Developed and released by Robert McNeel & Associates, Rhinoceros 3D is a computer-aided design platform used to model, render, analyze, animate, and document various surfaces, curves, point clouds, and solids. One distinct feature of Rhino is its non-uniform rational basis splines (NURBS) geometry, a system for translating mathematically precise shapes and objects into 3D models. On a purpose-built BOXX APEXX workstation, NURBS can accurately represent anything from a 2D curve to complex designs.As an open-source platform, you can customize interfaces, commands, and menus. With a range of available plug-ins that either add to or expand on Rhino capabilities, you can further personalize the application for your specific field.
With precise mathematics informing how curves, meshes, and points are produced, Rhino provides a fast and highly detailed way to create realistic and richly defined models. You can engineer, prototype, and analyze any model from aircraft and automobiles, to structures and industrial facilities. Because modeling is its primary function, Rhino is a frequency-bound application, a key factor to consider when determining your Rhino 3D hardware requirements.
Rhino performance isn't affected by the number of CPU cores in your workstation, but rather the frequency of the few cores from which the software draws power. In order to accelerate your specific creative workflow, BOXX Rhino recommended hardware includes the performance tuned Intel® Core™ i7 or i9 APEXX S3 workstation, along with the APEXX A3. Contact one of our Rhino performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.
When presenting models, AEC professionals need a way to render their designs. With Rhino, you’ll have a number of options. For instance, take advantage of any one of the available rendering plug-ins, export files to a rendering application, or use Rhino Render within the software. Whatever route you choose, be sure that your Rhino recommended hardware is configured to handle both primary modeling functions, as well as rendering workflows. Once again, BOXX recommended Rhino hardware includes the APEXX S3 and APEXX A3 with ample cores for CPU rendering, as well as up to two NVIDIA RTX graphics cards for GPU rendering. Contact one of our Rhino performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.
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