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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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.

Glass from polysurface to surface 7 Replies

Hi Santiago,I have a question about the geometry output from SkinDesigner.Is it possible to bake the glass as a surface instead of a polysurface? Is it somewhere in the code of the components or…Continue

Started by Mihail Todorov. Last reply by Santiago Garay May 18, 2020.

Slanted Panels 1 Reply

Hello Santiago,I looked online through various tutorials but could not find an answer. Is it possible to make slanted panels that follow a surface that is not just a vertical extrusion. I attached a…Continue

Started by Vas. Last reply by Santiago Garay May 10, 2020.

Skin Desgner for Rhino v6 - Issue with window, mullion etc thickness / scaling 1 Reply

Hi All,I have just started using Skin Designer for Rhino v6, working in meters. I am also quite new to Rhino/GH generally, so there may be a simple solution to my query...When I am building up a…Continue

Started by DaveRobinson001. Last reply by Santiago Garay Feb 17, 2020.


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