Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Rhino User Webinar: BIM projects with Rhino.Inside Revit (by Modelical) - 6 July at 4 PM CEST

Rhino User Webinar
BIM projects with Rhino.Inside Revit (by Modelical)
6 July at 4 PM CEST

Webinar about the successful use of Rhino.Inside Revit in several architectural projects at Modelical

Rhino.Inside Revit is well-known for its capacity to translate complex geometry from Rhino to Revit, but its potential is much greater.

Rhino.Inside Revit is a versatile and adaptable tool that allows you to manage geometry and information and design optimal workflow to get the most out of Rhino and Revit. This webinar will teach you about the most outstanding Rhino to Revit workflows used in projects at Modelical.

Modelical is a global consultancy firm that facilitates and inspires change in the construction sector, helping it to become more efficient, agile, and modern. Begoña Gassó, Head of Product Management, and Óscar Herrero and Belén Torres, Computational Design Specialists, will conduct this webinar.

Monday, June 27, 2022

food4Rhino webinar: Puma – Procedural Design Advancements in Rhino with ArcGIS CityEngine (June 28 at 4 PM CEST)

food4Rhino webinar:
Puma – Procedural Design Advancements in Rhino with ArcGIS CityEngine
June 28 at 4 PM CEST

Join us to learn about ArcGIS CityEngine’s rule-based modelling and how it can enhance your design workflow in Rhino and Grasshopper. With the Puma plugin, users can run ArcGIS CityEngine rules directly within Rhino and Grasshopper. This allows you to develop live and dynamic 3D building models, and visualize the resulting models and numbers using your familiar Grasshopper tools. Finally, it also simplifies workflows for importing and exporting 3D data. In this webinar, we will introduce ArcGIS CityEngine and provide a demo of Puma based on real-world use cases.


Renia Kagkou, Solution Engineer, Esri's Smart Cities

Simon Haegler, Senior Software Developer
Esri R&D Center Zurich

Ricardo Cabrera-Nyst, Senior Architect, MAS ETH, Dipl.Ing.
Esri R&D Center Zurich

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Lark - Spectral Lighting - v1.0 is announced

ZGF, in collaboration with Dr. Mehlika Inanici and the University of Washington, has reached a new milestone with its toolset Lark for spectral lighting.

Lark v1.0 is a peer-reviewed, validated plugin for Grasshopper that helps architects, lighting designers, and researchers compute circadian light metrics within a daylighting workflow.

Lark allows users to define the color of skies, glazing, and building materials based on spectral data in 3 or 9 channels and computes the equivalent melanopic illuminance and luminance.

Coming soon:
Lark v2.0 – Summer 2022
Lark v3.0 – Autumn 2022

Details and download....

Monday, June 20, 2022

Rhino for Marine / Three days / August 17-19, 2022


Rhino for Marine

August 17-19, 2022
Pivot Industridesign, Maridalsveien 3N, 0178 Oslo
Price: 10 500 NOK
Language: Norwegian/English
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This course will cover typical areas in marine design, such as surface modeling of hull shapes, surface analysis, project workflow, and presentation rendering. The course has a focus on creating high-quality models and presentations.

Note: This course can be customized and can be booked exclusively for a company, team, or project. It can be held at the customer's location if a minimum of three people are assigned.

More information and registration...

IAAC Global Summer School 2022 (July 4-28, 2022)

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)
Global Summer School 2022 // July 4-28, 2022

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to launch a new Global Summer School (GSS) program, the 15th edition of the international summer educational program focussing on how to shape the future of our cities. The GSS program will take place online and in IAAC from July 4 through July 28.

The GSS22 offers a new hybrid format this year, presenting new and flexible workshop model interconnecting its extraordinary network of faculty, industry collaborators, and laboratories in the most extensive educational summer course of 2022. Since the first editions, IAAC has been digitally connected, sharing and learning in an incredible global environment of educators and innovators.

IAAC launches a novel, flexible model to enrich digital routes within an agile format. The GSS22 will offer three online workshops and one presential workshop, investigating the impact of innovative tools in the definition of a new advanced architecture at different scales. The GSS program represents a unique opportunity for architects, designers, and engineers—students and professionals—to conduct multi-level investigations on computational design, digital fabrication & robotics, urban analytics, and environmental design.

ADW2022 Advance Design Workshop 2022 (Torino, Italy) - July 8

ADW2022 Advance Design Workshop 2022
Torino, Italy
July 8 

After years of silence, Memola Luigi, Head of Design of EPTA Design, is back with his new event.

As in the previous five editions, in about three hours, he will share his ideational and executive path that led him from the white sheet to the creation of images with a high visual impact to support the design he develops.

Whether you are a professional or a student in product design, transportation design, and concept design, Luigi will illustrate his workflow based, in the executive phase, on the massive and indispensable modeling tool Rhinoceros and rendering in KeyShot.

Regardless of the subject, an accurate 3D model is an indispensable element for the subsequent creation of credible and realistic images.

An example of the use of the Rhinoceros software will be the presentation of the new fantasy image belonging to the GruppoC, the AEG27 DIVA22 category, developed thanks to the experience of Eng. Giorgio Stirano, legendary trainer of LMP and F1 racing cars.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Parametric Bridge Modeling with Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK


Basic Online Training Course for Bridge Design
27-30 September 2022 
14:00 CET - 18:00 CET
Hosted by SOFiSTiK

Parametric tools such as Grasshopper and the scripting capabilities of FEA software packages such as SOFiSTiK FEA allow engineers to automate functionalities to work faster and more creatively. Besides, it comes with a lot of potential to parametrize and optimize structures of any type.

This 4-day course teaches you the entire parametric modeling process with Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK FEA of a post-tensioned concrete bridge. You will learn the fundamentals of Grasshopper to create effective and maintainable visual scripts and how to use the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper components to build the axis-based bridge structure.

DesignMorphine Masters Y22/23 - Degree

Everything humanity has designed so far is limited and based on how our bodies are designed and work and they experience reality around us. However, in this age and time, we have reached the crossroads where technology can and will eventually shape our minds and our body. In this sense, designing the future entails, first and foremost, designing the body that will live that future. Challenges inevitably arise and demand innovators and pioneers to overcome them; new tools and technologies are required to materialize the answer; limits and boundaries will be crossed, and the equilibrium will change. The compass will be a scalable notion of the human condition in this journey. Housing, transit systems, and the ways one moves around in the city, as well as the whole structure of the city itself, are essential aspects one must consider when designing for this new reality. By changing the very unit, the whole world is built around, the human body, we are no longer concerned with just designing parts of our world. We are designing the whole world we live in. It’s not a mere design process; it’s cosmogony.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Rhino 7 and KeyShot 11 – New KeyShot Feature: 3D Paint


In this Simply Rhino KeyShot video tutorial, Phil Cook looks at 3D Paint, a new feature in KeyShot 11.
3D Paint allows for painting directly onto a 3D object. This is a great way to add dirt, aging, corrosion, and other arbitrary textures onto local areas of geometry.
Using the example of a metal casting modeled in Rhino 7, the video shows step-by-step methods for adding textures in KeyShot 11 using 3D Paint. Phil also shows how to set up the initial model in Rhino 7 to ease the process.

Live Webinar: Go Beyond Grasshopper with ShapeDiver's API!

Join Shapediver in this live event and learn how their API can help you create amazing online applications by leveraging the power of web technologies and parametric design.

  1. Getting Started: Embedding & Connecting
  2. Advanced Interactions 101: Clickable Elements
  3. Divide & Conquer: Multiple Models, One Scene
  4. Advanced Interactions 201: Dragging & Snapping
  5. It’s Alive: External GLTFs, complex animations & AR
  6. Questions & Answers

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Rhino User Webinar: Swiftlet - Web APIs in Grasshopper (by Sergey Pigach), June 16 at 4 PM CEST

Rhino User Webinar
Swiftlet - Web APIs in Grasshopper (by Sergey Pigach)
June 16 at 4 PM CEST

In this webinar, we will look at Swiftlet. This Grasshopper plugin lets you make web requests directly from your GH definition. Using web services and external APIs opens up unique opportunities for data scraping, cloud computing, and live data processing directly within your favorite modeling software. As a fun example of fetching geospatial information from an online resource, we will use Google Maps API to get real-time driving directions between two points inside a Rhino model of New York City. You will also learn how Swiftlet has been used to integrate machine learning models into a cloud compute workflow.

Sergey Pigach is an Associate Applications Developer at CORE Studio | Thornton Tomasetti. Sergey’s work builds on his architectural training by bridging the domains of technology and design, driving him to develop computational tools for architects, designers, and engineers. Since joining CORE Studio, he has worked on desktop and web-based projects, including Swarm, a cloud compute solution for Grasshopper; ShapeDiver, a desktop client integration following a merger; and—most recently—Cortex, CORE Studio’s new ML platform.

Getting to know... Cake Houses: Modular Wooden Houses!

Cake Houses is a Czech startup looking to disrupt how small family houses are designed and assembled. They aim to drastically reduce design and construction times by using parametric design and CNC machines. In this way, they are trying to counter some of the biggest problems of the construction industry, like the complexity of working with multiple vendors and contractors. 

Thanks to Grasshopper and ShapeDiver, their customers can easily view and examine their designs in 3D  in an easy, fast, practical, and fun way. 

Read the complete article...

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Euromaritime - 28-30 June 2022 - Marseille (France)

28-30 June 2022
Parc Chanot
Marseille (France)

After two years of remote contact and professional relations using videoconferencing, the actors of the maritime industries will meet in Marseille on 28-30 June for their trade fair dedicated to blue growth, and in particular to shipbuilding and ship repair, maritime and river transport, ports and new technologies for energy and the maritime environment.

NDAR’s marine software solutions relies strongly on Rhino's CAD platform, including specialized plugins Orca3D and ExpressMarine, both of which undergo continuous development. Come and meet the full NDAR crew on booth K02 to learn about new workflows, strategies, implementation schemes, and processes and get advice on software solutions for naval architecture and shipbuilding.

Making an appointment in advance is highly recommended.
Email:, or call +33 (0) 4 92 91 13 24.

More information...

Job offer: Sr. Fashion Jewelry Designer at Cosmo International (Barcelona, Spain)

Cosmo International is looking for a Sr. Fashion Jewelry Designer, with 5 to 10 years of experience, to be based in Barcelona, Spain, available to visit NY offices.

Summary: Creating Latin-inspired fashion jewelry designs for a leading global company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following but not limited to:
  • Proficiency in RhinoGold a must
  • Bilingual English and Spanish required
  • Creating jewelry designs, including technical designs and BOM, using RhinoGold computer programs
  • Attending trade shows as needed
  • Gathering trend information about jewelry, interpreting those trends to company profiles
  • Interfacing and strong communication with the R&D Team and Marketing Team
  • Supporting digital library of technical components, ex: stones, beads, chains, etc.
  • Following development schedule
  • Coordinating sampled items by logging item # given into the library
  • Performing other incidental and related duties as required and assigned
The company offers a generous benefits package.

Grasshopper blog series (by

Are you ready to embark on a journey to expand your Grasshopper knowledge?

Follow the blog series to discover all things Grasshopper related— tips, tricks & tutorials! was developed with Grasshopper and other parametric applications in mind.

With, you can upload your 3D Grasshopper model and, for example, integrate it into your company's web environment. It is always accessible online.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Python Level 1 for Rhino/Grasshopper online workshop, July 6-8 (McNeel Europe)


Python Level 1 Programming for Rhino/Grasshopper 
online workshop
Tutor: Long Nguyen
July 6-8, 2022
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe

Python is an increasingly popular programming language in many fields: 3D modeling, web programming, scientific computing, artificial intelligence, etc. As a modern programming language, the language has a simple and clean syntax, making it very accessible to beginners.

Thanks to Rhino and Grasshopper’s official support of Python, you can programmatically access its powerful 3D modeling environment, including all the essential features of its advanced NURBS engine. This opens up many new exciting possibilities, such as:

  • Building simple scripts/tools that automate repetitive modeling tasks, boosting efficiency
  • Developing and customizing tools and workflow specific to your team’s needs
  • Programming advanced design algorithms that are not possible with standard out-of-the-box tools
  • Using Python as a creative design tool
  • Interfacing Rhino and Grasshopper with other software programs

During the three-day workshop taught by computer scientist and long-term programming instructor for Grasshopper Python and C#, Long Nguyen, you will learn:

  • Intro to Python fundamental programming concepts: variable, data, data types, conditional statements, loops, data structure
  • Working with the Python code in Grasshopper
  • Intro to RhinoCommon library
  • Simple creation and editing of points, vectors, curves, and surface
  • Working with RhinoCommon geometry: Curve, Mesh, Surface, BRep
  • Understanding the pros and cons of using RhinoScriptSyntax vs. RhinoCommon
  • Object-oriented programming in Python

Course requirements: No knowledge of programming or scripting required, only 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 we will confirm your seat after your 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, June 10, 2022

3D Jewelry Modeling with Rhino 7


3D Jewelry Modeling with Rhino 7 
Online Course from Rhino3D.Education

Dulce Chavez here; I am an Industrial Designer with a product design and jewelry focus. I'm an ART (Authorized Rhino Trainer) and part of the McNeel Miami team.

Join me and discover the fundamentals of jewelry design and 3D modeling and let your ideas come to life with this new Modeling 3Jewelry with Rhino 7 online course from Rhino3D.Education

The jewelry industry is a growing sector worldwide, and a fundamental part of it is the design and creativity with which we capture new ideas. Rhino is a crucial digital jewelry modeling tool with no limits to your ideas.

If you want to learn about the design, manufacture, and modeling of Jewelry, this course is for you. 

We offer an early bird price as this course is still a WIP (Work in Progress). Get 50% off and access all the way up to chapter 7. New lessons will be added weekly until all 11 chapters are uploaded to stream at your convenience. 

The early bird price also includes free access to our popular Rhino 6 and 7 Intermediate online course. 

Get this Modeling 3D Jewelry course while it’s still a WIP plus our Rhino 6 and 7 Intermediate online course, all for $49.95 (Valued at $135.90)

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

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

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Rhino User Meeting in Milan (Italy) - 11 June 2022

Envisioning Design Day
meet, connect, improve
11 June 2022
10:00 - 18:00 CEST
NABA - Via Darwin, 20, Milan (Italy)

This Rhino User Meeting, organized by CorsiRhino and happening in conjunction with the Milan Design Week, will once again bring together companies and design professionals in the spaces of the 
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA).

Learn from expert users and developers the latest news about Grasshopper, Karamba3D, RhinoNC, Protolabs, Rhino, and Bongo, among others. Share your vision and ideas with other users and meet professionals from various industries.

Some sessions will be held in Italian.

More information (in Italian)...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting in London - June 22 at 18:30h

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting in London
June 22 at 18:30h

Join SimplyRhino UK and McNeel at Grimshaw for the Grasshopper UGM, with updates from McNeel, a presentation from our hosts Grimshaw alongside Buro Happold, and a V-Ray for Grasshopper update and presentation from Chaos Group.

New: SIMO app for urban development

SIMO software for urban development is now available!

Developed by Spatiomatics, SIMO supports integrated, data-driven collaboration for multidisciplinary urban development teams. 

SIMO comes with three apps: Rhino plugin, Grasshopper components, and a standalone Data Dashboard. Model in Rhino as you always do, let Grasshopper process everything in the background and stream the unique UIM.json file to realtime analysis and data visualization.

SIMO is built by a passionate team with deep expertise in international urban development and computational design: "SIMO and UIM are the tools we always needed. We are in active development, have great feedback from our commercial customers, and have been deployed at TU Delft in the Netherlands throughout the development process! In building SIMO, we quickly realized that there were no useable urban ontologies or urban data schemas for describing Urban Information Models (aka CIM, CityBIM). So we built the UIM Data Model and Schema as well as our unique UIM Graphics standards from scratch taking the best from industry practice and other connected standards."

For a more detailed read, check out Why SIMO and UIM? Or look at the SIMO Documentation.

Visit Spatiomatics to learn more about SIMO. Get pricing and license information. Also, it is available in the Rhino Package Manager and on the food4Rhino website.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Hackathon "Beyond of Algorithmic Design"

Join SEEDstudio and Generative Way in their Hackathon Beyond of Algorithmic Design event where participants will explore the methodology of Procedural Co-Creation with Grasshopper through the algorithmic development of the projects and will encourage collaboration in this field and projects during and after the event.

It consists of a 4-day competition that will take place in teams, in which each one will develop a different project in the following areas: construction, transportation, fashion, and art. 

Andres Gonzalez, Rhino3D.Education, cofounder and worldwide director of RhinoFabStudios with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry and computational 3D generative algorithms, will be the jury and will evaluate the participants within the area of algorithmic design.

Location: Online / Hybrid in Centro de Cultura Digital, CDMX, Mexico (June 7th)
Date: June 4-7
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Fee: Free!

Register here!

For additional information, visit this link.

Questions? Contact Daniela Granados at

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Friday, June 3, 2022

IntraLattice, Chimpanzee, Treesloth and Droid added to ShapeDiver!

ShapeDiver, an online platform for hosting, publishing, and sharing Grasshopper files on the web, recently added support for four new Grasshopper plugins: IntraLattice, Chimpanzee, Treeslot, and Droid. This brings the total number of supported third-party plugins to 33, including popular names such as Pufferfish, Karamba3D, Kangaroo 2, OpenNest, Weaverbird, and MeshTools.

Learn more about how you can use them...

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Monoceros Modularity V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine


July 2nd, 2022. From 3 PM to 8 PM.
Online Webinar

Monoceros Modularity V1.0 will guide you through the world of discrete aggregation via Monoceros for Grasshopper and provide an insight into how viable architectural forms can emerge only from designing their parts. Monoceros is a suite of tools plugin for Rhino/Grasshopper for optimally occupying an Envelope with discrete Modules, where the spatial relationship between those Modules can be constrained by a set of user-defined rules. Using the Wave Function Collapse algorithm provides an innovative and fast solution to the emerging architectural problem of discrete aggregation for design, architecture, and urban planning.

More information and registration...