-class virtual environment based on a continuous, interactive, and collaborative learning process.

Dates: January 25, 2021-October 29, 2021

Mesh2Surface new release for Rhinoceros 7

The reverse engineering plugin Mesh2Surface is available with a new version that is fully compatible with all the Rhino versions, including the new Rhinoceros 7.

With its intuitive straightforward user interface, Mesh2Surface helps the users to extract information from scan data into CAD surfaces quickly. Extract primitives, create 2D sketches and free form surfaces. All this with full control over your process.

Rhino 7 webinar in Italian - December 18, 2020

Authorized Rhino Reseller CIMsystem has organized a free Rhino 7 webinar (in Italian) on December 18 at 11:00h CET.

Learn what's new in Rhino 7, including:
  • SubD Modeling
  • QuadRemesh
  • Rhino.Inside.Revit
  • PBR materials and rendering with Cycles
  • Improvements for presentations and documentation

Rhino 7 webinar in German - December 17, 2020

Authorized Rhino Reseller has organized a free Rhino 7 webinar (in German) on December 17 at 11:00h CET:

"In our 1-hour webinar, our experienced Rhino trainer will introduce to you the most important new features of Rhino 7 and the main differences to previous versions."

Among other things, he will introduce the QuadRemesh feature, which allows you to create a perfect SubD model from a polygon model with just a few mouse clicks.

He will also show you how to use SubD modeling to create complex, organic shapes easily and edit them afterward.

Overall, the trainer will cover the following topics:

- Subdivision Surfaces (SubD) Modeling
- QuadRemesh
- Minor new features and improvements in known commands
- Improved preview and display options

Afterward, there will be time for some questions from the participants.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Rendering and Materials in Rhino 7 Webinar with Brian James


Rhino3D.Education invites you to a Rendering and Materials in Rhino 7 Webinar with Brian James. 

Brian James is part of the team at Robert McNeel & Associates where Rhinos grow. He provides technical support and training to users of Rhinoceros 3D and also teaches part-time in the Industrial Design department of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Brian will go over the new 'Rhino Render' in Rhino 7. Material creation and settings will be explained using the included material library as well as the provided template materials. Physically-based materials, texture mapping, emissive materials for lighting, and denoiser post effects will also be covered. 

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Open to the public with prior registration.

Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Two open research positions at the Department of Experimental and Digital Design and Construction at the University of Kassel

The Department of Experimental and Digital Design and Construction at the University of Kassel (Prof. Philipp Eversmann) has two new positions for a DFG research projectAdditive robotic assembly techniques for timber construction – Computational design and integrated structural joining methods. Become part of a young, dynamic research team exploring new ways of designing and building. The project investigates material-efficient design and digital fabrication processes for timber construction, focussing on topology optimization and robotic assembly methods.

Both research associates (75% EG 13 TV-H) will participate as a team in all aspects of the project, with one focusing more on theoretical and computational design and simulation and the other more on the robotic manufacturing processes.

Please send your CV, motivation letter, and portfolio to, reference: 33644. Female applicants highly encouraged. The deadline is December 30, 2020.

Two Grasshopper Level 1 and Level 2 online courses in January 2021 (hosted by McNeel Europe)


Grasshopper Level 1,  January 25-26, 2021
Grasshopper Level 2, January 27-29, 2021
Online Training Courses
10 AM–5 PM CET
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

Ping-Hsiang Chen, a computational designer at the Applied Research team in KPF London, will teach two Grasshopper online workshops at McNeel Europe. The Level 1 course (2 days) will introduce parametric design strategies and their applications as well as the concept of computational geometry. It will cover the use of native tools in Grasshopper and their relationship to Rhino and apply useful design and task automation techniques. 

The Level 2 course (3 days) will provide an in-depth understanding of modeling possibilities using Grasshopper and will explore SubD and QuadRemesh features from Rhino 7 to tackle complex geometric problems. The course will focus on concepts such as data flow control, data management, behavior-driven modeling, iterative modeling, and learning how to create feedback loops using algorithms to optimize and benchmark design options.

Introductory Level 1 course (2 days):

Day 1: Numerical Operation (Series, Range, Random, Graph Mapper, etc.), Transformation Methods, Vector and Planes, Data Structure, Modelling with Curve and Surface, Data Visualization

Day 2: Proximity Based Modelling, Number Remapping, Surface Panellisation, Conditional Statement and Expression, Geometry Morphing, String, Tag and Formatting, Dimension and 2D Drawings, Extend Rhino Function with Grasshopper Player

This course is designed for complete beginners to Grasshopper and parametric modeling. No previous Grasshopper experience is required, but it is preferable to have an intermediate Rhino level.

Intermediate level 2 course (3 days):

Day 1: Review Computational Geometry and Complex Geometry, Advanced Data Structure (Branch and Path Manipulation), Data Grouping, Partition, Classification and Culling, Data Sorting, Sets, Conditional Statements, Vectors, Frame, Plane, Transformation, Fields, Custom Patterns and Domain, Genetic Algorithm

Day 2: Mesh Modelling Introduction, SubD and QuadRemesh, Introduction to SubD, Introduction to Physics Based Modelling, Form Finding with Goals and Forces, m Differential Growth Algorithm, Interactive Modelling
Day 3: Iterative Modelling, Code Reusability and Create Custom Function, Data Import and Export, Collaborative Workflow Introduction, Q&A and course recap

The course is designed for people who have already taken a Grasshopper Level 1 course or use Grasshopper in their daily work.

Online course fees:

Grasshopper Level 1. EUR 250,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).

Grasshopper Level 2. EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).

Special offer for both courses: EUR 580,- (+VAT)

Please note your seat is confirmed only after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants for each course: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be cancelled 15 days before.

Course language: English

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

Global Series | Online Event

Global Series | Cambridge, USA
Monday, December 14
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
Online Event

The Digital Design Community has a virtual event planned for December 14 focused on technology-driven advancements in design. This event is the last in a series of online presentations for the year, each showcasing work by academia and offices in a particular city around the globe.

In this installment, Cambridge-based academics and practitioners from MIT, Harvard GSD, project:if, and OPT Industries will showcase how technology shapes the way designers create and develop projects in their research groups and offices. They will include how they use Grasshopper and Rhino in their digital workflows on projects.

This event will explore how innovative workflows and advancements in analysis, modeling, and fabrication have allowed their research practices to continue to push the boundaries of design and realization of projects.

Details and registration...

Piegatto Design Masterclass

The central theme of this course is the basis of design conceptualization and creation, form vs. function. Through contemporary discussion, parametric and digital tools, participants will design an object that can accomplish both form and function. They will also review how an object can be functional and formally aesthetic through key concepts and ideas.

The course starts as a theoretical session of Piegatto’s design principles, extracting and conceptualizing the ideas into a 3D model through advanced modeling techniques with Rhino 7. Next, with guidance from Dimension N, participants will explore computational design principles to expand the creation of manufacturable alternatives through Parametric Modeling using Grasshopper. Here, the class will focus on developing digital fabrication techniques to materialize the objects previously designed.

Architect - Alejandro Estrada - Piegatto Design Director
Architect - Pietro Estrada - Piegatto Junior Designer
Industrial Designer w/M.Arch - Javier Gaxiola - Dimension N Design Director

Date: January 13-17  
Time: 6 pm-10 pm CST
Cost: $200

The class will be taught in English.

Questions? Contact Javier M Garxiola at
or Pietro Estrada at

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

#MicroWorkshop from MSH

Join MSH in their MicroWorkshop #2! 

If you are an architect, designer, or student, join this new initiative #MicroWorkshop from MSH. These computational design workshops aim to expand the possibilities in terms of algorithmic design oriented to solutions of facades and coatings possible for metal fabrication employing digital fabrication.

These monthly meetings are held by Architect Arturo De La Fuente, head of the Custom Design area at Grupo MSH. Each workshop will raise different issues around topics of modulations, materials, performance against solar incidence, and other possibilities. 

Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Time: 9 am to 12 pm (GMT-3  Buenos Aires)
Free with prior registration! 

Questions? Contact Arturo de la Fuente at

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.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Rhino3DMedical case study and webinar (December 9 at 4 PM CET)

Surgical Guides and Preoperative Planning with Rhino3DMedical

A 65-year-old male patient presented with mechanical axial pain and intense radicular painvisual analog scale (VAS) 10/10has been successfully treated in Brazil’s first hybrid surgery. The 3D-printed surgical guides and a replica of the patient’s lumbar spine have been sterilized and used in the operating room accompanied by virtual reality (VR) technology. 

Read the complete case study...

Food4Rhino webinar series: Rhino3DMedical: From Medical Images to CAD
December 9, 2020, at 4 PM CET

Rhino3DMedical enables a streamlined workflow from viewing, analyzing, and segmenting medical data to creating 3D-printable meshes and CAD models in one process.

During the webinar, Rhino3DMedical is introduced through use cases from the orthopedics and CMF domains. We show how to open medical images (in DICOM, nifti, or other common formats) from CT and MRI machines, navigate through the different views, and segment the anatomies of interest. After getting familiar with Rhino3DMedical’s image processing tools, we discuss creating 3D printable meshes that can be directly sent to any 3D printer (in the form of an .stl file). Enlarging the topic of anatomical prints, we also cover surgical guide design, focusing on pedicle screws.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Jevero (Footwear Pattern Engineering) new version

Jevero 2021.0 Release is out now, and it's compatible with Rhino 7!

Jevero enables the most fluid and tight collaboration between pattern engineers, footwear developers, and shoe designers. Leveraging on the Rhino platform, this pattern engineering plugin lets you create pattern parts, develop sizes, and export to all sorts of cutting machines.

Parametric Design Webinar by Edwin Hernández


Rhino3D.Education invites you to a Parametric Design for Cloud Application Process Webinar with Edwin Hernandez. 

In this webinar, the ShapeDiver team will explain how simple it is to upload, share, and interact with Grasshopper files on a web browser. This can be very useful in creating cloud applications for mass customizable products.

Edwin Hernandez is the Lead Parametric Designer and Lead Project Manager at ShapeDiver. He joined the ShapeDiver team in Vienna, Austria, in 2017, where he has been challenged with all kinds of projects in the 15+ industries he works with. Throughout these projects, he has learned how to create highly optimized and highly complex parametric models, coding with C#, create custom plugins for Grasshopper, and create cloud applications based on Grasshopper. He teaches everything he has learned via their blog, YouTube channel, and webinars.

Join the ShapeDiver team and Rhino3D.Education in this webinar!

Participants, please create a free ShapeDiver account and download the Grasshopper plugin from food4Rhino

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 11:00 am (EST)
Open to the public with prior registration.

Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at

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Hull Design and Fairing Level 1 & 2 - Live Online Training, December edition

Hull Design and Fairing Level 1 & 2 - Live Online Training
December 7, 9, 16, 21
By RhinoCentre NL

This training course teaches you rapid hull modeling for ships, yachts, workboats, and multihulls.

Develop competence in Class-A Fairing – Final Design – Fairing for Production – Hull Optimization – Reverse Engineering – Hull from GA/ Lines-Plan – Advanced Analysis – Modeling Strategies – Developable Hulls.

Follow and finish this training in three weeks:
  • Three training modules are covered in four live training sessions of two hours. In between the live sessions, you practice self-study exercises with the instructional videos and written exercises.
  • The intensive training sessions are December 7, 9, 16, and 21.
  • For trainees around the world, each session is offered twice per day. Central European Summer Time (CEST): 09:00–11:00 h. (Group 1) and 17:00–19:00 h. (Group 2).
  • Maximum of 10 participants per session.
  • The trainer is naval architect Gerard Petersen, one of the method's developers and a fairing professional.
  • After sending in some tasks, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Rhino UK User Group Meeting | December 16, 2020

Join Simply Rhino UK and McNeel for this Rhino User Group Meeting featuring a customer presentation from Mamou-Mani, then a preview of Rhino 7 from Simply Rhino UK, followed by an extended and live Q&A with you and the McNeel (developers of Rhino) team.

Arthur Mamou-Mani is presenting the latest projects from his eco-parametric architectural London based practice, Mamou-Mani.

The second part of the meeting is your chance to see the latest and greatest tools in Rhino 7 and then to hear from and ask questions of McNeel, the Rhino developers, themselves!

Date and Time: December 16, 2020, 18:30-20:30h (GMT)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Rhino + Grasshopper in the Architecture Process Webinar with Arturo De La Fuente for Rhino3D.Education


Rhino3D.Education invites you to a Rhino + Grasshopper in the Architecture Process Webinar with Arturo De La Fuente. 

Arturo graduated as an architect from the University of Buenos Aires where he is currently a professor of Parametric Design and adjunct professor in Structures III.

Additionally, he is a professor in Digital Tectonics and in the Architecture and Technology Program at the Escuela de Arquitectura y Estudios Urbanos Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He has worked on projects such as Custom Design at MSH Group and the expansion of MoMA NYC. He also is a consultant and instructor of Computational Design and Digital Manufacturing in different cities in Latin America.

In this webinar, Arturo will go through the different optimization and problem-solving processes that he goes through daily in his professional practice as an architect and teacher in the field of computational design.

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 11:00 am (EST)
Open to the public with prior registration.

Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Thursday, November 26, 2020

3D CAD Modeller (Rhino) job at Marc Newson Ltd

3D CAD Modeller (Rhino) 
Marc Newson Ltd 
London, UK 
November 2020 

Marc Newson is one of the most acclaimed and influential designers of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe. 

Job description
  • Create and manage the 3D master design model in Rhino for a multi-deck mega yacht project.
  • Work with the internal design team to ensure that the model is both up-to-date and accurate.
  • Assist with other transport and general design modeling as required. 
  • 12-month fixed-term contract (with potential for renewal).
  • London-based studio role (currently work from home, but successful hire must be London-based and able to attend studio working sessions on short notice).
General Requirements
  • At least five years’ experience 3D modeling in Rhino. Experience in yacht exteriors, interiors, and furniture is preferred, though not required. 
  • Experience in managing large data sets. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design, work to a high level of dimensional accuracy, and ability to create light surfaces.
  • Ability to work as part of a team within tight deadlines.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the UK/sponsorship not available.
Technical Requirements
  • Advanced 3D modeling skills, excellent proficiency in Rhino with solid experience in understanding the development processes.
  • Evidence in the CV of technical detailing.

To apply, please send your CV, portfolio, and covering letter to, with “3D CAD Modeller” in the subject heading. 

Start date: January 2021 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Chaos Group releases V-Ray 5 for Rhino

Chaos Group has released V-Ray 5 for Rhino, a powerful new update to bring realtime rendering into Rhino and Grasshopper. 

V-Ray for Grasshopper is included with V-Ray for Rhino and includes a collection of nodes to support V-Ray geometry, lighting, materials, rendering, and animation. Use Grasshopper's node system to use V-Ray's functions.

Some of the key features are:
  • Live Link component for V-Ray Vision. Visualize your Grasshopper designs in realtime. Build models, apply materials, and set up lights and cameras with immediate feedback.
  • Light Gen. Lighting options are generated automatically and displayed as a series of thumbnails, making it easier to find the best look and mood for a scene. 
  • Redesigned V-Ray Frame Buffer (VFB). Now includes some of V-Ray 5’s most user-friendly features, making it easy to apply finishing touches to any rendering. Composite render layers, make color corrections, and instantly adjust the lighting.
  • Light Mix. Interactively change the color and brightness of any light without rendering again. You can add image adjustments like exposure control, color balance, and color corrections. 
V-Ray 5 for Rhino is compatible with Rhino 6-7. For more features and pricing, visit the V-Ray 5 for Rhino product page.
To see some user comments, go to our discourse page.

Free GhPython Introduction Course by Niloofar Zaker

Rhino3D.Education invites you to sign up for the GhPython Introductory Course by Niloofar Zaker

Python is a well-established component in Grasshopper. It's easy to learn and has a fast programming language. Enroll in this free introductory course and enjoy learning how coding works in Grasshopper!

In this introduction to GhPython course, you will learn the basic components of GhPython like variables, operators, etc. Also, some essential conditionals for loops and while loops. As well as its functions and how to make points, curves, shapes and divide them and how to make complex geometry like snowflakes and anti snowflakes.

Niloofar Zaker is a computational designer who works on parametric modeling in Rhino and Grasshopper with Python. She has a background in architecture, and after several years of working in this field, she believes coding is becoming the language of the near future. She is excited to share her experiences with you throughout the course. 

Questions? Contact Niloofar Zaker at

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Research Position at KAUST

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) announces a Research Position:

The Computational Design and Fabrication research group of Helmut Pottmann at KAUST is seeking a qualified research engineer to work on innovative research in Computational Design and Fabrication. The research involves mathematics, computer science, architecture, and design; the multidisciplinary group is composed of experts from these fields. Ongoing projects are in architectural geometry, fabrication-aware design, computational fabrication, and discrete differential geometry motivated by applications.

  • Advanced degree in architecture or related fields (M.A., M.S. level)
  • Experience in parametric design
  • Understanding of architectural geometry
  • Excellent Rhinoceros/Grasshopper skills including scripting
  • Experience in model building and digital fabrication
  • Practical experience in video editing
  • Good English language skills
  • Interest in new inter- or transdisciplinary challenges
If you strive for excellence, and are skilled and highly motivated to participate in interesting research projects at the interface between geometry and architecture, please apply now.
  • Application deadline: December 15 
  • Employment start: Early 2021
Please send your application including CV, portfolio, one page summary of master thesis (or equivalent), and your latest degree via email to Helmut Pottmann, cc to Florian Rist.

More information on the CDF Group at KAUST is available at their Computational Design and Fabrication Research Group web site

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Florian Rist.