Rhino 8 Connector is finally here!

Hey @Community !

We’re excited to announce that Rhino 8 connector is available with the latest 2.19.0-wip release. It took a little longer than expected due to some breaking changes with Rhino 8, but we’re glad it’s finally here! This wip release is for community testing :partying_face:. If you’re not feeling particularly adventurous, just stick to the stable 2.18 version for now to avoid any interruptions to your ongoing projects.

The official release for Rhino 8 connector will be available with the stable 2.19 release.

:pushpin: Rhino 8 connector is currently available only for Windows. We are working on adding support for Mac.

:warning: McNeel released Rhino v8.3 in January 2024 and this is a prerequisite requirement. Thanks to McNeel for working behind the scenes to remove some blockers. :rhinoceros:

How to install it?

To install 2.19.0-wip release for the Rhino Connector:

  1. Inside the “Rhino Connector” page, switch to the “Versions” tab.
  2. Toggle on the “Show Pre-releases” option at the top.
  3. From this list, select the 2.19.0-wip release.
  4. Click on the “Install” button next to it.

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Important :warning:

@jsdbroughton previously shared a workaround that would help you run Rhino 7 connector in Rhino 8. The good news is that the latest release of Rhino 8 doesn’t require that workaround anymore. So, please make sure you revert those changes:

  1. Run SetDotNetRuntime command.
  2. Switch it to Default.

Once you do these changes, you’ll be ready to use our connector inside Rhino 8!

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Hie, good news. But is it support grasshopper too ? I would like present paralmetric object which can ajust with grasshopper slider.

Yes, Grasshopper too.

Right now we’re testing side-by-side compatibility with PC installs of Rhino 7 & 8, Mac lovers may have to wait til that’s concluded.

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Well that’s fine,
This week I have too much work to do but next week i’ll look around.
It’s a good news

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THIS IS FANTASTIC! Do you have a timeline for the mac version?

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hey @grigoriadis.georges ,

We’re working on the Mac version, but it is a bit more challenging than Windows. But don’t worry, we’ll keep you in the loop and notify you as soon as it’s available for testing. Thank you for your patience!

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Hi @gokermu ,

This doesn’t appear to have worked for me. I just get a blank modal in the speckle and speckle mapper tabs. Is there a specific version of Rhino 8 that this is working with? We’re on SR1 (8.1.23325.13001, 2023-11-21).

Thanks

Ahh, yes, this is helpful info.

You do need the 8.3 patch release that came earlier this year; this removed some unused but blocking dependencies.

I have amended the original announcement post above to make this clearer

Welcome to speckle @Jmathers by the way :spockle_smirk:

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Thanks. Can confirm it works with the latest release.

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Hi @gokermu, do you have a rough estimate on when will it be available for testing? I’m operating in a mixed environment and the Windows side can be used with Rhino 8, but I wouldn’t necessarily want to change the .NET runtime as suggested here (SetDotNetRuntime is an unknown command on my Mac, I’m running Version 8 (8.6.24101.05002, 2024-04-10) on an M1 Max MBP - any thoughts?).

This is another note in the incompatibility headaches in the AEC with Apple column to move away from Macs, which is far too long by now. -.-

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We don’t tend to put a timeline on not-house-burning-down priority features, but it is fair to say that we know Rhino/GH compatibility is a crucial part of Speckle’s DNA.

Our primary release cycles are 6-8 weeks, which could be within 2.19 or the release after that.

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