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dp
06-04-2010, 01:28 AM
Just when you wondered what they might be good for...

http://www.irhino3d.com/index.htm

3D support, too!

DFMiller
06-04-2010, 02:06 AM
So Dennis, How do model looks on yours?
I guess I should spend the $3.99. It would be cool if it viewed non native files like and IGES
If you have any models please send me one as I don't have rhino, I will check it out.
Dave

dp
06-04-2010, 02:24 AM
I don't have an iPad - I'm just the bearer of hi-tech news stuff. But... Rhino is here in Seattle and I just happen to be acquainted with some of the folk there, and can find out more by dropping in on them if anyone has questions. Make them good though because it's going to cost me some beers.

MuellerNick
06-04-2010, 02:44 AM
But it only can display rhino-files. :)
The iPad has a super crisp display, so I guess it will look great.

BTW:
I'm typing that on my iPad. :D


Nick

macona
06-04-2010, 03:02 AM
Cant wait for the display on the new iphone. Looks like 960x640. Holy cow... Thats quadruple the current iphone res.

dp
06-04-2010, 03:14 AM
But it only can display rhino-files. :)

I'll just bet that's what the management had in mind! :)

DFMiller
06-04-2010, 10:28 AM
Thanks Dennis,
Does anyone have any Rhino files to share?
I just have to look at some real files. :-)

I am not typing on my iPad right now but this forum looks very nice on it when I have. :-)
Thanks
Dave

BobWarfield
06-04-2010, 12:01 PM
For a Rhino3D model of this pen:

http://www.cnccookbook.com/img/CADDrawings/HiTechPen.jpg

visit this page:

http://www.cnccookbook.com/MTCNCRhinoPen.htm

The link is under the illustration and is about 800K.

Cheers,

BW

DFMiller
06-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Thanks Bob. I will grab it later.
Dave

oldtiffie
06-04-2010, 05:35 PM
Here's a rhino:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Rhino-216.jpg

here's the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros

other rhino links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhino

beanbag
06-05-2010, 03:43 PM
I dunno, man. I don't think it's all that useful to be able to view a 3D object on an iPad. It's not like you can edit it or modify g code. On the other hand, it would be useful to have a feeds and speeds calculator that would also tell me things like spindle horsepower and chip thinning ;)

dp
06-05-2010, 03:46 PM
You can download Rhino for Windows and Rhino for Mac (beta) from McNeel. The demo is fully functional, includes tutorial example files, and you can save your files 5 times, I think, before the demo expires. I've never saved a file so I still have the original demo.

MuellerNick
06-05-2010, 04:32 PM
Re usefulness of Rhino on an iPad:
A friend of mine is making architectural models (and the like). He thinks the iPad is great for showing pictures and models to the client.
The client can easily browse through the photos (including a huge coolness-factor) and zoom through a model without messing around on your laptop.

Re cut and feed speed calculator:
I've been thinking about that. Problem is, my Mac doesn't run the current Mac-OS that is required for programing the iPad. So I would have to buy a mini-Mac. Still deciding, so many thing on the todolist.
I have been programming the Newton for a living, so I like the iPad a lot. And if the iPhoneOS is programmed in objective-C and only remotely similar to Cocoa, I see a lot of fun ahead. :rolleyes:


Nick