Trouble installing Brazil

I have Rhino 5 (64-bit) installed. I demo’d Brazil and decided to buy it. I’m having trouble installing the copy which I purchased.

Part of this might be due to the fact I kind of gummed up the installation. Basically, the sequence of events was as follows:

  • install Brazil from DVD
  • test and get message telling me demo is expired. Feel like a goof for forgetting to uninstall demo.
  • uninstall demo
  • restart
  • test: no renderer other than Rhino render appearing
  • check and see that there doesn’t seem to be a 64-bit version of Brazil installed, only 32-bit
  • install 64-bit Brazil
  • restart
  • test and see Brazil appearing in list of renderers
  • attempt to select Brazil as current renderer and get the following message:

Plug-in name or ID ( Rhinoceros ): 66d400a8-0d44-4511-a9d6-613a4b6e0371
Unable to load default render plug-in.
Unable to make “Brazil 2.0 for Rhino (64-bit)” the current render plug-in

Wondering if anyone could suggest a way to get this working aside from just uninstalling and then reinstalling everything.

Many thanks!

Hi Josh,

For future reference you can also email to get help with anything like this. The forum is fine too of course but it might take longer to get a response.

Not being able to load the default render plugin in Rhino sounds like your Rhino 5 install needs to be repaired. Can you make sure you are using the latest service release of Rhino 5 from here?

If so already, try running the installer for the Rhino SR again and choosing “Repair”. I would then launch Rhino 5 x64 and check in Options>Plugins to see if Brazil is present in the list and loaded. If not, you may just need to manually load it from “C:\Program Files\Brazil 2.0 for Rhino (64-bit)” … it’s the rhp file.

It would also be a good idea to update to the latest Brazil service release too which is here

I updated Rhino and that didn’t fix the problem, but after I then updated
Brazil everything worked as expected.

Many thanks!