The class’ first experience with Rhino started with modeling a Lego brick. Learning how to use a CAD program for the first time also felt like learning how to use Photoshop for the first time. The tools are countless and there are many ways to do just one thing. Tyler, a 5th year Architecture major, taught us the basics of Rhino, such as the Boolean tool and the extrusion tool. After a bit more practice with the class, I designed a lamp by using the tools we learned and also by exploring with other tools I have not used before.
Using Rhino helped me decide on the arrangement of the tarps for my design build project. Although I preferred creating a real model, benefiting from Rhino was a good backup in case of not having the materials for the model.