Can't finish the ellipsoid wizard

I’m trying to follow through the first tutorial (pull-toy) in the user guide, but I can’t get Rhino to accept my “end of second axis” value. It has clearly “got” the value 8 I input as it has already drawn the oval shape, but the wizard is still waiting for me to input a value. Can you see what I’ve done wrong. All I have done is “new using template” then follow the instructions and not got very far.

Here’s my About This Mac

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B27
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled

System Software Overview:

System Version: OS X 10.9.5 (13F1077)
Kernel Version: Darwin 13.4.0
Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
Boot Mode: Normal
Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled
Time since boot: 4 days 33 minutes

and here’s where I’m up to. Each time I enter 8 in the box, it redisplays the same panel.

You need to click on-screen to set the point after entering the “8”. The “8” constrains the distance, but there are still two choices for the second point - “up” or “down”… True it really shouldn’t matter as the second axis already fixed, and the difference between clicking the “up” point and the “down” point will only change the direction cw/ccw of the ellipse (which few people care that much about anyway), but that’s just how the command works.

HTH, --Mitch

I was messing with this in Windows Rhino and there you do not need the click for the third axis- it just goes with the cursor position.I’ll check, but maybe Rhino for Mac behaves differently there right now.


Ahh… EllipsOID. I just looked at the screenshot and assumed 2D ellipse, sorry…