Friday, July 29, 2022


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+Grasshopper. Later on, 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 program, 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 now to be a Building System Specialist in 2023!

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Modeling 3D Jewelry with Rhino 7 - Online course


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

I am excited to announce the Modeling 3Jewelry with Rhino 7 online course from Rhino3D.Education has been published!

Join me and discover the fundamentals of jewelry design and 3D modeling and let your ideas come to life!

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, manufacturing, and modeling of Jewelry, this course is for you. 

We've extended our early bird offer for one more month. Get this Modeling 3D Jewelry course plus free access to our popular Rhino 6 and 7 Intermediate online course, all for $49.95 (Valued at $135.90)

The offer expires on August 31, 2022.

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

Stay tuned for the Spanish version of this course. 

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

Thursday, July 28, 2022


PAZ Academy (Parametric Academy Zurich)

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, 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 program, 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 now to be a Building System Specialist in 2023!

Start with Part I - Hello...

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

IAAC Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design – MaCAD / From October 2022 to July 2023

The Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design – MaCAD is a unique online program training a new generation of architects, engineers, and designers with the skills that the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry demands nowadays.

The program provides expertise in applying the latest digital software for design simulation, analysis, and optimization of digital data in architecture, offering a broad and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of computational design.

Based on a Data Driven, Learning by doing and Design by Research methodology, the master offers a unique online educational experience.

In contrast to the traditional online programs, the Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design—a 60 ECTS accredited Master degree consisting of three 15 ECTS postgraduate programs—offers a real-class virtual environment based on a continuous, interactive, and collaborative learning process.

Applications are still open this summer for the next academic year (2022-23 & 2022-24).

Free webinar: Rhino + Gh 3D Modeling Ergonomic Mouse

Rhino + Gh 3D Modeling Ergonomic Mouse
Free Webinar

August 7, 2022, at 16:00 (UTC/GMT)

Are you an industrial design professional or student who would like to level up your Rhinoceros surfacing and Grasshopper parametric design skills? We welcome you to join our live Free Webinar Session 4.0. In this webinar, we will be 3D modeling the Logitech Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse in Rhinoceros using various surfacing techniques and applying textures in Grasshopper by creating triangular panels and controlling the depth of the pattern using attractor gradient. 

Please register to receive the YouTube Stream Link and exercise files. See you there!

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New online course with the Lands Design plugin for Rhino


We are happy to share our new online course with the Lands Design plugin for Rhino from Rhino3D.Education.

Lands Design is a powerful tool for generating 2D layouts, 3D models, and realistic images and videos tailored for the landscape designer. Also, it provides you with the tools to add vertical gardens, green roofs, and green areas to your architectural and civil engineering projects.

This course is 100% free. However, if you want an official certificate, please follow the instructions below:

1- Submit your final project, the same as what you have been developing throughout the course.

2- Complete the payment for the Certificate. 

Until October 31st, 2022, save 50% on your Certificate with code: LANDS50.

After you purchase the Certificate, one of our professional instructors will take the time to review and evaluate your project. If everything is ok, you'll get the approval certificate for the course.

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Biomimetic Footwear V1.0 - Webinar

Biomimetic Footwear V1.0 combines parametric modeling and traditional modeling to explore Avant Garde bio-inspired footwear concepts. Participants learn how to take a concept from idea to form and visually present it in a convincing rendering. Between sculpting and computational design, take SubD modeling as the foundation and apply generative forms in Grasshopper. Learn to use growth as a generative tool to create unexpected patterns and results in forms that resemble those found in nature and organisms. Within the course, work with Rhinoceros paired with Grasshopper + Parakeet plugin to achieve the biomorphic designs. Explore using Pufferfish to create complex forms morphing and repeating single units which can be potentially used for a midsole for 3D printing. Create a convincing rendering by tweaking material, lighting, and settings in KeyShot. Lastly, use basic post-production in Photoshop to bring the concept to life in the final footwear design.

Complete information and registration...

Monday, July 25, 2022

Optimus/Grasshopper interface (by Noesis Solutions)

Optimus is the industry-leading Process Integration and Design Optimization (PIDO) software platform, bundling a powerful range of capabilities for Engineering Process Integration, Design Space Exploration, Engineering Optimization, and Robustness & Reliability. These PIDO technologies help direct engineering simulations toward design candidates that outsmart competition while considering all relevant design constraints—effectively implementing an Objectives Driven Engineering process. Optimus users report design time savings averaging over 30% while achieving 10% or more design performance improvements.

The Grasshopper interface automates using Grasshopper as a component of an Optimus workflow. It allows users to access all Grasshopper-defined design parameters (*.ghx file) and the parameters of the simulation setup and submit the updated files to Rhinoceros.

Optimus automatically modifies the Grasshopper design parameters and generates and updates the underlying Grasshopper files to be used in a multi-disciplinary DOE, optimization, or robust design workflow.

Friday, July 22, 2022

DesignMorphine Masters Y22/23 Degree

Everything humanity has designed so far is limited and based on how our bodies are designed and work and how they experience reality around us. However, we have reached the crossroads where technology can and will eventually shape, not only our minds, but our body as well. 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 has to consider when designing for this new reality. By changing the very unit the entire 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.

Complete information and applications...

CondorShell V1.0.0-beta

There are two common approaches to defining geometries at the beginning of the structural design process. Engineers can create complex and parametric geometries directly using Rhino and Grasshopper, or leverage the power of Rhino.Inside to transfer geometry directly from Revit. With CondorShell, engineers can now easily export geometry and data from Rhino and Grasshopper to SAFE V20.3.0.

CondorShell is a Grasshopper-based component just released by Artificial Intelligence Optimization Software, LLC (AIOS). CondorShell 1.0.0-beta is available to download beginning July 15.

CondorShell comes in two versions: Basic and Pro. Both versions will help you establish more efficient workflows, saving valuable time during design. Extensive documentation is included, as well as short videos and examples that illustrate the use of every single CondorShell component.

  • CondorShell Basic: Available using the PackageManager in Rhino, this free version features 20 components that support the creation of your SAFE model. Watch the 1-minute video tutorial that shows how to install it.

  • CondorShell Pro: To unlock additional components and experience the full capabilities of CondorShell, you can upgrade to the paid version, which provides 54 components that facilitate the creation of complex geometries in your SAFE model.

For the duration of the beta test, the cost of our Pro version is waived to enable design professionals to test and provide feedback on the complete functionalities of the plugin. To activate the Pro version, follow the installation instructions in the 3-minute video tutorial, Installing CondorShell.

The beta period will run through August 5, 2022, when all beta licenses expire. Send your feedback to Happy coding!

Rhino and Grasshopper for the Metaverse (by University of Nicosia)

Students of the department of Architecture ARC at the University of Nicosia participated and have been awarded in the Architecture Category at The Next Top Metaverse Build. A virtual buildathon, competition, and accelerator program helping to spotlight the next wave of Metaverse entrepreneurs and builders. The competition offered the opportunity to build, pitch, and test ideas in front of industry-leading Metaverses, protocols, organizations, and investors. The competition attracted more than 160 international entries, and the awards ceremony was hosted in Decentraland at One Times Square (-106,-119) on 23rd June 2022.

The competition projects were developed during an educational intensive 1-week workshop, titled Metascapes, exploring the potential role of the architectural profession and education during the current development phase of the metaverse. Through undergraduate and postgraduate programs, architecture students at the University of Nicosia are formally exposed to Rhinoceros and its graphical programmingeditor Grasshopper. Using both packages, the students successfully realized custom workflows to translate their projects from a familiar 3D modeling environment to interactive metaverse platforms. The proposals yielded conclusive findings, revealing a fertile ground for further architectural research and involvement with the metaverse.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Rhino User Webinar: NAAR - Architectural Nature - Natural Architecture, July 27 at 4 PM CEST


Why did Galileo Galilei say that "nature is written in the language of mathematics"?

In this webinar edition, Agustina Alaines will show us her successful use of Rhino and Grasshopper from a different architectonical point of view. What is the logic of natural systems, and can we discover and reproduce their rules according to numerical relationships and geometric patterns? These processes of exploration and creation can be carried out by analog or digital methods; however, computers help us compute vast amounts of information (inputs) to develop artificial logics or systems that, like nature, can produce infinite results (outputs).

Speaker: Agustina Alaines is an Argentine-Spanish architect, designer, and academic. Born in Buenos Aires, she graduated as an architect from the University of Buenos Aires (FADU, UBA) and specialized in Parametric Design (University of Palermo). After receiving a full scholarship, she moved to Los Angeles (USA) to study the Master of Science in Architectural Technologies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc), where she graduated with honors.

She has extensive academic experience as the head of practical work of architectural design projects at the FADU, UBA (Buenos Aires), professor of speculative architecture and experimental urbanism at SCI_Arc (Los Angeles), of Computational Thinking at the Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota) and of the final project of the Design degree at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires).

After gaining experience in renowned studios in Argentina and the United States, where she worked as Design Director and Project Manager, Agustina recently founded NAAR: her speculative architecture studio investigating the relationship between ARtificial NATURE and NAtural ARchitecture. NAAR develops responsive systems at the intersection of physical and virtual space, graphic and industrial design, science, technology, and art.

Complete details and free registration...

Thursday, July 14, 2022

New plugin for BIM: day1bim

The plugin day1bim Tools is a set of conceptual massing and programming tools for architects, allowing them to quickly develop a project concept model and extract fundamental project information. Version 1 is now published on food4Rhino

The concept model developed can be used for simulations and representations. With Grasshopper-based connections, the geometry can be linked forward to generate native elements in a BIM environment. It’s a flexible model ready to visualize in minutes and easy to modify. It’s not about making conceiving architecture easy. It’s about making BIM elegant. It lets you work directly, intuitively refining the 3D model. The script manages the data and live updates. 

From a simple arrangement of forms in solid and void, rapidly generate powerful project data for building mass and program. It’s a quick start to develop concept forms to visualize and elaborate your idea. It uses fundamental skills in manipulating geometry in Rhino. And it takes advantage of many available, but often little-known, Rhino tools that are advantageous for architecture projects. It leverages Grasshopper to manage and update the geometry and data. It works within Rhino and Grasshopper in a natural way. This help users new to modeling and algorithmic environments understand their function's logic. They access many common tools for, linking data, generating representations, annotations, and export geometry. The plugin is free for students… and very reasonably priced for commercial use.

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The Essential Guide to Digital Jewelry

With Rhinoceros 7 and Grasshopper algorithms, create models easily, enable simulations, modify, iterate and find better results by manipulating Grasshopper parameters. 

The videos and book help you create jewelry designs using these latest computational design techniques. Discover the many possibilities your design may offer with the help of Grasshopper. 

The paperback is available on Amazon, or grab the PDF Book and models for everything you need to complete the exercises.

Akiyo Matsuoka and Eva Tucek, Authorized RhinoTrainers (ARTs), bring their years of knowledge and experience in Rhino and Grasshopper to those who want to learn CAD for jewelry design.

Questions on this book? Email Akiyo or Eva here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

How do I integrate point clouds into AEC workflows?

Point cloud data has massive potential for AEC professionals. But working out how to use the data has been tricky—and for Rhino users has often led to workarounds that devalue the data. 

In this blog Mark Estcourt, Managing Director of Veesus, shares his thoughts on integrating point cloud data into your workflow, using Veesus’ revolutionary plugin to work natively with point cloud data in Rhino.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

BIM and Landscape Modelling with Lands Design Software

Asuni CAD, responsible for Lands Design's development, is collaborating with the American Society of Landscape Architects by offering courses on LA CES, their continuing education platform. 

The upcoming course BIM and Landscape Modelling with Lands Design Software is on July 21st, 9:00 am CDT (Central Time US).

The course is free and available to all professionals. It includes two Professional Development Hours (PDH) based on the criteria of Landscape Architects Continuing Education System. ASLA members will get an attendance certificate. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

AA DLAB London - September 1-18, 2022

AA DLAB London
September 1-18, 2022

In its 17th year, DLAB is a three-week programme in the AA London HQ’s unique atmosphere.

DLAB experiments with the integration of advanced computational design, analysis, and large-scale prototyping techniques. The programme continues to build on its expertise in complex architectural design and fabrication processes, relying heavily on materiality and performance. DLAB brings together a range of experts – tutors and lecturers – from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, amongst others.

The research generated at DLAB has been published in international media— ArchDaily, Archinect, Bustler—and peer-reviewed conference papers, including SimAUD (Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design), eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe).

DLAB investigates the correlations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication, coupled with analog modes of physical experimentation and prototype making. Each cycle of the programme devises custom-made architectural processes by creating novel associations between conventional and contemporary design and fabrication techniques. The research culminates in the design and fabrication of a one-to-one scale prototype realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques with to integrate form-finding, material computation, and structural performance.

The programme is structured in two stages:

Part 1 – Participants are introduced to core concepts of material processes, computational methods, and digital fabrication techniques. Basic and advanced tutorials on computational design and analysis tools are provided. The programme performs as a team-based workshop promoting collaboration, research, and learning-by-experimentation.

Part 2 – Participants propose design interventions based on the skills and knowledge gained during phase 1, supported by scaled study models and prototypes. The fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention with robotic fabrication techniques will then unify the design goals of the programme.

Veris supercharges digital construction workflows with Veesus Point Clouds for Rhino

Veris has to deliver the highest quality 3D models and point cloud data to clients. So when a crucial point cloud tool was discontinued, Veris partnered with Veesus to overhaul their reality capture tools and digital construction workflows using Veesus Point Clouds for Rhino. Now, they’re delivering better results than ever before for clients, using the Veesus plugin to work with point cloud data natively in Rhino.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Fologram Augmented Vision Workshop, September 7-9, Barcelona (McNeel Europe)


Fologram Augmented Vision Workshop
September 7-9, 2022
McNeel Europe offices, Barcelona, Spain

The Fologram augmented vision workshop is a 3-day in-person course led by the Fologram team Gwyllim Jahn, Cameron Newnham, and Nick van den Berg. Participants will learn how to create custom mixed reality applications for design and fabrication using Rhino, the Grasshopper and Fologram toolkits, and the HoloLens 2. Furthermore, 1:1 prototypes will be used as demonstrators to gain awareness of the unique advantages of mixed reality for the fabrication of complex design models. Thus, participants will come away from the workshop with a better understanding of the new fabrication capabilities and how these might impact the feasibility of certain designs. During the workshop, the HoloLens 2/ research mode and internal builds of the Fologram software will be available to experiment with features not yet available in public apps. 

The workshop is for educators, researchers, and design practitioners looking at mixed reality application development in Rhino and Grasshopper to integrate new tools, and processes into the existing digital fabrication curricula or workflows. 

Day 1: Event-Based Parametric Modelling
  • Introductory lecture on mixed reality fabrication/state of the art
  • HoloLens and Setup, calibration and best practices, gestures, menus and Apps, device streaming
  • Fologram installation, connecting and viewing models
  • Fologram for Grasshopper, syncing geometry and parameters, tracking hands, devices and gestures, detecting device state, selectively running parts of Grasshopper definitions using state, getting and setting global variables
  • Example applications
Day 2: Sensor Feedback Guidance
  • Discussion and preparation of individual projects
  • Discussion of sensor data (tracking markers and 3D scans)
  • Feedback with marker tracking, tracking QR codes and aruco markers, smoothing marker data, tracking physical objects with mounted codes, comparing marker positions to target positions
  • Feedback with depth scans, enabling Research Mode, installing Twinbuild Research, preparing models for depth scanning
  • Prototype Design, Introduction to Chromodoris for voxelization and isosurfacing, example design systems and models
  • Design exercise, discussion, review and design selection, rationalization and preparation for fabrication
Day 3: Mixed Reality Fabrication
  • Environment setup, material setup, demonstration of techniques
  • Fabrication, completing the prototype, post-build 3D scan
  • Review and discussion of prototype results as well as implications and applications

Course requirements: Basic Rhino and/or Grasshopper skills are required. HoloLens 2 headsets will be provided.

Course fees: EUR 795,- (+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: 15. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled August 10.

Course language: English

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

Friday, July 1, 2022

AA Visiting School New York 2022


August 5-13, 2022
New York City

AA Visiting School (AAVS) has a great program planned this summer featuring designers and academics from some of the leading offices and innovative institutions around the globe!

In partnership with Pratt Institute, this intensive 9-day program is in-person and will cover some of the most relevant and advanced approaches to computation and urban design in practice today. Instruction will be intensely focused on Rhino and Grasshopper with both beginner and advanced methods covered throughout the workshop.

Sign up today - Registration ends July 29th!

Featuring staff and lecturers with academic experience at the Architectural Association, Pratt Institute, UPenn, MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hong Kong University, Technical University Munich, Technical University Prague, UCL the Bartlett, TU Graz, ETH Zurich, and Tsinghua University. The program also features staff and lecturers with professional experience at Zaha Hadid Architects, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Bjarke Ingels Group, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Bart//Bratke, and URBAN BETA.