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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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.

Surface panel mode (yet again?!) 3 Replies

Hi Santiago,Quiz time!I'm trying to subdivide a (sort of asymmetrical) geometry with SkinDesigner.Is this not working becausea) A few of my surfaces are on top of each otherb) I still don't…Continue

Started by Magnus Larsson. Last reply by Santiago Garay Nov 20, 2019.

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, 2019.

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, 2019.


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