Rhino 5.2 [simple shapes]

“Using basic tools to create simple shapes”


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  1. Open Rhinoceros on your computer. If you have already completed Rhinoceros 5.1 [toolbars], you can load your custom toolbars and configurations now.
  2. Select File>New and choose Large object – Inches as the template.
  3. Using the top or perspective view, start at the origin (0,0,0), please draw a 5’ x 5’ rectangle using the “Rectangle: Corner to Corner” tool.R4 - Rectangle_ Corner to Corner
  4. Use the Patch tool (Surface>Patch) and select the rectangle you just created. Change the “U-spans” and “V-Spans” to 2 and select “Ok.” You will have created a surface within your rectangle.
  5. Next, using the “Rectangular Plane: Corner to Corner” follow the command prompt to create one side of the cube. (Hint: you will need to type “V” for a vertical surface after selecting the command, then you will select the first point of an edge, then the second, then type the height of 5’)
  6. Repeat step 4 to create another adjacent side.
  7. Use the Polyline tool to create a diagonal line across the top of the cube.
  8. Using the “Surface from 3 or 4 corner points,” select the three corner points created with this diagonal line and the top of the cube. (Hit enter on the keyboard after selecting the three points.)
  9. Use the Duplicate Edge command (dupedge or Curve>Curve from Objects>Duplicate Edge) to select one edge of the ground surface (that is not attached to the cube sides created in step 4 & 5).
  10. Select this newly created curve and the diagonal curve drawn in step 6 and type “loft” (Surface>Loft). This will create a lofted surface from the two selected curves.
  11. Using the “Surface from 3 or 4 corner points,” create the remaining side of the modified cube.
  12. Set up a view of the final object that you like. Click the render button on the toolbar (or Render>Render) to create a rendered view of your final shape.
  13. Use File>Save As… to save a .jpg to your flash drive.
  14. Upload your saved file to the course website.

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