Licensed vs. Evaluation

I am a student and currently using the trial evaluation version of Rhino for Mac. It is really slow especially on real-time rendering and arctic modes, and makes it very hard to work. I wonder if the licensed version of Rhino would still be this way on the same MacBook Pro that I am using, or are there any differences between the two versions regarding performance?


There is nothing like that. Slow one for Evaluation version and high speed for Licensed version. Go to the Help tab and run System info. Copy and paste the information here so that Rhino Dev can assist you better. Check that all your drivers are updated.


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They are exactly the same. What are your computer specs?

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Rhino 6 SR27 2020-6-24 (Public Build, 6.27.20176.04592, Git hash:master @ ba2c30de00be5a8b210bc297715204e941911799)
License type: Evaluation, build 2020-06-24
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by: x ()
Expires on: 4380299-07-21

Apple Intel 64-bit macOS Version 10.15.4 (Build 19E287) (Physical RAM: 16Gb)
Mac Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4
Machine name: x’s MacBook Pro
Language: en-IT (MacOS default)

Intel Iris Pro OpenGL Engine (OpenGL ver:4.1 INTEL-14.5.22)

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Height

Vendor Name: Intel Inc.
Render version: 4.1
Shading Language: 4.10
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: n/a
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1536 MB
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro
Displays: Color LCD (221dpi 2x)

Graphics processors
Intel Iris Pro (1536 MB)
Color LCD (1440 x 900)

USB devices
Apple Inc.: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Broadcom Corp.: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

Bluetooth devices

Third party kernel extensions

Third party plugins
/Users/x/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.rhp/libDLRhinoNative.dylib
/Users/x/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.rhp/libPolygonCruncherSDK.dylib
/Users/x/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.rhp/libSyncData.dylib
/Users/x/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.rhp/libomp.dylib
/Users/x/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.rhp/libc++.1.dylib

Rhino plugins
/Applications/ “Renderer Development Kit” 6.27.20176.1002
/Applications/ “RhinoCycles” 6.27.20176.4592
/Applications/ “Commands” 6.27.20176.4592
/Users/x/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.rhp “Twinmotion Direct Link 2020”
/Applications/ “Displacement” 6.27.20176.1002
/Applications/ “RDK_EtoUI” 6.27.20176.4592
/Applications/ “Grasshopper” 6.27.20176.4592
/Applications/ “Rhino Render” 6.27.20176.1002
/Applications/ “Snapshots” 6.27.20176.1002
/Applications/ “PanelingTools” 6.27.20176.1002
/Applications/ “IronPython” 6.27.20176.4592

@jespizua @ajarindia

The problem might be the graphic card, the intel Iris is not a good one for serious 3D, you would be better off with a dedicated card, like an AMD or Nvidia.

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You are using a MacBook without dedicated graphics card, which leads to a bad performance.

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