Thursday, January 17, 2013

Real Time CFD* GoldFish for Grasshopper


GoldFish is a CFD Solver for grasshopper written in C++ and C#. Visit this link to download.
View GoldFish screen capture result and discussion at this link.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Rhinoceros® Version 5

Rhino version 5 is now available for evaluation, with lively user community and intensive training scheduled. For more information, visit our website or contact us.

Monday, October 22, 2012

David Rutten Honored with ACADIA 2012 Award


David Rutten, the developer of Grasshopper, has won an Innovative Research Award from Acadia.
The award recognizes innovative research in the field of digital design in architecture. Acadia elaborated on David's impact, "Grasshopper has been pivotal to the transformation of parametric design practices over the past five-plus years."
"He has made parametric design and system optimization easily accessible, and usable, to thousands of academics and practitioners. Mr. Rutten is known among his peers for being remarkably generous with his time. He provides continuous assistance to Grasshopper users through his tireless involvement on the Grasshopper blog and has remained actively supportive of the Acadia community for many years."
David couldn't be at the Acadia conference last week to accept his award, but recorded this self-revealing video for the conference.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

PanelingTools for Rhinoceros 5 New Release


A new release of PanelingTools plugin for Rhinoceros 5 and Grasshopper 0.9 is now available for download. 

PanelingTools is a specialized plugin from Rhino 5 Labs to support cellular pattern generation and surface rationalization. PanelingTools extends Grasshopper to supports parametric paneling.

Click here for more details.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Paneling Tools new release for Rhino 5.0 Beta

A new release of PanelingTools plugin is now available for Rhino 5.0 Beta.
You can find download links and documentation at PanelingTools download page.

New in this release:
  • Added mesh module support to paneling variable custom 3D components.
    It is now possible to select a list of mesh modules or two meshes and calculate mean modules.
  • Fixed a bad geometry bug when paneling surfaces with singularity.
  • Added support to generate mean curves with local bounding space.
  • Added the ability to define bounding space when creating variable mean surfaces.
  • Added support for local bounding space for 3d variable modeling.
  • Added support to create notches in ptFinEdges and ptExtrudeEdges commands.
  • Fixed labeling objects UI bug.
  • Fixed crash bug when creating singular panels.
  • Fixed a bug related to applying variable patterns to diamond grids.
  • Added ptTriangulateFaces command.
  • Added GetPanelingGrid function to scripting to capture a paneling grid and turn into two dimensional array of points.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Section Tools New Release for Rhino 5.0 Beta

A new release of SectionTools plugin is now available with the latest Rhino 5.0 Beta of August 31st 2011 or later. You can find download links and documentation at SectionTools wiki page.

New in this release: 
  • Fixed sections display bug. Section curves used to not show when viewing the model from one side or zoom out.
  • Added double click support to select a section from the list.
  • Solid objects inside blocks were not detected when sectioning. This is now fixed.
  • Updated stMake2D command to use the new V5 Make2D enhancements. The command flow is also updated to allow selecting objects.
  • Nest layout used to give incorrect (mirrored) result. This is now fixed.
  • Added event watching to update sections when clipping planes of sections are directly dragged or transformed. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

You Are Invited to Try Pre-Release Version of Flamingo nXt

NXT is completely new render engine. Everyone is invited to download the pre-release version of Flamingo nXt and give it a try.

The latest build includes these enhancements:
Caustics improved in the pathtracer engine
New transparency calculations for better glass
Improved exposure controls including a new histogram function
Alpha channel masking improved
Better support for blocks
Improved the sun angle calculator
Many refinements to the interface
Many bugs fixed