This course imparts basic knowledge in digital modeling by means of concrete design tasks. The software Rhinoceros V7 is used for computer-aided surface design. The aim of the exercise is, in addition to the visualization of concepts, the practice-relevant creation of 3D data sets for transfer to other systems up to the generation of rapid prototyping models (CNC milling, 3D printing).
The beginner course includes the following contents:
- Basics of digital modeling with NURBS, overview and familiarization with 2D functions, working with primitives, transforming and arranging objects.
- Modeling of curves and line objects, construction of surfaces from curves.
- Construction and processing of 3D models with digital tools.
- Visualization (hardware shade, lights, first renderings), area analysis, working with plugins, exporting data, integration into classic product development processes.