Rhinoceros course for architectural modeling (level 2)


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Program Description

You will learn the most advanced aspects of this world-renowned modeling tool.

Agenda Level 2

Rhinoceros 3D

  • Curves (Advanced drawing with NURBS)
  • Advanced curve editing
  • NURBS structures and curves from objects
  • Analysis of curves and surfaces
  • Advanced tangencies and continuities
  • Resolution of complex intersections
  • Decomposition of objects on base surfaces
  • Efficient architectural modeling


  • Introduction to rendering
  • V-Ray interface
  • V-Ray materials
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Interior lighting
  • Rendering Engine (Understanding its operation)
  • Basic postproduction


  • Software installation
  • Interface
  • Introduction to programming logic
  • Tools in Grasshopper
  • Data flow management (Lists of Elements, Trees)
  • Parametric Drawings
  • Panelization of surfaces
  • Parameterization of meshes


  • No prior knowledge of any software is necessary.
  • Laptop
  • Rhinoceros + V-Ray installed

Course description and objectives

We consider, since the technology in the design process is nowadays in the professional world fully implemented, it is very important to know as one of the tools that we have at the time of developing a project, 3D modeling. This course is designed to generate a minimum knowledge of the Rhinoceros 3D tool applied to the main geometrical demands that derive from the architecture project design, from which one can start to grow as a professional. Also, in the last part of this, we will see how to transfer our concepts and project ideas from the three-dimensional space generated by Rhinoceros, to a more visual two-dimensional platform such as a render or a line drawing.

As an objective, the course will try to take students to a solvent level of 3D geometric expression and provide a solid foundation of knowledge, logic and performance of the NURBS drawing to face the different geometric and aesthetic challenges that arise in a project.


Those people within the professional field of architecture or construction that intervene in the processes of ideation, development or visual formalization of an architectural project, whether theoretical, abstract or materially constructed.

Course Methodology

It will try to achieve most of the objective of course during class time, that is why the timming will be divided between practice and theory trying to give the maximum possible space to practice, since the student-teacher relationship is very important to the time to solve doubts and settle the knowledge.

  • Total Hours: 48 hours
  • Dates and Hours: From 02/19/2018 to 04/12/2018
    Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Participating Professors

Salvador Serrano Salazar: Architect specialized in parametric design, founder of Ootro Estudio

Rafael Zarza García: Freelance architect specialized in NURBS modeling and Infographics.

Scholarships available for UA students

Intensive courses

To whom are these intensive courses addressed?

These training programs are aimed primarily at university students who need support in different tools and software they will need to properly develop their studies. They are also aimed at all those people who need to learn "from scratch" important and well known programs in the field of graphic design, 3D modeling, video editing ..., both for personal development and for professional recycling.

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About the School

Coco School es un centro privado de formación superior ubicado en Alicante (España). Coco School, escuela fundada en el año 2003, se especializa en una amplia gama de másteres relacionados con distint ... Read More

Coco School es un centro privado de formación superior ubicado en Alicante (España). Coco School, escuela fundada en el año 2003, se especializa en una amplia gama de másteres relacionados con distintas áreas profesionales del diseño, la fotografía y la creatividad publicitaria. La prestigiosa Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM ) expide todas la titulaciones de Coco School, teniendo por tanto estas, carácter universitario. Read less
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