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In case you have missed it, our friends from
Gravity Sketch posted an article recently on the Rhino forum about their recommended VR hardware.

Read the post...

Also, check the
F1 Surface Model Design Challenge, where a 3D sketch was done in Gravity Sketch VR, and the goal is to take the sketch and create the surfaces in Rhino with NURBS or SubD.

Cloud Towing Tank has been kind enough to share an article about "Preparing the Geometry for CFD Process using Rhino":

"In order to conduct a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of a ship, high quality surface geometry is needed in order to generate the computational grid. The geometry needs to be watertight, without manifolds, and it needs to accurately represent the real vessel. For us, Rhino has always been and continues to be the main tool for adjusting the input geometry we receive from our clients. This is mainly due to the quality of the STL files that it produces, which is the input format for our simulations. In this example, we used Rhino to prepare ship geometry for a CFD study on the influence of rudders on overall propulsion power."

Thursday, September 24
12:00 PM (noon) Eastern

Join Fresco Design this Thursday for a one-hour talk on Augmented Reality (AR). It is an important tool in their design process, especially for remote collaboration and evaluation of product scale and motion. Join them for an interactive demo with Q&A as they share their journey using AR from concept design to its evolution into Immersive Commerce applications.

Registration on eventbrite is required. Register here.

October 1st, 2020 
11:00 AM–12:30 PM CEST 
Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe


McNeel Europe is pleased to host the first public showcase event of the ongoing EU Horizon 2020 research project V4Design. McNeel’s is part of the research consortium that consists of various universities, research institutions, and companies from all over Europe, companies such as Herzog & de Meuron Design Technologies and the University of Thessaloniki's architecture department (AUTH). The event aims to demonstrate the latest prototype of a new user-driven 3D reconstruction plug-in for Rhino from still image and video footage and find additional high-profile key testers in the field of the AEC, design, and game development industries. Participants will get unique insights into the past two years of the EU research project’s development and its current status. The enrolled key testers will have access to the plug-in’s closed beta phase to test their use cases and they will be mentioned in the project’s final publication.

For more information about the project, please visit:

Event requirements: Experience in Rhino
Online event fees: Free
Max. number of participants: 100
Event language: English

Register here...

Three-week interdisciplinary Karamba3D online course
 November 2-20, 2020
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00-14:00 CEST
 by Karamba3D hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform

The Karamba3D team invites architects, engineers, designers to participate in a three-week interdisciplinary course focusing on parametric structures and design. Participants will be asked to develop a designed structural object within the parametric environment of Grasshopper. Led by Clemens Preisinger, Zeynep Aksöz, and Mathew Tam, the course will guide you through a series of tutorials in Karamba3D, design critiques, and review sessions.
What will you achieve by the end of the workshop?
  • Learn the basics of using Karamba3D
  • Design, develop and optimize a structure
  • Set up a parametric structural system using beam elements
  • Create basic animations from Rhino/Grasshopper
  • Create an interactive cloud model

Course outline
The course begins on November 2nd and will last for three weeks. The final session and presentation will be on November 20th.
There are three sessions a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – from 11:00-14:00 CEST.

Week 1
  • Introductory lecture
  • Basic setup with a cantilever beam
  • Cross-section optimization with a simply supported beam
  • Parametric truss with joints
  • Grid-shells with eccentricities
  • Develop a concept design
  • Set up a parametric model
  • Initial analysis in Karamba3D

Week 2
  • Loads, load cases, and load combinations
  • Interpreting results
  • Eigenmodes and natural vibrations
  • Second order theory analysis
  • Stability and global buckling analysis
  • Creating simple animations in Grasshopper/Rhino
  • Further development of design ideas and 3D model
  • Detailed analysis in Karamba3D
Week 3
  • Optimization with Galapagos
  • Multiobjective optimization
  • Uploading a model to the cloud
  • Optimization with the final structure
  • Presentation
  • Online exhibition
Course language and requirements
The course will be in English. No prior knowledge of Karamba3D is required for this course. General knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper is highly recommended.

Course fee
Professionals (includes academic staff): 500 EUR +VAT (early bird) | 600 EUR +VAT
Students (max. 10 places): 250 EUR +VAT (early bird) | 300 EUR +VAT
Early bird rates until October 1, 2020. Maximum seats: 20. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled on September 25th.

Karamba3D 1-year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to the participants free of charge.
Participants should have a working license of Rhino. You can download a three-month trial from the Rhino website.

Registration here... 


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