For many of those that count McNeel’s Rhino among the tools in their toolset (and there’s a lot of you), having a native Mac app without the need to run Bootcamp or a virtual machine has been on the wishlist for quite a few years now.

While McNeel has been actively developing a Rhino for Mac solution and opened users up to various beta builds, the near-weekly updates became a cumbersome user experience for many and resulted in just hanging up the program until an official app was shipped.

Well, the time has finally come.

Announced by Bob McNeel himself this morning, the company will be officially announcing Rhino 5 for Mac, including introductory pricing and where to buy within the next few weeks.


In the meantime, interested users can sample the most updated iteration of their Rhino for Mac software, Release Candidate 1 (RC1), with both commercial and educational license keys that offer a full 90-day evaluation period.

Just be sure to head over to the Rhino for Mac RC1 download page before June 3rd, 2015 and you should be all set.

According to the company, RC1 will be shipped as the official Rhino for Mac unless a user tells the company about a significant problem. Even so, the company has been relentless in squashing bugs the past few years and would likely have something fixed within a matter of days – so the release timeframe still likely holds true even if significant problems are found.

Check it out for yourself by heading over to Rhino for Mac 5 Evaluation download page before June 3rd, 2015.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.