We didn’t look at this in class, but the “History” functionality in Rhino could be very useful as you are work on building the three bentwood chairs. This functionality will link input and output geometry. In other words, it can connect a curve (input geometry) with a pipe (output geometry) so that if the input curve is manipulated, the resulting output surface will follow this change.
More information here:
Part of the homework is to comment on someone else’s project. There are several ways to do this, but all start with opening the google doc you want to comment on (duh):
As reminder, you are supposed to comment on the person whose last name is after your’s alphabetically (this exercise is for your benefit, so no need to comment on my post – it’s not included in this list). The last person in the order should comment on the first person. Here is a list of the class’s last names:
Here are two images that can be used to simulate a caned surface as was demonstrated in class.
A basic review of how to do this:
And here are a few wood textures you can use.
1. Comment on Someone else’s project
A. Due March 2
In response to their work on the drinking glasses part of Assignment 1, write a very brief statement commenting on the work of the classmate whose last name follows your alphabetically (the last person in this order should comment on the first person). Describe at least one positive and one negative aspect of their design, but also make specific suggestions for how their renderings can be improved. This comment is required, but you are also welcome and encouraged to comment on anyone’s work. Use Google Doc’s commenting feature to do this.
2. Improve Your Post for Assignment 1
Due March 5
If your post from the first assignment had any problems, or if suggestions were made that could improve your design or rendering, you have the chance to go back and make improvements. Technically this is not required, but the improved submission will be considered for grading purposes, should you choose to revise. If you choose to improve your work, modify your document, adding the new content so we can see the improvements in relation to the original content. Don’t delete the original work.
3. 3D Print one of your glasses
Due March 12
Select one of your glasses to make a 3D print of. Save your this model as an STL and submit it for printing on one of the 3D printers in the Bank Building second floor.
4. Chair Study: Models and Rendering.
Due March 5
Working from the brief for the Chair Study project, you should create the following content:
Put your Rhino folder in your personal Google Drive folder. Begin to organize your folder with sub folders for each project so faculty can easily navigate and find your work.
Put your renderings in your personal google drive folder and the “chair rendering folder”. Come up with a consistent, logical naming convention that begins with your first name and clearly differentiates between the three series of renderings. Use this for all of your renderings. For example: Specce_Chair_Scene1.jpg, Specce_Chair_Interior1.jpg, Specce_Chair_Surreal.jpg
5. Paper Model Selections
Select and bring in several objects for consideration to use in the next project, Paper Model.
If you are using windows and installed Rhino 6, Keyshot will not recognize a Rhino 6 .3dm file. To work around this, save your rhino file as a version 5 file. Keyshot will most likely be updated to work with Rhino 6 shortly. In the meantime, the Keyshot plugin for Rhino works between Rhino 6 and Keyshot.