I’m working my way through tutorials but can’t find anything yet that tells me how to import something to manipulate.
I’ve found loads of free 3D models and tried to import a couple as obj files but I don’t see any objects in any of the views.
There are some options when you go to import and I’m not sure what I should be ticking there. Should I import as names, groups or layers? Also, should I map OBJ Y to Rhino Z? I’ve tried different combination and nothing seems to make a difference.
Is there a different type of file I should be looking for? I’m particularly after a cat model to squeeze into a box
Thanks in advance for any clues, I am on a very very steep learning curve!
Hi Lisa - keep in mind that Rhino is a surface modeler and many many of the models ‘out there’ are meshes - most obj files are meshes. You can import those and in general they will be fine as meshes but these are not in Rhino’s most developed area - Rhino can do a fair bit of stuff with meshes but it is not primarily a mesh tool.
Thank you, that is really helpful. I’ve read about NURBS and I can see that they work differently than the obj I’m trying to import.
I’d still like to import it to have a play around with though but I get nothing. Could I be doing something to stop it importing?
I understand what mapping to Z means now though, thank you!
I have a lot to learn!
I tried it at college, on computers that don’t struggle like mine and it imported fine, just very very tiny. That tip about mapping to Z made something click with me though and I’m starting (slowly!) to get the hang of the navigation. Thank you so much!