Models We Love – Rhino
Rhinoceros 3D, known as Rhino is quite an interesting CAD tool. Widely favoured by Product Designers, Architects and Automotive Designers because of its ‘free-form non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) modeling’, allowing the creation of curvilinear designs easy as pie. There are also hundreds of third-party plugins. At the beginning Rhino was distributed freely, allowing a community to spring up to help de-bug and improve newer versions. Sounds familiar, no?
Here is a VTOL Concept by Sönke Dierks, completee with a “turbine in the bottom of the fuselage driving electric motors in the (udf) fan-nacelles, thrust vectoring nozzle on the tip of the tail. fan nacelles 90 degrees tiltable.”
This is not a Lambourghini that I am aware they are making. At least within Prashant Choudhary‘s mind, they have perfected the ultimate off-roader. Because if there’s anywhere you want to take a multi-million dollar vehicle, it’s off-road!
Anemometer like this one by Nikola Guitarman capture wind and measure its strength. What a killer render of a great mechanical design. Did you know you could use Rhino for Mechanical Engineering? No? Me neither.
Mike Enayah is always busting out great designs – this is second version of a Supercar he’s been working on. Rhino is great for Automotive design especially if you want to reach the same level as Mike. Wow great work, sir!
Here is a Makita Drill by Liam Woolley for a school project. It was rendered by using a Rhino plugin called Brazil.
I always loved seeing 5-Axis Desktop CNC by bettak pop up in searches. Just a beautiful machine that… I want it I want it I want it. Who wouldn’t?
This is a Fiat CR 32 by pccdtk. Considered one of the greatest biplane of all time, this aircraft served with distinction in the Spanish Civil War and WWII. By its design alone, the curves, the cooling inlet, the placement of the exhaust – makes it one of the great production airplanes of Italian aviation as well.
Sometimes, a beautiful bus-stop can make the wait worthwhile. Big thanks to Filippo Citati for sharing his design.
And if you’re thinking “I need to learn how to use Rhino”, here’s a great tutorial by xaulin to help you along….