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Simply Rhino Presents
Rhino UK User Meeting 2011

in association with HP

Wednesday 6th July 2011

Design Museum
Shad Thames

9.30am - 5.00pm

Download the PDF Agenda here

Presentations Include

Making Up Things
Stuart Wood - Senior Designer

Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

Heatherwick Studio exists to make
extraordinary projects happen. Established by Thomas Heatherwick in 1994, it is recognized
for its work in: architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, furniture design and strategic thinking. Team members come from disciplinary backgrounds that include architecture, product design, model-making, fabrication, landscape design, fine art and curation. Senior Designer Stuart Wood will
focus on how Heatherwick Studio uses Rhino as an integral tool to explore ideas and projects at every scale, including some of the more
unusual moments

Featured projects will include:

UK Pavilion
Bleigiessen sculpture at Wellcome Trust
New Bus for London
East Beach Cafe
Christmas Cards

Heatherwick Studio at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

T-Splines 3.0 for Rhino
Matt Sederberg

T-Splines at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

T-Splines for Rhino allows users tp break free from the rigidity of traditional surface modeling approaches. T-Splines 3 for Rhino helps designers create smooth, high-quality CAD models and quickly achieve the right look and feel.

Matt Sederberg, CEO of T-Splines, will explain what T-spline and subdivision surface modeling is and why it is seeing a surge in popularity in CAD programs. Matt will show the unique benefits that exist only in T-Splines for Rhino and highlight the top industrial design firms that are using T-Splines and explain why they are using it. The new features in T-Splines 3 for Rhino will also be demonstrated.

Class A Surfacing Goes Mainstream
Peter Salzmann
Virtual Shape Research

Virtual Shape Research at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

Virtual Shape Research at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

Expressive design including complex freeform geometry is an important factor in bringing many new products to market. In certain industries, such as Automotive design, there
is a standard methodology of so called ‘Class A’ Surfacing where these complex freeform surfaces are represented as production ready continuity matched single span patch surfaces.

Until now this modelling workflow has only been available in costly, specialist software. Virtual Shape Research is developing the needed high end functionality for Rhino with a series of
plug-ins covering modelling, analysis and visualisation with the aim of making the Class A methodology affordable for all, design studios plus hobbyists and students, this technology will also appeal to those looking for an alternative to the expensive existing ‘Class A’ in house solution.

In this presentation, VSR will be showing the plug-ins currently available and those in development.

Virtual Shape Research at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

V-Ray for Rhino
Next Version Preview

V-Ray at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

Get the latest on Chaos Group's planned developments of V-Ray for Rhino and see a live demo of V-Ray for Rhino v5.

HP Designjet 3D Printers

Graham Bennet

HP 3D Printing at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

With HP 3D printers, office-ability is more than just a claim. Trust the company that really knows office printing — our shared desktop 3D printing solution is clean; office-friendly; and so easy to operate,  just about anyone can do it.

Produce quality models and prototypes in the convenience of your own office environment. This series fits perfectly right next to your desk for easy model access. And it has a built-in network card for easy workgroup sharing.

The HP Designjet 3D printing solution uses recyclable ABS plastic.

Models are ready-to handle directly from the printer without gloves. And with the HP Designjet 3D Removal System, special disposal methods or equipment are not typically required.

Creating models doesn't have to be a messy or painstaking process. The HP Designjet 3D Removal System eliminates the need for manual post-processing — so you can easily create models that are ready to show while you and your office stay clean.

No need to spend a lot of time training or learning how to operate this new 3D printer from HP. It is so intuitive and easy to use, you can spend more time working on your design.


The Hand and The Glove
Michael Eden
Eden Ceramics

Michael Eden at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

Michael's work explores the relationship
between hand and digital tools, investigating experimental manufacturing technology and materials.

"I am particularly interested in how the tacit knowledge and sensibility to the 3 dimensional object developed through extended practice can affect and influence the approach to the creation of objects using digital technology."

"As a member of a unique generation that has bridged the digital divide, I firmly believe that particular perspective has enabled us to
contrast and compare life before and after the invention of the personal computer. For me it
is not a matter of comparisons, I feel very
lucky that life at the beginning of the 21st century has furnished me with a wider choice
of tools in my toolbox. All have their place, the new does not replace the old; the key is to make appropriate use of them."

Michael Eden at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

Parametric Modeling with RhinoWorks

Dmitry Ushakov


RhinoWorks is a plug-in that brings
constraint-based parametric design to Rhino. Adding constraints is like declaring “these two faces should be parallel” or “they should be 100mm apart”. Applying constraints forces geometric bodies to change their shapes and/or position in 3D space automatically. RhinoWorks significantly increases productivity of your usual design workflow.

During the presentation Dmitry Ushakov,
CEO at LEDAS, will demonstrate how the solids which are created in Rhino or imported from other systems can be easily modified and combined into kinematical assemblies with help of RhinoWorks.

The following topics will be covered in the presentation:

Creation and subsequent modification of
parametric solids (box, cylinder, sphere,
torus) and geometric features
(pad, fillet,hole)
Parametric editing of a model created in
Combining constraints with Rhino “record
history” mode to edit complex surfaces
Assembling a mechanism from rigid parts
and forcing it to move
Producing a high-quality animation with

Rhinoceros, Design Environment
and Development Platform

Carlos Perez
McNeel Europe

McNeel at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

An overview of the latest developments at McNeel and emerging communities, including:

Rhino 5.0
Rhino OSX
Flamingo nXt
Bongo 2.0
Generative Design with Grasshopper

This presentation will be followed by a
live demo of Rhino v5 highlighting some of
The new and improved commands and features.

From Rhino to Reality
Gerard Petersen

Gereard Petersen at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

Gerard is a respected Dutch naval architect
and marine concept developer. In the Netherlands, Gerard founded RhinoCentre in 2003 to share his developed knowledge. Today he is world leading with his support to the marine industry in making designers more productive with Rhino.

"With my projects I insist on realising my
visions and ideas into the final products.
Without Rhino it would have not been possible
to develop the unique hull of the Kenau electric motorboat. The total product was designed and engineered integrally with Rhino in 2001.
Both the exterior design, interior, structure
and technical installation were developed and modeled in Rhino and prepared for production. With several plugins, today I have even more tools available within Rhino to develop new products even better."

Scan & Solve - Analysis in Rhino
Vadim Shapiro
Intact Solutions

Scan&Solve at UK Rhino User Meeting 2011

Scan&Solve™ for Rhino is a software from
Intact Solutions that completely automates
basic structural simulation of Rhino solids.   Unlike other analysis tools, no preprocessing
(meshing, simplification, healing, translating, etc.) is needed.

In this presentation, Vadim will outline:

The basic ideas and technology
behind Scan&Solve

Current product capability

Work in progress

Future Plans

The cost for this full day event, including lunch and refreshments is £30 plus VAT

Please book online here
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