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Simply Rhino presenting at New Designers exhibition - July 8, London (UK)

Mon, 2016-07-04 18:04

3D Printing: Design Freedom
Business Design Centre, London, N1
Friday July 8, 2016
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Simply Rhino will be joining the Knowledge Transfer Network at New Designers (UK most important exhibition for emerging design) on Friday July 8 as part of the '3D Printing: Design Freedom ' discussion.

The talk session they are contributing to is chaired by Louise Jones from the Knowledge Transfer Network and will feature Nick Grace (Adams Watt), Duncan Fitzsimons (7th Design & Invention) and Rees Calder (My Mini Factory) as well as Simply Rhino's Grasshopper trainer Arthur Mamou-Mani.

More info...

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Tangential Dreams: an architectural installation for the Burning Man Festival 2016 - Kickstarter campaign

Mon, 2016-07-04 16:38

Mamou-Mani has launched the Kickstarter project Tangential Dreams, an architectural installation for the Burning Man festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture in which the Architect is also the Maker. Tangential Dreams is a 30-foot high twisting tower with thin wooden tangent swaying in the wind with inspiring sentences written by people around the world.

Throughout the process algorithms maximize inexpensive materials such as timber or bio-plastic. Digital models (Rhino and Grasshopper) are linked with fabrication tools such as LaserCut and 3D Printers to improve the design and make the project possible.

You can back this project in exchange for different rewards (among them, a video tutorial and private classes on parametric design by Arthur Mamou-Mani himself).

The Kickstarter campaign is ending on July 21st. Check it out now!

More info on this campaign...
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AA Visiting School Amazon: Digital Vernacular, August 2016

Sat, 2016-07-02 01:39
Infrared thermography of a non-vernacular roof type

AA Visiting School Amazon: Digital VernacularLake Mamori, Amazonas22-28 August, 2016
After studying the impact of the recent arrival of electricity on the small community of Mamori Lake, this year’s edition explores how these changes can inform a new type of vernacular architecture that deals with this new electrified reality and is highly adapted to the rain forest environment. Through the use of biomimicry principles, digital measuring devices, data gathering and analysis, and digital design tools, participants will propose a new type of "maison tropical digital” that directly responds to the new needs of the area inhabitants, while preparing them for the imminent digital revolution.
About the workshop:The workshop takes place in a simple but comfortable wooden lodge by the Mamori lake shore, in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. The initial exploratory days of analysis and data collection offer the participants the possibility to discover the astonishing Amazon ecosystem and interact with the local communities. Social, mythological, economical, and natural environments will be overlaid to discover emerging patterns that could inform the design process. The strategies of some plants, insects and animals will be studied to trace parallels between nature and architecture. 

Eligibility:The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.
  • Complete the online applicationfound under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you’re unable to use the online application, email visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk for instructions to pay by bank transfer.
  • Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the program. A CV or a portfolio is not required.
  • The deadline for applications is 8 August 2016.

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3D Printing Plugin

Thu, 2016-06-30 15:03

3YOURMIND is pleased to announce their updated 3D Printing Plugin for Rhino.

This plug-in connects Rhino to a variety of 3D printing services inclusive 3D optimization and analysis capability.


This plug-in installs 3YOURMIND's 3D Printing Plugin in Rhino. After clicking on the command, you can repair and analyze your model, scale it, choose your material and compare prices of different 3D printing services.

  • One-click upload
  • Shows prices from different 3D printing services
  • Model repair function
  • Wall thickness analysis (for small models)
  • Download of the repaired file (STL)
  • Secure file transfer with SSL

Download from food4Rhino....
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APX+ 201.6 Workshop - July 14-18, Burgas (Bulgaria)

Thu, 2016-06-30 12:43

APX+ 201.6 Workshop
July 14-18, 2016
Business Incubator
Burgas, Bulgaria

APX+ workshop started in 2011 as the first event in Bulgaria for parametric design, advanced modeling and manufacturing in architecture.

APX+ 201.6 is the sixth edition, continuing the trend of creation of practical knowledge to use the software Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. The basic seminar is two days, followed by two more days of advanced seminar learning how to model complex NURBS models. Students will create parametric definitions generating practical objects.

This intensive workshop covers most of the functionality of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, and will expose some methods for working with plug-ins to both programs. Issues such as BIM modeling in Rhinoceros, visualization, import / export of a geometry, and real project tasks will be explained.

On the fifth day, APX+ continues with real workshop practice in which students explore digital production methods with computer-controlled machines and their relationship with digital modeling. The aim will be the creation of a real prototype at a real scale. There will then be one more day for the official opening to present the finished projects and for diploma ceremony.

This workshop is organized and financed by the Municipality of Burgas, with the logistic support of Varna Design Forum.

More info...

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IrisVR Prospect plug-in

Thu, 2016-06-30 09:07

IrisVR published a new plug-in to export Grasshopper files (and Rhino files by extension) to OBJ format, which IrisVR Prospect supports.

Create your own virtual reality experiences for architecture, engineering, construction, and design in seconds. Use the Grasshopper plug-in to launch IrisVR Prospect, visualize data and review your parametric design in VR using the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive.

This plug-in can export surfaces, meshes and BReps, apply a material and set a layer for each object. Read the materials from the Rhino file in use or create the materials from scratch using the Human components for Grasshopper.

To get started, create an account on IrisVR, download the plug-in and visit the support page with information about the system and software requirements and the instructions on how to use our components.

IrisVR would like to hear from you! If you have any feedback that you would like to share, please visit IrisVR's Grasshopper forum.

Download IrisVR Prospect plug-in for Grasshopper from food4Rhino...
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D+O+F Universidad Piloto de Colombia

Wed, 2016-06-29 16:22

Register for the Rhino DOF - Rhino Design Optimization & Fabrication training by ARTC specialist, Ovidio Cardona, and RhinoFabStudio worldwide director, Andres Gonzalez. Organized by Facultad de Arquitectura y Artes at Universidad Piloto de Colombia.

Course Description

In this class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Also, this workshop will give students a functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design. This will allow them to build on this understanding into more advanced projects of their own. The class also covers information on fabrication techniques with RP or laser machines and optimization and fabrication using RhinoCAM and RhinoCAM-NEST for CNC machines.


Space is limited!!!

Date: August 26, 27, 29, 30, 31Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Students and Teachers US$195. Register here! *
Professionals US$395. Register here!
Universidad Piloto
Bogotá, Colombia
Sede D, Laboratorio de Expresión - Piso 1 
Carrera 9 # 45 A - 44

For information or to register call McNeel Miami +(305) 5134445
or email Jackie Nasser jackie@mcneel.com

*Students/Teachers can purchase a Rhino Windos License at ½ price.
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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Clayoo 2.0 possibilities - Robot Tutorial

Tue, 2016-06-28 16:11

TDM Solutions SLU has put together a nice 5-part tutorial series on modeling a robot using Clayoo 2.0.

Part 1Belly, chest, and pelvis
Part 2Arms
Part 3Legs, screws, and joins
Part 4Neck, head, and helmet
Part 5Mask and eyes

More info...
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Rhino Level 2 Training at McNeel Miami in July

Wed, 2016-06-22 18:58

Register for the Rhino Level 2 Training by McNeel Miami, home of RhinoFabStudio.

Date: July 25 - 27, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

McNeel Miami
1538 NW 89th Court
Miami, FL 33172
United States

Space is limited!!!... Register here!

For more information please contact Jackie Nasser or call 305 513-4445.
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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Free jewelry models from Cadwax

Mon, 2016-06-20 20:05
For each of the next 20 weeks, Cadwax is releasing a free jewelry model, to showcase their plug-in for Rhino.

These models are fully closed and ready to 3D print.

The first model is a rub-over dress ring.

More information ...

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Kangaroo 2.0 -- Now out of the pouch and available for testing!

Thu, 2016-06-16 19:56
Daniel Piker announced the first public work-in-progress (WIP) version of the new Kangaroo.

Engineers and designers use the Kangaroo plug-in inside Grasshopper for interactive simulation, form generation, optimization, and analysis of structural components and constraint introspection.

This is a complete ground-up rewrite of both the core solver and all interface components, with several key improvements for a more powerful and flexible Kangaroo. (Joey grew up.)
  • Greatly improved stability and convergence speed, overcoming previous limitations on stiffness values.
  • The old Force objects have been replaced with Goals. These encompass forces, loads, and constraints in a single simple system.
  • Goal types for many new applications such as areas, length clamping, length and angle snapping, collinearity, coplanarity, symmetry constraints, rigid body assemblies, plasticity, and more ...
  • Creating goals is now simpler than ever. New goals can be added quickly as needed. New custom goals can be written in the Grasshopper scripting components and changed while the solver is still running.
  • Several of the more awkward and annoying aspects of the old interface have been improved: No need to reset when goals are added, removed, or changed. No need to flatten the goals input. No need to keep starting and stopping the timer.
  • Direct dragging and anchoring of points in the Rhino viewports with the new Grab tool.
  • The solver library is now separate from the Grasshopper components. Power users and developers now have more direct control and customization. 
For more information see Daniel Piker's videos.
*The fine print: This is a WIP. There are still bugs and missing features.

Download from food4Rhino ....
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AAVSDXB 3.0 Workshop - July 10-25, Dubai (UAE)

Thu, 2016-06-16 16:17
Expocity 2020: Articulate Performance
July 10-25 2016

Dubai, UAE

AA Visiting School Dubai returns this summer to Dubai, UAE. The workshop will focus on instigating a design-build culture within the 3-week workshop. Participants will work with global experts in the field of hyper-active hybrid tensile structures. Feedback loops of computer simulation and analogue prototyping will be the central theme of the workshop, a process aided with cutting edge digital tools for simulation and fabrication.

In this third iteration, AA Visiting School Dubai (AAVSDXB) will investigate novel means of engaging the public within the site of the Expo 2020. The group will elaborate on the methods used to perceive form, space and affect within the ephemeral architecture of the event.

In response to the Expo's vision of 'Connectivity, Mobility and Sustainability', the workshop will propose an interactive, efficient and innovative enclosure for providing shade, invigorating the spaces between the pavilions of the Dubai Expo.

At AAVSDXB 3.0 participants will investigate the simulation of fabric-formed panels into spatial enclosures, as well as the articulation of that form with performative features through investigating novel technologies in computational design, open-source electronics and digital manufacturing.
Specifically, participants will examine the micro-computational complexity of tensile fabrics, hybridizing with advanced materials, electronic chips and 3D printed tools for tensioned articulation. 

The workshop goal will be to prototype locally differentiated performance in tensile structures, allowing an interactive user experience to emerge.

Spaces are limited. Apply now!

More info...Application...
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Product Design Summer Camp 2016 - Thessaloniki (Greece)

Thu, 2016-06-16 13:03

Product Design Summer Camp 2016
4-15 July, 2016
Monday to Friday: 17:00 - 21:00 Lectures | 10:00 - 17:00 Group work sessions (optional)
International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki (Greece)

During the last decade product design globally headed towards understanding actual consumer needs and its creative incorporation in the design of innovative products. For this reason, it is necessary to adopt an integral approach to product development, more specifically, a multidimensional strategy that considers entrepreneurial, mechanical, and design related skills and competences. The Product Design Summer Camp participants will have the chance to develop their knowledge and expertise in design, digital representation (Rhino), packaging, as well as the use of cutting-edge machinery such as 3D printers and laser cutters for the production of artefacts of high specifications.

AimThe aim of this 2-week intensive Summer Camp is to acquaint participants with aspects of product design by providing up-to-date knowledge and an overview of the latest developments in the field. The latest research in product design along with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE/CAM techniques, coupled with a design-oriented approach, will be presented by senior academics and award winning designers who are experts in their relevant fields, combining theory and practice in a hands-on approach.

  • Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship
  • Product Development
  • 3D Modeling* - 3D Printing – Rendering
  • Engineering - CAE tools – Reverse Engineering
  • Product Identity - Branding – Packaging
*The Summer Camp includes several different processes within the workflow of product design, including two days of modeling in Rhino.

Course credits
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program to all participants who have fulfilled the course requirements. Students/graduates taking the course for credit at their home institutions will also have to deliver an oral presentation on the last day of the Summer Camp and a written documentation of all stages of the Product Design Summer Camp (in pdf format) to obtain 4 ECTS credits. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates should ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.

Product Design Summer Camp 2016 welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants may be students and graduates of related disciplines (Product Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Automation, Management, Economics, etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in product design will also be considered. Lectures will be in English. Applicants should be fluent in the English language.

Extended deadline for applications: Friday 24 June 2016

More info...

Online form...

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Clayoo 2.0 Webinar

Wed, 2016-06-15 20:21

Join TDM Solutions in their free webinar on Clayoo 2.0. Learn about the new Clayoo 2.0 tools for free-form modeling from scratch. See the different applications Clayoo 2.0 has for product design, jewelry, furniture, consumer goods, woodwork, and more.

27 June 2016

Central Europe (CEST) 5pm-5:45pm
Atlantic (EST) 11am-11:45pm
Pacific (WST) 8am-8:45am

Register now! (Limited to 100 participants.)
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Sometimes Rhino is used for squares

Tue, 2016-06-14 23:28

We just spotted Rhino in an advertising video for this appealing Ogon wallet. This product is made in France by Ögon Designs.


  • RFID safe for fraud protection for the 12 cards it holds
  • Compact, slim, and lightweight
  • Metal lock 
  • Water resistant
Ogon Stockholm V2 Carbon Fiber Card Case video... 

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Interesting article on generative jewelry with Grasshopper

Tue, 2016-06-14 16:33

Daniel Abalde from SEEDstudio has written an interesting article listing why a jewelry designer should use algorithms and explaining the most important advantages of generative jewelry with Grasshopper.

Read the full article (in Spanish)...  
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Generative and parametric jewelry design workshop - June 20 - July 5, Barcelona (Spain)

Tue, 2016-06-14 16:08

Designed with Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and Peacock by Daniel Abalde studioseed.net
SEEDstudio is organizing a workshop 100% focused on generative and parametric jewelry design. In this workshop consisting of 4 modules you will learn how to best use the power of Grasshopper, Rhinoceros, V-Ray and Peacock (plug-in for jewelry design in Grasshopper) to parameterize jewelry designs and modify the design freely in a simple way. The most important thing is the knowledge of generative design-based methodologies to create an endless number of designs and collections based on a single algorithm.

The four modules can be attended individually or as a complete course.

More info (in Spanish...)
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DIVA Day 2016 date and location set

Mon, 2016-06-13 18:41

DIVA Day 2016,  Friday, 30 September

Announcing! DIVA Day 2016 will be on September 30th at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Hosted by John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, DIVA Day is a day of presentations and discussions focused on how DIVA and associated simulation tools can be used in design.

As in previous DIVA Days, there will be a student competition. This year's prize money will be $1500 (US).

Also on September 29th there is a workshop of DIVA training. Learn the basics of daylight modeling in Rhino and dive in to parametric modeling in Grasshopper using DIVA 4.

More details...

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IMPRIMIDA - Barcelona Advanced Manufacturing Camp for Arts and Design - Barcelona (Spain)

Fri, 2016-06-10 17:16

IMPRIMIDA - Barcelona Advanced Manufacturing Camp for Arts and Design
June 14-18 / 21-23, 2016
IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions

IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions, Sonar+D and IAAC are launching an open call for artists, makers and designers to take part in an 8-day workshop and exhibition in Barcelona. Join experts from the field of digital fabrication and computational design to explore the limits of art production in our times.

The workshop will be held during Sonar+D, from June 16 to June 18, and during the IN(3D)USTRY Maker Pro exhibition, from June 21 to June 23. All participants will have access to one Sonar Full Delegate pass and Full Delegate Pass for IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions event, plus all the production means to make their work real.

During the course participants will explore generative design techniques associated with agent behaviors and iterative strategies. The outputs of the explorations will be translated into an open process of fabrication mainly related to 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The final results will be exhibited in IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions inside the Maker Pro area.

For 3D printing, participants will be using a FELIX Pro 1 3D printer and a Roland 3D monoFab ARM-10, courtesy of icreatia.

The workshop will take place in 3 different places:

June 14-15 | Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Carrer de Pujades, 102, 08005
June 16-18 | Sonar +D, Advanced Music S.L. Apartado de Correos 64.004, 08080
June 21-23 | Fira Barcelona

The workshop is open to all participants. No previous knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper is required (although an introductory knowledge is welcome).

Bring your laptop with Rhino and Grasshopper installed. (A download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants a few days before the workshop.)

Aldo Sollazzo
Stuart Maggs
Pietro Leoni


Areti Markopoulou
Anastasia Pistofidou
Ece Tankal

More info...
Buy tickets*...

*The premium ticket includes the workshop fee as well as access to SONAR+D and IN3DUSTRY
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