Modeling

Class 4B
Apr 27, 2016

Today’s session will review several modeling techniques and then address individual issues that the students might have.


Homework

Before the next session, you need to finish their 3D models in Rhino and prepare “plan of attack” on how you plan to finish the project. Here is what needs to be posted here to 4B before the next session:

Here’s the short tutorial on how to quickly create and export the drawings from 3D model. Please note that this is only for the purpose of this homework – for final presentation, your drawings are expected to look much better.

Rhino: Quick Drawing Export
This tutorial shows how to quickly export drawings of your 3D model using Make2D and Print commands.

Tutorials

For you convenience here’s the list of Rhino modeling tutorials on this website.
Please note that there are hundreds of Rhino modelling tutorials online – if you get stuck use Google to find the tutorial that focuses on making something that looks like your object, and learn from there (or post question here, of course!)

Rhino: Modeling From Photos
In this tutorial you will learn how to create 3D models in Rhino based on reference photos of objects or your paper sketches.
Rhino: Working With Lines
This post is a reference of most often used Rhino commands for manipulating curves.
Rhino: Creating Surfaces
This tutorial is an overview of most used methods to create 3D surfaces from 2D and 3D lines.
Rhino: Edit And Combine Surfaces
This tutorials gives overview of the most useful methods to manipulate and combine surface.
Interactive Modeling Using Record History
In this short tutorial you will see how to use Rhino's Record History to interactively change the surface by deforming the curves that were used to create it.
Adding Thickness To Objects
In order to 3D print, each object must be a closed polysurface with thickness - which can get tricky. Here's a surefire way to get it done correctly.

Students' Work