Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rhino 5 OS X - Second WIP release

The second 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 2010-12-13 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
This build has many bug fixes and minor enhancements.

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.


Anonymous said...

Middle mouse button rotate view doesn't work - this has killed the program for me! How do I change it?!

Marlin Prowell said...

Mac V4 Rhino had a Mac-only implementation of middle mouse rotation. Rhino V5 now has an enhanced implementation on Windows V5 Rhino and this will be available in Mac V5 Rhino in the next WIP release.