This Simply Rhino video focuses on Rhino 8 for Mac. We take a look at the performance enhancements offered by this latest Rhino version (v8) and also the interface changes it brings.

Viewport Responsiveness and Raytraced Rendering

It’s fair to say that the performance of Rhino 7 for Mac lagged significantly behind its Windows counterpart; most notably in terms of Viewport responsiveness and Raytraced rendering times.

20 Times Faster Than Rhino 7

The great news is that Rhino 8 for Mac fixes these issues and, as we’ll see in our video, is 20 times faster for some tasks than Rhino 7.

Screenshot of a truck that has been 3D modelled in Rhino3D software. We are seeing the truck CAD model in the centre of the screen with the software interface around it.

Rhino 8 on Apple Silicon

In our video Simply Rhino’s, Phil Cook, runs through a series of tests comparing Rhino 8 against its predecessor (v7) on both an Apple Silicon based machine and an older Intel based Mac.

Screenshot of a truck that has been 3D modelled in Rhino3D software. We are seeing the truck CAD model in the centre of the screen with the software interface around it.

Watch the Speed Tests and Interface Improvements Video

Looking for Hardware Recommendations for Rhino for Mac?

We offer recommendations to help you make decisions when looking to buy new Mac hardware to use with Rhino 8. If you’re interested to read our practical advice for professional users then you’ll find them listed, alongside our Rhino 8 Speed Test Results document which supports the video above, on the ‘Hardware for Rhino 8 for Mac’ support page on the Simply Rhino website.

New Commands in Rhino 8

Rhino 8 offers many new commands and in two of our recent videos we look at two of our favourites, SubD Crease – which brings weighted creases to Rhino, and ShrinkWrap – allows for the creation of watertight meshes.


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