Buy rhino 5 now or wait for rhino 6?


#1

considering buying rhino, but still on the fence about maybe some other packages. sicne R5 has been out a while i suppose r6 is around the corner so i have a couple of questions:

  • when approximately is r6 estimated to hit the market ?
  • is there a list somewhere of what the major changes/improvements/new features will be ?
  • will r6 still run on Windows 7 ?
  • if i wait and buy r6 when it comes out, will r5 be included or will i then only be able to download/use r6?
  • is rhino usually pretty backwards compatible with 3rd party apps/plugins, so for example is there a chance that older versions of CAM or Render packages will still install and work in r6 ?

thx


#2

Can’t answer all of this but here is what I know:

There is no release date set yet.

Here is a draft list (non-exhaustive)

I’m pretty sure that will be the case (64 bit only)

There is still an open debate on that, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it.

No, pretty much all plugins compiled against earlier versions will need to be recompiled for V6 by their makers

–Mitch


#3

hey thx for the quick answer, looks like buying r5 would be a better deal for me then


#4

Mitch,
I suppose it won’t be possible to buy R5->R6 upgrade anytime soon?
You know, it might be worth failing my diploma next month. :smiley: