Rhino in Education

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Tutorials for your use: (New videos added)


BoltGen is updated.  Scroll down this page for link and info.

GearGen updated for v6 v5 v4 Rhino

Video:  GearGen Load Script 2-8-18

Video: GearGen Command Alias 2-8-18

Videos on this page: 

[All videos are the result of teachers who thought a video would be of value to them as they build their Rhino skills]

       (scroll down the page; there are models associated with most of these videos)

New:  2d to 3d house Video Part One

New:  2d to 3d house Video Part Two

New:   Video: Flow Along Curve w History 2-9-18

Golf Ball Box part one

Golf Ball Box part two (Tabs)

Creating a basic Layout (mechanical)

Creating a basic layout (Architectural)

Orient various eyes on Duck... Video

Kyle's Videos: Preparing to 3d-print

Render the Drill video

Polyhedron Plugin video & Unroll the pattern

Rotate3d practice with Puzzle model

Gumball Practice with Start Model

Canoe model (Loft exercise with 'more')

GearGen Video (Make it a permanent 'command' in Rhino)


New Video:   Video: Flow Along Curve w History 2-9-18

The model for Flow video: Flow Along Crv w history 2-9-18

Emphasize 'CrvSeam command' and 'Record History' before running 'FlowAlongCrv'.


2d to 3d House.

Use your 2d floor plan lines and curves, foundation cross sections & then practice with Extrudes, Sweeps, Unions and then use Boss, Rib, Extrude To Surface. Extrude curves to make windows and doors.  Sweep to create some interior and exterior molding.

2d to 3d house model Part One

2d to 3d house model Part Two

2d to 3d Model Notes doc file

Video: 2d to 3d house Video Part One

Video: 2d to 3d house Video Part Two


Inkscape will 'auto-trace' images for importing into Rhino:

Inkscape Download page

Images for Practice

Inkscape to Rhino Model w Notes

Curve Boolean Frog w notes

11x8.5 Layout & Template tutorial  (mechanical)

   Create a Layout and Template (mechanical) pdf

   Sample mechanical inches model

   Border Title Date mech.3dm

Video: Creating a basic Layout (mechanical) 

11x8.5 Layout tutorial  (architectural):

Create a Layout (architectural) pdf

2728 Plan and Architectural model

11x8.5 Border with corner title

Video: Creating a basic layout (architectural)

11x8.5 Layout tutorial  (cabinet and cutting list):

 With: PictureFrame images, Exploded cabinet, Revision cloud, Leaders.      Thanks to Mike Viera of Sitka High School for this project.

Night Stand Model File

Layout Instructions doc file

11x8.5 Border with Bottom title

Cutting List model file

Parts Details pdf

Screws & Pocket holes 'PictureFrame' images

3d printing: Two basic tutorials and Kyle's videos:                                       

 3 steps to 3d printing

File, Notes contains 'step by step' process to get your model to 3d-print every time.

Mesh Repair for bad Mesh Model.   This will introduce you to SelOpenMesh, your new 'best friend'.  Also SelClosedMesh, SelOpenPolysrf, SelClosedPolysrf.  

Step by Step 3d-Printed Desk Plaque

File, Notes contains the 'step by step' process.  Scale to fit if needed. 


Kyle's Videos: Preparing to 3d-print 


Duck Model eyeball tricks:


Duck model with eyeballs and instructions

Click:  File, Notes for Instructions showing how to get the eyeballs to work for you and your students. 

  Orient various eyes on Duck... Video

Making a paper box  word document.  (click the link and the doc file will download to your computer)

Golf Ball Box w Notes model.  Part One. Use this model and notes to make a box that contains a golf ball.  (Open the model, click File, click Notes. Follow the instructions).

                                 Golf Ball Box part two (Tabs model). Part Two 

Video:      Golf Ball Box part one                 

Video:      Golf Ball Box part two (Tabs)

Pi Tape

Render the Drill by Brian James

The Model:  The Drill model



Polyhedron Plugin

1 Polyhedron Plugin Download

2 Video tutorial, UnjoinEdge, Unroll

Puzzle Fold Rotate3d move

This video tutorial uses the Puzzle Fold model.  Step by step process is in File, Notes.  The model:  Puzzle Fold model


Gumball Practice

This video is based on the Start.3dm

model in the Level One Training manual.

The model:  Start w Gumball model

Canoe Model and Video ... for laser cutting

Canoe 24 model

Canoe 24 video at YouTube 

 Canoe 24 video downloadable



  Working with Cplanes model 

Information is in the model (File, Notes).




Bolt Gen:    BoltGen plug-in

1 Click: 'Download BoltGen-py Plug in' 

    Load the downloaded .rhi file.  Restart Rhino.

2 Two new commands:  'BoltGen' & 'BoltGenHelp'

Start with BoltGenHelp:   Bolt Styles & English Manual

3 If more than one bolt is needed, save it as a 'block' and then use 'insert' to add bolts to your model. 


GearGen for Rhino V4-V5-V6 by Thomas Anagnostou.

                                Remember to 'unzip' the downloaded file

                                                         Link to his home Page  

GearGen tutorial model w notes 2-8-18  

                                              Make a 60 tooth 3" gear. Information is in File, Notes.  

Make GearGen easy to access in Rhino:  

 Video: GearGen Command Alias

Video:  GearGen Load Script 2-8-18


Gear Design model w Notes (ps)

Information in File, Notes.





 Build a House with Rhino Tutorial




1 House Foundation

2 House Pony walls and Framing

3 House Framing with Blocks


Roof design and model

House Roof design





Fold up Puzzle animated model

Puzzle fold-up model

Animated puzzle model video


Laser-cut Table Lamp Model 2 models, 1 image, Instructions in Notes




Rube Goldberg Design Brief


User Guide and Models Rhino V5

Rhino User Guide pdf v5

Rhino User Guide models v5


User Guide and Models Rhino V4

Rhino User Guide pdf v4

Rhino User Guide models v4




Rhino 3d.tv  Rhino, Grasshopper, Bongo, Flamingo nxt tutorial

Google  Rhino3d tutorial

Rhino Jungle   Lots of great stuff here

Rhino tutorials at Vimeo.com

Beginner Rhino tutorials at Vimeo.com

Rhino3d videos at YouTube




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