What is the course about?
In this course you will learn some of the basics of Rhino, a software used for computer-aided design (CAD), and how to apply these to 3D modelling. This is a tool for designing and making that is relevant to any creative practitioner or an individual that wishes to learn more about 3D modelling and 3D printing. By the end of the course, you will take home with you a 3D print of your own design printed on site at City Lit.
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?
• Contextualising the use of the software in the industry.
• Contextualising the 3D printing process and its use in manufacturing.
• Drawing and manipulating curves and surfaces using various commands such as Circle, ExtrudeCr and
• 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 the role of 3D software and 3D printing in manufacturing.
• Recognise and use Rhino to design a 3D model for 3D printing.
• Manipulate curves and solids using various commands including Circle, ExtrudeCr and
• Recognise and use software and 3D printing terminology.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is 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. 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 to find complementary courses.