Monday, September 11, 2017

Learn how to create architectural mouldings in Rhino

In this simple video-tutorial, learn how to create mouldings to decorate architectural elements such as doors, ceilings or baseboards.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Learn how to build a wash basin or sink

In this simple video-tutorial, learn to build a sink and add further detail as you remodel.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Modeling a Kougelhopf cake mold

In this advanced video tutorial, learn to model smooth transitions using combinations of fillets, sweeps and network surfaces.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Modeling a muffin pan

In this simple tutorial, learn to model a muffin pan using different Rhino modeling and editing techniques

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Modeling a Bernini column

In this simple tutorial, learn how to model a Bernini style column.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Modeling a freeform bench

In this simple tutorial, learn to model a freeform bench made out of serialized panels.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Recorded webinar sessions on Rhino for Windows and Rhino for Mac by McNeel Europe available on Vimeo

For some months now, McNeel Europe has been offering a series of free webinars on Rhino for Windows and Rhino for Mac in 5 different languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish).

If you haven't had a chance to follow them live, you can find them at the following links for your study and review: (English) (French) (German) (Italian) (Spanish)

More webinars will be offered on a regular basis in the future. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Make a layout detail of any shape

You can make details of any shape using a solid white hatch in the layout.


  1. Set up a layout with one or more details.
  2. Scale the details as you wish.
  3. In the layout, draw a rectangle from the corners of the page.
  4. In the layout, draw your detail shapes.
    Use any planar curve: Circle, Curve, InterpCrv, Rectangle, etc.
  5. Create a solid hatch using the rectangle at the drawing edge and the detail shapes for the hatch boundaries.
  6. Make the color of the hatch white.
  7. Add anything else you want in the layout such as detail names.
  8. Print.


This technique works around Rhino's limitation of a rectangular layout space detail. Working with details that can be made from any closed curve is on the wish list.
  • Try turning History on, then make your hatch. If you stretch the boundaries, the hatch will update.
  • You will need to use Draw Order to keep your text, title blocks, dimensions on top. It can be frustrating if the text or dims that you are looking for has gone behind the hatch.
  • You cannot trim a hatch. If you need to add another detail to the page, delete the hatch and remake it with all the boundaries.
  • You cannot bring a detail (even a rectangular one) above the hatch. Hatch has draw order priority to be on top.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Modeling a bubble R

In this advanced tutorial, learn to model a letter R in a bubble style while also being based on a specific font.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Orient curves to surface edges

In this video you'll learn about the OrientCrvToEdge command and see a simple example of it used in practice.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Modeling Complex Transitions

In this advanced video tutorial, learn to model smooth transitions using combinations of fillets, sweeps and network surfaces.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Troubleshooting Discontinuities

In this tutorial, I'll cover how to troubleshoot and repair discontinuities in a polysurface. This video was made to specifically help a user who wanted to maintain the form of a model while achieving better continuity between surface edges.

Here's the before file if you'd like to follow along with these steps. Troubleshooting_Discontinuity.3dm

The Rhino forum can be found here

Friday, September 5, 2014

Creating labels and tabs with Paneling Tools

In this tutorial, learn how to use the Paneling Tools plugin for Rhino to create a nested array of panels while also adding labels and tabs for assembly.

This tutorial requires the most recent release of Paneling Tools for Rhino dated September 4th, 2014 and also utilizes a single stroke font, both of which are available at

Monday, April 21, 2014

Drafting and Page Layout Tutorials

01 Layouts - The Basics is one in a series of Rhino Tutorials on Vimeo.

Creating drafted drawings and page layouts in Rhino V5 is quite powerful. This video tutorial series includes extensive coverage of setting up layouts, using detail views and a few case studies showing how to approach specific drawing types. The series has been divided into 23 short videos on various subjects.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Easy stitching with piped linetypes

In this quick video tip, learn how to use curve piping in conjunction with linetype styles. Stitching for softgoods renderings is one possible use.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Templates & Defaults in Rhino

Do you ever get tired of setting default values in Rhino options each time you create a new model? Work more efficiently and set up Templates in Rhino. Templates can set the correct defaults. Pascal Golay shows how templates work and shares many details on how they are used.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Model Units, Accuracy and Tolerance

Model Tolerance and Units in Rhino effects nearly every command. Learn how to configure tolerance to help you model as efficiently as possible. Recorded by our own Pascal Golay.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hello Gumball.

In this quick video tutorial, learn the basics of using the Gumball manipulator in Rhino 5.

Monday, January 13, 2014

'Say Ahh'... product design and packaging with Rhino 5

In this seven part tutorial series, learn how to design and model a toothbrush as well as it's packaging using Rhino 5. This section covers modeling a smooth handle form for later detailing and material breakouts.

Watch the other videos in this series here... 'Say Ahh'... product design and packaging with Rhino 5

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Displacement in Rhino 5

Learn how to create displaced mesh objects using procedural textures in Rhino 5. Displacements can be used for rendering purposes or extracted and edited for fabrication.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Intersecting multiple pipes

In this Rhino 5 tutorial, learn how to model a smooth intersection between multiple pipe surfaces.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Intro to Grasshopper for ID

Learn how to create a parametric system of simple shelves in this beginner Grasshopper tutorial for industrial designers.

Monday, April 1, 2013

3D to 2D to 3D

In this Rhino 5 video tutorial learn how to unroll, print out and assemble a 3D model from a sheet of paper. The free Polyhedra plugin is used as well and is available here...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Materials, Environments and more!

In this Rhino 5 tutorial, learn how to set up materials, environments and lighting for your models. The rendered display mode as well as the Neon plugin for photo-realism are shown.

Neon info...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

UV mapping in v5 Rhino

Learn how to adjust UV mapping and texture space for your models in v5 Rhino. 

Overview of the v5 Rhino interface

For those just starting out in Rhino or new to v5, here's a quick overview of the latest user interface. Navigation of viewports, toolbar groups and panels are among the topics covered. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Light it up with v5!

Learn how to quickly concept an adjustable light design using v5 Rhino, Brazil and Neon.

Updated tutorial for v5 Rhino / bent plywood chair

In this updated video for v5 Rhino, learn how to model a classic Eames design from reference photos. The Brazil render engine is used in combination with the Neon display plugin to render the model directly in the Rhino viewport.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A simple glass with v5 and Neon

In this beginner tutorial, learn how to model a simple drinking glass using the latest beta version of v5 Rhino. The free Neon display plugin is also used in combination with a variety of v5 features such as the material/environment editors and the new skylight!