Rhinoceros is described as 'Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Rhinoceros for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and the Web. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rhinoceros are FreeCAD (Free, Open Source), SketchUp (Freemium), Autodesk Maya (Paid) and Autodesk 3ds Max (Paid).
- Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking. View 141 alternatives to Blender
- Free • Open Source
Blender vs RhinocerosExcept the interfarce to control Dimensions, Blender can do everything that Rhino can do + Blender renders life like + Blender functions similar to T splineIts not a NURBS modeling softwareBlender is a good tool, but it's not based on nurbs surface. I think it only should be used for media creation(game, video footage, movies...), not design product or industrial thing. (NEVER USE this tool for design something have to came out real life)poly based software not nurbs basedBlender is polygonal modelling software. NURBS features are just timesaver options there.Blender does not support NURBS so it is not suitable for industry and production
- SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical... View 151 alternatives to SketchUp
- Freemium • Proprietary
SketchUp vs RhinocerosBoth are used for say interior/exterior design and both have v-ray render plugin (separate buy)
- MoI’s sleek intuitive UI blends a fluid easy workflow with powerful tools, making it the perfect choice for someone who has been frustrated with the complexity of existing CAD tools. View 19 alternatives to MoI - Moment of Inspiration
- Paid • Proprietary
MoI - Moment of Inspiration vs RhinocerosMoI uses the same 3dm file as rhino and NURBS design. The UI is easier to navigate so you do not have to spend ages looking for the right command, moreover it can be easily customized. You can add shortcuts and run scripts if you need additional features and use the forum to get any help you might need. I used rhino since version 2.0 but prefer Moi because is more design focused. It does not have an internal render engine, but there are plenty available nowadays.