Introduction to 3D printing using Rhino

Course Dates: 09/03/20 - 23/03/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Emilia Netto

This course is designed to introduce Rhino software as a tool for designing for 3D Printing, taking you through the basic commands, and how they can be used to develop your designs and produce accurate 3D prints.


What is the course about?

Rhino is software used for computer-aided design (CAD); it has many applications including 3D printing and rapid prototyping. Rhino is used in multiple creative industries including architecture, product and jewellery design. It is a tool for designing and making that is relevant to any 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 small 3D printed object of your own design printed on site at City Lit.

What will we cover?

- Contextualising the use of the software in the industry.
- The 3D printing process.
- How to design work 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.
- Recognise how the software is used in the creative industry.
- Recognise and use Rhino to design 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.
- Recognise and use 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:

VV864 Develop your jewellery design and making
VV865 Jewellery:design lab
VV837 Jewellery making: all levels.


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Great introduction to a very complex piece of software. The course covers a lot of ground and gives a good basic command of the software. Fun and relaxed atmosphere.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 08/06/2019)
It's an excellent introduction to an otherwise potentially obscure piece of software.
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Review by Ewan Neeve / (Posted on 29/03/2019)
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Course Code: VW150

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Mon, day, 09 Mar - 23 Mar '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

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