Video tutorials

Hi,
V5
I am totally bewildered by the learning videos process.
When I had V4 I had a CD tips and tricks and worked through it, each video ran for a minute or so if that, well spoken in the ‘Queens english’ as well.
I could look up a command and find it in the submenu and run the little video.
For V5 there is no CD, but a usb stick, which I have now lost.

I need to see a video on how to redraw splines using arcs without losing the shape.
Either dedicated to it or it features in the project, maybe one for laser cutting sheet steel.
I try Youtube for a quick fix, nothing.
I find Rhino3D but how does one find a video with this in ?

I am going to word this so that even a beginner can also see what path to follow.

Could someone explain to me which videos and in which order someone NEW to Rhino needs to follow.
explain where the training video sites are, unravel the jungle of options, what to start with, what to progress with and in what order etc.

I wish that the learning area be all in one place, on ONE page, with an ability to do the following :-

  1. search on a series of keywords to find videos that feature such.
  2. look at a menu showing the entire set of mini videos (those that run for a minute or so) and what commands they use
  3. look at the various courses with supplied 3dm files to see objects created and the commands featured.

so for example I use No.1 and enter the words spline redraw arc 2D and videos are found featuring all those keywords.
A pdf is searchable so maybe a pdf appears, or as a webpage is searchable the videos are listed with all content beside each one.
Yes it takes someone to list the commands in use in a video, but to be told work your way through them all, is not practical to anyone needing a quick fix., not when needing to get something off to a company and stuck for seeing how its done.

I know the forum is there but seeing a video sometimes is so very helpful.

We each have different subject matter and projects on some items may feature the command but unless we know its in there we are not going to watch a video on creating a sandal when wanting to sort out splines for laser cutting sheet metal for an aircraft part.

I hope to get a clearer picture of where the training is, also how do I get the contents of my usb stick again ?

Steve

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Rhino documentation includes short, postage-stamp-size videos. In my opinion, they are generally good enough to understand how to use the commands. Tutorials have different purpose - they tell you which commands are used to solve different problems. Commercial Rhino 5 video tutorials are posted here:
Rhino 5 video tutorial | basic | made by Rob McCulloch: http://www.infiniteskills.com/training/learning-rhino-5.html
Rhino 5 video tutorial | advanced | made by Rob McCulloch: http://www.infiniteskills.com/training/rhino-5-advanced-techniques.html
Rhino 5 video tutorial | basic and advanced bundle | made by Rob McCulloch: http://www.infiniteskills.com/training/rhino-5-training-bundle.html
Rhino 5 video tutorial | advanced | made by Kyle Houchens: http://www.infiniteskills.com/training/rhino-modeling-techniques.html
Rhino 5 video tutorial | advanced | made by Rob McCulloch: http://www.infiniteskills.com/training/complex-consumer-product-modeling-in-rhino-3d.html
(Infiniteskills is out of business, so these links are redirected to Oreilly.)

I am surprised that you still use Rhino 5. I use Rhino 7 because, in my opinion, Rhino 6 is obsolete. (I often make simple, organic shapes with two Rhino 7 commands: SubDLoft and MultiPipe.)

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http://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/5/help/en-us/commands/convert.htm