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McNeel Training Overview

McNeel offers a variety of training options that include on-site, online and customized classes. With the exception of customized training, McNeel courses are based on our Level 1 and Level 2 training guides. The training guides are not tutorials but class notes to accompany the instructor-led training. If you do not already have the software, you can prepare for the class by downloading the evaluation software. Review the outline and guide for your class. By doing this, you will be well on your way to learning Rhino before taking your training.

Current Training Schedule

Classroom training

McNeel conducts monthly hands-on training classes for Rhino software at our facility in Seattle, WA. We're located in the Fremont neighborhood, just west of the University of Washington. Classrooms are limited to 11 students with each student assigned his own workstation. Classroom training consists of three full days.

Classes run from 8:30 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time Zone. Training classes are conducted by McNeel staff instructors are held in Miami, Barcelona and other McNeel affiliate offices world-wide throughout the year. Localized training is available in Europe and Asia. In addition, many ARTC and ART offer training world-wide. McNeel offices offer on-site and customized training at additional cost for travel and custom curriculum development. See the complete training schedule here.

Select your region below for additional information:

  • Jody Mills McNeel North America - United States except (FL, GA, NC, and SC) (206) 634-4571
  • Jackie Nasser McNeel Latin America, FL, GA, NC, and SC (305) 513-4445

Online training

McNeel also offers online training for Rhino users via distance learning technology that makes you feel like you are sitting right next to the instructor. While there is no substitute for classroom, in-person training, the convenience of online training is unrivaled. It can be a great way to start using Rhino, Grasshopper, and Brazil in a convenient and cost effective way.

Online sessions are recorded and uploaded for you to review and build skills after the training has ended. Videos of each session are posted to a private class Vimeo album. Videos can be streamed for up to 3 months.

With online training, you may learn Rhino on your own schedule and at your own pace, from the convenience of your desktop or mobile device.

Any time - any where

Option 1 - Video rental

You can rent the videos from a previous online training series. Rentals are offered for a 90-day period to coincide with the 90-day Rhino Eval period. For more information on video retail, see Rhino OnDemand Training.

Option 2 - Get videos and take the live class

Because the online classes are recorded you may start a training session at any time. Just sign up for the next session, and email Mary Fugier. The typical cancellation policy is 48 hours or 2 days before the orientation session. If you waive the option to cancel, you can get streaming access to the videos of the previous training session immediately for no additional charge. So you may prepare for the live training with the videos from the previous session. This will help you know the questions to ask the instructor during your training.

Online training is also an outstanding option because you can:

  1. Prepare for the live training with the videos of the previous session.
  2. Attend the live training.
  3. Stream the live training sessions.

All three options for the cost of one online training class!

Time restrictions

In addition, you are not required to be available for every online training session. You may need to arrive late, or leave early. The online training format can accommodate your limitations.

Since the sessions are recorded, online training is also good option for existing Rhino users who wish to explore a Rhino or a plug-in they have not used in the past. View the current online training schedule here.

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Custom training

McNeel also offers custom training for you and your group. Training can be offered as:

  • On site
  • In a McNeel classroom
  • Online with GoToTraining

Please contact Jody Mills 206-634-4571 for cost and schedule/availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any sample videos of the online training? Yes. Here are some sample videos of our on-line training: McNeel On-line Training Samples password: Test (with a capital T)

Having some idea on how Rhino works but having not taken Level 1, would Level 2 be appropriate? I would like to reach a good level to manage the tool properly or at least know that I can use it well enough. Level 2 assumes Level 1 proficiency. Download and review the Level 1 and Level 2 materials above, and see which one best fits your current skill level.

I´m looking for an online course in the next few months. Is there a possibility to start the course a little bit sooner? If you register for an online class, and waive the option to drop, we can release the videos and class materials from the previous class for your study and preparation. You will get the videos from the previous class, the live class and the videos from the live class. The videos are posted to a private video album for you to stream for up to 3 months.

My connection to Internet is not good at the moment, but I would like to know if I could watch the online sessions later on if I were to have troubles. Yes, all sessions are recorded and posted for streaming from a private Vimeo album.

Would you provide the link to download the version that is going to be used in the Rhino class? We use Rhino 5 for Windows unless otherwise noted in all our training, both classroom and online. You may use the Rhino 5 for Windows Evaluation - 90 day in the class.

Can I use the Rhino for Mac OSX beta for the Rhino Windows training? The Rhino for OSX is not acceptable for a Windows Rhino class. Also Windows emulators, like VMware and Parallels are not a supported Rhino platform and are generally not adequate for training. We do have Level 1 and Level 2 training with are specifically for Rhino for Mac.

More questions? Contact Mary Ann Fugier, McNeel Technical Support & Training Seattle, WA

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