V6 Focus and Suggestions


I’ve been working with rhino in architecture for ten years now, my main concerns is

  • display lag, and I know you are on it.
  • user interface:
    Highlight or dash edges selected object so you don’t have to sacrifice a color that could be use only for selected object (autocad like).
    Always face camera option for object (sketchup style, usefull for people)
    Set display mode by layer


I’ll bring the suite of my wishing list has it comes to me while working.

  • layer isolate, layer unisolate command (autocad like)

  • An option when you create an Array to Group or Block the result

(Brian Gillespie) #24

A post was split to a new topic: Wish: Duplicate several named views at once



I wish there was this tiny addition to the “blend surfaces/Curves” tools that could help generating smooth G1/G2 surfaces.

  • Adding some tangent handles on the edges but ALSO in the middle of the blend with SNAP active.

This could also be helpful for the surface patch tool

So that it looks like this when done:

Also on the curve blend:


My main request is much better point cloud handling… There was a plugin for rhino “point tools” that was perfect, but it was bought up by bentley, and removed. So something like that in standard Rhino.
Being able to model from point clouds, and quickly slide a bounding box so that only parts of it are visible is a must in my opinion. Point cloud modeling will only become more common, and Rhino needs to have tools that handle it well.
Even some automatic surface finding, ala Pointfuse would be sweet, but primarily tools for viewing and working with point clouds. And maybe some options for automatic edge detetection in clouds.


Meanwhile, the Volvox plugin for Grasshopper is a pretty terrific solution for point cloud editing etc.


Is there any manual describing its functionality and example code solving specific problems?

// Rolf


Not that I know of. As I recall it comes with some examples files and, then there’s the paper @MateuszZwierzycki links to on the Grasshopper page. The Grasshopper sub-forum itself also has some examples, questions being answered etc. Maybe Mateusz can elaborate.


I need VSR Surface Matching in the "Factor "option. Rhino Surface Matching G2 can only affect the two rows of points, “Factor” can affect all the points behind. I need it very much.Because in the control point a lot, I am difficult to adjust the surface.


i think also a “select similar” feature like in 3ds max can be very useful


SpaceClaim is easy to use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9VZjqH0lj0 …but you cannot buy SpaceClaim. Annual subscription costs $2250. Ansys is the new owner of SpaceClaim. Its total assets are $2.80 billion. (Total assets of Autodesk are $4.6 billion.)


whold love seeing this features at V6:

  1. Solid edges Fillet that works.
  2. Native SubD.
  3. When using Boolean Union or Difference, with multiple objects, one, of many, object can fail the whole operation without knowing which was the one, a “Mark problematic area or object” feature at the command line will be very usfull.


Perspective match is not work very well. It would be awesome to have some kind of matching tool so that we could easily composite 3d objects onto a photo.


Oh yeah. I also want this nice feature. For now I’m doing the photo matching in Sketchup.


I know that McNeel have some sort of deal with the SpaceClaim guys. So hopefully they will be able to borrow some DirectEditing tools from them?