Alternatives for Rhino for Free-Time use?


#1

Hi

Unfortunately I have no student licence of Rhino.
So I’m looking for an alternativ to Rhino to desing NURBS/Bezier curves and surface for free-time use like in the following link:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1173494&page=35

Can someone propose an alternative?

Thanks in advance
Ben


(Menno Deij - van Rijswijk) #2

Never tried it, but maybe

www.freecadweb.org/


#3

http://moi3d.com/
The most friendly NURBS modeller ever. Don’t let the simplistic homepage deceive you, it’s astonishingly deep but very easy to use. And created by a former developer of Rhino, so it’s using the same file format.
Affordable and very good at creating clean mesh exports.
Much less CAD-ish than Rhino, much more targeted at the designer to directly get ideas sketched out (works great with a pen too) in a friendly, intuitive environment. But under the hood it’s far from being a toy.
Give it a try, I can highly recommend it.

Cheers,

Tom


#4

I have a trial version of Moi. Impressive. Copy and paste objects between Rhino and Moi when things gets tricky will ease some of your pain. :slight_smile:

// Rolf