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 Rhino User Meeting IE Madrid

Rhino VisualARQ IE Madrid

The Rhino User Meeting Madrid 2013 will take place on 30-31 October at the IE, School of Architecture and Design, in Madrid.

The event will bring together users, professors, students and software developers who will show the latest enhancements related to 3D modeling design techniques, computational design and digital fabrication tools.

User meeting program:

  • User meeting: Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October. 10h to 14h (IE_MM601)
  • Workshops: Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October. 15h to 19.30h (IE_MM-102, MM-202, MM-302, MM-502, MM-601)

There will be presentations in the morning that will show the new features and latest news about Rhino 5, Food4Rhino, VisualARQ, Lands Design, Clayoo, Rhino Gold, RhinoScript, VRAY Renderer, and RhinoNest.

Workshops of VisualARQ, Lands Design, Grasshopper, RhinoScript, Digital Fabrication, RhinoNest, Clayoo and V-Ray for Rhino will take place in the afternoon. The workshops are very affordable and they are open to anyone interested.

Click here to see the full program and registration details... (in Spanish) 

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...

Architectural visualization workshop in Rome

Date: November 5-10, 2012

A 6-day full immersion program, from advanced NURBS modeling with Rhino to Vray rendering and final post-production with Photoshop.

A special model made on purpose for this workshop by FlyingArchitecture will be built, rendered and post-produced.

Matúš Nedecký (FlyingArchitecture) and Giancarlo Di Marco (Rome ARTC) will be the tutors of this workshop which will include a contest with special prizes.

More details and registration....


V-Ray for Rhino 3D Visualizations Workshop

On site V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino workshop. How to create photo-realistic architectural interiors, industrial design objects, etc. Get ready to render scenes with professional designed 3D models by applying materials and different types of lights.


  • Instructor: Matúš Nedecký from FlyingArchitecture
  • Language: Classes will be conducted in English
  • Schedule: 19-20.03.2012 // 9.00-18.00
  • Organizers: LaTiendaDelCADSMDFlyingArchitecture
  • Venue: McNeel Europe Offices, c/ Roger de Flor 32-34, 08018 BCN (map)

Last available seats!

Download the registration from here (pdf).

Download the registration from here (zip).

The focus of this workshop is to provide participants all the necessary knowledge for being able to make renders inside Rhino platform. We will be using V-ray 1.5 for Rhino for develop such renderings.