Simply Rhino UK has just published the first video in a new video series.
This video series looks at creating production quality surfaces and solids from 2D design intent and focuses on a ceramic coffee pot. In many design disciplines, including the ceramics industry, often much of the 2D design work is done before progressing to 3D. This tutorial follows that method.
The starting point is an existing 2D CAD drawing presented in Adobe Illustrator. Simply Rhino senior instructor Phil Cook will look at bringing the Illustrator artwork directly into Rhino and explaining the key differences between Illustrator’s cubic Bezier curves and Rhino NURBS before moving on to quickly reconstruct some of the major construction curves in Rhino.
Then, the emphasis is on creating high quality surfaces relatively quickly from the minimum of curve input before assembling a watertight solid model suitable for production.
This first video looks specifically at:
- Importing 2D Illustrator data into Rhino
- Differences between Illustrator cubic Bezier curves and Rhino NURBS curves
- Recreating main construction curves in Rhino
- Building high quality surfaces from minimal curve input
- Main Body Surface and Handle Creation