McNeel Europe organizes a Rhino User Meeting at Aalto University in Helsinki on the 24th January 2019.

Come join us and learn more about state-of-the-art Digital Design and Fabrication.

Get inspiration from industry experts in different fields: Architecture, Engineering, Product Design, Virtual

and Augmented Reality, Visualization, 3D Printing, Robotic milling, Environmental Analysis, and much


Get the latest news about Rhino WIP, Rhino Inside, Rhino Compute, RhinoVR, Grasshopper and food4Rhino.

Watch presentations and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from our exhibitor partners.

Coffee breaks, lunch and networking drinks are included within the ticket price!

Early Bird tickets until January 10, 2019: €65 (then €95)

If you would like to present your projects, workflows or research work (Rhino and/or Grasshopper related), please fill in this form.


Carlos Pérez Albà


Carlos Pérez Albà (Barcelona, 19th March 1975) is currently the EMEA Sales, Marketing and Business
Development Manager at McNeel, developer of Rhinoceros, one of the most popular 3D Modeling
Carlos joined the company in October 2000 doing technical support and training to end users and
resellers, and very soon he was helping these at tradeshows, events and workshops.
During all these years he helped grow the network of resellers and trainers, as well as establishing
strong partnerships with hardware and software developers in a variety of existing and new market
segments (Industrial Design, Architecture, Jewelry, Naval, Footwear, Education, etc.).
He’s also the cómpany’s Community Manager (blog, facebook page and eNews) and the Product
Manager of the new “app store” food4Rhino.
Carlos did his Secondary and High School at the German School Barcelona, then studied Economics at
the University of Barcelona and Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, as well as Ilustration (Graphic
Design) at Escola Massana Barcelona. Recently he completed a 6-month Executive Education program at
IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Francesc Salla


Francesc Salla is an architect graduated at the ETSAV in 2008 and joined Asuni in 2010. Francesc is the Product Manager of VisualARQ and Lands Design, the two main products of Asuni.

Sille Pihlak


Junior researcher and PhD fellow in Estonian Academy of Arts, founder of PART architecture.

Bernat Lorente

Bernat Lorente (Barcelona, 1989) is an Architect by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He joined McNeel Europe in 2018, where he works at Sales, Tech Support and Training.
Since 2014, he has been teaching Rhino, Grasshopper and different CAD Softwares at the Polytechnic University and private schools.

Markus Wikar & Toni Österlund


We are a Helsinki-based company specialized on production-oriented data modeling. We enable architects to realize non-standard projects by helping them to bring projects from a construction idea to production. Currently we work with public and private customers both at home in Finland and abroad.

Geometria was founded by architects Markus Wikar and Toni Österlund in 2015. Both of us have 10 years of experience from working with the design and realization of complex geometries. Our working background is from architectural practices, private entrepreneurship and from academic teaching and research both at home and abroad.

Zsuzsanna Püspöki


Zsuzsanna Püspöki is the co-founder and COO of Mirrakoi SA (, a CAD company developing a novel modeling kernel for intuitive smooth surface design. Zsuzsanna is leading marketing, sales and business development at Mirrakoi. Under her responsibility Mirrakoi is developing the commercial sales infrastructure, customer support and online distribution channels. Zsuzsanna leads the promotion of Mirrakoi’s technology in industry and at educational institutions such as universities, design schools and CAD training centers. Mirrakoi’s main product, XirusCAD, provides advanced modeling features such as subdivision, fast creation of bridges, Y-branches, smooth surface patches, star-points with G2 or higher continuity and much more. Zsuzsanna holds a PhD in engineering and has additional education in business administration.


René Medel (1976, Chile) is an Industrial Designer (2003), Master of Footwear Innovation (2015, the Netherlands). Working in Germany (since 2016) as 3D Designer inside Birkenstock Group, doing R&D for projects and products using Additive Manufacturing as: FDM, SLA, Binder Jetting and Direct Metal Laser Sintering for Precious Metals. He is a Rhinoceros user since 2000 and Authorized Rhino Trainer (2004, Barcelona). His career has been related to software and hardware for 3D modelling (CAD CAM), digitizing, CNC and 3D Printing focused in design matters as: jewelry, architecture, furniture, product design, packaging and footwear industry. For more then ten years, has driven 3D modelling courses and has been lecturer for several universities and companies from Chile and other countries like: Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico and the Netherlands. He is actually studying “Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production” at MIT xPRO.


Luka Piškorec studied architecture at the University of Zagreb in Croatia and worked in architectural offices in Croatia and Switzerland. He continued his studies at the ETH Zürich and received his Master of Science in Architecture (MSc ETH Arch) in 2011. During his studies, he concentrated on digital fabrication techniques as well as algorithmic programming procedures applied to architecture. He organized and led multiple international workshops on the related topics. In 2011 he started working as a research assistant at Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich. From 2011 to 2014, he was leading the Chair’s elective course and elective thesis workshops dealing with the development of robotic digital fabrication techniques and their implementation in architectural design. From 2015 to 2017 he was involved in organizing and teaching at the newly formed Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication. In 2015 he co-founded the Zurich based TEN Association, a group dedicated to initiation and promotion of cultural ventures, with which he won the Swiss Art Awards in 2018. Since 2017 he works as Lecturer in Design of Structures at Aalto University in Helsinki.


Francesco De Luca is a researcher and architect. His research and teaching stand at the intersection of architectural design and planning with building performance analysis, environmental and computational design with special regards to urban microclimate, wind, solar, daylight and energy design. He works as Research Scientist at Tallinn University of Technology Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture. He has been appointed Research Assistant and Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of the Sapienza University of Rome and Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture of Tallinn University of Technology Tartu College. He lectured at Oslo School of Architecture, Cornell University and TU Delft among other institutions. He is author of books and papers published in scientific journals and conference proceedings. His work has been selected for presentation at various conferences among which SimAUD, CAAD Futures, eCAADe and ACADIA.

Augustin Ceillier


Augustin Ceillier is a French engineer and architect. He graduated from Ecole centrale de Lyon as a civil engineer and from the school of architecture of Lyon as an architect. He joined Ramboll Finland two years ago and pushed the change for parametric workflows within infrastructure projects. He is specialized in conceptual design for infrastructures, complex geometries and setting up parametric workflows for demanding projects.


Mr. Hassab is an architectural designer, and specialist in Digital Fabrication & Computational Design, with over 6 years’ experience in Computational design and digital fabrication. He started working with RHINO3D in 2009 (around 9 years ago), when the well-known architect Zaha Hadid was leading the design of the Citadel Capital Headquarter project in Egypt, and he was involved in the project as an intern in ECG (Engineering Consultant Group). During the last four years, Mr. Hassab has been working as a research assistant in the AUC (American University in Cairo) fabrication lab, developing techniques for fabricating double curved surfaces, which was reflected in his master thesis research. His research included the development of a 3D Clay Extruder, adjustable mold, double curved acrylic surface, and 4 plugins on grasshopper for data extraction for fabrication of the double curved transparent surfaces, metal, wooden, or 3D printed using clay. Being a Lecturer assistant at the American university in Cairo (teaching ARCH 473, computational design and fabrication workshop), he led the fabrication of around five pavilions, which were lately requested by the AIA validation of the department as an excellent achievement. In the meanwhile, Mr. Hassab is holding several Rhino3D, Grasshopper, and T-spline workshops in Egypt. On the industry side, Mr. Hassab works for ECG in Egypt as a senior architectural designer. In ECG, he was involved in the design of many mega-projects in the middle east.

Gabriele Sorrento


Co-founder and CEO of Mindesk, background in AEC.



Registration & Coffee


Session 1




Introduction to the Rhino User Meeting Helsinki, Carlos Pérez Albà

New in Rhino WIP and Sub-D, Bernat Lorente

Rhino VR, Rhino Inside and Rhino Compute, Andy le Bihan


Coffee Break


Session 2


Lunch Break


Session 3


Coffee Break


Session 4




Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Otaniementie 14 (Väre), room F102

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. In global university rankings, Aalto is at the top of its fields.

The university was established in 2010 when three leading Finnish universities, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged.



Mirrakoi has invented augmented CAD, a powerful technology for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE). Mirrakoi provides software that simulates real-world physical contact during the 3D digital modeling process and provides augmented access to the CAD object. Mirrakoi’s technology is the result of more than 10 years of high-level mathematical research and has been awarded with an international research prize at the ‘IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE ICIP). Mirrakoi is a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is specialized in spline technology and computational geometry.


Concentration, Heat And Momentum Limited (CHAM) was founded in 1974 by Professor Brian Spalding. The company is a world leading consultancy and software house specialising in the computer simulation of fluid-flow and heat-transfer processes. RhinoCFD is the latest product in the company’s line-up and is based on the ground-breaking software PHOENICS, which pioneered commercial CFD. RhinoCFD fully integrates fluid-flow and heat-transfer capabilities directly into Rhino so users can benefit of a streamlined workflow with a minimal learning curve. It is presently used in industries ranging from architecture and aircraft design to naval, jewellery and industrial processes. RhinoCFD also has 2 subvariants called FLAIR and Marine which are optimized for the built environment and naval industries respectively.


ShapeDiver is an online platform specialized in parametric 3D. Our technology is mainly applied to create product configurators across different industries that can be integrated into almost any website.
We help companies create very flexible, adaptive 3D Product Configurators and seamlessly integrate them into their current online stores. With our technology, brands can cost-effectively display parametric 3D models of their entire catalogue in their websites.
End users enjoy a more fluid and immersive experience than with traditional images or videos, while at the same time allowing a very detailed level of product customization that might’ve been too complicated or confusing to understand before.


Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries.

Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Please visit for further information.


Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics Our physically-based rendering and simulation software is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies to create photoreal imagery and animation for design, television, and feature films. Our research and development in cloud rendering, material scanning, and virtual reality is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design.


Twenty years of experience in the development of advanced CAD/CAM solutions

CIMsystem provides CAD/CAM technology to companies operating in the field of molds and general mechanics. The proposed tools are characterized by considerable technological potential, offer advantages in terms of ease of use and allow companies to be operational in a short time.

CIMsystem’s solutions offer the customer the most appropriate tools, but also advice during the purchase, customized training and assistance for the best use of the installed applications.


Mindesk is the first and most advanced Virtual Reality interface for Rhino 6 and Grasshopper.

Navigate, edit and build your 3D CAD models immersed in the VR without exporting your Rhino project. All you need to do is load Mindesk and you are ready to go. Bring your current Rhino workflow in VR including 3D navigation, multi-scale view, geometric editing, NURBS editing, surface modeling, curve modeling and much more. Mindesk works withHTC Vive™, Oculus Rift™, and Windows Mixed Reality™ devices. It is recommended that your PC is VR/AR ready.

VisualARQ - Flexible BIM for Rhino

VisualARQ is an architectural design software which enhances Rhino by adding powerful architectural object styling and dynamic documentation tools which adapt to fit your workflow.


Enscape has a passion for 3D and VR. Our mission is to realistically experience the design of any project ahead of construction. This creates higher confidence and leads to better and faster decisions.

Enscape is a leading global provider of visualization software that is used in over 130 countries by more than 80% of the top 100 design firms around the world. The product is a 3D real-time rendering plugin for Revit, SketchUp, Rhinoceros and ArchiCAD. It creates remarkable visualizations with one click. The generated walk-through can be viewed in virtual reality or exported into a video within seconds.

By running within industry leading design applications, Enscape allows immediate design iteration and instantaneous design reviews and presentations. The result is dramatically improved communication while saving time and money – before the building is built. In providing the highest quality in real-time visualization, Enscape has become a standard application for thousands of customers worldwide.

Founded by Inreal Technologies in 2013, Enscape became an independent company in 2017. The company is based in Karlsruhe, Germany, where a great and highly motivated team works on making live easier for thousands of people around the world.