Inside Rhinoceros 5
Ron K. C. Cheng|2013.04.08
Inside Rhinoceros 5, is the ideal introduction to using the latest version of Rhino. This well-designed book bridges the gap between theoretical and software-oriented approaches to computer modeling by providing a balanced presentation of theory, concepts, and hands-on tutorials. It begins with an overview of the Rhinoceros 5 interface and progresses to explore wireframe models and the construction of curves. This book contains an in-depth examination of surface modeling, taking readers step-by-step through surfaces construction using Rhino and discusses in detail solid modeling methods, rendering, engineering drawing, and outputting to various file formats.Inside Rhinoceros 5, concludes with a set of projects aimed at allowing readers to apply Rhino in real world design situations.Contains fundamental, easy to understand information on using the computer to model 3D objects that forms the basis for relating Rhinoceros 5 with upstream and downstream operations.Gives special emphasis to understanding theoretical issues on NURBS (non-uniform rational B-splines) curves and surfaces as well as practical issues on the use of Rhinoceros 5 to construct and design freeform models.A logical progression of topics lets novice readers grasp the top-down critical thinking process in decomposing a holistic design into surfaces and then to defining curves, as well as the bottom-up construction process in making the curves, the surfaces, and then the model.Outlines modeling methods over the course of several chapters, letting novice readers advance gradually to more difficult tasks while enabling more advanced readers to go straight to more complex techniques.