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bogdan onica asked ·

Can Aronld be used with Rhinoceros (Rhino Gold) ?

I am using Rhino Gold (for jewelry) from Rhinoceros and I saw that Arnold hasn't a supported plugin for this program. Can Arnold be used as stand-alone program?

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John Draisey answered ·

Hey Bogdan, so long as you export OBJs then Maya has an easy time dealing with Layers and letting you apply materials to each layer. But stick with Rhino 5. I found that Rhino 6 exports OBJs incorrectly, with layers merged together and instead interpreted as selection sets.

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bogdan onica answered ·

Thanks guys. Unfortunately I am using Windows, I will look into it but clearly it is disadvantage not having a plugin dedicated for Rhino.

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Shawn Kearney answered ·

If you have access to linux or mac, you could try exporting to alembic and using Gaffer to shade and light.

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Stephen Blair answered ·

Yes, but you would you would have to somehow translate the Rhino scene to Arnold.

That's what plugins like MtoA do: they translate a Maya scene into an Arnold scene, and then render it with Arnold.

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