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February 5-7 and February 12-14, 2019
US$260.00 - Register here!

This intensive, six session, online course will focus on architectural workflows using Rhinoceros. It will introduce best practices to maximize productivity, and utilize the rich set of functionality supported by Rhino. It will cover various scenarios for concept modeling, detailed design and visualization. Details...

Each live session will run from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PST (Seattle). The live sessions will be recorded and posted to a private classroom album. Attendees may stream the material for up to three months following the class.

  • Tuesday-Thursday, February 5-7 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm 
  • Tuesday-Thursday, February 12-14  - 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST). Calculate your time zone here
Ask questions and interact with the class and instructors in our live, online training. All sessions will be recorded and posted for your study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience. The class will be in English using the GoToTraining software.

Notes (what you need for the class): 
  1. Rhino 6 for Windows software installed. The instructor will be using this version.
  2. Plugins: Flamingo nXt, VisualARQ, and LANDS (wip).
  3. Rhino 5 for Windows or Mac is not acceptable software for this class.
  4. A stable and fast Internet connection. 
  5. A headset/microphone combo. 
Questions? Contact Doaa Alsharif. 

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DesignMorphine is happy to announce its new workshops in Beirut and Vienna:
  • Jan 23-27, 2019 in Beirut: Vertical Variables V3.0 Workshop by DesignMorphine 

    VERTICAL VARIABLES V3.0 will focus on the applications of parametric
    modeling techniques in towers and skyscrapers in collaboration with
    Designkultur. The participants will be guided towards developing skills on
    computational design and parametric strategies which will lead to form finding and optimization through various parameters. The workshop aims to provide participants with the new paradigm of architecture and urban design processes.

    This approach enables designers and architects to overcome the imposition of a prefixed form and thus discover and create more compelling and enhanced designs. Through algorithms, participants will discover the benefits of variable connected systems to create mass customization processes in order to create architecture. The goal of the workshop is for the participants to have a final result – a skyscraper design in Beirut.

  • Feb 20-23 in Vienna: Algorithmic Accessories V4.0 Workshop by DesignMorphine

    Fabrication with 21st century machinery is increasingly becoming a vital skill for those working in all branches of design, from architecture to furniture or fashion. Some require large apparatus, and some can be obtained with a small-scale 3D printer.

    By learning how to design and how to build in the micro word, one can start to understand the basics of digital fabrication. Therefore, the Algorithmic Accessories V4.0 Workshop is not only aimed to jewelry designers, but to all who are interested in pairing computational design with real-life, buildable strategies.

    Jewelry designing is an ancestral technique, that has always required careful crafting and state-of-the-art machines. However, the current skill of the craftsman lies not in his ability to handle a tool, but in his understanding of it - by comprehending the 3D printing language and its particularities, one can develop an entirely new language of expression. This language can be continuously and infinitely being digressed through algorithm-based design, which in its optimized parameters can produce incalculable results.

    During the workshop you will create modeling and fabrication strategies for one of the smallest elements that is used to embellish the human body - a ring. The challenge will be to design something that is printable, that takes into consideration the logic of the machine and that, of course, is aesthetically relevant in the current design paradigm.

Webinar: ENVI_MET Winter Release 2018 & Grasshopper plugin for ENVI-MET.
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CET

ENVI_MET is a holistic three-dimensional non-hydrostatic model for the simulation of surface-plant-air interactions not only limited to, but very often used to simulate urban environments and to asses the effects of green architecture visions. It is designed for microscale with a typical horizontal resolution from 0.5 to 5 metres and a typical time frame of 24 to 48 hours with a time step of 1 to 5 seconds. This resolution allows to analyze small-scale interactions between individual buildings, surfaces and plants.

For those people who use ENVI-met for simulating the microclimate in urban environment, Dragonfly now contains capabilities to export to ENVI-met and this should make your ENVI-met modeling phases easier!

The developer of these new features will show you how to use these them in live demo, such as:
  • Modeling 3D buildings with Rhino 6 and Grasshopper to generate ENVI-met model areas
  • Using EPW file to feed simulation file
  • Generating SIM file

Carpinteria Timber Structures is a Brazilian timber engineering company that works with calculation, fabrication, and assembling of timber structures such as Glulam and CLT. They are now working on a 4,000 sqm parametric canopy for Rio de Janeiro made of timber and steel. 

They are using Rhino, Grasshopper,  and Karamba to draw and do the calculations of the timber structures. These help them create a parametric grid on the complex surface and transform it into Glulam Beams. They will also be using Rhino to make the shop drawings of the timber beams to send them to their 5-Axis CNC machine; this way they will be able to cut all the pieces in the right angle, making the work faster on site.
To learn more, follow them on their social networks: 
FacebookInstagram, and YouTube!

For additional information please contact Alan Dias.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

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