Rhinoceros 3D is a commercial 3D modelling software for architecture, product design, Rapid Prototyping as well as Graphics and Multimedia Design.
In short also known as “Rhino 3D”, this NURBS software allows for creating, editing and analysing 3D free form surfaces and solid models. The software is working with point clouds as well as polygon meshes and uses the most common data formats like .STL, 3dm, .3DS, .DXF, IGES, DWG, SAT, VDA and many more. Functions of the basic software Rhino can be enhanced by additional functions using plug ins.
Currently the software is available in version Rhino 5:
The software ist available for Windows and Mac OSX. You can download a free 30 day test version and there are significant discounts for students and educators.
Using iRhino 3D you can visualise native Rhino 3DM files on iOS devices.
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Using the popular, free extension “Grasshopper” complex structures can be visually programmed.