I’m really struggling here. I’ve recently completed a few Udemy surface modeling lessons for Rhino (in which you surface model 3 types of oil cans… woo!) and I handled it without a problem.
This was certainly helpful in the very beginning, and it’s extremely well presented, but… this is the best the Internet seems to offer. It’s seemingly impossible to go deeper than this. I understand the basics, I’ve read all of Rhinos documentation, and I’m trying to watch as many workflow videos as I can.
I just don’t understand how anyone advances their own training/workflow beyond a beginner’s level. There seems to be an extreme lack of intense training available online. Just look at these other types of video lessons that come up on Google:
I mean this as respectfully as I can, but these are kind of a joke for anyone with aspirations to eventually achieve a “professional” level of skill like, for example, this guy: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Oy0Pwb
Besides Grasshopper tutorials (which I have no interest in), anything involving surface modeling or the design of complex shapes is virtually non-existent for Rhino.
So instead I’m desperately trying to emulate the VERY few Rhino workflow screen recordings that exist on Youtube, like this one: https://youtu.be/kWlKJRAR9_w
I’ve tried to create this Xbox One controller a dozen times and fail miserably every time. The fact that the interface it’s in Korean (I believe) doesn’t help, of course, but it’s really about not understanding the process of building shapes, creating smooth and organic technical transitions, etc.
I can actually emulate this process quite well now up until around 6:30 minutes in, then everything falls apart. By the time the video hits the 11:00 minute mark, my head is quite literally exploding. It’s not even the use of creating a temporary pipe to help transition two surfaces in that one particular moment. It’s just every aspect surrounding this entire process, and how this designer is clearly able to break every aspect of the design process down into clear, procedural, technical steps. There’s even a second video (https://youtu.be/Aoj4MZrg5hI) where the complexity continues to grow.
This is just one example.
I’ve tried Googling for rogue college courses I could take in the SoCal area that might provide intense industrial design lessons in Rhino, but for some reason I can’t find any.
This is particularly frustrating because I feel like the only way to really break past these conceptual barriers is through intense training.
So my big question is… where is the best educational material (or places) that really help take one’s game to the next level?