I have recently switched back to Mac again and had a little bit of time to try out the new Rhino for Mac. First of all congratulations and thank you for the amazing work that has been done so far! Rhino for Mac has improved A LOT (lots of new features and enhancements etc.).
First of all the trackpad integration is awesome. Panning and rotating around feels extremely smooth and even in Grasshopper it works great! And there are a ton of new features that weren’t available before (I am a huge fan of the cross platform development)…
Here are some wishes for improvement:
- The Grasshopper canvas could be smoother. When I check the redraw speed, it tells me something ridiculous like 800fps, but it actually often feels more like 15-20 or so.
- The zooming behavior in gh with the trackpad is great, but with a mouse it is nearly unusable (Logitech MX Master) since it zooms way too aggressively or seems to behave non-linearly compared to zooming in the Rhino-viewport. Would be great, if it worked the same way, it does in Windows.
- I am using the gh-shortcuts for change trees constantly (F for flatten, G for graft etc.). In Windows I just select the component and press G, but in the Mac version I have to press G+Enter, which makes my workflow may slower…
- Selecting sublayer objects is still not possible
- Some improvement for Cycles would be much appreciated, but I posted that here already
- The plugin support/availability situation could be better…
- panning and rotating in Rendered Preview with the trackpad is very smooth, but zooming is lagging a bit
while moving around in very large files, Rhino for Windows switches automatically to a wireframe mode if the framerate drops too much, this is not the case with the Mac version.
- It is cool, that there is some Touch Bar support, however it would be cool, if it were possible to manually chose some favorite commands to add to the TouchBar.
All in all i am very happy because I can do a lot more in the Mac version, where I previously had to switch to BootCamp.
Let me know if you need any further details and much success with further development of Rhino and Grasshopper!!!