Friday, December 31, 2021

Modeling a Ski Cabin

Get started using Rhinoceros 7 for Windows for architectural modeling with our most recent project-based tutorial on modeling a Ski Cabin

See additional tutorials for Rhino in Architecture here.

Questions? Please email Mary Ann Fugier, McNeel Tech Support and Training.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Lands Design 5.6 released! 8000 plant species and IFC support

Lands Design 5.6 version is now available to download! This new release includes two major features: 

  • A fully upgraded and extensive Plant Database: It now contains more than 8000 species with botanical information and various displays. There are many improvements and modifications in the database core structure. 
  • IFC Support: This new feature enhances your BIM workflow by exporting landscape models to IFC. Therefore, it enables you to open your Lands Design model and recognize its parameters in other BIM programs. More details.

Download Lands Design 5.6 here

Find out more details about this new version...

Monday, December 27, 2021

Partnership offer at Saxion's Industrial Design research group

Saxion's Industrial Design research group offers companies knowledge and practice-oriented research for the development of innovative products and services:

"At Saxion Lectoraat Industrial Design we are looking for potential partners who want to work together with the MST and us in a research project on the parametric design of personal medical products. 

We are looking for partners who have knowledge in the field of parametric design and want to contribute this knowledge to take our care to a higher level. The question we ask ourselves is "How can a parametric model contain all the necessary information to easily create patient-related devices?". 

If you are interested or have any questions, please get in touch with project leader and researcher Wouter Weijermars (

Sunday, December 26, 2021


PAZ's Building System Specialist Programme is a way of life. During five intense months, you'll be absorbing knowledge from experts and learning a new parametric BIM working methodology using Archicad and Grasshopper. Later on, and as part of PAZ NET, you will have the opportunity to continue growing as a professional, developing your own business, or starting a new office department as the main BSS hero.

During the whole programme, you'll be supported by their team, because private mentorship is the most powerful way to secure your future, solve any problem, and design what you currently can't imagine as possible.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Introduction to Rendering with V-Ray for Rhino 7 course in English


We invite you to register for our new Introduction to Rendering with V-Ray for Rhino 7 course in English by Valeria Palacio. The Spanish version was launched a few weeks back. Check them both out here!

V-Ray is a tool that lets you create high-quality renderings with the option of creating and editing materials, lights, and geometries. This course is for designers who want to see their ideas come to life. In this introductory course, the user will learn the V-Ray interface and approach complex renderings, exploring this tool's various possibilities in product and space rendering.

Register now and give your models a realistic appearance!

Plus: Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
Get started today!

Rhino3D.Education offers online courses in Rhino, Grasshopper, Computational Design, GhPython, PanelingTools, RhinoCAM, V-Ray, and more!

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

Wednesday, December 22, 2021


PAZ's Building System Specialist Programme is a way of life. During five intense months, you'll be absorbing knowledge from experts and learning a new parametric BIM working methodology using Rhino.Inside.Revit. Later on, and as part of PAZ NET, you will have the opportunity to continue growing as a professional, developing your own business, or starting a new office department as the main BSS hero.

During the whole programme, you'll be supported by their team. Private mentorship is the most powerful way to secure your future, solve any problem, and design what you currently can't imagine as possible.

Start with Part I - Hello...

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Parametric Design Webinar

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

This Parametric Design Webinar will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros.

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

  • Option 1: General Webinar for Beginners - 8 Days / 16 hours in total: Start 17.01.2022
  • Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 Days / 8 hours in total: Start 27.01.2022

Timezone: CET / Berlin Germany Time

Language: English

Participants receive a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.

More information and registration...

Friday, December 17, 2021

Seanaptic - ANSYS Interface now available

Seanaptic is a plugin for Rhino that allows naval architects to model parametric ship structures with extreme efficiency.

The release of Seanaptic 7, now compatible with Rhino 7, has achieved a significant milestone by implementating the interfacing with ANSYS Mechanical and SpaceClaim. Full geometries of naval structures can now be directly exported to ANSYS for finite element analysis. Seanaptic pre-processes the geometry to ensure connected meshes of incredible quality while complete structural parameters of plates and beams are transferred directly to the FEA model, obtaining efficiencies never seen before.

What usually took weeks or even months can now be achieved in days or even hours. This golden bundle of Rhino, Seanaptic, and ANSYS will render traditional FEA pre-processing obsolete!

Exceeding clients expectations with digital tools - Australian Institute of Architects 2021 Report

The Australia Institute of Architects BIM and Beyond 2021 annual report highlights a shift from BIM as Objects to automating workflows that deliver better outcomes for clients. There is a lot of good information in this report, including the Design: From Object to Process article on page 24 by Daniel Guiffre, Tristan Morgan, and Andrei Smolik. New digital methods are tested on real-world projects using Rhino and Grasshopper to explore more efficient project delivery.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Rhino3D.Education - Holiday Bundles


Rhino3D.Education is offering Holiday Bundles this season! Take your Rhino training to the next level with our online bundled courses.

Rhino3D.Education offers online courses in Rhino, Grasshopper, computational design, GhPython, PanelingTools, RhinoCAM, V-Ray, and more! For the holidays, we've created these Bundles which consist of a group of courses on specific topics packaged together and offer a flexible and cost-effective solution. 

With our bundles, you save +50%. 

Our Holiday Bundles are:

Offer valid until January 7, 2021.
After purchase, you will have access to the courses of the bundle you picked for one whole year.

Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

VisualARQ BIM Design Student Contest 2022

Asuni is pleased to announce the second edition of the VisualARQ BIM Design student Contest.

This contest seeks to recognize emerging talent in AEC students. The competition is open to any student enrolled in an academic program (during the 2021–2022 academic year) associated with the AEC industry.

Competition entries will take advantage of VisualARQ tools to create innovative design spaces with no scale or project typology constraints.

The submission deadline is on 1st March 2022.

Winner projects will be awarded Rhino, VisualARQ, and Lands Design educational licenses.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Getting to know... Indimise: 3D Printed Phone Cases!

3D printing has made it possible for anyone to design and create customized products with great ease and efficiency. And with the flexibility of Grasshopper and cloud applications like ShapeDiver, businesses of all sizes can now offer the possibility for non-technical users to get creative and design their own 3D printed products.

A great example is Indimise, a German company that allows anyone worldwide to 3D print their own smartphone case without the need for any technical experience, special CAD design software, or their 3D printer. 

In this interview, Sebastian Flügel, CEO and founder of Indimise, talks to ShapeDiver and gives us a glimpse into his company and story.

Read the complete interview and try their configurator...

Skopelab launches audio-reactive Christmas trees

Skopelab, specialists in Audio-Reactive Computational Design, is growing Christmas trees that move to the sound of seasonal greetings. Developed within Rhino and Grasshopper, the home-grown algorithm allows fine control of tree movement, bauble size, color, and color gradient effects.

At, clients can upload video, text and logos through a simple process, which are then integrated into the tree design. A unique webpage is then created for each client, accessed by link or by scanning the QR code at the tree base.

Designed for both individuals to share their wishes with friends and family or for businesses to send their seasonal greetings to clients in an innovative way.


Monday, December 13, 2021

Crypto Cities V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine

Crypto Cities V1.0 Webinar
February 5th, 2022

Crypto Cities V1.0 will explore generative drawing practices over one hundred years. From early conceptual art of the mid-20th century minimalists to today's generative art movement enabled by NFTs on the blockchain, the use of algorithms to produce drawings is fertile ground for architects and designers. While many popular BIM platforms automate drawings, they do so with an eye towards production, not creativity. 

This webinar will focus on conceptual drawings made visible through automation. As a demonstration, drawings of fictional cities will be developed and then minted on the blockchain. Using Grasshopper as the primary tool, this webinar will take attendees through creating generative sketches of fictional urban developments. These sketches will be refined through various prebuilt component groups provided during the workshop. The webinar will detail how to use plugins such as Human to automate layer and attribute creation and baking to Rhino. The drawings will be further refined in Illustrator before being minted on an NFT marketplace. Attendees will learn various techniques within Grasshopper related to drawing output and managing complex files, as well as how the basics of minting artwork on the blockchain. 

Details and registration...

Friday, December 10, 2021

Rhino to Twinmotion Video tutorial – An Introduction to Twinmotion Materials, Characters and Vegetation

SimplyRhino UK has been kind enough to share a new video tutorial on how to transfer your Rhino models and scenes to Twinmotion and apply materials, characters and vegetation.

Watch the full video tutorial here...

"Grasshopper Explained Series" video tutorials by White Lioness Technologies

White Lioness Technologies, as long-time fans of Rhino and Grasshopper, and developers of (a cloud-native parametric platform and marketplace for digital services), are sharing their knowledge with the community through a series of video tutorials: Grasshopper Explained Series.

Enscape 3.2 offers dynamic real-time visualization and streamlined workflow with Rhino

Enscape, a leading provider of real-time visualization, 3D rendering, and virtual reality technology for the global AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry, recently released version 3.2. This latest update includes many new features that help architects and designers worldwide to transform Rhino models into immersive real-time 3D experiences, creating more vivid real-time visualizations and streamlining workflow.

Enscape 3.2 New Features
  • Dynamic asset placement

    Users can select, place, and edit assets from the Asset Libraries into their designs via the Enscape rendering window. The Rhino model instantly reflects everything added to the rendering, offering a two-way asset placement. Users can rotate, scale, and delete an asset, and all changes will sync back to the project. Multi-asset placement is also now available to quickly populate scenes with assets such as trees, cars, and people, directly inside Enscape.

  • Green building assets and materials

    Over 250 new assets, including 150 green building assets like wind turbines and solar panels, have been added, in addition to new materials such as organic bricks, recycled plastic, hay plastic, solar modules, solar roof tiles, and more.

  • New materials and people assets

  • Batch rendering of panoramas

  • Panorama tours

  • Upload management overhaul

  • Ray-traced sun shadows in the real-time view

  • Windows 11 support

New landscape design plugin: Land Kit

LANDAU Design + Technology recently launched Land Kit,  a new Grasshopper plugin. It is beneficial for landscape design, but many applications exist for architects, ecologists, pattern makers, and more. 

Land Kit's customs tools make landscape design more efficient and intuitive while solving some of the trickier problems presented when using computational tools to design landscapes in 3D. 

Not only can it save time with a particular design, drafting, or modeling process, but it provides a platform to build your specific workflows. 

Land Kit is composed of three component libraries:
  • Plant Kit is a powerful platform to make planting design more manageable and site-specific. Use analysis, data, and placement rules to guide the placement of individual plants while you focus on the big picture of the planting design and layout. By defining environments, areas, plants, and rules, Plant Kit help keep track of the complexity, helping to layout and visualize your planting design for output to CAD, Revit, or rendering in Rhino, Lumion, or Enscape.
  • Use Topo Kit to create and change topographic features in the landscape. You can avoid the sticky problem of relying on elevated contours to generate and revise models. Design directly in 3D with the features that drive topography: walls, curbs, stairs, paths, spots, and maybe a contour or two. Analyze slope, elevation, or cut contours during the design process.
  • Use the Paving Kit toolset to define simple paving zones with shapes. Add standard or custom patterns with paver dimensions and let Paving Kit draft repeat patterns, seams, coloration, and edge trimming. 
Download and begin using all of Land Kit's free core features. And check out the online learning resource CAMPUS.

Land Kit (Windows only): Now on food4Rhino...

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Intro to Grasshopper - January 24-27, 2022 online

Join McNeel instructor Andres Gonzalez for a live and in-depth introduction to the Grasshopper visual programming tool in Rhinoceros 7

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Grasshopper and push your skills to an intermediate level in just four days. The last 30 minutes of class will be reserved for live Q&A.

When: January 24-27, 2022, Monday-Thursday
Time: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM PST
Where: Online Classroom

Register here.

- Each class session will be recorded for your review and study.
- Grasshopper definitions are available for immediate download.
- Troubleshoot your classwork live with the instructor.
- An Intermediate Grasshopper online course will be offered in March.
- Instructor will be using Rhino 7 for Windows. Rhino 7 for Mac is ok to use.

Questions? Email Mary Ann Fugier,

Friday, December 3, 2021

"Bridging the gap between Digital Fabrication and the Design and Construction Industry" webinar by Māk Studio


Join Rhino3D.Education in a free live webinar, Bridging the gap between Digital Fabrication and the Design and Construction Industry, by Jose Aguilar from Māk Studio. 

Jose Aguilar is a licensed architect and an expert in digital fabrication with over 15 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He and his partner, Liz Cordill, began Māk Studio when they noticed that traditional construction fabrication is not able to produce parametric designs on a budget. To bring designers' innovative visions to life, Māk Studio was born in 2014. Since then, Māk has grown to a large team of makers comprised of architects, interior designers, industrial designers, and master carpenters.

Join Jose Aguilar in this webinar, where he will go over how they apply Rhino and Grasshopper to streamline their design-to-production process. From real-time visualization and approval processes via cloud applications to CAD and CAM functionality to operate robotic manufacturing, their utilization of Rhino helps them rapidly advance fabrication processes in the design and construction industry.

When? Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time? 11:00 am (EST) - Miami time zone
Where? Online live-stream via Zoom

Free with prior registration

The webinar will be held in English

Register now! 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In case you can't make it, we keep recordings of our webinars so that you can replay or watch on your own time!

Watch Rhino3D.Education's whole collection of free podcasts and webinars here

Questions? Contact Jose Aguilar at

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

Thursday, December 2, 2021

New Grasshopper Component in Tekla with Rhino.Inside technology

The new Grasshopper Component in Tekla Structures uses the Rhino.Inside technology. This brings Tekla users the benefit of visual scripting in Grasshopper without each Tekla user needing to be exposed to the visual script itself. Furthermore, this provides developers a powerful new way of creating logic for custom components in Tekla using visual scripting.

Tekla's custom component is an intelligent object type in Tekla Structures that can be used for connections, reinforcement and other details as well as for larger parametric objects like sandwich walls or staircases.

Until now, new custom component types have been created by anyone using the Tekla Open API or using the custom component editor within Tekla. Now, new custom components can also be created with Grasshopper. The logic is provided by any Grasshopper definition that then creates objects in Tekla Structures.

The benefit for the Tekla user is that using the new Grasshopper Component they do not need to know visual scripting to use a Grasshopper definition. For the custom component developer, creating component logic with Grasshopper can be more straightforward especially when it comes to geometry.

PDX-GH: Rhino.Inside.Revit - December 9 (online event)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST (online event)

Join the Portland Grasshopper User Group on December 9th for an introduction to using Rhino.Inside.Revit with Ehsan Iran Nejad. 

This event will look at the interface between Revit and Rhino. All experience levels of Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper are encouraged to attend. Just curious about BIM or computational design? This is a great place to start!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Free Rhino7 Webinar (Turkish)

In this RhinoCenter / McNeel Europe joint webinar, CAT Tasarım owner and teacher Can Aysan present Rhino 7's new tools and workflows, and will talk about the different industries in Turkey using Rhino.

The webinar will start with a short presentation done by Carla Sologuren from McNeel Europe. Then, Mustafa Dülger, founder of RhinoCenter, will talk about the activities and plans for the next year. We will continue with Can Aysan's demonstration, and we'll close with a live Q&A.

We invite you to set a reminder and join our webinar to learn more about the most significant upgrade in McNeel's history. Don't miss the chance to ask any questions!

Information in Turkish and link to join...