Rhino will be hosting an Intro to Grasshopper webinar on Wednesday, December 8th at 1pm(est time). Grasshopper developer David Rutten will show you how to get started using Grasshopper and share some existing projects, too. You can register here.
Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring. via Rhino News
Over the past couple of years, core.form-ula has been experimenting with Ecotect/Grasshopper connection for developing advanced performative geometries within the design process. As performative design concepts become more accessible to designers, we will see more analysis tools being developed for the design process. Introducing GECO, developed by [uto] Ursula Frick and Grabner Thomas. Geco allows seamless integration Rhino/Grasshopper with Ecotect analysis. As we establish methods for understanding surface-based-analysis, we will be moving into volumetric-base-analysis…this is where the future of performative design will play itself out. I would like to see [uto] develop a tool that integrates energy modeling to live geometry….I have spoken with [uto] and we both feel this an important development that needs to happen. [uto] has informed me they have begun looking into this effort. Enjoy>
From Icon comes news of the Zamani Project, a fascinating research initiative in which University of Cape Town scientists render the African landscape in 3-D. Through photography, laser-scanning, and a slew of other mapping techniques we’ve never heard of (photogrammetry? say what?) — they’re compiling a uniquely comprehensive digital database of Africa’s built environment, from Persian baths in Zanzibar to mosques in Timbuktu. As best we can tell, it’s the largest documentation endeavor of its kind.
I knew this day would arrive…it was only a matter of time before Rhino was going to spear-head the development and get it done. iRhino was recently introduced, and for those who own an iPad, its a must have. Overall, it has some limitations, but it is worth the small fee. I was able to load my first 3dm file with no problem. A basic file will take anywhere from 10-20 secs to load…once loaded…there isn’t much you can do when it comes to modeling…but the zooming, panning, and orbit features are smooth..great 3d viewer. I am in the process of testing the stereo mode…More to come>
Super team Ezio Blasetti (ahylo), Dave Pigram (supermanoeuvre), and Roland Snooks (kokkugia) have what is their 2nd installment of apomechanes coming up this summer in Greece. More info below >>> read more