Are you coming from Rhino for Windows? Thinking of making the leap to OS X? Or just curious? This is a brief guide to get your bearings…
A command options dialog then appears that has all the command options that appear in the Rhino for Windows prompt line. You can drag this dialog anywhere on the screen and Rhino will remember where you put it.
If you also like to type the command option values, check the Always provide an input field in command options dialog for typed values in the Legacy preferences panel. Now each option prompt will have one of its letters underlined. You can type that letter and press Return to invoke that option.
You never need to move the cursor at all when typing values in the command options dialog. Just type and Rhino will enter your values into the dialog automatically. All your habits for using the command line in Rhino for Windows work exactly the same in Rhino for Mac.
|Key||Action||+ Command key|
|Left Arrow||Rotate left||Pan left|
|Right Arrow||Rotate right||Pan right|
|Up Arrow||Rotate up||Pan up|
|Down Arrow||Rotate down||Pan down|
Pinching two fingers on the trackpad zooms the current view in or out.
To change this behavior, in Rhinoceros > Preferences > Trackpad, you can check Use two fingers to pan and rotate views.
Missing keyboard keys
A laptop keyboard does not have a separate Home, End, PageDn, or PageUp key, but the fn key in combination with other keys duplicates the key function.
|Key||+ fn key|
|Up Arrow||Page Up|
|Down Arrow||Page Down|
A number of commands and features that are available only in Rhino for Mac version. There a number of additional ways you can invoke commands besides clicking tool palette buttons or typing a command.
Navigating with a Magic Mouse
To enable this behavior, in Rhinoceros > Preferences > Trackpad, check Use two fingers to pan and rotate viewport views.
You can also assign commands to three-finger or four-finger swipes on the trackpad. In our tests, the four-finger left and right swipes can be unreliable, and the four-finger up and down swipes never work. If you want to try these, remember that the Mac OS X also assigns actions to these gestures, so you will need to disable the OS X settings in System Preferences.
Set the commands to run in Rhinoceros > Preferences > Mouse > Screen Edges. Type the command you want executed when you touch a screen edge.
_-Layer _Visible=_Toggle _Enter: Toggles the Layers panel on and off
ToggleObjectPropertiesPanel: Turns the Properties panel on and off. This is especially useful as a Screen Edge command. For example: In Rhinoceros > Preferences > Mouse on the Screen Edges tab, in the Right edge edit box, type ToggleObjectPropertiesPanel. Touching the right screen edge will then turn the Object Properties panel on and off.
ToggleOsnapPanel: Turns the OSnap panel on and off.
ToggleOsnapPanelUnderCursor: Pops up the OSnaps panel under the cursor, making it easy to change OSnap settings. The panel disappears when you move the cursor off the panel. Assign this command to a mouse button if you have a mouse with more than three buttons, or to a trackpad swipe gesture.
ToggleActiveToolPalettes: The active tool palettes are all the tool palettes (except the Main tool palette) that are currently visible. This command lets you turn those tool palettes on and off.
In Rhinoceros > Preferences > Tool Palettes, the Hide tool palettes when starting commands and the Hide main tool palette when hiding other tool palettes options let you keep tool palettes hidden. The ToggleMainToolPalette and ToggleActiveToolPalettes commands, along with these settings, let you show the tool button palettes only when you need them.
System Preferences > Trackpad > More Gestures
Rhinoceros > Preferences > Trackpad
Rhinoceros > Preferences > Tool Palettes
Rhinoceros > Preferences > Mouse > Screen Edges