Your gonna go to college? Seems to me, you’ve probably already learned more than a whole lot of people who went to college!
You know, as far job portfolio’s though, they might ask you how you made it to the interview since you spent the majority of your high school career figuring out what clothes to wear! Just kidding.
Personally, I think it is awesome whats in this thread.
But, I think the long command line is useful and sort of agree with Brenda.
Why shorten it when you could have a hotkey that pops up custom one time use toolbars?
Customizable toolbars like in rhino is the most user friendly software I have personally ever used. I have thought of interface improvements myself. But with a programmable mouse, keyboard, 162 available hotkeys, infinite keyboard profiles, infinite mouse profiles???
as far as what you can use? keyboard macros that cannot be set in rhino’s hotkeys are limited, but they will run commands, and macros. They are a macro, but a different format is used to make them. Such as extruding, then changing direction. The keyboard’s macro would be
As well as overlay macros with mouse functions which has very few uses in rhino, and requires consistant screen/window/ and workspace design.
With combinations, anything can be sped up. With enough studying keymaps, and proper design according to your learning and retention style, 162 hotkeys, you’d be lightning anyways.
I also do not work in the dark, but have tried those gunnar glasses, and am considering getting a pair. I like the light rhino. Sure the interfaces do indeed look cool. I have lightup keyboard and mouse though, so…It’s not really a big deal. Thing is with the kewboard, the font looks cool. But the at symbol and other symbols are near foreign language, and the font is harder to read. But it looks cool. It takes a tiny bit of getting used to. But which keyboard profile you are using has a distinguished color, and it is a awesome feature. But for ease, maybe only 2 reds, 2 blues, 2 greens, etc…
2 Rhino profiles, red and green. The software will automatically go to either the red or green, but that’s a disadvantage of knowing which one is on when you open it or switch over from internet, etc…
As far as the clutter and the dude with a bunch of toolbars open. You could have a posterboard that you printed right next to your screen with quick mind reminders for commands, workflows, and anything you set your mind to.
Personally, I don’t mind a smaller viewport workspace. I like a bunch of toolbars there for “idea sparkers doesn’t seem fitting” Hmmm, visual Que, reference, focus, accessability, and convenience?
There are a lot of options for the various customized needs for rhino, and I very much respect rhino for incorporating these features. If it can be improved, its really just more frosting! Speed, and function are important together though.
When it comes to driving however…I drive the speed limit, and safely but desire fast sporty cars and respect those who drive fast sporty cars just to look cool more than those who drive them ignorantly. I’ll be supping up cars just to hera them run smoother and have the ability to have some sportiness, but drive em like caddies!
You got your speedemon cars,
I like em all.
So, rhino would like to cater to the people who like sporty average cars I would assume. No ones gonna complain that the bodyframe is too good looking, but someone else might claim it isn’t roomy enough, or another person just straight out likes their automatic shifter knobs custom and at a 45 degree angle. For an automatic!?
As a flameworker, and glassworker of other kinds, I could make glass car parts. Custom radio knobs, and other cool stuff to deck cars and trucks out. But they would have to be glued, and many custom tools, jigs, molds would have to be made for a glass window switch to be installed! It is possible though. The whole switch box, and guts could be cnc’d, designed in rhino, custom tooling for flameworking designed in rhino, and handmade at the torch. That’s a lot of work for a cool switch though! Shifter knobs are easy, but I would need to take measurements of the rod, its threading, and it too would likely need to be epoxied, which is undesirable. Glass threads are possible, but not tight fitting ones, custom tooling and process are limited to soft glass in general. The average glassworker without a 2 billion dollar production line will have a hard time with threads! I have a few tool designs, but it really takes skill and precision to get them to work even somewhat close to what A plastic injection mold could produce. ANywho.
Also, epoxies and plastics do not mix. Each car is different in formula of plastic/polymer in all of their parts! Finding epoxies for plastics and polymers is quite the challenge and actually not possible for some plastics. They require melting and rebonding etc…
Essentially, some rhino users drive automatic, some drive a stick. I personally drive automatic. You know that is a good idea! But mega custom.
I’m just playing around with my metaphors.
Many really clean products, that people take for granted involve a lot of dirty work!
Don’t believe me? Look at every jeweler’s fingers and hands. Sure if they wear their own rings their hands and fingers will look better. But, the skin will be rough, cracking and full of polishing compounds from
holding rough components
Moral of the story. To produce the best model in rhino may involve the dirtiest workspace, such as my full ashtray here! Don’t start smoking because its cool if your already cool though. It takes some chainsmoking to produce some good art! Or you could not use stimulants, and take longer to come up with creative ideas. Or not be addicted, and be able to focus longer, depends how you look at it. You wouldn’t need a break, and thus are better at your jobs. A lot of real creative people don’t use tobacco, a lot do. Some more addicted than others. Anywho, back to organization. Having a workshop with 16 tables, 1 for each things such as lathe, glass saw table 1, 2,3,4 and having 10 identical sets of tools will always conquer 1 table with a bunch of storage bins. You never put tools away, there always there when you need em, and you never forget where you put em. You never need to readjust your machines, because you never moved em.
For anyone doing some woodwork, or building worktables or whatever around the house.
3 cordless drills. 1 with the 1st drill bit, 1 for the countersink, and 1 for the driving the screw. Not 1 crappy, compact, lighduty mutlitool of whatever kind.
The rhino workspaces can be the same way. You don’t lose your tools, if they are on your screen to look for, or you forgot all your hotkeys!
Some people prefer a clean clutterfree work environment, some don’t. Rhino caters to everyone.
A clean house with white walls, and nothing on a coffee table is for pleasure. Where are the books sprawled out everywhere and the pile of notes, parts, calipers and micrometers? Some thrive on creative flows, some thrive more patiently and orderly knowing where their tools are.
Each 3d artist or artist in general is different, and should respect each others work habits. When your the boss, you give people the ability to choose how they achieve things instead of telling them how they must do each step. You guide them to experiment with different ways, but paying attention to productivity/cost/rules. Just don’t switch it up all the time as you have to go with whats working the best for now and experiment a little on the side when you are ahead.