Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rhino 5 OS X - First WIP release


The first Work In Progress (WIP) build of Rhinoceros 5 for OS X is now available.  This Mac build is up to date with the 2010-12-07 Windows build.  There is a new Windows WIP releases every week or so and an updated Mac Rhino WIP will be released shortly after each Windows release. 

You can download the Wenatchee 5 2010-12-08 build.

The Mac V5 Rhino version supports 64-bit Intel, 32-bit Intel, and 32-bit PowerPC architectures. This Mac version will automatically run in 64-bit mode on Core 2 Duo Intel processors or later, so running out of memory should no longer be a problem. It requires OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later.

Rhino OS X now also has most of the V5 improvements that are in the Windows version, such as:
  • better stability
  • many command enhancements
  • faster drawing speeds
  • display enhancements
  • new commands
  • new editing tools such as gumball
Everyone is invited to download and use the OS X version of Rhino while it is in development.

Most of the core functionality has been ported from Windows and is very stable. There is still much to do to port the rest of the functionality and refine the interface.

We don't expect the first commercial release to be ready until next year. Don't worry if the build you are using is about to expire. New versions will be available every week or so. There will be a newer one available before the expiration date.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awe.Some.
Thanks so much for this program and for the stellar, rock solid Mac version.

Anonymous said...

Hola, eh venido siguiendo las betas de Rhino y parece que promete mucho, creo que las barras de herramientas seria mejor acoplarlas como en la version de windows, poder tener una interface completa, ya que asi dislocadas no son tan funcionales. Tambien la opcion de impresion me imagino que la estan trabajando pues por el momento esta muy basica.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I’ve been following Rhino betas and it looks very promising. I think it would be better to dock toolbars as in the Windows version and have a complete interface, since the way they are now is not very functional. I hope you are working on the printing option, because now it’s very basic.

J said...

My Rhino 5 version on a 3 year old white macbook doesent work great. A lot of features isnt working, like move objects between layers, array, changing color etc. etc.... Why is that?