Architecture, Environment & Housing Digital Building Design
The programme aims to teach the foundation and intermediate techniques of using Rhinoceros in the production of 3-D models using Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) geometry and make arrangement for export, annotation and plotting, as well as detailed explanation on and exploration of the NURBS topology and the practical application of efficient modeling techniques, modeling strategy and advanced surfacing.
This course is suitable for designers in the fields of Architecture, Interior Design, and Product / Industrial Design.
The in-class course exercises will be conducted to ensure understanding and application of key knowledge.
Upon successful completion of the course, official Rhino Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications will be received from McNeel Asia, and HKU SPACE Certificate.
The programme teaches the foundation and intermediate techniques of using the 3D modeling software, Rhinoceros (Rhino) for designers. The course covers the practical aspects of utilizing the features of the Rhino user interface, the skills to customize the modeling environment, the commands used to create, render and annotate from basic to more complex graphic objects, the methods for creating 3D models with precision.
Aside from the skills gained from production of 3D model using the software, the programme also covers importing and exporting the models to and from different file formats, formatting for hardcopy output, and creating 3D models from 2D drawings and scanned images.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to:
|Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)||Module 1||Module 2|
|1. Use Rhinoceros to create and edit accurate free-form three-dimensional models for use in design related fields.||√||√|
|2. Identify the practical features of the Rhinoceros modeling software and the commands for its extensive function.||√||√|
|3. Display, analyse, render and annotate digital models||√||√|
|4. Manipulate digital models to and from different formats, and use layouts to arrange views of model for print production.||√||√|
|5. Define and explain NURBS topology and curve degree in Rhinoceros.||√|
|6. Conduct analysis of compound surface continuity. Create and manipulate surface with complex geometry.||√|
|Module 1 - Authorized Training in Rhinoceros – Level 1||Contact Hours|
|1||Rhinoceros introduction - Interface, Menus, Tool Bars, Viewport Properties, Objects Control & Editing||3|
|2||Creating geometry; Drawing with precision with relative and absolute system; Constraints; Construction Planes; Analyse; and Shapes||6|
|3||Editing Geometry; Control Point Editing; Working with Solids; Sculpturing and editing solids||6|
|4||Surfacing and various methods for surface creation||6|
|5||Import and Export||3|
|6||Rendering; Application of lighting; Cameras and materials for rendering output||3|
|8||Printing and customization||3|
|Module 2 - Authorized Training in Rhinoceros – Level 2||Contact Hours|
|1||Introduction and customization of interface and macros||3|
|2||NURBS topology, curve and surface continuity||6|
|3||Working with History and CPlane tools.||6|
|4||Advanced surfacing techniques||6|
|6||Mapping objects to surface.||3|
|7||Surface analysis, Scoop exercise and direct surface manipulation.||3|
|8||Blocks, troubleshooting and Meshing.||3|
Upon School’s approval, students exiting after satisfactory completion of Module 1 will be awarded the following:
- Foundation Certificate in Rhinoceros for Designers
- Official Level 1 Training Certificate from McNeel Asia.
No partial refund of course fee will be entertained.
Students with satisfactory completion of Module 1 AND Module 2 will be awarded the following:
- Certificate in Rhinoceros for Designers
- Official Level 1 Training Certificate from McNeel Asia
- Official Level 2 Training Certificate from McNeel Asia
Students should submit their application for Module 2 no later than TWO years from date of completion of Module 1 should they decide to take Module 2 for the Certificate in Rhinoceros for Designers award. (Level 2 Training)
|Application Code||2080-AS008A||Apply Online Now|
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Days / Time
- Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Day/Time: Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration: 8 months
Contact hours: 102 hours in total
- Mr. Edmond WONG, BSc(Arch. Eng.)(Hons),PgDipArch University of Westminster, UK RIBA; Authorized Rhino 3D Trainer, McNeel Asia
Module 1 Timetable:
|1||1 April 2023||10:00AM - 1:00PM||
Island East Campus, North Point
|2||15 April 2023|
|3||22 April 2023|
|4||29 April 2023|
|5||6 May 2023|
|6||13 May 2023|
|7||20 May 2023|
27 May 2023
|9||3 June 2023|
|10||10 June 2023|
|11||17 June 2023|
|12||24 June 2023|
|13||8 July 2023|
|14||15 July 2023|
|15||22 July 2023|
|16||29 July 2023|
|17||5 August 2023|
Module 2 Timetable:
|1||12 August 2023||10:00AM - 1:00PM||
Island East Campus, North Point
|2||19 August 2023|
|3||26 August 2023|
|4||2 September 2023|
|5||9 September 2023|
|6||16 September 2023|
|7||23 September 2023|
7 October 2023
|9||14 October 2023|
|10||21 October 2023|
|11||28 October 2023|
|12||4 November 2023|
|13||11 November 2023|
|14||18 November 2023|
|15||25 November 2023|
|16||2 December 2023|
|17||9 December 2023|
Applicants shall be design professional or student with experience in Window based operators and software. Previous drafting or computer aided design experience is helpful but not necessary.
- HK$12,750 per programme (paid in 2 instalments) / $6,375 (Certificate with Module 1 exemption)
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Authorized Training in Rhinoceros - Level 1 (Module from Certificate in Rhinoceros for Designers)|
|COURSE CODE 31Z124120||FEES $6,375||ENQUIRY 3762-0072|
|Authorized Training in Rhinoceros – Level 2 (Module from Certificate in Rhinoceros for Designers)|
|COURSE CODE 31Z124139||FEES $6,375||ENQUIRY 3762-0072|
|Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Certificate in Rhinoceros for Designers
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