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London Design Festival / 17 - 25th September 2016 
 

London Design Festival

 

The London Design Festival was first staged in 2003 and has grown to become one of the world's most important annual design events.

The London Design Festival celebrates the future of design and craft - from digital innovation and scale-modelling to consumer behaviour. 

This year we will be taking part in the festival by way of a series of design talks, along with our partners the Goldsmiths' Centre

You can read full details of each of the presentations we'll be making at the festival below, and you can see the full programme that is taking place as part of the London Design Festival at the Goldsmiths' Centre by clicking here.

 

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Tuesday 20th September 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Parametric Design for the Furniture & Product Design Industries

Simply Rhino trainer Arthur Mamou-Mani demonstrates the fabrication of complex geometry for furniture and product design. Using Grasshopper3D, a plugin for CAD modelling software Rhino 3D, he couples parametric modelling with digital design to create unique products.

Part of London Design Festival and in partnership with the Goldsmiths' Centre.

Visit the Goldsmiths' Centre website here to link up and book your place at this presentation
 

Cloud Capsules 3d Print           ‘The Cloud Capsules’ courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects
 

Left: 'The Cloud Capsules' with lead collaborator Andrei Jipa (Photograph by Guy Archard, courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects)
Right: ‘The Cloud Capsules’ with lead collaborator Andrei Jipa (Photograph by Andrei Jipa, courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects)

 

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Wednesday 21st September 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Visual Merchandising & Pop-Up Structure Design

From award-winning window displays for Karen Millen to ‘Tangential Dreams’ for the Burning Man Festival 2016, Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani, presents projects from practice. Arthur demonstrates how digital tools in design can enable highly sophisticated projects to be realised at a low cost.

Part of London Design Festival and in partnership with the Goldsmiths' Centre.

Visit the Goldsmiths' Centre website here to link up and book your place at this presentation
 

‘3D Printing Pop-up Studio’ Grasshopper model for G-Code            ‘3D Printing Pop-up Studio’ courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects 
 

Left:‘3D Printing Pop-up Studio’ with lead collaborator Andrei Jipa, Grasshopper model for G-Code generation (courtesy of Mamou Mani Architects)
Right: ‘3D Printing Pop-up Studio’ with lead collaborator Andrei Jipa (Photograph by Xintiandi Style courtesy of Mamou Mani Architects)

 

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Thursday 22nd September 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Environmentally Led Architectural Design

Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani shows how to create creative loops between designs and environmental feedback in architecture and interior design and demonstrates how parametric design tools enable designs that adapt and are responsive to their specific environment. Projects such as the Virgin Galactic Eco-Resort are explored to show how the design was grown recursively to react to the seasonal sunlight changes. Arthur’s main creative design tool is Grasshopper. Grasshopper allows for the creation of algorithmic and parametric models and is a plugin for the popular CAD modelling software Rhino3D.

Part of London Design Festival and in partnership with the Goldsmiths' Centre.

Visit the Goldsmiths' Centre website here to link up and book your place at this presentation
 

‘The Wooden Waves’ courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects           'The Flying Leaves' courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects
 

Left: ‘The Wooden Waves’ designed with Buro Happold Engineering, light diffusing and sound absorbing panels (Photograph by Bilal Mian courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects)
Right: The Flying Leaves at Buro Happold Engineering with lead collaborator Maialen Calleja designed parametrically with Grasshopper based on light simulation, laser-cut with acrylic mirrors (courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects)

 

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Presenter: Arthur Mamou-ManiCDW Presenter Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani (aadip. ARB/RIBA) is an Architect and a lecturer at the University of Westminster in London. He has delivered design workshops to prestigious design and engineering companies including Heatherwick Studio and Foster + Partners as well as many leading academic bodies such as the Architectural Association School of Architecture and UCL-Bartlett. Arthur also gave numerous talks including the TEDx, 3DPrintShow, Shape to Fabrication and the Develop3D Conferences.

 

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New Designers

 

New Designers - The UK's most important exhibition for emerging design

 

Link to New Designers Website

 

New Designers returns for its 31st edition, showcasing the fresh-thinking and innovation of 3,000 brilliant individuals, providing an essential pipeline of new talent into the UK’s creative industries.

Simply Rhino are delighted to be joining the Knowledge Transfer Network at New Designers on Friday July the 8th as part of the '3D Printing - Design Freedom' discussion.

 

3D printing is revolutionising many aspects of our lives - from replica aircraft parts to implants and even customised chocolates. Discover how top designers are pushing the creative possibilities of additive manufacturing technologies, and how future 3D software will make it even easier to bring your designs to life.

The session is chaired by Louise Jones from the Knowledge Transfer Network and as well as Simply Rhino's Grasshopper trainer Arthur Mamou-Mani will feature Nick Grace (Adams Watt), Duncan Fitzsimons (7th Design & Invention) and Rees Calder (My Mini Factory). 

 

Details:

The talk takes place at the Business Design Centre, London, N1. 

The session runs from 11:45am - 12:30pm 

You can learn more and book your place at the 3D Printing - Design Freedom talk here.

 

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Clerkenwell Design Week / 24 - 26th May 2016 

 

Clerkenwell Design Week is the UK's leading independent design festival and we're delighted to be part of it this year along with our partners the Goldsmiths' Centre. The centre is hosting the 'live events' hub, a new feature added for 2016's CDW. The hub will celebrate design innovation through a series of workshops, talks and a pop-up exhibition. 
As part of this exciting line up and on each of the three Clerkenwell Design Week days Architect and Simply Rhino trainer Arthur Mamou-Mani will be making a presentation and demonstration each with a different design focus. 
Following are the details of the three talks Arthur will present along with information on how to link up and book your place to join them. 

 

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Tuesday 24th May 2016 - 10:45am - 12:15pm

Parametric Design for the Furniture & Product Design Industries

This talk and short demonstration will focus on the design and fabrication of complex geometry for furniture and product design. Using grasshopper and its plugins, Arthur Mamou-Mani will show how parametric modelling coupled with digital fabrication enables the design, simulation and fabrication of unique products. Grasshopper3D is a plugin for the popular CAD modelling software Rhino3D. Grasshopper allows the creation of algorithmic and parametric models with a user-friendly graphical interface.
 

Visit the Goldsmiths' Centre website here to link up and book your place at this presentation
 

Cloud Capsules 3d Print           ‘The Cloud Capsules’ courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects
 

Left: 'The Cloud Capsules' with lead collaborator Andrei Jipa (Photograph by Guy Archard, courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects)
Right: ‘The Cloud Capsules’ with lead collaborator Andrei Jipa (Photograph by Andrei Jipa, courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects)

 

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Wednesday 25th May 2016 - 10:45am - 12:15pm

Visual Merchandising & Pop-Up Structure Design

This talk and short demonstration, by Arthur Mamou-Mani will focus on the use of Grasshopper on several award-winning window displays and pop-up structures, from Karen Millen’s flagship store all the way to the Burning Man festival.  Grasshopper3D is a plugin for the popular CAD modelling software Rhino3D. Grasshopper allows the creation of algorithmic and parametric models with a user-friendly graphical interface.
 

Visit the Goldsmiths' Centre website here to link up and book your place at this presentation
 

‘3D Printing Pop-up Studio’ Grasshopper model for G-Code            ‘3D Printing Pop-up Studio’ courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects 
 

Left:‘3D Printing Pop-up Studio’ with lead collaborator Andrei Jipa, Grasshopper model for G-Code generation (courtesy of Mamou Mani Architects)
Right: ‘3D Printing Pop-up Studio’ with lead collaborator Andrei Jipa (Photograph by Xintiandi Style courtesy of Mamou Mani Architects)

 

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Thursday 26th May 2016 - 10:45am - 12:15pm

Environmental Lead Architectural Design

This talk and short demonstration will show how to create creative loops between designs and environmental feedback in Architecture and interior design. Using examples from practice, Arthur Mamou-Mani will demonstrate how Grasshopper and its numerous plugins enabled designs that adapt and are responsive to their specific environment. Grasshopper3D is a plugin for the popular CAD modelling software Rhino3D. Grasshopper allows the creation of algorithmic and parametric models with a user-friendly graphical interface.

Visit the Goldsmiths' Centre website here to link up and book your place at this presentation
 

‘The Wooden Waves’ courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects           'The Flying Leaves' courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects
 

Left: ‘The Wooden Waves’ designed with Buro Happold Engineering, light diffusing and sound absorbing panels (Photograph by Bilal Mian courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects)
Right: The Flying Leaves at Buro Happold Engineering with lead collaborator Maialen Calleja designed parametrically with Grasshopper based on light simulation, laser-cut with acrylic mirrors (courtesy of Mamou-Mani Architects)

 

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Presenter: Arthur Mamou-ManiCDW Presenter Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani (aadip. ARB/RIBA) is an Architect and a lecturer at the University of Westminster in London. He has delivered design workshops to prestigious design and engineering companies including Heatherwick Studio and Foster + Partners as well as many leading academic bodies such as the Architectural Association School of Architecture and UCL-Bartlett. Arthur also gave numerous talks including the TEDx, 3DPrintShow, Shape to Fabrication and the Develop3D Conferences.

 

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Join us for the Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting

Monday, April the 18th, 2016 - London

 

The day before Shape To Fabrication 6 (our popular biennial two day conference) we're pleased to be hosting the Grasshopper UK UGM at the same location - Register below to join us for the Grasshopper meeting and for more details on the separate Shape To Fabrication conference see details at the bottom of this page.
 
Event: Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting
Date: Monday, April the 18th 2016
Time: 16:00 - 19:00
Location: Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford, London E15 1BX (Directions)
How To Join: The Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting is free to attend but you MUST register & registration is only available here!
Join the London-UK Grasshopper3d User Group here 

 

Who is presenting:

 

Dan Belcher / McNeel - Grasshopper for Mac Development Roadmap

Steve Baer / McNeel -  Creating and debugging Grasshopper components on Mac

Daniel Piker / McNeel - Kangaroo 2.0 (also for Mac)

Giulio Piacentino / McNeel - Python in Grasshopper

Anthony Buckley-Thorp / Flux - Collaboration in Grasshopper

Francesc Salla / Asuni - GH tools for VisualARQ, VA 2.0

Dimitrie Andrei Stefanescu / speckle.xyz - GH Exporter to WebGL

Kristjan Nielsen / Arup - Computational Structures - ComStruct Workshop, Tehran

 

If you'd like more details on the separate Shape To Fabrication 6 Event taking place at the same location on the days following the Grasshopper UGM then please visit the Shape To Fabrication website.
 

 

 

Parametric Engineering Course

 

Parametric Engineering at Imperial College London with Arup and Simply Rhino

  

The Parametric Engineering course with Arup and Simply Rhino at Imperial College attempts to show the benefits of parametric thinking in the field of Engineering.
It is an eight-weeks long, hands-on, evening class on the Grasshopper3D platform for Rhinoceros3D and its structural and physics simulation plugins (Karamba, Kangaroo, Salamander) specifically for the practice of Engineering. At the end of the course, you should be able to create entire parametric models such as a stadium or a bridge on Grasshopper3D and use plugins to create creative loops between the model and live feedback from simulations.
The course will be taught through practice and theory by award-winning structural engineers, architects and software developers and will only be open to those in full time academia, there are no commercial places availableAll free of charge places for Imperial College Students / Staff have now been allocated.
The course takes place on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm and commences on Tuesday January the 26th, 2016.
This course is open only to those in full time Academic Employment or Students in full time Education. Course prerequisites and joining details follow the course details below.

Please note this course is now full, thanks to everyone for their interest. 

 

Arup: Case Studies of Parametric Engineering
              

Left Image: Tennis roof - The structural model of a Tennis stadium roof by Paul Jeffries.  A Grasshopper definition is used to generate complete analysis and BIM models.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Right Image: The parametric workflow of the ArcelorMittal Orbit by Paul Jeffries. The diagrid geometry was produced algorithmically based on a guide curve and a few simple parameters. All Images © Arup.

 

Course Outline:

Week 1 (26/01/16) - Intro to freeform modelling on Rhinoceros 3D, the NURBS modelling software, we will look at the interface and the different tools.
Delivered by Sean Cowell, assisted by Rhino3d trainer 

Week 2 (02/02/16) - Continuation of week 1 followed by introduction to different geometrical concept in Rhino3D, we will look at the NURBS Curve and surface as well as meshes and the crucial differences between them. Resources to learn tools.
Delivered by Sean Cowell & Arthur Mamou-Mani, assisted by Toby Clark

Week 3 (09/02/16) - Introduction to the parametric plugin Grasshopper3D for Rhino, we will look at the interface, the parameters and how to import data, create 3Dpoints, lines, we will also give an overall talk on parametric thinking.
Delivered by Toby Clark, assisted by Vincenzo Reale & Arthur Mamou-Mani

Week 4 (16/02/16) - Flat lists, Data Matching, Curve Domain Analysis and Vectors - We will look at how data flows from one component to the other and how grasshopper understands it. We will explain the properties of curves and the concept of vector mathematics.
Delivered by Vincenzo Reale, assisted by Conor Black & Arthur Mamou-Mani

Week 5 (23/02/16) - Introduction to Data Trees, Matrices, Graph Mappers - We will explain how data can be manipulated through the use of data tree and you will create your first project, a Shukkov-like tower.
Delivered by Paul Jeffries, assisted by Vincenzo Reale & Arthur Mamou-Mani 

Week 6 (01/03/16) - Advanced Data Trees, Surface manipulation. We will further our understanding of data through the creation of complex components on surfaces and using different tools to manipulate data trees and access specific items within a complex branched list.
Delivered by Conor Black, assisted by Paul Jeffries & Arthur Mamou-Mani

Week 7 (08/03/16) - Physical behaviour in objects. Karamba/Kangaroo Plugin session  - We will introduce our first plugins from the rich community of Grasshopper plugins online; Karamba is a structural simulation plugin allowing to extract bending moments from an assembled model and Kangaroo is a physical simulation plugin allowing to simulate physical behaviour such as gravity and springs.
Delivered by Daniel Piker, Vladimir Marinov, Will Pearson, assisted by Toby Clark & Arthur Mamou-Mani

Week 8 (15/03/16) - Introduction to the evolutionary solver Galapagos to optimise parametric models and the further application of that to structural simulation through a plugin like Salamander. This conclusive session will be your opportunity to present what you have done with the software.
Delivered by Daniel Piker & Paul Jeffries & Will Pearson, assisted by Conor Black & Arthur Mamou-Mani

(Please note all Course Instructors listed are Subject to Change).

 

KASC Stadium Design by Arup Associates

Left Image: KASC Stadium by Arup Associates. A fully parametric stadium, incorporating bowl design, roof and facade. Completed on site in 2014.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Right Image: KASC Stadium by Arup Associates. Roof designed with modular truss units and linked to analytical programsRight Image: KASC Stadium by Arup Associates. Roof designed with modular truss units and linked to analytical programs. All Images © Arup.

 

 

Course Contributors

Toby Clark, Toby is an Associate at Arup in the Facade team. He has worked both in the United Kingdom and the Australian offices for Arup. As a former member of Arup’s Advanced Geometry Unit (AGU), Toby is used to working on complex geometrical projects and utilizes the latest 3D modelling techniques and software to help interoperability and coordination between the various disciplines and teams. He has extensive international experience working with leading architectural practices on a wide range of projects. He is one of the coordinators of the Arup internal parametric training courses.

 

Vincenzo Reale, Vincenzo is a structural engineer and an architect. Having worked with several contemporary architectural and design practices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Antony Gormley Studio and Emergent Architecture, he currently holds the position of structural engineer at Arup Building Engineering in London. He is also teaching assistant at Landscape and Urbanism master programme at the Architectural Association, unit master at AA visiting school Jordan and accredited trainer of several parametric courses for engineers at the Arup University. He has developed a particular skill in the design of projects with geometrically complex structural forms, merging the structural engineering practice with advanced 3D modelling, parametric design techniques and scripting.

 

Paul Jeffries, Paul is a structural engineer and software developer who has worked for Arup in London for eight years and who has taught courses on parametric design at the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory for the past six.  As well as the typical duties of a structural engineer, his work involves research on computational design techniques and the development of the tools necessary for their successful integration into real project workflows. He has worked on a large number of projects involving complex geometry, including the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the Sagrada Familia, and created design software that has been used on hundreds of Arup projects throughout the world.

 

Conor Carson Black, Conor is an Architect and specialist in digital design in the Arup Facade team. He teaches architectural coding techniques at the Bartlett School of Architecture for the Adaptive Architecture & Computation MSc course. Currently working as a complex geometry specialist on projects at Arup such as Mexico City Airport, Oman Botanical Gardens and Abu Dhabi Airport.

 

Vladimir Marinov, Vladimir is a structural glass engineer in Arup façade Engineering and works closely with other Arup groups providing support and advice for a range of engineering problems. His areas of expertise include design and detailing of specialist glass structures, light-weight steel structures and parametric design. He has led the design of and engineered high-profile and award winning projects around the world.

 

Daniel Piker, Previous experience includes work with Arup Advanced Geometry Unit (AGU), currently with Foster & Partners plus McNeel & Assoc. Daniel is the developer of Kangaroo which is a Live Physics engine for interactive simulation, optimization and form-finding directly within Grasshopper.

 

Arthur Mamou-Mani, Arthur is an Architect (http://mamou-mani.com) and a lecturer at the University of Westminster in London (http://WeWantToLearn.net). He has been working with Simply Rhino for the past four years, giving Grasshopper3D workshops to prestigious design and engineering companies including Heatherwick Studio and Foster + Partners as well as many leading academic bodies such as the Architectural Association School of Architecture and UCL-Bartlett. Arthur also gave numerous talks including the TEDx, 3DPrintShow, ShapeToFabrication and the Develop3D Conferences.

 

Sean Cowell, Sean’s background in CAD goes back over 20 years, his main experience is in Architecture plus M&E Services Industries.  Sean has been a Certified Rhino Instructor since 2006 and delivers the Simply Rhino Introductory classes. Sean is well known to the many hundreds to have come through our Level 1 Day or Evening Classes and those who he has privately trained on site.

 

 

Arup Project: Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studio
                       Images: A combined definition with Heatherwick Studio to optimise the soffit geometry, and explore options for the internal structure. Custom mesh generation of the soffit for export to analytical programs. All Images © Arup.

 

 

Course Prerequisites
  • Ideally all applicants should having a working knowledge of Rhino, having attended our Certified Rhino 5 Level 1 Class and/or our certified Grasshopper Level 1 class would be ideal or some months of working experience would be extremely useful. Should you book a place and have no previous experience with Rhino you risk not keeping up with the group. We will give priority to those with experience with Rhino
  • We expect all attendees to be present at all eight sessions, the course will be fast moving and this will leave little time for repeating material
  • It is expected that all attendees will be willing and able to carry out additional tasks related to the project between course sessions, this will be essential to achieve the desired course objective

 

Course Cost
  • The price for a place on the course is £80 + VAT
  • There are no commercial places available; it is open only to those in full time academic employment or students in full time education
  • Please note if accepted on the course we will need to see ID proof of your academic status before your place on the course is approved
  • We expect the course to be over-subscribed and completing the application form will not guarantee you a place
  • The course is free of charge for Imperial College Students / Staff but please note all these places have now been allocated

 

Course Application

This course is now full - thank you to everyone for your interest. We hope to run similar courses in the near future.

 

Course Location

The course will be taking place at Imperial College London on the South Kensington Campus.

Applicants who are successful in securing a place will be given full course joining details. 

 

If you require any further information then please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Arup: Mexico City Airport by Foster+Partners
  

Arup Images: Variable node | Purlin design for complex airport roof | Facade gridshell structure  & Rainfall simulations by Conor Carson Black. All Images © Arup.

 

Shape To Fabrication 2016

 

  

 

Shape To Fabrication is our popular biennial two day conference. It has a focus on cutting-edge technology, innovative construction and applications in architecture, design, engineering and construction. 
2016 saw the sixth iteration of Shape To Fabrication and featured projects and presentations from 

 

  • Steffen Riegas & Mikolaj Bazaczek - Herzog & de Meuron
  • Jorge Barrero & James Warton - HKS, Including HKS LINE
  • Roel van de Straat & James Griffith  - Arup 
  • Dr Al Fishcher & Wolf Mangelsdorf - Buro Happold
  • Brian Ringley - Woods Bagot
  • Cobus Bothma - KPF
  • McNeel, including Daniel Piker (Kangaroo), Luis Fraguada (Iris)
  • Jospeh Walsh & Miroslav Hlava - Joseph Walsh Studio
  • Michal Piasecki - Tylko
  • David Sweeney - Microsoft Research
  • Matthew Newberg - Chaos Group
  • Manja van de Worp - NOUS Engineering
  • Daghan Cam - Ai.Build
  • Luca Biselli - Sadler Brown Architecture
  • Francesc Salla - VisualARQ
  • Caroline Lundin - Sundae Architecture & Design Studio
  • Jon Mirtschin - Geometry Gym
  • Aleksandrina Rizova - Aleksa Studio
  • Emma-Kate Matthews - EKM Works

  

For full details on each presentation listed above you can visit the conference page of the Shape To Fabrication website.

Below we're pleased to be able to share recordings with you of three STF6 presentations:

 

Joseph Walsh Studio - Joseph Walsh & Miroslav Hlava

Joseph Walsh and Miroslav Hlava presented for us on day two of STF6. The presentation focused on two projects in particular, The Verona Project and Magnus Celesti.

The Verona Project, commissioned for a medieval private chapel near Verona in Italy, focuses on the creation of two sculptural shelves, (each of which are almost 8m long) that will incorporate 14 tall glass oil lamps. 

The title, Magnus Celesti, derives from the Latin words Magnus (‘Large' / ‘Great') and Celesti (‘Heavenly’). This series of work presents an opportunity for Joseph Walsh to address the relationship between form and function, as well as the artists' challenge to encourage viewers to see and experience a piece from different perspectives.

 

Arup - James Griffith

James Griffith, Arup. “If we could design a million buildings in our sleep…” - Parametric analysis at the cutting edge of glass design. 

Automated manufacturing techniques have driven façade panels to myriad of complex shapes in recent years. This is particularly noticeable in glass, where curved or angular geometries are now commonplace in high profile projects. Such a transition requires engineers to not only have detailed knowledge of structures and materials, but also be able to develop digital tools to rapidly analyse and investigate schemes.

In this presentation, James Griffith explores and demonstrates the benefits of delivering this combination on recent glass projects in Arup. By developing detailed parametric structural analysis tools, rapid input to geometrical and materiality decisions can be provided at early stages of the design and incorporated into a full exploration of design options.

 

Michal Piasecki

Michal’s presentation is divided between two of his long-term parametric projects:

Tylko.com is a start-up with a mission to digitize the furniture industry. All of Tylko’s pieces are made on-demand with cnc machines. Parametric design with grasshopper is at the very center of the company. It enables data drive feedback and iterating products on a daily basis to optimize for users expectations as well as manufacturing and shipping conditions;

Microlattice series developed for Joris Laarman Studio contains three 3d printed chairs where functional conditions are addressed through parametric cells.

 

  

You can visit the Shape To Fabrication website for more information on previous STF conferences and to join up to the STF Community!

 

 

Evening Workshop Series 2015

 

Evening Workshop Series - October, November & December 2015

 

 

In partnership with the Goldsmiths' Centre we're delighted to present a new series of evening taster workshops dedicated to those entirely new to CAD. Within these two hour sessions you'll have the opportunity to get hands on and see how CAD could help improve your existing workflow.

We're commencing the series with a Jewellery focus in recognition of the fantastic work produced in this area from the Goldsmiths' Centre itself. In further workshops we plan to extend our scope to include other industries, more information on the 2016 sessions will be published in December 2015. 

 

The Engagement Ring: Thursday, 22nd October 2015 - 18:00-20:00 SOLD OUT

 

  

 

In this session we introduce how CAD can be used in the jewellery industry. Learn the principles of CAD through the digital construction of a crown set engagement ring, with thread and grain set shoulders. This practical workshop is suitable for beginners to CAD who have experience of the goldsmithing trade. 

 

The Pendant: Thursday, 19th November 2015 - 18:00-20:00 SOLD OUT

 

  

 

In this session we explain how jewellers can use CAD to help add useful techniques to their toolbox.  We will also explain how to model a claw set pendant, with a surrounding cluster setting and custom bail, using popular CAD software.

 

Stud Earrings: Thursday, 3rd December 2015 - 18:00-20:00 SOLD OUT

 

  

 

In this session we show the relevance of CAD to the jeweller or goldsmith, and how it can build on traditional skills and knowledge.  We will additionally cover techniques, using popular CAD software, for the 3D modelling of rub-over set stud earrings, with surrounding haloes.

 

You can book your place on any of these three individual workshops by visiting the Goldsmiths' Centre website here. Please note this is the only way to book for these courses. 

 

Rhino Summer School 2014

Rhino Summer School London - September 2014

 

Event Details

Free of Charge Training & Networking event for Design Teachers and Lecturers, six classes over eight days.  Separate courses covering three areas: Modelling, Rendering & Generative Design. Apply for one or multiple classes.

All courses delivered by leading individuals from the Software Developer plus Certified Trainers from Simply Rhino. All courses are taking place at Imperial College London, Skempton Building; In the newly refurbished South Kensington campus.

All classes have a focus on “training the trainer”, all content (except for the Rhino 5.0 Level  Class, which is identical to our standard class) is tailored to help inform any Teacher or Lecturer in the key aspects of that subject; so quite different to our commercial classes where the focus is very much on professional use. The aim is to enable Teachers to Teach rather than become professional users, we think this is what you need.

 

Class Titles & Dates:

Rhino 5.0 Level 1

Three day course: 8-10th September 2014 

This is the Certified Level 1 Introduction to Rhino 5.0, more details here.  Suitable for anyone new to Rhino or for those who want a thorough refresher on all the basics.

The class is being delivered by Certified Trainers from McNeel & Simply Rhino.

        

 

Rhino 5.0 in Architecture & Engineering

One day course: 11th September 2014

Suitable for those with an interest in architectural, structural, urban designers, building envelope design and more.

Starts with an introduction and discussion as to why and where Rhino is used in professional Architectural & Engineering practices.

Topics covered in presentation, discussion with some hands on exercises include:

  • Constraints & Construction Planes
  • Cut Sections with Section Tools Plug-In
  • Massing Study with Solid Editing Tools
  • Working with Large Files
  • Page Layouts
  • Presenting from Rhino
  • Exchanging Data with other 2D & 3D CAD

Class is being delivered by Certified Trainers from McNeel & Simply Rhino

 

V-Ray Level 1

One day course : 15th September

Suitable for anyone new to V-Ray for Rhino or for those who want a thorough refresher on the basics.

Topics covered in presentation, discussion With some hands on exercises include:

  • Direct and Indirect Illumination
  • Overview of V-Ray Interface
  • Using V-Ray Express for Quick Set Up
  • Controlling the Environment
  • Production Render vs V-Ray RT
  • Overview of V-Ray Materials

Class is being delivered by Expert Trainers from Chaos Group & Simply Rhino

 

V-Ray Advanced

One day course: 16th September

For Jewellers, Marine, Product or Furniture Designers, all those with an interest in Rendering with Rhino but already familiar with the basics.

Topics covered in presentation, discussion With some hands on exercises include:

  • Controlling the V-Ray Environment 
  • Lighting with the V-Ray Dome Light 
  • Advanced Material Techniques
  • Creating Decals 
  • Bump Mapping & Displacement
  • Balancing Quality vs Speed 
  • VFB Channels & Post Processing Steps

Class is being delivered by Expert Trainers from Chaos Group & Simply Rhino

         

 

V-Ray Advanced for Architecture

One day course: 17th September

Advanced techniques for architectural rendering.

Topics covered in presentation, discussion With some hands on exercises include:

  • Using the V-Ray Sun and Sky System
  • Controlling the Physical Camera
  • Interior Rendering
  • Controlling the Light Cache
  • Colour Mapping Control 
  • Balancing Quality vs Speed 
  • VFB Channels & Post Processing Steps

Class is being delivered by Expert Trainers from Chaos Group & Simply Rhino

 

Grasshopper Introduction

One day course: 18th September

For those with some experience with Rhino (this experience is not essential but helps) who wish to begin to explore or understand the opportunities presented by Generative Design using the powerful plug-in for Rhino called Grasshopper.

  • What is Generative Design? 
  • Why would you use it? 
  • Who uses it currently?

See & discuss examples from Architecture, Product, Furniture, Jewellery & Fashion Design

Also, under some expert instruction, use Grasshopper to drive Rhino.

Class is being delivered by Expert Trainers from McNeel and Simply Rhino

 

Location:

Skempton Building
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ

     

 

How to Apply:

Registration closes on August the 7th and  applicants will be informed by August the 11th as to whether their application has been successful.

 

In Association With:

TCT Show 2014

Simply Rhino + Roland DG at TCT Show 2014 Birmingham NEC 

Simply Rhino will be present at this years TCT show, 30th September to 2nd October at the NEC in Birmingham. Come & see us on the Roland DG stand J19.

3D Printing, Prototyping, Product Development, Scanning and Digitising are the main attractions at this annual exhibition & conference. TCT is probably the biggest 3D Print event in the UK.

We’ll be demonstrating Rhino 5 driving the new 3D Printer from Roland DG the ARM-10 and the desktop mill SRM-20.

Please come and visit us at this large event, we’ll also be showing the popular renderer V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino. See you in Birmingham.

 

Dates & Opening Times

  • Tuesday 30 September -09.30hrs - 17.00hrs.
  • Wednesday 1 October - 09.30hrs - 17.00hrs.
  • Thursday 2 October - 09.30hrs - 16.00hrs.

 

Admission Fees

There are no entry fees for Visitors wishing to come to TCT Show + Personalize. Entry is free for all. This applies to both the exhibition and conference sessions.

 

The Venue

TCT Show + Personalize will take place in Hall 3A of the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK.

www.thenec.co.uk

 

The Digital Bench Event 2015

The Digital Bench Event 2015

Presented by Simply Rhino & The Goldsmiths' Centre

 

On Tuesday April the 14th 2015 we held our second 'The Digital Bench' event at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London.

Attendees experienced the first UK live demonstration of RhinoGold v5. This significant new version of the popular Rhino plug-in has many exciting new features and the developers, TDM, were on hand to show them off.


 

Rupert Todd of Wax-Masters, residents at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, also presented. Rupert shed light on some of the cutting edge ways in which 3D computer modelling, rendering & printing expand the possibilities for making and improve productivity in the modern world of precious metalworking. 


 

In addition to the main event there were tours of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, giving those lucky enough to secure a place a chance to see first hand the variation of work that goes on at the centre and the facilities it provides. 

 
 

The event also offered plenty of opportunities for discussion with the presenters, RhinoGold trainers and networking with other attendees.

On the day timings:

  • 09:30 Registration
  • 10:00 Presentations commence
  • 12:30 Event finishes
  • 13:00 Optional tours of the Goldsmiths’ Centre commence

 

 

Location Details:

The Goldsmiths' Centre
42 Britton Street
London
EC1M 5AD

Rendering for Jewellery with V-Ray for Rhino 2.0

Free webinar - recorded on 8th April 2015

 

 

In the run up to the Digital Bench event we hosted a live rendering webinar. The presenter was Chaos Group’s Vassil Pepelyankov who delivered a web-based masterclass focusing on the details of the rendering process for jewellery design.

Working with a project in V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino, you can see how specific tools, such as V-Ray DomeLight, V-Ray Material, Express Toolbar, Lens Effects, VRmats, and V-Ray RT can become an integral part of your design workflow.

You will go through all adjustments and setups by using the V-Ray RT, then once the overall setup is done, will switch to Production Render for adding advanced features and effects.

 

 

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