Saturday, October 31, 2020

SIGraDi 2020 workshops

SIGraDi, the annual Congress of the Ibero-American Society of Digital Graphics will be held in 2020 at Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellín, Colombia. Join them for many opportunities to learn different Plugins for Rhino and Grasshopper! Check out this video!

The central theme of the SIGraDi 2020 is Transformative Design, emphasizing the crucial role of design, architecture, and the different design disciplines for the sustainability of life through synergy with conventional and disruptive technologies, promoting a balanced convergence between natural and artificial systems.

SIGraDi will offer different workshops using Rhino and/or Grasshopper related to the congress's topics, such as neuroscience, artificial intelligence, robotics, BIM, biomimetics, parametric design, digital manufacturing, urban planning, among others. Check them out and register here!

Workshop Dates: November 16-17, 2020 
Conference Dates: November 18-20, 2020 

Questions? Contact

Check out Rhino3D.Education for the lastest courses on Rhino, Grasshopper, and more!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Spatial System by Estrtucturas Arqué

The Spatial Systems app is a web application for the parametric design of spatial structures that allows you to generate different typologies and download them in the available formats (.ifc2x3, .dxf, .dwg, .3dm, .stl).

The app, now available in food4rhino as a user service, was created by Estructuras Arqué, a Spanish construction company. It came from the idea of applying the parametric architecture concept to the design and manufacturing of metal roofs and modular construction.

It brings together the best of cloud applications and IFC interoperability by providing easy access to structural design. With it, architects can quickly test various options and configure desired products according to the project requirements.

The parametric logic of this tool was built in Grasshopper and then uploaded to ShapeDiver for publishing online. The model was then embedded in the final web application with custom UI. The IFC export is powered by the Geometry Gym plugin for Grasshopper.

More information...

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Webinar: Jewelry Design and Fabrication with Wacom, Rhino, Panther and Formlabs (in Spanish) - November 11 at 5PM CET

Webinar: Diseño y Fabricación de Joyas con Rhino, Wacom, Panther y Formlabs

November 11 at 5PM CET

Icreatia invites you to a free webinar where you will learn how to design and build your jewelry with Wacom, Panther and Formlabs.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Darco's Rhino Online Training for November

 Learn Rhino with Darco's online courses

By the end of this course, participants will have acquired the necessary knowledge to model, edit, and manipulate basic 3D elements and assemblies with Rhino. The course is taught in Spanish.

Date: November 2-6, 2020 
Time: 2 pm-6 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: USD$250 + taxes

With this course, students will learn the use of advanced modeling methods, which allows the creation of complex and multi-component surfaces, and provides tools to diagnose and correct surfaces. Methods to personalize software use and collaborative work will be presented. (The course is taught in Spanish).

Date: November 9-13, 2020
Time: 2 pm-6 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: USD$250 + taxes

Both courses are for professionals of architecture, design and fabrication, manufacturing, and 3D design. Students who complete the course will receive a course completion diploma.

Questions? Contact Alejandro del Razo.

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.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

How proficient are you with Rhino?


If you want to know how proficient you are using Rhino, whether just for curiosity or because you want to include your Rhino proved skills in your resume, you might want to take an exam and become a Certified Rhino Specialist.

Certifications are a way to test knowledge and competency in software and 3D visualization. Typically, proficiency with these Rhino skills allows Rhino users to excel and develop more advanced skills, build a greater understanding of advanced concepts, and continue advancing in their knowledge of 3D visualization.

We currently offer two types of Certifications: Rhino Level 1 Exam and Rhino Level 2 ExamThey are provided in multiple languages: English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. A free 20-question practice test is available.

The Certified User exams are online, computer-scored, randomized, and limited in time.

More information…



PAZ Academy (Parametric Academy Zurich)

BSS is a unique, personalized 4-month Certificate Program that lifts you over your Revit BIM limitations to become a professional computational designer in your field! 

BSS focuses on the powerful plugin Rhino.Inside.Revit with numerous interoperability connections.

You'll learn the theory, gain technological understanding, build your own scripts, improve your algorithmic logic, create parametric BIM Models in Revit, and acquire a broad perspective look. Design with data, systems, code, AI, and animation while keeping your freedom and flexibility to design better buildings!

The autumn edition starts on October 1st!

Be part of our PAZ NET in a challenging and exciting BSS PAZ Platform.

Details and registration...

Lands Design webinar

Join Asuni for an introduction to Lands Design modeling tools.

Take your landscape design projects from 2D to 3D using the Lands Design plugin

During this webinar session, uncover:

  • BIM advantages of the program
  • Terrain modeling and vegetation tools
  • 2D Documentation tools 
  • Hardscape tools
  • Animation tools

Under the guidance of Asuni’s experts, learn how to develop a full landscape project - from drawing to 3D modeling and producing documentation with BIM technology.

More information and registration email...

Wood pavilion project and architectural folly

Looking for a video with happy people, an excellent project (using Rhino, of course), an educational competition? This clip from 2019 makes you feel good.

The video starts by defining folly: An architectural object that is deliberately non-functional and instead examines its surroundings and enhances the natural landscape.

Students from the Auckland University school of architecture were winners in this Brick Bay Folly. Consequently, they got to fabricate their digital model, learning how to transfer a drawing into a build object physically.


 Archicad + Grasshopper

PAZ Academy (Parametric Academy Zurich)

BSS is a unique and personalized 4-month Certificate Program that lifts you over your Archicad BIM limitations to become a professional computational designer.

BSS focuses on the powerful connection between Archicad + Grasshopper and the new GDL Visual Baby: Param-O

You'll learn the theory, gain technological understanding, build your scripts, improve your algorithmic logic, create parametric BIM Models in Archicad, and acquire a broad perspective look. Design with data, systems, code, use AI, and animation while keeping your freedom and the flexibility to design better buildings!

The Autumn Edition starts on November 1st!

Be part of the PAZ NET in the challenging and exciting BSS PAZ Platform.

Details and registration...

Thursday, October 22, 2020

DLA 2021 | May 26-28 @ Bauhaus Dessau | Call for Papers

May 26–28, 2021
Bauhaus Dessau, Germany

The 22nd annual International Conference on Information Technology in Landscape Architecture, Digital Landscape Architecture DLA 2021, will be held at the Dessau Campus of Anhalt University, Germany. You are invited to contribute to this conference on all aspects of technologies in landscape architecture. 

You can submit an abstract for a scientific paper. Accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper for a second fully blind peer review. Accepted papers will be published as fully blind peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture 6-2021 by Wichmann, Berlin Offenbach:


The theme of this year’s conference and workshops is Resilient Landscape Architecture and Global Change. 
You can submit abstracts in the following categories: Resilient Landscape, Global Change and Hazard Response/ Landscape and Building Information Modeling (LIM + BIM)/
Other Standardization in Digital Landscape Architecture/ Geodesign Approaches, Technologies, and Case Studies/ Socio-political Responses of Digital Landscape Architecture/ UAV Imagery and Remote Sensing in Landscape Architecture/ Mobile Devices, Internet-of-Things, and‘Smart’ Systems in Landscape Architecture/ Algorithmic Design and Analysis Landscapes 9. Visualization, Animation and Mixed Reality Landscapes (VR, AR)/ Digital Fabrication in Landscape Architecture/ and Teaching Digital Landscape Architecture/ Digital Landscape Architecture in Practice.

Important dates for the review process are:
Abstracts due November 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance December 10, 2020
Full manuscript draft due January 10, 2020
Revised manuscript due February 15, 2021

Submission guidelines and detailed information...

Get Started | Enscape with Rhino

Realtime rendering is now at your fingertips! 

Get started with Enscape for Rhino and watch this short guide to help you integrate it into your workflow!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New plugin: GL Studio from General Lattice

Augmenting native Rhino functionality, General Lattice Studio expands user capabilities by democratizing the lattice design process providing powerful, intuitive latticing tools. Using 100% native CAD data (B-reps), GL Studio works inside Rhino and enables users to seamlessly integrate advanced lattice geometries into larger part files or assemblies with the ability to execute traditional downstream features.

The featured latticed car seat concept highlights the powerful workflow of pairing General Lattice Studio with Rhino’s SubD toolkit. Users can design, iterate, and render concepts without file conversion or any import/export processes through a completely integrated experience.

User manual, download and demo videos available here.

GL Studio (Beta) Objectives:

  • Generate solid lattice bodies (BREP) that can be manipulated within Rhino
  • Optimize workflow by enabling rapid iteration and exploration of multiple structures within the same design space
  • Remove the pains of mesh errors and repairs by creating ready-to-print files from solid bodies
  • Go directly from GL Studio to your slicer, by-passing the need for import/export to expensive mesh repair software

Did you miss the GL Studio webinar with food4Rhino? Watch it here!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Food4Rhino webinar series: Panther - Thursday October 22 at 5 PM CEST


Panther specializes in technology for computer-based jewelry design and development of interactive 3D tools for jewelry creation. Panter is the first Rhino and Grasshopper plugin in the jewelry world to fulfill your ultimate design needs in just a few clicks.

Speakers: Pedro Loureiro and Enric del Molino have been working together with Rhinos for many years. On a trip to Serengeti to study Rhinos growing, they found a panther cub with red eyes like rubies and shining gold claws. Since then, they have been raising the panther along with their new friends, a Grasshopper and seven Rhinos, doing jewelry for all the Savannah! Now they Roar with Panther.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Urban Dunes project

Urban Dunes is a project that envisions a solution to reduce the heat island effect for an extreme climate such as Abu Dhabi’s, where the harsh conditions felt across significant months of the year reduce the feasibility of normal external activities. 

The Italian design firm Barberio Colella Architetti, with architect Angelo Figliola, has designed a 3D printed structure using Rhino and GrasshopperThe structure embeds architectural elements from Abu Dhabi's and Emirates’ traditional architecture, such as elegant vaulted spaces, vernacular shading devices (mashrabiyya), and cold-water basins and waterfalls. The vault is composed of several stereotomic blocks made of desert sand made solid by using the binder jetting technology. The vault permits to avoid the overheating of the urban space thanks to the shell's high thermal mass. 

The project has won the honorary mention at the Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge

Congratulations to the whole team!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Desktop vs. cloud computation time explained

What happens behind the scenes when you interact with a Grasshopper model on ShapeDiver? What’s the difference versus doing the same on your desktop? 

When working with parametric models, many users expect the same swift interaction from ShapeDiver as they experience in Rhino on their desktops. While this is completely understandable, there are many additional steps between the initial parameter change and the final delivery of the solution to your browser.

ShapeDiver's latest article explains in detail each of these steps and provides some insights on their strategies to improve the response times of your ShapeDiver models.

Read the complete article here...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

11th Hour Racing Team designs innovative boat for The Ocean Race


Rhino user Guillaume Verdier is designing a new IMOCA 60. Guillaume is one of yacht racing’s most prolific designers with America’s Cup winners and Ultime record-breakers. And he was involved in the design of four of the last five Vendée Globe winners. How's that for credentials?

Get the details...

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Daylight Simulation and Optimization online workshop by Adrian Krezlik and Rafael Campamà Pizarro, November 9-11

Daylight Simulation and Optimization 
online workshop
November 9–11, 2020
10 AM–5 PM CET
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe 

McNeel Europe presents Adrian Krezlik, PhD ‌candidate‌ ‌at‌ ‌‌the Center‌ ‌for‌ ‌Studies‌ ‌in‌ ‌Architecture‌ ‌and‌ ‌Urbanism‌, University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Porto, and Rafael Campamà Pizarro, PhD candidate‌ in the field of Energy and Building Design at the Architecture and Built Environment department of Lund University, for a 3-day online course about daylight simulation and optimization using Grasshopper, Honeybee and Ladybug.

The goal of the training is to teach architects and engineers the principal concepts of contemporary daylight techniques. The course covers multiple topics ranging from Climate Based Daylight Modelling to Circadian Rhythm. The participants will learn how to simulate daylight autonomy, glare, daylight factor, and other key concepts of the most popular sustainable certificates, such as LEED, BREEAM, Living Building Challenge or WELL. Further, the training introduces how the circadian rhythm can be used in design to foster human well-being and energy efficiency in building design. During the training, participants will elaborate on parametric models to test the mentioned concepts based on specific case studies.

Day 1
  • Introduction to Daylight in Architecture.
  • Daylight performance demands in European norms and most popular certificates: LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, Living Building Challenge, and WELL. 
  • Daylight physics, sun position, radiation rose, local daylight conditions. 
  • Exercise 1: Sunlight hours on the façade. Introduction to daylight modeling in Grasshopper, Honeybee and Ladybug. 
  • Exercise 2: Designing to meet LEED daylight requirements. Daylight autonomy.

Day 2
  • Optimization: Introduction. 
  • Exercise 3: Single objective optimization to enhance daylight conditions. 
  • Exercise 4: Designing to meet BREEAM daylight requirements. Daylight factor. 
  • Exercise 5: Annual sunlight exposure.
  • Exercise 6: Useful daylight illuminance.
Day 3
  • Exercise 7: View-out factor. 
  • Exercise 8: Daylight Glare probability simulation. 
  • Multi-objective optimization. 
  • Introduction to circadian rhythm and alertness. 
  • Exercise 9: ALFA for Rhinoceros. Designing for WELL certification. 
  • Living building challenge and daylight.
Course requirements: Basic knowledge using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Online course fees: EUR 397,50- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). After payment has cleared, your seat will be confirmed.

Max. number of participants for each course: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled October 25.

Course language: English

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

From 2D to 3D: An Intro to Lands Design - October 23 at 11 am BST

Join Asuni for an introduction to Lands Design modeling tools, on October 23 at 11 am BST.

During this webinar session, uncover:
  • BIM advantages of the program
  • Terrain modeling and vegetation tools
  • 2D documentation tools for generating setting out plans, zoning tools and quantity take-off lists
  • Hardscape tools
  • Animation tools

Under the guidance of Asuni’s experts, learn how to develop a full landscape projectfrom drawing to 3D modeling and producing documentation with BIM technology.

Food4Rhino webinar series: PlanBee - Thursday October 15 at 7 PM CEST


Voxel-based floor plan analysis using PlanBee for Grasshopper.

This webinar (Thursday, October 15 at 7 PM CEST) showcases the analysis metrics we can extract from floor plans using the PlanBee plugin for Grasshopper. (The second release of PlanBee will occur one day before the workshop and will be available to download on food4Rhino). Leveraging Space Syntax concepts as well as producing custom analysis metrics, this webinar showcases how to uncover some of the qualities inherent in spatial configurations. In doing so, we can make more informed design decisions, produce feature maps, and start to place programmatic elements in a an experimental manner.

Speaker: Marco Juliani is a Design Computation Specialist at CRTKL. After five years working as an architect applying algorithmic methods to design and documentation, he completed his Masters at UCL Bartlett where he advanced his understanding of various computer science concepts and algorithms and their application to design and automation problems. Marco embeds computational processes into project work in his day-to-day work, builds custom plugins & tools, conducts software training, and engages in research and development efforts. Marco has taught and co-taught introductory Unity and C# fundamentals workshops at UCL Bartlett.

PlanBee download:

Watch it live on YouTube:

Friday, October 9, 2020

PointOneStudio: Why Rhino?


Why Rhino if you are an architect, engineer, or IT developer?  

Junghwo Park is the principal at PointOneStudio in Korea, currently working as a BIM specialist at Umdsch Group Ventures in Austria. On his YouTube channel, he talks about why architects, engineers, and IT developers should use Rhino. 

He also runs the website with his partner in Korea, working and researching on:   
  • Writing architectural design application books for parametric BIM
  • Introducing information and know-how on computational design and BIM through his blog and YouTube channel 
  • Using plugins of Rhino and Grasshopper to develop various BIM design approaches 
  • OpenBIM technical research for application 
  • BIM education and consulting in architectural design
Check out some of his video tutorials: 

Professional AEC model making course with Rhino

There's a new course available on Architectural Models: Digital File Prep with Rhino.

Get an expert's take on how professionals approach the model-building process. Instructor Olivia Morgan takes you through each step of the workflow, showing you how to use Rhino to design a digital file of a building for the physical fabrication of a scale model.

Olivia Morgan is the owner and founder of Model Space.

Olivia has had a passion for building models her whole life. At Model Space, she leverages this passion, as well as her industry expertise, to build physical and digital models for architects, contractors, engineers, designers, and inventors.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Gravity Sketch Import Plugin now available in food4rhino!

The Gravity Sketch Import Plugin allows you to import Gravity Sketch files directly into Rhino, reproducing the entire session with native-like Rhino geometry:

  • Preserve the layer structure and colors used in Gravity Sketch
  • Continue the workflow, manipulate control points and surfaces just as you would with any other Rhino file

Gravity Sketch is an intuitive 3D design platform for cross-disciplinary teams to create from the initial ideation stages of collaboration and review in an entirely new way. 

The tool has a wide variety of NURBS and SubD tools accessible in Virtual Reality with the use of motion-tracked controllers and supporting tablets (Wacom and iPad). 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Parametric design webinars in November

 LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture 

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?

These parametric design webinars (beginner and intermediate) by Wassef Dabboussi will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros. 

Option 1: General Webinar for Beginners - 8 days/16 hours. Starts November 2, 2020

Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 days/8 hours. Starts November 9, 2020

Timezone: CET / Berlin Germany Time

Language: English

Participants will be given a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.

More information and registration...

The food4Rhino webinar series: Procedural Compute - Thursday 8th October at 5 PM CEST

Wind Comfort Simulation in the Cloud with Procedural Compute and Grasshopper
Procedural Compute is a cloud platform to use computational resources. The system is tailored for handling multiphysics simulation jobs used in the AEC industry. Procedural Compute seamlessly integrates with Grasshopper to keep the simulation workflow as efficient as possible.
In this workshop, you'll be guided through the setup of an outdoor comfort simulation, using Procedural Compute to run the CFD simulations. The workshop requires no previous knowledge about CFD and wind simulations. Using Grasshopper, You will set up a case and compute the wind comfort around a project from the Architecture Studio 3XN. The project is situated at the harbor front in Aarhus, Denmark.
SpeakerChristian Kongsgaard is an architectural engineer focused on computational environmental design and streamlining building performance simulations. He is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder at Procedural.
Date: Thursday 8th October at 5 PM CEST

Monday, October 5, 2020

Webinar: Shoe Design with Rhino and Wacom (in Spanish) - October 14 at 10 AM CEST


Webinar: Diseño de Calzado con Wacom y Rhino
October 14 at 10 AM CEST

Icreatia invites you to a free webinar where you will learn how to combine the use of a Wacom tablet and Rhino to model footwear.

Master in Parametric Design-Hybrid Edition by Controlmad

Master in Parametric Design – Hybrid Edition
November 2, 2020-February 5, 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, 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).

Webinar: VisualARQ Grasshopper styles - October 6 at 5 PM CEST

Do you want to use dynamic blocks in Rhino?
Do you want to learn how to create your custom parametric objects?
In this webinar, you will learn what the VisualARQ Grasshopper styles are. You will see some examples of how to bring your Grasshopper definitions into custom parametric objects in Rhino.
No Grasshopper knowledge is required to follow this webinar. But you will learn what’s behind a VisualARQ object created by a Grasshopper definition, and the unlimited possibilities this combination of tools offers.
The webinar will take around 30 minutes, with some Q&A. 

Friday, October 2, 2020

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

Hull Design and Fairing Level 1 & 2 - Live Online Training
October 6, 8, 15, 22
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 now within 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 October 6, 8, 15, 22.
  • 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 developers of the method and fairing professional.
  • After sending in some tasks, you receive a certificate of completion.