Internet Screen-sharing with MacRhino?


#1

Anybody found a successful screen-sharing method when using MacRhino?

I’ve been doing some internet collaborating with a PC Rhino user who is using GoTo Meeting. I can see his Rhino screen and actions on his end just fine—however, whenever I try to present from my screen, the GoTo Meeting program crashes within a minute or less. I’ve tried both wireless and ethernet connection to the internet with no difference in success.

My web connection speed is not bad (28.49 mbps download / 5.78 mbps upload) and I’m not sure if it’s one or more of the following: system and/or hardware on my end (OSX 10.7.5, MBP 8,3); GoTo Meeting’s software for Macs; and/or something specifically related to MacRhino and the graphics card demands?

~Dave

Software information

Software versions
Rhinoceros version: 5.0 Wenatchee 2014-06-10 (515)
OS X version: Version 10.7.5 (Build 11G63)

Plug-ins
None

Hardware information

Computer hardware
Hardware model: MacBookPro8,3
Processor: Intel Core i7-2860QM CPU @ 2.50GHz
Memory: 16 GB
Architecture: Intel 64 bit

Video hardware
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1024 MB
Memory: 1024 MB
Screen size: 1920 x 1200
Displays: Color LCD

Third party kernel extensions
com.Logitech.Control Center.HID Driver (3.6.0)
com.Logitech.Unifying.HID Driver (1.2.0)
com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect (7.0 15107.796624)
com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor (7.0 15107.796624)
com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook (7.0 15107.796624)
com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge (7.0 15107.796624)
com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic (7.0 15107.796624)

USB devices
Logitech: USB Receiver
Apple Inc.: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Apple Inc.: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Apple Inc.: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Computer, Inc.: IR Receiver

Bluetooth devices
None

OpenGL information

OpenGL software
OpenGL version: 2.1 ATI-7.32.12
Render version: 2.1
Shading language: 1.20
Maximum texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum viewport size: 16384 x 16384

Implementation settings
Use texture compression: No

Appearance settings
Antialiasing: 4x
Mip map filtering: None
Anisotropic filtering: High


(John Brock) #2

We use TeamViewer for both Windows and Mac.
The links we use for customers are on the bottom left of the Support page.


#3

Many thanks, John! Will check it out.

~Dave


#4

@John_Brock: TeamViewer seemed to work fairly well in a limited test and has lots of features.

There was only one (somewhat critical?) problem when using MacRhino—Right+clicking did not permit normal behavior (RotateView) when the guest was permitted to control the presenter’s screen. Rather, it issued the Right+Click and Hold behavior presenting the contextual menus.

Do you know if normal Right+Click behavior is possible when using TeamViewer with MacRhino? If so, any insights into how to enable it? (Note: Right+Click RotateView works on both computers being tested while running MacRhino without TeamViewer, so it seems like it’s a TeamViewer issue possibly related to the delay in transmission?)

Looking for an easy workaround since it seems pretty stable – many thanks again for suggesting this software!

(EDIT: Here’s a bit of a workaround—I discovered that Control + Left Click on the secondary computer will RotateView.)

~Dave