McNeel has announced that the popular 3D modeling and design application, Rhino 6 for Mac, is now available for testing.
The Seattle-headquartered software company said that the WIP (work in progress) is recommended just for testing and not for production or mission-critical work.
Rhino 6 for Mac with Integrated Grasshopper
As Architosh has written in the past, the big news about Rhino 6 was the integration of Grasshopper, the industry’s leading algorithmic-aided design (AAD) or node-based visual programming tool. Tools like Grasshopper—sometimes referred to as accessible programming for designers (APFD)—enable architects and designers to develop generative algorithms for building both 2D and 3D computer models and designs. Such tools have been in vogue for well over a decade and a half by key marquee design firms (eg: Zaha Hadid Architects) and architecture students worldwide.
Rhino 6 for Mac includes Grasshopper with multithreaded components, VB support, and more. It features a faster display using modern graphics hardware support, an updated Materials and Rendering system.
There is also a Raytraced viewport display mode, a faster and cleaner Make2D with more customizable results, and most of the new features and enhancements found in the already released Rhino 6 for Windows.
Rhino 6 for Mac WIP is available for those who have a license of Rhino 5 for Mac. Users must first critically update their version of Rhino 5 for Mac to the latest version prior to installing Rhino 6 for Mac WIP.
The solution also requires macOS High Sierra or later. Users can report any problems on the Serengeti Mac forum.
To download Rhino 6 for Mac WIP go here.