Mastering 3D Graphics: How to model an R2-D2 droid in Rhinoceros 3D (1999)


Below are the screen shots from my original tutorial for Mastering 3D GraphicsHow to model an R2-D2 droid in Rhinoceros 3D. The actual tutorial has been lost to bit rot, thus far.

The software was an early version of Rhinoceros 3D, operating on Windows NT, running on a dual 350 mhz setup with 128MB ram from Gateway.

It is a great point of reference on how much things have changed in terms of computation power and cost in the consumer market. I was very fortunate to have the machine, which is served as one of the machines I learned to both do 3D modeling, simple animation, and coding on in my teenage years.