Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Parametric Structural Building Design online workshop using SOFiSTiK in Grasshopper, June 8-10 (McNeel Europe)

SOFiSTiK Parametric Structural Building Design 
online workshop using SOFiSTiK in Grasshopper
June 08-10, 2022
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

Today’s building industry is increasingly complex and specialized. Modern projects are highly driven by intensive collaboration between architects, structural engineers, and other stakeholders. Especially in the digital era, architects and engineers are separated from the building site. Hence, digital models are required to ensure a three-dimensional understanding of the scope of work. The challenge is to extend the architectural BIM model with structural information.

This workshop will introduce you to parametric structural design using the connection between the powerful analysis software SOFiSTiK and the nearly endless parametric possibilities of the Rhino/Grasshopper world. An emphasis is on exploring methods of collaboration between architects and structural engineers. It is led by structural engineer and software developer Florian Hemetsberger from SOFiSTiK AG, along with BIM specialist Junghwo Park from Umdasch Group Ventures.

Participants can expect to gain knowledge in the following fields:
  • Get a basic understanding of how to set up the analysis workflow in SOFiSTiK
  • Learn about the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper Interface
  • Learn Grasshopper tips and tricks facilitating the analysis workflow
  • Learn how to connect analysis with a BIM model in Revit using Rhino.Inside

Day 1: Get to know the SOFiSTiK workflow

  • Structural analysis with SOFiSTiK
  • The SOFiSTiK Rhino Interface
  • Grasshopper basics for the structural engineers
  • Interfacing Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK
  • Useful Grasshopper Tips and Tricks

Day 2: Dive deep into the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper world

  • Cantilever beam & concrete plate
  • SOFiSTiK Grasshopper: Basic examples
  • Meshing options
  • SOFiSTiK basics: combinations, result evaluation, and reports

 Day 3: Shall we dance?

  • Conceptual parametric structural design
  • Design collaboration between architects and structural engineers
  • Connecting analysis with BIM using Rhino.Inside
  • Future development and summary of the workshop

Course requirements: This workshop is for structural engineers with basic knowledge of using Rhino and Grasshopper, but others are welcome. 

Online course fees: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note that your seat is confirmed after payment has cleared.

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

Course language: English

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

SURPIK3D - nNw stitching tool for Rhino

SURPIK3D is a new plugin for Rhino and Grasshopper for digital designers in CMF, textile and leather industries (footwear, leather goods, apparel, interior design, furniture, automotive, aircraft, and more) who need to quickly generate stitching and splitting on soft parts of a 3D model for technical or rendering purposes.

You can configure different types of stitching and splitting thanks to the parameters in the user interface and get these as real geometries.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Introduction to Grasshopper - Online Workshop en Español


Join Atrica and McNeel instructor Andres Gonzalez for an Online Workshop, Step by Step Introduction to Grasshopper, held in Spanish via Zoom. 

In this course, students are in for an in-depth introduction to the Grasshopper visual programming tool in Rhinoceros 7. Participants will learn the basics of Grasshopper and end with advanced concepts and tools.

Requirements: Basic Rhinoceros 6 or 7. We recommend you take this short free course before the workshop. 

Dates: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Fee: Free
Language: Spanish
Location: Livestreamed from Zoom

Questions? Contact Atrica at

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Decoding the Urban Genome with Wallacei online course, June 13-15 (McNeel Europe)

Decoding the Urban Genome with Wallacei 
Online Course
June 13-15, 2022
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

The online course Decoding the Urban Genome is for generative design using Wallacei. It is taught by Mohammed Makki and Milad Showkatbakhsh, cofounders of Wallacei

Wallacei is an evolutionary engine to run simulations through genetic algorithms for solving multi-objective optimization problems. Wallacei incorporates highly detailed analytic tools with comprehensive selection methods, including unsupervised machine learning algorithms to assist users in making more informed decisions at all stages of their generative design processes. In the 3-day online course, learn the detailed features and functions of the Wallacei platform through a hands-on approach, gaining a thorough understanding of the methodologies associated with the applications of evolutionary concepts in design. The workshop will teach Wallacei through the design of an urban superblock, with added focus on the genome and its significance in the evolutionary process.

Day 1: Fundamentals

  • The theory behind the application of Evolutionary Principles in Design and Problem Solving
  • Significance of the biological evolutionary processes in nature
  • Translation of biological evolutionary processes within computation
  • Genetic Algorithms: case studies in design
  • Generative Design with Wallacei features and contributions
  • Running Wallacei: Environment, Goals, Objectives, and Gene pools

Day 2: Wallacei Generative Design Workflow

  • Setting up the generative design workflow, environments, and frameworks for the formulation of an Urban Superblock
  • Running the Evolutionary Algorithm
  • Understanding the Wallacei.X user interface and reading the simulation’s results
  • Wallacei Settings: population, parameters, search space and dynamic charts
  • Wallacei Analytics: standard deviation, diamond chart, and fitness values
  • Wallacei Selection: parallel coordinate, selecting solutions, Pareto front, and phenotypes

Day 3: Decoding the Urban Genome

  • Extracting information from Wallacei.X: genomes, phenotypes, and data.
  • Understanding the role of the genome for analysis and selection
  • Decoding the genomes outputted by the simulation and extracting additional data sets from the population
  • Visualization and animations using Wallacei

Course requirements: Basic knowledge using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Online course fees: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note that your seat is confirmed after payment has cleared.

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

Course language: English

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

Friday, April 22, 2022

Rhino Webinar: Computational Design in Landscape Architecture (May 19 at 2 PM CEST)

Are you a landscape architect, urban planner, computational designer, town council technician, constructor, student, teacher or just wanting to get started with your own green space design?

Join Thomas Chapman and McNeel Europe for a Zoom live webinar followed by questions and answers. Discover projects done with Rhino and how you can use it in this field. Learn how computational design is used to streamline and enhance the work of landscape architecture, understand his personal approach, and get a sneak peek of his latest open source project LandArch Tools.

Speaker: Thomas Chapman studied Landscape Architecture at RMIT and graduated in 2015 with an MLA with Distinction in Landscape Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. Thomas has over six years of professional experience at world-renowned offices, GROSS. MAX., HASSELL, Aspect Studios, and now, Realm Studios. He also teaches Rhino and Grasshopper at RMIT.

Questions about the webinar? Please email
Interested in Rhino for landscape design?

Rendering with Rhino 7 - Online Course


If you are looking to create successful and memorable presentations, this course is for you! Learn practical and new tools that will help you meet the challenge; let the innovative rendering tools included in Rhino 7 add credibility to your product achieving images that impress and inspire.

We invite you to register for our new Rendering with Rhino 7 Online Course by Arquitecht Julian Oquendo. It's available in English and Spanish

Enjoy a
 50% discount for a limited time with code: RHINO7RENDER50
at checkout. 
Register now!

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

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Rhino training for Landscape Architects

Are you a landscape designer or landscape architect? Join Asuni's Rhino and Lands Design training, structured explicitly for you.

This online training is a complete solution for those who are beginners in Rhino. First, the course covers the essential commands for landscape design, drawing, modeling, and visualization. Then it continues by addressing all features of Lands Design, including its specific landscape modeling tools, layouts, and BIM documentation. 

Rhino + Lands Design

Rhino: May 17, 19, 24

Lands Design: May 26 & 31, June 2

4-6 pm (UTC+2)

Language: English

Price: 360€+VAT (Students 50% off)

See and download the program summary.

If you are already familiar with Rhino, you can just attend the Lands Design course starting on May 26.

 More information and registration...

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Masters Open Day Y22/23 Conference by DesignMorphine

Are you interested in DesignMorphine's Master of Science in Computational and Advanced Design Degree (MSc CAD)? If so, join us for Open Day presentations and Q&A session where we can answer any questions you might have about this fully-accredited online Master's Degree program. 

The open day will begin with a presentation and overview of the degree program, a run-through of each chapter and lab, the backgrounds and qualifications of our Master's educators, and technical details about the degree program's format and experience. Afterward, a selection of current Master's students will present the work they have done to date in the program as well as share their experience so far. We will then open it up to a live Q&A session where all your questions will be answered by a variety of our team and current students. We will be taking questions by chat or interactive live video questions. 

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Rhino webinar: All Engineers Should Utilise the Power of Grasshopper! - May 25 at 4 PM CEST

Rhino webinar: All Engineers Should Utilise the Power of Grasshopper!

May 25 at 4 PM CEST

Parametric design is identified with crazy shapes, abstract geometries, and futuristic design. Mainly thanks to architects who were in the front of applying and taking full advantage of the new design approach in the AEC industry. However, parametric design has much more to offer. Thanks to the possibility of automatization, design can be performed much faster and be more ''tolerant'' of changes. Krzysztof's presentation focuses on the practical use of Grasshopper in different engineering disciplines—bridges, buildings, roads, energy, geotechnics, and the environment.

This webinar will show that all engineers can change the way of working and learn Grasshopper in a practical and fun way!

Speaker: Krzysztof Wojslaw is a bridge engineer that works with applying computational design in different disciplines in the AEC industry. He is co-founder of a blog and newsletter Currently, he is working on a Grasshopper learning platform where all engineers can start with parametric design. Instead of ''learn by watching'' the platform will be built on the rule ''learn by doing'' where students need to solve real-work challenges.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

food4Rhino webinar: The ShapeDiver Plugin (May 12 at 4PM CEST)

food4Rhino webinar: The ShapeDiver Plugin (May 12 at 4 PM CEST)

ShapeDiver is an online platform for hosting and sharing Grasshopper files on the web. It’s widely used by thousands of designers worldwide to share parametric models with other non-technical people via a web browser.

In this webinar, Edwin Hernández and Ezequiel Lopez from ShapeDiver will give us a guided tour of all the new features recently introduced with the latest version of their plugin. From new import and export file formats, a new attribute system, and a plethora of new components to downloading and updating via Rhino’s Package Manager.

Form Finding with Kangaroo Physics 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 Form Finding with Kangaroo Physics Webinar will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Kangaroo Physics, a free powerful plugin in Grasshopper / Rhinoceros.

Webinar prerequisite: Participants are advised to have a basic knowledge of Grasshopper.

Webinar duration: 6 Days / 12 hours in total: Start May 2, 2022

Time Zone: CET / Berlin Germany Time

Language: English

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

Questions about the webinar? Please email

Complete details, registration, and webinar link...

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

VisualARQ Inside.Revit video

The Rhino.Inside.Revit technology allows you to run Rhino and VisualARQ inside Revit. Using Grasshopper as a bridge, the Rhino geometry and VisualARQ objects can travel back and forth from Rhino to Revit.

The VisualARQ.Inside Revit workflow offers a simple way to make this conversion by providing the Grasshopper definitions needed to transfer all the geometry and information with just one single click.

With this workflow you will be able to:

  • Transfer all the VisualARQ objects from VisualARQ to Revit
  • Transfer Rhino geometry from VisualARQ to Revit
  • Use the IFC VisualARQ features to tag Rhino geometry with an IFC type so that it will be transferred to Revit as if you had exported to IFC
  • For some objects (walls, slabs, doors, and windows), their styles will be automatically transferred as Revit types so that they will be Revit native objects
  • Transfer all the VisualARQ parameters associated to objects with their values
  • Update all this information anytime

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Webinar: Wind and Other Geometry, by Peter Donders (May 4 at 4 PM CEST)

Peter Donders is possibly the best example of how traditional craftsmanship and 3D design work together. Due to his fascination with the leading Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta, Donders’ creations feature organic lines and serene shapes.

In this webinar, Peter will feature designs like the Wind Chair, which from conception to completion in just under 500 hours, is decidedly the most ambitious of his projects.


Peter Donders is a Belgian designer mastered in 3D technology and printing.

He worked for fifteen years as a craft-furniture designer and maker before beginning to integrate computer-based tools into his work.

Immediately after his graduation in 1987, he became self-employed as a carpenter and experimented with unique shapes and materials.
In 1999 he switched from pure craftsmanship to drawing on the computer in 3D and CAD, which he developed in self-study.

Now he combines his background as a craftsman with his expansive technological knowledge—the computer is now fully part of his production process. For every object Donders makes, he pushes the borders of existing technology and techniques. Besides his work with carbon fiber, he loves to explore the possibilities of 3D printing.

During his career, Peter was invited to several conferences worldwide to speak about his approach to 3D drawing programs. His innovative application of technology has been well received by architects such as Sir Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid and is still revolutionary today.

Parametric Design Webinar by Wassef Dabboussi

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: Starts April 18, 2022
  • Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 Days / 8 hours in total: Starts April 25, 2022

Time Zone: CET Germany Time

Webinar Language: English

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.

More information and registration...

Friday, April 1, 2022

Bella 22.3 for Rhino released

Diffuse Logic is pleased to announce the public release of Bella 22.3, which introduces its new Saturn solver

The Saturn solver is built on a novel new architecture, which enables fast, fully spectral rendering, as well as the ability to stop at a given perceptual noise level and use the same solver for preview and production rendering. With CPU performance on par with some GPU renderers, Saturn, which features native support for Apple Silicon, also serves as the basis for the ongoing development of hybrid CPU/GPU support in Bella.

Additional features introduced in this release include an optical vignetting element that simulates cat-eye bokeh, simulation of sensor noise and film grain, the ability to override transmittance color when using measured complex IOR data which can be especially useful when rendering gemstones, as well as various enhancements to the Bella GUI application. 

As always, Bella 22.3 is freely available to demo with no time limit.

Easter Design Competition 2022 by

Get in with a chance of winning a special prize by entering's Easter Design Competition! We are looking for a creative egg holder designed in Grasshopper/Rhino. Think about the shapes, colors and textures—how can you show us your design flair?

What do you need to do to enter?
  • Design a 3D parametric egg holder in Grasshopper/Rhino, and remember to show us your creativity!
  • Make a screenshot to showcase your design in PNG or JPG format, or alternatively, you can send us a screen recording as an MP4.
  • Send it to us via email: by April 10th latest.

We will then review all the models and announce the winner on April 15th, so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement, which will be via our social media.

And follow us on LinkedIn to make sure you’re notified! @White Lioness technologies and

Good luck, and may the best model win! We look forward to receiving your entries and reviewing many creative egg holders!