Industrial Design.

One year Master course
Starting date: October 2014
Academic training + internship;

Classes

Digital Modelling-Rhino I, I I

The course provides an introduction to the Rhinoceros 3D software and explores in particular advanced techniques in modelling. The aim of the programme is to help participants apply Rhino’s modeling tools in practical situations. The software allows users to produce fairly complex models in a very short time. This very powerful yet easy to learn 3D tool is a high-end NURBS (a mathematical representation that can accurately define geometric shapes from a simple 2D line to the most complex 3D free-form organic surface or solid) modelling software, to create, explore and give real shape to ideas and designs. Rhino allows us to work on very complex 3D design problems without the constrictions of traditional CAD systems. Among many other advanced features Rhino directly outputs STL, the language of 3D printers and Rapid Prototyping systems.
Contents of the course:
- drawing in 2D creating lines, circles, arcs, curves, etc;
- editing using copy, move, array, rotate, trim, split, scale, join;
- manipulating views;
- rendering using shade, render, spotlights, and materials (inside Rhino’s own environment);
- customising the modelling environment: grid, viewports, units, buttons, toolboxes;
- exporting and importing models; create 3D models using sketches and scanned data;
- creating complex 3D objects: loft; extruding; sweeping surfaces with one and two rails; revolving; rail revolving; patching; draping;
- editing and creating surfaces by: extending; filleting; chamfering; offsetting; blending;
- building 3D objects by cross-sections through profile curves;
- using the sub-menus ‘edit tools’ both in curves and surfaces menus;
- using the Boolean Operations (union, difference and intersection)
- using other Solids construction methods.


Teachers

Riccardo Gatti


Today designing products means dealing with both their ideation and their feasibility addressing their entire lifecycle according to a sustainable logic. Industrial design is responsible for the most common consumer goods as well as for new and innovative artifacts. It is also what lies behind the tools and the processes involved in their production and distribution.