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Training for new ARTs - North American and Latin American Regions (combined)

North American Region Including United States (except FL, GA, NC, and SC), Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Latin American Region including FL, GA, NC, and SC.

See ART details here.


2 Weeks, Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

  • Tuesday, Feb 6, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, Feb 8, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, Feb 15, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST


Due to COVID restrictions and precautions for both travel and social distancing, this class will be online.


  • Pascal Golay, McNeel NA
  • Andres Gonzalez, McNeel LA
  • Mary Ann Fugier, McNeel NA
  • Kyle Houchens, McNeel NA


  • Each ART candidate will need to be at a computer that is acceptable to run Rhinoceros for Windows (current version). The Rhino minimum system requirements are here. You will also need a good Internet connection and mic/speakers or a headset with mic for the GoToTraining.
  • Rhino for Windows will be used by the instructor during the training.
  • Rhino for Mac is ok, and it will be briefly discussed. But you will need to be able to keep up with the Windows presentation.
  • The Rhinoceros for Windows 90 Day Evaluation (current version) is available for download here.
  • All session will be recorded for your review and study. Recordings are generally posted the day of the session.
  • Attendance for the live training is mandatory.
  • Web cam sharing for each session is required to confirm your attendance.
  • ART Candidates will be required to provide name, location and contact information.


This course will concentrate on how to teach Rhino. How to make users more successful in a short time and without the pain of trial and error. We will not cover in detail each part of Rhino, still the Level I and II guides will be the main reference.


The following is a list of topics that will be discussed during the course.

  • A welcome from McNeel North America
  • ART and ARTC requirements
  • New Rhino licensing tools
  • Level I and II basic courses
  • One on one training versus class training. Getting to know your pupils.
  • Class setup (windows / Mac)
  • Level I training: the most important one. A good start for an excellent user.
  • Why Rhino. Where the program sits in a project’s workflow.
  • Interface basics for the end user.
  • Precision modeling.
  • Making good curves.
  • More complex Curve handling.
  • Keeping your project under control: layers organizations and templates.
  • Surfaces in Rhino.
  • “Solids” how to use in a NURBS environment.
  • Surfacing tools. Which ones and in what sequence.
  • Meshing for visualization versus meshing for Rapid Prototyping.
  • Present a Helpful Level I course: Make simple but controlled objects.
  • Boolean explained. What could go wrong.
  • NetworkSrf a close look and caveat.
  • Surfacing in depth (Level II). Comparing different techniques.
  • The Approach to Modeling: How do objects made with different techniques compare? Advanced ways to analyze objects.
  • Fillets
  • Annotations and Layouts
  • UDT
  • Implicit History
  • From Implicit to Explicit History aka Grasshopper
  • While we do not require our ARTs to have a specific knowledge in Grasshopper or any other programming language, it would be good to provide the end users a minimal information about what Grasshopper is.

Questions? Email Mary Ann Fugier, McNeel Training and Tech Support.

Link back to ART NA. Link back to ART LA.

rhino/training_program_na_region/art_class_outline_na.txt · Last modified: 2023/05/26 (external edit)