Introduction to Modeling in Rhinoceros 3D

A course by Luca Magarò
Industrial Designer. Roma, Italy.
Joined May 2021
, Industrial Designer

Learn to model objects in Rhinoceros 3D and create a pinhole camera with a 3D printer

  • Italian with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (2)
  • 173 students

Learn to model objects in Rhinoceros 3D and create a pinhole camera with a 3D printer

Italian with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (2)
  • 173 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Italian
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 lessons (3h 5m)
  • Available on the app
  • Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Have you ever taken apart an object to see how it works or imagined one that doesn't exist yet? In this course, learn how to design and create an object, from the idea to its definitive shape, using 3D modelling and printing.

Luca Magarò, industrial designer and founder of studio VIVO, shows you how to draw and model an object from scratch with Rhinoceros 3D. Join Luca and discover how to design and 3D print a pinhole camera.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The design is Rhinoceros 3D
  • U3
    U3. Create the final project
  • U4
    U4. 3D printing
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Luca Magarò, who tells you a bit about himself and how he discovered the world of industrial design. He also shares the people, places, and things that have inspired his style and his work.

Next, get an overview of the workflow for the final project and cover the tools and materials you need to complete it.

Analyze the relationship between industrial design and 3D printing and install Rhinoceros 3D on your computer.

Now it's time to start working on your project. Draw a freehand sketch of your idea and add the proportions, stylistic details, color, and texture of the materials. Then, digitize your drawing and start modeling the pieces of your pinhole camera by creating curves, surfaces, and solids in Rhinoceros 3D.

Learn how to work with layers to organize your project and customize each component of your design.

Once you've created the geometry in Rhino, see how to adapt it for 3D printing. Import your design into Ultimaker Cura and prepare your file for printing.

With everything in place, Luca explains how to properly configure and use a 3D printer. Finally, clean up your pieces and remove any supports before assembling them to create your pinhole camera.

What is this course's project?

Design and model a pinhole camera with Rhinoceros 3D and bring it to life using a 3D printer.

Who is it for?

Anyone interested in industrial design and 3D modeling.

What you need

To take this course, you need basic knowledge of Windows or Mac OSX, a free license for Rhinoceros 3D and Ultimaker Cura, and access to an FDM 3D printer.


173 Students
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Luca Magarò

A course by Luca Magarò

Industrial Designer

Luca Magarò is a designer from Rome. He has always been fascinated by objects and would take his toys apart as a child to see how they were built. He began studying business economics but decided to leave it behind to pursue his true passion: design. He ended up earning a degree in industrial design from the Higher Institute for Artistic Industries, where he graduated with honors.

After gaining substantial experience working for major Italian companies, Luca decided to open his own studio along with friend: VIVO. Throughout the years, they have worked with brands like Samsonite, Angelini, TIM, and Enel.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Sources of inspiration
  • U2

    The design is Rhinoceros 3D

    • Tools and materials
    • 3D design and modeling
    • Installation of Rhinoceros 3D
    • Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D
  • U3

    Create the final project

    • Hand sketch and digitization 1
    • Hand sketch and digitization 2
    • Model the camera components 1
    • Model the components of the camera 2
    • Model the components of the camera 3
    • Levels and details 1
    • Levels and details 2
    • Preparing the file for 3D printing
    • Ultimaker Cura
  • U4

    3D printing

    • 3D printing
    • The cleaning of the pieces and the pinhole
    • Assembly and final touches
  • FP

    Final Project

    • 3D modeling with Rhinoceros

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Introduction to Modeling in Rhinoceros 3D. A Architecture, Spaces, and Design course by Luca Magarò

Introduction to Modeling in Rhinoceros 3D

A course by Luca Magarò
Industrial Designer. Roma, Italy.
Joined May 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (2)
  • 173 students