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Rhinoceros 3D, also known as “Rhino 3D”, is computer-aided design software. Rhino CAD is used primarily in architectural trades, industrial design and jewellery design.
Rhino software is developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. The software user licence costs about €1000, but a 90-day free trial of the full-software version of Rhino 5 is available.
Rhino 3D uses the modelling by curves technique (NURBS). With this technique, you work with curves when modelling rather than by linking polygons. You therefore create your three-dimensional surface by manipulating curves. This kind of modelling uses adaptive mesh, which enables you to optimise the number of faces forming the object’s surface. This modelling technique is the most accurate there is. To learn more, you can refer to our page about 3D modeling.
Rhino 3D provides various functions to make a file printable in 3D. Here are a few:
The Rhino 3D file format uses the extension (.3DM). You can export your Rhino 3D modelling into many formats accepted on the Sculpteo website (insert link to the Resources menu and list of acceptable formats). When finished your modelling, you can then export the file into formats such as 3DS (3D studio), DXF (AutoCAD), SKP (Sketchup) and IGES. Before doing so, make sure that your target format supports colours and textures.
If you need help preparing your 3D file for printing, feel free to consult our Rhino Tutorial.