Week 01

Art Center College of Design

Digital Process 01

Week 01 9/1 Introduction to Rhinoceros

1 Overview of Class Outline and Syllabus
2 Self Introductions

3 Website

  • Go to http://www.wordpress.com
  • Click on “Sign Up Now”
  • Input Username / Password / Confirm Password / Email Address / Check on Legal Flotsam
  • Check on “Just a username, Please.”
  • Send blank Email to “yodesignlab@gmail.com”
  • You will soon receive an invitation to ACCDENV.WORDPRESS.COM

  • Now you are on WordPress.
  • Go to Dashboard, and to “Pages”, NOT “Posts”
  • Create a new Page with title “Your Name DP01”
  • Upload a Test Image.
  • Make sure you set “Parent” to “ DP01 Fall 2010 Student Works”

4 Rhinoceros – Getting Started

  • Viewport navigation
  • Shaded modes
  • Select objects
  • Move objects by dragging
  • Copy objects
  • Undo a mistake
  • Move Objects Vertically
  • Rotate objects
  • Scale Objects
  • Mirror

5 Rhinoceros – Start Modeling

  • Command history window
  • Type a command
  • Change up the view
  • Select a command from the menu
  • Select a command from a toolbar button
  • Toolbar buttons
  • Create a surface from edge curves
  • Extrude a curve to make a surface
  • Revolve a curve around an axis
  • Blend a surface between two surfaces
  • Loft a surface through curves
  • Sweep a curve along a single rail curve
  • Sweep a curve with two rails
  • Revolve a curve with a rail
  • Offset a surface

6 Flashlight Tutorial

Assignment 1

Box Array configuration
Due Week 02 (5%)

  1. 1 Create a Rhino File, set Unit to Feet
  2. 2 Create 3 layers each named following 10x10x10, 15x15x10, 20x20x10
  3. 3 Create cubes of 10x10x10, 15x15x10, 20x20x10 and put them in each layer.
  4. 4 Multiply cubes and create a tower. Overall dimension of tower should be approximately 50x50x500. Use at least 10 cubes of each size.

Please Note:
Think about circulation dynamics.
Meaning of o! set- balcony / outdoor space.
Randomization vs Order

Assignment 1.1

Please go to Help Menu of Rhino, and re-do all the tutorials covered in the class.

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