Advanced Jewellery CAD Modelling in Rhino

Jack Meyer
This detailed guide is written for intermediate and experienced Rhino 3D CAD users who wish to improve their understanding of NURBS and subdivision modelling methods in Rhino 3D. It explains how 3D modelling applies to jewellery and manufacturing through a combination of step-by-step tutorials, analysis of the software techniques and demonstrations of real world case studies. Packed with essential techniques and strategies, it can be used as a self-learning tool or a classroom text to take your use of Rhino's 3D NURBS and subdivision modelling tools to a higher level. This new book gives a comprehensive and fluid strategic approach to modelling solids, surfaces and subdivision objects in Rhino. The application of jewellery manufacturing tolerances across a range of different jewellery types is covered. The essential tools and holistic strategy of Rhino's SubD organic modelling suite, and how it fits within the greater scheme of Rhino modelling is discussed. Finally, there is an overview of useful practices for creating good CAD renders using Rhino Cycles.
Advanced Jewellery CAD Modelling in Rhino by Jack Meyer

About the author

Jack Meyer has been providing jewellery CAD consulting services and training in London's jewellery district Hatton Garden since 2006. His combined background in computer graphics programming as well as jewellery manufacturing brings an in-depth and practical understanding to his teaching. He is a certified trainer in all major jewellery CAD software packages in use today,

Press Reviews

Advanced Jewellery CAD Modelling in Rhino by Jack Meyer is a great book to help you unlock more skills and understanding in the sometimes-frustrating world of CAD. The book is full of tips, tricks, diagrams and packed with lots of information for those wishing to push their CAD knowledge on to the next level.

- Ben Poulsom DGA, The Society of British Jewellers

What makes this book exceptional are Meyer’s thoughtful answers to the questions on ‘why’? Why should I use this command over that command?
Why is my Rhino surface giving this unexpected result? More important than the twelve step-by-step projects contained in the book are Meyer’s definitions of modelling strategy and his explanations of the foundational concepts that drive Rhino’s tools. These two strengths are what allow this book to clearly explain the ‘why’ questions of an advanced jewellery modeller.

- Michael Magee, Gems & Jewellery magazine