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Online Rhino course hits one million views. Wow.


Celebrities in major metropolitan areas joined in the nationwide celebration for Dave Schultze and his recent educational accomplishment. Many parades were planned, but most people stayed home to watch Rhino training videos.

Dave Schultze is proud to announce one of his Lynda.com + LinkedIn Learning courses has hit a staggering one million views! The online course, ‘Rhino 5 Essential Training,’ was released in November 2013 and has hit the 1,000,000 mark in only three years.

rhino-5-260“Over the last few years, Dave and I have worked together on a number of Rhino courses including Rhino 5 Essential Training, which has been one of our top performing CAD courses for a number of years,” reported James Fritz, the Senior Manager at Lynda.com + LinkedIn Learning. “This outstanding course has been used by countless professionals, students, and educational institutions worldwide. Congrats to Dave on reaching 1 million views. I can’t wait to see what amazing training he creates next.”

This was Dave’s second course. He has since authored ten courses for Lynda.com + LinkedIn Learning, focused in the area of 3D modelling, rendering, and animation. The entire training library now has over 5,000 courses. If you’re not a member, try it out for 10-days free.


Rhino Screen Capture Strategies

How do you make nice images before you are ready to render? Easy! Use these simple Rhino settings to make a clean and punchy screen capture. Now you can document your progress and share your work with others, and avoid embarrassing yourself with cheesy-looking default nonsense.
Run time = 07:41.


Offset Curve Dave Hack

Learn a great ‘hack-nique’ for off-setting clean curves with equally clean new curves, as opposed to the usual complicated mess. These cleaner curves will make a huge difference in creating higher quality organic surfaces.
Running time = 04:36.


Turntable Animation with Bongo (Part 1)

Create a 360 degree, turntable rotation for your design. Requires the Bongo plug-in by McNeel.
This video focuses on activating Bongo, using the proxy point, and then creating key-frame based animation.
Run time = 10:23.


New! Architectural Rendering Course at lynda.com

Dave Schultze is proud to announce the release of his fifth online course for lynda.com, ‘Architectural Rendering with Rhino and V-Ray.’ Running 3 hours and 53 minutes, the course focuses on making amazing images with popular 3D software tools Rhino 5 and V-Ray 2. Using Dave’s original retro building design called the ‘Zoomerang Pavilion,’ Dave shares tips and tricks for creating world-class architectural renderings. In the course, students learn techniques suited for both beginners and experts working in 3D architectural visualization.

Topics range from rendering interiors and exteriors, daytime and nighttime images, working with a wide variety of materials, and methods for enhancing visuals with people, trees, grass, and dramatic sky backgrounds. Making this course especially valuable is the unique partnership with four world class content providers. These four companies, listed below, helped author Dave take the course to the next level.

  • VIZ people, provided several high resolution skies for scene lighting and backgrounds
  • Dosch Design, provided trees and several architectural materials
  • Speed Tree, provided one of their amazingly detailed trees, used in movies and video games worldwide
  • AXYZ Design, provided four of their 3D people products for flawless images at any angle or distance.

“Using the best assets on the planet is such a huge win for the students,” said Author Dave Schultze, “but I am even more thrilled that these four also agreed to give their products away to anyone with a premium account. That just doesn’t happen with other courses.”

Those interested in previewing the course — or any of the other 3,000+ courses on lynda.com — are invited to a free 10-day trial.


One Year Later: Rhino 5 Course at lynda.com hits 11,000 Viewers

rhino-5-300Over 11,000 people have now seen the ‘Rhino 5 Essential Training‘ course at www.Lynda.com. Launched one year ago, students from 98 countries have enjoyed learning Rhino from award-winning designer and educator Dave Schultze.

James Fritz, lynda.com Lead Content Manager marked the milestone, “I am incredibly proud to see Dave’s Rhino 5 course become so successful. When you combine the raw power of Rhino, Dave’s innovative teaching style, and toss in funny, but beautiful assets, you have a recipe for a successful course.”

In addition to the Rhino 5 course, Dave has also authored four other courses on Rhino and the V-Ray rendering plug-in, with more coming soon. His personal instructional website, Professor3d.com, is loaded with even more free videos and designer resources.


Make a gear quickly and easily in Rhino

Make quick and accurate 2D gears in Rhino 5 using Professor ‘3D’ Dave’s handy tips and techniques. This is part 1 of 2, focusing on the 2D curve construction. Run time = 6:10.


Compositing with Rhino, V-Ray, and Photoshop

Using the alpha channels option with V-Ray materials, you can replace backgrounds easily in Photoshop and make your renderings POP! This video uses Rhino 5, V-Ray 2, and Photoshop. Run time = 7:42.


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