Thursday, December 29, 2022

Hull Design and Fairing Level 1 & 2 - Live Online Training - January and February 2023 editions


By RhinoCentre NL

This training course by Gerard Petersen (Naval Architect and Rhino Trainer) 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 in three weeks!
  • The January edition (9, 16, 23, 30) is attractive to people from the Americas and Europe (CET: 16:00–18:00 h)
  • The February edition (3, 10, 17, 24) is attractive to people from Eastern regions and Europe (CET: 09:00–11:00 h)

Friday, December 23, 2022

VisualARQ webinar: Flexible BIM tools for Rhino every architect should know (January 12, 2023)


January 12, 2023, at 5 PM UTC+1

This webinar will cover an overview of the “Flexible BIM” features VisualARQ adds to Rhino and Grasshopper for developing a project of architecture inside Rhino, producing the 2D documentation drawings, and delivering a BIM model for other AEC applications.

You will learn:
  • How to work with smart parametric architectural objects.
  • How to efficiently produce 2D drawings of your project in Rhino.
  • How to generate custom dynamic BIM objects driven by Grasshopper (also known as “VisualARQ Grasshopper styles”) with unlimited design options.
  • How to automate many modeling tasks through the VisualARQ components built for Grasshopper.
  • How to add and manage custom data to geometry and list it in schedules.
  • How to deliver BIM models and collaborate with other tools through the IFC import/export capabilities and Rhino.Inside.
The webinar will take around one hour, including Q&A.


Thursday, December 22, 2022

Shape to Fabrication Conference 2023 (London, April 26-27)


The Shape to Fabrication conference presents innovative real-world projects going beyond the theoretical.

The Shape to Fabrication conference focuses on cutting-edge technology and innovative construction with architecture, engineering, and design applications. Our speakers are shaping the future, working at the intersection of technology and design innovation, unafraid to push technology and engineering to new heights.

We live in an unprecedented time. An age where buildings are moving, jewellery is printed, clothes are sprayed on, facades are folded by robots, and cars are made of textile. We are proud to present to you the first to use such pioneering technologies to create these magical experiences.

Discover the latest approaches in digital fabrication and computational design from an international panel of presenters – Architects / Engineers / Fabricators / Artists.

Presenters already confirmed include Arup, Foster + Partners, Front Inc., Grimshaw, Heatherwick Studio, Joseph Walsh Studio, PLP Architecture, YIP Engineering, Zaha Hadid, Zahner...

The 8th iteration of Shape to Fabrication is presented in partnership with the School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster. The 2-day conference takes place at the University of Westminster’s Marylebone Campus, London, on April 26-27, 2023.

Visit the Shape to Fabrication Logistics page for essential and on-the-day information.

Early Bird Tickets for the Shape to Fabrication conference are now available!

Botcha x Rhino: New texture management and remapping tools



Botcha x Rhino adds new texture management and remapping tools, procedural modifiers, and a new approach to scene management and navigation.

The Botcha x Rhino package includes the plugin for versions from Rhinoceros 7 onward, as well as several Grasshopper components, seamlessly integrated within the modeling environment:

  • Remapping from mesh, B-rep, SubD to another object. This functionality allows an object to be modeled in an advantageous condition (e.g., on a 2D plane) and remapped onto another surface.
  • UV Editor. The UV editor of Botcha allows textures to be manipulated quickly and effectively, thanks to various tools. Fast Unwrapping minimizes texture stretching. Automatic chart layout. Setting the texture size relative to the actual size of the original mesh.
  • Parametric modifiers. It is possible to add modifiers to objects that will not change the geometry but only the display of the object.
  • And much more! Botcha x Rhino includes many other functionalities, such as the Model Outliner, a layer manager that improves scene management by including all objects in addition to layers. Or the Object Soft Edit, which allows mesh and SubD to be modified by applying transformation progressively according to the user’s needs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Alienometry by Peter Donders

Peter Donders has been kind enough to share his latest "Alienometry" models, all done in SubD, imagining how aliens could look.



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The gold armor mask is to make them look more human,
no arms, no legs, all is mind controlled.

They hover on whatever gravity is available on whatever planet. They transport in the Mech Eggs.

Bringing the message, "There is no time only from point A to point B; the faster you can move, the less 'time' you need to get there." You could have been there in quantum space even before you went there.

The physical model will be 3D printed and hand-finished blue silver leaf and gold leaf, and come in two sizes: small 224 x 113 x 314mm and big 448 x 226 x 628mm. Available on demand.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

eCAADe Regional International Symposium 2023 at TalTech (Tallin, Estonia) - June 15-16, 2023


The 9th eCAADe Regional International Symposium Regenerating the city. Performance-driven and simulation-based computational design for sustainable cities and communities, will be held at TalTech - Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia on June 15-16, 2023

Workshops will take place on the first day. Paper presentations, the keynote lecture, and discussions will be on the second day. It will be an occasion for designers and researchers to meet in Estonia for two days rich with ideas, discussions, knowledge exchange, and collaboration kick-offs regarding innovative approaches supported by computer-aided architectural design. 

Topics include, though are not limited to: 
  • Performance and simulation-based digital workflow
  • Indoor and outdoor co-simulation workflow
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Building neighborhood-district scale simulation integration
  • Simulation for regenerative design and urban resilience
  • Simulation of green and blue infrastructure solutions
  • Simulation-based parametric and generative design
  • Simulation-based optimization and ML processes
  • Co-simulation workflows for positive energy districts
  • Simulation and performance in architecture education
  • Performance and simulation-based digital fabrication
  • Building Information Modeling for simulation and performance
  • Digital twins, city modeling, smart cities, and GIS
  • Simulation-based collaborative and participatory design
  • Human-computer interaction, VR and AR

Important dates

November 30, 2022—1st call for abstracts
December 14, 2022—2nd call for abstracts
December 28, 2022—Abstract submission deadline
January 20, 2023—Abstract acceptance notification
March 8, 2023—Papers submission deadline
April 7, 2023—Paper acceptance notification
May 1, 2023—Camera-ready paper submissions
June 15, 2023—Workshops
June 16, 2023—Symposium


Christmas Competition by Packhunt.io


It's that time of year again, and 
Packhunt.io is launching its Christmas Design Competition!

How to enter:
  • Design a parametric snowflake in Rhino/ Grasshopper
  • Take a screenshot (PNG/ JPG) or screen recording (MP4)
  • Send it to xmas2022@packhunt.io by 15th December 2022
  • The winner will be announced on 20th December 2022

Friday, December 9, 2022

Getting to know... Gemme: 3D printed jewelry!


Taking a stance against mass production and fast fashion, Gemme, an iconic jewelry brand, crafts unique 3D-printed pieces upon request. 

In this interview, Alexander Drachenberg and Jennifer Greco, cofounders of Gemme, share how the company started, the unique concept they are presenting with their brand, and the different technologies powering their online store, such as Grasshopper, ShapeDiver, and Shopify. 

It also covers the different aspects of their design workflow and their vision regarding their brand's future and the jewelry industry.

Read the full interview...


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Barcelona collection: Inspiration for Jewelry with SubD (December 14 at 4 PM CET - in Spanish)

"Barcelona is full of modernist and organic architectural ornaments, which historically have been a source of inspiration for jewelry. Chesco Díaz has been inspired by different architectural elements of the city to create a jewelry collection designed and modeled with SubD in Rhinoceros 7

In this webinar, we will explore some of the pieces in his collection, as well as the modeling techniques used to make them."

Chesco Díaz started as an artisan jeweler in 1996 at the School of Arts and Crafts in Barcelona. In 2002 he began modeling with Rhino for manufacturing, using milling technology.

In 2009 he began training in RhinoGold in institutions such as the JORGC and the IGE, as well as such companies as Tiffany's, Tous, and Fossil. Since 2012 he is an authorized Rhino trainer (ART), giving 3D modeling and printing services. Since 2018 he has been an official distributor of Gemvision Spain and of Asiga 3D printers.

Currently, he continues to give training while experimenting and developing his jewelry lines in Studio Chesco.

Complete details and free registration (in Spanish)...


Python Scripting for Rhino/Grasshopper online workshop, February 1-3 (McNeel Europe)



Python Scripting for Rhino/Grasshopper 
online workshop
Tutor: Long Nguyen
Host: McNeel Europe (Barcelona)
February 1-3, 2023, 10 am-5 pm CET

Python is a modern programming language with a simple and clean syntax (the rules for writing codes) making it very accessible to beginners in both the language and programming. It is also backed by one of the most active communities of users and developers. These have made Python arguably the most popular programming language now. Python is used in many different fields: 3D modeling, web programming, scientific computing, engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.

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 many exciting new possibilities, ranging from very simple to highly sophisticated, such as:
  • Building simple scripts and 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 or programming libraries

Course content: The 3-day Level 2 online course will cover a handful of additional RhinoCommon features and also go further beyond what Rhino/Grasshopper offers out-of-the-box, such as:
  • Writing programs that take advantage of the Grasshopper’s timer, allowing us to create exciting “dynamic” applications such as (interactive) simulation or animation (e.g. agent-based simulation)
  • Recursion and its application (e.g., fractal geometry)
  • More object-oriented programming, seeing how it is helpful in writing large programs.
  • Diving deeper into the geometry part of RhinoCommon
  • Reading and writing text files
  • Programmatically interacting with the Rhino modeling environment (layers, objects, lights, et)
  • Additional topics requested from the participants (if time is available)

Course requirements: Basic knowledge of Rhino, Grasshopper, and basic understanding of Python (Level 1), including:

  • Basics of Python program languages
  • Basics of object-oriented programming in Python (e.g. defining and using a class)
  • Basics of the RhinoCommon libraries (e.g., working with point3D, Vector 3D, Surface, B-reps, etc.)
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 two weeks before.

Course language: English

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