Tuesday, April 28, 2009

space symmetry structure - journeys in the Apeiron

Very interesting blog from Daniel Piker regarding to studies of Voronoi, Origami and Tesselations done with Rhino and Grasshopper.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

EVOLUTE - Architecture - Facades - Constructors - Production Technologies - Geometry Processing

Services: Architecture - Facades - Constructors - Production Technologies - Geometry Processing


Architecture has been our main motivation to found Evolute and it has been our key competence ever since. Over the last years, we have developed a broad range of methods to assist architects in any step of the design and production process.

In early involvements, our state-of-the-art shape finding techniques accomplish two goals. They provide the designs you intend while cutting down planning and construction costs at the same time.

Rationalization of a given design computes a 3D model which minimally deviates from the original design. The optimized shape can be manufactured with the technology of your choice at greatly reduced cost.

Panelization with our software optimizes the segmentation of a freeform design into panels considering various constraints on aesthetics, materials, structural requirements, manufacturing technologies and cost."

Rhino 5.0 Work-in-Progress Release 2009-04-23

It finally is here - Rhino 5.0 Work-in-Progress.

T-Splines 2.0 Beta 4 for Rhino

Organic surfacing for design

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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.

PanelingTools Plug-in for Rhino4 (WIP)

Rhino Plug-in for Paneling NURBS Surfaces and Polysurfaces.

There are a few very interesting examples in the User-Gallery:

Project Name: Scherk Panel Designer: Alessio Erioli

Some basic stuff on the Rhino-Tech-Tips-Blog

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Updates to RhinoScript for Rhino 4.0 SR5

RhinoScript is a scripting language based on Microsoft's VBScript language. With RhinoScript, you can quickly add functionality to Rhino, or automate repetitive tasks.

The Labs version of RhinoScript contains additions and modifications to the version of RhinoScript included with Rhino 4.0 SR5.