(PRWEB) August 14, 2014
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. this week released its "Complex Consumer Product Modeling in Rhino 3D," an intermediate course designed for consumer product developers interested in learning to develop prototypes and models with the popular 3D design application.
Rhino 3D is a stand-alone, commercial 3D modeler distinguished by an intuitive design and its multidisciplinary functionality. Rhino has found audiences in several industries, including industrial and architectural design, multimedia and graphic design, automotive design, and rapid prototyping and product development.
Infinite Skills' "Complex Consumer Product Modeling in Rhino 3D" targets the features and capabilities critical in product design, while helping users understand the program adaptively to fit specific design situations.
Course author Rob McCulloch has worked in product design for more than twenty years, developing hundreds of consumer product prototypes and parts built from 3D models. He currently owns and operates Studio Red5, where he is also the lead designer. His experience includes design work at Sundberg Ferar design studio and HoMedics, where he was an in-house designer. He also teaches at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
Following an introduction, McCulloch starts from scratch with building the walkie-talkie, demonstrating how to import and scale 2D images to begin the modeling process.
From there, he takes students through creating the 3D model, explaining how to customize the interface, create curves, and develop cross-sections, as the shape and surface features of the prototype develop.
Other techniques and tools are demonstrated as he adds complex elements such as the volume knob, screen, and speaker grill. Throughout the course, McCulloch explores multiple ways of building single elements in order to cover a variety of topics and help students learn to use the program to respond to real-world design problems.
The course closes as McCulloch demonstrates how to render the model with Keyshot with lessons on layering, mash settings, and working with lighting and materials to get the optimal level of photo-realism for the project.
"In this course, we'll start from a blank screen and go straight through to a fully rendered prototype model of a walkie-talkie," McCulloch says.
"We'll work with complex forms that present certain technical challenges, and you'll learn how to apply concepts to build professional models with professional renderings."
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the "Complex Consumer Product Modeling in Rhino 3D" Tutorial training page on the company website.
Infinite Skills offers its "Complex Consumer Product Modeling in Rhino 3D" Tutorial either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $49.95, or as part of its subscription streaming service available at a rate of $25 per month. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all Infinite Skills titles and formats work on both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.