Rhino 2D Tutorial (For Laser Cutting)

Ryan Ferguson
Rhino 2D Tutorial - EDITED.3dm

Attached is a Rhino file that helps with learning the basic commands for Rhino. 

You go through the exercise from left to right, top row to bottom row, completing the turquoise commands listed on the top of each row. Make sure you read what the command asks for you to do (i.e. for Trim it first asks for "cutting objects," and then "object to trim") and pay attention to the options for each command in order to get familiar with them.

The idea is to get the bottom of each row matching the top of each row. You use the black lines you are given, with the points for reference, and transform the given black lines to look like the above red lines according to the command listed. See attached images for more details. 

The exercise serves to give a basic intro to common Rhino commands, and to get good at using OSnap / SmartTrack for making properly aligned 2D drawings.

Optional Practice Exercise:

Once you've gone through all the commands, you can apply them in a step by step drawing. Follow the steps in the slide show to make a surprise animal in the cloud of numbered points in the template Rhino file. 

*Post all completed files in the "response" tab of this assignment.*

Rhino Commands

Andrew Todd Marcus
Rhino Commands.pdf


pierre Belizaire

friendly Circles: a series of habitats built to house a flock of Starlings and to protect them from predators.

Starlings are lowland invasive birds; they nest or take over other birds nests, dryer vents, rooftops of buildings or light posts.  The female Starlings usually lay and incubate four eggs. Along with being invasive, Starlings are often considered the noisiest and social birds, especially during dusk and dawn. The birds tend to soil cars and buildings surrounding the areas of their habitat.  

Starlings cohabitate with humans in cities and towns, and in agricultural areas where there is plenty of food(fruits, seeds, and bugs) and water. Starlings flock together in the sky creating murmurations to protect themselves from predators like the Peregrine Falcons. Predators find it difficult to target one bird in the middle of thousands of hypnotizing Starlings.  The location of the project is such that is not easily visible to a predator in the sky while being unreachable from the ground. The Starling's nesting would be tube-shaped possibly made out of PVC. It would be placed somewhere in the city where they are not a nuisance; in a high and safe altitude that exudes low heat, so Starlings can keep their eggs warm.  Starlings are already in our environment, and large numbers, so why not provide them with a home.

Highway to Haven

Aveen Nagpal


The Highway to Haven is a tunnel system for squirrels and chipmunks to keep safe in the dash from bush to bush and burrow to burrow. In the wild, chipmunks and squirrels' main predators are hawks and eagles. Highway to Haven protects them in the journey from point A to point B while also allowing for humans to interact with them on the way. Chipmunks and squirrels normally have a system of running from one pile of leaves to another to cross large fields without being spotted by hawks and eagles, but this doesn’t always work.

The solution; construction of multiple tunnels made out of plywood that stretch between multiple landings, feeding banks, and planted landings that allow humans to view and interact with whatever passes through them. Highway to Haven is a modular system that can be installed on the siding, along gutters, and under window sills of a residential or commercial building. When installed, the system mimics the natural way in which a chipmunk constructs its burrow, this helps them feel safe and more relaxed around the bustling city. In the seed bank unit, humans can dispense seeds into a feeding tray that squirrels and chipmunks can eat out of. With the planted landing, humans can plant various flora such as berry bushes where chipmunks and squirrels can feed. With the landing, squirrels can make their nests.

NuVu Platform: Logging In

James Addison

If you have used the NuVu Platform before AND you remember your password, then skip to STEP 4 and 5. If this is your first time using the Platform or if you have forgotten your password, then follow all of the steps below. 

STEP 1: In the top-right corner, click the word "login." 

STEP 2: When the black menu appears, click "reset password," and enter your school email address, and then click "Send Password Reset Link."

STEP 3: Check your school email account for an email from NuVu. Be sure to check your junk email folder as well if you don't see the email in your inbox. Follow the instructions in the email to reset your password.

STEP 4: You should now see your name in the top right corner. Success! (your screen will look slightly different than mine). Under "Studios" click on our current studio, "Cyborg Enhancements". You can also find this studio by clicking on your name in the top right corner.

STEP 5: You are now on the landing page for our studio for the rest of the term! To let me know that you have succeeded in making it this far, make a celebratory comment under the post "comment here!" This post will only appear if you have logged in successfully.