TL;DR - Rhino is so much better then Sketchup but Sketchup’s basic display is so much nice for presenting a model, why?
I work on architecture, furniture and product design projects and have been using Rhino since 2008. I am often presenting to clients using the live model, not renders. We talk about stuff, I show lots of options and move around the models. Almost every non-designer I know fully understands an object if you show them a live 3D model that we can move around. It is incredibly powerful. Often showing them just a still image does not get the whole idea across and leaves a lot of room for misinterpretation.
I usually use a customized version of Rhino’s Shaded View to work in and present from, using ObjectDisplayMode to turn some objects Ghosted or Transparent (glass for instance). I leave shadows off because they work horribly and only confuse the viewer. I don’t quite understand it.
Many people have asked for a Display Mode that replicates the look of Sketchup but the only responses are suggestions for tweaks to the current display modes tha,t don’t get close to providing a solution, or to use an output renderer like VRay, which doesn’t help in real time presentations.
I want to be clear, that Rhino is my favorite program of all time. I use a lot of visual programs, a healthy portion of Adobe’s products, Revit, Vectorworks, and Autocad. They all have there place but I’d rather open up Rhino then all of them. Literally my only gripe that I have had for a long time is the realtime display disparity between Rhino and Sketchup.
Is there a reason this is not being addressed or can’t be done? Is it a pride thing of not copying Sketchup. That is the one that makes the most sense to me as the Rhino Dev team has done amazing things with Rhino, for which I am thankful!
P.S. Here is an example why I don’t turn on shadows, as they just confuse clients (and rendered mode is no better):