Rhino3D integration for spherene metamaterial design

Revolutionize your Design Workflow

sphereneRHINO empowers the design of spherene metamaterial, creating unique shapes, efficient material use, and reduced reliance on support structures for manufacturing.

Experience unmatched design flexibility with our surface-conforming structures. You can precisely control parameters like density and wall thickness. Customize your parts with a range of options for the best fit and performance.

"Integrating spherene into my Pedorthic Information Modeling workflow was remarkably straightforward.

This underlines the significance of interconnected computational design systems, driving my enthusiasm to explore further possibilities in my field!"

Daniel Petcu, Pedorthic Art

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© Slicelab 3D Printed Table Lamp

sphereneRHINO,  a revolution in how we think about design and manufacturing. Its capabilities reach across sectors including computational design, footwear, orthopedics, automotive, aerospace, and more. 

Create spherene metamaterial with sphereneRHINO!

Download sphereneRHINO Public Beta directly in Rhino's package manager and register an account on our portal.

Visit the sphereneRHINO documentation and join our Discord community for more details.

The Public Beta is currently free of charge.

"Having explored a few Rhino/Grasshopper plugins for minimal surface generation, sphereneRHINO distinctly stands out. It has a straightforward interface, paired with spherene's concise tutorials and cloud integration, ensuring rapid iterations of our design studies."



With sphereneRHINO, you can create intricate and optimized structures for your designs, unlocking new levels of precision and efficiency.

Control the complex using simple geometry modifiers and field points. Use all tools, Rhino3D provides to set up your design framework. Rhino scripting, Grasshopper or manually placing points, work as you like.

Seamlessly morph between aperiodic minimal surface, hollow space and irregular arranged lattice (amorphous stochastic lattice).

As output you get a single surface or a solid mesh, ready for 3D printing in any additive manufacturing method using any material.


Define the space where your spherene structure will be generated.


Adjust variables like density, wall thickness, and surface bias to suit your specific needs.


Opt for more complex geometries to suit unique design challenges.


Control how spherene interacts with other surfaces, whether growing onto them or creating partial or enclosed hulls.


© Slicelab 3D Printed Table Lamp, not a rendering :)


© Rapidia Femur, printed on Rapidia Conflux 1, 316L stainless steel paste

"Minimal Surfaces are great, but when you are able to adapt density and thickness in design, it turns out an amazing lattice tool for footwear creation"

René Medel, framas Kunststofftechnik GmbH


© framas Shoelast exploration
Left to right: Spherene as infill, partially closed, thickened up and as lattice.


© framas Insole exploration

Use Case: sphereneRHINO for Footwear

Replay the Footwearology webinar: "minimal material, optimal performance" 

From Inspiration to Geometry

3D scanned bike saddle converted to a SUBD mesh as design base for creating boundary geometry to grow on to. Application of density points to control the ADMS density in sphereneRHINO

Controling variable wall thickness by simply placing points in your 3D scene using sphereneRHINO

Use standard Rhino tools creating complicated density, thickness and surface bias fields. In this example artistically recreate a femur in sphereneRHINO.

Cavity field points allow for very easy and fun placement of cavities in and on your geometry. Control the radius and combine multiple field points for more complex outcomes.

Apply simple points and geometry to control complex Spherene behaviour. In this example we make use of grasshopper for Rhino3D to generate a density field from a baropodometry image, downloaded from wikipedia.

Use field points to control thickness asymmetry and surface bias. Thickness asymmetry allows shifting the solid surface towards a volume. Surface bias allows shifting the single surface (Ideal minimal surface) towards a volume.

Demonstration on how to achieve similar results of an engineered, simulated and additively manufactured aluminium satellite bracket using sphereneRHINO. 

Using modifier geometry, sphereneRHINO allows precise control of the visible open structure.

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