[v7.8, v7.7] Rhino – Super powerful and lightweight 3D modeling tool

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Rhino (full name: Rhinoceros, AKA: Rhino3D) is a lightweight but extremely powerful advanced 3D modeling tool with a lot less hardware configuration requirements. Don’t dismiss it, because it contains all the NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline) modeling functions. As a matter of fact, many users often use it to perform modeling, and then export high-precision models for other 3D software to use.

Rhino has been active in the fields of industrial design & manufacture in the early years, and good at product appearance modelling. But in the wake of the development of related plug-ins, its application scope became wider and wider. Its simple operation, visual UI are all welcomed by most 3D designers. Nowadays, it has a broad range of applications in architectural design, mechanical design, 3D animation, jewelry, furniture, shoe mold and other industries such as these.

Rhino supports outputting OBJ, DXF, IGES, STL, 3DM and other different formats that applicable to almost any 3D software. In particular, it has significant effect to increase the modelling productivity of the whole 3D work team. As a consequence, for designers who are using 3ds MAX, AutoCAD, Maya, Softimage, Houdini, LightWave or other 3D designing tools, in most cases, Rhino has been the tool you have to learn to use.

// System Requirements //

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, 2010, 2017 Redistributable Packages
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable Packages

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Rhino and Rhino WIP (Work In Process) Corporate Edition multilingual full installers along with unlocked files or unlock patches for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, as well as pre-activated versions for Mac.

// Installation Notes //

for v7.2+ on Windows:

  1. Download and install Rhino/WIP
  2. Copy the universal activator to installation folder
  3. Run activator, and click ‘Activate
  4. Done

for v6.x on Windows:

  1. Download and install Rhino/WIP (do not update, or you will fail)
  2. Copy the unlocked file ‘Rhino.exe‘ or ‘RhinoCore.dll‘ to installation directory and overwrite
  3. [This step is not necessary always] Stop the ‘McNeel Update Service 5.0‘ service (run -> services.msc or from Task Manger)
  4. [This step is not necessary always] Go back to installation directory (like: D:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\System), and delete ‘InstallLicense.dll’ and/or ‘Mcneel.License.dll’ files
  5. Done

// Warning //

The activator might be falsely reported as Win32:Malware-gen threat with high risk. Use VirusTotal to make a full, authoritative scan, and decide to use it or not by yourself.

*** Please remember: antivirus software is not always right, just be careful and use it at your own risk.

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

Version Content Download Size
for Windows
v5.0 Unlock Patch only 20.7 KB
v6.31 Setup + Unlocked File reserved 266 MB
v7.8 Setup + Activator 283 MB
for Mac
v5.5 Pre-Activated reserved 206 MB
v6.31 reserved 372 MB
v7.7 410 MB

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