After only a little more than a year of development, McNeel officially released the latest update to their Rhinocerous 3D software, Rhino version 7!
For a software that normally releases a new version every 5 years or so, it’s quite unusual to have such a quick turnaround. But McNeel have done this as a response to a popular trend appearing across product design CAD modellers– the introduction of Subdivision character modelling tools, or as Rhino calls them, their new SubD tool set.
Having spent a significant amount of time this year (since the first lockdown) experimenting with these for use in jewellery, I can say with some confidence these are the best of their kind for any subdivision tool plug-in Rhino is or has used to date. While they still suffer from Rhino’s signature inability to come up with an easy-to-say name for most of their commands, the tools are better integrated into the NURBS workflow than ever before.
If you’d like to learn how to use Rhino 7’s new SubD tools, I offer one-to-one masterclass training specifically for Rhino 7 Subdivision modelling tools.