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 bring a notebook/paper in order to make notes and a USB to save your work on. It may be beneficial to download the free trial of Rhino whilst doing the course so that you are able to practise at home.
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.
The courses below might complement what you learned on this course:
VW355 3D Printing for casting: basic principles
VW356 Rhino project workshop
VV862 Develop your jewellery design and making.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details