What is the course about?
This course introduces you to the basics of freeform modelling in Rhino. After a quick revision of the essentials, you will gain an overview of freeform modelling methods, building curves and surfaces for 3D objects, the editing functions, and exporting models for other applications. These subjects will give you the right tools and confidence to continue to further your skills with Rhino.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Introduction to freeform modelling concepts and terminology.
- Creating free-form curves.
- Manipulation of curves and surfaces through point editing.
- Projection of curves and texts.
- Split, trim and boolean functions.
- Making drawings from 3D objects.
- Exporting models for other programs and rapid prototyping.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Learn different approaches to freeform modelling.
- Create basic curves and surfaces for 3D.
- Have an overview of point editing for curve and surface creations.
- Apply essential transformation functions and commands.
- Save and export files for other applications.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suited to beginners with a basic knowledge of Rhino or other computer-aided design programs. You should know how to use a computer and move files around the system proficiently.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, and tasks online. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, and tutorials. Digital notes will be provided. You might be invited to take part in group discussions.
Please note that the course will be taught using Rhino 6 on a Windows computer system. Rhino offers a free trial of the full version of the program for 90 days. This can be downloaded from their website.
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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Digital notes will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Develop your skills further with our other courses. City Lit offers a range of courses in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to enhance your Design practice.