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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Note about the SkinDesinger tutorials in the hydra website

Hi All!Just a note on the tutorial files:If you are working on Rhino 6, the gh files using SkinDesigner 0.1x will not work. I've been slowly updating them to SkinDesinger 0.5x which is compatible…Continue

Started by Santiago Garay on Tuesday.

Stopping 'SkinDesigner_SkinGenerator' to bake 1 Reply

Hi Santiago,I'm trying to connect a definition based on Chris Mackey's SkinDesigner/Ladybug tutorial to Wallacei in order to run an optimisation, but this keeps crashing my Rhino. Mohammed Makki…Continue

Started by Magnus Larsson. Last reply by Santiago Garay Mar 27.

Rhino units 1 Reply

Hi Santiago,Quick question about scales. I see that the skin designer definitions say to work in feet. Will skin designer work if I am in inches? Inches scale is more typical in my experience,…Continue

Started by Matt Winkelstein. Last reply by Santiago Garay Mar 6.

mullion overlaps and adding mullions 2 Replies

Hi Again, Santiago -Is it possible to tell window mullions to overlap at intersections so that there is not a small chunk left out when they don't repeat?Also, I am having trouble seeing how to add…Continue

Started by Matt Winkelstein. Last reply by Matt Winkelstein Feb 27.


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