Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

SectionTools Plugin for Rhinoceros 4.0 and 5.0 WIP

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Except from SectionTools wiki:
Dynamic 3D Sectioning and 2D Layout that updates with model changes.

Visit SectionTools plugin wiki page has been updated with more details for download links, installation information and toolbar download. Don’t forget to download SectionTools help manual pdf file while looking through some examples and tutorials.

Friday, October 15, 2010

DIVA for Rhino

Source:  DIVA-for Rhino website
DIVA-for-Rhino is a sustainable design plug-in for the Rhinoceros - NURBS modeling for Windows application. The plug-in has been developed by Christoph Reinhart, Alstan Jakubiec, Kera Lagios and Jeff Niemasz at the theGSD-Squared research initiative at Harvard University and allows users to carry out a series of performance evaluations of individual buildings and urban landscapes including:
Climate-Based Metrics (Radiance/Daysim) Glare Analysis (Radiance/Evalglare) LEED IEQ Credit 8.1 Compliance Radiance Visualizations (Radiance)
All images rights belongs to DIVA-for-Rhino website 
DIVA is Design Iterate Validate Adapt

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Geco 07 for Grasshopper 07 Released

Geco release 07 is compatible with:
GH07.xxxx
Autodesk Ecotect2010/2011
Rhino4 SR8
Rhino5 32/64bit

Download from here.



Firefly for Grasshopper / Arduino

Firefly for Grasshopper / Arduino from Jason K Johnson on Vimeo.
It can be downloaded for free at: http://www.fireflyexperiments.com/

Firefly is a set of comprehensive software tools dedicated to bridging the gap between Grasshopper (a free plug-in for Rhino), the Arduino micro-controller, the internet and beyond. It allows near real-time data flow between the digital and physical worlds, and will read/write data to/from internet feeds, remote sensors and more. It also includes a Pachube reader.

Firefly Developers:
Jason K Johnson [Future-Cities-Lab; CCA - San Francisco, CA]
Andy Payne [LIFT Architects; Harvard GSD - Cambridge, MA

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Firefly Website with Tools, Examples, and Primer

Excerpt from new Firely web site:
Firefly is a set of comprehensive software tools dedicated to bridging the gap between Grasshopper (a free plug-in for Rhino), the Arduino micro-controller, the internet and beyond. It allows near real-time data flow between the digital and physical worlds, and will read/write data to/from internet feeds, remote sensors and more. It also includes a Pachube reader.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Grasshopper 1.0 0.7.0045 August 14, 2010

Grasshopper 1.0 August 14, 2010 download from here.

Load Grasshopper for Rhino 5 WIP 64-bit Windows 7

Copy Grasshopper directory from Rhino 4 C:\Program Files (x86)\Rhinoceros 4.0\Plug-ins\Grasshopper
ghv5load1 

to Rhino 5 C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5.0 WIP (64-bit)\Plug-ins.
ghv5load2

*Run the PluginManager command and Load the Grasshopper.dll file
ghv5load3

ghv5load4

Type Grasshopper at command prompt.
ghv5load5

ghv5load6

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Firefly for Grasshopper

Firefly is a set of comprehensive software tools dedicated to bridging the gap between Grasshopper (a free plug-in for Rhino), the Arduino micro-controller, the internet and beyond. It allows near real-time data flow between the digital and physical worlds, and will read/write data to/from internet feeds, remote sensors and more. It also includes a Pachube reader. For official Firefly information, download link: click here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Grasshopper 0.7.0036 available for download

Grasshopper 0.7.0036 fixes many bugs for Grasshopper 0.7.X work. Please note Grasshopper 0.7.0036 should not be used for important and on going commercial work.

Grasshopper 0.7.0036 official announcement and discussion link here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Grasshopper 0.7.0022 available for download

Grasshopper 0.7.0022 fixes many bugs for Grasshopper 0.7.X work. Please note Grasshopper 0.7.0022 should not be used for important and on going commercial work.

Link to for more details and download.

Monday, May 31, 2010

iRhino for iPad, iPhone, iTouch

browse iphones

Visit iRhino official web site for more details and link to purchase.

appStore

"Essential Mathematics" - Second Edition

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The second edition of the "Essential Mathematics for Computational Design" is now available with free download

Essential Mathematics uses Grasshopper to introduce design professionals to foundation mathematical concepts that are necessary for effective development of computational methods for 3D modeling and computer graphics.

This second edition includes a few new sections, but most importantly, it carefully reviews the material to ensure clarity and consistency of all concepts. This edition also includes all 31 Grasshopper samples in a separate file.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grasshopper 0.7.0001(Grasshopper 1.0 WIP April-30 2010)


Please note that your important work, previous and current files are not recommended to work on this Grasshopper 0.7.0001 .

Grasshopper 0.6.00059 is still available for download in case you change your mind.

For more details, click here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

RhinoGold Render Studio 1.1 for Brazil

Create renderings quickly and easily with RhinoGold Render Studio 1.1 professional results without the need of any experience required. High quality results in seconds! In this new version, there is a complete integration with RhinoGold Animation Studio! Allow creating animation with the same photorealistic quality as in Render Studio. Your design is on the move!
Click here for details and download.

Generative Algorithms with Grasshopper Upd

Zubin M. Khabazi has updated his book,Generative Algorithms with Grasshopper, which looks at generative algorithms, Grasshopper, design and geometry in architecture. The updated book begins with basic Grasshopper definitions, then follows through to intermediate and advanced subjects. Project-based fabrication and design strategies are also included. It's available as a free download, check it out.

Download...


RhinoAssembly v.1.1 Movie Maker in Rhino

RhinoAssembly v.1.1 by Ledas, is a plug-in for Rhino version 4 service release 5B renders and saves animation, allows use of 3rd party renderers and supports seven languages. Click here to download RhinoAssembly v.1.1. while browsing RhinoAssembly Help.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 8 Now Available

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 8 is available for download. Please report any crashes you experience using the McNeel Error Reporting dialog box that will appear. Report any other problems to our support team.

Feature Changes:
  • Open:SolidWorks: SolidWorks import has been removed from Rhino 4.0 SR8. If you have Rhino 4.0 SR7 or older installed, you will be able to keep your installation of SolidWorks import. New installations of SR8 will not include this feature.
Bug Fixes:
  • Dim: A rounding error has been fixed.
  • Import crashed fixed.
  • MatchSrf: The options were not properly set or saved. This is fixed.
  • Open:DWG/DXF crash fixed.
  • Save:STEP crash fixed.

RhinoNest 2.0 Service Release 1

RhinoNest is a nesting plug-in that works in Rhino. See what's new in RhinoNest 2.0 SR1. Useful RhinoNest comminuty links:


PanelingTools Plug-in Updated April 13, 2010

PanelingTools plug-in for Rhino 4.0 (SR7) and Rhino 5.0 (32 and 64 bits) updated April 13, 2010 is available for download. In this release:
  • Redesigned grid by surface UV algorithm. It is much faster now with resulting panels aligning with surface iso curves.
  • Added "MakeCompatible" option to ptMeanCurves to keep input curves structure unchanged.
  • Fixed a bug ptGridSurfaceDomainVariable when changing methods option.
  • Added new option "OrderMethod" to help order curves in ptGridUCurves command.
  • Fixed a ptChangeGridDensity bug. It used to change density in one direction but not the other.
  • Updated ptShiftGrid command to accept pre-selection.
  • Fixed ptManage2DPattern bug related to saving and loading patterns while inside the command.
  • Fixed menu bug in ptManage2DPattern which used to point to the wrong command.
  • Fixed a paneling bug to preserve input module attributes (color, material, etc) when populating components.


TerraFlat 3D - 2D Patterning Software

TerraFlat 3D allows users to create 2D cut patterns using 3D CAD files. Its rapid prototyping and flattening capability. View TerraFlat 3D features here and view demo videos here. Download TerraFlat 3D evaluation copy to try.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

madCAM 4.2 Service Release 2

madCAM 4.2 service release 2 available from madCAMcnc.com. madCAM for Rhino is available in entry level, 4-axis and expert level. Product comparison chart is available. Visit madCAM gallery to view some of madCAM’s work.

madCAM Interface1

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thank you for Attending McNeel Seminar at FSPU.

Thank you for attending McNeel Architectural Seminar: Parametric Design Introduction on Rhino-PanelingTools-Grasshopper at FSPU on March 26, 2010.

Featured links:-
Rhino 3D Version 4 Service Release 7

PanelingTools plug-in for Rhino 4.0 (SR7)

Grasshopper 3D current stable build is 1.0 0.6.0059. Download current Grasshopper WIP 0.6.0057.
For your reference:-
Rhino GH point list use sample files: McNeel Agnes Rhino GH.3dm and McNeel Agnes Rhino GH.ghx

RhinoBIM

Tools for Design through Construction. Sign up to download RhinoBIM Structure. Find the download option on the website. Please tests drive the *WIP and giving RhinoBIM developer your feedback to enhance the program to your needs. View images of AGA Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall building structure and virtual model in RhinoBIM.


RhinoTerrain 1.5 is a plugin for generation, editing and analysis of accurate 3D terrain models for use in Architecture, Survey, Civil Engineering and Landscaping practices plus support for output to 3d printers.


VisualARQ is a fully-integrated plugin that adds architectural tools to Rhino V4.

*WIP Work-In-Progress


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

RhinoTerrrain 1.8 : GoogleEarth Import

RhinoTerrain 1.8 is planned to be released June 2010. It will include the ability to import full textured GoogleEarth data by just pointing a location in GoogleEarth. Step size can be adjusted in x and y. The geographic destination coordinate system supports Utm, Geocentric, Lambert93, ...

Monday, March 22, 2010

PanelingTools plugin for Rhino 4.0 SR7

The new release of PanelingTools plugin for Rhino 4.0 SR7 is now available. Download....

Important notes:
  • To load this release, please make sure you have the latest Rhino 4.0 SR7.
  • PanelingTools is also integrated with Rhino Mac version (installed with Rhino. No additional download in necessary).
  • PanelingTools is now compiled for V5 WIP ( 32 and 64 bit ). There is a download link for the plug-in for V5 from the PanelingTools website.
  • Toolbars and reference manual are updated with each release.



Sunday, March 14, 2010

Python scripting in Rhino OS X

There is a new pre-release Rhino OS X build available, Wenatchee 2010-03-08, with many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. Including:

Additions:
Rhino OS X now runs Python scripts. See this forum post for further information.
Changes:
Various 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 about to expire. New versions will be available every few weeks. There will be a newer one available before the expiration date.



Thursday, March 11, 2010

Essential Mathematics for Computational Design

The first edition of "Essential Mathematics for Computational Design"by Rajaa Issa of McNeel is now available with free download:

Essential Mathematics uses Grasshopper to introduce design professionals to foundation mathematical concepts that are necessary for effective development of computational methods for 3D modeling and computer graphics.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

RhinOffsets, Naval Architecture Plug-in for Rhino 2,3 & 4

RhinOffsets, a new plug-in from BaseLine Technology, allows you to quickly create a table of offsets in DXF format that can be read into your Rhinoceros model or AutoCAD (or other CAD) drawing.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

RhinoGold Render Studio Gallery

Click on the picture to view RhinoGold Render Studio Gallery.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Grasshopper WIP 0.6.0057 Download

Grasshopper 0.6.0057 is now available for download. This is a Work In Progress build. Click here to download.

The current stable Grasshopper build is 0.5.0099
Click here to download.

VisualARQ Review by AAAI

Nigel Gough, Vice President of AAAI has recently wrote a good review on VisualARQ by AsuniCAD. Click here to read the full review article. To try VisualARQ , download evaluation from here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bongo 2.0 WIP 8

Owners of Bongo 1.0 are encouraged to download Work-In-Progress Release 8. Find out What's New in Work-In-Progress Release 8.

Click here to download.


RhinoGold at Bangkok 45th Gems & Jewelry Fair

GessweinSiam will be showcasing Rhinoceros® and RhinoGold® along with gem and jewelry tools, equipment and solutions at the 45th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair.

GessweinSiam Co., Ltd.
Contact Info:
Tel: (66) 26782512, (66) 26782513-7
Fax: (66) 26782518
Email: praphan@gessweinthai.com
Hall: Challenger 3
Booth No.: UU55,57,59,61,VV56,58,60,62

45th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair Info
Dates: February 26 - March 2, 2010
Time: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Location: Click here for maps
Pre-register here








Friday, January 29, 2010

Flying Architecture

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

RhinoNest 2.0

RhinoNest 2.0 is now available with more features and enhancements.
Find out how RhinoNest 2.0 optimize your 3D model production.
Download RhinoNest 2.0 trial version to find out more.
Click on RhinoNest link to join its forum, view videos and gallery.