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Customizing Rhino toolbar button icons

After writing hundreds of lines of a code that executes a sophisticated operation in Rhino through a single click of a button, it would be nice to have a cool icon to go with it. This post highlights a few good web sources that provide general information and tips for customizing toolbar button icons in Rhino. Also included in the post is a short tutorial on how to create an icon from Adobe Illustrator.

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Tektoniek workshop at TU Delft

On Tuesday April 7th, I spent the day at the faculty of Architecture, at TU Delft, Netherlands, my alma mater. That week, Tektoniek organized a workshop for both architecture and engineering students to create fabric formed structures based on design input from bi-directional evolutionary structural optimisation (BESO). The entire Tektoniek event was supported by the Cement&BetonCentrum, bureaubakker, TU Delft and Weber Beamix.

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Dynamic relaxation

In previous posts, we described how to read network data from a file and convert it into matrices relevant for structural calculations. Here, we will use the method of dynamic relaxation to compute an equilibrium shape of the provided network data.

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The force density method

In previous posts, we described how to read network data from a file and convert it into matrices relevant for structural calculations. Here, we will use the force density method to compute an equilibrium shape of the provided network data.

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