Thursday, February 23, 2023

Shape to Fabrication London - AEC Conference, Workshops and Dev Day (April 22-27, 2023)

Shape To Fabrication London (organized by SimplyRhino UK with full McNeel support) is back!

And this will be the best edition ever, with AEC & Computational Design workshops and a Developer Day, during the same week as the conference!

April 22-24: Shape to Fabrication Workshops delivered by industry leaders and supported by Rhino developers, McNeel, include AEC Workflow Automation with Speckle, Robotic Fabrication with Zaha Hadid, Integrating Rhino and Revit for design with Rhino.Inside.Revit, Pollination Rhino Plugins, and more!

April 25: Rhino New Dev Day for people and organizations interested in extending Rhino’s functionality through Grasshopper or through new development frameworks such as rhino3dm, Rhino Compute or Rhino.Inside and external plugins. If you know someone who should be attending, let them know so they may apply for their place.

April 26-27: Shape to Fabrication Conference New presentations announced for the 2-day main conference, including Xylotek, Metron, Arup, Zaha Hadid, and PLP Architecture... with more coming soon. Don't miss your chance to grab an Early Bird ticket for the main event - Early Bird tickets finish on 27th February!

Each event needs its own registration, so click on the links for complete info...

Landscape Modeling - Webinar en Español


Join Rhino3D.Education in a free live webinar, Landscape Modeling with Lands Design, by Elham Ghabouli and Francesc Salla.

Lands Design is a BIM landscape design software that works as a plugin in two versions: AutoCAD and Rhino. The webinar follows the design process with Lands Design, including drafting tools, terrain modeling tools, streetscape, vegetation, visualization, and documentation tools.

When? Thursday, March 2nd, 2023.
Time? 10:00 am (EST) - Miami time zone
Where? Online live-stream via Zoom

Free with prior registration

The webinar will be held in Spanish.

Dr. Elham Ghabouli, who has a Ph.D. in Urban and Architectural Management, will present this webinar. She is the Product Manager of Lands Design at Asuni with a long academic experience in landscape and urban planning programs and as a landscape architectWith Elham, Francesc Salla, architect and specialist in parametric design and Product Manager of VisualARQ and Lands Design at Asuni, will show us how to develop a complete landscape project—from drawing to 3D modeling and producing documentation with BIM technology.

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

If you can't make it, we keep recordings of our webinars so you can replay or watch them again!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

BIODIG 2023 - 5th International Conference of Biodigital Architecture & Genetics - UIC Barcelona (March 30-31, 2023)

5th International Conference of Biodigital Architecture & Genetics

UIC Barcelona
March 30-31, 2023

Meet members of the current international architecture avant-garde in a unique and historic occasion! And also pioneers of 21st-century architecture will assemble for a big event on March 30, 2023. Karl Chu, Mark Goulthorpe, Marcos Novak, Kas Oosterhuis, S/he_F. Roche are expected to come here on the occasion of the 25th anniversary since they were first invited to the ESARQ-UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, joining then for a time as professors of the Architecture degree and of the Biodigital Architecture Master’s degree, and now coinciding with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of UIC Barcelona.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Augmented Vision workshop results


Augmented Vision was a 3-day design-build workshop exploring mixed reality applications for design and fabrication using Rhino 7, Fologram, and the HoloLens 2. The workshop was an opportunity to test experimental features (depth camera streaming) on the HoloLens 2 and implement a method for fast and approximate forming of surfaces with arbitrarily complex topology and geometry by hand in augmented reality. This was achieved by streaming depth camera data from the HoloLens to mixed reality applications running on the HoloLens that can compare physical geometry represented by point clouds to target geometry represented as mesh models. This comparison was then used to describe changes necessary for fabricators to better approximate digital mesh models using physical material and assisted in particular with complex forming tasks that required multiple bends or twists in sheets of fragile and malleable material.

For more information, take a look at the video or read the conference paper...

Learn Rhino.Inside Essentials with i am the studio

Online course by iamthestudio

Do you want to learn more about Rhino.Inside and its capabilities? Look no further than the latest online Rhino.Inside Essentials course by iamthestudio.

Rhino.Inside is a powerful tool for running Rhino and Grasshopper inside Revit. The Rhino.Inside Essentials course will teach you how to use this tool and streamline your workflow between the two programs.

This Rhino.Inside Essentials course is taught by Brandon Aaron Gibbs, a licensed architect and instructor with over two decades of experience in parametric design projects with firms such as Minimaforms, Zaha Hadid Architects, and others. Brandon will guide you through the course, showing you how to set up projects using Rhino.Inside's core features and integrating it with other software applications. You'll discover how to build complex parametric models, automate tasks, and boost productivity.

The course is appropriate for architecture, engineering, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts. Whether you're new to Rhino.Inside or would like to improve your skills, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle any project.

You'll be able to work on a real-world case study of the Leeza Soho Tower, a stunning building in Beijing, China. The Leeza Soho tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, features a striking atrium that winds up the building, connecting the two towers. Zaha Hadid used Grasshopper to create the complex pattern in the enclosure panel system.

During the course, you'll learn how to use Grasshopper to design a tower with a similar atrium feature, creating a parametric model that can be easily modified and adapted. Also, you will set up the design space and use mathematical formulas to generate complex geometry.

Gain hands-on experience with Rhino throughout the case study as you take the Grasshopper script and Rhino geometry directly into native Revit forms, learning how to use Rhino.Inside and Grasshopper to create innovative designs for import into Revit for robust BIM features for tower design documentation.

By the end of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of Rhino.Inside and simple workflows for comprehensive projects. They will also have a portfolio-worthy tower design with a complex atrium feature.

Don't pass up this chance to learn from an industry expert and advance your Rhino + Revit interoperability skills with Rhino.Inside. 

Friday, February 17, 2023

Free webinar - Model and texture Herman Miller chair

Free Workflow Webinar 5.0 
March 12 at 16:00 (UTC/GMT)

Attention all industrial designers! Join us for the next Free Workflow Webinar 5.0. Learn how to use Rhinoceros to 3D model and design texture with Grasshopper of the iconic Herman Miller Verus Chair. 

In this webinar, you'll understand how to use Rhinoceros surfacing and solid modeling techniques to create an accurate 3D model of the chair and use Grasshopper to add parametric texture to the Verus Chair. It is an exciting opportunity to expand your skills in one of the most widely used 3D modeling tools for industrial design and enhance your portfolio. 

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

More details and registration...

Python AEC course by PAZ Academy


 Python AEC is a full-day Python course for architects, engineers, and BIM professionals. Analyse, optimize, and automate with Python your typical day AEC workflows!

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

SudoHopper3D - Introduction to Grasshopper

With more than 26k users, our Rhino3D.Education platform offers online courses in Rhino, Grasshopper, Computational Design, GhPython, PanelingTools, RhinoCAM, Jewelry, Footwear, and more!

Check out the Introduction to Grasshopper with SudoHopper3D online course in English and Spanish to start learning Grasshopper now!

This course is free, and you will obtain a certificate of attendance upon completion

When you complete this 
Introduction to Grasshopper with SudoHopper3D course, you will be ready to continue learning Grasshopper with the more advanced Computational Design with Grasshopper online course, also offered in English and Spanish!

Check out this preview of the course:

Monday, February 13, 2023

Assessment of the Environmental Impacts of a Landscape in Rhino - February 15

The Assessment of the Environmental Impacts of a Landscape in Rhino webinar overviews the landscape design process in Rhino. It addresses a workflow solution to calculate the environmental impacts of a landscape project modeled with Rhino and Lands Design. After designing a project you'll learn how the cooling effect, CO2, and the solar radiation absorbed by plants will be calculated through this workflow. 

More details and registration...

Rhino User Meeting in Basel (March 17, 2023)

In collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron, McNeel Europe is organizing a Rhino User Meeting in Basel on March 17, 2023.

Join us and learn more about state-of-the-art digital design and fabrication.

Get inspiration from industry experts in different fields: Architecture, BIM, Landscape, Design, Algorithmic Modeling, Rendering and Visualization, Footwear, Orthotics, 3D Printing, Robotic Milling, Environmental Analysis, and much more!

Get the latest news about Rhino WIP, Rhino.Inside, Rhino Compute, Hops, Grasshopper, and food4Rhino apps.

Watch presentations and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from our exhibitor partners.


Sunday, February 12, 2023

Job offer development engineer at R&D McNeel Europe for H2020 research project



McNeel Europe S.L. is looking to recruit a software development engineer for the ongoing Ecolopes project (H2020 FET OPEN grant agreement number 964414), where McNeel Europe is part of the consortium.

As part of the McNeel R&D team working on Ecolopes, you will integrate the work of other partners within Rhino and make it accessible via a web interface with Rhino.Compute.

Your experience includes proficiency in JavaScript for front-end and back.end, .net, and C-sharp, and the ability to deploy these on cloud-hosted services such as Heroku and AWS.

Other key skills are the ability to communicate conclusions through writing clear documentation in excellent English or through verbal communication to both users and technicians part of the consortium.

You need to be based in the European Union as it will be obligatory to travel every three months to meetings held in different locations within the EU. It is possible to work remotely.

Minimum level of study: Graduate Degree  (PhD welcome)

Minimum experience: 5 years

Job type: 50% Part-Time, Temporary project for 2 yrs

Fundamental skills/experience:
  • Programming Languages: Javascript (for web and node.js), .net (C-sharp)
  • Experience with Rhino and Grasshopper, Rhino.Compute
  • REST services and APIs and platforms such as Heroku and AWS
  • Linux and Windows OS
  • Experience in Research Projects
  • Excellent level of English (spoken and written)
Additional experience desired but not required:
  • SDKs: RhinoCommon
  • DevOps (Issue Tracking w/ Jira, YouTrack, or similar; Continuous Integration; git; etc.)
  • Programming Languages: Python, HTML5, CSS

Position requirements: Travel

Working remotely is ok.

Please send your CV to us in Word format along with your daily rate and availability to Verena Vogler here!

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Getting to know… Saw & Sew: Made-To-Order Furniture!

Saw & Sew offers one-of-a-kind modern designs created just for you, tailored to your needs, and made in your local community.

In this interview, Winston Ferguson a Canadian entrepreneur living in the UK, explains how he created this made-to-order furniture brand for the mass market using Grasshopper and ShapeDiver.

Read the interview here...

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Grasshopper Level 3 Online Course, March 27-29 (McNeel Europe)


Grasshopper Level 3 Online Course
Host: McNeel Europe (Barcelona)
March 27-29, 2023, 10 am-5 pm CEST

The upcoming Grasshopper Level 3 Course is for professionals seeking to broaden their understanding of Grasshopper in the design and production process.

For three days, participants will have the opportunity to delve into advanced techniques in design and production under the guidance of Ping-Hsiang Chen, a senior architect at Zaha Hadid with over 10 years of computational design experience. This course focuses on geometric manipulation, data-driven analytical approaches, advanced geometry creation with feedback loops, collaboration in data-driven workflows, and automation in Grasshopper. 

On completion of this course, participants will learn:
  • Gain better control over complex geometries
  • Integrate advanced techniques in geometry creation through the implementation of feedback loops
  • Effectively analyze and manage large datasets for informed design decision making
  • Automate design processes and create custom interfaces for real-time feedback
  • Foster collaboration within data-driven workflows for optimal outcomes

Day 1
  • Computational Design and Parametric Modelling Overview
  • Volumetric Modeling Techniques using Mesh and SubD
  • Custom Domain Creation
  • Advanced Geometry Modification Methods
  • Geometry Retopology Techniques
  • Iterative Modeling Introduction

Day 2 
  • An Overview of Generative Design
  • Single and Multi-objective Optimization with Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Introduction to Basic Machine Learning Techniques for Data Processing
  • Utilizing Strings and Expressions in Grasshopper
  • Creation of a Web-based Viewer for Data Sharing and Visualization

Day 3
  • Rhino/Grasshopper Document Management
  • Automating Design Tasks and Data with Grasshopper
  • Building Custom Interfaces for Real-Time Feedback
  • An Introduction to Collaborative Workflow
  • Q&A Session and Course Recap

Course requirements: Experience using Grasshopper in a professional context or at an intermediate level. The course offers to take your skills to the next level and stay ahead of the curve in the world of computational design.

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!

Enscape: Virtual reality and rendering in shipbuilding


Enscape, a real-time rendering and VR plugin, is featuring how Damen, a family-owned shipbuilding business with headquarters in the Netherlands, uses real-time visualization to optimize its design process.

They have incorporated Enscape into their projects and daily workflow as a virtual reality tool compatible with Rhino.

One of my colleagues was experimenting with virtual reality, and we wanted to have an easy implementation tool in Rhino. That’s how we found Enscape,” says G.A. Plan Engineer Stefan van der Made.

Enscape was the first virtual reality visualization tool used in the company. While initially it was used primarily for virtual reality walkthroughs, they later discovered the benefits of creating renderings with it.

For details about how Damen uses Enscape within their shipbuilding process, you can read How This Shipbuilding Company Uses Real-Time Visualization to Optimize Their Design Process.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Fundamentals of V-Ray 6 course launched by ThinkParametric

ThinkParametric has a new online course, Fundamentals of V-Ray 6. This comprehensive course is designed to teach how to effectively use the latest version of the powerful rendering tool, V-Ray, while integrating Rhino, Grasshopper, and other 3D software.

This course will cover all the essential aspects of using V-Ray, including lighting, materials, and advanced techniques for creating photorealistic renderings. The course will also delve into V-Ray's new features, such as the updated user interface, the Cosmos model and presets library, the real time VR Vision app, and generative tools like Scatter for creating highly detailed environments.

Fundamentals of V-Ray 6 is taught by industry architect and visualization expert Brandon Aaron Gibbs, a licensed architect and instructor with over two decades of experience in commission-winning visualizations while working with firms such as Minimaforms, Zaha Hadid Architects, and others. He is known for his expertise in rendering software, including V-Ray and Enscape. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Brandon is the perfect person to teach this course and help students develop their design skills.

The course is open to students of all levels and is available online through membership in the ThinkParametric platform

Whether a beginner or an experienced professional in architecture, industrial design, or visual effects, this course is the perfect way to take your skills to the next level. So, don't wait any longer and enroll today