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Arena4D for Rhino Render plug-in and New Videos

Tue, 2016-03-08 16:41

Veesus Ltd is pleased to introduce Arena4D for Rhino Render, a point cloud render plug-in for generating extremely high resolution images of point cloud models inside of Rhino's renderer pipeline. Once an image is generated, Rhino's built in tools for applying effects such as depth of field can be applied. 

Arena4D for Rhino Render plug-in requires Arena4D for Rhino to be installed to access the point cloud data. 

Download a sample image of soem Leica P30 data here.

New VideosEditing Tip 1, Editing Tip 2 and Brightness, Contrast and Colouring


More info...  
What is Arena4D? Arena4D is a rapidly developing software product, specialising in the visualisation, exploitation, and animation of huge PointClouds and GIS data. If you collect, edit, analyse, register, reverse-engineer, create videos, present or simply view Pointcloud data from any scanner, Arena4D is the ideal manufacturer independent visualisation product.

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GIS Bucharest 2016 - March 22-23, Bucharest (Romania)

Tue, 2016-03-08 13:53





GIS - International Architecture Expo Conference
Bucharest 2016
March 22-23
Booth A7, Radisson Blu Hotel

GIS, the most important interior architecture forum in Eastern Europe, will take place in Bucharest on 22-23 March 2016 with the participation of architects from 15 countries and of the European Council of Interior Architects. 

GIS brings up for debate the role of architecture and interior design in improving the quality of life and the way in which this can influence social and cultural environments and also learning and working environments.

GIS Bucharest gathers architects and interior designers from Finland, Thailand, France, The United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Portugal, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Poland and Romania, winners of the most recent editions of international competitions, together with 250 architects from all the OAR branches in the country who will participate at the conference, selected on the basis of their work portfolio from the past 3 years.


Be sure to stop by and visit Romsym Data booth (A7) to learn more about Rhino and related plug-ins.

Access: solely based on invitations. The registration of the participation can be made online here.


Brochure...
Register now...
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Using Rhino to Create a Tiger

Tue, 2016-03-08 01:15

Golf trophy design for Maybank Championship (2016)
The Maybank Championship Malaysia visualized the 'Tiger' for their 2016 golf trophy. Royal Selangor, the pewter manufacturer, created the trophy using Rhino.

The trophy is a modern sculptural art form of the tiger, the corporate identity and symbol of the Maybank financial group.

With meticulous attention to detail, Royal Selangor has previously crafted trophies for other high profile events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix races in Singapore, Malaysia, and China,  as well as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia golf tournament.

Marcus Fraser won the Maybank Championship Malaysia on February 21, 2016, in Kuala Lumpur.
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Rhino 3D Colombia and Almacen Yamata in Furniture Fair

Mon, 2016-03-07 20:13



Join Almacén Yamata and Rhino3D Colombia in Feria M&M Tecnología e Industrialstand #290, pavilion #17. Almacén Yamata has the distribution for CNC machines including laser and embroidery. 

Rhino3D Colombia team will be present in the stand sending Rhino and RhinoCAM files to the CNC and laser machines. 




Place: Bogota, ColombiaDate: March 9 - 12, 2016Stand: #1312
Pavilion: #17

For more information, contact Andres Franco.
What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.
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Rhino Days - 18-19 March 2016, Rome (Italy)

Mon, 2016-03-07 18:17

The University of Arkansas Rome Center, in collaboration with McNeel Europe, is organizing a two-day workshop to present the most updated tools for architects and designers in the field of 3D digital modeling, parametric design, energy and environmental analysis, digital fabrication and BIM (Building Information Modeling).


Where:
University of Arkansas Rome Center
Palazzo Taverna
Via di Monte Giordano, 36
Roma














When:

Friday 18th March, from 2pm to 7pm, there will be a private workshop for the UARC students (more info here).

Saturday 19th March, from 9.30am to 6pm, the sessions will be open to the public:

Morning Session
  9.30am - Registration
10.00am - Introduction: Francesco Bedeschi (UARC)
10.15am - Carlos Pérez (McNeel Europe)
10.45am - Luis Fraguada (McNeel Europe)
11.15am - Francesc Salla (Asuni CAD)
11.45am - Presentations by power users
  1.00pm - Lunch break

Afternoo Session
2.00pm - Arturo Tedeschi (www.arturotedeschi.com)
2.30pm - Antonello di Nunzio
3.00pm - Vittorio Carlotto (University of Padova)
3.30pm - Beatrice Barozzi (University of Bolzano)
4.00pm - Presentations by power users
5.30pm - Closing comments and debate
6.00pm - End of the workshop

The event is free but it is limited to 80 participants. Registration to the event is mandatory. Only registered participants will be able to access the University of Arkansas Rome facility. Rhino users who are interested in sending a proposal for a 15 minute presentation can use the following Registration Form.



More info...



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New videos for Rhino3DPRINT 2016

Sat, 2016-03-05 00:00

MecSoft Corporation has a set of new videos for Rhino3DPRINT.

Rhino3DPRINT is a fully integrated, separately licensed, plug-in that runs inside of Rhino 5 for Windows. It provides efficient, easy, and automatic tools for the preparation of 3D data such as point clouds and meshes -- data that otherwise cannot be 3D printed.

YouTube playlist of the videos ...
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Flux plug-in for Grasshopper

Thu, 2016-03-03 21:47
Flux Factory has released its plug-in, Flux, for automated data transfer from Rhino to Revit or Excel via the web.

A Flux project acts as a central data hub for your design project. It provides:
  • a web-based service to exchange data
  • a data table to store and forward data between design applications
  • a data view to inspect values in the data table
  • a work flow to transform data between applications using native plug-ins

Project partners are invited to share data. Each partner controls when to synchronize data, and can work in isolation until they are ready to share their changes.

Read more...

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Human UI - Interface paradigm for Grasshopper

Thu, 2016-03-03 16:43
Old New


Create professional looking Grasshopper apps with custom user interfaces without writing any code.

Human UI is a new interface paradigm for Grasshopper.

Gone are the days of faking a user interface by laying out sliders and text panels and hiding wires on the Grasshopper canvas. Human UI interfaces are entirely separate from the Grasshopper canvas and leverage the power of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), a graphical subsystem for rendering user interfaces in the Windows environment.

In other words: Human UI makes your GH definition feel like a Windows app. Create tabbed views, dynamic sliders, pulldown menus, checkboxes, and even 3D viewports and web browsers that look great and make sense to anyone--including designers and clients with no understanding of Grasshopper.


Download from food4Rhino
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Taco - ABB robot programing for Grasshopper

Thu, 2016-03-03 11:50



Taco is a user-friendly freeware plugin for the simulation and control of ABB industrial robots directly within Grasshopper. With Taco you can program and visualize ABB robots with parametrics. The current and main features include:

  • Single and Multi-Robot (ABB Multi-Move) Tasks
  • I.K Solver + RAPID code generator
  • IRC5 read calibration + Upload Task Files
  • Custom tool definition
  • Custom speed settings
  • Custom rapid commands
  • Lots of options on toolpath TCPs
  • ABB_IRB2600_20165 robot definition
  • Robot simulation
  • Collision detection
  • Axial range check
  • Singularity check

Taco was developed during a course at the University of Innsbruck (AT) | institute for experimental architecture.hochbau (Univ.-Prof. Marjan Colletti, PhD) in cooperation with Media x Design Lab (CH), EPFL (Prof. Jeffrey Huang) and is an ongoing project by the three developers Shih-Yuan Wang, Yu-Ting Sheng and Florian Frank.

Free download here...
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META MASK Workshop - 17-20 March 2016, Tropos Laboratory, Rome (Italy)

Wed, 2016-03-02 21:11

META MASK
3D Printed Facial Algorithms
17-20 March 2016
Tropos Laboratory, Rome


Tutors: Rodrigo Aguirre
Sofoklis Giannakopoulos
Niccolò Marini

Reshape, in collaboration with Noumena and Tropos Laboratory, has organized META MASK, a workshop which will explore computational techniques to create a digital version of a “life mask”.

"Since the early years of civilization masks in various forms have played a crucial role in the understanding of what it means to be a human. They permit imaginative experiences of what it is like to be transformed into a different identity. With the use of new technology we want to further pursue this metamorphosis.

We will create a digital version of a “life mask” and use our own faces as inputs to generate a new identity. A Generative Code will enable us to transform and apply shapes with the original data. Use of Rhino 3D + Grasshopper will let us create unique adaptive designs based on a 3D scan. 3D Printing is a technology that perfectly suits the purpose to create one-of-a-kind customised objects."


Schedule

Day 1
10:00-13:00 // Workshop Introduction
14:00-18:00 // Digital session, Scanning and Rhino modelling

Day 2
10:00-13:00 // Hands on session, Conceptualisation
14:00-18:00 // Digital session, Design development

Day 3
10:00-13:00 // Prototyping, 3d printing testing
14:00-18:00 // Prototyping, Production

Day 4
10:00-13:00 // Prototyping, Production
14:00-18:00 // Production, Final Presentations

Register...
More info...
For further details please contact: Noumena | info@noumena.io
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DISSECTED LIGHT Workshop - 22-25 March 2016, Fab Lab Toscana, Siena (Italy)

Wed, 2016-03-02 20:46

DISSECTED LIGHT
Light Design through Laser Fabrication
22-25 March 2016
Fab Lab Toscana, Siena


Tutor: Rodrigo Aguirre

Reshape, in collaboration with Noumena and Fab Lab Toscana, has organized DISSECTED LIGHT, a workshop which will explore boolean algorithms to generate and prototype lamps.

"Dissection is an instrument for studying the internal structure of something. Inspired by this technique we will apply it to digital manufacturing specifically to laser cutting, This in combination with illumination will create a light object product. The outcome will become a subtle night stand with translucent and diffused light.


The connection between light and laser engraving works both ways: the design will affect the light making it softer because the laser will create texture on the transparent material and the light will affect the design by altering the way we perceive the image. With the help of Rhino3D + Grasshopper we will digitally dissect complex geometries, boolean massing, visualize and transform into digital fabrication protocols."

Schedule  Day 1
10:00-13:00 // Workshop Introduction
14:00-18:00 // Tutorial Session: Exercises

Day 2
10:00-13:00 // Tutorial Session: Conceptualization
14:00-18:00 // Tutorial Session: Design Development

Day 3
10:00-13:00 // Prototyping
14:00-18:00 // Prototyping

Day 4
10:00-13:00 // Prototyping and Production
14:00-18:00 // Production and assembly, Final Presentation

Register...
More info...


For further details please contact: Noumena | info@noumena.io
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Free Webinar: Rhino for Mac - Intermediate

Tue, 2016-03-01 13:23

Free Webinar: Rhino 5 for Mac Intermediate - Modeling and Rendering of a Ski Pole Grip
McNeel Europe
March 2016
10:00am (CEST)

If you have already been spending some time working with Rhino 5 for Mac and are ready to go one step forward, or if you are curious about the capabilities of Rhino 5 for Mac, sign up for this free webinar.

The session covers the modeling of a cross country ski pole grip from a sketch. The goal is to add details and edit the main surface to display the different construction materials, ending up by rendering the model using custom materials.

Sign up now:

Spanish: March 14, 2016
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

English: March 15, 2016
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

French:  March 16, 2016
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg 
Registration: click here...

Italian: March 17, 2016
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
Registration: click here...

German: March 18, 2016
Panelist: Verena Vogler 
Registration: click here...



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New book: "Biodigital Architecture & Genetics: Writings" by Alberto T. Estévez

Fri, 2016-02-26 14:42


Dr. Alberto Estevez, founder and prime director of “ESARQ” Universitat internacional de Catalunya and director of Phd and Master Programs of Genetic-Biodigital Architecture, in commemoration of the 15 years of the Biodigital Architecture Master's Degree Program and the Genetic Architectures Research Group & Office, has just released a book with a selection of 50 publications and 100 lectures on these subjects given around the world during these 15 years.


English version...Spanish version...
Bilingual version...Other books by Biodigital Architecture Master...  
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RESPONSIVE DESIGN: Parametric, Algorithmic & Kinetic Workshop in Tripoli (Lebanon)

Fri, 2016-02-26 13:44


RESPONSIVE DESIGN: Parametric, Algorithmic & Kinetic Workshop

Where: Beirut Arab University - Tripoli

When: Phase One: Parametric Algorithmic Design
February 26-28, 2016Phase Two: Kinetic Responsive DesignMarch 4-6, 2016

Organizer: Mostafa R. A. Khalifa

Workshop Program: 
Phase One

Day 1- Opening lecture on Algorithmic Added Design - Tutorials and introductions to NURBS modeling with Rhino - Parametric modeling tutorials with Grasshopper - Grasshopper processes, algorithmic logic and data management- Essential mathematical functions and logical operations- Projects assignments, groups divisions, project phase’s schedule

Day 2 - Form finding methods and theories for architecture - Training on physical algorithms using Kangaroo plug-in- Catenary systems on curves, catenary on surfaces, and mesh relaxation- Algorithms and design inspirations- Subdivision algorithms, paneling tools- Responsive materials, structural optimizations- Project phase one submission

Day 3- Envelope pattern optimizations for natural lighting- Kinetic Architecture introduction and projects examples- Responsive material analysis and design systems- Kinetic facades and dynamic pattern - Training on Arduino & preparing digital models for kinetic simulation
Phase Two

Day 4- Environmental sensors, design reaction- Lighting sensors, temperature sensors- Smart and embedded systems for architecture- Architectural models movements and mechanisms

Day 5- Wireless controllers for Grasshopper- Mobile controllers - Projects final submission

Day 6 - Finalizing students projects- Models fabrications and sensors installations, documenting reactions- Final project ourcomes


More info...
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New Rhino and Grasshopper book in Spanish

Wed, 2016-02-24 18:11

Grasshopper para Rhinoceros e Impresión 3D

A new book with more than 50 guided exercises, showing the power of algorithmic modeling in Grasshopper. It also includes examples of VisualARQ and Weaverbird.


Buy on Amazon...Buy on fnac...Buy on marcombo...
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CAADence in architecture - Budapest (Hungary)

Wed, 2016-02-24 11:52

CAADence in architecture
Budapest, Hungary
June 16-17, 2016

International workshop and conference
www.caadence.bme.hu

Call for papers, participation, and workshops

The organizing committee is pleased to invite you to submit papers for CAADence in architecture, an international workshop and conference. The event will take place at the Faculty of Architecture of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Budapest (Hungary) on June 16-17, 2016 in cooperation with leading CAAD industry members.


The focus of this event is the changing role of architects in increasing integration of information-technology into the design process.Complete details...

Workshop: Algorithmic Design through BIMJune 16, 2016
Algorithmic design and building information modeling tools are being developed to meet specific aspects of these complex workflows, yet they often remain unconnected and provide limited help in the project's full scope.GRAPHISOFT has been developing tools that respond to this problem by connecting two of the most established tools in their own fields - Grasshopper in the field of algorithmic design and ARCHICAD in building information modeling. The goal of the workshop is to introduce GRAPHISOFT’s solution to linking a versatile algorithmic design tool with a powerful BIM solution that forms a new approach to CAAD.  Specific aspects of the new methodology will be investigated through workflow examples gathered from reputable international design practices.  The session will help build awareness of the existing challenges of today’s contemporary BIM conscious architectural design from the perspective of generative design methodology.Details and registration...
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Rhino for 3D printing training in France (Antibes)

Tue, 2016-02-23 13:42

Design Systems Technologies present their new training session:
Rhino3D for 3D-printingWhen: Feb 29 - March 2, 2016 Where: Antibes, FranceInstructor: Vanessa STEEG from McNeel Europe. 
The course will be held in English. Other languages will be supported (French, Spanish). 
The course is intended for product designers, product managers, engineers, hobbyists. Some knowledge of Rhino is required. 
Syllabus: Rhino 5 basics and user interface Creating and editing - Basics Organic modeling (surface creation & control point editing) 3D printing specifics - Before modeling Building an object Optimizing geometry Mesh settings Extra modeling tips Analyzing geometry for 3D printing Repairing geometry for 3D printing Exporting to STL 3D print software parameters (based on Zortrax or the UP) Support structures and positioning Let's print! (Printing tests included on the third day)
Details and registration... 

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Global Summer School 2016 (GSS16) at IaaC - July 4-17, 2016

Fri, 2016-02-19 20:02


Announcing the Institute for Advanced Architecture's (IaaC) 2016 edition of the Global Summer School - Hyper Cities.

The Global Summer School (GSS) is a platform defined by an ambitious investigation into the implications of emergent techniques on our planned environments. Each year international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects that are deeply embedded in diverse local conditions. Because of this, participants have an international laboratory to test their design hypothesis. They can understand how locally derived design conclusions can be tested and evolved globally in different cities where other teams live. This intensive two-week course introduces ongoing research agendas in robotics, simulation, physical computing, parametric design, digital fabrication, and other relevant emerging design methodologies. 

The 2016 "Hyper Cities" global agenda seeks specific strategies for designing our future cities. The way we describe and understand cities today is radically changing. With this change there is also a radical transformation in the tools we use to design them.

Cities call for a different approach in strategies of urban design and planning solutions. Cities can be described as systems of networked ecologies: a series of co-dependent aggregations revolving around environmental mitigation, land use organization, communication, and service delivery. These generate a complexity that can be organized through technology, laws, political pressures, disciplinary desires, environmental constraints and social interaction. In fact networked ecologies embody the dominant form of organization today: the network, be it physical or social.

GSS16 will focus on the potentials of this network to work not only at an urban scale, but also across diverse cities, interconnecting and expanding them. These will ultimately create a dynamic and interactive system of “Hyper Cities”: A variety of city sensors (digital or analog) processing and transferring information in explicit manifestations, interrelating with the collective environment. 

IaaC will direct GSS16 in collaboration with multiple Nodes participating in the course from different parts of the globe. All the Nodes engaged in GSS16 will be challenged to define a 1:1 urban machining intervention transferring and digitally interrelating multiple sets of data collected from hyperconnected cities. The goal is to work as a globally distributed campus to generate a hyper network of interventions that communicate to each other both locally and globally.

Applications are open until May 30, 2016

For specific queries, please write to: applications.gss@iaac.net


Online application
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Pauhu pavilion - Tampere Architecture Week 2015

Fri, 2016-02-19 18:57

 


Project coordinator: Henri KäpynenArchitectural design: Toni Österlund (Geometria), Lisa VoigtländerClient: Tampere Architecture Week
Location: 
Tampere, FinlandRead about the Pauhu pavilion, completely designed with Rhino/Grasshopper, using VisualARQ for the creation of the construction drawings. 


From the Pauhu Press Release:

"Pauhu pavilion was realized as a voluntary project as a part of Tampere Architecture Week, in Finland, bringing together architecture and design students and professionals in addition to a number of different sponsors. Tampere Architecture Week is an annual event about architecture and urban planning, intended to add interest and discussion about the built environment. The theme in 2015 – interaction – aimed to increase the possibilities for interaction between citizens themselves and between architects and citizens.
Functioning as an open stage for free expression and performance, Pauhu pavilion aims to highlight interaction as one of the most crucial subjects in our ever more privatied and secluded cities. The name “Pauhu” refers to the distant roar generated by the Tampere rapids, by the city around the pavilion, as well as by the artists and presenters the pavilion is hosting. The interlace of public, private and communal interests was essential and absolutely crucial in making Pauhu possible.
Along with its intended use as an active open-stage for public debates and performances Pauhu aims to promote forward looking thinking in architecture focusing on the innovative use of wood. The construction process fuses conventional and tested building methods with state-of-art digital design and fabrication processes. The pavilion was designed using algorithm-aided design methods as a detailed and accurate parametric 3D-model, from which all construction information and fabrication data was derived from.The inner smooth form of the pavilion is inspired by the flowing waves of the rapids, as well as the intricate plywood sculptures by the legendary Finnish sculptor Tapio Wirkkala. The smooth interior is seemingly carved out of a solid block of rough wood, which is emphasized by the contrasting colour tones. The interior is generated as a ruled surface by a rotation of plywood strips along the width of the pavilion, and while it appears to be doubly curved, the strips are all flat, un-bent and rectangular in shape. The plywood strips are connected to notches on an array of CNC-milled supporting arches. The heights of the individual strips vary according to their overlap, which allows for the optimization of material usage The resulting expressive shape forms an eye-catching frame and a backdrop for the presenter, while being a simple structural implementation using minimal amount of CNC-milling.  


The outside of the pavilion is clad with a three-dimensional wood texture. The structured paneling is a new product innovation by Jukola Industries, called Grafwood. The texture invites passers-by to touch and feel the unusual material. The appearance light and shadows on the dark façade lives with the rhythm of the day and weather conditions.

The construction of the pavilion took eight days from a group of architecture students, and it was built off-site and brought to location on a truck. The pavilion is a temporary construction, scheduled to remain in its location until the end of 2016 as part of the city’s project to liven up one of the central streets of Tampere". 
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Algorithmic Accessories: Parametric Jewelry Workshop in Vienna, April 15-17, 2016

Fri, 2016-02-19 16:44


Algorithmic AccessoriesApril 15-17, 2016
Vienna, Austria



The Algorithmic Accessories workshop combines algorithmic methods for 3D modeling with the digital fabrication of jewelry. The purpose is to produce various shapes through parametric design and apply them on accessories in a way that allows their materialization. The workshop will go through the processes of constructing a shape algorithm, customization, 3D printing, and fabrication.

Details

Parametric modeling tools in Rhino and Grasshopper will be introduced. You can then create and visualize unique custom designs and learn how to materialize them in a specially equipped FabLab. A FDM/STL 3D printer will be available on site for all experimental needs. Further detailing and metal fabrication of the accessories will be also available. You will have the opportunity to get your designs manufactured and learn about all the aspects of the fabrication process.What you will learn
  • Introduction to Grasshopper and algorithmic geometry
  • Creation and customization of complex geometries through parametric modeling
  • Fabrication tools
  • KeyShot
Complete details and registration...


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