Rhinoceros 3D is a standalone, 3 Dimensional modeling program developed and published by Robert McNeel and Associates. This program enables users to create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate 3D models using the NURBS platform. Non-Uniform Rational Basis Spline or NURBS is a mathematical model that is commonly used in computer graphics for creating and representing curves and surface. Rhinoceros 3D is often used in industrial design, architecture, marine design, automotive design, jewelry design, CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, product design, reverse engineering, as well as multimedia and graphic design tasks. Rhinoceros 3D is ran using the Visual Basic scripting language.
Rhinoceros 3D’s main feature is its wide compatibility with other design and modeling applications. This program supports various file formats such as CAD, image, DWG/DXF, SAT, Microstation DGN, Direct X, FBX, X_T (Parasolid), 3DS, LWO, STL, SLC, OBJ, AI, RIB, POV, UDO, VRML, BMP, TGA, CSV, uncompressed TIFF, STEP, VDA, GHS, KML, PLY, Google Sketch-UP, IGES, and many more. Rhinoceros 3D can allow users to save their drawings up to twenty five times.
Rhinoceros 3D has a user interface that provides fast 3D graphics and tools that allows users to create and edit curves and curve elements such as point, line, polyline, polyline on mesh, free-form curve, circle, arc, ellipse, etc. In addition, users may customize the toolbars to display the tools that they frequently use.