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New online tutorials for Grasshopper and Karamba

Thu, 2016-04-14 20:15

Melbourne School of Design has created some new online tutorials that show how to create and analyze gridshell structures in Grasshopper and Karamba.
Karamba is an interactive structural analysis plug-in fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper. 
This plug-in makes it easy to combine complex geometric models and finite element calculations. It can provide accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames, and shells early in the design process. 
Gridshell Design + Analysis tutorials ....

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Wacom Workshops on Rhino with Cintiq + Cintiq Companion at Milano Design Week 2016

Thu, 2016-04-14 19:11

Milano Design Week 2016
Fuorisalone Lambrate
April 12-17 2016
Via Ventura 14, Milano (Italy)

During the Milano Design Week 2016, Alessio Tommasetti (Wacom Ambassador and D’Arc.Studio Founder) are presenting several workshops showing the use of Rhino with Cintiq and Cintiq Companion for the best digital design workflow in jewelry, product design, and fashion.

Full workshop agenda in Italian...
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Review about Rhino and Grasshopper in a Romanian magazine

Thu, 2016-04-14 16:37

Nice article about Rhino and Grasshopper in Tehnica & Tehnologie Romanian magazine.

“The article presents a couple with notoriety in the 3D design software’s field: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, from Robert McNeel & Associates.

In addition to their experience/maturity, these solutions are recommended by several distinct features: Rhino has a user-interaction very similar to AutoCAD, but actually it excels in the design of threedimensional unconventional surfaces (based on NURBS technologies), therefore being a predilection for styling-designers (of industrial design: automotive, aeronautical, boats, recreational; of product design: appliances, furniture, jewellery, lighting, personal belongings, etc).

In addition to these advantages, we could count its accessibility, its open architecture (existence of many third-party plug-in solutions), compatibility and collaboration with many CAD platforms.

But the Rhinoceros success is due to the amazing complementarities offered by Grasshopper: the associated software for 3D parametric design through visual programming. The article also throws a little light on the Rhino-Grasshopper coupled way-of-working”
(by Mircea Badut)

Complete article in PDF (in Romanian)...
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‘New Craft: Design after Design’ Exhibition at the XXI Triennale di Milano 2016

Thu, 2016-04-14 16:00

Image Credits: http://www.domusweb.it/it/notizie/2016/04/02/new_craft.html
New Craft: Design after Design
April 2 – September 12, 2016
Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (Italy)

We are pleased to announce the New Craft: Design after Design Exhibition at the XXI Triennale di Milano 2016. The interactive installation allows exhibition visitors to design their own custom wood stool to be fabricated by Riva 1920. In this way, the public interfaces with an industrial company and their processes to fabricate their products and materials. 

Technically, the installation is comprised of a physical Arduino interface with knobs, sliders, and buttons, which communicates to Rhino / Grasshopper through Firefly. The Grasshopper definition reads the state of the physical interface elements and modifies, in real-time, the model of the stool. When the user is finished, they push a button to save a 3D file and a screenshot. This file is then fabricated at scale on a Roland MDX40A milling machine.

The installation was directed by Fabio D’Agnano in collaboration with Riva 1920, Master in Digital Architecture IUAV, Master in Digital Exhibit IUAV, Roland DG Europe, Fab Lab Venice, Enaip Cantu, and McNeel Europe.

The exhibition runs from April 2 – September 12, 2016 at the Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan.

Master in Digital Architecture IUAV - Fabio D’Agnano
Master in Digital Exhibit - Cristina Barbiani with Damiano Frisone, Nicole Miotto, Andrea Santicchia
Roland DG Europe
Fab Lab Venezia - Leonidas Patekaris
McNeel Europe - Luis E. Fraguada
Enaip Cantu
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Are you an architect?

Wed, 2016-04-13 20:47
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ISA International Sign Expo

Wed, 2016-04-13 20:09

Visit Trotec at the 2016 ISA International Sign Expo in Orlando FL and learn how to be creative with your laser projects modeling with Rhino and Grasshopper.

Don't miss the opportunity to see how to build 3D and 2D models with Rhino and discover how to cut them directly on a Trotec laser. Trotec will showcase the newest member of their speedy line: the Speedy 360 flex, with dual-source laser technology.
Date: April 20-23, 2016
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Orange County Convention Center, South Building (Orlando, Florida)
Booth: #117

Register today!
For more information, please contact Meredith Newman.

Do not forget to join us at: www.RhinoFabStudio.com

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Rhino for Jewelers - online class

Wed, 2016-04-13 19:03

Rhino 5 Jewelry Modeling - Online Class
Dates: April 19 - May 12, 2016  
Note: Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays only

Hours: Noon-3:00 pm EST
Price: US$675.00

Click here to register.
Course Description:
This class is designed to build a solid foundation with Rhino 5 as it is used in the jewelry industry. However professionals in other fields can benefit from the class.

Participants will learn step-by-step 2D drawings and 3D modeling with various exercises and strategies. Jewelry design theory and application, construction methods and techniques are also covered in the class. Supported digital materials such as tutorial Rhino files, various stone templates and cutters, etc. are provided for your use. Projects include earrings, rings, cuff links, and diamond settings, etc.

This online class uses GoToMeeting software. The class will be conducted live and each session will be recorded so you can replay, review and practice after the class.

You will need:
  • Rhino 5 for Windows - if you do not own Rhino, you may download the free evaluation version here.
  • 2-button scroll mouse.
  • Headset/mic combo.
  • A good internet connection is important, however, videos are posted after the session for you to review.
No prerequisites but knowledge of jewelry design and manufacturing is helpful. 

About the instructor... Akiyo Matsuoka is an Authorized Rhino Trainer, Rhino Instructor, and adjunct faculty at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Details and registration...

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Shape To Fabrication 6 Conference: Final Agenda and Speaker Timings Announced!

Mon, 2016-04-11 17:52

Shape To Fabrication 6
April 19-20 2016
Stratford Circus, London (UK)

Just one week to go for Shape To Fabrication 2016!

Last week Simply Rhino UK announced the final timings for the STF6 presentations.

Visit this page to see the agenda...
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AA Athens Visiting School 2016 - Symmetry Sentience Workshop, 1-10 June 2016, Athens (Greece)

Mon, 2016-04-11 16:05

AA Athens Visiting School 2016
Symmetry Sentience
1-10 June 2016

AKTO College – Athens Campus
11Α Evelpidon Street (Pedion Areos)
Athens, 113 62, Greece

In 2016 AA Athens Visiting School continues to examine the philosophy of phenomenology as a starting point in architectural design.

Structures of consciousness experienced from the first-person point of view will couple with the study shapes in action. The experience around an architectural object will act as the central point of ambience for the user’s space. Via digital simulation, we will assess the way by natural formations are created and exist as active players in shaping their environment. We will create forms and structures, aiming to alter the feeling of their surrounding by being put into motion. A series of morphologies will be designed, informed by biomimetic form-finding methods through a bottom-up approach via various coding techniques. A 1:1 scale structure will be put together, to enable experience of built space and of building materials in their sensory aspects as a result of a series of initial testing models.

These proposals will be applied through the combination of different software including Processing, Arduino, and Rhino Grasshopper.

The program is organized in a two-stage process:

Stage 1: Participants gain an understanding of formation processes in nature, coupled with core concepts related to design complexity. During this stage, basic and advanced tutorials on generative design algorithms and analysis tools will be provided. Building on its core methodology from its previous sessions, AA Athens VS will perform as a team-based program promoting collaboration and research. Participants will be introduced to advanced fabrication techniques.

Stage 2: Participants propose design interventions based on the skills and knowledge gained during the first stage. Study models of various scales will be produced, leading to the fabrication and assembly of a full scale working prototype which unifies the design goals of the program.

The design agenda of AA Athens is linked to the AA Istanbul Visiting School, creating feedback on one another, allowing participation in either one or both programs.

The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.

Upon completion of the program, participants receive the AA Visiting School Certificate.

The deadline for applications is 15 May 2016. No portfolio or CV, the only requirement is the online application form and fees.

Online application...More info...

Contact details:
Alexandros Kallegias (AA Athens Visiting School Programme Director):
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Ice-breaking yacht design

Thu, 2016-04-07 22:19

Rhino is one of the tools in the design and production of a new concept in luxury yachts. At the Monaco Yacht Show last fall EYOS Expeditions launched a yacht for owners who want more than a party palace. Their SeaXplorer is capable of exploring most any waterway of the world, but with the luxury typical of a luxury yacht.

The SeaXplorer features:
  • Retractable stabilizers (for traveling through ice)
  • Ice-breaking stern
  • Two propulsive units to turn 360 degrees (for turning that ice-breaking stern around)
  • Storerooms big enough to hold fresh supplies with reprovisioning on those long trips
  • Helicopter landing pad with onboard hanger for protection from inclement weather
All this with luxurious comfort in the cabins, mess hall, hospital, gym, and internet cafe designed by Amels luxury yachts, known for their high-quality interiors workmanship and design.

For the production, Azure, a yacht design studio, produces hand-drawn sketches. Damen, the Dutch commercial shipping giant, adds its engineering expertise with team reviews. When they approve the design is translated into a full 3D model in Rhino.

Develop3D Magazine featuring the SeaXplorer (download)...
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Nordic 3D Expo 2016 - April 15-16, Vantaa (Finland)

Thu, 2016-04-07 18:20

Nordic 3D Expo 2016
April 15-16
Vantaa (Finland)

The Nordic 3D Expo 2016 will gather 3D printing professionals and service providers, as well as enthusiasts. The visitor target groups are companies using 3D printing technologies, students and hobbyists.

Come visit the AN-Cadsolutions booth (A36) to learn more about Rhino, RhinoCAM, Rhino3DPRINT, Blueprinter 3D printer, Massportal 3D printer, and DAVID SLS-3HD 3D scanner.


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AA_Aarhus Visiting School 2016 - August 3-12 , Aarhus (Denmark)

Thu, 2016-04-07 13:06

Aarhus Visiting School 2016
Rethinking Patterns: Exploring Heterogenic Structures
Wednesday – Friday, August 3-12, 2016

Aarhus School of Architecture
Nørreport 20
8000 Aarhus C

This year the Aarhus Visiting School will build on the previous year’s theme of rethinking pattern in design and architecture, while investigating the affects of light through local manipulations of patterns and geometry. These investigations are driven through the use of computational tools and digital fabrication at different scales.

The research will expand on last year’s framework by focusing on the integration of robotic tools and how robotic manufacturing techniques influence the future of design and fabrication in architecture. The AA_Aarhus Visiting School will use the Aarhus School of Architecture's state-of-the-art fabrication facility, which includes ABB robots.

Prominent features of the workshop / skills developed

• Novel modeling and parametric techniques based on local ecological factors.
• Introduction to new fabrication techniques now prevalent in the field of design and architecture.
• Robotic fabrication in design.
• Discussions on new architectural processes and theories.
• Applying theories that are highly applicable in contemporary practice through computation.
• A lecture series from leading researchers and theorists.

"We have chosen to run two units within the theme of last year: Affects of Light through Pattern and Geometry. The Visiting School will be divided into two units. The first unit titled “Mesh Morphologies” will focus on teaching students how to control and manipulate local regions of complex geometries as a response to external factors through constant feedback between physical and digital models. This unit favours all levels of grasshopper knowledge, but if you are a beginner this is the unit to choose.

The second unit titled “Robotic Collaboration” will focus on the robotic fabrication paradigm and how this can potentially be rethought. It can be thought of as the grafting of the car industry onto the building industry. This unit assumes that you have an intermediate to advanced level of grasshopper knowledge, since it will highly emphasize the robotic fabrication part of the day design exercise.

It is the ambition of the AA_Aarhus Visiting School to develop knowledge in digital fabrication and pattern formations, which are at the forefront when it comes to the field of architecture & design. Furthermore, the participants are to leave the Visiting School having gained new knowledge and novel skills in architectural design/make and theory, which they can continue to use in their practice or in the remaining years of their study. 

We hope that through our continued work within this field, we will be able to contribute to the ongoing architectural discussion on parametrics, pattern making and fabrication".

Complete details...Online application...Browse the information pamphlet... 

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Two new training sessions in Istanbul - April/May 2016

Wed, 2016-04-06 19:44
    Rhinocenter Istanbul has organized two new training sessions.    The first one, Fundamentals of Parametric Design with Grasshopper, will take place from April 9 to May 1 and will be held on weekends (from 11.00 to 14.00).  Complete info (in Turkish)...    
The second one, Yacht Design with Rhino 3D, will take place from April 16 to May 22 and will be held on weekends (from 9.00 to 11.00).
  Complete info (in Turkish)...  
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Introduction to Rhino for Windows, first Rhino Webinar in Polish

Wed, 2016-04-06 10:53

Introduction to Rhino for Windows (in Polish)
Wednesday, April 13 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CEST

Join Mikolaj Jarski, experienced Rhino trainer from Lemondim, for his first webinar in Polish on Rhino for Windows Beginner. He will be presenting Rhino 5 with Polish interface.
Learn how to import sketches or photos to Rhino, draw your model (curves, surfaces, solids), make a technical drawing with dimensions, and prepare STL file for 3D printing.

Space is limited. Sign up today!

  • This webinar is free for all attendees.
  • Presentation will take approximately 45 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A. Questions of any level will be welcome.
  • After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register now...
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New RhinoFabStudio - UP Guadalajara

Tue, 2016-04-05 17:59

We would like to welcome Universidad Panamericana campus Guadalajara (UP) as a new Certified RhinoFabStudio

Universidad Panamericana is located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. It has over 40 years of experience in handling CNC machines and CAD software including Rhino. They offer both 3D modeling services (licenses and training) and the needed equipment to their engineering students (undergraduate, graduate) to develop their engineering and design projects. 

Some of their equipment includes manufacturing plastic injection casting, machines for the furniture industry, manufacturing of dies for metal cutting, laser cutting, among other applications.

For more information, please contact Emma Berber.

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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Textile and Apparel Industry Event in Argentina

Mon, 2016-04-04 18:04

Emitex, Simatex, and Confemaq are three simultaneous events from suppliers for the textile and apparel industry, from spinning to garment production.

Join Trotec in a Textile and Apparel Industry Event in Argentina. Come and see how to use Rhino and Grasshopper for your laser projects. Visit us in stand #2C-73.

Date: April 5-7, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: Centro Costa Salguero
Stand: #2C-73
Register today!
For more information, please contact Ariel Mandel.

Do not forget to join us at: www.RhinoFabStudio.com 

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Design Competition: Algorithmic Design Meets BIM

Mon, 2016-04-04 17:55

GRAPHISOFT announced a competition among its Grasshopper–ARCHICAD Live Connection tool beta users.

They are giving out iPad Pros and BIMx licenses for the best works demonstrating the real value in connecting algorithmic design with BIM.

To participate in the competition, please submit the following:

• a short description (ca. 150- 200 words in English in pdf format) about the design problem you solved with this toolset
still images (at least two images and no more than five, with a resolution of 600-1200 pixels, in jpeg format) that best illustrate your work
project files (in the relevant .GH, .3DM, .PLN/.PLA format)

The deadline for the submissions is Monday, 25th of April 2016 (UTC).

More details...
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Rhino3D Interior & Furniture Modelling training - Antibes, May 9-11

Fri, 2016-04-01 10:34

Rhino3D Interior & Furniture Modelling training


Design Systems & Technologies ™ officeAntibes, France
When:May 9-11, 2016
Instructor:Vanessa STEEG from McNeel Europe. 
Languages:The course will be held in English, and other languages will be supported (French, Spanish).
The course is intended for for architects, interior designers, boat designers, furniture designers, and amateurs in the field.

  • Rhino 5 basics & user interface 
  • Creating basic geometry
  • Editing geometry 
  • Organic modeling (surface creation & control point editing)
  • Practical cases: creating furniture pieces
  • Advanced tools: tips & tricks
  • Setting up an interior space 
  • Handling camera angles and views
  • Lighting basics
  • Rendering basics

Participants should have Rhino 5 (latest service pack) installed on their laptops. A temporary Rhino3d license may be lent for the time of the training.

Details and registration...
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TDM Solutions is hiring!

Tue, 2016-03-29 17:49

TDM Solutions is looking for two developers to join their Development Team.

 "What will you do?
  • Develop our 3D applications actively in multiple technologies: desktop, mobile and web.
  • You will join a development team and a team of UI / UX in Barcelona and the United States, fully integrated with agile methodologies and with the quality of code and testing.

What are we looking for?
  • Knowledge will be an asset in any SDK 3D: OpenGL, ThreeJS, RhinoCommon, Unity, ...
  • Practical experience with agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Ambition to solve real problems and cope with new situations.
  • Basic knowledge of English required (and advanced level would be an asset professionally valued).
  • Availability to travel. We attended courses worldwide: WWDC, ...

What we offer?
  • Indefinite contract, salary according to resume and experience.
  • Multidisciplinary and multinational environment.
  • Continuous training and ability to travel.
  • Friday at 2 PM, start the weekend!"

If you are interested, please contact support@tdmsolutions.com

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Warka Water Project: Winner of the World Design Impact Prize

Tue, 2016-03-29 16:57

We are proud to announce that Warka Water​, a project by Architecture and Vision, has recently won the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (icsid)​ World Design Impact Prize.

Warka Water (WW) is an alternative water source designed to serve rural populations located in isolated regions where conventional pipelines and infrastructures do not reach and where water is not available from wells.

McNeel is honored to have sponsored and supported this amazing sustainable project, wishing it a successful future!

Video on Warka Water 3.2...Read more about this project here...
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