algorithmic modeling for Rhino



SkinDesigner is a Grasshopper plugin that enables the rapid generation of facade geometries from building massing surfaces and repeating, user-defined panels. 

To install:

1-Make sure you have Rhino and Grasshopper installed.
2-Install GHPython from here.
3-Select and drag all the userObjects (downloaded here) onto your Grasshopper canvas.
4-Restart Rhino Grasshopper.

Check out our example files  to get yourself familiar with typical SkinDesigner workflows. Also SkinDesigner Tutorials will be posted in this YouTube playlist as they become available.

You should also feel free to post any questions, feature requests, or bug reports to the SkinDesigner Grasshopper Group  as discussions. Finally, SkinDesigner is an open source project and all of the project’s source code is visible on Payette’s Github site as well as within the Grasshopper components (by double-clicking on them). 

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How to Rationalise Panel using Geco or Diva 3 Replies

This is one amazing tool! I admire the thinking that goes through the creation of this tool. Exactly the type of tool i need to learn and utilise. I do have a question, how can i link  coloured mesh…Continue

Started by Karlo54. Last reply by Santiago Garay Nov 5.

New Tutorial out on YouTube

Hi All,Just posted the Tutorial #2 of SkinDesinger. This tutorial focuses mainly on facade solutions with variable panel sizes. Check out the video on …Continue

Started by Santiago Garay Oct 24.

Panel Options 1 Reply

Very cool! The supporting features are amazing.Is it possible to create non-rectilinear panel types like those offered in the lunchbox plugin?…Continue

Tags: SkinDesigner, types, panel

Started by Leland Curtis. Last reply by Santiago Garay Oct 23.

Geometry and Breps 1 Reply

How can I work with the code without drawing geometry in the scene? I just want to work with them on Grasshopper like Breps so that I can optimize memory and processing.Continue

Started by Kyane Bomfim. Last reply by Santiago Garay Oct 18.


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