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Learn Rhino 6 - Free Online Course

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As you know, I use Rhino 3D for 99 percent of my modelling from Point Clouds
(...cos I keep mentioning it... :)
You too now have a great opportunity to learn this wonderful software package. Once you have mastered Rhino, you can the add the Veesus Rhino Plugin
which adds the ""XStreamEngine for point clouds, to allow massive sizes of data to be loaded into the native Rhino environment.""
http://veesus.com/veesus-arena4d-rhino/
See Below...

Learn Rhino 6 - Free Online Course
* In English or Spanish * En Inglés o Español *

New to Rhino? Get to know Rhinoceros 6 and learn step by step the necessary tools to get started in the world of 3D modeling:
This course is progressive and practical.
You can start by recognizing the possibilities of the program and its interface.
You will then go on to the basic handling of two-dimensional drawing of both regular geometric figures and the exploration of more complex and organic curves.
Additionally, you can build surfaces and solids that will allow you to design and build the projects you have in mind.
Finally, you will learn how to represent your projects with the basic tools of rendering, 2D drawing, and printing pages.

Go ahead and take advantage of this free course. Also, upon completion, you can obtain a certificate of attendance.
Don't wait. Sign up now!!!
For English click here -
Para Español, haga clic aquí

https://www.rhino3d.education/p/rhino-6-introduction
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Thanks Mike, now I have a Rhino certificate in my resume! :D
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Thanks Bohdan,
Pretty simple isn't it ?
Rhino is very easy to learn and simple to use.
I have a strong background with 3Ds Max, I gave up on AutoCad years ago despite using it every day, they are both very clunky and the support from Autodesk is terrible. I usually get same-day response from McNeel (Rhino)
AutoCad and 3Ds Max are both VERY expensive software packages for small business operators like me.
I remember enduring a 4 day Bentley Descartes training program a few years ago and then switching straight back to Rhino 3D :)

Give Rhino a try
Have a look at my webpage,
Most of the modelling has been done with Rhino 3D, with and without the Veesus Rhino Plugin.
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Hi Mike,

Thank you for sharing this with us. I think you are right about all the Autodesk products. Also we are searching for alternative software.
So I started the beginners course. But there are some questions that I have that were not answered there (of course). But also elsewhere I could'nt find the answers. Perhaps you can help us.

1) We are mainly doing scanning/modelling in (petro)chemical industries. So our first question was: Is Rhino suitable for that? What is your opinion about this? (I'm aware of Plant3D, Edgewise and that kind of software. But that's "too much" for us.)

2) Our pointclouds are fairly large in size. Can you tell us something about limitations of Rhino as stand alone software without Veesus?

3) Is there a posibility of "best surface fitting" of parts of the pointcloud so we don't have to "estimate by the eye"?

4) We have a lot of piping and steel. These items are almost completely standarized. Depending on the answer to question 3: Is there some kind of best surface fitting and a possibility to connect to a library with these items?

5) I saw that there is a module called "RhinoPiping Pro". But I saw also that last year they quitted development and another company "took over the project". The name of that company was not mentioned. Furthermore RhinoPiping Pro is still being sold. But it seems to work only with Rhino5 and not Rhino6. This all seems very strange to me. Do you know anything about the current situation with RhinoPiping Pro and/or future plans?

Thanks in advance,

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Hi Ronald,
Sorry for the slow reply, I have been quite busy.
1) Yes, I have done several Plant projects using Rhino3D
2) If you are planning to work with large pointclouds I would definitely recommend using the Veesus plug in.
It also depends on what Computer power you have. There are Trial versions of both Rhino and Veesus available, Download Rhino and test it out by importing large E.57s, then install the Veesus plugin and test the same pointclouds again.
3) There is Plane fitting and the ability to extract Circles from pipe pointclouds. There is also a couple of methods of extracting more complicated cross sections from boat hulls, car parts etc.
I tend to model cross sections of beams, tube etc in 2D, then loft them along centrelines or extracted edges to create fitted solids.
Rhino can also do a "Points to surface" deviation test similar to cloud compare for a quick check.
I am not sure about "RhinoPiping Pro", but I do know there was a free version with a huge catalogue of parts.

I hope that helps,
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How's Veesus compare to the old Pointools plugin? (Retro, yay!!)
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Hi Martin,
The Veesus plugin looks and works very similar to Pointools , Veesus has a free .VPC creator, similar to the old .POD creator.
I was gutted when Bentley acquired Point tools so that Microstation could finally deal with Point Clouds.
They effectively shut out Rhino 3D users in the process, probably hoping to kill any competition.
I am glad Veesus has filled the gap again.
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Hi Mike,

I came across with this post about using Rhino3D for your modelling work.

I have been using Rhino3D for awhile now and am intrigue about your ability to use Rhino3D for most of your modelling work. By line tracing the cross sections in 2D and then using the native loft function to create 3D surfaces seems to be very tedious. Are you using a 3rd party plug-in, by chance?

I have taken the intro course back when it was V4 or 5. If you offer a specialty courses, I am in.

Thank you
George

Mike Annear wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:19 pm As you know, I use Rhino 3D for 99 percent of my modelling from Point Clouds
(...cos I keep mentioning it... :)
You too now have a great opportunity to learn this wonderful software package. Once you have mastered Rhino, you can the add the Veesus Rhino Plugin
which adds the ""XStreamEngine for point clouds, to allow massive sizes of data to be loaded into the native Rhino environment.""
http://veesus.com/veesus-arena4d-rhino/
See Below...

Learn Rhino 6 - Free Online Course
* In English or Spanish * En Inglés o Español *

New to Rhino? Get to know Rhinoceros 6 and learn step by step the necessary tools to get started in the world of 3D modeling:
This course is progressive and practical.
You can start by recognizing the possibilities of the program and its interface.
You will then go on to the basic handling of two-dimensional drawing of both regular geometric figures and the exploration of more complex and organic curves.
Additionally, you can build surfaces and solids that will allow you to design and build the projects you have in mind.
Finally, you will learn how to represent your projects with the basic tools of rendering, 2D drawing, and printing pages.

Go ahead and take advantage of this free course. Also, upon completion, you can obtain a certificate of attendance.
Don't wait. Sign up now!!!
For English click here -
Para Español, haga clic aquí

https://www.rhino3d.education/p/rhino-6-introduction
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Hi George,
No modelling /surfacing Plugins, it is all standard Rhino 7.0
I trace the cross sections using a combination of 2 clipping planes and a Mobile Construction Plane grouped as one unit.

In Rhino...
Create a clipping plane

Copy and paste the clipping plane into its original position.

Move the second clipping plane to your desired slice “Thickness” and flip it.
(This should create a thin slice through your cloud etc)

Group the clipping planes so they move as one.

Create a “Mobile Construction Plane”

Attach it to one of the Clipping planes

Now…when you move your clipping planes, the Mobile Construction Plane will follow.
Whatever you draw will be on that mobile construction plane. You can also obviously rotate the construction plane in 3D etc.

You can also Snap the clipping planes to points (in a pointcloud), or to reference objects (lines etc)
using a second viewport that isn’t clipped by the clipping planes.

If you want to be really exact, create a rectangle exactly between the two clipping planes and attach the Mobile Construction plane to that, this is your exact reference plane.

OR
You can use this method..
viewtopic.php?f=250&t=17680&sid=1c6be62 ... a9f3ff3381

Or this approach .. using the Selfence command to select points with a brush or line.
viewtopic.php?f=250&t=17720

Or, this approach...
The video is a bit outdated now, but the key steps are the same.
If you are working from a pointcloud, just mesh it first in CloudCompare or Meshlab.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDd2wcTKWgE
I am just adjusting all of my workflows to incorporate the new SubD features in Rhino 7

Plus,
I don't know if you have ever used the old "Pointcloud" command in Rhino ? There is no Icon, it is a command line tool.
It allows you to segment pointclouds using a window selection or the Lasso Tool, or brush select the points.
For example, you can select out a floor, then fit a plane to it.
You can also use the "Pointcloud" command to join pointclouds back together again.

Regards,
Mike
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