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RhinoFabStudio at IBEX 2014

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:37

IBEX - International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference
September 30 – October 2, 2014
Tampa Convention Center, - Tampa, Florida

IBEX is partnering with Robert McNeel & Associates, Miami's RhinoFabStudio, and DRS Technologies, Inc. for a not-to-miss event. Together, they have created the Advanced Marine Technology Center to offer live demonstrations and educational workshops for IBEX attendees on 3D printing, CNC and laser cutting, and scanning technologies applicable to the marine industry. They will also feature Rhino 5, Orca3D, and several products that RhinoFabStudios use. These include RhinoCAM, Grasshopper, Paneling Tools, and many more…
Stop by for the ongoing  IBEX 3D Digital Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Tampa Bay Convention Center, Stands: #2315 and #2414. Come, visit us to see 3D printing by Prototyping Solutions, laser cutting by ESS, and CNC machining by ShopBot. Be sure to bring marine parts or a computer model for expert advice on solving your challenging problems in design, manufacturing, repair, and quality. 
     For more information, go to RhinoFabStudio, or contact Jackie Nasser at McNeel Miami: Tel: (305) 513-4445
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AAG 2014 London - last chance to register to the conference & workshops

Mon, 2014-09-15 10:39

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014 London, UKSep 18-21, 2014
Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) is a symposium where theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments are presented. This symposium gathers the diverse components of contemporary architecture which push the building envelope towards free form and respond to the multiple current design challenges. It involves architects, engineers, mathematicians, software designers and contractors. We aim to connect researchers from architectural and engineering practices, academia and industry. AAG has become a reference in the professional field and is supported by the direct participation of the most renowned architectural design and engineering offices, along with academic laboratories.

The current edition, the fourth, will be held in London from the 18th to 21st of September 2014. 

Conference: September 18-19, 2014

Workshops: September 20-21, 2014

The event consists of two days of presentations of accepted papers, followed by two days of hands-on workshops (including GrasshopperRhinoPythonRhinoCommonKangarookarambaRoboFold plug-insEvoluteSpiderWebSyntactic and Configurbanist), allowing participants, teachers, students and professionals to learn and experiment with new technologies and practices reflected in the themes tackled during the symposium.
Register now at http://www.architecturalgeometry.org/aag14/ 
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SmartForm, new add-on for Grasshopper

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:03

SmartForm is a new real-time shape optimization and sculptural design tool for Grasshopper.

Developed by the Smart Space team at BuroHappold, SmartForm is a suite of tools that allows you to rapidly model, analyse and optimize complex freeform shapes found in modern architecture. It has the following components:
  • SmartForm: optimize a complex form in real time
  • SmartFormAnalyser: rapidly analyse a form and panelisation scheme for a variety of parameters like planarity, distortion, etc.
  • SmartClustering: an innovative tool that reduces the amount of unique panels and nodes within a given form.
Download at food4Rhino... Smart Solutions Network... 
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Rhino/Orca3D training in Antibes, France

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:54

Rhino + Orca3D training
Antibes, France
Sep 30- Oct 2, 2014
A 3-day Rhino + Orca3D training will be held at NDAR offices in Antibes from 30 September to 02 October 2014.

Instructors are Vanessa STEEG and Stéphane DARDEL. The course will be held in English. Other languages will be supported (French, Italian).

The course is intended for naval architects and ship and boat designers, with a good knowledge of Rhino. Syllabus covers:

  • Rhino v5 user interface and customization
  • Foundations of modelling and fairing  techniques
  • Hull assistant
  • Background bitmap
  • Surface creation and modification
  • Point control
  • Surface analysis
  • Hydrostatic calculations
  • Real-time hydrostatics
  • Stability with criteria verification
  • If time allows, topics suggested by participants towards the end of Day 3

Course fees are 650€/day. Lunch will be provided.  Advance payment of the fee is required to confirm registration.

Participants should have Rhino 5 SR9 and Orca3D latest Release (v1.3) or WIP installed on their laptops.

For more information and registration, please contact ndar@ndar.com
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Bongo 2.0 Service Release 4 now available

Thu, 2014-09-11 11:29

Bongo 2.0 SR4 is now available from:http://www.rhino3d.com/download/bongo/2.0/commercialThe complete list of bug fixes and changes can be find found here.Enjoy!
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Online Level 2 Rhino begins next week

Thu, 2014-09-11 00:59

Image credit: Kyle Houchens, The Outside
Our Level 2 Rhino 5 online course begins next week. The class is scheduled for September 15-25. We have a few seats still available if you'd like to register. The course will consist of seven sessions, a brief orientation on Monday followed by six half-days of Rhino 5 training.

  • Orientation: Monday, September 15, 9:00AM -10:30AM
  • Training: Tuesday-Thursday, September 16-18 and 23-25, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
    Note: All times listed are Pacific time zone. Calculate your time zone.
All sessions are instructor-led and will be recorded for later viewing.  If you cannot make a session, watch the video and catch up before the class meets again.

Sign up today!
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HatchKit 2014 for Rhino - New hatch pattern editor

Wed, 2014-09-10 19:56
What does HatchKit 2014 for Rhino do?
  • creates and edits hatch patterns with Rhino pattern format
  • can be installed on three machines
  • attaches to each machine
  • allows reinstallation to the same machine
  • will not install on a virtual machine or Windows Server
  • prohibits sale of patterns or pattern libraries
Demonstration download...
Buy HatchKit 2014 for Rhino...
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Welcome to Rhino for Mac

Thu, 2014-09-04 22:17

Join us for a Webinar on September 12
Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now!

Kyle Houchens of The Outside Design Digital Design will introduce you to the basics of modeling in Rhino for Mac. Kyle will show you how to design and model a water bottle completely in Rhino for Mac. Rhino tips and tricks will be covered throughout the presentation.

The presentation will take approximately 1 hour, and question will be taken at the end.

The presentation will be recorded.

Please email Mary Fugier if you have any questions.

Welcome to Rhino for Mac
Friday, September 12, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees - Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees - Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees - Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
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SeaHorse Foils - new plug-in for Rhino 5

Thu, 2014-09-04 16:53

Seahorse Foils is a plain and simple NACA section generator for Rhino.

It exposes a single command, "shFoils". For the moment, only NACA 4 digit symmetrical sections are implemented, however, 4 digit asymmetrical and 5 digit series are planned to be released as well as a Grasshopper component. The generated sections are placed with the leading edge tip in the origin.

Details and download at food4Rhino...
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HILA pavilion in Kiikeli island, Oulu, Finland

Thu, 2014-09-04 16:45

HILA pavilionUniversity of Oulu students in collaboration with DigiWoodLab projectKiikeli island, Oulu, Finland2014
HILApavilion is part of the summer workshop series at the University of Oulu, Faculty of architecture. The students of architecture created the concept and constructed HILA at the Kiikeli island, located right in front of the city center, in summer of 2014.
Hila pavilion is a synthesis of a three dimensional wooden lattice structure (hila in Finnish) and architecture, in which the rectangular base form is carved by a freeform inner void. The revealed wooden structure creates a lace-like appearance inside the pavilion, which is amplified by the complex shadows it forms. Viewed from inside, the openings on the sides of the pavilion frame beautiful views towards the river delta area, and the pavilion itself is shown as a prominent landmark towards the city.Read more...
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d2 Conference in Vienna - A focus on architectural visualization

Thu, 2014-09-04 14:50

d2 Conference - A focus on architectural visualization
Vienna, Austria
Sep 13-14, 2014

Organized by the visualization office BüroWHAT!, the d2 Conference is an event specifically designed for the ever-growing international architectural visualization community.

Now in its second year (previously known as symp.in), the d2 Conference aims to build on last year's success. With international visitors coming from over 15 countries, the d2 Conference is one of the most successful visualization events held in the Austrian capital. A fantastic line up of tutors and VIP designers will meet to share ideas, tips and tricks as well as discuss their professional experience in the field of visualization.

Representatives from the some of the most well-known software companies will also be on hand and will be giving demonstrations and workshops throughout both event days in our separate workshop area. Feel free to come by to see what the future of 3d software holds. Or just stop by to say hi and grab a sandwich and a coffee.

Details and registration...
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What to do with a Pink Pearl eraser, X-Acto knife, Rhino

Fri, 2014-08-29 17:18

Are you having troubles with those ear buds tangling? Dan Falvey, from Hard Part Inc., decided to solve that problem his own way. Here's his story:
One Sunday morning I got up early and decided to listen to the BBC and NPR news on my radio. In an effort not to disturb my wife (happy wife, happy life), I went searching for a set of ear buds. After finding three or four sets all tangled up, I spent the next 30 minutes and multiple cups of coffee untangling them. -- Not acceptable. I had purchased several "ear bud cord management" products in the past but they were bulky and a pain to use.
So I decided that there was a better solution. The first 30 minutes I figured out the design direction: Holding the jack and ear bud together seemed to be the best solution to keep the cords from knotting up. So I tried a spring steel paper clamp: too much point pressure and bulky. I thought about it for a bit .... grabbed some new Pink Pearl erasers, an X-Acto knife, and some small diameter brass tubing.
For the next hour I punched holes through the "pinks" with the brass tubing and cut parallel slits to allow access into the holes. In this first iteration the access slits worked. But when you pinched the pink to open the slits to drop out the buds the jack cord fell out at the same time. Not what I wanted. So the obvious solution was to put the access slit for the jack hole on the opposite side. I cut another prototype and the damn thing worked perfectly
So I flipped on the computer, opened up my Rhino software, and proceeded to design what is now the "BUD". My design direction was to have a device that prevented the notorious ear bud tangles and knots, allowed the ear buds to release if they got caught up on something, and, most importantly, could be stuffed into the tightest pair of jeans or deepest purse and still work. (I have daughters and daughter-in-laws that I used for testing the design). And it wouldn't cost a fortune. 
So, on a Sunday morning in about 4 hours, I basically designed the BUD on a budget of less than 5 bucks.More on BUD ....

Full disclosure note: Dan gave a few BUD samples to the Rhino office staff. I'm using a lovely blue one to keep a super long ear bud cord untangled on my desk. It's one small bit to making life easier.

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Big 3D printing

Thu, 2014-08-28 19:13

The French start-up company Drawn recently launched its robotic-arm 3D printer, Galatea. At its popular debut at Maker Faire Paris in June, Galatea demonstrated its ability to print entire furniture pieces, changing the nozzle diameter from 1.75 mm up to 8 mm.

Drawn used Rhino to create the models and Grasshopper to make the models parametric.

Drawn will be selling their own 3D printed furniture and other items. They also plan to hold workshops on how to design and print furniture.

  See Drawn's products . . .

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