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Meet our 2014 RhinoFabStudio mentors

Mon, 2014-01-20 17:49

We would like to welcome aboard our 2014 RhinoFabStudio mentors. The Mentoring Program is designed to provide support to professionals, teachers and  students who are interested in pursuing research and inquiry.  Our mentors are 12 wonderful collaborators  who represent active researchers and role models from universities, schools and companies from across the globe. Our mentors want you to succeed and will offer you valuable advice; they are unpretentious in their critiques and openhanded with their networks. To learn more about them, please click here.

The RhinoFabStudio mentors are professionals in their respective fields and they are ready to assist you with inquiries regarding the implementation of a RhinoFabStudio, but they are unable to provide tech support. You can send your Rhino related questions to support@mcneel.com at any time.


What is a RhinoFabStudio?
A RhinoFabStudio™ (digital 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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Stacking Layers - FSU 3D printing symposium

Thu, 2014-01-16 18:55
Florida State University presents an exploration of 3D printing technologies and research for students, teachers, innovators and entrepreneurs. From creating product prototypes, to manufacturing custom parts and products, from generating architectural models, to creating ceramics and sculpture, from producing fashion apparel and jewelry, to printing artificial limbs and generating replacement organs from stem cells, 3D printing is impacting every industry and research interest. Stacking Layers is intended to provide fundamental information about 3D printing to beginners, and to provide a venue for those experienced with 3D printing to share their insights.McNeel is a partner of this event. Andres Gonzalez Posada, worldwide director of RhinoFabStudio will be making a presentation on how Rhino and Grasshopper are used to create 3D models and prepare them for 3D printing.  For more information about the symposium, please click here. 

Stacking Layers presentations will be streamed live online and accessible on-demand after the symposium at http://learningforlife.capd.fsu.edu/3d/
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Online Intro to Grasshopper Course, January 27-30

Thu, 2014-01-16 18:17

Join us for our Intro to Grasshopper for Rhino 5 online training course. This course is for design professionals who are looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment. The advantages of using Grasshopper in preliminary design and concept development come to life in numerous real-life examples.
Dates: January 27-30, 2014  Orientation: January 27, 9:00am-10:30am
  Grasshopper training: January 28-30, 9:00am-1:00pm

Price: US$195.00

Details and registration... Please note, all times noted above are Pacific time zone. Calculate your time zone.
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RhinoGold, Clayoo and RhinoEmboss at IJT Tokyo

Thu, 2014-01-16 17:39

Come visit the IJT Jewelry show in Tokyo (January 22-25) and learn more about RhinoGold, Clayoo, RhinoEmboss and 3D printing at the SeaForce Co & TDM Solutions Booth (A21-37).
Details...
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Montreal joins RhinoTerrain

Wed, 2014-01-15 18:34



"In 2013, Claude Vuattoux of RhinoTerrain succeeded in automatically texturing our Digital Terrain Model at a level of detail LOD2 while preserving the CityGML standard of the original data.

Previously, the Geomatique Division of the City of Montreal used the CityGML standard (LOD1 and LOD2) to produce a 3-D model of buildings from data obtained using a photogrammetry capturing process. CityGML is an open-source format that allows adding attributes, freely exchanging virtual urban 3-D models, and an open use of the format. Because the texture images generated by RhinoCity for rendering our 3-D urban model are generated from aerial photographs taken directly above Montreal, they are very realistic. The outcome is creating great interest among both experts and 3-D neophytes.

During the RhinoCity training, we were impressed by the geospatial data calculations, particularly while fixing knot topology and associating a building with an identifier using a spatial request. RhinoCity offers a great deal of efficiency and is causing us to review the software solutions we are currently using for producing our digital model. RhinoTerrain is very promising for structuring the Digital Terrain Model. It's a nice surprise for those of us in our line of work."

Richard Mongeau a.-g., M. Sc. 
Arpenteur-géomètre chef d'équipe 

Équipe de la cartographie et des levés spéciaux 
Division de la Géomatique 
Direction des Travaux Publics 
Service du Développement et des Opérations 
Ville de Montréal 








Check this video about RhinoTerrain and RhinoCity at last Intergeo exhibition...
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New book: Grasshopper and Origami shapes

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:49

"ARCHITETTURA DELLE SUPERFICI PIEGATE - le geometrie che muovono gli origami" is a new book by Michele Calvano and other colleagues of University Sapienza in Rome and deals with Origami movements in Rhino and Grasshopper.
Details (in Italian)...
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V-Ray for Rhino workshop in Barcelona

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:42

V-Ray for Rhino workshop
ESARQ UIC, Barcelona
Jan 21-23, 28-30

Check the complete details (in Spanish) here...
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The 3rd Edition of the Essential Mathematics is now available in Italian

Tue, 2014-01-14 19:51
Prepared by Nando Varriale, the Italian translation of the third edition of the "Essential Mathematics for Computational Design" is now available for download. You can get from here...
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food4Rhino News: Rhino and Grasshopper Apps + Materials!

Tue, 2014-01-14 17:02

With more than 120 apps available and 45.000 visits (25.000 downloads) in the last month, food4Rhino is the first Rhino plug-in and Grasshopper add-on site on the web. 

There have been new significant improvements during the last months:

  • New Materials, Environments and Textures section: upload or download Rhino, Flamingo, Brazil, Maxwell and V-Ray materials, environment maps and textures
  • New Quick Links to search by field, platform and license type and for Materials, Environments and Textures
  • Remote updated to handle the new Materials, Environments and Textures
  • Improved web performance and updated antivirus

And of course there are many new and updated add-ons for Architectural Design, Urban Planning, GIS, Structural Engineering, Robot controlling, BIM, Environmental Analysis, Physics, Visualization, Landscape, Jewelry, Advanced Modeling and much more!

Visit food4Rhino now!
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Grasshopper workshop in Beirut by Luis Fraguada

Mon, 2014-01-13 18:36

Applied Parametric Design with Rhino and Grasshopper
Description:The workshop on Applied Parametric Design serves as an introduction and immersion into the world of associative design with McNeel’s Rhinoceros and Grasshopper software.  Rhinoceros is an advanced Nurbs modeller where we will learn about precision modelling, project workflow and organization.  Grasshopper is an associative modelling plugin for Rhinoceros that allows us to parametrically define the logics of our model in order to explore variations and optimized solutions.  These two tools are a powerful combination for any architect, designer, engineer, professional or student who is interested in exploring how parametric design can benefit their workflow.
This is the first workshop in a series of workshops conducted by Built by Associative Data in Beirut dealing with digital tools applied to architecture, engineering, and design.
Prerequisites:Workshop participants should have a familiarity with CAD software, 2D drafting, and 3D modelling.
Software: Rhinoceros 5.0 and Grasshopper (links to trial versions of the software will be made available to the workshop participants).  Participants are asked to install the software prior to attending the workshop.  Technical support will be provided prior to the workshop to facilitate software installation.
Instructor: Luis E. Fraguada - Director of Research Built by Associative Data, Authorized Rhino Trainer
Timeline: Thursday, January 23rd, 2014: 18h - 22hFriday, January 24th, 2014: 18h - 22hSaturday, January 25th, 2014: 10h - 18h
Cost: $1000
Location: Built by Associative DataSuite 101, first floor Verdun Twins Beirut, Lebanon
Contact and Registration:info@bad.ar.com+961 70 310 310
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When is a size 8 a size 8?

Thu, 2014-01-09 00:34

Standard clothing sizes are not really standard at all. In 2011 the New York Times pointed out this disparity. Their research showed that a size 8 waist measurement ranged from 26" to 31". Today, the measurements standards are much the same.

A Barcelona-based company is using Rhino to remedy this. Jorge & Esther is throwing out the traditional standard of using measurements by digitally fitting their clothing designs. In order to understand tailoring strategies for dealing with the different body types Jorge & Esther is creating The Body Database Project. Over 150 different body types are currently scanned into their database.

To create a personalized fit, Jorge & Esther's process is: Scan the body. Digitally drape the virtual material over the computerized body image. Create the digital pattern and the virtual construction of the garment. Print out the pattern. Cut the material and, finally, stitch it together.

Article from Latinalista . . . 
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EvoluteTools PRO - new functionality and videos

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:49


EvoluteTools PRO added some new functionality recently.

"Whether you are interested in point cloud surface reconstruction, cylinder fitting or panel repetition maximization, it is worth having a look over our Youtube channel and check out the new clips. Also, if you are interested in a particular bit of functionality, have a dataset that is giving you a headache, you might want to send it over to us and it can turn into a cool new video showing how to solve that specific challenge with EvoluteTools". 
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AA Athens Visiting School 2014

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:31

Athens - CIPHER CITY :: Revolutions
National Technical University of Athens

Monday 31 March – Tuesday 8 April 2014 

What would happen if a structure could transform in real‐time? AA Athens Visiting School embarks on its’ third cycle to address issues of change, adaptation and interaction in the design of an enclosed volume. In this time of social, economic, and environmental uncertainty, it's a quality for the built environment to regard transformation as a way of practice.

Revolutions have occurred through architectural history and vary widely in terms of design methods and fabrication techniques. Focusing on inspiring natural form‐finding techniques, AA Athens VS works towards producing a large‐scale interactive prototype that alters in real‐time the perception of interior space.

Technology and architecture are coupled for the third year in Athens with a novel agenda of transforming an enclosed area and creating internal contrasting city‐life characteristics that transcend the local conditions. In collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens, Cipher City: Revolutions explores participatory design and active engagement modeling and continues building novel prototypes upon horizontal planes.

The toolset includes mainly ‐among others‐ Rhino Grasshopper, Processing and Arduino platforms. With the completion of the Programme participants receive the AA Visiting School Certificate. In 2014, the design agenda of AA Athens will connect with the agenda of AA Greece VS in the city of Patras. Participation in both Programmes will allow for a more extensive learning experience through additional tools like Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and more.


Complete details and registration...
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RhinoEmboss

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:21



TDM Solutions is glad to announce RhinoEmboss, a new plug-in for Rhino 5 for advanced reliefs, texturing, sculpting and engraving.

RhinoEmboss is ideal for furniture, sign making, jewelry, awards and trophies, medallions and ADA signage.
Complete details and download...
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Geometrias'14 conference

Fri, 2014-01-03 13:55

Geometrias'14 will take place at Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitectura (ISCTE-IUL - Lisbon, Portugal) on May 17-18, having for main theme “New challenges on practice, researching and teaching Geometries and Drawing”.

Connexions between complex geometries and the most advanced digital technologies allow the introduction of new multidisciplinary approaches in teaching, researching and the professional practice of the related creative areas.
What role is there, nowadays, for Geometry learning?
How is Geometry teaching determined by these new technologies and which new learning opportunities can they induce? How can they be applied and coexist in an academic and creative context?

The 3D Modeling session will showcase Rhinoceros, food4Rhino and VisualARQ.

Complete info and registration...
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16th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics

Fri, 2014-01-03 13:31

The 16th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG 2014) will be held in Innsbruck, Austria, on August 4–8, 2014.

The ICGG 2014 aims at providing a forum for presentation and discussion of both academic and industrial research involving theoretical and applied geometry and graphics as well as other related fields. The ICGG conference is part of a series of conferences held biannually and sponsored by the International Society for Geometry and Graphics (ISGG).

David Rutten (Robert McNeel & Associates) will be one of the keynote speakers.

Call for papers...Complete conference info...
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