I used to use Matrix for jewelry CAD. I’m out of that business so I can’t justify the expense to maintain that platform, but would still like to do jewelry designs on occasion. Are there libraries of gem settings available, or other jewelry plug-ins that aren’t quite as sophisticated, or expensive? What do Rhino when building jewelry cad models who don’t have an application specific plug-in like Matrix?
If you want some thing more like Matrix then perhaps you could look at this new software. I believe the brother of the creator of Rhinogold is developing it. I stumbled across it on the website of the Rhino reseller that I got my copy from way back. No idea if it is any good…but cheaper than Matrix.
I used matrix for almost 3 years. During that time I became aware of matrix’s limitations and began developing my own tools using grasshopper which were better tailored to my work flow. I find the peacock plugin to be of great help especially the flow components which you need to use a lot for jewellery modelling.
Grasshopper scripts can replace most of the tools in matrix and then some.
@scrappydog1958 For sub-d you will have to find another tool as t-splines is no longer sold and was only developed for Rhino 5 if you can get a secondhand copy. Do a forum search for “alternatives to t-splines” as there are many posts here on the subject.
Rhino are developing their own sub-d for hopefully Rhino 7 but until then I will stay in Rhino 5.
I think from memory @Jarek told me his Orient plugin should work in Rhino 6 but not sure. It is free so download it and try.
With regards to @pascal script for distribute I do not know if it will work in Rhino 6…some of the functionality it brought to Rhino 5 might have been included in Rhino 6. Once again free so you can always download it and try.
You offer free product, which is true, but it is more to me like: Have a winter tyres free but you need to buy a car at us.
I don’t model jewelry. I think only one who does can describe a real value of your free product.
@scrappydog1958 it would appear to me from my short time looking at it that the design software is free to use for Rhino users.
I am guessing that the benefit to 2Shapes of this is that they are building a community of CAD jewellery designers that are familiar and integrated into their platform (to some extent) that is a resource for the less CAD educated users of their pay to use integrated design to sale system.
You will be part of the worldwide designer list that is one of the platform features…I am guessing.