3D Print a ring using Rhino
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VW354
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
Using Rhino, a software used for computer-aided design (CAD), you will learn the basics of 3D modelling and how to apply these to designing a ring. This is a tool for designing and making that is relevant to any jeweller, creative practitioner or an individual that wishes to learn more about 3D printing. By the end of the course, you will take home with you a 3D printed ring of your own design printed on site at City Lit.
What will we cover?
• Contextualising the use of the software in the industry.
• Contextualising the 3D printing process and its use in the jewellery industry.
• How to design a ring in Rhino for 3D printing.
• Drawing and manipulating curves and surfaces using various commands such as ArrayPolar, BooleanUnion, BooleanDifference, Circle and ExtrudeCrv.
• Software terminology such as CPlane, NURBS, STL and slicer.
• 3D printing terminology such as additive manufacturing, CAD, CAM, prototyping and FDM.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of 3D printing and its use in the jewellery industry.
• Recognise how the software is used in the jewellery industry.
• Recognise and use Rhino to design a ring for 3D printing.
• Manipulate curves and surfaces using various commands including ArrayPolar, BooleanUnion, BooleanDifference,
• Circle and ExtrudeCrv.
• Recognise and use software and 3D printing terminology.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is best suited to those with some prior knowledge of design and/or making, however this is not essential. You should be confident with simple mathematics and accurate measurements, and have basic experience of using a computer. You do not need to have used Rhino or other CAD software’s before.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals. Group discussions and feedback are encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to download the 90 day trial of Rhino to your home computer. Please make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for Rhino to run on your home computer, the link to the system requirements can be found below.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.
Browse our current offer for complemtary courses.
Emilia Sutherland Netto is the designer and maker behind the jewellery brand Ember & Ore. Emilia has a BA Hons Contemporary Crafts degree from Plymouth College of Art. She has worked in the jewellery indiustry sinse 2012 in various manufacturing capacities and has taught jewellery making since 2013. More recently she has obtained two diplomas in CAD/CAM with an emphasis on jewellery manufacture.Emilia believes in using a mixture of modern and traditional manufacture and design techniques in order to achieve highly detailed and sculptural outcomes.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.