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

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.