"Model while rendering" setting missing in Flamingo 5

Listed under the advanced features of the Flamingo 5 is “Background rendering option allows modeling while rendering,” but I cannot find any way to turn that on. In Flamingo NXT 3 you used to go to the Rhino settings > Flamingo > Model while rendering, but that doesn’t exist in 5.

This halves my productivity as I normally setup and start a render. While that progresses I set up the next rendering and/or create 2D linework elevations and dimensions. Having two instances of the same model is cumbersome at best but is the only work around I can find. I don’t know why this awesome functionality would have been pulled between 3 and 5, and ironically still be marketed.


Any help would be appreciated.

Any update on this I am having the same issue.

Sorry, Npsteinr. This setting alone made Flamingo 5 unusable for my needs-- usually rapid fire quick renderings of many views of interiors with a lot of revision renders and versions. I instead held onto Flamingo 3 for way too long, and now use VRay when I need real renders or just screenshots for quicker projects.

I don’t think they’ve ever resolved it (though I’ve uninstalled Flamingo about a year ago). McNeel seems to be focused on Cycles now, which showed some promise, but I don’t see it catching up enough for me to move to it.