Rhino is known for its powerful capabilities to model any 3D freeform shape with total precision. That makes it possible to send models to laser cutters, milling machines or 3D printers.
The 3D architectural models that include VisualARQ objects can also be sent to a 3D printer. The STL is the most used file format for 3D printing machines.
Lands Design is software for designing gardens, green spaces, and landscapes in Rhino (and AutoCAD). It provides tools for producing technical drawings in 2D and 3D of the green space to work with, and realistic images and virtual tours. Lands Design has an extensive plant database, where each species has its own 2D and 3D realistic representation, technical specifications, and detailed characteristics. Lands Design includes tools to arrange trees, shrubs, parterres, etc. individually, in rows, forests, etc.. and also tools for easily modeling terrains in 3D.
Savanna 3D block library
Savanna3D is a collection of over 1300 detailed 3-D models in 3DM format and Grasshopper definitions. These models (which include furniture, fixtures, handrails, office equipment and more) have materials included in Rhino 6 and are ready to be inserted into Rhino and VisualARQ to give you a head start.
The complete Savanna 3D library is included in one of the VisualARQ purchase options but it can also be purchased individually (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
Watch an overview of the Savanna3D content in this promotional video.
You can download a free demo here.
For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper™ is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring.
Other interesting architectural tools for Rhino:
Bubble for Rhino
Bubble for Rhino is a free tool from Asuni CAD that displays a tooltip with information of any object in the document.
Dynamic Display is a real-time display tool for Rhino that allows the user analyze models in several ways: Clash detection, Sectioning, Mirroring.
PanelingTools plugin helps generate 2D and 3D cellular patterns and populate them over rectangular grids.
Iris is a plugin to export Rhino models to the Web. A fast and easy way for Rhino users to distribute their designs with the least amount of dependencies possible. Conversion of as many Rhino Object Types and Features as possible in a static scene.<
VisualARQ is compatible with all render engines supported in Rhino. You can find different visualization and rendering plug-ins for Rhino in food4Rhino.