On August 22, Artscape Daniels Launchpad members can sign up for a Studio 201 that explores the possibilities of Rhinoceros for 3D printing.
Rhino, a 3D modeling software, allows you to create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. One of the more user friendly 3D modeling programs on the market, you can also spin and view models with ease.
The program was first developed over 20 years ago to provide marine designers with tools for building computer models to drive the digitally controlled fabrication equipment used in shipyards. Nowadays, the program is used by furniture designers, product designers, industrial designers, installation designers, architects, jewellery designers and more to design, prototype, engineer, analyze and manufacture anything from an airplane to earrings.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the software interface, and will learn about rhino entities, file features, workflow basics, drawing 2D/3D geometry and file preparation for 3D printing. This powerful modeling software works with hundreds of external plugins, greatly extending the capabilities of the program. At the end, participants will get a chance to play around with the program during a short exercise.