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AR/VR for Rhino UGM – February 2018

This is the second meeting of our AR/VR for Rhino User Group.

The group is for those who are interested in meeting in order to network, discuss and explore virtual and augmented reality solutions for Rhino.

The meetings follow a simple format of at least one presentation from a customer with experience in this field, followed by group discussion and informal pleasantries.


  • Thursday 22nd February 2018
  • 18:30 – 20:30
  • Heatherwick Studio, 356-364 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BH (See map here)

If you’d like to join us for the meeting then you’ll need to register here.

Presenting at the meeting:

Heatherwick Studio Logo

Heatherwick Studio started using VR and the interactive models several years ago with the first release of Oculus Rift developers’ kit. Since then we have developed several workflows how to use VR not only for the client presentations, but directly in the design process.

Heatherwick Studio VR Image

Designers are able to explore their designs from simple static VR images rendered directly in Rhino to complex fully interactive models imported to Unreal Engine.

Heatherwick Studio VR Image

We have also started exploring new ways of 3D sketching using Tilt Brush and scanning physical models with CT scans and exploring them in VR.

Heatherwick Studio VR Image

This presentation will demonstrate several workflows we have developed to review our Rhino models in VR environment on selected projects.

Heatherwick Studio VR Image

Thanks to Heatherwick Studio for kindly hosting this AR/VR for Rhino UGM.

Images courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.

Shape to Fabrication 2018

Simply Rhino announce Shape to Fabrication 2018 – April 24th & 25th 2018, Stratford, London.

Shape to Fabrication is our popular biennial two-day AEC focused conference.

Shape to Fabrication looks to cutting-edge technology, innovative construction & applications in architecture, design, engineering & construction.

2018 will see the 7th iteration of Shape to Fabrication and will feature projects and presentations from leading studios, innovators and makers including:

  • Foster + Partners
  • Zaha Hadid Architects
  • 3XN architects GXN innovation
  • Arup
  • Format Engineers
  • Loop.pH
  • Studio Moritz Waldemeyer
  • Zoe Laughlin / Institute of Making
  • RMIT (Melbourne)
  • McNeel Developers

Visit Shape to Fabrication to learn more and get your tickets to join us in April.

Shape to Fabrication is organised by Simply Rhino, the UK Rhino Experts.

Simply Rhino Become Authorised Formlabs Partner

Formlabs News Announcement from Simply Rhino

We are pleased to announce that Simply Rhino are now official resellers for Formlabs materials and Printers.  After some years of research Simply Rhino settled on the Form 2 as a great fit for a large proportion of their Rhino customers from across the UK, Senior Rhino software Instructor Phil Cook comments further:

“For many years Rhino has been a key tool for our customers in design and engineering to accurately develop designs from initial concept to final production. For many of these creative businesses and individuals, the ability to rapidly create prototype parts whether for aesthetic consideration or engineering validation is essential. Until recently the choice for high quality 3D printing was either to invest in bulky expensive equipment or to use a bureau, as affordable smaller desktop printing solutions lacked the necessary reliability or resolution and very often both. The Form 2 from Formlabs brings reliable, high quality 3D printing to the desktop at an affordable cost and allows for production in a variety of resins. Print-ready, watertight models can be made and verified in Rhino and exported easily to the Formlabs PreForm software.”

Simply Rhino have a dedicated Formlabs Showroom in London, where they hold stock of Form 2 Printers plus Resins and other consumables.