There are additional apps you can use, but they’re not strictly necessary. I use Matrix (industry-leading jewelry plug-in) at my day job, but it’s thousands of dollars. But for a decade before working there, that I just used Rhino alone, after training myself with Dana Buscaglia’s textbook (she’s an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York). There might be other books, but this one trained me well enough to get hired at a major jewelry manufacturer. Between the book and the hundreds of YouTube videos out there, you’d be set. I don’t think she’s updated it for Rhino 7 yet, but the Rhino 6 version will cover at least 98% of what you need to know. SubD tools for organic modeling are the major thing that will be left out of the Rhino 6 version, but there are plenty of videos on that already.
I don’t know Mz. Buscaglia and she’s not paying me to promote her work–but I wouldn’t be where I am today had it not been for her book.
Ohhh this is so super helpful thank you so much. I have bought the book and will await its delivery! I love actually having a book instead of Trying to juggle looking up things online at the same time as using the program so this is fabulous. Thank you again. Fingers crossed I pick it up reasonably quickly!
My Rhino 7.0 for Jewelry books just came out. You can get them at amazon.com but you need to search with the words Rhino 7.0 for Jewelry + Dana Buscaglia. The books are so new that you need to include my name in the search.
I made a Volume I that introduces Rhino 7.0 and covers basic tutorials on the Rhino workspace as well as creating designs and technical drawings - all 2-dimensional commands. Basic commands that you will need in 3-D.
Rhino 7.0 for Jewelry Volume II is all about 3-dimensional design and modeling.
You can get easy links to purchasing the books by going to my website: www.rhinoforjewelry.com