The latest version 8 of the 3D modeling software Rhino (Rhinoceros 3D) has been released with numerous new features. The developer Robert McNeel & Associates explains that the new version contains many new functions.
One of the most interesting new features is “shrinking”. The tool automatically creates a closed polygon mesh around Rhino objects and thus eliminates typical sources of error when exporting for 3D printing.
For Mac users, native programming for Apple Silicon should bring significant performance benefits. McNeel has also simplified certain workflows, such as modeling with the “Push/Pull” tool. Cropping and sectioning should also work more conveniently with Rhino 8.
Further improvements relate to rendering, textures, display and the visual programming language Grasshopper. For example, labels and 3D printing attributes such as color can now be assigned directly.
Overall, Rhino 8 is designed to speed up the creation of print-ready 3D data thanks to numerous productivity upgrades. The software is available to download for Windows and Mac. All changes to the software are described here.