What is the course about?
Rhino is software used for computer-aided design (CAD); it has many applications including 3D printing and rapid prototyping. It 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 further their skills and knowledge of 3D modelling and 3D printing.
In this course you will be introduced to new and more advanced commands on Rhino. You will be taught how to use these new commands alongside the commands previously learned and further your skills in 3D modelling to create more complex and organic 3D forms. 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.
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?
• Further contextualising the 3D modelling and printing process and its use in manufacturing.
• Drawing and manipulating curves, solids and surfaces using various commands such as BooleanSplit, Explode, ExtractIsocurve and NetworkSrf.
• Problem solving tolerance and design errors for 3D printing and manufacturing.
• Software terminology and 3D printing terminology such as additive manufacturing, CAD, CAM, NURBS, STL and slicer.
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 BooleanSplit, Explode, ExtractIsocurve and NetworkSrf.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the correct tolerances for 3D printing and manufacturing and problem solving tolerance and design errors.
• Recognise and use software and 3D printing terminology.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an intermediate course and has been designed as a follow up to the introductory and beginners courses on Rhino and 3D printing. This course is best suited for those with some previous experience of 3D modelling and/or those who have previously attended Rhino courses at City Lit. You should have a moderate to good understanding of the basic commands on Rhino, be confident with simple mathematics and accurate measurements.
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.
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.