Wup A Session1and2
  • What is Rhino3D (CAD-Overview Slideshow)
    • Comparasion: Surface Modelling, Parametric Solid Modelling, Box-/Mesh-/Sub-D-Modelling
  • Introduction to Rhino:
    • Interface Basics (Menu, Toolbars, How to change to Top-View,…)
  • Entering Commands:
    • Command Line (Clickable Options)
    • Buttons (Left and Right Mouse Button, Tooltips, Flyout Toolbars, Docking)
    • Menu
    • Repeat and Escape
  • The Mouse (Right-Click Functions):
    • Navigation 2D (Pan, Zoom)
  • Resetting your View (_Zoom _Extends, _Zoom _Selected, …)
  • Help
    • Hit the F1 Key, or if you do not mind the screen space use _CommandHelp
    • Check the newsgroup!

  • Basic Crv Commands Exercise
  • Lines
    • _Line
    • _Line (From MidPoint)
    • _Line (Tangent and Perpendicular to Curves) (Bisector)
    • _Polyline: (Connect these Points, UnDo)
  • Circles
    • Circle: Center, Radius
    • Circle: Diameter
    • Circle: 3Points
    • Circle: Tangent to 3 Curves
  • Free-Form Crvs
    • _Curve (Curve by ControlPoints -> "magnetic" Pts)
    • _InterpCrv (Curve by EditPoints ->Pts on curve)
    • _Mirror (with History Option enabled)
  • ControlPoint Editing: Turning ControlPoints on (F10) and off (F11)
  • Using ObjectSnaps -> look for the OSnap Button below your Viewport, toggle the Snap according to your needs
  • Using SmartTrack -> look for the STrack Button below your Viewport, turn STrack on when you need it and off when it gets on your nerves.
  • Using Nudge -> Use the Arrow Keys in combination with alt, alt+shift or alt+crtl to push selected objects around along the world axes.

  • Seletion Methodes highlight color is yellow (by default)
    • Click-Select: you can select objects by clicking on them
    • Deselect: click away from the selection (in empty space) or hit esc to deselect
    • Adding: you can add object to your selection holding down shift
    • Removing: you can remove object from your selection holding down crtl
    • Frame Selection: if you drag a selection rectangle from left to right, you will select completly enclosed objects
    • Frame Selection: if you drag a selection rectangle from right to left, you will select all objects complete or partially inside the rectangle.
    • Selection Commands: starting with _sel. just type _sel and see the complete list.
    • Pop-Up Selection Menu: If several objects appear to be stacked in the area of the cursor and Rhino is not able to tell which one you want to select, the Selection Menu appears: just pick the object you want from the list in the menu.
  • Changing the Display Mode
    • right-click on the name of the Viewport (e.g Top, Perspective, …) select the desired Display Mode (Wireframe, Shaded, Rendered, …)
    • notice that display mode settings are viewport-specific

  • Revolving Surface Exercise
    • draw a Crv with about 5 ControlPoints (_Curve)
    • draw a revolve axis (_Line)
    • enable History -> look for the History Button below your Viewport
    • use the _Revolve command.
    • turn on ControlPts of the Crv
    • move the ControlPts around using Nudge (alt + arrow keys)
    • watch the results in the revolving surface
    • change the Display Mode to Rendered
    • apply a material using the _Auxpecker plug-in
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