Released in February 2018, Rhino 6 for Windows is a 3D modelling program specializing in NURBS and surface modelling for industrial design, CAD, automotive design, and related fields.
Rhino 6 has better integration of the Grasshopper visual programming language, and has numerous rendering performance improvements.
Most things work. I was able to create and edit complex models. Even the real time raytracing in the viewport works well.
Saving as 3DM and exporting as STP both work well.
What does not
There may be a minor latency in the viewports and the performance drops when the window is resized.
Real time raytracing is only CPU only. Neither OpenCL nor CUDA backends work (the CUDA will crash the program).
Some font rendering in the command area may not look right (the bottom line of text may be cut off occasionally).
Requires Gecko and MS fonts. Also requires dotnet 4.6 which can be installed with:
I noticed that on my AMD machine with Wayland, the performance suffers if the window is resized. Hence I launch it with emulating a virtual desktop and always keep the window maximized/fullscreen.
What was not tested
Most rendering plugins, 3DConnexion, etc were not tested.
Some licensing methods were not tested.
In addition to testing it on my AMD Radeon 5700 XT, I also tested this on an Nvidia Titan Xp and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with proprietary Nvidia drivers, and it also works well.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 30 2019||5.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Daniel Lu|