Each class is split in short sections, so you can easily find specific commands that you want to review again.
What is this course about?
This course covers all the basic to intermediate operations in that footwear designers need in order to create 3D designs of lasts, uppers and soles. Rhino is not footwear-specific software, but there are many plugins for footwear available and it is the worldwide industry standard for 3D design that is also used by mold shops, shoe factories and independent design studios.
Footwear-specific design programs - which are often much more costly - are generally based upon the same principles as Rhino, so once you know Rhino, any other 3D design packages are easy to learn!
By the end of the course you will be able to design a complete shoe in 3D, so you can visualize your ideas professionally and can quickly make prototypes, for instance through 3D printing, either at the factory or at an (in-house) sample room.
Who is this course for?
This program is meant for footwear designers and developers that want to be able to design in 3D in order to optimize their design and prototyping process and/or to be able to adjust 3D files that they receive from factories or from other partners.
It is also suitable for those that want to produce their own wearable shoe collections through 3D printing and other digital manufacturing methods.
No prior knowledge of the software is required, however, we do expect participants to have experience in footwear design, so they understand what they are actually drawing in 3D. It is also an advantage to have knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop since you will learn how to import these files into Rhino as a base for your 3D designs.
What is the course format and course load?
We will have three subjects: lasts, uppers and (mid)soles, in that order. Each subject contains several hours of video content, split up into short videos of about 10 minutes each, so it is easy to find a specific operation in your video files, should you want to see that again. We recommend you first watch a video and then repeat it and follow along.
The videos take 10 hours in total, this is excluding the recordings of the live webinars from the regular Rhino course. In this Summer Edition you will have no live classes, but many common questions were answered in the previous classes already, so you can find the answers in the recordings of the live webinars.
Rhino takes quite a lot of practice, so we generally say that you need 3 times the hours of the videos, so that is 30 hours of practice in this case. That means you can learn Rhino in 40 hours (10 hours of video and 30 hours of practice).
What is included in the course price?
You will have access to all necessary files, all theory videos and all recordings of previous live webinars. However, you will only have access for a maximum of 6 weeks, from July 15 - September 1, 2020. After that the course expires.
ATTENTION: Rhino 3D software is NOT included in the course! You can download a free 90-day trial
Please note that the Rhino interface will look slightly different on a Mac. You can find tips on how to best adjust your interface on a Mac in the recording of the first live webinar. However, it is not possible to make it look exactly the same as on a PC. The video demonstrations in the course are done on a PC. . This is fully functional. Rhino is available for both PC and Mac.
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