Thursday, February 29, 2024

Webinar "From idea to a finished 3D print in 30 minutes" by Sabit

 Webinar organized by SABIT

Join us to explore Rhinoceros's advantages and learn the intricacies of its use in prototyping! We'll also have live demonstrations of the model creation process and its transformation into a file for 3D printing.

What will you learn?
  • Unlock speed and ease with Rhino: Learn how to work quickly and easily in Rhinoceros. This webinar will allow you to delve into the fascinating world of 3D modeling using just a few tools and start practical work without unnecessary complications.
  • Practical Tips: Learn how to create a useful 3D-printed model in a short amount of time with minimal tools. Gain practical skills that you can apply in real projects.

Date: 1 March 2024, 10:00 (GMT +1)
Form of studies: Online. Access to the event will be granted to all registered participants.
Language: Polish
Hosted by: Anna Śmigielska-Rączka

Participation is free.

Modeling 3D Jewelry - New Rhino 8 lessons

Learn jewelry design and 3D modeling with Instructor Dulce Chavez in the online Modeling 3Jewelry course from Rhino3D.Education.
Available in English and Spanish, with multiple subtitle options.

Exciting news! We have recently updated the course curriculum with new Rhino 8 lessons. This course teaches jewelry design, manufacturing, and modeling. You will learn how to create a classic basket, model a cocktail ring with gemstones step-by-step using the new Rhino 8 commands, and much more!

If you are already enrolled in this course, check out the latest additions by revisiting Rhino 8 lessons in each chapter.

If you are interested in enrolling, we offer a 40% discount! Simply use code JewelryRhino8 at checkout to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

Plus, you'll receive a certificate of completion after you finish the course. Don't hesitate to turn your jewelry design ideas into reality. Start working on them today!

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Job offer at Computational Designer | Consultant (Dutch speaking)

Are you passionate about bridging the gap between business and technology? Do you thrive in an environment where you can showcase your technical expertise while managing client relationships? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!


Packhunt is a dynamic and driven company at the forefront of revolutionizing the digitalization of the construction industry. They are seeking a talented individual to join our team as a Computational Designer and Consultant. Your role would be advising companies on how to optimize their sales to the production process and adopt digital ways of working. You will help them implement a system built on Packhunt's proprietary software developed for the building industry.

Role Overview:

You will be the first point of contact for clients, handling requests, presenting new solutions, managing expectations, and successfully delivering technical client-specific solutions. You will also hold a key position in translating the needs of our clients and the market into technical requirements to improve Packhunt's products further and deliver the result to the client.

Online event about Digital Manufacturing

Image by courtesy of Sterling Presser

On Thursday, February 29th, from 5:30 to 8:35 pm, ELEMENTE materialForum will host this online event about digital tools and computer-aided manufacturing methods and how they can improve sustainability, efficiency and resource conservation for the architecture and construction industry of the future.

Monday, February 26, 2024

food4Rhino webinar: Digital Footwear Creation with Botcha x Rhino (28 February 2024 at 5 PM CET)

food4Rhino webinar: Digital Footwear Creation with Botcha x Rhino
28 February 2024 at 5 PM CET

This webinar will focus on the suite of tools available in Botcha x Rhino for efficiently creating shoes in Rhino 8.

Quickly start from a last, flatten it, and begin modeling it in 2D, then map it back to 3D. We will showcase all the tools available at your disposal and the workflows that we have developed. Creating digital twins in footwear helps reach sustainability objectives and improve communication between designers and suppliers. We will demonstrate the quality of realism that you can achieve inside Rhino with the help of Botcha.


Alberto Franco is a software architect at design&develop and supervises the development and direction of BotchaxRhino and Jevero. He is a computer scientist working in computer graphics and CAD/CAE since 2009 and joined design&develop in 2015 to start a new business unit dedicated to creating software tools for footwear.

- Trenton Jones is a Project Manager at design&develop and is in charge of BotchaxRhino. Trent has a degree in industrial design from Arizona State University and has worked for adidas' Advanced Creation Technology team for more than six years, after his time at adi he joined design&develop in early 2023, supporting both software projects and footwear development.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Last Call! Rhino User Meeting Istanbul

Rhino User Meeting Istanbul
March 4th, 2024 - 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM 

This is the last call to our Rhino and Grasshopper community in Turkey! Join us for an inspiring day filled with engaging discussions and networking opportunities. You’ll learn about Rhino 8 and its new features

Get inspired by the projects of our keynote speakers from architecture, marine, product design, engineering, and manufacturing, and network with professionals from different disciplines.

Also, discover the following solutions available by our partners:
  • VisualARQ: Flexible BIM software for Rhinoceros that adds easy modeling of free-form architecture and dynamic project documentation.
  • Jevero: A 2D footwear pattern engineering plugin for Rhinoceros. It allows you to create and modify patterns easily and efficiently. 
  • Cyberstrack: Functionality for geometrical analysis and modification of free-form shapes.
  • RhinoCAM: A computer-aided manufacturing plugin for CNC that runs entirely inside Rhino.
  • RoboDK: Simulate and program any industrial robot with RoboDK. 
There are few seats left. Sign up now!

Thursday, February 22, 2024

ShapeDiver Spring '24 Update | Live Webinar

ShapeDiver Spring '24 Update | Live Webinar
Tuesday, 5 March 2024 - Approximately 1 hour
8am Pacific Time, 11 am Eastern Time, 5 pm Central European Time

Join ShapeDiver on March 5th for a webinar hosted by their Head of Product, Mathieu Huard, and their Head of Projects, Edwin Hernández. Together, they’ll showcase the latest features added to the ShapeDiver platform, including full Rhino 8 support.

  • Rhino 8 support and other new plugin features.
  • New sharing, embedding, and layout features on the platform.
  • Advanced post-processing effects in the ShapeDiver viewer.
  • Outro and special announcements.
  • Q&A.

Whitepaper by Design&Develop on footwear design and manufacturing

Bringing footwear from concept to consumer's hands is an elaborate journey, often fragmented across disparate stages, departments, and technologies.

In the footwear design and development process, the easiest approach for quick integration is establishing a common platform for all collaborating work functions, ensuring a simple and streamlined workflow. We propose that Rhinoceros is well-suited for this role for several reasons.

Download the Design&Develop whitepaper to discover why!

Drafthorse for Rhino 8 now available

Drafthorse is now available in Grasshopper for Rhino 8! 

Updates include easier-to-use references to layouts and views (using the new Grasshopper.Rhino types). Drafthorse works exceptionally well with the new query pages component from the Rhino ribbon, which can synchronize with the active document to keep your definition updated.

Check out the revised set of examples on food4Rhino...

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

CDFAM - Computational Design Symposium (Berlin, 7-8 May 2024)

CDFAM - Computational Design Symposium
Berlin, 7-8 May 2024

The CDFAM - Computational Design Symposium Series brings together leaders in design, engineering, and advanced manufacturing to explore emerging technologies and approaches to computational, generative, and simulation-driven design at all scales.

CDFAM provides a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technologies and techniques and network with leading academics and professionals in the field, including computational design experts, at an in-person, two-day networking event.

Speakers include experts from BMW, Arup, Altair, Carbon, nTop, McNeel, Siemens, DTU, University of Bristol, Royal Haskoning DHV, New Balance, Rafinex, Cognitive Design Systems, Spherene, Synera, and more.

Among the impressive list of speakers, our colleague Verena Vogler (in charge of R&D and Advanced Training at McNeel Europe) will talk about the ECOLOPES project (Ecological Analysis of Building Envelopes with Grasshopper).

RhinoArtisan 5.4 Release: Dynamic Panels & Curator Library

RhinoArtisan is one of the most innovative Rhino plugins for jewelry designers and manufacturers.

New in RhinoArtisan 5.4
  • Dynamic Panels: Personalize your interface for an intuitive workflow.
  • Curator Library: Manage your designs efficiently.
  • New commands: Scale by Center and Gems Orientation: Touchless alignment of gems on curves.
  • Responsive Pave: Real-time spacing for easier stone placement.
  • Translation improvements.
  • Minor performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Rhino for Marine by Pivot

This course, organized by Pivot industridesign AS, will cover typical areas in marine design, kike surface modeling for hull shapes and superstructures with Rhinoceros. It introduces strategies for curve and polysurface creation specifically focused on the design of boats, ships, and floating structures. The course offers practical techniques to make the model quality better and the modeling easier.

Date: 6-8 March 2024

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Organizer: Pivot industridesign AS

Language: Norwegian/English Important: Bring your Windows or Mac laptop with a computer mouse to the course

Location: Bogstadveien 27b 0355 Oslo, Workhouse AS, third floor in Oslo, Norway

More information and registration ...

Monday, February 19, 2024

Introducing Vision Lidar

In the ever-evolving design world, transitioning from raw point clouds to polished Rhino projects has become smoother thanks to Vision Lidar. This groundbreaking solution seamlessly converts point clouds into vivid, color-enhanced meshes directly within the Vision Lidar software. This advancement offers architects, landscape architects, and urban designers an engaging foundation for their Rhino designs.

Key features

  • Detailed Visual Representation: The colorized meshes not only preserve the precision of Lidar data but also provide a detailed visual representation of landscapes, terrains, and urban spaces, setting the stage for informed design decisions.
  • Real-time Design Feedback: Vision Lidar empowers you to make real-time design decisions with immediate feedback on changes, enhancing your ability to seamlessly explore and refine your projects.
  • Collaborative Possibilities: Share your colorized meshes effortlessly with interdisciplinary teams, fostering collaboration among architects, landscape architects, and urban designers.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Rhinoceros Basic Course by SABIT


A new course organized by SABIT
Rhinoceros Basic Course

Have you thought about mastering the highly-paid profession of a 3D designer? Would you like to learn how to create unique 3D models to translate your ideas into reality? Whatever your goal or skill level, we'll help you get started on your 3D journey. In 21 days we will teach you how to create 3D models using NURBS curves and surfaces. As a result, you will receive all the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve your goal!

For whom?

The course is intended for everyone who wants to master the program tools and gain basic professional skills in the field of 3D modeling in Rhinoceros. No special training or knowledge is required.

What will you learn?
  • Creating detailed 3D models
  • Creating a model framework from curves
  • Transforming models and objects
  • Applying a parametric approach to the design
Date: On request
Form of studies: 2 hours every day
Format: Recorded video
Language: Polish/English/Ukrainian

Getting to know… Modern Metal: Fusing aesthetics and precision

Modern Metal is an American company that specializes in creating bespoke metal panels and vent covers for architectural projects. Led by Annie Kantor, founder and Director of Design, Model Metal recently decided to integrate ShapeDiver and craftOS into their operations.

In this interview, you will discover the journey of Modern Metal and how they went from outsourcing their technical drawings to creating most drawings in-house. As Annie discusses their operational challenges, she highlights how this new tool has become a cornerstone in simplifying the process from design to order fulfillment.

This conversation will provide insight into automated design customization, real-time quoting, and the future of customer-centric digital interactions for Modern Metal.

Read the full interview...

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Rhino3D + Grasshopper: Advanced Modeling Methods for Architects by SABIT

A new course organized by SABIT

This course combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications, ensuring a seamless transition from learning to implementation. Learn how to create intricate designs, develop spatial concepts, and bring your ideas to life. Immerse yourself in the world of the latest trends in architectural design with us.

For whom?

For experienced architects, the course is an opportunity to broaden your horizons and raise architectural projects to a new level. For beginners, it is a solid basis for learning.

What will you learn?
  • The basic aspects of the program's interface
  • The practical applications of parametric design
  • How to work in 3D space
  • How to automate manual design tasks to make your work more efficient
Date: 26 February 2024
Form of studies: Online
Schedule: 10 lessons of 45 minutes
Language: Polish

OPTIshell Workshop

This workshop covers the concept of structural art and explores how structures can embody elegance, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness simultaneously. The focus will be on timber elastic gridshells, with a specific emphasis on asymptotic gridshells, which represent promising systems in this field. Participants will learn to use parametric tools for designing shapes capable of serving as structural shells. The workshop will also cover the basics of structural analysis for such forms, enabling attendees to transform their designs into impressive, structurally sound gridshell structures.

During the workshop, we will delve into practical aspects of design preparation for digital fabrication. Participants will gain hands-on experience in testing materials and using laser cutting techniques. Ultimately, each participant will have the opportunity to construct prototypes, bringing the theoretical concepts learned in the workshop to life through tangible and personalized projects.

This workshop is tailored for individuals with backgrounds in architecture or structural engineering, both students and professionals alike. 

Dates: 16-17 March
Language: English 
Location: Lokietka 12c, Wroclaw (Fab Institute)
Prerequisite Skills: Basic Grasshopper
Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, Karamba, custom-made components and plugins

Monday, February 12, 2024

Rhino User Meeting | Madrid is pleased to announce the next Rhino User Meeting in Madrid.

Organized in collaboration with McNeel Europe, it will be the first face-to-face Rhino User Meeting in Spain since 2018. A wide range of developers and companies with interesting projects made with advanced design systems will offer attendees a day full of inspiration and networking opportunities.

Leading industry experts will share their most innovative projects and the workflows that have led to their success. Event participants will be engaged in the Rhino world and its entire ecosystem, with specialized presentations on architecture and product design.

Renowned companies in the industry, such as ModelicalControlmad, Fhecor, Miautics, LowPoly, and Morph Estudio, will also participate, as well as Rhino plugin developers such as V-RayEnscape, VisualARQ, and Lands Design. In addition, other software applications for architecture and product design, such as KeyShot and its range of AR/VR products, will be presented.

Don't miss the chance to network and explore new opportunities within the Rhino environment!

Advance tickets cost 12€ until March 10th. After this date, the price will be 24€.

Agenda and more info...

food4Rhino webinar: Run Automated Mechanical Simulations with Intact.Simulation (22 February at 5 PM CET)

February 22 at 5PM CET

Intact Solutions is on a mission to bring fast, automated, accurate, flexible, and efficient tools to analyze and validate complex geometries for real-world cases. Intact.Simulation for Rhino/Grasshopper allows users to tackle the most complex geometries without the hurdles of defeaturing, model pre-processing, and meshing hurdles. 

More Geometry: In addition to traditional CAD and polygonal geometries, Intact.Simulation offers support for mixed geometries and Implicit VDB including Lattices. Simulating Lattices without having to mesh is a huge time saver! 

Flexible: Visual programming in Rhino Grasshopper allows unprecedented flexibility when setting up simulation workflows. 

Increased Performance + Accuracy: Intact Solutions’ proprietary Immersive Method of Moments (IMM) technology, at its core, accelerates simulation workflows while improving performance and achieving even higher accuracy in predicting failure points than ever before. Achieve 100X performance improvement. 

Speaker's bio: Michael Freytag is a founder and the Director of Development at Intact Solutions. He is also an experienced designer and craftsman passionate about bringing life to conceptual designs, both physically and virtually. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Free webinar "Designing with Grasshopper for Architects" by Sabit

Sabit has prepared a webinar to showcase the fundamental tools of Grasshopper/Rhinoceros that simplify geometric transformations, form-finding, and environmental analysis.

What is it about?
  • Automated design system in architecture.
  • Parametrization of construction: How to create flexible and adaptable models.
  • Grasshopper as a tool to support architects.
  • Presentation of selected possibilities of using Grasshopper and its plugins in architectural design
Speaker Dr. Anna Stefanska, a Ph.D. in architecture. She has extensive experience in interdisciplinary design and teaches at the Faculty of Construction and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Warsaw of Life Sciences.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and enrich your architectural toolkit with Rhinoceros. 

When: 13 February 2024, 10:00 (GMT +1)
Where: Online. Access to the event will be granted to all registered participants.
Language: Polish
Participation is free!

Intact.Simulation is now compatible with Rhino 8

Intact.Simulations's new version (V2024.02.05_2.0.0) is now available to download. This update includes significant feature enhancements based on your input and continuous development efforts to improve your user experience. Intact.Simulation for Rhino Grasshopper V2.0 is supported on Rhino 8 only.

The notable updates are:
  • Compatibility with Rhino 8.
  • Automatically run simulations after changing a parameter. Please note this feature is only accessible in Rhino 8.
  • List of materials as input to a ComponentBlock.
  • Lists of boundary condition loads as input.
  • Advanced Capabilities.
  • Bug fixes and general improvements to enhance the user experience.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Northern Star by Lasvit

In the heart of bustling central Hong Kong stands The Holborn, a residential building that serves as a beacon of modern living amidst the city's dynamic landscape. Among its many charms lies a captivating feature known as Northern Star, an ingenious lighting and site-specific installation that illuminates the building's lobby with a celestial grace.

Crafted by Rado Hrcka, a visionary 3D designer from Lasvit, Northern Star embodies the fusion of artistry and technology. Using Rhino and employing a block-in-block methodology, Hrcka meticulously brought his vision to life. "The initial block is the glass component itself and the second block is 1/8 of the whole composition. The 1/8 block is copied 7 times around the middle base point, making up the whole design", explains Hrcka. "After that, the editing is done in real time. It is the fastest and easiest way to work on this type of composition and it enables us to have perfect control and prevent the collision of components." 

The installation isn't just a mere fixture; it symbolizes warmth and guidance, designed to welcome residents home with open arms. As one steps into The Holborn's lobby, they are greeted by the gentle glow of Northern Star, serving as a friendly celestial guide that beckons them towards the comforts of home.

Discover more projects done by Lasvit using
 Rhino and Grasshopper...

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting | 6 March 2024

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting
Wednesday, 6 March 2024 | 18:30 - 20:30 (GMT)
Architectural Association School of Architecture

Join Simply Rhino at the Architectural Association School of Architecture for the latest Grasshopper UK Community User Meeting, with presentations from our hosts, AA [EMTECH], and guests Eckersley O’Callaghan, H.I.V.E., and RHEON LABS.

At the meeting, we’ll have four presentations and then an audience Q&A with all presenters. Attendees are invited to stay on for conversation and networking opportunities with the UK Grasshopper community as we all gather and have a drink together.

We hope you can join us; please save the dat—and book your place! Places are free but limited.

Complete details and registration...

Rhinozine - February Issue

Our February issue is filled with exciting content you don't want to miss.

The Barcelona Collection:
A fusion of technology and tradition in Spanish jewelry, an intersection of artistry and innovation.

Kinetica’s Triumph at Expo Dubai:
A 140-meter diameter video mapping dome was created with creativity, precision, and adaptability.

Jewelry Design Challenge:
A digital fabricator project that's both fun and interesting using Grasshopper as a design tool.

Drafting is the "language of industry": a technical way of communicating ideas and designs through drawings.

Land Kit:
Design landscapes more efficiently by implementing computational design workflow.

Elevate Your Grasshopper Game:
Here are some valuable tips, tricks, and resources that you may find helpful for Grasshopper.

Fundamentals of digital drawing, 3D modeling, and visual programming in architectural design by Frank Melendez.

Discover many coupons and save big! (Valid from February 5 to April 5, 2024).

VisualARQ 3 beta released!

VisualARQ 3 beta is now available

This first beta version works on Rhino 8 and is only available for users with a VisualARQ license. While in beta, only the Rhino 8 installer will be published, but the final release will be available for both Rhino 7 and Rhino 8 (for Windows).

Some of the new features include a level manager, a table report panel, buildings with boundaries, reflected ceiling plans, guides, a clash report panel, a profiles manager, and many more!

*If you don’t have a license, we offer a free upgrade to VisualARQ 3 if you buy VisualARQ 2 from January 2024 until VisualARQ 3 ships.

FABRICATE 2024 - CITA Copenhagen (Denmark) - 4-6 April

FABRICATE 2024 will be hosted CITA, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-6 April 2024.

Since its inception, FABRICATE has welcomed thousands of international delegates to conferences over two days in London (2011), Zurich (2014), Stuttgart (2017), and Online (2020), acting as a global forum for the exploration of the radical new opportunities for design in manufacturing, computation, material science, and assembly.

From more than 1000 submissions, only 32 projects are selected for each conference publication and 16 for each event. The publication series is Open Access and all four existing volumes have been downloaded over 290,000 times from UCL Press. Uniquely, recognizing the multiple interconnected challenges facing academia, practice, manufacturing, construction, and industry, only built projects are accepted. 

Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen & Phil Ayres

"The last 12 years of FABRICATE provide a record of incredible critical creativity and community consolidation that reflects and celebrates the pushing of boundaries of fabrication within the built environment. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to frame a contribution to this record through co-chairing FABRICATE 2024 at the Royal Danish Academy.

Our vision for FABRICATE 2024 is to address the pressing need to develop new models for architectural production that rethink how resource is deployed, its intensity, its socio-ecological origins and sensitivity to environment. FABRICATE 2024 will provide a unique forum for discussing and showcasing radical and creative departures in the design and making of architecture and to reflect upon how, and for whom, we design."

Co-chaired by Professors Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen and Phil Ayres of CITA, FABRICATE 2024 will build upon and extend its legacy as a prime place of exchange on the cutting edge of new forms of design and construction and material thinking in architecture, engineering, and building.

As core members of the FABRICATE community, Mette and Phil have profiled deep-seated interests in the infrastructures of computational modeling producing novel methods of computing, fabricating, and designing architecture for over two decades. With a special focus on inter-sector dialogue and knowledge exchange, their aim for FABRICATE 2024 is to question what the future of computational design and fabrication can be. They ask how the pressures for a new sustainable design agenda will challenge the AEC industry. They ask how cutting-edge computational design can inform the emergence of a new sensitivity in which renewable, regenerative, and restorative design logics are prioritized, and they aim focus on questions of resource consciousness and bio-based design and fabrication strategies.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Rhino 8 for Mac: Speed Enhancements - Video by Simply Rhino UK

Rhino 8 for Mac – Speed Enhancements

This Simply Rhino video focuses on Rhino 8 for Mac and looks at the performance enhancements offered by this latest Rhino version (v8) and the interface changes it brings.

It’s fair to say that the performance of Rhino 7 for Mac lagged significantly behind its Windows counterpart, most notably Viewport responsiveness and Raytraced rendering times.

The great news is that Rhino 8 for Mac fixes these issues and, as you can see in Simply Rhino's video, is 20 times faster for some tasks than Rhino 7.

BEAM (Rhino + BIM) now available for Rhino 8

BEAM: Enhance Your BIM Modeling

Bring the power of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to Rhino® with BEAM.

Extend Rhino geometry with BIM data and export to Autodesk® Revit™ or IFC 4.

Bring your designs to life with BEAM's advanced Rhino BIM capabilities. 

BEAM creates informed geometry inside Rhino, giving you complete control over your design process.

​Easily manage your objects, materials, and custom parameters using the intuitive Panel. All your information is saved within the document, making it easy to maintain and update your models over time.

​With BEAM, you can create complex, information-rich models with just a few clicks. Collaborate and deliver on any project with confidence, knowing that your models are accurate, up-to-date, and ready for the next stage of your workflow.

More info at BEAM and on food4Rhino...