V Edition Summer Workshop



Rhino 3D, Parametric Design with Grasshopper, Digital Fabrication and V-Ray tools.


Course focused on getting knowledge in 3D modeling with Rhinoceros and Parametric Design with Grasshopper, obtaining real results with the construction of a large scale prototype as final project thanks to digital fabrication tools.

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Instructors CV

General schedule:  Monday to Friday 9,30am - 1,30pm and 3 - 5 pm

Location:  controlmad - Madrid, Spain View location

Dates: SUMMER 2021. If you are interested, email us to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. and we will let you when we post the new dates.

Course Code: Summer



Student background  > Professionals or students in design, architecture, art, engineering, interior arhcitecture...or field related in creative processes.

Requirements  > We have computers at the classroom. Not neccessary to bring your own laptop but we recommend it.

Materials  > Materials, equipments and tools needed for making the prototype are included in the course tuition.

On-site hours: 100

Instruction Language  > English 

Maximum number of students :  12

Minimum number of students :  7


Is previous CAD knowledge required?

We ask for some very basic knowledge in geometry and 2D - CAD softwares like Autocad. If you do do not have it and want to join the course,  we will provide you with some documentation so you could work on your own prior the course starts. 

Not necessary to know Rhino or Grasshopper




   The course is organized in an intensive way so any student without previous knowledge in 3D modeling or Rhino, may get a solid base for going into parametric design. For that, we use Grasshopper, a free graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring. It is used at most famous architecture offices like Zaha Hadid or Norman Foster, as engineering teams as the one of Sagrada Familia (Barcelona), one of the most technological advanced buildings in the world.

   Students not only learn how to model and render, but also will implement various strategies to obtain structures of complex models, analyze, calculate, interact with the physical environment etc. with the chance of manufacture different models with CNC technology, like cutting laser Trotec and 3D printers The final goal is to create, design and 3D model a cool object, prototype or sculpture using Rhino and Grasshopper, get a fast render with V-Ray and make it real with the digital machines we have. 


The course is scheduled in 5 units along 4 weeks:

  • UNIT 1: 3D MODELING with RHINOCEROS / 18 hours


  • UNIT 3: RENDER Introduction to V-Ray for RHINO 6 Hours. 



Guest instructors last editions:

Giancarlo di Marco, author of the book for modeling in Rhino "Simplified Complexity".

Alessio Erioli, Co-deiT, PhD Engineer and Senior Researcher ar Universitá di Bologna

 For more detailed information, please download the pdf program at top of the website. 

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  • Regular price: 1500 eur (early bird registration will be available when dates are confirmed)

In order to guarantee a seat in the course, it is  also possible to make a first deposit of 500 euro and pay the rest of the fee in a maximum period of 30 days. Please check the registration pdf.

Are you interested?

Please download and read this registration file for further information

How to register


Payment options

>   Bank transfer. Please, click above on "How to register" button for detailed information

>   Credit - Debit Card (Secure e-commerce platform Redsys & Stripe). 


 >   Paypal* using your account or with credit-debit card.

 *Paypal additional management fees are included.

Looking for accomodation?

Upon registration, we will provide information regarding accomodation, best areas to stay... Also, we have an agreement with a local company specialized in helping you to find a place to stay.

Do you need a visa?

It should not be a problem as the length of the course is just one month. However, for Non-EU citizens we do strongly recommend to contact the Spanish Embassy and start as soon as possible the paperwork. It may take time depending on each country. We had students from Argentina, Canada, United States, Guatemala, Australia, Tunisia, Russia, Chile, France, Brazil, Latvia, Portugal, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Peru, Phillipines, China, Kuwait, Iran, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, India, Singapur, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Spain.


Contact us for more info by telephone at (+34) 91 539 33 66 or email us at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. If you need it, we could set up a phone call on Skype (@controlmadfablab)