PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, May 31, 2007 - Robert McNeel, creator of Rhino, is working on a Mac OS X version of Rhino. The product is currently in the early stages of development but no timeframe for a release was given.
"We'll turn it loose on Mac users for testing in a couple of weeks," says Bob McNeel, founder and CEO of Robert McNeel & Associates, who stated at today's press event that the Mactel [Macintosh Intel] platform may be fastest growing hardware platform. "This is new territory for us," he says, indicating a fair amount of testing will be needed before it is "right" for the Mac user.
The Mac version is being developed in parallel with the Windows of Rhino (currently the 4.0 release) but will not be released until after Rhino 5.0 for Windows has shipped. Again, no timeframe for Rhino 5.0 for Windows was available either. The company has traditionally had long gaps between product releases. For example, Rhino 4.0 was released three and a half years after Rhino 3.0
A likely name for the product would be "Rhino 5.0 for Mac" but the product has not been officially named.