Hi all, I’ve been a long term user of Rhino and remain a fan. We’ve been using Rhino in a production environment from 3D design through to part geometry and export to CNC cutting. It’s all running well, but I’m feeling we are lacking a bit on the front end presentation compared to other kitchen manufacturers.
We’ve provided simple renders and 3D views in the past (refer attached) which has been OK, but if we wanted to show a door that was routered with a pattern it is a huge job to perform the solid edits, and then when the customer wants to look at a different door profile, it needs to be done again.
In our industry the design work is done at no cost and part of our proposal to win the work, so it has to be produced pretty quickly. I’d love to spend the many hours setting it up to perfection, but commercial reality is we don’t have the time for that. There are quite a few kitchen design specific packages out there, which I have been resistant to, but they are providing quick changes between profile, easy rendering setup. They are now starting to package in VR, and of course costing is also integrated.
So my question is… is there a quick and easy way to achieve the same or similar results?
There are no standard door sizes and they get changed until the customer signs off on the design.
I did wonder about a negative bump map to get a crude version of the same thing, but the variation in door sizes makes that no good.
I’ve attached images of what we have, and shots from other packages. Again note I can model these doors up manually, but it isn’t commercially viable to do this, I need to quick approach to it.
The ideal of course is a parametric object, and I’m assuming there are ways to do it with grasshopper, but again there isn’t time to set up clever algorithms for each job and object. Unless someone can show me an example of an easy to implement version?