Rhino for Mac OS X (codename: Wenatchee) is still in beta, so it has been still unstable, no plug-ins (like MonkeyScript) and no rendering tool. I use school’s license Rhino so far, I did’t use it actually so far. But the term of each build has been so short, and now it’s somehow stable . I mean, for ‘light use.’
Wenatchee (work-in-progress) builds will be available by invitation to a few brave individuals that can stand the pain of helping to keep the early builds running.
Sometimes, I open the program, and draw some meaningless boxes ((I even finish one visual study class with this ‘test’ ))… Copy them, and paste them here and there… and put some light… and test its rendering quality… – Actually I’m not a good 3D operator. Always just “TEST.” It’s like a scribbling for fun. In fact, when I draw that image, it was not only for fun. There was some intention – “TEST” for another design option – and I also wanted to test beta Rhino’s stability. To add, now Wenatchee (beta Rhino Mac OS X’s code name) has its own inner renderer, I also wanted to test that.
Yes, these images are like old Eisenman’s work. – I mean, not the quality of work or space, rather its randomness, which Eisenman never said it’s random. I don’t want to criticize his work, or insist my genius of scribbling. We know the huge difference between Eisenman’s age and ours. Now, a jobless bored man can scribble something like Eisenman’s work within 30 min. Even with ‘beta’ state of product! The wonderful development of digital technology in every field, not only in architecture is ALSO nothing new. it’s more like our daily life. Yes, there’s Rhino for iPad!
Admiration of advance technology itself is yesterday’s, but these ideas of digital age – copy, paste, tilt, rotate, drag & drop… and all the UIs of touch screens… it was only in a brain of a genius like Eisenman, and now it’s in everyone’s life. And, for FUN. Now it’s natural daily life.