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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Download and Install RhinoResurf for Rhino 4 (32-bit) and Rhino 5(64-bit)

Loading RhinoResurf into Rhino 4.0 (32-bit) and 5.0(64-bit)

License Agreement

2. Command Reference

Command Reference

RsPoints2Surf

RsMesh2Surf

RsMesh2StarFace

RsCurves2Surf

RsMesh2Surfs

RsAutoNurbs

RsPointCloud2Mesh

RsSplitCurveNetwork

RsMergeMeshs

RsFillMeshholes

RsFaceFromLines

RsFaceFromPolygon

3. Tutorials

Tutorials

Tutorial 1 - Convert a mesh to a surface

Tutorial 2 - Convert a surface from a sub-mesh

Tutorial 3 - Drape a surface over a point cloud

Tutorial 4 - Convert a mesh to multiple surfaces with quad face

Tutorial 5 - Use Fix button to smooth the wavy surface in _RsMesh2Surfs

Tutorial 6 - Convert a mesh to multiple surfaces with trimmed surface

Tutorial 7 - Automatic surfaces (solid) generation from mesh

Tutorial 8 - Single surface from curves

Tutorial 9 - Point cloud to mesh

Tutorial 10 - 6 Steps to create a solid from mesh by using RhinoResurf

Tutorial 11 - Fit mesh to NURBS surface by specifying shape type. ( Command: _RsMesh2Surf in RhinoResurf for Rhino 4 or 5)

Tutorial 12 -morph the geometry from original mesh data to compensated mesh data by using command _RsSurfacemap


 

 

Loading RhinoResurf into Rhino 4.0 (32-bit) and 5.0(64-bit)


RhinoResurf for Rhino is a plug-in for Rhinoceros 4.0. RhinoResurf for Rhino adds several new commands to Rhino. It also adds a new menu to the Rhino menu called "Resurf" which contains these newly added commands.

 

Manual Loading: The RhinoResurf for Rhino plug-in files are installed into the RhinoResurf for Rhino installation folder (typically " C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 4.0\Plug-ins\RhinoResurf\" for Rhino 4 (32-bit) and " C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5.0 WIP(64-bit)\Plug-ins\RhinoResurf\" for Rhino 5(64-bit)). The plug-in files have an extension of ".rhp". There is one plug-in file for each version of Rhino.


 
To load RhinoResurf for Rhino into Rhino please follow the steps listed below:

(1) Start Rhino 4.0

(2) Type "Options" at the command prompt and press "Enter"

(3) A dialog box will appear, choose “Rhino Options->Plug-ins”, Click the "Install" button.

(4) Browse for the plug-in file (typically "C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 4.0\Plug-ins\RhinoResurf\RhinoResurf1_1.rhp” for 32-bit and "C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5.0 WIP(64-bit)\Plug-ins\RhinoResurf\RhinoResurf_x64.rhp" for 64-bit) for your version of Rhino in the RhinoResurf for Rhino installation folder.

(5) Click the "Open" button.

(6) Click the "Close" button.


Automatic Loading:RhinoResurf for Rhino has to be loaded into the Rhino before it can be used. You load RhinoResurf for Rhino manually at the first time. Once loaded, RhinoResurf for Rhino will be loaded automatically in later use. After loading, when you run Rhino you will see the "RhinoResurf" menu added to the Rhino menu. Sometime due to an installation problem, if the "Resurf" menu does not appear then you will have to manually load the plug-in into Rhino.

 

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