Is there a mac version of the Rhino Training Manual level 1?

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Not yet, no.

Hi Gijs,
We will be doing one for Rhino 6 Mac Level 1 Training Guide. It is in the works, but and be available a few months after the Rhino 6 for Mac shipping.

There is a Rhino for Mac Users guide.

The Rhino Level 1 training guide can be used with the Mac version with these exceptions:

  • Replace the interface section with the Interface material in the User Guide
  • Rendering as well as other interface tips see the many Getting Started videos for Mac
  • Layouts: see this video for the Help

We do have a training series on-demand rental, if you feel that 24 hours of Rhino for Mac Level 1 training would be helpful to you.

Once you know about the UI and command access in the Mac, the rest of the Rhino modeling, advanced surfacing, 3D modeling concepts and procedures are the same. Many users have both versions and switch between the two platforms as required without issues, since the 3DM file format is shared.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Mary Ann Fugier
McNeel Technical Support and Training
Seattle, WA

Hi Mary Ann, thanks for the detailed answer. It’s not for me personally, I’ve been using Rhino since 1999 and been following the Mac version pretty much from the beginning. It is indeed no big issue to switch between the versions. The reason I ask is because I am now teaching Rhino at a design school where the majority of people have a Mac laptop. (About 90%)
So I think I’ll stick with the Rhino 5 TM for Windows for now and use the parts of the Rhino for Mac manual as you suggested.

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Hi Amy,

Is there any update on the training guides for level 1&2. The drawings work but don’t really offer much without instruction.


Hi @sdjcollins17,
Thank you for asking. We have completed the Rhino 6 Leve 1 and Level 2 Windows Training guides and the Mac Level 1 version is currently in the works. I do not have a projected time of completion.

Until a Mac version is complete, we recommend that you complete the few chapters of the Rhino for Mac 6 User Guide for the UI and Mac-specific navigation.

And then when you know your way around Mac Rhino switch the exercises in the Level 1 training guide, when you have mastered the Mac UI and the interface.

And the Control key is Command key on the Mac. I also recommend a 3 button mouse for comfort.

Also you can also learn from the videos of the previous Getting Started with Rhino 6 for Mac and Getting Started with Rhino 5 for Mac which also work but there are a few small differnces. These videos are full of tips and tricks for working on Rhino for Mac. Soon you will a master of the Mac UI, and be able to “translate” any tutorial to the Mac way.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

Mary Ann Fugier
McNeel Technical Support and Training
Seattle, WA

Hello, thank you very much this is very helpful!