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COST: £555

(Book in combination with another Training Course and save £100!)

(10% off for students)


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Rhino for Footwear

Learn to design all types of shoes from last to sample using Rhino.
September 6-9 (4 Days)
December 12-16 (4 Days)
This course will teach you tools and methods to develop footwear design concepts for all types of shoes into 3D models and technical drawings that can be used for prototyping, range planning and fabricating with technologies like 3D printing.


Students will learn these tools and methods through exercises that include developing a shoe last, sole units for trainers and high heeled footwear, and upper designs.
Rhinoceros 3D is a robust, versatile and intuitive 2D and 3D CAD software that enables you to turn your ideas into virtual prototypes ready for sampling. Rhino provides the tools and methods for taking advantage of new manufacturing technologies that enable the footwear product development process to be more efficient, sustainable and cutting-edge. This intensive and comprehensive course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation to extend and improve your current design methods, whilst giving you the confidence to explore a world of unprecedented design possibilities.


The course includes:

  • Digitising hand sketches into Rhino

  • Creating a last from a foot scan

  • Developing insoles, midsoles and outersoles for flat and high-heeled shoes

  • Designing uppers directly on the digital last

  • Preparing designs for grading and technical drawings

  • Optional: Making artistic visualisations (renderings) of shoes designed in the class

  • Optional: Prototyping with 3D printers and other digital fabrication technologies

Students will need to bring their own laptop computer (Windows or Mac) with the latest version of Rhino installed, a laptop charger, a computer mouse, and a pen or pencil to take notes.
Students can take this class if they have successfully completed the 3-Day Rhino Crash Course or 4-Week RCC or can demonstrate equivalent skills in Rhino to the instructor.

About the instructor:

Bryan Oknyansky is an international award-winning product architect known for inventing pioneering products that have taken him around the world as a lecturer and speaker. With 15 years of experience in the architecture, product and footwear design industries, Bryan specializes in using the latest robotic manufacturing technologies like 3D printing to reinvent the world around us one product at a time. Bryan founded Shoes By Bryan in 2012 – a London-based fashion and technology startup pioneering mass-market 3D printed footwear unique to every single foot in the world while also looking, and feeling, great. Alongside running his growing design practice, Bryan is an innovation consultant to multiple design industries, directs an independent CAD training program and is a Visiting Lecturer at Regent’s University London School of Fashion and Design, the Royal College of Art and London College of Fashion.

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