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Rhino 5 for Mac Essential Training

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Learn the essentials of 3D modeling and rendering with Rhino for Mac. Discover how to use this organic but precise CAD software to design beautiful products.

Rhino for Mac offers a compelling 3D modeling experience for designers who prefer to work in the Mac environment. Its hybrid solid+surface modeling toolset is powerful yet flexible. Along with a few third-party plugins, Rhino's built-in features make tasks like 3D printing and laser cutting easy and intuitive. Learn everything you need to know to get started designing with Rhino for Mac in this essential training course. Chris Reilly covers basic interface navigation, 3D modeling, parametric modeling with Grasshopper, and rendering. Plus, learn how to produce detailed drawings and layouts and prepare Rhino projects for digital fabrication. This course assumes basic familiarity with working in Rhino, and builds off the core skills covered in Up and Running with Rhino for Mac. Chris concentrates on product design, but the lessons are just as valuable for those specializing in jewelry design, architecture, automotive design, or any other CAD-driven industry.


Introducing Rhino for Mac
  • Welcome
  • What is Rhino for Mac?
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using exercise files
1. Setting Up Rhino
  • System requirements
  • Downloading and installing Rhino
  • Uninstalling Rhino
  • Recommended peripherals
2. Design Overview
  • Defining design
  • Introducing our musical instrument
  • Preparing a design
  • Course structure
3. Modeling a Musical Instrument
  • File setup
  • Estimating materials
  • Modeling metal parts
  • Importing hardware models
  • Modeling the wooden base
  • Modeling the wooden top
  • Assembling the frets
  • Assembling the keys
  • Aligning hardware
4. Modeling Parametrically with Grasshopper
  • What is Grasshopper?
  • Downloading and Installing Rhino 5.2 WIP
  • Setup and run Grasshopper
  • Modeling the base profile
  • Modeling the through hole profiles
  • Modeling the top profile
  • Modeling fret track profiles
  • Extruding the solid base
  • Extruding solid top and frets
  • Organizing and baking
5. Creating Measured Drawings and Layouts
  • Making an exploded diagram
  • Creating two-dimensional drawings
  • Adding dimensions
  • Creating layouts
6. Rendering
  • Setting up to render
  • Lighting the scene
  • Applying materials
  • Rendering with advanced options
7. Preparing for Digital Fabrication
  • Preparing and exporting for laser, waterjet, or CNC cutting
  • Preparing for 3D printing
  • Exporting for 3D printing

Taught by

Chris Reilly

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