Shapr3d or rhinogold


#1

Hi, GUYS!Who help me? i have a problem… i´m a jewerly designer and i dont know wich program to decide if SHAPR3D OR RHINOGOLD.

THANKS


#2

Shapr3d is the best choice. Rhinos can be dangerous animals…


#3

Not to mention the upfront cost of $995 for Windows or $695 for Mac. Plus the Mac version is a full revision older. Then you need to consider the cost of the machine to run it.

Shapr3D is designed around the Apple Pencil and being portable. Lower up front cost and very powerful.

NOTE 11-29-18: My info was on Rhino3D and not RhinoGold. Sorry for the confusion.


#4

Shapr is great - and works on the iPad. However… the above statement isn’t quite correct. The Mac-version will probably be on the same level as the Windows version (V6) in about a year. There’s already a WIP-version. Pricing: the above mention prices are one time payments. McNeel doesn’t have subscriptions at all. That means you get all uppgrades for free until the next version (V7) ships - which would be in about 5-6 years. Just divide the price with 5-6 years.
I don’t know anything about Rhino gold, though. You’ll have to ask your question on the Rhino forum.
HTH

Philip


#5

I stand corrected. Thanks for pointing that out. My comments were on Rhino3D. Somehow I mistook RHINOGOLD as RHINO3D.

But I still believe my point is a valid consideration.

I just looked up RHINOGOLD and The upfront cost should still be a consideration.

https://gemvisionstore.com/RhinoGold-B1004.htm


#6

Oh, that seems quite expensive. It’s of course up to the professional to decide if it’s worth it. You have the freedom to choose - after trying out the different demos, of course.

Philip


#7

Agree totally. I just wanted to remind of the up front cost of the software and hardware. When its business related, obviously you want the tool that works best for you and the business. Plus it can be written off (to some level) as a business expense.


#8

Shark is dangerous also


#9

Rhinogold will be recommonded if he ask there.:grin:


#10

Not necessarily. The Rhinogold plug-in isn’t made by McNeel. There are many jewellers hanging out on the Rhino forum. I have the impression that some are using Rhinogold - or perhaps some other plug-in. Some of them are using just plain Rhino without plug-ins - or using Rhino/Grasshopper (the parametric plug-in included in Rhino V6). In any case I think you will get honest answers from that crowd. People there (as well as here on the Shapr forum) tend to be very helpful.

You should in any case try the demos, if you’re interested and have time. Then you’ll be able to make a better decision and figure out what suits you best. There are a lot of things that are easy to accomplish with Rhino and some stuff you might rather be doing in Shapr.

I also don’t think that it have to be one or the other. You can have both and use the best of both worlds - like me :wink: I like both Shapr and Rhino for what they are good at.

HTH

Philip