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Rhino I/ 3D Design


Rhino is among the most influential software to emerge in the community of academic and professional architectural practice. Due to its efficiency and economy of performance, it is currently in use by numerous design firms small and large. With roots in marine engineering, the target output is digital model construction. The relative strength of Rhino lies in its close command-line relationship with the AutoCAD interface widely in use in the architectural and design industry. This allows the flattened world of two-dimensional construction drawings to be realized in three-dimensional form. Utilizing a minimal number of guide poly-lines, students will construct digital models that range from relatively simple to complex. The mathematical concepts of lofting, sweeping, cutting, splitting, and Boolean operations will be addressed as well as methods of curve construction such as slicing, sectioning, and continuous contours.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * VS152 or VS148 or SA103 or SA7103
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: DM3B Requirement, BArch: DM4 Elective, BDS: DM3B Requirement, BDS-DC: Concentration Elective, BID: DM3B Requirement, BID: DM4 Elective, BLA: DM3B Requirement, BLA: DM4 Elective, MArch: DM3B Requirement, MArch: DM4 Elective, MID: DM3B Requirement, MID: DM4 Elective, MLA: DM3B Requirement, MLA: DM4 Elective
Fall, Spring, Summer


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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