Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 7 RC 1

Rhino 4.0 Service Release 7 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 our internal testing staff and is believed to be stable, reliable, and suitable for use in production. As with all release candidates, however, there may be problems that we didn't uncover in our own testing. We expect several thousand people to download and test this Service Release and report any problems they have.When we are satisfied that there are no major problems with this release, we'll release the Service Release officially.Please report any crashes you experience using the McNeel Error Reporting dialog box that will appear.
Report any other problems to our support team.

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Rhino OS X - New Build

Wenatchee 2009-09-24, will include PanelingTools plugin menu implemented - type "pt" to see PanelingTools commands.

You are 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.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Desktop Engineering Pick of The Week - T-Splines

Desktop Engineering magazine today announced that T-Splines for Rhino, a 3D surface modeling toolset that enables designers to create organic, free-form shapes, has been chosen as the Editor’s Pick of the Week for September 23, 2009.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Architectural Paper including RhinoScript by Jeremy Roh

Computerizing an Architectural Design Process: Toward the Development of Unique Variations for the American Home by Jeremy Roh

DBA2: Digital-Botanic Architecture II by Dennis Dollens.

DBA2: Digital-Botanic Architecture II is the new book by Dennis Dollens. The final version is coming out next year but a beta version is ready for circulation. There's a lot of Rhino work in the documented projects.
Dennis Dollens lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Barcelona, Spain, where he teaches in the Biodigital Master Program at the school of architecture (ESARQ), Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
Download the book in PDF format here...

RhinoNest 2.0 and Social Network

RhinoNest 2.0 Beta is now available and includes many new features and enhancements.At the same time RhinoNest Social Network has been launched.
New in RhinoNest 2.0 Beta...

Find more videos like this on RhinoNest, nesting for Rhino

Free Rhino 3D Models

PanelingTools Updated

A new release of PanelingTools plug-in for Rhino 4.0 is available for download. New in this release:

  • Added new command ptGridSuffleGrid. The command changes grid distribution using base surface curvature or attractor points, vector or curves. It also supports random distribution.
  • Added new option to ptGridSurfaceDomainVariable to use attractor curves.
  • Added new option to ptGridSurfaceDomainVariable to attract towards or away from attractor points or curves.
  • Added history suppport to ptGridSurfaceDomainVariable command.
  • Rewrote the variable distribution algorithm. This fixed the bug of asymmetrical spacing when for example an attractor point is in the middle of a surface.
  • A new release of PanelingTools for Mac is coming soon.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Flamingo nXt

Flamingo nXt is a huge leap from Flamingo 2, many cumbersome setup simplified, user controlled rendering either by time or number of passes, straight forward material creation and more. We don't think you will find Flamingo nXt unattractive but it is very difficult not to enjoy using Flamingo nXt. Someone used to squirm at rendering process is enjoying it more than ever, with Flamingo nXt. That person has created 3 new materials from scratch under less than 1 minute before even learning thru Flamingo nXt tutorial.

Flamingo nXt is still under in development. You are invited to give it a try. Details on Flamingo nXt new features listed here.

The latest build includes material libraries(basic material set, fabrics & leather material set, metal material set), embedded or linked textures, a 64-bit build for Rhino 5.0 WIP and basic tutorials, not forget to mention about a basic tutorial for standard jewelry rendering.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bongo 2.0 WIP 5

You are invited to try the Bongo 2.0 animation plug-in for Rhino 4.0. Bongo 2.0 WIP 5 is now available here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Brazil Free Material Download

Brian James has just posted three new free materials for Brazil users:-
Car paint materials library
Stone materials library
Wood materials library
Do email your Brazil comments and suggestion to Brian at the web links given.

Monday, September 7, 2009

RhinoGold 2.0 Service Release 2

RhinoGold 2.0 Service Release 2 available free for all users.
If you are a RhinoGold 2.0 user, install this file to upgrade to RhinoGold 2.0 SR2. (Download Service Release Pack 2)
If you are a RhinoGold 1.0 User, upgrade for free. (Download full installer)
But if you are not yet a RhinoGold user, get to know more about RhinoGold by clicking here.

Rhino OS X now supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

The newest Wenatchee build of Rhino OS X now supports Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Rhino for OS X is in development. Work-in-Progress (Wenatchee) versions are available free to the public. Please remember to save your templates and any customized files, workspaces at a safe location.

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NOTE: Mac Rhino requires OS X 10.5 or later.