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Friday, September 16, 2022

Check out Block Attributes in Rhino 7

 


Have you tried Block Attributes? Save time by making your blocks smart with Attributes.

Attributes attach data to blocks. Configure Attributes to store a part number, cost, location, color, material, or other details about the inserted block. When you insert a block with attributes, the attribute value is updated and stored with each block instance.

Change Attributes at any time from the Properties panel.

Attribute information extracted from a model can be imported into a spreadsheet to produce reports, schedules, or a bill of materials.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Grasshopper Component Placeholders



Have you ever opened a Grasshopper definition that contained missing dependencies? The new Rhino 7 feature, Grasshopper Components Placeholders, can help.

This new feature lets you know where those missing components belong in the definition and keep their connections.

Grasshopper Components Placeholders is often useful when updating older definitions. Once the definition is open, you can find and replace them with the correct components.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Clash detection, new in Rhino 7


Clash is a Grasshopper component that searches a large number of objects and finds the intersection points of objects that touch each other. Clash lets you quickly detect and eliminate collisions in complex models, particularly useful in architecture, engineering, and construction.

Discover what else is new in Rhino 7.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Getting Started Live - Rhino for Windows

   




New to Rhino? Join McNeel trainers for a free live session to help you get started  fast and efficiently. You can also access the recordings of previous sessions here...

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Gradient Hatch, new in Rhino 7





Use Gradient and Transparent Hatches to create expressive 2D drawings. These beautiful Hatch styles allow illustrators, drafters, interior designers, architects, or anyone producing 2D drawings to create complex gradients and transparency. All with a few settings that are easy to understand, access, and manage from a single place.

Learn about using gradient and transparent hatches to enhance your 2D drawings and illustrations. 



Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Post Effects in Rhino 7



Before and after the denoiser post effect

Post Effects is new in Rhino 7

Learn how to use post effects in Rhino 7 to enhance your rendering by removing noise, creating bloom effects, and adding blur with depth of field.


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

LEARN about Grasshopper in 20 minutes

  


Grasshopper is a parametric design tool that uses intuitive visual programming methods to help design professionals in modeling, production and data management. This video series presents an overview of what Grasshopper is and key concepts of geometry, data and modeling logic.

LEARN about Rhino in 25 minutes

  


New to Rhino? Watch this series of short videos that will get you from zero knowledge to building your first 3D organic models!.

SnapShots for project presentations




Have you tried SnapShots? We've much improved this feature for Rhino 7.

Use SnapShots to organize your model into different scenarios. This is an excellent tool for project presentations and visualization.

Try all the options.

Discover what else is new in Rhino 7.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Have you tried Emissive Materials?



Have you tried Emissive Materials? It's a new feature in Rhino 7.

Do you need to create backlit screens and buttons? With Emissive Material, you can convert any object into a light source in the scene, casting rays into its surrounding environment. 

Learn more about using Emissive Materials to convert any object into a light source.

Discover what else is new in Rhino 7.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Use text fields to keep your documents current

 


Have you tried Enhanced Text Fields?

Keep your design documentation current by using text fields. Text fields can be used in title blocks, annotation objects, and notes that update automatically as your design changes, preventing errors in large drawing sets. Text fields automatically update, ensuring that design changes are always accurately captured. 

Rhino 7 features 6 improved text fields and introduces 11 new text fields. In addition, in Rhino 7, annotated blocks allow you to reuse your content on different layouts and across all your projects. 


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

SubD: Create smooth, seamless surfaces

 


There are dozens of new Rhino 7 features. You might have missed SubD, one of the new modeling tools in Rhino 7. Use SubD to make beautiful organic forms. Check out SubD in this 2-minute video

Explore other Rhino 7 enhancements for Windows and Mac.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Have you tried MultiPipe?



There are dozens of new Rhino 7 features you might have missed. MultiPipe is one of the new commands and Grasshopper components in Rhino 7. Use MultiPipe to make smooth, complex blends.

Check out MultiPipe in this 1-minute video.

Explore other Rhino 7 enhancements for Windows and Mac.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Have you tried RibbonOffset?


Have you tried the RibbonOffset feature in Rhino 7?

For mold makers and tool designers, here's a 1-minute video introduction to RibbonOffset. Use RibbonOffset to create your mold splits and parting surfaces, then refine your surface with Rhino's improved Blend commands. 

Explore other Rhino 7 enhancements for Windows and Mac.



Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

Have you tried Named Selections?




The NamedSelections command opens the Named Selections panel that saves selection sets. Check it out in this one-minute video.


Or see how to use Named Selections in the Rhino Help document.

Explore other Rhino 7 enhancements for Windows and Mac.


Monday, October 18, 2021

Have you tried EdgeContinuity?



Check out this new analysis tool in Rhino 7 (1 min video).

EdgeContinuity displays a graphic (quills) and a numeric indication of the difference in position, tangency, or curvature continuity across pairs of surface edges.

See how to use EdgeContinuity.

You can also explore other Rhino 7 enhancements for Windows and Mac.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Have you tried Bloom?



Check out this new rendering feature in this 1-minute video

The Bloom post-effect feathers the bright areas in an image to simulate lights in a dark scene. See more about how to use Bloom.

You can also explore other Rhino 7 enhancements for Windows and Mac.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Getting started with architectural modeling

Rhino 7 for Mac


Rhino 7 for Windows


Join Rhino instructor Mary Ann Fugier in this previously recorded getting started webinar for both Rhino 7 for Mac and Rhino 7 for Windows. 

Learn to create a simple architectural guest house model using exact coordinates. You'll also learn to view the model in various display modes, assign materials for rendering, and configure a layout for printing complete with dimensions and annotations. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Vintage trike in SubD

Join Kyle Houchens for this in-depth model of a classic trike design from sketch to 3D using Rhino 7. Find more SubD tutorials here.




 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

SubD trellis ring in Rhino 7

 

Learn how to model a trellis ring using SubD geometry in Rhino 7. Download the associated files for this tutorial. We have more SubD tutorials in Rhino 7 on our Learning to use Rhino page.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Rendering Jewelry in Rhino 7

 
Learn how to render jewelry models in Rhino 7 using custom environments and rendering post effects.

Watch more tutorials on rendering in Rhino.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Basic 'push and pull' modeling with SubD in Rhino 7


Explore using the Gumball manipulator and sub-object selection* with SubD geometry in Rhino 7.


*Ctrl+Shift+Click on Windows or Cmd+Shift+Click on Mac. See the Intro to SubD geometry video for more basics as well. Watch more SubD tutorials here.





 

SubD flatware in Rhino 7 (speed model)


In this speed modeling video, learn a few ways you can use SubD surfaces in Rhino 7. A spoon and fork are modeled while sharing the same SubD handle geometry.