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Digging Deeper Into Rhino Surfaces   1 Mar, 2002

Our exploration of Rhino's surfaces continues this month, as we look at more ways to create surfaces and tools for modifying surfaces. Rhino, which is short for Rhinoceros, is a powerful, yet moderately priced, 3D modeling program from Robert McNeel & AssociatesMore>>

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Scratching the Surface of Surfaces   1 Feb, 2002

This month, we continue our exploration of the 3D modeler Rhino as we look at its surface-making tools.More>>

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Building Rhino Frameworks   1 Jan, 2002

This column continues to explore Robert McNeel & Associates' 3D modeler Rhinoceros. This month we'll take a closer look at its tools for creating curves.More>>

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An Introduction to Rhino   1 Dec, 2001

When this column was conceived, 3D modeling was generally restricted to expensive programs that ran only on costly UNIX workstations. AutoCAD, though, was an exception that offered a practical means for many of us to create 3D models.More>>

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A Mechanical Desktop User's Look at Inventor   1 Aug, 2001

For the last year and a half Autodesk has had two programs–Mechanical Desktop and Autodesk Inventor–that essentially do the same sort of work and serve the same market.More>>