Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Free real-time viewport raytracing in Rhino 5 with Neon

Neon 1.0 Service Release 1 is now available as a free download for all Rhino 5 users.  SR1 adds new features and fixes several bugs with the initial release of Rhino.  For more details, please visit:

Neon is a real-time, fully ray-traced viewport plug-in for Rhino 5.  Developed in collaboration with Caustic Professional, Neon adds a new working viewport mode called "Raytraced with Neon” - there's almost no other UI - it just works.

Neon helps a designer to quickly evaluate and establish the form, color, texture, lighting, and material requirements of a scene, very early on, without interruption.  Real time high dynamic range reflections, transparency, high quality sky-lighting, true procedural textures – all rendered in real time, right into the Rhino viewport, as you work.  And if you are using Brazil – many of those settings and materials will be rendered faithfully in real-time too!

Neon also supports the Caustic Series2 ray tracing accelerator boards (currently on promo – about 30% off) to deliver up to 4x the performance.

And best of all, Neon is free!

If you haven’t already done so, sign up to and join the Neon group, download Neon and start using it in Rhino 5 today!

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