Good evening to all,
I know that might sound arrogant, but I’m probably the best modeler Rhino3D (non-Grasshopper, non-Render, non-ect…, only 3D bezier modeler).
I learned how to work with Alias in a European Center Style dedicated to car design.
But since the beta version of Rhino v1 I work from 8 to 12 hours a day with this wonderful software.
I learned to compare myself with Alias (the fast), IcemSurf (the furious), and Rhino (F&F).
3 are the rules of 3D in the car design:
Only Bezier surfaces (no Span, so no NURBS. But for Rhino3D it is not impossible).
It works with a few mother-surfaces and everything is done according to a specific building, the radius at the end and only where they are not part of the sketch, otherwise we proceed with other sub-theoretical constructions.
The third rule is that the position tolerance is 0.001 mm and the angle of continuity are around 0.05 degrees (but this is also the solution to achieve continuity everywhere). This rule depends on the step in which you work (more tolerance in the beginning).
These three points are called “class-A”.
Any other definition is optimistic and would not be accepted in the finalization of a model of cardeisgn.
I have found over the years, and without knowing the basic math, that with Rhino you can come up with the rules and above all learn from other software how it build surfaces and especially the continuity.
Rhino3D is able to satisfy the principles of continuity, and Bezier, with an approach that is hidden between functions extremely interesting.
I would like to do some tutorial but I’m not convinced that this is good for the software.
After seeing that Virtual Shape was purchased by Alias, I thought Rhino3D to live must NOT compete with Alias, or with the immense Discreet.
Virtual Shape software said to be able to achieve class-A surfaces.
It was not true, not 100%. Let’s say 50% or less. After a while it was impossible to ensure continuity everywhere.
But Discreet bought Virtual Shape (for damage Rhino3D?). Very close to being competitive with Alias.
Alias is not a softwate easy to learn, you learn only between professionals and oral transmission.
All courses will be not very or nothing useful. But it is used by all Centers Style.
Rhino for how I use it is 99% similar to Alias because the mathematical rules to get those results are identical.
But I’m afraid of damaging Rhino 3D (if I explain how to get the same results as Alias or ICEM).
What do you think?
Thanks and sorry for the initial arrogance.