Welcome to the Neon Project!
Today we're releasing the first beta version of Neon for Rhino - a fully raytraced viewport plug-in for Rhino 5.
Neon adds a new viewport mode called "Raytraced (Neon)" - there's almost no other UI - it just works.
Neon supports all Rhino 5 rendering features - including the sun, skylight, ground-plane, standard materials, environments and most procedural textures.
Neon is a fully working viewport mode. You can edit your model just like any other mode and Neon keeps up. It supports in-command previews (like BlendSrf), real time dragging and so on.
In addition, Neon supports many Brazil settings if Brazil 2.0 SR2 Beta is installed on your computer. This includes most Brazil materials, the GI environment, most Luma server settings, Depth of Field - along with a raft of other bits and pieces. More is coming soon!
Neon works best on powerful hardware, but it's usable on most modern mid-range computers - even laptops. It doesn't require a powerful video card. We recommend 64-bit Rhino 5 with at least 4Gb of RAM and an I7 processor - preferably Sandybridge.
Windows Vista or Windows 7 is required. It does not work on Rhino 4.0.
Neon is available from http://v5.rhino3d.com/groups/neon