Domestika Basics 9 courses

Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D for Furniture Design

By Christian Vivanco
Industrial Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2009
, Industrial Designer

Learn how to use the software’s tools from scratch to design, model, visualize, and perfect your furniture in 3D

  • Domestika Basics 9 courses Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (55)
  • 2193 students

Learn how to use the software’s tools from scratch to design, model, visualize, and perfect your furniture in 3D



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (55)
  • 2193 students
  • 45 lessons (7h 15m)
  • 9 courses
  • 14 downloads (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, German, Polish, Dutch, English, Portuguese, Italian, French
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Domestika Basics · 9 courses included

Furniture design is a booming industry, which means more and more designers are entering the workforce every day. That's why it's crucial you know how to use a powerful tool like Rhinoceros 3D to make your projects stand out. Join industrial designer Christian Vivanco and learn how to model, display, and master the art of furniture design.

By the end of this 9-course Basics, you'll have the skills and knowledge to design different types of furniture from scratch, from the first lines to a piece ready for fabrication. If you'd like to learn more about furniture design with Christian, check out his first course Design and Conceptualization of a Chair.

Start this Domestika Basics with an introduction to Rhinoceros 3D and all the options it has to offer. Christian walks you through how to download and install the program on your preferred device and shows you around the interface.

Next, see how to create a circle, an ellipse, a rectangle, and a variety of other polygons before learning how to organize your work in layers.

The third course covers precision modeling. Learn how to draw lines in specific locations and start creating your first solids.

Build on these concepts by exploring the creation and transform tools for surfaces and solids and then find out how to make curves.

In the fifth course, see how to model wooden furniture, from simple lines to volume, joints, and the finishing touches.

In the next course, discover another important material: metal. Learn how to create pipes and extrusions and model a metal piece of furniture.

Then, see how to model upholstered furniture following the same process while contemplating the little details that make all the difference.

In the eighth course, Christian introduces you to the materials library and shows you how to create your own materials as well as how to use different displays and even create new ones.

To wrap things up, see how to make furniture plans in Rhinoceros 3D. Learn how to create general views of your design and set line properties for your plans based on your needs.

Technical requirements


    ⦁ A computer capable of running 3D modeling software
    ⦁ Rhinoceros 3D
    ⦁ A graphics tablet is recommended, but not necessary


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Christian Vivanco

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Industrial Designer

Christian Vivanco is an industrial designer specialized in furniture design and lighting whose work has been exhibited at the world's top design venues and events including the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Maison & Objet in Paris, the I.C.F.F. in New York, Tokyo Design Week, and the London Design Museum.
Over his decade-long professional career, he has collaborated on projects in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, and the United States. In 2018, he was invited by WeWork to curate and design furniture for their projects in Mexico and other Latin American countries; he also had the opportunity to design pieces of furniture that are used in more than 40 buildings across Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Costa Rica.


Content

Course 1: First Steps

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Software installation and technical requirements

    • Software installation and technical requirements
  • U3

    Software basics

    • Software basics
  • U4

    Is Rhinoceros a good choice for designing furniture?

    • Is Rhinoceros a good choice for designing furniture?
  • U5

    The software interface

    • The software interface
  • U6

    Assimilation of software and its interface

    • Assimilation of software and its interface
  • U7

    Practice: Navigating and interacting with objects

    • Navigating and interacting with objects

Course 2: Rhinoceros 3D and Its Tools

  • U1

    The design language within Rhinoceros

    • The design language within Rhinoceros
  • U2

    Curves and polygons

    • Curves and polygons
  • U3

    Help tools for your model

    • Help tools for your model
  • U4

    Layers

    • Layers
  • U5

    Tools for editing curves and other lines

    • Tools for editing curves and other lines

Course 3: Precision Modeling

  • U1

    Plot with constraints

    • Plot with constraints
  • U2

    From line to solid

    • From line to solid
  • U3

    Free curves and complex shapes

    • Free curves and complex shapes

Course 4: Surfaces, Solids, and Curves

  • U1

    Tools for creating surfaces

    • Tools for creating surfaces
  • U2

    Tools for surface transformation

    • Tools for surface transformation
  • U3

    Tools for creating solids

    • Tools for creating solids
  • U4

    Tools for solid transformation

    • Tools for solid transformation
  • U5

    Tools for creating curves from objects

    • Tools for creating curves from objects
  • U6

    About the various checkpoints

    • About the various checkpoints
  • U7

    Quick modeling using control points

    • Quick modeling using control points

Course 5: Modeling Wooden Furniture

  • U1

    General strokes for pieces of wood

    • General strokes for pieces of wood
  • U2

    Volumes and principal solids

    • Volumes and principal solids
  • U3

    How to model assemblies

    • How to model assemblies
  • U4

    Details make the difference

    • Details make the difference
  • U5

    Modeling of the bench "Quieto", finalist of the "Design of the Year" 2015

    • Modeling of the bench "Quieto", finalist of the "Design of the Year" 2015

Course 6: Modeling Metal Furniture

  • U1

    First strokes to create a metal furniture

    • First strokes to create a metal furniture
  • U2

    How to create pipes and extrusions

    • How to create pipes and extrusions
  • U3

    Introduction to basic upholstery modeling

    • Introduction to basic upholstery modeling
  • U4

    Modeling of the Auxiliary Table "Octavio", designed for "Los Patrones"

    • Modeling of the Auxiliary Table "Octavio", designed for "Los Patrones"

Course 7: Modeling Upholstered Furniture

  • U1

    General strokes

    • General strokes
  • U2

    Main volumes

    • Main volumes
  • U3

    Cage Edit

    • Cage Edit
  • U4

    Details make the difference

    • Details make the difference
  • U5

    Modeling of the "3X Long Bench", designed for WeWork

    • Modeling of the "3X Long Bench", designed for WeWork

Course 8: Raising the Display of Your Model

  • U1

    Library materials and your supplies

    • Library materials and your supplies
  • U2

    Editing materials

    • Editing materials
  • U3

    Display modes

    • Display modes
  • U4

    Creation of animated GIFs and basic renders

    • Creation of animated GIFs and basic renders
  • U5

    Material exploration in finished designs

    • Material exploration in finished designs

Course 9: Furniture Plans in Rhinoceros 3D

  • U1

    Creation of views and definition of technical lines

    • Creation of views and definition of technical lines
  • U2

    Dimensions

    • Dimensions
  • U3

    Creation of plan formats

    • Creation of plan formats
  • U4

    Your descriptive plan

    • Your descriptive plan

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who want to polish their skills.

Learn with the best Domestika teachers through practical lessons, tons of resources, and a progressive difficulty that'll allow you to see results from day one.

Domestika Basics will allow you to step up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started in a new creative field and become an expert in it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its main components, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

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Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D for Furniture Design. Design, 3D, and Animation course by Christian Vivanco

Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D for Furniture Design

By Christian Vivanco
Industrial Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2009
  • 98% positive reviews (55)
  • 2193 students