New lynda course: Architectural Interior and Detail

Dave ‘Professor3D’ Schultze is proud to announce the release of his tenth course for lynda.com, Rhino: Architectural Interior and Detail. Running 1 hour and 47 minutes, this course is the second of three in a series involving retro-themed buildings that make the material fun to watch and learn.

“Working with Dave Schultze is a pleasure and congratulations on his 10th Lynda.com course!” stated Linda Sellheim, the lynda.com Content Manager for 3D, Animation, and CAD. “Dave has been the voice of Rhino in the CAD library with consistently great reviews. His courses are articulate and informative, and I can always count on Dave for beautiful course assets.”

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In this 13-video course, work focuses on building walls, doors, windows, and stairs, complete with landings and railings. Stairs are made easy with strategies to simplify the math. Using a fun, retro space-age design, Dave shares his favorite tips and tricks for a faster, more efficient workflow in Rhino.

Those interested in previewing the course — or any of the other 5,000 courses on lynda.com — are invited to a free 10-day trial. If you like this course, here’s a link to all ten lynda courses by Professor 3Dave. You need to be a member to watch the whole course, but the first video [seen above] is free for previewing. If you join, lynda.com is only $25 per month and you can cancel anytime.

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Number One Novedge Webinar: Killer Rendering Tips for V-Ray and Rhino

novedge-logoDave Schultze is proud to announce that his video tutorial, ‘Killer Rendering Tips for V-Ray and Rhino‘ is now the #1 webinar of all-time for Novedge.com. Originally recorded in December 2014, the webinar has been viewed by more people than all of the other 203 webinars produced to date.

“Dave’s tips and tricks will not just improve your skill, but foster your inspiration,”  stated Barbra D’Aloisio, the Novedge Marketing and Social Media Manager. “One thing is knowing the software, another thing is to be able to deliver this knowledge. That is when you know you met a great teacher. ”

Novedge is a leading online software store for design professionals. They have been helping designers get better with their digital tools since their first webinar was released in 2010. You can check out the full list of all 203 webinars at the Novedge Webinar directory.

Dave Schultze is an award-winning industrial designer and founder of schultzeworks designstudio. He has been teaching 3D visualization at OTIS College of Art and Design since 2000 and has authored nine courses for lynda.com. Dave also offers Rhino and V-Ray training for corporate clients, groups, and individuals. To get in touch, visit the training page at Dave’s Professor3d website.

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Corporate Rhino Training for Skechers

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Dave ‘Professor 3d’ Schultze recently completed an intensive Rhino software training class for a dozen members of the Skechers design staff. The four-day course was held at the corporate headquarters in Manhattan Beach, CA.

skechers-logo-03Skechers has been investing heavily in digital design tools and Schultze is playing a key role in the process. In addition to customizing the lessons and 3D assets especially for the Skecher’s designers, the participants were also able to leverage the existing body of nine lynda.com Rhino courses developed by Dave.

Skechers is now the world’s second largest shoe manufacturer, having surpassed Adidas in 2015.

 

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New course at lynda.com: Architectural Site and Envelope

Dave ‘Professor3D’ Schultze is proud to announce the release of his ninth online course for lynda.com, Rhino Project: Architecture Site and Envelope. Running 1 hours and 12 minutes, this course is a brand new ‘lunch-hour / project-format’ designed by the educational gurus at lynda.com to be watched in one sitting.

In this 12-video course, the focus is on advancing your Rhino modeling and workflow skills. Students will first create their site topography with lofting and contours. Then, they build the building envelope with walls and a foundation, and later with floors and stairs. Using a fun, retro space-age design, Dave shows quick ways to build glass curtain walls and even move openings like doors and windows on the fly. He also provides his patented tips and tricks for a faster, more efficient workflow in Rhino.

Those interested in previewing the course — or any of the other 4,000+ courses on lynda.com — are invited to a free 10-day trial. Free? Yes, I just said it was free. If you like this course, here’s a link to the full list of nine lynda courses by Professor 3Dave. You need to be a member to watch the whole course, but the first video [seen above] is free for previewing. If you join, lynda.com is only $25 per month and you can cancel anytime.

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Rhino’s Surface-from-Curve-Network

Rhino’s most powerful organic modeling command, the Surface-from-Curve-Network, is also the hardest to master. With a few simple Dave Tips and supplemental commands, we build a very complex shape called the ‘Horseshoe Spaceship.’

Run time = 13:30.

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New course at lynda.com: Building a Game Controller

Dave ‘Professor3D’ Schultze is proud to announce the release of his eighth online course for lynda.com, ‘Rhino Projects: Building a Gaming Controller.’ Running 1 hours and 8 minutes, this course is a brand new ‘lunch-hour / project-format’ designed by the educational gurus at lynda.com to be watched in one sitting.

In this 10-video course, the focus is on organic modelling, with fully half of the course devoted to mastering the powerful surface-from-curve-network command. The second half of the course covers every UI control you would expect: joysticks, buttons, triggers, a D-pad, and then wraps up with two killer tips for generating parting lines.

Those interested in previewing the course — or any of the other 4,000+ courses on lynda.com — are invited to a free 10-day trial. Free? You bet your sweet little penguin. If you like this course, here’s a link to the full list of eight lynda courses by Professor 3Dave. You need to be a member to watch the whole course, but the first video [seen above] is free for previewing. If you join, lynda.com is only $25 per month and you can cancel anytime.

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Scanning 101

This video highlights Professor Dave’s critical, yet super simple strategies for using sketches in your presentations. These tips will help focus attention on your design ideas — and not the fuzzy background!

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New! Rhino Projects: Building a Gaming Console at lynda.com

Dave ‘Professor3D’ Schultze is proud to announce the release of his seventh online course for lynda.com, ‘Rhino Projects: Building a Gaming Console.’ Running 1 hour and 20 minutes, this course is a new ‘lunch-hour / project-focused’ format designed by the educational gurus at lynda.com to be watched in one sitting.

In the 10-video course, you will advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills by learning how to build a game console. Students will learn some powerful ‘Killer Dave Tips’ to help them create parts quickly and intelligently, so they get results fast AND have maximum flexibility for changes. The final design geometry will have a case, screen, cords, vents, and logos — just like the real thing.course-console-02

Those interested in previewing the course — or any of the other 4,000+ courses on lynda.com — are invited to a free 10-day trial. Free? You bet your sweet little penguin. If you like this course, here’s a link to the full list of seven lynda courses by Professor 3Dave.

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I want to learn 3D. Do I need a class?

icon-drum-01Classes can be a lot of fun since you learn with other motivated people all in the same room. This is especially true if you are going with people you know or members of your own company team. However, there are a few drawbacks to consider.

  1. First, there is the cost and travel. For a Rhino 3-day class, you should budget $800-$1,000 for the course alone. But, if you go to a cool place, book some extra time for sightseeing!
  2. Secondly, the schedule. It can be hard to book several consecutive days (not including the travel) into your schedule. If you work full-time, many companies will pay for the training. If not, you may burn some vacation time.
  3. Finally, the pace. Unless everyone in the class is closely matched in skill (which never happens) the lecture will be too fast for some and too slow for others. Hopefully, YOU are in the sweet spot.

I remember a corporate training class where we had to stop every so often to help one student find a folder on his desktop. Obviously, he was not ready to learn 3D skills, as he had only used a computer for email and holding his coffee cup. After several rounds of desk-pounding and heavy sighing, the guy finally excused himself. To prevent this from disrupting future classes, we instituted some minimum skill requirements. Check to see if your class has the same.icon-cupcake-02

In an upcoming post, I will outline the best strategy for learning new stuff as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you’re guessing this will include lynda.com, you win a cupcake.

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