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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.

18 comments:

Lee Stohr said...

I love Rhino, but this video shows why the average person won't bother learning CAD. There are so many steps and tricks and work arounds needed just to draw a common shape.
Subdivision modeling is so much more powerful and requires learning fewer commands.

Brian James said...

I know what you mean Lee and this tutorial is definitely for the user looking to master NURBS modeling. I'll make sure your feedback is seen by the developers too though and maybe we can make things easier for the average user too. You can post to the Rhino user forum at discourse.mcneel.com

Justin Malone said...

Fantastic tutorial, thanks for sharing your expertise.

Phil Cook said...

Great tutorial Brian! Looking at the fillet on the lug it's possible that Solid Fillet with it's control over rail setback may give a better result. Is it possible that the rail options could be introduced to the Fillet Srf command in the future?

Brian James said...

Hi Phil,

Thanks!

I have Rail type options here using FilletSrf, can you email me an example file showing what you mean? I'll make sure the feature request gets filed after I understand more.

Aleksandar Dimitrov said...

that's nice tutorial! I appreciate all of your great videos! thank you

Just to mention if anybody is interested deeper in surface modeling with Rhino, just visit this page http://www.kodg-3d.com/en/tutorials/rhinotutorials.html

the guy there talks in Russian..but his videos are astonishing!

Cheers to everybody and happy holidays!

wk said...

very useful Thanks!

Peter Young said...

This tutorial saved me at work. Thanks a bunch, Brian!

Peter Young said...

This tutorial saved me at work. Thanks a bunch, Brian!

Anonymous said...

When you wire cut the revolved shape early on... I can't complete this step on Mac version. Is there somewhere I should report this?

Brian James said...

Yes, you can email any file to tech@mcneel.com describing the steps you take right before the issue or post to the user forum discourse.mcneel.com with a sample file.

It may be due to the active viewport at the time of running Wirecut.

Maximillian said...

Rhino really needs to be doing these types videos every week, not once In a blue moon. The only design software provider who understands this is Keyshot in 1st place and Solidworks in 2nd. Come on Mc Kneel! Get a groove on!

Brian James said...

Thanks for the feedback... check out http://www.rhino3d.com/tutorials for more learning options too. One thing we've recently started is a Rhino live intro webinar under the Live Classes link. We focus a lot on responding to customers daily but I agree more advanced tutorials would be useful.

Matthew Punam Jensen said...

AT 10:28 how are you selecting only the curves and not the surfaces?

Brian James said...

Hi Matt,

If you hold down Alt while dragging a fence selection you won't move what's under your cursor. Also dragging the fence from left to right will select only those items completely within the selection boundary.

Nicolas Hall said...

Excellent tutorial.

marko tomicic said...

>> If you hold down Alt while dragging a fence selection you won't move what's under your cursor.

Why has nobody told me about this before? Such a revelation.

Matt said...

So many useful commands! Excited.