Flamingo nXt brings the ray-tracing and Radiosity rendering to Rhino. This easy to use plug-in adds outstanding photorealistic rendering and animation functionalities to the powerful modeling features of Rhino. High quality photorealistic images of your designs can now be created effortlessly.
Flamingo nXt runs inside Rhino and has the same hardware requirements. Rhino with Flamingo nXt runs on ordinary Windows desktop and laptop computers.
Key Features and Benefits
Easy to Use - With nXt you don't need to be a professional renderer to get realistic results quickly. You provide materials and lighting and press the Render button. nXt provides the simulation. Unlike many rendering products, there are very few settings to worry about or understand.
Physically-Based - nXt produces realistic results by simulating light transport in your model. Indirect lighting as well as complex reflection and refraction can be easily incorporated into the simulation. Interior and exterior daylight simulations, HDR image-based lighting, and many other techniques are all handled easily, with minimal configuration requirements.
Fast - nXt uses efficient, modern ray-casting technology to produce results as quickly as possible. All processor cores are automatically utilized in parallel. Images are continually refined and improved over time.
Loaded with Extras: - Image Editor with support for multiple lighting channels. - 3D Plant Editor. - Render Farm support. - Content libraries (plants, materials, HDRi). - Pre-textured mesh support. - Support for 3rd party texture sets.
Default lighting presets for quick setups of common scenes
Advance use of high dynamic range images for scene lighting.
Free library of high Quality HDRI images for lighting.
Soft shadows calculated automatically.
Indirect lighting calculated enhancing depth in renderings.
Lighting Channels allow you to edit light strength realtime without the need to re-render the scene.
Automated daylight calculation based on lighting presets.
Material templates for common materials
Blurry reflections, control over Fresnel effects and reflection styles
New Bump Mapping
True Displacement Mapping
Materials stored in model for easy transfer to others
Drag and Drop material assignment
Multiple render engines for maximum flexibility to render. (Default, Hybrid, Path tracing)
Progressive render continues to improve effects each pass
Less memory needed for models with many of the same block
Alpha channel support for compositing in backgrounds or objects
Tone mapping for brighter images
Burn control - White point adjustment
Post-processing - no re-rendering required
Depth of Field
Adjust lighting channels
Fractal tree generator
Background rendering option allows modeling while rendering
RenderFarm (Network Rendering)
Set multiple computers to rendering on image
Distribute render to other computers while working
Educational License Features
Flamingo nXt 5Educational Student License by McNeel.
Available for students and teachers.
In order to work properly, your copy of Flamingo nXtEducational requires:
McNeel Rhino for Windows and Mac Rhino for Students: The most powerful NURBS 64-bit modeling tool, with Grasshopper. The professional 3D design CAD now available for students at an affordable price.
Support & Maintenance
Technical support for Flamingo nXt is available directly from McNeel by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone from 8am to noon, and between 1pm to 5pm Pacific Time at the number (206) 545-6877. For more technical support information and options please visit the Robert McNeel tech support page.
Proof of Academic Status
If you are a student with an acceptable form of academic ID at a primary school, secondary school, college, university, or career state-accredited school, you qualify to order a single-user educational license.
Provide your academic ID AND one of the following with your order:
Your current class schedule DATED for the current school term
Your transcript DATED for the current school term
Your tuition bill DATED for the current school term
There is a limit of one license per product, per individual at the Educational price.
The Educational license is for that individual's own use -not to be shared with others, or installed throughout their company.
If you are a member of the faculty or staff with an acceptable form of academic ID at a primary school, secondary school, college, university, or career state-accredited school, you qualify to order a single-user educational license.
Provide one of the following with your order:
Your current course schedule DATED for the current school term
Faculty/staff pay stub from the current school term
Any government accredited school can order single-user educational licenses or lab licenses on a school purchase order or procurement card.
These licenses can only be run on computers owned by the school.
Sending the Proof
Information regarding where to send your Proof of Educational Status will be automatically e-mailed to you upon receipt of your order. You can also check our Educational Orders FAQ.
Novedge does not provide technical support for educational versions of the software. If you need technical support please refer to the manufacturer website for additional information.