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 5 and Grasshopper installed, or Rhino 6.
2-Install GHPython from here (Rhino 5 only).
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 SkinDesigner’s Github site as well as within the Grasshopper components (by double-clicking on them). 

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Issue trying to build a simple shading system with Skin Generator 3 Replies

Hello everyone,I'm trying to design a shading system made by custom shaped panels with different sizes/shapes depending on the solar radiation. (something like the attached example)Following the…Continue

Started by Marco caso. Last reply by Santiago Garay Oct 30.

Changing Color of Panels 2 Replies

Hi there,Is there anyway to change the color of _p_Clad per panel option in SkinDesigner? E.g. a different color for 2 different sized solid panels. There are "layerName" options for the Shading…Continue

Started by Karno Widjaja. Last reply by Karno Widjaja Jun 20.

Shift Corners Function in Shading Box Component 2 Replies

Hi Santiago,Thanks a bunch for putting this incredible tool together! I have been trying to get the shiftCorners function to work properly, but seem to be running into some problems. See screenshot…Continue

Started by Karno Widjaja. Last reply by Karno Widjaja Jun 20.

Error-Object has no attribute to brep 11 Replies

Hi all! The plugin seems great! However, I have an issue when I am using the panel viewer component. When I am trying to follow the tutorials or even open the exercise files there is an error at the…Continue

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


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