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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New SkinDesigner/Ladybug Tutorial by Ladybug co-developer Chris Mackey 12 Replies

Hi All,I just want to recommend everyone to watch this new video in our YouTube Tutorials section explaining a workflow that integrates Ladybug with SkinDesigner to generate environmentally…Continue

Started by Santiago Garay. Last reply by Santiago Garay Jun 8.

Optimization Facade 1 Reply

Hi!I´m starting working with Skindesigner and i have this problem: How can I optimize the louvers orientation, size, etc,  as well as the size of the glazing? I will attach an example from you and…Continue

Started by António Machado. Last reply by Santiago Garay May 28.

Can not create panel on the final step 3 Replies

Dear skindesigners,I am so glad to join our group. Just try to use this wonderful plugin to create some environmental response facade. But after I get the result from Ladybug and input them into the…Continue

Started by Tan,Shengji. Last reply by Santiago Garay Mar 23.

Finding a great tool but not yet able to using it. 3 Replies

Hi SkinDesigner, Thank you for making such great tool. I'm having trouble start using it. As I'm following the Youtube Tutorial, I click and drag the SkinDesigner icon onto the grasshopper window.…Continue

Started by James Fan. Last reply by Santiago Garay Mar 16.


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