Hybrid edition with live sessions. Online and/or onsite.

Intro to CAD 3d modeling with Rhino, render, parametric design and digital fabrication to develop designs, models and prototypes.

Find out the main features of the last Rhino 7 version!








Dates: October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28* and 29*

* Days with onsite training (optional): Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th.

Registration deadline: Tuesday October 17th

Timetable Friday 4 - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 4 - 8.30 pm (Madrid Timezone, CET)

Course code RH-DESIGN


Level  > Basic - Intermediate. No previous knowledge of Rhino or 3D are required, but we recommend basic skills in CAD 2d (AutoCAD, Freecad, Sketchup...)

Instruction Language  :English or Spanish, in case all the participants speak it

Who is it for  > Aimed to professionals or students in engineering, architecture, art, design (interior, industrial, product, jewelry, furniture...) and backgrounds related

Requirements  Internet connection, Zoom and Rhino 6 or 7. If you do not have it, you can use the evaluation version for 90 days. More info HERE

Sessions*  > Live. Before starting the workshop, we will give you access to our online platform, where you can find documentation and link to the Zoom sessions. Sessions will be recorded.

*Important note: The course is live online, but the last two sessions the participants can attend onsite at our FabLab in Madrid to discover the main features of our digital tools.

Minimum number of students: 7


Rhino is a 3D software to model objects and projects with a high level of precision, ready for rendering, animation, drafting, analysis or fabrication. In this course we can start with a sketch, CAD file, real object or just an idea.

> FIRST PART. Rhino 3d

The most important and with more training hours. Students learn basic concepts of 3D modeling, interface and how to start creating and editing simple objects. Next we will jump into the generation of complex surfaces with different modeling strategies and how to obtain certain information for digital fabrication. Although the basis of Rhino is using NURBS we will play and compare with other important geometric entities as SubD for organic modeling and meshes.

> SECOND PART. Rendering

Showing the most interesting tools for animation, 2d drawing, captures...together with the Rhino render, really improved in the last versions. In a basic manner, it is covered how to assign materials, textures and simple lighting options.

> THIRD PART. Parametric Design

Brief introduction to the plugin GRASSHOPPER for Rhino, a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring. The idea is to compare Rhino and Grasshopper workflows and connections, and also discover the power of this tool for advanced design.

> FOURTH PART. Digital Fabrication

 We will cover most useful tools and machines for digital fabrication through videos and exercises. The goal is to know the main advantages, differences and how to organise files and information for each system for works in prototyping, architectural models, mock-ups, etc. Particulary, we will talk about 3d printers, CNC milling machines, laser cutting, robots...


Individual registration
  • Full online: 275 eur Early bird fee 240 eur
  • Hybrid (online + onsite last two sessions): 345 eur  Early bird fee 295 eur
  • 4 early bird spots available.


Enrollment and spot reservation is only made once the student registers and pays the course (please click on the button below)

How to register

>   Cash in our office (only by appointment)

>   Bank transfer. Please select this option in the payment process or click above the button “How to register” for detailed information

>   Credit - Debit Card (Secure e-commerce platform Redsys & Stripe).


  • Is previous knowledge in Rhino required?

No previous knowledge of Rhino or other 3d software is required. We do recommend some background in basic 2D CAD (AutoCAD, Sketchup, Freecad...) 

  • Are sessions recorded?

Sessions are live so we encourage to follow the course pace. Due to time difference or particular situations we will RECORD the sessions, but they are available only until the beginning of next session (or next day).

  • How can I access the sessions?

Some days before the course starts, you will access to the course platform. There you can download documentation, files, go to the Zoom sessions and comment or ask questions using the panel discussions. The recorded sessions will be available there too.

  • And Mac users?

 Although the concepts and commands are the same, the interface and location of icons might differ. Of course this is not a problem to follow the course, but we will teach it using Rhino for Windows. You can have with Parallels or much better creating a Bootcamp partition.

  • More questions?

Contact us for more info by telephone at +34 91 539 33 66 , Whatsapp +34 674 254 635 or email us at formacion@controlmad.com. If you need it, we could set up a virtual meeting for your convenience.