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(To download the complete User Guide and Models, there are download links on the left of the pages.)
User Guide Tutorials: (these tutorials work for Windows and Mac users)
Chapters 1 through 5 - Rhino basics
Chp 1: Rhino Introduction (pdf) Practice a few basic commands in Rhino
Chp 2: Rhino Objects (pdf) Basic info about Rhino objects
Chp 5: Accurate Modeling (pdf) & Practice using a new model. (Practice Ortho on & Ortho off, Osnaps End-mid-center, Distance and Angle. Other information will be used later)
Chapters 6 through 9 - Surfaces, Edits, Transforms, & Analysis
Chp 7: Edit Curves and Surfaces (pdf) & Practice using a new model
Chp 9: Curve and Surface Analysis (pdf) Any model from Chp 8 above.
Chapters 10 through 11 - Organization, Annotation, & Rendering:
Chp 10: Organization and Annotation (pdf) & Practice on any model.
Chp 11: Render (pdf) & Practice on any model from chp 8 above.
Chapters 12 through 20 - Create some models:
Chp 12: Pull Toy - Solids & Transforms (pdf) Create a new model.
This video deviates from the steps used in the User Guide. It is my hope that it adds to your modeling skills. It emphasizes Notes, Layer management, Gumball, Curves, and Extrusions. It is NOT intended to discount the processes used in the User Guide.
This video deviates from the steps used in the User Guide. Hopefully the modeler will consider alternative methods in building a model.
NEW: Video (by Mary) User Guide Headphones Video
(This video is over an hour long. Pause and Practice along the way)
Penguin video model with practice layers and notes:
Gumball is your best friend when making the penguin. It adds another tool to your set of Rhino tools. Give it a try while making the penguin.
NEW: Penguin body video
Chp 18: Wrap Text - Flow along Surface (pdf) Create a new model.