Learn to use Rhino for jewellery design and production

Course Dates: 21/05/23 - 11/06/23
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
Learn more advanced Rhino commands and how to apply these to create more complex 3D models with an emphasis on designing, adapting and applying repeat patterns in 3D. Send your file to be 3D printed and leave with a 3D print of your own design. All materials included.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00

Course Code: VW352

Sun, day, 21 May - 11 Jun '23

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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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 commands previously learned and apply them to personal design project. The personal design project will revolve around designing repeat patterns and applying them to create a unique 3D object. 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?

•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?

All materials are included. You are advised to bring a USB to save your work on and pen and paper to make notes.

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.

Suitable follow-on courses may include:

VV719 - Jewellery making: carving, casting and finishing

VV871 - Drawing for jewellers

Your tutor will be able to advise you during the course.

Emilia Netto

Emilia Sutherland Netto is the designer and maker behind the jewellery brand Ember & Ore. Emilia has a BA Hons Contemporary Crafts degree from Plymouth College of Art. She has worked in the jewellery indiustry sinse 2012 in various manufacturing capacities and has taught jewellery making since 2013. More recently she has obtained two diplomas in CAD/CAM with an emphasis on jewellery manufacture.Emilia believes in using a mixture of modern and traditional manufacture and design techniques in order to achieve highly detailed and sculptural outcomes.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.