Introduced to the new program, we started out by using some of Rhino’s basic tools.
With Rhino, we started out by learning to create and renter surfaces, solids, and poly-
gon meshes. To practice using Rhino we drew 10-minute nude figure drawings using
the basic line tools. After attacking the line drawings, we started to use more complicated
tools to create form and build a 3D model of the nude model using solids such as
cylinders and cubes.
For our first assignment, using a hacked Kinect for Xbox 360, we scanned our body.
This device then transferred the scan into a CAD program (Rhino) through python
codings, allowing us to use the scan in Rhino program. The challenge of this assign-
ment was to maintain the 3D aspects of our self-portrait through a 2D print.
I eliminated the majority of the Xbox scan and left out specific parts of my body to
still be able to embody the gesture that I had. I maintained the 3D scan of my shoulders,
the hands, and the abdominal area. Although this was a 2D form assignment, I wanted to
show that I can still depict movement within the line drawing by taking advantage of the
3D scan and showing more than one angle of my gesture.