Rhino’s display pipeline balances speed and beauty, displaying your models fast, how you want them, while you work.

Display Updates

Metal on Mac

Rhino for Mac is now faster than ever on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. Powered by Metal, our new display pipeline delivers hardware-accelerated graphics for high frame rates and large resolutions.

Windows and Mac

In both Rhino for Windows and Rhino for Mac, we’ve also added support for:

  • Monochrome Display Mode: Monochrome, a clean, minimal look, perfect for showcasing architectural work.
  • Enhanced Linetypes: Linetypes draw stylized curves with pattern, width and taper to communicate design or artistic flair.
  • Selective Clipping: Clipping planes can be set to affect a subset of objects and layers.

Balancing Speed and Beauty

Rhino’s display pipeline is fast and uses modern graphics hardware features, like GPU-sensitive shaders and memory optimizations. This results in fewer GPU-specific display glitches and more consistent, beautiful, and frequent frames, even with large models. Features include extremely fast 3D graphics, unlimited viewports, shaded, working views, perspective working views, named views, floating views, full-screen display, draw order support, two‑point perspective, clipping planes, and one-to-one scale to view models at full size.

We are always refining Rhino to keep up with modern hardware and provide consistent and beautiful visuals across a broader range of GPUs. The results? For most graphics cards, fewer GPU-specific display glitches for more consistent, beautiful, and frequent frames.

Customizable Display Modes

Customizable viewport display modes produce stunning, high-resolution output images at interactive frame rates.

Rhino Viewport Display Modes

Curves and Points

Curves are smooth and fast to draw. Points are displayed in beautiful detail.

Rhino Display Points

Rendered Display

Rhino’s Rendered display mode even supports detailed, Physically Based Rendering (PBR) Materials

Realtime Rendering

Rhino has a realtime Raytraced viewport mode…

…as well as realtime previews with SSAO, Decals, Image-based lighting, and screen- and world-based mapping.

Clipping Planes

Rhino supports viewport clipping planes in many of its display modes, allowing you to section your model while you work, even in visually rich modes like Rendered

Color Balanced

Rhino’s display pipeline supports detailed color control, all the way down to per-face colors on objects…

What About My Graphics Card?

We put a tremendous amount of work into the display pipeline. We hope it produces higher-quality frames, faster, across a wider range of graphics hardware, but we cannot guarantee performance improvements in all circumstances. The best way to gauge how it performs on your hardware is to test Rhino yourself with your models. For those seeking advice testing, please ask the Rhino community.