Rhino Software

Modeling tools for transforming
3D design into reality

Rhino is a trusted industry solution for designers for modeling organic forms into CAD models.

Overview

Rhinoceros, also known as Rhino or Rhino3D, is a 3D CAD modeling software package that enables you to accurately model your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing.

Rhino is a free-form NURBS surface modeler. With Rhino, you can create, edit, analyze, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces, and solids in Windows or Mac environments. There are no limitations on complexity, degree, or size of the model you design.

What is Nurbs?

Non-Uniform Rational Basis Spline are mathematical representations of 3D geometry used for accurately describing simple to complex curves and surfaces with precision.

Whats New in Rhino 6?

Features

Affordable

Uninhibited free-form 3D modeling tools similar to Rhino cost 20 to 50 times more.

From Design to Reality

Delivers the accuracy to design, prototype, engineer, analyze, & manufacture objects from airplane to jewelry.

Versatile Across Industries

Used in industrial design, architecture, film & set design, vehicle styling, just to name a few. There’s no limit to your imagination!

Compatibility

Compatible with other design, drafting, CAM, engineering, analysis, rendering, animation, and illustration software.

Easy to Use

Removes all complexities associated with CAD modeling software with its simple to use software interface.

Handle Complexities

Ability to read and repair meshes and extremely challenging IGES files.

Rhino for Windows and Mac Now Available!

The wait is finally over! Rhino 6 is now available for both Windows and Mac. The latest version is packed with new features and improvements. Grasshopper is no longer beta; it’s a stable development environment fully integrated into the latest version of the CAD modeling software. Rhino 6 also has major and minor improvements to make 3D modeling truly productive.

Rhino 6 has just been released for Mac. You can now use the latest version of Rhino without the need to run the software in a Windows environment through Bootcamp. Rhino 6 for Mac opens the CAD world for Mac OSX community. The native application brings familiarity to both Apple users and experienced modelers.

View System Requirements (Mac/Windows) →

What is the Difference between Rhino 6 for Mac and Rhino 6 for Windows?

Commercial Software for Education

Picture of students using Rhino Software

Rhino software is provided to students, faculty, and schools at academic pricing to promote the use of 3D technology in education. The NURBS modeling software helps students explore, develop, and communicate ideas through creativity and design.

  • Substantial discount for education
  • Same features as the commercial version
  • No watermark or other limitations
  • Does not expire
  • No additional maintenance or support fees

If you require assistance for individual or classroom purchases, please contact us.

* Educational purchasers must provide proof of current school affiliation such as student ID, current class schedule, school email address, etc.

Applications

3D Rendering

High-quality presentation is critical to most design projects. Rhino presents your designs in the best light. Rhino 6 contains features for Rhino Renderer, materials, textures, and environments, texture mapping, camera views, lighting, mesh modifiers, and post-rendering effects.

3D Modeling to 3D Printing

With the cost of digital fabrication and 3D printing technology dropping quickly, more and more designers now have direct access to 3D digital fabrication equipment such as a 3D printer. Design and create watertight models in Rhino for printing applications.

Rapid Prototyping

Twenty years ago Rhino provided marine designers with tools for building computer models that could be used to drive the digitally controlled fabrication equipment in shipyards. Since then, Rhino models are accurate for use in many fabrication, manufacturing, or construction processes.

Rhino Developer Tools

Rhino pushes the boundaries of 3D modeling with developer tools that are free, royalty free, and include free support.

The tools for customizing Rhino include:

  • RhinoCommon SDK (.NET)
  • C++ Plug-ins (Windows only)
  • Food4Rhino
Rhino Developer Documentation

Supported File Formats

Rhino 6 is compatible with most other design, drafting, CAM, engineering, analysis, rendering, animation, and illustration software.

It’s simple to open/import and save/export your files between your favorite programs so you can work efficiently.

View Supported Files Formats

Featured Plug-ins

Mesh2Surface

Practical reverse engineering (Scan to CAD) solution that’s affordable to get you the results you need, faster and easier. The plugin contains simple but efficient tools to optimize the process of converting digitized objects from non-contact 3D scanners to perfect CAD models.

Features
  • Align object to world coordinate system.
  • Extract shapes (i.e. planes, spheres, cones, torus, and freeform surfaces).
  • Fit constraint primitives.
  • Find symmetry of an object.

Flamingo nXt

Uses raytracing and radiosity rendering to create single-frame images and animations.

Rendering

Create photometrically accurate images with reflections, refraction, diffusion, translucency, transparency, color bleeding, shadows, depth of field, depth attenuation, ClearFinish™, and indirect lighting.

Animation

Viewpoint animation for walk-throughs and fly-bys, and sunlight animation for shadow studies.


Penguin

Non-photorealistic rendering to create stylized images of your models with an artistic look.

Sketch rendering mode

Simulates hand drafting. It allows you to create images in styles that look like drawings using pencil, ink, chalk, pen marker, watercolor.

Cartoon rendering mode

Objects rendered with a limited number of shades and edges that look like illustration images.


Bongo

Brings professional animation into Rhino, using familiar keyframe tools found in most high-end animation packages.

Features
  • Move, scale, and rotate directly in Rhino.
  • Objects and viewport animations are editable in the Rhino window using simple drag and drop.
  • Modify your objects and motion data without losing valuable time changing between programs.
  • Easily preview your animations inside Rhino, in real time, in any shading mode. Then render straight to an animation file using any Rhino renderer.

Simlab Composer

Create top quality rendered images and animations to produce rendered movies, VR scenes, and animated 3D PDF files.

Features
  • Import a model, perform texture baking, and export model as 3D PDF file to get impressive visualization.
  • Import your architectural model, use scene building capabilities to complete the scene, add IES lights, and use the interior render to get an amazing rendered image.
  • Use the Simulation feature to convert simulation results to animations, and render the output to get an impressive robotic animation.