Wednesday, October 25, 2023

New Book discusses generative evolutionary fashion design for sustainability using Rhino

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing & Textiles is a thirty-four-chapter book that collates leading-edge research and industry best practices to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ exploring the complex and interconnected issues surrounding sustainability in fashion, clothing, and textiles. The practical and digestible chapters include innovative examples and perspectives from different regions of the globe, addressing topics from policies to supply chain issues and materials innovation.

Chapter 31, Fashion Ex Machina: Human–Machine Collaboration to Support Sustainability through Customized Design and Production, written by Elizabeth Bigger et al., discusses transitions toward sustainable bespoke production for Industry 5.0, agile fashion system requirements, emerging processes, and human-machine collaboration. 

Elizabeth’s work with generative garment design for sustainability is discussed using Grasshopper in Rhino. Parametric fashion patterns created in Grasshopper then use the generative evolutionary solver Galapagos for multi-objective optimization of the garment design. The fashion industry is a wicked problem because of the interdependent factors of garment design and production that create significant climate problems (6-10% of global emissions). Using Galapagos for multi-objective optimization solves many interdependent sustainable design issues at once in the design phase.

The book was edited by Professor Martin Charter, Dr. Bernice Pan, and Professor Sandy Black and is available from Rutledge Publishing UK.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Rhino User Meeting - Oslo 2023

Date: 9 November 2023
Time: 17.00-22.00
Location: Fellesverkstedet, Seilduksgata 29k, Oslo

Are you a Rhino enthusiast or curious about 3D modelling? Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting, this event is for you.

Get an exclusive glimpse into the future of Rhino and CAD technology. Discover tips and tricks that will take your skills to the next level. McNeel will present the latest features and what's next in Rhino 8. 

Registration is required...

AEC Tech Symposium & Hackathon

November 1-5
New York City and Virtual

The AEC Tech Symposium & Hackathon is a four-day experience for all architecture, engineering, and construction individuals—and beyond. The event has developed into professional development workshops, speakers and presentations, and a 26-hour hackathon.

As part of the conference, McNeel & Associates is providing three workshops:

Beyond Geometry: Crafting New Workflows with Grasshopper Data
Andy Payne  
From its origins as a parametric geometry tool, Grasshopper has undergone a transformative evolution in Rhino 8, featuring the addition of nearly 100 new components and data types. These components are the building blocks for crafting innovative workflows seamlessly merging Rhino and Grasshopper data. In this workshop, we'll guide you through harnessing these workflows, enabling you to enhance your production processes and unlock a world of untapped creative potential.

Exploring Novel Workflows with Rhino 8 Inside.Revit
Japhy Walton  
The latest Rhino is packed with new Grasshopper components. Learn how to use these effectively to create Rhino.Inside.Revit data-driven workflows.

Scripting in Rhino 8
Ehsan Iran-Nejad
There is a new script editor that is consistent across Rhino and Grasshopper and on Windows and macOS. It brings Python 3 and C# scripting to Rhino alongside the already existing IronPython. All languages support package management and debugging, both in Rhino and Grasshopper. Script editor can also easily generate Rhino or Grasshopper plugins from your scripts. To explore all these features in this workshop, we will create scripts in Rhino and Grasshopper, run, debug, and generate Rhino Command and Grasshopper Components from our scripts.

Go to the AEC Tech web site for details and the schedule...

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

RhinoCentre online training now scheduled: Hull Design and Fairing

By RhinoCentre NL

December 1-21
 (CET: 9:00–11 h)
January 8-29 (CET 9:00-11 h)

This training course by Gerard Petersen, naval architect and fairing professional, teaches you rapid hull modeling.

Develop competence in Class-A Fairing, production, reverse engineering, analysis, and more in this intensive online training.

Follow and finish this training within one month! Pick the session that fits your schedule best.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Rhino User Meeting, October 26 at Venture Labs TU Munich


Date: October 26, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM-1:00 PM CET
Technical University Munich, Germany

Join us at the Rhino User Meeting at the Technical University Munich on October 26, 2023, for an exciting event dedicated to Rhino and Grasshopper users, enthusiasts, and professionals. Learn about the latest developments in Rhino software, hear from experts in the field, and connect with fellow users. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, this event offers a unique opportunity to expand your Rhino/Grasshopper knowledge and network with like-minded individuals.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM:        Registration and Welcome Coffee

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM:     Opening Remarks Venture Labs Munich, Carlos Perez, and Verena Vogler

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM:     "Rhino 8 and new development frameworks" by Carlos Perez, McNeel Europe

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM:     "Sectioning Workflows in Rhino 8" by Rajaa Issa, Robert McNeel & Associates Seattle

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM:     "Gamification: Data-Exchange of 3D curves and models from Rhino to Game Engine Godot" by Michael Meyer and Isabell Mühle, flexiCAD Munich

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM:     "Physics in Design- Rhino Plugin TRmesh und TRfem" by Dr. Mathias Fuchs

11:40 AM - 12:00 AM:     "An Insight Towards TreeML Toolbox for Designing Urban Trees" by PhD cand. Hadi Yazdi & Qiguan Shu, Professorship for Green Technologies in Landscape Architecture, TUM School of Engineering and Design

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM:         Coffee Break and Networking, end of the event

Registration is free, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, October 16, 2023

Call for papers, Design Modelling Symposium 2024 in Kassel


The Design Modelling Symposium is a global interdisciplinary focal point for computational design in architecture, engineering, arts, and product design, with a history dating back to 2009. Previous editions of this prestigious event have been hosted in Berlin, Copenhagen, and Paris.

The Design Modelling Symposium Kassel 2024 is organized by the Department of Experimental and Digital Design and Construction (EDEK) and Institute for Structural Design (TWE) at the University of Kassel from 14-18 September 2024. The conference topic 2024 is Scalable Disruptors and a Call for Papers is in the details below. 

Call Areas:
  • Area A: Realising Circular Design
  • Area B: Scaling Digital Concepts
  • Area C: Biomaterial Design
  • Area D: Digital Construction

Important Dates:
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 December 2023
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: 29 January 2024
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 29 March 2024
  • Final Paper Submission Deadline: 10 May 2024
  • Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 May 2024

The Advisory Board 2024 includes Philipp Eversmann (University of Kassel), Christoph Gengnagel (University of the Arts Berlin), Julian Lienhard (University of Kassel), Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (CITA - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen) and Jan Wurm (KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture).

Friday, October 13, 2023

Rhino User Webinar: Critical Data Interpolation in the Age of Parametric BIM ZEngineering


Rhino User Webinar
31 October 2023 at 4:00 PM CET

In this webinar, Junghwo Park will present the dynamic and instant data interpolation using Rhino and Grasshopper between various BIM applications, such as VisualARQ, Autodesk Revit, Inventor, Solidworks, and Tekla Structure. Participants will encounter various use cases in which highly segmented construction data are exchanged from the design phase to the realization phase and how the graphical and non-graphical data is federated as structured information. This sounds like nothing different than our daily struggles. However, the parametric BIM pipeline will help to revise the multi-disciplinary BIM coordination seamlessly and instantly.

About the speaker:

  • Junghwo Park (1985) completed a Bachelor of Architectural Design at RMIT University, Melbourne and Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) at Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien. Junghwo has exceptional experience in architecture, industrial design, and graphic design in Australia, Austria, Germany, and Korea. He has a well-developed technical grasp of presentation as applied to building and graphic design practice. He is interested in advanced architectural design and building technologies. He believes that digital computational technology is becoming increasingly important for the future generation of scientists, architects, designers, and engineers.

Piegatto at High Point Market

Piegatto, a Guatemalan design studio, specializes in crafting a diverse range of furniture items, such as chairs and sofas, lighting fixtures, and art sculptures. Their designs blend digital fabrication techniques with expert craftsmanship.

Discover their latest offerings at the High Point Market from October 14-18. They will unveil new collections featuring sofas, lamps, intricately threaded sculptures, and their inaugural outdoor furniture line.

These fresh product selections encapsulate the essence of Piegatto, embracing the concept of silence in motion. These interactive yet stationary pieces have the power to transform spaces, creating new opportunities for meaningful conversations.

They have relied on Rhino and Grasshopper for several years for their product design and architectural projects. These software tools have been constant companions on their creative journey, aiding in creating, prototyping, and refining their products. To Piegatto, Rhino and Grasshopper are like extensions of their minds, enhancing their ability to bring their ideas and dreams to life in the tangible world.

Their main showroom is located in Guatemala City, and they have dealers in nine countries in Latin America and the U.S.

This year they will present at High Point Market, specifically in stand IH 202 at IHFC.

For additional information, please contact Pietro Estrada Ovalle at

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

RhinoArtisan, a new Rhino plugin for jewelry


2Shapes announces the release of RhinoArtisan 5, a new Rhino plugin for jewelry designers and manufacturers. Developed by the same producers of the well-known RhinoGold, RhinoArtisan provides a new working methodology, thanks to its innovative features

RhinoArtisan 5 licenses are perpetual in the commercial version and include premium technical support and training materials. No internet connection is required to use them.

RhinoArtisan 5 works with Rhinoceros 6.0 and 7.0.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Rhinozine October Issue

Celebrating 25 Years of Rhino with Rinus Roelofs.

The Story Behind HarmOH Pairing Bar’s Unique Lighting Installation.

Rhino's 25th anniversary.

digitalSTRUCTURES: Data and Urban Strategies of the Civic Future.

Elevate Your Rhino Game.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Open House by MacroCad on November 2nd

Open House MacroCad

MacroCad will again organize an Open House for their customers and interested parties.

Come find inspiration and discover the latest developments in 3D design and visualization. In addition, you can meet fellow professionals and specialists.

Throughout the day, there will be various sessions and demos. The following topics will be covered, among others:
In between there will be a lunch and we will close with drinks. The Open House starts at 9:30 a.m., and drinks will be at 4:30 p.m.

The location is at Duivendrechtsekade 82 in Amsterdam. It is possible to park along the road for a fee. From the metro station Spaklerweg, it is about a 15-minute walk to the location.

Language: Dutch & English

Save the date!
📅 November 2, 2023
⏰ 09:30-17:30 CET 

Monday, October 2, 2023

Python vs. C# in Grasshopper - Free workshop


“What programming language should I learn?” It is a question we hear all the time. Both Python and C# are popular choices, supported by strong communities. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

So, which one should you pick to kick off your journey into text-based programming inside Grasshopper?

Join us for this valuable workshop to discover which programming language is the best for you to reach the next level in your Grasshopper journey!

What’s in it for you?
  • A comprehensive, beginner-friendly comparison between C# and Python with a spotlight on their application.
  • Practical examples underlining where each language truly stands out.

Exclusive materials for registered participants:
  • A mind map that lists the good and bad points of each language.
  • A summary form that will help you make the best choice.

Save the date!
📅 November 7, 2023
⏰ 14:00-15:30 CET