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Integrating Rhino 3D with VVVV
VVVV Intermediates Summer 2024

May 23th 2024, 6 – 9 PM (UTC+2)
In English Language / Online via Zoom

Recordings are available and accessible for one year after purchase.

This course is part of the VVVV Intermediate Program of Summer Season 2024.
This course is part of a Stride Bundle consisting of 5 courses all together.

Unlock new possibilities for your 3d workflow by seamlessly integrating Rhinoceros 3D with vvvv and VL.Stride, powered by the mighty VL.Rhino3dm library. Rhinoceros 3D, commonly known as Rhino, is a powerful 3D modeling software used in various industries including architecture, industrial design, and visualization. In this workshop, led by Wolf Moritz Cramer, computational designer, architect and the developer behind the VL.Rhino3dm library, we will explore how to seamlessly connect Rhino’s with vvvv’s real-time visualization and interactive programming environment.

Join Moritz as he teaches you how to bridge the gap between 3D modeling and real-time visualization with the integration of Rhinoceros 3D and vvvv. In thw workshop, you will be taught about the core functionalities of the VL.Rhino3dm library and how to use them effectively. Learn how to leverage the exclusive .3dm file support, harness the power of informed geometry with user strings, and seamlessly integrate material properties between Rhino and vvvv. By the end of the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of how to bridge the gap between 3D modeling and real-time visualization.

What to expect:

Exclusive .3dm File Support:
The library is specifically tailored for integration with McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D, supporting exclusively .3dm files. This ensures a thorough transfer of the complex data and structures from McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D to VL, enabling a detailed and rich workflow.

Informed Geometry with User Strings:
A key feature is the ability to import ‘informed geometry’ from McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D. Objects in Rhinoceros 3D can be augmented with user-defined strings in the format of key-value pairs. These textual strings enrich the geometry with metadata, enhancing the possibilities for sophisticated customization and control within VL.

Material Property Integration:
The library adeptly transfers most material properties from McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D to VL. Special attention is given to textures and UV coordinates, maintaining the aesthetic and functional properties of Rhinoceros 3D materials in the VL environment, despite some necessary approximations due to platform differences.

Creative and Planning Synergy:
The library bridges the creative digital artistry of VL with the practical architectural planning of McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D. It is for example ideal for managing light installations and projections, it synchronizes digital design concepts with physical architectural implementations, enhancing collaboration and efficiency.

Conclusion: The library represents an important development in merging the advanced modeling capabilities of McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D with the dynamic visual programming environment of VL. By enabling the import of .3dm files, along with their associated informed geometry and material properties, it opens up new creative and practical avenues in light installations, architectural planning, and interactive art. Designed specifically for VL users, this tool fosters a seamless integration of artistic vision and technical precision.

Screenshot Rhino next to VVVV.


  • This workshop is designed for participants with a basic understanding of VVVV. Familiarity with patching with VVVV and VL.Stride is an advantage.
  • Eagerness to explore and experiment with 3D in Rhino and VVVV
  • Willingness to engage in hands-on exercises and experimentation.
  • Laptop with a stable internet connection.
  • A recent PC with stable internet connection. vvvv runs on Windows only
  • The latest stable build of vvvv gamma and Rhino installed.
  • Zoom Client installed (please test your audio setup beforehand)
  • 3-Button Mouse recommended

Join us for an enriching learning experience and unlock the full potential of shader writing in vvvv with ShaderFX! Whether you’re new to shader programming or looking to enhance your skills, this workshop offers valuable insights and practical techniques to elevate your shader development journey.

About the Instructor

Wolf Moritz Cramer works as a creative technologist, architect and artist in Hamburg. While studying architecture, he specialized in parametric design combined with digital fabrication methods. Today, he brings this expertise to the collaboration with his clients and partners, for example to make complex geometries realizable and to enhance physical objects with digital interactivity. The results range from compact prototypes to room-filling installations.


Student – One Session at 50 EUR = 50 EUR
Professional – One Session at 100 EUR = 100 EUR
Company – One Session at 200 EUR = 200 EUR

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