LaN Workshop: Digital Fabrication via Rhino

Sponsored by Sweet Onion Creations


Boulder & Denver Colorado
October 19-25 2009
Directed by Shane Salisbury & Monika Wittig

professional fees:

single or multi- participants


student fees:
$195 register by Oct 9
$295 register after Oct 9

LaN invites professionals and students alike to participate in a 4 day workshop (evenings + Sunday) Digital Fabrication: from intro to advanced. Workshop will instruct on the use of RHINO as it pertains to digital fabrication (ie: rationalizing complex surfaces, preparing 3-d surfaces for various 2-d fabrication methods, creating solid models in Rhino for use with 3-d printing technology, among others). Valuable  plug-ins (i.e. RhinoCAM & Grasshopper) will also be introduced and explored.The workshop is sponsored by Sweet Onion Creations.  Participants will be privileged to learn of valuable tips from 3d printing industry professionals.

Workshop further will feature daily lectures pertaining to a range of digital fabrication aspects– machining processes, CNC equipment, precedents, parametric thinking, parametric modeling,  advanced geometry & collaborative design platforms.

This workshop is intended for all levels– those with no Rhino experience will gain a working understanding of the program and a vast overview of its compatibility and potential to design in parallel with CNC technologies. Those with prior RHINO experience will be able to take their understanding far beyond basics of modeling to precision modeling, integration with CAM, parametric realms, real world examples, & output to 3dprinting / CNC milling.  All will realize how to instrumentally drive design intentions via congruence with machining processes.

Monday Oct 19 (Boulder) or Tuesday Oct 20 (Denver)
Lecture:  Digital Fabrication
Rhino Training:  Intro to Rhinoceros software geared towards all Rhino skill levels.  Overview of Rhino nurbs and solid modeling methods +  tips and tricks.

Wednesday Oct 21 (Boulder) or Thursday Oct 22 (Denver) 6-9pm
Lecture:  Architectural geometry and its association with real world materials and fabrication methods.
Rhino Training:  Rationalizing complex geometries in Rhino.

Friday Oct 23 (Boulder) or (Denver) 6-9pm
Lecture:  Subtractive 2-d Fabrication Methods
Rhino Training:  Preparing 3-d surfaces for various 2-d fabrication methods.

Sunday  Oct 25  (1 location only… tba)
Lecture:  Additive Fabrication Methods
Rhino Training:  Creating solid models in Rhino for use with 3-d printing technology.

Lecture:  Subtractive 3-d Fabrication Methods
Rhino Training:  Creating surfaces in preparation for CNC milling.  Intro to RhinoCam software and its parameters.

Lecture:  Parametric Design
Rhino Training:  Parametric design in rhino, intro to rhino history, grasshopper, and other parametric approaches / associative software

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