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Symvol™ for Rhino - Maker Version



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Symvol™ for Rhino - Maker Version, a plugin to the Rhinoceros® 3D modeling system, is a volume-based modeling extension for the creation of both organic and mechanical objects that are always watertight and ideal for 3D printing.

Symvol features:

  • Fast and dynamic form finding (dynamically change any underlying form at anytime)
  • Always watertight
  • Advanced micro-structures
  • Symbolic modeling (hyper-parametrization)
  • Direct surface and volume deformation (by control points)

 

Symvol™ is a volumetric modeling system which makes using it more like working with a malleable material, such as clay or metal, as opposed to existing modeling systems which seem more like working with a collection of paper sheets glued together. With Symvol, whatever is done during modeling, the volume created is always a valid solid object - never any cracks and other surface issues.

GET STARTED HERE. Maker is a great place to get started with Symvol as it is our free non-commericial version, with most of the same features as our commercial, Community version.

Limitations: Maker does have limitations on the size of meshes that can be used (500 polygons or less), and after 60 days, it is only possible to create and modify models with less than 15 nodes in the construction tree. (See the Comparison Chart for more on the differences).

Advantage: With Maker we will never limit your ability to open, view and export (to all supported export formats) any Symvol model.

  • One-on-one training sessions are also available on the Purchase page.

 

Key features

• Fast and dynamic form finding
• Always watertight
• Advanced microstructures
• Infinite level of detail
• Tiling of geometry at any scale
• Organic blending of soft and sharp objects
• True morphing of any object to any other
• Dynamic warping
• Direct modification of any element of a model at anytime in the modeling process
• Easy to use parametrized interface with construction graph and customizable bookmarks
• Multi-scale dynamic rendering
• Guaranteed model integrity and watertight generation of meshes for 3D printing
• Incredibly small, easy to transmit file sizes

Other features

• Extensive list of available primitives such as major quadrics, superellipsoid, canal volume
• Set operations ("Boolean"): union, intersection, subtraction
• Bounded blending
• Deformations (twist, taper, bend)
• Orthogonal and polar arrays
• Contour extrusions and revolutions
• Slices generation and export in the SLC and CLI formats
Minimal Requirements to Run Symvol™

Rhinoceros® version 4.0 SR8
Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows 7 OS
Dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz
3 GB RAM
25 MB free disk space for installation
1,024 x 768 display or higher
High color (16 bit) graphics card
Recommended Requirements to Run Symvol™

Rhinoceros® version 4.0 SR8
Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows 7 OS
2 quad-core processors, 3.0 GHz
6 GB RAM
25 MB free disk space for installation
1,024 x 768 display or higher
High color (16 bit) graphics card