Free animation options for Rhino4?


#1

Hi All,

I have been using Rhino4 for a couple years and love using it to create 3D geometry. In my latest project, I want to take a couple parts (3D) and counter-rotate them at various speeds. I do not need highly detailed photo-real animations.

Does anyone out there have a workflow for animating Rhino geometry without buying more software licenses?
I’m currently in the process of trying to make FreeCAD work. no conclusions one way or the other yet.
I also looked at Blender as an option, but haven’t downloaded and installed it yet.
Any other options?

Second question would be if there are any inexpensive options:slight_smile:??

Thanks in advance for any help


#2

hey i have been looking for options for a while also because i have a mac and bongo is not available. if its just for some quick animation you can use grasshopper and use some screen capture tool to record the animation. but i have found a plugin named centipede which lets you export your animations to a 3rd party renderer or maybe to render even inside if it should be a little more sophisticated. i haven´t tried it yet but it sounds promising.

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/group/centipede


#3

Thanks Richard. I’ll take a look at it. I’ll let you know if I’m succesful