Rhino for Marine Design

Rhino is exceptionally versatile and precise, making it indispensable for various creatives, including those that need a powerful asset for marine design and naval architecture.

At the core of Rhino’s appeal is its foundation in NURBS modelling which helps create intricate, seamless curves and surfaces. This capability resonates with the demands of marine design, where the contours of ship hulls and watercraft are critical. Rhino’s advanced surface manipulation tools allow designers to accurately emulate hydrodynamic profiles, ensuring vessels are not only visually appealing but also optimised for performance.

Additionally, the software’s compatibility with plugins tailored for marine design enhances its functionality by providing specialised tools for hydrostatic analysis, stability assessment, and parametric modelling of ship structures.

Through Rhino, marine designers can translate their visions into precise 3D models, allowing effective communication with shipbuilders, engineers, and stakeholders. This adaptability and comprehensive toolset make it an indispensable companion for those who look to navigate the intricate waters of marine design.


NURBS Modeling

Rhino is based on NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline) modelling, which allows for the creation of smooth and precise curves and surfaces. This makes it well-suited for producing accurate and high-quality 3D models.

3D Modelling Tools

Rhino offers a wide range of tools for creating, editing, and manipulating 3D geometry. These tools include options for drawing curves, surfaces, solids, and more.

Learning Curve

While Rhino’s interface is user-friendly, it can have a learning curve just like any 3D application. However, you’ll find many helpful tutorials, online resources, and communities available to help users learn and improve their skills.

Rendering and Visualisation

While Rhino itself is primarily a modelling software, it also supports various rendering plugins or integrations that allow you to create realistic visualisations of your models.

Rhino 3D

Rhino 3D for Mac & Windows

This is the base package of Rhino. Professional, versatile, and available as a perpetual licence – pay once and it’s yours to keep!


Orca for Rhino

Plug Orca into Rhino to add tools entirely focussed on marine design from initial hull designs all the way through to advanced hydrostatics and CFD.

Requires Rhino

Rhino Orca Bundle

Bundle: Rhino & Orca

Rhino and Orca together – everything you need to design intricate and accurate marine designs faster than ever before.