Monday, June 29, 2009

You Are Invited To The Opening

Marina Island Pangkor opening event will be in October 2009. You are all invited. Please keep your calender open. See the web site for details.

60% of the buildings were designed in Rhino and 40% of the landscape for the project was designed in Rhino, 100% of the art and sculpture was designed in Rhino, and 100% industrial products were designed in Rhino.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rhino OS X - New Build

There is a new build available, Wenatchee 2009-06-24, with many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes with the main focus on new 2-d functionality.

Everyone is invited to download and use the OS X version of Rhino while it is in development.

Most of the core functionality has been ported from Windows and is very stable. There is still much to do to port the rest of the functionality and refine the interface. We don't expect the first commercial release to be ready for at least a year.

Don't worry if the build you are using is going to expire. New versions will be available every few weeks. There will be a newer one available before the expiration date.

Friday, June 26, 2009

RhinoGold 2.0 Officially on Sale

We understood some of you have been using RhinoGold 2.0 for awhile. Good news is you can own a copy of RhinoGold 2.0, which will be on sale on June 30th, 2009. For RhinoGold 1.0 users, the upgrade to RhinoGold 2.0 is now available, absolutely free. English, Spanish, Japanese, German, French and Italian languages are supported in the trial version.

If your company is interested to offer RhinoGold training in your country, you may contact us for more information.

Monday, June 8, 2009

T-Splines 2.0 for Rhino

Morphing a basic shape to a desired product styling is not an easy task for the average 3-D designer. Common styling hurdles such as corner types, edge to edge connectivity and surface character development are time consuming to create and re-develope. In the past, organic surfacing are neither manufacturable nor easily malleable precisely.

T-Splines for Rhino helps designers easily create and edit fluid, organic shapes for design and manufacturing. This plugin, tightly integrated with Rhino 4, adds a suite of new surfacing tools to help designers speed up their design time, accomplish tasks that would be tedious or difficult in Rhino, and translate between subdivision surface modeling programs and Rhino.

Click here to download a free trial of T-Splines for Rhino.

PanelingTools Plug-in June 8, 2009

Download the latest build of PanelingTools Plug-in (June 8, 2009), toolbars and syntaxml for scripting. Runs with Rhino 4.0 SR5.

New commands in this release:

  • ptGridSurfaceDomain. It divides a surface by its UV domain. Divide method can be byNumber, byArcLength or byCordLength. There are options to select base point and change UV directions. The command also supports history.
  • ptPlanarLips to create variable offset of planar (unrolled) faces.
  • ptChanegeGridDensity. Helps increase and decrease grid density in U and V directions.
  • ptExtendGrid to extend a paneling grid by user-defined distance in U and V directions.

New functionality:
  • Added an option to ptDivideSurfaceUV to divide the surface by CordLength. The command already support dividing byNumber and ByArcLength.
  • ptUnifiyFacesDirection (previously ptUnifyFacesNormal) has new options to adjust the faces U and V directions to match the base surface.
  • It is now possible to project paneling edges/faces in a user-defined direction. Use "PanelShape=Projected" in ptPanelGrid command

Bug fixes:
  • Few bug fixes and refinements to ptUnroll commands.
  • Fix and I/O crash bug.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 6 Release Candidate 1

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 6 Release Candidate 1 is available for download.

This is pre-release software. If you are not comfortable running pre-release software, please do not download this build.This release candidate has been tested by McNeel's internal testing staff and is believed to be stable, reliable, and suitable for use in production. Please report any crashes you experience using the McNeel Error Reporting dialog box that will appear. Report any other problems to McNeel's support team.

What's new?