I can’t get files to initialize on the Rhino iPad app. I’ve tried different versions 3-7, different iPads but can’t get them to initialize. I can upload files no problem. I can view the provided models when I download the app but can’t get my files to open.
I didn’t know it was broken and I advised our customers to use it. Now they are complaining that they wasted their time and effort trying to make it work. I also wasted some time trying to figure out why it tells me that it can not open Rhino 6 files when I tried to open a Rhino 7 file.
Either you should fix it or remove it from the App Store to eliminate the confusion.
I figured out that iRhono 3D actually works but not with Rhino 7 files, in which case it says that it can not open Rhino 6 files. So as long as you save your file as Rhino 6 you can preview it there.
So in the meantime it would do if this message was changed to ‘can not open Rhino 7 files’.
After much trial and error I got iRhino to accept files again. My starting point is Rhino 7 on Mac
Export as Rhino 5
Open in Rhino 5 (because I have 5, might work for 6)
View in rendered mode and make sure materials are Rhino 5 materials.
Save in shaded mode
Save file in google drive, Dropbox or http/…
Open iRhino, go to +, then Dropbox, select file to import
Should work! (Although saved in shaded mode, displays as rendered mode.)
Because IRhino is old, I found that it requires file to be opened and saved using Rhino5, exporting from 7 to 5 alone did not work. Thus all materials get substituted for Rhino Basic material Types, but this might get messed up, hence step 3.