Rhino Certificate of Completion
This Rhino Certification Course will cover the 3D modeling software Rhinoceros 3D, from the very beginning to advanced use. It doesn’t matter if you are someone who has no prior knowledge of 3D modeling and want to start learning from the start. Or if you’re already somewhat experienced and you want to know methods to enhance your design workflow. Or if you’re an expert and want to know the latest workflows and techniques to model complex shapes or how to automate tasks.
Being able to translate your idea into a digital representation is a fundamental skill in today’s design toolkit. Whether you are an architectural student, a junior designer or a senior manager at a large firm, knowing how to 3D model and understand what are the possibilities and benefits of having a digital representation of your design, is a very valuable skill to acquire.
Our Rhino Certification Course is divided into three modules, each designed to help you master the fundamentals and advanced methods of Rhino modeling. In Module 1, you will learn the basics of Rhino, including the interface, navigation, object creation/editing, and exporting/importing. You'll become familiar with the various geometry objects in Rhino and how they're used in everyday situations. By the end of this module, you'll have the confidence to start modeling your first project. Module 2 starts with importing floor plans/sections and setting up a 2D base layer, from which you'll derive the 3D shape of the pavilion. You'll use various techniques and workflows learned in Module 1 and discover new ones in the process. We'll also look at annotating and documenting projects, as well as creating a diagrammatic image of the pavilion for easy visualization. In Module 3, we'll dive into advanced methods, NURBS geometry, analysis methods, and plugins. You'll model the roof of the London Aquatics Centre using NURBS, Polygon Meshes, and Subd geometry. You'll learn best practices for fast and accurate modeling, including automation of repetitive tasks. You'll also discover ways to enhance Rhino with the help of plugins and other tools. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced modeler, our Rhino course will help you develop the practical skills needed to create accurate and detailed 3D models. Enroll now and take the first step towards becoming a certified Rhino user.
Learn how to harness the power of explicit modeling with Rhino3D.
Rhinoceros 3D is a CAD software with a multitude of complex 3D modeling tools, which allow you to create unimaginable shapes with great precision and detail, whether from a drawing, a sketch or even a 3D scan.
Why is it important to know 3D Modeling?
Being able to translate your idea into a digital representation is a fundamental skill in today’s design toolkit. Whether you are an architectural student, a junior designer or a senior manager at a large firm, knowing how to 3D model and understand what the possibilities and benefits of having a digital representation of your design are, is a valuable skill to acquire.
What is Rhinoceros 3D and why is this software a good fit for me?
Rhino is an open free-form 3D modeling software developed by Robert McNeel and associates. It is a versatile, powerful 3D modeling software and its used to design and engineer products ranging from jewelry and furniture to architecture, marine design and automotive design. In other words, it’s like a swiss army knife. In architecture, it used in the schematic design phases, to quickly and accurately design options — all the way to assist in the process of creating construction documents.
What will I learn in this certification course?
In the first Module of the Rhino Certification Course, we cover the basics of Rhino. You'll go over the Rhino interface and how to set-up, navigate, and organize your model. You'll understand the different types of geometry objects that exist in Rhino and their most common uses. You'll know you how to create and edit objects and understand how they are used in everyday situations. You'll understand how to create simple construction drawings and how to export and import to other software programs. After this course, you will know the basics of Rhino, and become confident to start modeling your first project.
In the second Module, you start with importing the floor plans and sections from the Barcelona pavilion. This exercise is comparable with future sketches you make and want to transform into a digital 3D model. We continue by setting up a 2D base layer consisting of curves and lines from which we'll derive the 3D shape of the pavilion. You use the various techniques and workflows from the first part to do this, and you'll learn some new ones in the process. When you have modeled the pavilion, we look at how we can annotate and document our project. We also take a look at some visualization methods to create a diagrammatic image of the pavilion. This exercise is helpful for you to print out and start sketching on top to create various options quickly or to show to a client.
In the third and final module, you'll learn more advanced methods, commands, and workflows of Rhino. We'll go more in-depth on how to create, edit, and transform any free form shape. We start by getting a better understanding of the inner workings of NURBS geometry and how to perform various analysis methods to check curves and surfaces for their smoothness and continuity. We'll 3D model the roof of the London Aquatics Centre from Zaha Hadid Architects using NURBS geometry, Polygon Meshes and also a newer type of geometry called Subd and we'll take a look at the differences between both. We'll go over some exciting options to enhance Rhino with the help of some useful plugins and other tools. As you know, time is always an essential factor when designing your project, so we spend time understanding best practices to model fast and efficient without losing accuracy and control over your project. We'll look at repetitive tasks and ways to automate those and how to create a set-up to model like a pro.
Fundamentals of Rhino
1.- Introduction and Interface15min 10seg
2.- Selecting and Navigating17min 04seg
3.- Accurate Modeling26min 22seg
4.- The Different Rhino Objects Explained14min 53seg
5.- Creating and Editing 2D Geometry28min 13seg
6.- Creating 3D Geometry22min 16seg
7.- Editing 3D Geometry24min 52seg
8.- Transforming Geometry23min 22seg
9.- Organizing your Document21min 36seg
10.- Annotation and Documentation of your Project24min 41seg
Modeling your First Project
1.- Importing your Sketches14min 25seg
2.- Drawing our 2D Lines - pt122min 45seg
3.- Drawing our 2D Lines - pt221min 23seg
4.- Converting our Lines into 3D Objects - pt113min 37seg
5.- Converting our Lines into 3D Objects - pt223min 52seg
6.- Creating Annotations for our Model15min 28seg
7.- Visualizing our Model16min 09seg
Advanced Rhino Techniques
1.- NURBS Geometry Explained - Curves17min 25seg
2.- NURBS Geometry Explained - Surfaces13min 18seg
3.- Modeling the London Aquatics Centre - pt116min 55seg
4.- Modeling the London Aquatics Centre - pt217min 07seg
5.- Modeling the London Aquatics Centre - pt308min 33seg
6.- Mesh and Subd Geometry Types25min 50seg
7.- Automation Methods Explained - pt116min 05seg
8.- Automation Methods Explained - pt214min 06seg
1.- Introduction to visualization in Rhino07min 34seg
2.- Environment and lights09min 04seg
3.- Camera08min 45seg
4.- Materials - part 111min 44seg
5.- Materials - part 208min 58seg
6.- Materials - part 315min 43seg
7.- Materials - part 412min 06seg
8.- Preparing our scene for rendering - part 113min 46seg
9.- Preparing our scene for rendering - part 219min 10seg
10.- Preparing our scene for rendering - part 309min 45seg
11.- Importing Substance materials in Rhino07min 51seg
1.- Introduction to SubD modeling in Rhino05min 10seg
2.- Basic principles06min 15seg
3.- Subd toolbar commands and workflows - part 113min 57seg
4.- Subd toolbar commands and workflows - part 212min 20seg
5.- Subd toolbar commands and workflows - part 306min 42seg
6.- Subd toolbar commands and workflows - part 410min 10seg
7.- Modeling a coffee mug14min 53seg
8.- Modeling a Storm Trooper helmet - part 110min 07seg
9.- Modeling a Storm Trooper helmet - part 212min 56seg
10.- Modeling a Storm Trooper helmet - part 316min 08seg
11.- Modeling a Storm Trooper helmet - part 409min 53seg
12.- Modeling a facade detail - part 112min 15seg
13.- Modeling a facade detail - part 213min 21seg
14.- Modeling a facade detail - part 307min 47seg