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Teach, learn and share different methods of fabrication for industrial designers, architects, and engineers where Rhinoceros is involved in any cycle of the manufacturing process.
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Bryan Oknyansky on BBC2 Beneath The Labcoat Episode 2 - 3D Printing Fashion

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News about Rhino and Digital Fabrication

Tensile fabric structures at Google

SEFAR Architecture TENERA Fabric

Google Tech Corners in Sunnyvale, CA, wanted shade for the central plaza of Google's recent campus expansion. With the help of MPanel in Rhino a design of several hundred triangles fitted on a large curved steel trellis was worked out. The project required nine distinct triangle shapes of TENARA Fabric to fitted within the steel geometry. Each triangle had to be within 1.5 inches of the connector hubs when fully tensioned.

MPanel incorporates a set of design tools in an interface to assist tensile fabric structure designers. MPanel works as a floating toolbar inside Rhino 4 or 5. With MPanel you can manipulate your CAD drawing from the initial relaxation of a mesh to the final production panels that are sent to your plotter or cutter.

Architect: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Installer: Duvall Design Inc.

Rhino for Rapid Prototyping workshop in London

Rhino for Rapid Prototyping
FabLab London, UK
May 30-31

Bryan Oknyansky has organized a 2-day workshop on Rapid Prototyping.

This course will teach you how to incorporate the various requiremets of different prototyping technologies into your design process in Rhino. Ranging from simple tasks like analysing the "prototyping health" of your model to more complex tasks like designing support structures and nesting 3D parts for cost-effective prototyping, this two-day course will show you an advanced side of Rhino that bridges the gap from what you see on screen to holding it in your hands (if the prototype fits in them!)

Whatever you plan to prototype, Bryan will teach you how to:

  • orient models for prototyping with 3D printers and CNC machines
  • analysing model properties to increase chances of prototyping success the first time
  • importing vendor templates to organise model parts for export
  • exporting your model parts in various file types
  • using Rhino's mesh tools to optimise parts for production

Check all other workshops by Bryan on Rhino, Grasshopper, Prototyping, Architecture, Interior Design and Fashion here.


Resources for teaching Rhino to middle school students? 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I run a middle school fab lab, and am wrapping up our first year in operation. I've been using things like Tinkercad and 123D Design for 3D design for printing, and Inkscape for 2D design for laser / vinyl cutting. I've been a bit…Continue

Started by Ryan Barnes in General discussions. Last reply by Rhino Fab Studio Apr 21, 2015.

Rhino 3D Footwear Plug-in?

Hello,Does anyone know which footwear Rhino 3D plug-in is used in the attached image?…Continue

Tags: plug-in, footwear

Started by Michael Weyrauch in General discussions Dec 8, 2014.


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