Welcome to my final In-Depth presentation involving my key takeaways from learning Rhinoceros 3D (3D modelling software) throughout the past 6 months. During this period, I have gained skill/knowledge about Rhino Software, as well as learned to handle and profit from the many difficulties encountered when learning a new skill. Throughout the 6 months, I have been progressively learning, as well as experimenting with the software to familiarize myself with its capabilities. Embarking on a number of projects, they challenged my existing knowledge about the software and forced me into new situations/opportunities for learning. I will be demonstrating my latest creation, a remodelled version of Dieter Ram’s “Audio 300”.
Completed RTX Render of Dieter Ram’s “Audio 300” (extremely beautiful)
RTX Rendering Process inside Rhino Render
Painfully long rendering wait time
Front view of “Audio 300” Perspective [pre-rtx rendering, faster than rtx] (textured)
Front-Side view of “Audio 300” Perspective [pre-rtx rendering, faster than rtx]
Behind View of “Audio 300” Perspective [pre-rtx rendering, faster than rtx]
Front-Zoom view of “Audio 300” perspective [pre-rtx rendering, faster than rtx]
Font-Zoom view (2) of “Audio 300” perspective [pre-rtx rendering, faster than rtx]
Front technical view of “Audio 300” perspective [shaded]
Top view of “Audio 300” top plate only perspective [shaded]
Top view of “Audio 300” top plate cutouts only perspective [shaded]
Image Draft Resource used for reference “Audio 300”
Real Image of the Audio 300 designed by Dieter Rams (Braun)
In this journey of learning, I have recognized one specific key to success in learning skills which involve creating, etc. The key is to always construct reasonable, yet valuable projects which would benefit you short, and long term. Projects allow you to experience, make mistakes, learn, and accomplish. Simplifying the construction process, you have to involve a few main components when constructing a project. First, choosing a goal that is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely). Using that goal, recognize a brief of the steps needed to accomplish that goal (understand this may and will be subject to change). Be satisfied in your desired result, because it will make you happier when you do reach that milestone. Lastly, make sure there is sufficient challenges in your project. When roleplaying the lifespan of the project in your head, there should be parts that feel somewhat unrealistic, however, it also shouldn’t be such a big leap that you are not dedicated to take. The main point in all of this is to enjoy the challenges in the learning you embark in through projects (specifically the projects you dedicated yourself to).
I was embarking on a wild 6 month-long Learning Expedition. Sitting in my Safari expedition vehicle, Outlooking into the wild jungle of sysadmin trees and a specific species of Emaille vine called qmtk. That’s where I saw, hiding behind the sysadmin tree, a pack of Rhinos in 3D! This pack of Rhinos stuck together no matter what. When I tried to lure a single one of them near the qmtk vines, all of them followed closely. I thought, interesting… how can it be so painfully hard to separate a pack of Rhinos? That’s when I turned my attention to the guy sitting inside my Safari expedition vehicle, Professor G (last name oogle). Professor G (last name oogle) was a know it all, so I advised for his opinion, and asked: “how to separate rhnio pack stuck together?”. In which he replied “Did you mean: How to separate Rhino pack grouped together?” and proceeded to show me images of more 3D Rhinos. At that point I knew professor G (last name oogle) was having a temper trying to correct me and all, thus, I made the decision to take initiative and examine the situation myself. I advanced closer towards the Rhinos and inferred that they were scared to leave each other, mainly because of old habits from being together. Conveniently, I directed my attention to the qmtk vine and saw a pack of non-dangerous firecrackers beside it. I calculated that if I were to ignite the firecracker at the middle of the pack, they would finally be separated from the pack. And that was what I did, I ignited the firecracker, chucked it straight in the middle of the rhino pack, and boom, they ran away from it.
Now, to clarify the context of this poetic masterpiece, I had ran into a problem separating a 3D grouped object in one of my designs. However, when I commanded the usual ungroup, the object was still intact as one object. I had been confused to why this was and attempted googling it, however there was a lack of vocabulary to describe the specific situation, therefore I did not find a solution on google. However, when experimenting with a few of the tools inside the software itself, I was introduced to the explode tool (used for separating 3D objects into 2d Planes). This command allowed me to separate the 3D object and successfully get the shape I required.
Thank you for following along with my learning journey, I hope this has been an enjoyable semi-end to this project!