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VisualARQ, BIM and architectural tools for Rhinoceros

Fri, 2015-01-09 20:34

Date: January 15th, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pmLocation: SCAD Museum of ArtTo register for this workshop, please go to: Registration
VisualARQ is an architectural software for Rhinoceros that adds architectural features and parametric architectural objects suitable for both 3D modeling and 2D documentation. VisualARQ streamlines the process to model an architectural project within the Rhino environment.

The workshop will cover the following topics:
  • How to create, edit and work with parametric architectural objects.
  • How to generate all 2D graphic documentation from the 3D model: floor plans, sections, areas, quantity take-offs, and more…
  • BIM features: 3D geometry and project data are linked. The IFC exporter.
  • Overview of the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components.
  • Note: Each student must bring their laptop computer with Rhino 5 for Windows and VisualARQ installed. VisualARQ can be downloaded from the VisualARQ website: Download VisualARQ
Instructor: Francesc Salla is an architect and the Product Manager of VisualARQ and Lands Design, both products from Asuni CAD. He is in charge of testing, supporting and presenting both products since 2010.Registration: Conferences on January 16-17, 2015Conferences: List of presentersWorkshops: View all the workshops Presentation:  Plug-ins for Rhino
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New Firefly

Thu, 2015-01-08 01:12
Real-time data flow between the digital and physical worldFirefly connects physical devices with Rhino though Grasshopper for both input and output. The physical devices supported include:

  • Arduino connected to LEDS, lights, motors, valves, sensors, etc.
  • Webcam streaming
  • Mobile devices (iOS + Android) using OSC and UDP
  • Internet feeds and search XML feeds 
  • Kinect game controller including skeleton tracking
  • Leap Motion controller
  • Microphones and speakers
  • Many more...
Other features include:
  • Visualize Sensor Data within Firefly / Grasshopper
  • Generate code to upload to an Arduino board
  • Basic sound input and processing tools
  • Datalogging, counting and playback
  • Machine Vision toolkit including edge detection, color filtering, convolution filtering and much more.
New features include:
  • Rewritten Firefly Firmata with support for Arduino Due.
  • Improved Leap Finger Tracking.
  • Kinect V2 support
  • Several bug fixes.
  • New components: 
    • PID loops
    • Bitmap Tracer
    • Bitmap Decompose/Recompose & Threshold
More details...
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Rhino for Jewelry Training at Miami, FL

Fri, 2015-01-02 21:28

Designers will have hands-on experience on using Rhino on their jewelry design and analysis process. The course is designed to reduce the learning curve difficulty, and to provide the designer with a forward push into the digital jewelry design and high end rendering. 

Rhino for Jewelry Design at McNeel Miami 1/7/2015 - 1/9/2015
8:00am-5:00pm
Hurry! Time is running out.

For more information click here.

To register, contact Jackie Nasser
e-mail: Jackie Nasser
phone: 305 513 4445
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Paneling the Terminator Genisys environments

Tue, 2014-12-23 02:45


Film designer, Andrew Reeder, used Rhino and the PanelingTools plug-in to resolve one of Terminator Genisys' most complex environments. The plug-in's speed and ease of use enabled Reeder and the film's conceptual team to arrive at an unusual design aesthetic appropriate for the storytelling and also to address many of the complex fabrication issues of the solution.

Check the environments in the Terminator Genisys trailer (36 - 58 seconds).
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New release of PanelingTools for Rhino 5 and Grasshopper

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:21

The new PanelingTools for Rhino 5 and Grasshopper has been released. Details and Download...
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Tanusas - retreat and spa

Wed, 2014-12-17 14:47

Tanusas Resort, a nook cuddled by breezes and palm trees, where the sea softens its sensible space. 

"For me the goal of this project was the proper reading of the local architecture re-interpreted in a high tech tool such as Rhino. Giving me the freedom to design freely the whole magnitude of the project. During the process I never did any physical model. All digital, surrounded by aboriginals in a very undeveloped environment. 

The architecture itself merges with the surroundings, to outline the local design in a contemporary fashion.

I designed every single detail of this project with Rhinoceros and it was the best decision I ever make." 

Bernardo Bouquet-Roldan Crespo
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Grasshopper and Python manuals in Spanish

Wed, 2014-12-17 14:13

Founder and Principal of archi[o]logics, Adolfo Nadal is a professional with a manifold career in architecture, education, design, and computational geometry.

Adolfo has been kind enough to share his manuals on Computational Design (in Spanish) on issuu:


Tip: if you prefer a PDF version, click on Share>Download
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INFORMED MATTER - intermediate Grasshopper workshop in Paris

Wed, 2014-12-17 13:33

INFORMED MATTER workshop
Paris, France
March 6-8, 2015

The space in which we live can be monitored in many aspects and it appears as a flux, a gradient of data in continuous evolution. Our understanding of surrounding environment improves every day due to our ability to scan and sample the environment around us at increasing resolution, using better technologies and sensors. Thus the space is revealed as a ever changing data field. Our capability to act and design the space itself can be enhanced by using the tools which are able to better provide the design processes with more accurate, specific and variable in space and time, data streams.

INFORMED MATTER is an intermediate Grasshopper workshop about “data embodiment strategies” and advanced mesh modeling techniques. Grasshopper is a powerful information processor that provides the basis to develop possible strategies to inFORM digital matter morphologies by a specific set of data conditions.

The workshop focuses on integrating information processing into digital systems to enable the formation of structures, from the very simple up to the more complex. The aim is to understand information and data articulation as a spatial and architectural operation. Results range from pure data strategies design to data-driven geometries, depending on the skill levels and aspirations of each participant. The brief is also open to the suggestions and opportunities that may rise during the workflow.


Details and registration...
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The good, the bad, the not-so-ugly

Wed, 2014-12-17 00:29

Kevin Caron typically uses his 3D printer to create his sculptures. Recently he expanded its uses to print a pedestal for a recently sold art work. In the process he also created an explanatory video for this simple but practical Rhino use.

The pedestal was a round base with an oval top and required a more robust program than the CAD program Kevin had been running. This is where Rhino came in. Getting straight sides is a "piece of cake. It did it just perfect, once I found the right button."

Kevin's video 'How to Use 3D Printing for Other Uses' ....
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Ornaments for a White House Christmas tree

Fri, 2014-12-12 02:06
One of our online training students has made it to the White House! Well, not really. But his ornament has. Antar Hall entered the White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge and finished as one of the five grand prize winners with his ornament, Presidents of Christmas Past & Present.

The ornaments have been 3D printed and are now hanging in the East Wing of the White House for the holidays. They will later go to the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Three of the runner ups also used Rhino to create their designs: starball, Essence of the Ice, and The Christmas State of Mind Ornament.

The winners of the White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge ...
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