May 21, 2006

MAXWELL RENDER

Tomorrow I will meet for the Maxwell Render tutorial.
Extremely accurate lights based on physics, please check here http://www.maxwellrender.com/whats.htm

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February 05, 2006

Rhino Plugins

Useful Rhino Plugins.

If you have problems to run some plugins or some scripts, you need to update your Rhino 3.0.
There are 3 files that you need to install:
1_Rhino 3.0 Service Releases
2_rhinoscript_wip_20050218, you can download it here http://www2.rhino3d.com/wip_plugins/
3_RhinoDotNET, you can download it here http://www2.rhino3d.com/wip_plugins/

and here are some plugins

Expander v1008 http://www.shipconstructor.com/expander.html
The Optics Plug-IN http://www.rhino3.de/_develop/__v3_plugins/optics/
The CopyEx comand http://www2.rhino3d.com/wip_plugins/
Mosaix (Maciej, if you still need it, here is the plugin) http://www.rhino-plugins.com/start.htm
RhinoNest 1.1 Position for material cut http://www.rhino3d-design.com/rhinonest.htm

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Rhino Scripts

Useful Rhino Scripts.
Scale 1d the space in between an array of objects Download file
Draw Axonometric View from http://www.rayflectar-graphics.com/Rhino/RhinoScripts-Gallery.htm Download file
Import Data from Excel Download file

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December 30, 2005

Maya Tutorials

Here are some links to Maya Rendering Tutorials.
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/tutorials/rendering_lighting/
http://smorigin.scm.cityu.edu.hk/intranet/easn/docs/HowTos/index.html
http://www.3drender.com/light/shadpass.htm
http://chrisevans3d.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.learning-maya.com/index.php?option=com_bookmarks&Itemid=36
http://www.gnomononline.com/tutorial.php?category_id=4
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/news_2005.html
and also
http://www.mentalimages.com/4_5_special_features/index.html
http://www.alias.com/eng/index.shtml

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December 21, 2005

Rhino Tutorial for Christmas

Here there is a collection of Rhino tutorials.
The best way to learn, is to do one tutorial a day. You should do each tutorial two/three times each. I suggest you to follow the tutorial the first time and the second/third time do it without looking at the tutorial.
If you practice during the holiday, you will be ready to model your project much easily very soon!


From easy to complex:
Model a branchiosauraus
http://www.3drender.com/rhino/dinohtml/index.htm

Model a Newsom Chair
http://ob.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=88fd241138e8526d786a5adb91118cfd&topic=62.msg62#msg62

Model a Mountain Bike
http://www.3drender.com/rhino/bikehtml/index.htm

Model a Sailboat
http://www.3drender.com/rhino/boathtml/index.htm

Model a Gem
http://homepage.hispeed.ch/fadth-design/tutorials/frame_jew.htm

Model again Gems for Aseel
http://www.amdpiu.com

Model a Lamborghini Car
http://www.3dvault.net/Wyatt/one.html

Model another car
http://my.reset.jp/~inu/index.htm

Model a guitar (video tutorial in czech but the rhino interface is in english!)
http://www.cgart.cz/html/web/tutorials/guitar.html

Model a Propeller
http://www.3dlr.com/3dlr.php?url=www.neilrennison.co.uk/tutorials/propeller.html

Model another Car
http://lmd.ifrance.com/html/audittus.html

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November 20, 2005

Maya Blend Shape + Animation Snapshot

If you want to show different configurations of your unit, you can model the two extreme states, (you can see in the image below how Francesca is using Blend and Snapshot in her project), and use Blend in Maya. You can find it in Deform, Create Blend Shape, then go to, Animation Editors, Blend Shape.

And if you want to have the configurations in between the two extreme states, you can use Animation Snapshot that copies the geometry of an animated object, many times you want.

You can find it in Animate, Create animation Snapshot, and you can have how many frozen geometry you want.

snapshot.jpg

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November 14, 2005

The Fillet Plug-in for Rhino

If the Rhino FilletEdge is not enough. Power Solids/Booleans 3.0 is a great plugin.
The Power Fillet plugin provides tools for variable radius filleting.
You can find it here http://www.npowersoftware.com/rhino/proverview.htm

MouseVRRender.jpg

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October 31, 2005

Wednesday Nov 2 Digital Tutorials

Rhino Tutorial is going to be in the Computer Lab from 2:00pm. to 4:00pm on Wednesday.
After that we can have individual tutorial.
Rememeber to submit your images for the class, until now I received the images from two of you.
Send them, send them, send them...


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October 26, 2005

Rapid Prototyping

I have here some links for rapid prototyping.
http://www.arrkeurope.com/
http://www.3trpd.co.uk/
http://www.rca.ac.uk/pages/getinvolved/rapid_prototyping_facilities_509.html
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/portal/page?_pageid=71,314160&_dad=portallive&_schema=PORTALLIVE

If you are interested, you can ask a quote for your model.
Also remember in some places you need to book one/two weeks before.
See you on friday

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October 24, 2005

Rhino Intro

Friday we are going to start the first tutorial in Rhino, for some of you who may not know Rhino, in your spare time you can take a look at this website.
This is the Rhino website http://www.rhino3d.com/

Here you can find the first 20 video tutorials from a dvd, they are for beginners, pretty simple and direct, but if you have never seen the Rhino interface, give it a try.
http://www.vtc.com/products/rhino3d.htm


Also here you can find some tutorials, in case you need them in the future http://www.rhino3d.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/Rhino_3D/All/

If you want other Rhino links, you can use this
http://www2.rhino3d.com/resources/

If you are an advanced user of Rhino, or if you are curious to see what you can do with Rhino, these are some links
http://www.rhino3.de/
http://ob.com/forum/index.php?board=4.0
http://www.rayflectar-graphics.com/Rhino/RhinoScripts-Gallery.htm
http://www.reconstructivism.net/

See you on Friday, if you find other interesting links, feel free to update me

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October 22, 2005

Digital workshop Schedule

BLOCK 01
HOW TO MODEL IN RHINO, GRAPHIC OUTPUT IN ILLUSTRATOR, PHYSICAL OUTPUT WITH LASER CUTTER, BASIC RENDERING IN MAYA

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER
Introduction to the Rhino Workspace
-Rhino Interface, Layers, View, etc
-Wireframe Modeling and Curves
-Curves For Surface Modeling

TUESDAY 01 NOVEMBER
Introduction to Rhino Modelling I
-Construction Planes
-Modeling with Surfaces

FRIDAY 04 NOVEMBER
Introduction to Rhino Modelling II
-Advanced NURBS Modeling
-Analyze Surfaces
Crossover Between Software
-Interchanging Between Rhino and Illustrator
-Illustrator Layout and Printing

TUESDAY 08 NOVEMBER
Crossover Between Software and Physical Workspaces
-Laser Cutting Tutorial
-CNC Tutorial
-STL Model

TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER
Introduction to Interface Customization in Rhino
-Customize Rhino Interface with Command Scripting
-Create Custom Menus/Buttons
-Use VBScripts from Libraries, Modifying to RVBScripts

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER
Render in Maya from Rhino files
-Importing Files into Maya
-Render in Maya

TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Introduction to Rhino Modelling III
-Advanced Modeling, Validating Geometries

FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER
One-to-One Tutorial for Presentation

TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER
One-to-One Tutorial for Presentation

FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER: END OF TERM JURY


BLOCK02
HOW TO USE MAYA, ONE-TO-ONE TUTORIAL IN RHINO, MAYA, etc

TBC
Introduction to the Maya Workspace 1
-Introduction to Maya
-Interface Navigation & Shortcuts
-Introducing the Outliner & Hypergraph
-Introducing Basic Geometry to the Workspace
-Introducing Key Frame Animation
One-to-One Tutorials, Question in Rhino, Maya, etc

TBC
Introduction to the Maya Workspace 2
-Creation of Organized File Structures
-Customizing Shelves & Buttons
-Introducing the Graph Editor
-Introduction to the Dope Sheet
One-to-One Tutorials, Question in Rhino, Maya, etc

TBC
Object Properties and Animation Guidelines
-Hierarchical Relationships
-Materials
-The Hypershade
-Scene Management
One-to-One Tutorials, Question in Rhino, Maya, etc

TBC
Rendering & Output
-Rendering
-Output to AfterEffects
-Output to Photoshop
-Output to Flash / Illustrator
One-to-One Tutorials, Question in Rhino, Maya, etc

TUESDAY 31 JANUARY: LIGHT JURY

BLOCK 3
HOW TO WORK WITH DYNAMICS IN MAYA, HOW TO COMPOSE IN AFTER EFFECTS

SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY
Introduction to Particles 1
-Particle Attributes
-Working with the Attribute Editor

TBC
Introduction to Particles 2
-Intermediate Particle Environments
-Particle Expressions
-Particle Instancing
-Particle Rendering
-Hardware/Software Output

TBC
Advanced Environmental Lighting Schemes
-Animation of Lighting Properties
-Light Types
-Mental Ray
-Final Gather
-Light-Focused Scene Setups

TBC
Advanced Output & Compositing Techniques
-Integration of Multiple Scene Data Inside the 2D Environment
-AfterEffects
-Layer Modes
-Layer Masks
-Rendering of Filtered Object Attributes
-Rendering in AfterEffects

24 MARCH END OF TERM JURY

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