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STARTER GUIDE: Autodesk T-Splines Plug-in for Rhino

Step 3, getting up to speed with workflows

In Step 2, you learned about the easiest way to make a T-Spline model — from primitives. In Step 3, we'll introduce you to many other ways you can create organic shapes with T-Splines.

1. Watch this short introduction on creating T-Splines models


This "video" is actually a playlist of five short videos, each between 1 and 3 minutes, showing different ways to create a T-Splines model: from curves, from NURBS surfaces, from a subdivision surface, by piping curves, and (a review from Step 2) from primitives.

The five-video sequence includes:

  • From curves
  • Converting mesh to T-Splines
  • From NURBS
  • From tsPipe
  • From primitives

2. Work through these six instructional tutorials

Next, work through these point-and-click instructional tutorials. You already completed the first tutorial, the remote control, in Step 2. These tutorials build on each other, each one introducing a couple of new commands, to give you a strong T-Splines foundation. Download the .3dm file to make your own model while watching the movie.

Remote control
Download .3dm
Download .3dm
Hair dryer
Download .3dm
Download .3dm
Heart ring
Download .3dm
Signet ring
Download .3dm
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Date Topics
7/09 Creating stunning jewelry designs with T-Splines View
5/07 How to approach modeling with T-Splines View
3/07 Carl Bass reintroduces T-Splines for Rhino View
06/21 Transitioning from NURBS to T-Splines View
12/07 Footwear modeling with T-Splines 3.3 for Rhino View
11/29 New T-Splines reverse engineering tools View
10/28 How T-Splines changed my aproach to making jewelry in CAD View
09/29 Modeling a water gun View