With V-Ray & VisualARQ, appearances are never deceptive

With V-Ray and the new VisualARQ 1.8, you can add textures to your models

With V-Ray and the new VisualARQ 1.8, you can add textures to your models. Image: Chaos Group

We are who we are... and what we look like. This principle applies to many things, from people to food… to architecture! Thanks to 3D software.

In VisualARQ blog we won’t judge people "appearance", nor your gourmet experience. We are going to talk about how to present an architectural project with the best "appearance", how to get your work look in the best way possible, with the finest textures, lights and volumes, with bright colors, sharp lines and great image quality.

A plan, elevation or profile view can be very accurate and include all the necessary parameters, but they won’t transmit the potential of the design you've imagined. VisualARQ helps you with 2D and 3D parametric objects and NURBS modeling. However, if you also want the "appearance" of your project to seduce with the maximum realism, try to dress it up with V-Ray for Rhino.


VisualARQ at the SCAD RhinoDay

Rhino day SCAD
When: 15-17 January 2015
Where: SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), in Savannah, Georgia. (Map)

VisualARQ will be present at the SCAD RhinoDay that will take place next 15-17 January at the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), in Savannah, Georgia.
There will be a live demo and one day workshop to learn the complete features of VisualARQ.


The event will bring together Rhino users, professors, students and software developers who will talk about their professional fields and how they use 3-D modeling and design in real life projects... From marine design, to product and furniture developing, set designs and artful architecture. Bob McNeel (Rhino), Rick Smith (RhinoBIM), Daniel Piker (Kangaroo) will be some of the presenters.

Early-bird registration fee for all the conferences (January 16-17th) is US$100.00. This is a special price valid until December 14th [ Regular price US $145.00 ].

Both, student and faculty members will receive a Rhino 5 educational license for commercial use, that has a list price of US $195.00


VisualARQ workshop and other workshops will take place on 15th January 2015 at SCAD. The cost of each workshop is US $100.00.

Visit these pages and find out about the RhinoDAY event:

The RhinoDAY event is open to the general public. Register now! Space is limited.

For more information, please contact Jackie Nasser (jackie@mcneel.com), or call: 305 513 4445

VisualARQ in SIGraDi 2013

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SIGraDi 2013
Univeridad Técnica Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile
Workshops: 18th-19th November 2013
Conferences: 20th-22nd November 2013

The Department of Architecture of Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María will host the XVII Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, SIGraDi, to be held from November 20th to 22nd. SIGraDi organizes one of five international annual conferences on Computer Aided Design (CAD) in Architecture and Design. This year SIGraDi has more than 130 presentations by scholars from Latin America, North America and Europe. The days before the conference, November 18th and 19th, there will be a series of workshops open to academics, students and professionals.

VisualARQ Workshop: From 3D to 2D: Unfolding Architecture (WS4)

This workshop is aimed at students and professionals interested in the production of architectural 3D models in the context of Building Information Modeling (BIM). The goal is to manage form-finding and project deliverables in a fast and effective way by using VisualARQ plugin for Rhino and V-Ray for Rhino rendering engine.

The workshop focuses on Rhinoceros modeling capabilities and its many advantages. It is based on the BIM features added to Rhinoceros, and how we can take advantage from the 3D model for the production of 2D drawings, tables with detailed information of the model, and the management and printing of these documents.

Francesc Salla (VisualARQ product manager) will be available online from AsuniCAD (Spain) to provide support to all attendees.


More information

VisualARQ at Congrès des Architectes, Paris

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Congrès des Architectes, Paris
Docks / Cité de la Mode et du Design
3-5 October 2013
Rhinoforyou: Stand 23B

The 44th Annual Congress of Architects will take place in Paris, France, on 3-5 October 2013, and it will be an opportunity to get a dynamic immersion into issues, concepts, designs, and solutions related to architecture by means of a number of debates, lectures, breaks and social evenings. The Congress is open to all architects, including schools and students, engineers, constructors, etc.

Rhinoforyou will be at stand 23B and will offer a 3D solution for architects, which integrates Rhino 5, VisualARQ, V-Ray for Rhino and Grasshopper.

Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, will be present to show the new features and enhancements of the next VisualARQ 1.8 version.

More information and registrations....

BIM Modeling & Rendering in Rhino Workshop


  • When: Sep 28 – 29, 2013 (10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm) (16 hours)
  • Where: SMD lab Authorized Rhino Training Centre, c/Lepant 242 Local 11, 08013 Barcelona
  • Instructors: Alba Armengol Gasull and Oriol Carrasco
  • Language: English/Spanish

The BIM Modeling & Rendering Workshop, held by SMD arquitectes, is aimed at students and professionals who are interested in the production of architectural projects.

The course is focused on the VisualARQ plug-in for Rhino. It will offer an approach to its BIM tools for a fast and efficient production of architectural projects, as well as the creation of 3D realistic architectural views with the V-Ray render engine for Rhino.

Discount available until Sept 22!

Registration and details...