Monday, December 28, 2009

Surface Weaving Pattern

Alireza Akhoundi shares an interesting weaving pattern from Grasshopper.
Click on the image link below to continue reading.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Rhino OS X - New Build

Wenatchee 2009-12-21 is available for download. Everyone is invited to download and use the OS X version of Rhino while it is in development.

Don't forget to try Paneling Tools for Mac.

Monday, December 21, 2009

PanelingTools Release for Rhino 4.0 SR7

The new release of PanelingTools plugin for Rhino 4.0 SR7 is now available. Download....
Fun stuff:
PanelingTools for Rhino 5.0 WIP 32 and 64 bits is coming soon.
Glenn Wilcox posted three new tutorials in his generative design computing. See details....
Added two short clips to show how the new ptPanelgridCustomVariable command works with history. See details...


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 7

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 7 is now available for download. Owners of Rhino 4.0 are encouraged to download and install SR7 today.

VisualARQ 1.0 Service Release 1

Download VisualARQ 1.0 Service Release 1 that comes with many enhancements, bug fixes and new features. Until 31st December there's an introductory offer of VisualARQ 1.0, see the details here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Grasshopper WIP 0.6.0043

Grasshoppr WIP 0.6.0043 is available for download. Backup your previous Grasshopper installer in case you need to revert back to previous version. As usual read the instructions and warnings carefully.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Flamingo nXt - New build available, 32- and 64-bit

Flamingo nXt 2-3 times faster than Flamingo is available for free trial. You are invited to download to experience Flamingo nXt dozens features and enhancements.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rhino OS X - New Build

There is a new build available, Wenatchee 2009-11-20, with many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Training Schedule for 2010

Training schedule for year 2010 and details for Grasshopper, Rhino 3D Level 1 and Rhino 3D Level 2 is available here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 7 RC2

Release Candidate: This software will be released to the public soon. If you find any problems, please let us know immediately.

Please download and use this version only if you are comfortable using pre-release software.

Details here....
Download Now...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Armadillo, Array Along Curve Tools for Rhino 3D

Jarek Bienda wrote Armadillo, a Rhino plug-in with RhinoScript specially for generative array of items along path curves. Watch to Armadillo in action in the video below.




Sunday, November 1, 2009

VisualARQ Videos

Learn to use VisualARQ from a series of videos to start building design inside Rhino.Find out how VisualARQ allows flexible modification to building design in Rhino by learning from the series of videos.
More how-tos' videos from VisualARQ's YouTube Channel.
Click here to download VisualARQ.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween With VRay

Have fun rendering in VRay for Rhino with new pumpkin materials for Halloween.

If you are new to VRay for Rhino, proceed to beginner's tutorial to start learning.
The latest VRay for Rhino is 01.05.29.







Rhino OS X - New Build

There is a new build available, Wenatchee 2009-10-24, with many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Everyone is invited to download and use the OS X version of Rhino while it is in development.Most of the core functionality has been ported from Windows and is very stable.

There is still much to do to port the rest of the functionality and refine the interface.We don't expect the first commercial release to be ready for at least a year. Don't worry if the build you are using is going to expire. New versions will be available every few weeks. There will be a newer one available before the expiration date.

Details and download...


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Official Release for VisualARQ 1.0

VisualARQ fully integrated architectural plug-in for Rhino that is easy to learn offers a powerful and yet user friendly feature based editor that allows user to create and edit smart/custom architectural objects, and provides as well a set of architectural tools that make the design and documentation process faster and easier to handle. Savanna3D, a library of over 1000 detailed Rhino blocks with various collections of commonly used objects is available with VisualARQ 1.0 .


VisualARQ is now available for US$395 (regular price at US$495) until January 1st 2010.



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vehicular modeling webinar featuring Kyle Houchens

T-Splines is hosting a free 45-minute webinar to learn how to unlock the power of T-Splines for Rhino on Wednesday, November 4, at 12:00 PM EST.
Authorized T-Splines trainer, Kyle Houchens, owner of The Outside Digital Art and Design, will show how to use T-Splines for free-form car designs, and Matt Sederberg, T-Splines co-founder, will introduce powerful time-saving tools and tips from newly released T-Splines 2.2.

Register here.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Flamingo nXt WIP Build 11

You are invited to try latest Flamingo nXt which is still under development.
Some new features in nXt, including:
  • 4-5 times faster than Flamingo 2
  • Takes more advantage of multi-core machines
  • Better quality images are continually refined and updated until halted allowing you to trade processing time for quality
  • Better anti-aliasing and tone reproduction, more saturated colors
  • More sophisticated shading algorithm-- much better materials
  • HDR backgrounds and lighting
  • Objects as light sources
  • Indirect lighting without radiosity that can handle complex models without artifacts or specialized modeling
  • Advanced displacement map support
  • 2-point perspective in Rhino 5.0
  • Shadow-catching only objects and ground plane
  • New fractal trees/vegetation technology
  • New UI new material editor w/lighting and anti-aliasing

The latest builds include:
Material libraries, embedded or linked textures, a 64-bit build for Rhino 5.0 WIP and basic tutorials on the nXt blog.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bongo 2.0 WIP 6

Owners of Bongo 1.0 are encouraged to download Work-In-Progress Release 6. Find out What's New in Work-In-Progress Release 6.

Download file size 57MB, expires on 31-Dec-2009.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

VRay New Material Download - Light-Emitting Diode

Learn how to use V-Ray to create & illuminate an LED Light like the one shown above with this week's featured materials and video tutorial.


Friday, October 9, 2009

RhinoScript Labs Update 9-Oct-2009

RhinoScript is a scripting language based on Microsoft's VBScript language. The Labs version of RhinoScript contains additions and modifications to the version of RhinoScript included with Rhino 4.0 SR6. Please read installation instruction carefully. Details and download...

Free Rhino Plug-ins from Asuni Labs

Dynamic Display is a free plug-in you can download from Asuni Labs page. It is a realtime visualization tool for Rhino that allows analyzing a model in several ways: Mirroring and Sectioning. Download here...

Friday, October 2, 2009

More Free HDRI Images

Brian James generously shares some new HDRIs on his Wiki page.
Try them out with your favourite renderer.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Some RhinoScript Attractors Methods

Explore various Attractor methods we are excited about:

Dimitrie of Un Didi posted Grasshopper attractors working on curves.
Kokkugia wiki RhinoScript on Attractor Tools Scale

Supermanouevre
Example 01: Attractor Based Vector Transformations
Example 02: Attractor Based Scale Operations

Erdine-Baskin's Stylized Attractor Transformations

RhinoScript Resources has a List of Attractor Methods.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 7 RC 1

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 7 Release Candidate 1 is available for download.This is pre-release software. If you are not comfortable running pre-release software, please do not download this build.This release candidate has been tested by our internal testing staff and is believed to be stable, reliable, and suitable for use in production. As with all release candidates, however, there may be problems that we didn't uncover in our own testing. We expect several thousand people to download and test this Service Release and report any problems they have.When we are satisfied that there are no major problems with this release, we'll release the Service Release officially.Please report any crashes you experience using the McNeel Error Reporting dialog box that will appear.
Report any other problems to our support team.

More Details...

Rhino OS X - New Build

Wenatchee 2009-09-24, will include PanelingTools plugin menu implemented - type "pt" to see PanelingTools commands.

You are invited to download and use the OS X version of Rhino while it is in development.Most of the core functionality has been ported from Windows and is very stable. There is still much to do to port the rest of the functionality and refine the interface. We don't expect the first commercial release to be ready for at least a year.Don't worry if the build you are using is going to expire. New versions will be available every few weeks. There will be a newer one available before the expiration date.

Details and download...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Desktop Engineering Pick of The Week - T-Splines

Desktop Engineering magazine today announced that T-Splines for Rhino, a 3D surface modeling toolset that enables designers to create organic, free-form shapes, has been chosen as the Editor’s Pick of the Week for September 23, 2009.

Details and eval download...


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Architectural Paper including RhinoScript by Jeremy Roh

Computerizing an Architectural Design Process: Toward the Development of Unique Variations for the American Home by Jeremy Roh

DBA2: Digital-Botanic Architecture II by Dennis Dollens.

DBA2: Digital-Botanic Architecture II is the new book by Dennis Dollens. The final version is coming out next year but a beta version is ready for circulation. There's a lot of Rhino work in the documented projects.
Dennis Dollens lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Barcelona, Spain, where he teaches in the Biodigital Master Program at the school of architecture (ESARQ), Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
Download the book in PDF format here...

RhinoNest 2.0 and Social Network



RhinoNest 2.0 Beta is now available and includes many new features and enhancements.At the same time RhinoNest Social Network has been launched.
New in RhinoNest 2.0 Beta...
Download...

Find more videos like this on RhinoNest, nesting for Rhino

Free Rhino 3D Models


PanelingTools Updated

A new release of PanelingTools plug-in for Rhino 4.0 is available for download. New in this release:

  • Added new command ptGridSuffleGrid. The command changes grid distribution using base surface curvature or attractor points, vector or curves. It also supports random distribution.
  • Added new option to ptGridSurfaceDomainVariable to use attractor curves.
  • Added new option to ptGridSurfaceDomainVariable to attract towards or away from attractor points or curves.
  • Added history suppport to ptGridSurfaceDomainVariable command.
  • Rewrote the variable distribution algorithm. This fixed the bug of asymmetrical spacing when for example an attractor point is in the middle of a surface.
  • A new release of PanelingTools for Mac is coming soon.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Flamingo nXt

Flamingo nXt is a huge leap from Flamingo 2, many cumbersome setup simplified, user controlled rendering either by time or number of passes, straight forward material creation and more. We don't think you will find Flamingo nXt unattractive but it is very difficult not to enjoy using Flamingo nXt. Someone used to squirm at rendering process is enjoying it more than ever, with Flamingo nXt. That person has created 3 new materials from scratch under less than 1 minute before even learning thru Flamingo nXt tutorial.

Flamingo nXt is still under in development. You are invited to give it a try. Details on Flamingo nXt new features listed here.

The latest build includes material libraries(basic material set, fabrics & leather material set, metal material set), embedded or linked textures, a 64-bit build for Rhino 5.0 WIP and basic tutorials, not forget to mention about a basic tutorial for standard jewelry rendering.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bongo 2.0 WIP 5

You are invited to try the Bongo 2.0 animation plug-in for Rhino 4.0. Bongo 2.0 WIP 5 is now available here.



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Brazil Free Material Download

Brian James has just posted three new free materials for Brazil users:-
Car paint materials library
Stone materials library
Wood materials library
Do email your Brazil comments and suggestion to Brian at the web links given.

Monday, September 7, 2009

RhinoGold 2.0 Service Release 2

RhinoGold 2.0 Service Release 2 available free for all users.
If you are a RhinoGold 2.0 user, install this file to upgrade to RhinoGold 2.0 SR2. (Download Service Release Pack 2)
If you are a RhinoGold 1.0 User, upgrade for free. (Download full installer)
But if you are not yet a RhinoGold user, get to know more about RhinoGold by clicking here.

Rhino OS X now supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

The newest Wenatchee build of Rhino OS X now supports Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Rhino for OS X is in development. Work-in-Progress (Wenatchee) versions are available free to the public. Please remember to save your templates and any customized files, workspaces at a safe location.

Details and download...
NOTE: Mac Rhino requires OS X 10.5 or later.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

PanelingTools for Rhino 4.0 Updated

A new release of PanelingTools plug-in for Rhino 4.0 SR5b or later is available for download.In order to successfully load the plug-in, you need to download and install the new Microsoft C-Runtimes.

Bongo 2.0 WIP 4 Now Available

Registered Bongo users are invited to try the Bongo 2.0 animation plug-in for Rhino 4.0. The fourth work-in-progress version is now available.

New features and enhancements include:

  • Added animatable layer properties.
  • Keyframe selection control added on keyframe editor.
  • Improved Bongo System Reporter.

Bongo Version Switch now supports Rhino 5.
Download Bongo 2.0 WIP 4 from here.


Monday, August 3, 2009

ASGVIS VRay Material Library

Download free VRay material library from ASGVIS

Where is RhinoGold 2.0 Flamingo Material Library?

Find out where your copy of RhinoGold 2.0 has been installed. Generally RhinoGold 2.0 should be installed at C:\Program Files\RhinoGold 2.0, then Flamingo will be at C:\Program Files\RhinoGold 2.0\Flamingo Lib


You will find RhinoGold folder in Object Properties > Material > Plug-in > Browse > Flamingo Materials

RhinoGold 2.0 Free Material Library

RhinoGold 2.0 users that uses Brazil, HyperShot and Flamingo can download free RhinoGold 2.0 own material library here.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 6 Download

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 6 is now available for download. Owners of Rhino 4.0 are encouraged to download and install SR6 today.

SR6 contains dozens of stability and crash fixes, click here for more details

Sunday, July 19, 2009

RhinoGold 2.0 User Interface in Japanese Language

RhinoGold 2.0 language can be switched from Japanese to English. Changes will be made after restarting RhinoGold 2.0
Don't you think RhinoGold 2.0 user interface looks cool?











Tuesday, July 7, 2009

PanelingTools Release July 7, 2009 Update

Download for PanelingTools Updated July 7, 2009 includes toolbars and syntaxml for scripting. Runs with Rhino 4.0 SR5.
PanelingTools Manual (about 80 pages) is also available for download.

For users who are new to PanelingTools, a plug-in for Rhino, you can find PanelingTools installation instructions and documentation on its wiki. We welcome your feedback on this latest release and manual.

Monday, June 29, 2009

You Are Invited To The Opening

Marina Island Pangkor opening event will be in October 2009. You are all invited. Please keep your calender open. See the web site for details.

60% of the buildings were designed in Rhino and 40% of the landscape for the project was designed in Rhino, 100% of the art and sculpture was designed in Rhino, and 100% industrial products were designed in Rhino.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rhino OS X - New Build

There is a new build available, Wenatchee 2009-06-24, with many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes with the main focus on new 2-d functionality.

Everyone is invited to download and use the OS X version of Rhino while it is in development.

Most of the core functionality has been ported from Windows and is very stable. There is still much to do to port the rest of the functionality and refine the interface. We don't expect the first commercial release to be ready for at least a year.

Don't worry if the build you are using is going to expire. New versions will be available every few weeks. There will be a newer one available before the expiration date.

Friday, June 26, 2009

RhinoGold 2.0 Officially on Sale

We understood some of you have been using RhinoGold 2.0 for awhile. Good news is you can own a copy of RhinoGold 2.0, which will be on sale on June 30th, 2009. For RhinoGold 1.0 users, the upgrade to RhinoGold 2.0 is now available, absolutely free. English, Spanish, Japanese, German, French and Italian languages are supported in the trial version.

If your company is interested to offer RhinoGold training in your country, you may contact us for more information.


Monday, June 8, 2009

T-Splines 2.0 for Rhino

Morphing a basic shape to a desired product styling is not an easy task for the average 3-D designer. Common styling hurdles such as corner types, edge to edge connectivity and surface character development are time consuming to create and re-develope. In the past, organic surfacing are neither manufacturable nor easily malleable precisely.

T-Splines for Rhino helps designers easily create and edit fluid, organic shapes for design and manufacturing. This plugin, tightly integrated with Rhino 4, adds a suite of new surfacing tools to help designers speed up their design time, accomplish tasks that would be tedious or difficult in Rhino, and translate between subdivision surface modeling programs and Rhino.

Click here to download a free trial of T-Splines for Rhino.

PanelingTools Plug-in June 8, 2009

Download the latest build of PanelingTools Plug-in (June 8, 2009), toolbars and syntaxml for scripting. Runs with Rhino 4.0 SR5.

New commands in this release:

  • ptGridSurfaceDomain. It divides a surface by its UV domain. Divide method can be byNumber, byArcLength or byCordLength. There are options to select base point and change UV directions. The command also supports history.
  • ptPlanarLips to create variable offset of planar (unrolled) faces.
  • ptChanegeGridDensity. Helps increase and decrease grid density in U and V directions.
  • ptExtendGrid to extend a paneling grid by user-defined distance in U and V directions.

New functionality:
  • Added an option to ptDivideSurfaceUV to divide the surface by CordLength. The command already support dividing byNumber and ByArcLength.
  • ptUnifiyFacesDirection (previously ptUnifyFacesNormal) has new options to adjust the faces U and V directions to match the base surface.
  • It is now possible to project paneling edges/faces in a user-defined direction. Use "PanelShape=Projected" in ptPanelGrid command

Bug fixes:
  • Few bug fixes and refinements to ptUnroll commands.
  • Fix and I/O crash bug.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 6 Release Candidate 1

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 6 Release Candidate 1 is available for download.

This is pre-release software. If you are not comfortable running pre-release software, please do not download this build.This release candidate has been tested by McNeel's internal testing staff and is believed to be stable, reliable, and suitable for use in production. Please report any crashes you experience using the McNeel Error Reporting dialog box that will appear. Report any other problems to McNeel's support team.

What's new?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

madCAM Release 4.2 beta for Rhino

madCAM is a mould and die CAM system created by Swedish mould maker Joakim Möller, for his cnc mould workshop use for the past 20 years.

If you are new and would like to try madCAM, download a 30-day demo, available in Expert version or Entry Level version.

Existing madCAM users are invited to try the new madCAM 4.2 beta.
Here are some of the functions that we now have introduced:
* Enhanced 5-axis and re-machining functions.
* New re-roughing function.
* Machining from user defined stock models.
* 5-axis machine parts simulation.

Details, videos and download...




Orca3D Webinar: Extending Rhino's capabilities for the naval architect








Bruce Hayes from Orca3D conducted an informative webinar on hull design and data manipulation, which includes Hydrostatics and Stability Analysis, Weight and Cost Report generation to Excel or PDF format, Resistance and Power Prediction.

For more details, visit Orca3D blog for latest news and developement.

* Orca3D webinar was recorded and may be viewed here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

RhinoGold 2.0.0

The latest beta to date is RhinoGold 2.0.0 (11th May 2009). If you are already a RhinoGold user, use your RhinoGold Serial Number to download at User Area. If you are new and would like to try RhinoGold 2.0, contact us for assistance.

RhinoGold Textures 3D Samples

These are 4 types of 3-D textures available in RhinoGold 2.0. Weave texture is also available. Create customized 3-D surface finishing with Texture 3D feature.

RhinoGold, Brazil Material Library – Stones and Metals

Are you ready to render your RhinoGold models in Brazil?
Download RhinoGold stones and metal material for Brazil here.