don’t try to stretch a mesh after you export it – just go back to the polysurface (NURBS surface) and work from there…. if it still looks good after you do Zoom 1 to 1 it will in practice be OK, but it’s preferable to just go back to the original and remesh to take no chances. Thanks, Willem…
There’s a lot of things I have to do. I’m making a portfolio now, with plans to go back to the States in October to sell and show off. I’m not sure if it will be anything more than showing off because of the dire economical straits.
My family works on 47th Street, the famous New York City diamond district. My uncle is the one who told me that I need to learn Rhino about two years ago – and was rather disgusted that my, um, bare bones jewelry school taught us none of the necessary computer skills for the industry. He told me learn JewelCAD, the GIA CAD program, which was what the professionals in his place of business were utilizing. The head of the Israeli Jewelry Manufacturing Association, Yitzchak Ben-dor is the one who informed me that Israelis use Rhino, the program which has much more of a global reach than JewelCAD.
In any case, my uncle told me that had I asked him before going to school in Israel to learn jewelry design, he would have warned me to stay away from the jewelry field like the plague. The first victim of an economic collapse is always the luxury industry, and jewelry, of course, falls into that category.
So, I was off to a bad start already. But hell, I thought, I’m good at computers. And I already invested all of that time learning jewelry design. I should go for it and learn Rhino. My jewelry school is supposed to give me a teaching degree (I still have one paper to write, though). So my plan was to go to Seattle (because the McNeel office was the only place that offered the classes according to the schedule that I wanted), get the program under my belt and become an authorized teacher for Israel and the New York City region. At the time in NYC, I believe FIT was the only recognized educational facility offering the program and it was for an insufferable six month duration. In Israel, Shenkar offers it but it’s not an authorized McNeel affiliate. I wanted that stamp of official approval so I could make the big bucks on 3 day classes and waste all my money on plane fare between Israel & NYC.
Had I known how much money and time I would end up blowing, I’m not sure I would have done it. Rhino is very hard to teach yourself on your own with some 3 day classes for springboards if you’ve never done 3D design before. The software isn’t the only stranger. You need to learn a whole new way of looking at things. More on that later….