Online tutorial for Rhino 4.0

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 From:  mickelsen
3585.1 
Michael,

On the Lynda.com website there is a tutorial for Rhino 4.0.

http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=59223

Although it is for a different product, it appears to cover much of the basic foundation of 3D modeling. Since I am weak in understanding these basics, I'm wondering if it would be worth it to go through these things using Rhino as a basis, since there isn't anything similar for MoI.

Are you familiar with this tutorial or the author? Do you think it would be worth putting down $25 to try to learn about these things this way? When I see you referring to splines, NURBS, meshes, surfaces, normals, and many other things that you use in this program, I get lost very quickly. Do you know of any other resources that might be available to help me come up to speed on these things?

Just a simple question...;^)

Thanks,
Mark
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 From:  Michael Gibson
3585.2 In reply to 3585.1 
Hi Mark,

> Are you familiar with this tutorial or the author?

No, I'm not.


> Do you think it would be worth putting down $25 to
> try to learn about these things this way?

It could help... But it looks like a lot of it is really focused on explaining how various specific functions of Rhino work though.

You would be sort of better off with something that was more focused on producing some models and showing the different NURBS modeling strategies for different kinds of model construction (more like, "sweep this shape", "extrude this", "trim this part off", etc...) , rather than a kind of "item by item" explanation of Rhino's UI and specific tools though.

But even so it is fairly likely to have information in there that would apply to MoI as well.


> When I see you referring to splines, NURBS, meshes, surfaces,
> normals, and many other things that you use in this program, I
> get lost very quickly. Do you know of any other resources that
> might be available to help me come up to speed on these things?

Maybe a sort of "computer graphics dictionary" reference like this would help?

http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Graphics-Dictionary-Advances-Development/dp/1584500190/

Maybe that tutorial would be useful for this kind of explanation of different terms as well...

- Michael

EDITED: 1 Jun 2010 by MICHAEL GIBSON

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