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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multiple questions 4 Replies

Hi Santiago,Ive got another couple of questions.1. how to reverse the panel direction outward?2. how to make panels follow perfect curve?3. how to create panels without wall behind?4. Each panels…Continue

Started by Jihn Eric. Last reply by Jihn Eric Sep 7.

Grasshopper Geometry 2 Replies

Hi Santiago,Do you have tutorial on how to use grasshopper geometry by operating on the skinBaydata and SkinPanel data outputs in skin generator ?Best,JihnContinue

Started by Jihn Eric. Last reply by Jihn Eric Sep 2.

Skin Generator Parameters v0.5

Hi,A user was asking specific information about the Skin Generator parameters ("SkinDesigner Skin Parameters v0.5" dropdown). Even though most of them can be seen in action throughout the tutorials,…Continue

Started by Santiago Garay Aug 30.

most Skin Designer components turn red when changing computers 3 Replies

Hi Santiago - greetings from Oakland. I have recently been using Skin Designer (and loving it) but ran into a problem when I switched computers. I reinstalled Skin Designer on the new machine but the…Continue

Started by Matt Winkelstein. Last reply by Santiago Garay Jul 14, 2020.


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