Summary: Rhino 7 includes a new Sub-D Geometry Type to allow for more flexible modeling. Rhino's SubD are accurate and repeatable. This allows our SubD to be converted to NURBS for fabrication.
Traditionally SubD objects are mesh based and lend themselves well to more approximate types of modelling such as character modelling and creating smooth organic forms. Rhino SubD objects are, however, high precision spline based surfaces and thus introduce a level of accuracy to the process of creating complex freeform shapes.
The video starts by examining SubD surfaces and how these compare to NURBS before moving on to look at some examples of how and why SubD can be used alongside the traditional NURBS workflow in Rhino. Phil Cook from SimplyRhino takes a look at SubD, or Subdivision Surface Modelling, that is being developed for Rhino v7.(37 minutes) SimplyRhino is the most popular Rhino3D reseller in the UK, they offer expert training and support for Rhino and all key Rhino plugins.
Did you know Rhino 7 WIP has SubD tools? Join Brian James in this video where he explores the use of the SubD creation and editing tools that have currently been added to V7. (8 minutes)
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|How to Rhino takes a look at Rhino 7 Work in Progress version and new SubD tools that are on a good track to replace T-splines plugin for Rhino 5 that was the king of SubD modeling. In this tutorial, we will be going over some simple techniques using these new Rhino modeling tools in order to create this conceptual project designed by @archihab.|
|From How to Rhino youtube channel, go through basic manipulation of Sub-D component in both Rhino and Grasshopper and how to quickly edit free-form geometry. This particular project that was used as inspiration is designed by Daniel Widrig for Duhamel Competition in Germany. (9'31”)|