Next course tentatively scheduled to begin July 22, 2020. Watch this site for updates!
McNeel released a new version of the Level I Training Guide updated to Rhino 6 (3-18-2019). We will be following this new guide in our training and additionally I will provide examples specific to Jewelry Design!
...is presented on-line as a live webinar series. It is scheduled for Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm Pacific Daylight time, (UTC-8).
…will typically consist of 7 sessions, approximately 3 hours in length with 1 session per week. This allows my students plenty of time to practice, review videos of the class and be prepared for new information in the following class.
Each session is recorded and students are given access to the recordings for review each week.
Homework is assigned.
Note: The course schedule CAN be modified to adapt to varying institutional needs. (Contact me to discuss...examples include a 3-day intensive course and a 6, half-day course schedule.)
The course is offered as Level I Training for the Rhinoceros3D CAD application, suitable for beginning to intermediate users of Rhino 6. While this design environment can be used in all manner of design applications, my students are often particularly interested in its use in jewelry design and prototyping.
We will follow the well-organized and proven Level I training manual as developed by McNeel & Associates (The inventors of Rhino) with the exception that your instructor will provide jewelry-specific examples for us to use alongside of or replacing the exercises in the manual.
The pace for each 3 hour webinar will be rapid. The webinar software we use allows for student comments in a text-like form and open-mike dialog when necessary but the class will primarily consist of instruction with the expectation that students will attempt to follow along in Rhino and keep the pace.
That being said, please don’t hesitate to speak up if you would like clarification at any time. Remember, there are no dumb questions. But I may provide unclear answers …so if I’m not being clear and you are confused about something, someone else in the group is probably feeling the same way.
BE THE PERSON who speaks up and therefore helps the group progress.
- Good working knowledge of the Windows operating system.
- Ability to control a mouse or equivalent pointing device with precision.
- Download and Install evaluation version of Rhino 6 for Windows
- Or purchase commercial version.
- 8 GB memory (RAM) or more is recommended.
- 600 MB disk space.
- OpenGL 4.1 capable video card is recommended.
- No more than 63 CPU Cores.
- Multiple-button mouse with scroll wheel is recommended.
- The SpaceNavigator is supported.
- Apple hardware is supported with Bootcamp.
You will need some sort of audio to hear the instructor. A sound card with speakers or headphone is required and it is highly recommended to have a mic or headphone with mic for best audio. We will have open mic introductions and Q/A sessions.
The ideal situation would be for you to have two screens attached to your computer. One is to follow my instruction and the other would be for you to have for using Rhino yourself, following along as we move through the exercises. But in that you can log into the class on any sort of device, many students have used two devices during class time, one to log into the class to hear and watch my instruction, and the other to run Rhino. You can, of course use one monitor with two windows open, but that leaves rather small video real-estate for either application.
- Windows 10, 8.1, or 7 SP1
- Download and installation.
- License validation.
- Rhino account for:
- Technical support on the forum.
- Cloud Zoo licence management.
Since we can't test every possible hardware combination, you can get hardware recommendations from other users...
- Windows 8
- Windows XP 64-bit
- Windows Vista, NT, 95, 98, ME, or 2000
- Windows 32-bit all versions
- Virtualization systems on OS X such as VMWare and Parallels
- OS X 10.10.4 (early versions of Yosemite) and any earlier versions
Level I Training Manual
Additional materials will be provided during the course.
How to Get the Most Out of This Course
- Arrive on time, I tend to start classes when they are scheduled to start.
- Arrive rested and ready to learn.
- Read the Training manual and practice both before, to prepare, and after class to embed the info.
- I suggest at bare minimum, one hour a day between classes.
- Make the effort to keep up with the exercises we will do in class.
- But don’t fall way behind if you miss one thing.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.
- Do none of the above.