I need help! I so much want to like Rhino 6


#1

Hi everyone, I need help. I still havn’t bought Rhino 6. For everyone who knows me this is very strange. I am a real Rhino fanboy. I work full time with Rhino for 14 years. Rhino 4 and Rhino 5 I bought the same day when it was released.

With Rhino 6 things are different. Everytime I gave it a try I cancelled it because it was just not usable in my setup or my way of working. I really want to like it but I would need to change so many things (basically 90% of all my files and blocks, nearly 100% of my personal plugins) that I just don’t use it.

I would certainly go through the pain of making it work for me if there would be some killer features I just can’t live without. Problem is I never participated in the WIP process of Rhino 6 so I must have missed a lot new stuff. So now my question to all of you: What features makes it a must to go for the upgrade?

I know about Grasshopper integration, Cycles, the new display engine, SubD, Make2D… but I rarely use GH, if I need to render I use Vray (which doesn’t work in Rhino 6), I don’t work with meshes and I have spend 14 years teaching my clients that 2D and 2D DWG are concepts from the past and it’s time to move on.
Snapshot could be a nice feature, but it doesn’t work well with worksessions (hidden reference objects are not saved) and almost all my projects are worksessions.

But that can’t be all. Rhino 6 took 5 years to come out. So there must be more power features I just don’t know about. Can please someone point me to the good stuff?

Thanks, Tobias


#2

Its much faster and Just about everything is smoother.
Curve piping is cool too. and Dimensions also have a few new tricks


(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #3

V-Ray works in Rhino 6.


(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #4

I don’t recall this being reported before. If you have I missed that completely.


#5

I have Vray 2.00.25251 which doesn’t work in Rhino 6. I would need to purchase v. 3.6 to use it in Rhino 6


#6

control+shift lets you select within a group and give it an individual material.


(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #7

Yes indeed


#8

control+shift sub-object selection is already in V5. I use it all day…


#9

extrude some curve. cap give it a material. Now Control+shift a side and give it another material.If that works for you in v5 please share.Thanks


#10

V-Ray 3.6 is sooooo much better… … … Try the evaluation version, you can upgrade for €200 or for free if you’ve bought V-Ray between 1.11.2015 and 8.3.2017.

Jonas


#11

To be hones I don’t understand what you mean. If you say that it’s possible to assign multiple materials to an polysurface that would be kind of special. I just tried it but can’t get it work.
Can you post an example?


#12

Hi Jonas, I checked the chaos group site and the upgrade is 250 BUT it’s an annual license. Shelling out 250 every year is not worth it for me.


#13

Yep, pretty much all plug-ins will need to be adapted. That is also to be expected after 5+ years of development, core functions get changed and modernized, operating systems also change. As they say, you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs…

But I understand your feelings, many of the V6 new features are not something my personal workflow needs either. But there are a bazillion smaller refinements that I like very much, and I am also happy to have access to some new scripting/programming methods. So for me, V6 is an evolution, not a revolution.


#14

Educational licenses are annual - commercial licenses are “perpetual” as far as I know - unless they changed something…


#15

multi.3dm (524.4 KB)


#16

done just now


#17

I don’t know how you do this. I tried with a box (as extrusion object and polysrf), doesn’t work. :frowning:

Edit: Ok. Got it working. With your materials it does work. Maybe thats part of “need to change 90% of my files”…

But thats a nice feature. Disadvantage is that I can’t save this as V5 and if I want to render in Vray I have to do it in V5 (see above)


#18

Ok. I know that some things have to change an develop. Ok. But the fact that I can’t use an underscore in a command name is a deal breaker for me.


#19

Does not seem to work when dragging. But try to Control shift a side then choose material right click and apply to object


#20

You answered too fast :slight_smile: See my edit of my last answer. Got it working