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RhinoGold 5.0 workshop in Miami

Wed, 2015-02-11 16:26

Free RhinoGold 5.0 workshop in Miami on Feb 20, 2015.

Details and registration...
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Intro to Grasshopper online course, February 2015

Tue, 2015-02-10 23:50
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 Grasshopper concepts and features 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 many real-life examples.Dates: February 23-26    Orientation: February 23, 9:00AM-10:30AM PDT
    Grasshopper training: February 24-26, 9:00AM-1:00AM PST

Price: US$195

Details and registration... Please note, all times noted above are Pacific time zone. Calculate your time zone.
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Advancing Wood Architecture Symposium in Frankfurt

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:46

Advancing Wood Architecture Symposium
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Friday, March 27, 2015

Organized by the Institute for Computational Design, the Advancing Wood Architecture Symposium will convene for a full day at the main auditorium of the DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum) in Frankfurt, Germany.

It will offer a comprehensive overview of the new architectural possibilities enabled by cutting‐edge digital technologies in wood construction through the works of four leading design research groups in Europe:
  • ETH Zürich, Gramazio Kohler Research, Prof. Matthias Kohler
  • IBOIS EPFL Lausanne, Laboratory for Timber Construction, Prof. Yves Weinand
  • Design & Make Hooke Park, Architectural Association LondonProgramme, Director Martin Self
  • ICD University of Stuttgart, Institute for Computational Design, Prof. Achim Menges
Introduction and Moderation by Prof. Axel Kilian (Princeton University)
Roundtable Discussion with Prof. Johan Bettum (SAC Staedelschule Frankfurt)

Complete details and registration...
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RhinoBIM: first commercial release

Mon, 2015-02-09 21:31

Virtual Build Technologies announces the commercial and educational versions of RhinoBIM. The current beta version 3.45.179 will expire February 28, 2015.This first module now includes:
  • Structural design and editor
  • Clash and clear analysis
  • Quantity take offs / BIM reporter
  • IFC & CIS2 translators
  • User definable database 
View the User's Manual...Buy...
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PanelingTools course now available on video

Mon, 2015-02-09 21:20
Intro to PanelingTools online course... now available on video. In this 13-part series, the creator of PanelingTools, Rajaa Issa, introduces new functions within Rhino and Grasshopper. Learn how to create panels in many different ways. This series also includes two project studies.

PanelingTools helps generate 2D and 3D cellular patterns on surfaces. Use PanelingTools to rationalize complex geometry into a format that is suitable for analysis and fabrication.

To learn more go to the PanelingTools online course.
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Thu, 2015-02-05 17:29

Technical Seminar on Material and Design

The design studies research group of the faculty of Industrial Design at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) presents TECNOMAT I. 

This event is a space for companies and designers share their experiences with product development and the impact it has on the technologies of materials and manufacturing processes.

Some of the sponsors for this event are:

UPB's RhinoFabStudio
Scan-and-SolveSimulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino

Watch a quick preview of Scan-and-Solve in Rhino
To order scan-and-solve visit: http://mcneelmiami.com/scan_solve

Date: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - UPB: Aula Multipropósito - Bloque 9 - Piso 5 - Medellin, Colombia.

For more information, please contact Alejandro Zuleta or call T 057 4 4488388 Ext. 13642

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InnoChain - new pioneering research network for innovative building design practice

Wed, 2015-02-04 14:52

Launch of new pioneering research network for innovative building design practice
European consortium of six premier research institutions and 14 leading industry partners to create an interdisciplinary network of 15 PhD positions on innovative building design practice under the Horizon 2020 programme.  The pioneering network ‘InnoChain’ has recently received a EUR 4 million grant from EU’s Research Programme ‘Horizon 2020’. It will investigate the extended digital chain as a fertile opportunity for design innovation and will develop new interdisciplinary design methods that integrate advanced simulation and material fabrication. 
The network will include 15 new doctoral projects within the fields of architecture and engineering. These will be advertised on the InnoChain website: http://innochain.net
Further information
Website: http://innochain.net
Please contact: Project Lead Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
E: mette.thomsen@kadk.dk  P: +45 4170 1736
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Mr Comfy - high performance building simulation analysis

Tue, 2015-02-03 19:01

BuroHappold Engineering’s Max Doelling is featured in the latest edition of IBPSA's (International Building Performance Simulation Association) quarterly newsletter.

The article reports on the release of the latest version of Max’s data visualization tool, Mr Comfy. This high performance building simulation analysis produces many data sets, including hourly thermal and daylight information for an entire design year. This analysis helps gain a clear understanding of projected design behavior.

By spatially and interactively mapping results in the Rhino 5 modelling environment, the Mr Comfy tool links building geometry to multi-domain performance and helps explore the relationship of multiple performance metrics through condensed spatial representations, e.g. thermal comfort and daylight use. Already in use across several projects at BuroHappold, it has demonstrated that, especially in a design centric early stage project development context, clear spatial and geometric data analysis helps not only to understand but also to clearly communicate results to clients. This forms a perfect fit with BuroHappold's intent to strive for intelligent simplicity and clarity in engineering. 

Read the full IBSA news article here (page 25)... Download Mr Comfy on food4Rhino... 
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RESHAPE 15 - wearable technology competition

Tue, 2015-02-03 18:53

RESHAPE 15 - wearable technology competition

Today, disciplines as programming and electronics become highly transversal, blurring old boundaries and merging different fields of knowledge. Fashion has been already highly affected by this radical change. Therefore, clothes, shoes and other accessories can now incorporate elements of hardware and software, generating a peculiar mix between fashion and computation that is incredibly fertile and inspiring. Data becomes Beauty, Interaction becomes Emotion. As a result, a new esthetic is emerging. Reshape focuses on the definition of this language, proposing with this competition, a new challenge for makers and designers.

Complete details...
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New RhinoGold 5.0

Tue, 2015-02-03 18:42

RhinoGold 5.0 is now shipping featuring professional rendering that makes use of CPU and GPU acceleration and real time visualisation. 

Modeling improvements and new tools include Cluster Studio, Dynamic Taper, Twist & Bend, Automatic Pave, Channel Studio and Pattern Studio. 

Complete details and videos...
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New RhinoPiping LT version

Tue, 2015-02-03 18:36

RhinoPiping is a 3D piping modelling software of latest generation in the fields of AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), shipbuilding, water industry, agri-business, engineering, energy, oil & gas and petrochemical industries, pharmaceutical.

RhinoPiping lets you:

  • import a model into your 3D environment
  • describe the standards and rules of conception
  • model, modify, analyze, inform and show 3D piping networks
  • easily edit your drawings
  • save time with cutting edge smart functions
  • exchange your files with other tools: PLM, CAD/CAM and CAE software
Check the new v.1.0.6 version on food4Rhino...There's now also a free RhinoPiping LT version...
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Design Computation job at NBBJ

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:16
Are you passionate about design computation? Are you a Grasshopper guru or deft with Dynamo? If so, NBBJ is hiring and they want you.

NBBJ’s Digital Practice group is seeking to expand their Design Computation team across the firm. They have offices in Boston, Columbus, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Shanghai, and are always seeking out the best and brightest talent.

They are seeking an individual that is:
  • an expert in the use of Grasshopper and/or Dynamo
  • comfortable in a wide range of 3D software, including Rhino, Revit, Maya, 3DS Max, and others
  • familiar with one or more text-based scripting languages including C#, Python, VB.Net, Java, Processing or others
  • deeply passionate about design, with strong opinions about the built environment and a polished portfolio of impactful work
  • a skilled communicator both visually and verbally, able to express the value of computation to design teams, collaborators and clients
  • has experience and passion for teaching others to understand and use computational tools
  • an effective collaborator who works well on teams of diverse expertise
  • a strong leader among peers
  • passionate about finding better ways to solve problems
  • excited by the idea of joining an industry-leading team of experts
  • wants to be a key contributor to significant projects for some of the world’s most innovative companies including Google, Amazon, Samsung, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Stanford University
  • driven to explore new ideas and techniques, pushing the boundaries of technology for design
Does this sound like you? They want to hear from you! Send your resume and portfolio to JoinDesignComputation@nbbj.com along with 10 reasons why you think they should hire you!

Applicants to any NBBJ location will be considered, but special interest will be paid to those interested in New York, Columbus, or Boston, where NBBJ is actively seeking to grow their team.

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Digital Fabrication Minor at UPB - Medellin

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:16

The RhinoFabStudio Digital Fabrication Minor is intended for designers, architects, artists, engineers, and other professionals of associated fields. The Digital Fabrication Program involves introductory as well as advanced courses in 3-D digital modeling, generative and data-driven modeling, physical computation and interaction, as well as digital fabrication. At UPB’s RhinoFabStudio students are able to use the latest inventive technologies such as 3D printing, computer controlled CNC milling and routing, and laser cutting to produce their three-dimensional creations.
Join us at the Commencement Ceremony to honor this year's students that have achieved their Digital Fabrication Diplomas.
Graduation: Minor in Digital Fabrication at UPB's RhinoFabStudio
Date: Friday January 30, 2015
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Place: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - UPB: Auditorio Juan Pablo II,  Bloque 10 - Medellin, Colombia.

For more information, please contact Andres Franco by email: ventasrhino3d@une.net.co or call T412-3015 in Medellin, Colombia

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The use of Technology, El Salvador

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:37

Join us for a presentation on The use of Technology with Rhino 5 and TROTECIn this presentation, we will demonstrate the latest on 3-D modeling, generative data driven design and laser cutting.

Country: El Salvador, Central America, City: Soyapango
Place:  Universidad Don Bosco - Escuela de Diseño Gráfico e Industrial
Date:   Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time:   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room:  Aula Magna C
Cost: Free and open to the general public

For more information, please contact Kenny Girón or call: (503) 2251-8200 Ext. 1814

Do not forget to join us at: www.RhinoFabStudio.com 
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Generative Jewelry Design in Medellin, Colombia

Tue, 2015-01-27 02:52
Join us for a presentation on Generative Jewelry Design with Rhino 5 and Grasshopper. In these presentations, we will demonstrate the latest on generative data driven jewelry design; attendees will be also introduced to the basics of jewelry rendering and digital fabrication.Presentation by: Karina Teixeira (from Brazil)
Place: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Date: Tuesday-January 27-2015
Time: 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Room: Auditorio Juan Pablo II, Bloque 10.Presentation by: Karina Teixeira at Colombiatex (from Brazil)
Place:  http://colombiatex.inexmoda.org.co/parilla-pabellon-del-co…/
Date: Wednesday-January 28-2015
Time: 1:40 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Room: Pabellón del Conocimiento.Presentation by: Karina Teixeira (Brazil) and Andres Gonzalez (Miami) at SENA
Date: Thursday-January 29-2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm
Place: Centro de formación en diseño confección y modas
Room: Salón pasarela-Itagüí
Join our Generative Jewelry Design group too: www.GJD3D.com For more information please contact Andres Franco or call T 412-3015 in Medellin.
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Warka Water: Each drop counts

Wed, 2015-01-21 14:44

Water is the source of life. It is so fundamental to our lives that we take it for granted. But in some areas of the world, water shortage is an acute and a real problem. Many rural villages in Africa lack the simple water infrastructure to fulfill basic needs.

Arturo Vittori, from Architecture and Vision, together with a group of international talented collaborators, has developed Warka Water, a structure to capture potable water from the air by collecting rain, harvesting fog and dew for rural communities in Ethiopia. Rhino and Grasshopper were used from the early stages of the project. 

Warka Water is now running a crowd-funding campaign.  

Please support Warka Water on Kickstarter...
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Rhino 5 + Grasshopper + V-Ray + VisualARQ + RhinoBIM Presentations

Mon, 2015-01-19 21:12

South Florida Road Trip Presentations
Join us for a presentation on Grasshopper, V-Ray, VisualARQ, and RhinoBIM for Rhino 5. In this presentation, we will demonstrate the latest on generative data driven design, rendering, and BIM (Building Information Modeling).
The presentation will be approximately two hours with time for Q&A at the end.University of Central Florida – UCF  Tuesday Jan 20th from 9:00 – 11:00 am1800 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811  - Building 11 Room 106For more information, please contact: Jason Mayer 

Florida International University – FIU Tuesday Jan 20th from 5:00 – 7:00 pmRoom #135 (auditorium) of PCA building (Paul Cejas Architecture building)More information, please contact: Eric Goldemberg

Miami Dade College – MDC Wednesday Jan 21st from 10:30 am – 12:30 pmRoom 3410-5 Miami Dade College - School of Architecture – Wolfson Campus (downtown)More information, please contact: Maria Zabala 
University of Miami – UM
Thursday Jan 22nd from 9:00 – 11:00 amGlasgow Hall - Jorge M Perez Architecture Center
More information, please contact: Ju Hong Park

Any additional information, please contact:
McNeel Miami and RhinoFabStudio
Jackie Nasser  T (305) 513 4445
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Create Waterman Polyhedra

Mon, 2015-01-19 18:38

The Waterman Polyhedra for Rhinoceros 5 for Windows will allow you to create Waterman Polyhedrons.

A Waterman polyhedron is created by packing spheres, according to cubic close packing (CCP), then sweeping away the spheres that are farther from the center than a defined radius, then creating the convex hull of the resulting pack of spheres.

Some Waterman polyhedra create Platonic solids and Archimedean solids.

Waterman Polyhedra supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Rhinoceros 5 for Windows, and it requires SR9 or greater. Waterman Polyhedra does NOT work with Rhinoceros for Mac.

Waterman Polyhedra provides both a Rhino plug-in and a Grasshopper add-on.

Waterman Polyhedra is free!

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Aircraft Geometry Codes - Parametric Models for Optimization, scripted in Python, Rhino and Matlab

Mon, 2015-01-19 13:55

AirCONICS (Aircraft CONfiguration through Integrated Cross-Disciplinary Scripting) is a free toolset comprising highly parametric aircraft geometry objects, in particular for generating external surface geometry (i.e., surfaces wetted by the flow).

AirCONICS is used for aircraft design applications and it is backed up by a Wiley book, in which the theory behind the objects (in particular, the aircraft lifting surfaces) is described.

AirCONICS v0.2 can be downloaded for free. 

Complete details and download at www.aircraftgeometry.codes...
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RhinoVAULT 1.3 released

Mon, 2015-01-19 13:44

RhinoVAULT V1.3 New Features from BLOCK Research Group on Vimeo.
Intuitive form finding for funicular structuresThe BLOCK Research Group, ETH Zurich, is happy to announce the release of RhinoVAULT 1.3. The latest, freely available version comes with some neat, new features. Besides many bug fixes, the plug-in for Rhinoceros® features the following new tools for a more advanced form finding of funicular structures:
  • Include tension elements to create new, exciting funicular structures
  • Set bounds on force magnitudes to more easily control local force distributions
  • Use the new API to hack into RhinoVAULT for your project-specific application
  • Generate triangulated form diagrams for any given boundary conditions
This movie, RhinoVAULT V1.3 New Features on Vimeo, shows an overview of the new features implemented.

New tutorials have been added to the tutorial website.

The plug-in emerged from current research on structural form finding using the Thrust Network Approach to intuitively create and explore funicular structures. We are constantly working on new techniques and methods, which eventually will be implemented in future releases of this digital design tool.

For more information, and to download RhinoVAULT, please visit:
BLOCK Research Group RhinoVAULT website

The plug-in has been downloaded by more than 10,000 people and in 2014 RhinoVAULT won an award in the category 'Structure / Physics Formation' at ALGODeQ, an international competition for algorithmic design programs. We are happy that the tool could be useful for students and professionals around the world, helping to realize some amazing projects. Knowing about your work is very helpful for the development of the software and in general amazingly motivating. So, please get in touch if you have exciting projects made with RhinoVAULT you want to share or if you are interested in collaborative work and workshops (rippmann@arch.ethz.ch).

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