Quixel Bridge PlugIn for Export to Rhinoceros3d
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This software is in a very early stage of development. Please don’t use it for any critical production work, as crashes and bugs are almost guaranteed to happen, as there is not enough feedback yet. Until this officially changes, think of RhinoBridge as a toy to play around with.
This plugIn is not officially supported, nor developed by Quixel. It is a personal project and might lack the professionalism you are searching for in software.
All the licensing agreements for using Quixel Megascans assets still apply, as RhinoBridge is just an importing utility.
This plugIn aims to allow for simple transfer of assets and materials from Quixel Bridge, to Rhinoceros3d.
Currently, only Rhino 7 WIP Version 7.0.20119.13305 and Quixel Bridge Version 2020.2.1 are officially supported. Newer versions are expected to just work.
To Import from Quixel Bridge, run the
_RhinoBridgeStartServer command inside of Rhino. After that the plugIn is listening for all Custom Socket Exports from Quixel Bridge. Imports will be queued up and imported when ready. It is recommended to import in Wireframe mode, as Rhino takes quite a long time to render the assets the first time when using Rendered mode.
RhinoBridge exposes an
Options page where some settings can be customized
- Port Number: The port number on which quixel bridge exports will be run
- Material geometry: The geometry type associated with a material when it is imported
- None (No geometry, the material just gets added to the materials list of the document)
- Scale material import: Experimental feature to scale pbr materials on import to their expected size. Quixel Bridge materials mostly come in a Centimeter unit system, so if you are working in another system, this might come handy
- Asset geometry: The geometry type an asset should be imported as
- Block: The asset will be blocked on import. Useful if you want to use multiple copies
- Mesh: The asset will be imported as single meshes.
You can get the latest version of RhinoBridge either via the package manager inside of Rhino, using the
_PackageManager command, or download the latest installable .rhp file from https://github.com/DerLando/RhinoBridge/releases/latest
Feel free to raise any issues using the Issue tracker on this repository
For changes between different versions see https://github.com/DerLando/RhinoBridge/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md