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Thea Render for Rhino

Thu, 2015-05-28 17:17

Solid Iris Technologies, makers of Thea Render, announced the immediate availability of the new Thea for Rhino integrated plug-in for Rhino 5. Thea Render is a powerful biased/unbiased rendering solution that supports GPU accelerated rendering through the use of NVIDIA CUDA technology. The new integration plug-in provides direct access of Thea Render's physically based rendering features within Rhino 5: 

  • Production render modes (Biased/Unbiased)
  • Interactive render mode for advanced real-time scene navigation
  • Physically based material design (uniform material creation for all render modes)
  • Physically based Environment support (Sun/Sky)
  • HDRI lighting (IBL) support
  • Physically based Camera and Light support
  • Proxy and Instancing support
  • Exporter to Thea Studio for further staging and material/lighting adjustment

Thea for Rhino is available now at thearender.com/rhino. Existing Thea Render customers can buy the new integration plug-in immediately. New customers will be able to purchase the full bundle: the standalone Thea Studio package and the integrated plug-in. Thea for Rhino currently supports 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems (Vista onwards) and is compatible with the 64-bit Windows edition of Rhino 5.


Details and download...
About Solid Iris Technologies 
Headquartered in Greece, Solid Iris Technologies is an industry expert in development of photorealistic physically based 3D rendering solutions. Along with a wide range of integration plug-ins, Thea Render is used in market segments such as architectural visualization, product design, and automotive engineering. Across the globe, Solid Iris Technologies provides its range of products through a network of resellers and supports renderer integration with its robust software development kit.

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Rhino job at Marc Newson Ltd

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:55

3D CAD Modeller (Rhino)
Marc Newson Ltd
London, UK
May 2015

Marc Newson is one of the most acclaimed and influential designers of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe.

Job description:

• Create and manage the 3D master design model in Rhino for a multi-deck, mega yacht project
• Work with internal design team to ensure that the model is both up-to-date and accurate
• 12-18 month fixed-term contract

General Requirements:

• At least five years’ experience 3D modelling in Rhino. Preferred, though not required, experience in yacht exteriors, interiors, and furniture
• Experience in managing large data sets
• A comprehensive knowledge of design, work to a high level of dimensional accuracy, and ability to create light surfaces
• Ability to work as part of a team within tight deadlines
Technical Requirements:
• Advanced 3D modelling skills, excellent proficiency in Rhino with solid experience in understanding the development processes
• Evidence in the CV of technical detailing
• Must have the legal right to work in the UK/sponsorship not available
To apply, please send your CV, portfolio and covering letter to jobs@marc-newson.com, with “3D CAD Modeller” in the subject heading.

Unfortunately due to the large volume of applications, we shall only respond to candidates whose candidacy we would like to pursue. 

**No agency, in-person, or phone inquiries, please. **

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Gimbal for a drone

Tue, 2015-05-26 20:18

Now, Rhino 5 for Mac is used to design carbon composite gimbals for aerial photography. For those not familiar with drones, a gimbal is the mechanism that keeps the camera horizontal in a moving vessel, such as a drone.
Jacek Witalinski learned Rhino and designed his prototype in two weeks from start to finish, with the aid of a few tutorials. "It was my first drawing using this excellent tool." 
See his project at DIY Drones ...



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Robots and Cyborgs in Architecture Workshop - Istanbul, Turkey

Tue, 2015-05-26 16:13

MASS v.1.0 - Robots and Cyborgs in Architecture Workshop
Istanbul, Turkey
July 1-10, 2015

Media Architecture & Spatial Systems Workshop (MASS) aims to tackle the abstract notion of Spatial Design through a trifold relation between space, media and technology. Under the umbrella of MASS, the Robots and Cyborgs International Workshop will integrate the use of a robot for digital fabrication with a cybernetic Virtual Reality (VR) system and into a spatial system.

Starting off with an overview of Robotic Fabrication and VR systems it will quickly move on to the control of both components and concepts through tutorials in robotic fabrication and virtual reality.

In order to support this development the Robots and Cyborgs workshop will also be supported by a series of lectures related to the subject of Media Architecture & Spatial Systems.
Details and registration...
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Rhino Architectural workshop in Sevilla, Spain

Mon, 2015-05-25 17:01

3D|ArchViz Workshop de modelado con Rhino aplicado a la arquitectura
Sevilla, Spain
June 29 - July 9, 2015

Render's Factory and arquitextonica present a new workshop for Architects that want to learn 3D modeling in Rhino.
Complete details (in Spanish)... 
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AA Visiting School Jordan

Mon, 2015-05-25 16:41

Crystalline Formations - 2015
July 23 - August 2, 2015
Amman, Dead Sea, Jordan Valley

The Dead Sea is a hyper-saline lake which exists at 427 metres below sea level and features a one-of-a-kind extreme ecological condition. It is the lowest point on earth and exhibits a diverse platform for research into the Ecomorphology of crystalline formations.

In 2015, the AA in Jordan continues in its third-cycle to build up on research into naturally occurring phenomena in the region, and how these phenomena can inform design methodologies which re-think existing practices. The program will focus on crystalline formations and their potential development at a variety of architectural and urban scales through the use of cutting-edge computational design technology.

The program will bring together a network of distinguished faculty and guests to offer design-research units, specialist tooling seminars and a guest-lecture series. The series is based in Amman with exclusive visits to the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea.
Complete details...
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Upcoming Rhino courses in South Africa

Mon, 2015-05-25 16:25

SimplyRhino SA has announced new Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced training dates (June-Dec 2015) in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Program details and schedule...
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V-Ray for Rhino Webinars

Sun, 2015-05-24 22:10
Chaos Group are supporting the Rhino UK User Meeting and delivering two live webinar master classes in the run up to June the 9th.Both webinars are presented by Vassil Pepelyankov, CG Specialist at Chaos Group.



V-Ray for Rhino in Transport Design
Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 11am
Register Here 



V-Ray for Rhino in Product Design
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 at 11am
Register Here
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Iris - WebGL Exporter for Rhino

Sat, 2015-05-23 20:28

Iris is a free Work In Progress file export plug-in for Rhino 5 x64 that facilitates the viewing of Rhino files in a modern web browser.  Iris now exports most Rhino objects and includes a web viewer with access to layers and views from the Rhino model.  
Download Iris 0.3.1 on food4Rhino...
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Filling the Void workshop - India

Thu, 2015-05-21 20:41
Void: null, invalid, empty, redundant.

Through years of development in India, there has been both organic urban growth and inorganic architectural growth. All this leading to a void in the physical and metaphorical sense.

Filling the Void looks at void as an opportunity, potential, and driver of change for architecture and design education in India.

rat [LAB] EDUCATION, in association with Super-Architects and its collaborators, is launching a new educational model with an open design studio. This could potentially change the way we conceive spaces within architectural and urban systems and architectural education in India. Through computation and its many techniques and methodologies, the studio aims to fill the void.

Filling the Void is a floating open studio new to India. The experimental studios will run across five cities in India: Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, and New Delhi. Each city is a 3-day event with distinct urban contexts. There will be technical tutorials, teaching sessions, and presentations which culminate in a round-table discussion with leading and emerging professionals that demonstrate computation, parametric design or alternative techniques.

Grasshopper is the central focus of the event. Participants are taught computational techniques through Grasshopper, with ways to integrate it with architecture and urban systems. No previous knowledge of Grasshopper is required, although basic modeling skill in Rhino is preferred.

Cities and dates:
Mumbai - June 22-24
Chennai - June 29-July 1
Bengaluru - July 3-5
Chandigarh - July 16-18
New Delhi - August 6-8
More details and registration ... 
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FabLab goes mobile

Thu, 2015-05-21 19:13


Thanks to a Career Technical Education (CTE) revitalization grant through the Oregon Department of Education, Sherwood High School is taking its FabLab on the road. Bowman FabLab, run by high school teacher John Niebergall, travels from school to school by RV. The mobile FabLab takes technology and course ideas directly to students and teachers. It provides equipment, teaches students how to use it, and shows teachers how to build a career program.

During the visit, students will be able to try out the technology. The FabLab teaches how to use Rhino and and how to use a CNC program.

Based on MIT's FabLab model, the Bowman Mobile FabLab is equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutters, microcontroller boards, vinyl cutter, and laptops with Rhino software. The participating schools get a CNC vinyl cutter, plus at least one month's materials to get started.

More info and video on the traveling lab ...
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VisualARQ 1.9 now also imports IFC format

Thu, 2015-05-21 11:36

VisualARQ 1.9 is now available!
This version fixes all known bugs and includes a significant number of new features, including:
  • IFC Import. (Video)
  • IFC tag. (Video)
  • Multilayer slabs (Video)
  • Columns can be created from blocks for the 2D/3D representation (Video)
  • Option to insert openings in curtain walls
  • Curtain walls with curved panels
  • Added a control point to lean curtain walls
  • Tag orientation (Video)
  • Plan view depth of field

See the complete list in What's New.
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Announcing DIVA for Rhino Day 2015!

Wed, 2015-05-20 17:38
 London welcomes DIVA Day 2015!
The 4th DIVA Day will be held in London, England!Co-hosted by the Architectural AssociationOctober 23, 2015  DIVA Day is a full-day event of presentations and panel discussions for practitioners, students and educators about building performance and design using DIVA and associated building simulation tools. This year, in addition to going international, we are excited to be pairing up with the Architectural Association in London to bring you exciting new work in the field of building performance and design. Check out previous DIVA Day presentations here!
This year’s events will include:
  • New features in DIVA 3.0
  • The 2nd DIVA student competition
  • Presentations by many practitioners and educators
  • Networking opportunities at the DIVA Day dinner
  • NEW – DIVA Training Day on Thursday October 22, and Saturday October 24!
For more information, visit www.solemma.net or contact: kera@solemma.net

Visit DIVA for Rhino at: http://diva4rhino.com/
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Urban Network Analysis toolbox for Rhino

Wed, 2015-05-20 17:32

Introduction from City Form Lab on Vimeo.
The Urban Network Analysis (UNA) toolbox for Rhino (developed by City Form Lab) offers powerful functions for measuring accessibility and connectivity between spatial locations along networks and enables you to estimate people's movement from a set of origins to a set of destinations. The UNA toolbox includes 22 new tools for creating and editing networks, manipulating the weights of origin/destination points, importing and exporting data, running spatial analysis functions and controlling the graphic display options.More details and download on food4Rhino...
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Universidad ICESI workshop - Cali, Columbia

Tue, 2015-05-19 18:55



Universidad ICESI - Continuing Education
Workshop in Parametric Design and Digital Manufacturing with Rhino and Grasshopper
An authorized RhinoFabStudio

Universidad ICESI's RhinoFabStudio invites you to their Workshop in Parametric Design and Digital Manufacturing


The Faculty of Engineering at Universidad ICESI will issue a Diploma in Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication for the participants.

ICESI has developed innovative academic programs. In order to produce better, well-prepared professionals, ICESI encourages students to search for knowledge through the "Active Learning" method. ICESI is recognized as one of the most important and renowned universities in Colombia due to its rigorous academic standards and its wide and diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Place: Universidad ICESI premises

Date and time: Monday-Friday, 6 pm-9 pm and Saturday, 8 am-3 pm (with 1 hour break:

Starts Monday, 22 June 2015
Register here!! 


For more information, please contact Lina Marcela Quintero Villareal.



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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EXTRA FABRICA workshop 2015

Tue, 2015-05-19 11:37
EXTRA FABRICA 2015 is an intense technique and production based workshop.Location: The Shih Chien University, Taipei, TaiwanTime: July 18–29, 2015 – 12 days Target audience: Students, architects, urban planners, designers, artists, and individuals with other backgrounds with an interest to engage in new techniques of design methodologies and technologies of production.Program detail: http://www.dezact.org/program-2/Deadlines: Early Bird, May 1 - June 1 Late Registration, June 2 - 18 Registation will be closed on June 18Course + fee: http://www.dezact.org/information-2/To apply: http://www.dezact.org/apply-2/
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Mediated Matter by Neri Oxman, Monday

Fri, 2015-05-15 22:59
Neri Oxman is speaking about her work in the Mediated Matter research group.
Date: Monday January 24th, 2011 6:30
Where: Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall , GSAPP, Columbia University
Mediated Matter Event Details
Organised for Post Parametric 4
Neri Oxman Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab where she directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her group explores how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to radically transform design and construction.Read more »
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Beyond Building Barcelona 2015 - exhibition, workshops and symposium

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:35
Beyond Building Barcelona 2015Fira Barcelona, Gran Via VenueMay 19-23

Shape the future of the building industry with the Pavilion of Innovation 2015 in Beyond Building Barcelona, curated by IaaC | Fab Lab Barcelona. This exhibition and symposium will present new ideas and construction paradigms emerging from international excellence in research and pilot projects. Novel and reactive materials, advanced digital/robotic manufacturing techniques and responsive environments are the key topics presented.
ExhibitionA limited number of pioneer academic research projects and prototypes from the BEYOND | CALL FOR PROJECTS, as well as professionally built projects and prototypes will be exhibited within the Pavilion of Innovation 2015. This includes Enrico Dini's D-Shape, Philippe Block's Rib-stiffened funicular floor system and Neri Oxman's Silk Pavilion.
The aim is to offer a matchmaking space for research and innovative projects to meet construction and technology companies, construct the bridge connecting innovation with the industry and businesses, and present possibilities for projects to be implemented in real world developments.
More details...Events
The Pavilion of Innovation 2015 will also host events such as a symposium and round table where pioneer architects and designers will discuss future technologies and innovation in construction. The Pavilion of Innovation 2015 will also host an educational workshop series on wearable technology, internet of things, digital fabrication, robotic construction technology and aerial robotics. This is open to all professionals and students.
The symposium will take place on Saturday, May 23, where each speaker presents its innovative work and ideas in short sessions. Thematic 4D printing, digital fabrication, self-sufficient buildings and distributed manufacturing will be discussed during this event.

More details...
WorkshopsSeveral international workshops will take place in the Pavilion of Innovation 2015  May 19-23. Varying from 1-day seminars to 5-day workshops, participants can learn about wearable technology and computational design, digital fabrication, internet of things, robotic printing with clay and data mapping using aerial robotics.

More details...

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A Celebration of Young Architectural Design - BuroHappold Engineering

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:18

A Celebration of Young Architectural Design
BuroHappold Engineering
Tuesday, 2 June 2015 from 6 pm to 10 pm (BST)
London, United Kingdom

BuroHappold Engineering invites you to a private viewing showcasing four unique works created by architecture students from the University of Westminster Design Studio 10 led by Arthur Mamou Mani and Toby Burgess. These architectural interventions were selected through a design competition and have been chosen to complement our recently completed office refurbishment. Also featured will be a specially commissioned ceiling designed by Design Studio 10 tutor Arthur Mamou Mani.

The Design Studio 10 program focuses on bottom-up design, novel fabrication methods, open knowledge sharing and allowing making to influence the design process. This aligns with our interests at BuroHappold. Our support and funding has allowed the students to realize their ideas and improve their portfolios as architects. Please join us in celebrating the work of young designers.

BuroHappold Engineering
71 Newman Street
London W1T 3AH
Phone: +44 20 7927 9700

Details and registration...
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Rhino for Architecture workshop - Vienna

Tue, 2015-05-12 11:44

Rhino for Architecture workshop
Vienna, Austria
June 15-16, 2015

The workshop will showcase the different uses of Rhino along the process of architectural production, from conceptual development through construction documentation. Starting with an overview of Rhino as an all‐around tool for conceptualizing and developing architectural models, the class will then illustrate the software's potential for geometry control, rationalization and the coordination of information across the design team. Further options for documentation production, visualization, interoperability with other software and BIM compliant workflows will be demonstrated. Each subject will be explained through the step‐by step development of examples and built case studies with detailed analysis of key commands and critical workflows. 

Vincent Nowak (Flow Architecture) and Annarita Papeschi (Zaha Hadid Architects) will share their detailed knowledge from their direct experience working on large complex projects at Zaha Hadid Architects as well as the intricacies of integration on smaller projects at Flow Architecture. Together they will demonstrate, through actual case studies, how Rhino was used in the design of various building parts and then ultimately integrated with other software packages to smoothly move between design and construction in a rational and efficient manner. 


Complete details and registration...
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