Rhino 5 Surfacing Webinar

Free Webinar : Rhino 5 Intermediate – Surface continuity in Rhino

McNeel Europe
June 29, 2017
11:00 – 12:00 (CET)
Most models will have to deal with surface continuity at some point,  as it is very rare to have an object made out of one single surface. This webinar will cover Position (G0), Tangency (G1) and Curvature (G2) continuity, learning about matching and blending surfaces together using a desired continuity at each side. We will also be using tools to analyse both continuity and quality of surfaces.
The model used for this webinar is a boat hull, where smooth transitions and surfaces are required.
It is strongly recommended to watch the webinar on curves before attending/watching this one!
A solid knowledge of Rhino is required. No microphone or webcam are required. The seminar is not platform dependent; it is aimed at both Windows and Mac users.
The Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe will conduct the webinar in different languages. Remember that all previous webinars can be viewed here.

Webinar: VisualARQ 2.0, Flexible BIM for Rhino

Join the VisualARQ 2.0 webinar in one of the two identical sessions that will be held next May 17th 2017:

The webinar will focus on the new features of VisualARQ 2.0 but you will see also an overview of the Flexible BIM features that VisualARQ adds to Rhino:

  • How VisualARQ streamlines workflow + improves architectural design process efficiency within Rhino.
  • How to model with 3D parametric architectural objects, also created from Grasshopper.
  • How to create the 2D documentation out of the 3D model (Floor plans, sections, elevations, schedule tables, areas, etc.)
  • IFC import and export features.
  • Integration with Grasshopper.

The webinar is free and will last about about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.

Free Rhino Webinar on Advanced Curve Modelling

Free Webinar: Rhino 5 Intermediate – Tips and Tricks for Advanced Curve Modeling in Rhino
McNeel Europe
February 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CET)

Good models always start with better curves! Do you want to improve curves in your Rhino model? Read on, this free webinar is for you!

In this session, basic rules on how curves work will be covered first: degree and control points. Is that curve looking good enough? Curvature graph will help you understand all the invisible secrets of curves. Since one curve will almost never be enough to describe the shape you are looking for, connecting curves in different ways and controlling their continuity will be covered as well.

Kinks, knots, control points, edit points, control points weight, periodic curves… Are any of these unfamiliar? We will talk about them, too.

A solid, intermediate knowledge of Rhino is advised. No microphone or webcam is required. The seminar is not platform dependent, it is aimed at both Windows and Mac users.
The webinar will be conducted by the Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe in different languages.

Sign up now:

Spanish: February 20, 2017
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
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English: February 21, 2017

Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
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Italian: February 22, 2017
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
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German: February 23, 2017
Panelist: Verena Vogler
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French: February 24, 2017
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg
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• Space is limited; sign up today!
• This webinar is free of cost for all attendees.
• Presentation will take approximately 40 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A.
• After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview: The Furniture object

The following video shows one of the main features of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version: the new Furniture object.

This new object is meant to be used for all the furniture elements in the project design.

The video shows two ways to create new Furniture object styles:

  1. Using 3D and 2D blocks for the furniture 3D and 2D representation respectively, depending on whether the object is shown in Top viewports with the Cut Plane on or off. A new button has been added in the styles dialog to directly search a block from your PC and load it into the styles dialog. This will be specially useful for those who already have a set of 3D models, such as the Savanna 3D library.
  2. Using a Grasshopper definition, as shown in this video for a Garage Door, or in this Post for the Beam object. This feature will allow having a library of parametric furniture objects that will be editable from the VisualARQ dialogs.

When a Furniture object is exported to IFC, it takes the category ifcFurnishingElement.

VisualARQ 2.0 – Sneak Preview

Subtract a Solid from a Stair


Create a Beam Style from a Grasshopper Definition

In this video you can see a preview of one of the main enhancements of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0: the option to create VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions.

This new feature will let the user generate new VisualARQ object styles by loading Grasshopper definitions created by other users. The Grasshopper components that define geometry will turn into components of the new VisualARQ object styles and the Grasshopper numeric values will turn into the parameters to edit these new VisualARQ objects in the model.

This process will be done through VisualARQ dialogs, so there will be no need to know Grasshopper. Grasshopper users will be able to generate definitions for new parametric objects and users who don’t know Grasshopper will just need to load these Grasshopper definitions into the VisualARQ styles dialog and insert and edit them in the model as any other VisualARQ object.

There will be no limits of design and level of detail for the new VisualARQ objects, since these limits will be determined by the user definition.

In addition, a single Grasshopper definition will be used to have multiple editable objects in the model, with different parameters.


New Roof Features

VisualARQ 2.0 will come with plenty of enhancements regarding the Roof command. In this video you can see some of these new features:

New insert dialog
The roof object will have an insert dialog, like the rest of VisualARQ objects, from which you will be able to choose some insert parameters such as the roof type (hip, gable or shed), the cut edge type, or the slope angle.

Inserting it will be easy like drawing a rectangle (or like inserting slabs), including the option to pick 3 points from the command line. The roof ridge will be automatically aligned with the longest side.

The option to create roofs from boundary curves will be still available.

Multilayer roof styles
Roofs will be composed of slabs. This means that the roof styles will take one of the existing slab styles in the document and therefore they will be multilayer. It will be possible to create new roof styles by editing an existing slab style or creating new slab styles from a shortcut button.

Roof intersections
When two roofs touch each other, the intersection between them will be automatically calculated. This interoperability will provide many new roof combinations and new designs that could not be done before.

Roofs from surfaces
Finally, it will be possible to create roofs from surfaces, no matter how complex they are. This operation will apply an offset to that surface according to the roof style thickness and will convert the resulting object into a roof.


New Beam Features

Webinar: Rhino 5 for Mac, Intermediate – Modelling and Rendering of a Ski Pole Grip

If you’ve already been spending some time working with Rhino 5 for Mac and are ready to go one step forward, or if you are curious about the capabilities of Rhino 5 for Mac, sign up for this free webinar.

The session covers the modelling of a cross country ski pole grip from a sketch. The goal is to add details and edit the main surface to display the different construction materials then create a render using custom materials.

The webinar will be conducted by the Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe in different languages. The presentation will take approximately 40 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A.


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Tuesday 15th March, 2016
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM GMT


Spanish: March 14, 2016
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French:  March 16, 2016
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Italian: March 17, 2016
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German: March 18, 2016
Panelist: Verena Vogler 
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New V-Ray for Rhino Update

A new V-Ray for Rhino update is available. It includes some important bug fixes and changes to the plugin:

  • An issue with Material updates is now fixed.
  • Material previews in “Rendered” display mode are now faster.
  • Improved stability when detaching from a work session.
  • Fixed VFB and mouse freeze.
  • Removed bug which led to large files crashing BatchRender.
  • File loading is optimized and much faster.
  • V-Ray displacement uses less memory and is faster.
  • Added support for HDRLS 5. Painting lights in a scene is easier than ever. Support for HDRLS 4.0 is still available.
  • Newly optimized “ignore objects” code to improve diamond rendering.

Download Update.

New Features in VisualARQ 1.9 – Webinar

Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ 1.9. (in English). The webinar will show an overview of VisualARQ 1.9 and will focus on the latest new features and enhancements, including:

  • IFC Import & Export
  • IFC Tag and Export options
  • New Plan View features
  • New Slab object features
  • New way to insert doors and windows
  • New Curtain wall features.
  • Create columns from 3D and 2D blocks
  • Overview of VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP IV

Who is this webinar aimed at?

  • VisualARQ users: new and existing users
  • Rhino users working in architectural models
  • Architects interested in the BIM workflow VisualARQ adds to Rhino, and the comunication with Revit through IFC file format.

The webinar is free and will last about about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.


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Wednesday 8th July 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BST

 

Rhino for Mac – Now Shipping!

It may have been a long time coming – but Rhino for Mac is now available!

Rhino for Mac finally liberates Mac users from running Rhino on a physical or emulated Windows environment.

The slightly reduced functionality is offset for now in the insanely good value promotional pricing of just €295 or £210. This will last 90 days before pricing goes up. It’s worth getting on board with the promo pricing as license holders will receive all the updated functionality in update releases once they have a full license.
Why not buy Rhino for Mac today?

Rhino for Mac vs Rhino for Windows

Rhino for Mac
Rhino for Windows
Versatile 3D Modelling X X
NURBS Tools X X
Mesh Tools X X
Analysis Tools X X
Drafting Tools X X
Support Included X X
Stylistic Display Modes X X
Compatibility X X
Scriptable X X
Plugin Support X
Grasshopper X
Layouts X
Worksessions X
Animation Tools X