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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Discussion Forum

Changing Default Placement Location of the Panels

Hi Santiago,Skindesigner is an amazing tool and I am using it for multiple purposes. However, I am stuck with a small issue (or at least I assume it is small for you as I am not good at programming).…Continue

Started by Usmi H May 4.

Surface Panel Mode Not Working With Trimmed Surfaces 4 Replies

Hi Santiago,I would like to ask another question. I am trying to use Surface Panel Mode. It works well for Untrimmed Surfaces but when I try to provide Trimmed Surfaces as input surfaces then it does…Continue

Started by Usmi H. Last reply by Mary Bliss Jan 17.

Request to fix the Bug or issues on "SD DynamicGeoemtry with PanelFunctions" 1 Reply

Hi Santiago,Thank you for sharing this amazing development of SkinDesigner. I think it is so helpful to design facade.Currently I am learning about SkinDesigner from the shared examples in…Continue

Started by Hyunsik Mun. Last reply by Santiago Garay May 25, 2023.

Changing the Corner Point to Start Placement of Panels 2 Replies

Hi Santiago,I would like to ask if there is a method to change the point from which the panels start to be placed. Normally, the point is the left lower corner point (in red) of the surface. Is there…Continue

Started by Usmi H. Last reply by Usmi H Jun 17, 2022.


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