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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Slanted Panels 2 Replies

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 Caleb Watts May 13.

SURFACE-PANEL Mode Panel max Width-Height dimensions 4 Replies

Hi Usmi,For some reason I can't reply to your posts in the previous thread. But since the questions have evolved anyways to some other areas of the tool I thought won't hurt to create a new post and…Continue

Started by Santiago Garay. Last reply by Santiago Garay May 11.

Is possible add multilayer geometry in Custom System? 3 Replies

Hi Santiago, I have problem using CUSTOM SYSTEM PANEL. Im trying to add some differents geometries and divide then in differents layers, but all the elements always appear together in the…Continue

Started by Juan Pablo Argentina. Last reply by Juan Pablo Argentina Apr 26.

Method to Turn "Bake" Option OFF for Skindesigner 12 Replies

Hello everyone,I would like to know if there is a way I can turn the bake feature off when I activate the panels. It is a built in function as you know and sometimes it takes very long to bake the…Continue

Tags: optimization, bake, skindesigner

Started by Usmi H. Last reply by Usmi H Apr 26.


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