jean gorospe will go through the steps to setting up the user interface in Rhino. he will arrange the toolbars, and change some of the settings in the options.
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- [Voiceover] Let's take a look at setting up the user interface in Rhino. We're gonna do a quick set up of the interface so we can all work together during this course. The first thing I'm gonna do, is go over here to the right side and look at these palettes here. We don't need the help section anymore. We can always go in and right click on the word and you can uncheck what you don't need. I'm gonna go ahead and just uncheck help. The layers palette we can pull it out by just dragging out the word into the viewport and from here we can go and grab this tab, right next to the word rhinoceros and just drag it right above display on properties until you see it purple.
Then from here we can grab this line right here, it has a double arrow going up and down, and we just pull it down about half way. And from here we can go into this large toolbar here. And we can grab the very left section where you see four arrows and just drag it back into the viewport as well. Then we'll take this dark tab here and look for the same four arrows and we're gonna move it to the very top right until you see the purple section right there. Followed by that we'll take the double arrows going this direction and we're gonna slide it a little bit to the left.
Then we can take the command lines border and pull it down a little bit, and there we go. We're gonna change our perspective shade by just right clicking on the word perspective and go to shaded. Then from the top view, we'll right click and do ghosted and to repeat the same view on the bottom two, just right click on front and right click on the right view. And all three should have the ghosted active.
Finally, we're gonna go into the options menu and we'll just run a few things here. So, we'll start with the very top and look at the grid. We don't need a grid line count of 70, it seems to be too far away, it's too big, it's not necessary to have a large grid. We're gonna change it down to 50. We're gonna keep the major lines at every five. If you have ten just change it to five. We're gonna go down now and look at what we can change.
Under rhino options we can turn on single-click maximize. That helps you just click on the word once and it'll open up the viewport. We'll go now to the appearance section. We'll open it up and go to colors. We're gonna go all the way to the right and just use the slider on the right here and pull it down til you see general. We're gonna change window color one, two and three. All to a grey color. It just helps you look at your icons much easier.
Window color two, we'll do grey as well. And three, we'll do the same thing. We have a nice looking dark interface around our windows. Moving on, we'll go to files. We don't really need the backup file. We can go into save every ten minutes, so it's a little more frequent. And you wanna change auto save location to a place you can find easily. For me, I'll just use a desktop and hit save. Followed by that, we can go down, into general and look under the undo section, we can change one to 50 and we can turn off our isocurves which makes it nicer to look at your meshes or polysurfaces.
Moving down, we'll come back in a later video to go over the keyboard shortcuts. Under modelling aids, we'll turn our orthosnap every 22 and a half, just so you can have more than one snapping rotation when you're using the orthosnap. You can go inbetween 45, and you can go inbetween 90 which is a great way to rotate your model. We don't wanna snap to our locked objects and that's it for this one. Let's go ahead and maximize the modelling aids and go to nudge.
I'm gonna change our nudge keys to arrows and skip all the way down here and use the nudge key alone. We'll start with a very low number like .01 then we'll go to control nudge key, so we'll use the control and the arrows and we'll use a slightly larger number like .1, then with the shift key we'll increase the value to point five. Then we can go now to the Smart Track and...I'm not a fan of using Smart Track so I'm gonna turn it off. If you wanna turn it on you can keep it on.
Cursor tool tips, we're gonna turn this on here. And what I wanna do is turn all of these on. Moving down to the gumball, just make sure it's enabled. You can always turn it off here at the bottom. And our mouse, we'll leave this alone. We're gonna scroll all the way down to the bottom where you see view, display modes, and let's maximize that. The first thing I wanna change is your wireframe. We'll go to edge thickness and change this to one from two. Going down to the shaded section we're gonna open up this category.
First thing you wanna do is go to color and material usage and go to the customize section. We're going to do gloss intensity and change it to 40. Gloss finish, we'll just change the number to 30 just so it's not too shiny. And we're gonna turn off our environment so you have something nice to look at and it's not too reflective. Let's go ahead and apply and hit ok. Under backface settings we will click the drop down menu and select the last one.
From here we'll go to customize, override object's color and we will use a seagreen. Just remember not to use seagreen as one of your layers. And hit ok. And finally, we'll go down and slide down to edge thickness and change this to one. Moving down to the ghosted section, just change a couple of things here. The gloss, we're gonna turn off the gloss, to zero. Transparency, we'll increase it to 70. And when you slide down, the last thing you have to change is edge thickness.
Ok, so, now that you have your Rhino user interface set up, you can go now to file section and do save as template so you can always have this application open the way you're looking at it now. And that wraps it up with the setting up the Rhino options.
- Setting up the user interface
- Setting up the layer palette
- Importing stone profiles and ring curve measurements
- Building out the shank and bezel
- Sweeping and piping shapes
- Filleting edges
- Laying stones and prongs
- Offsetting an inner surface
- Editing decorative line art
- Softening jewelry edges for comfort