Workshops on modelling with Rhino 3D, introductory or advanced, get you acquainted with the principles of NURBS modelling, covering the basic commands for creating and editing curves, surfaces and solids. Further steps include advanced surfacing techniques.
Rhino Level 1
This course is for anyone new, or nearly new, to Rhino.In this comprehensive class you’ll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models.This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino’s functionality, including some of the most advanced surfacing commands.
In this class, you will systematically move through the user interface, command access, creation and editing of curves, surfaces and solids. Information will be presented at an accelerated pace.
After this course the student is expected to be able to:
- Move comfortably around the Rhino modelling scene
- Identify when free form or precision modelling is required
- Create and edit curves, surfaces, and solids
- Use modelling aids for accuracy
- Produce simple renderings of the Rhino models
This course is for the design professional who wants to efficiently learn the concepts and features of the Rhinoceros modelling software at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led environment.
Requires Windows skills and desire to model. Previous drafting and modelling experience helpful but not required.
Rhino Level 2
This course is geared to individuals who will be using and/or supporting Rhino. Exploring advanced chniques in modelling, this course helps participants to better understand how to apply Rhino’s modelling tools in practical situations.
In this fast moving 3 day course you will receive information at an accelerated pace. For best results, practice at a Rhino workstation between class sessions, and consult yourRhino reference manual for additional information.
Ideally, trainees should have completed the Level 1 training module and have at least three months experience in using Rhino.
This course is for the design professional who wants to efficiently learn the concepts and features of the Rhinoceros modelling software at an accelerated pace in an instructor-ledenvironment.
- Construct and modify curves used in surface building using control point editing
- Evaluate curves using the curvature graph
- Use a range of strategies to build surfaces
- Rebuild surfaces and curves
- Control surface curvature continuity
- Create, manipulate, save and restore custom construction planes
- Create surfaces and features using custom construction planes
- Group objects
- Visualise, evaluate and analyse models utilising shading features
- Place text around an object or on a surface
- Map planar curves onto a surface
- Create 3D models from 2D drawings and scanned images
- Clean up imported files and export clean files
- Use rendering tools
Grasshopper Level 1
For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modelling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build formgenerators from the simple to the awe-inspiring.
An introduction to Grasshopper – the powerful and easy to use parametric plug-in for Rhino which enables efficient workflows, easy manipulation of complex geometry and exciting new generative design possibilities.
Aimed at those with little or no prior experience, this class will cover all the essentials needed to quickly get started :
- Basic Interface – how Grasshopper works together with Rhino
- Creating and manipulating all the main geometry types – Points, Vectors, Lines,
- Curves, Surfaces and Meshes.
- Organizing data with Lists and Trees
- Using simple Mathematical and Logical expressions
- Extracting information for fabrication
- Tips, tricks and shortcuts
- Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
- An introduction to physical simulation with Kangaroo
Grasshopper Level 2
The aim of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of parametric modelling using Grasshopper and its numerous free and open-source plugins with an Architectural application.
You will learn to link your models to environmental and structural simulations, connect them to other platforms, give them physical properties and create feedback loops to optimise and generate an unexpected, responsive and optimised design.
Through this course you will learn the basics of computational design and you will put this knowledge to use, by designing and fabricating your own case study with our cnc laser cutter.
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