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Installing Rhino for Mac

Use these detailed instructions to install Rhino for Mac. This involves six steps.

If you run into problems, please email tech@mcneel.com with a complete description of the difficulty.

  • Request a link and license key. Enter your email address and click Next. We will send an email message to your email address.
  • Check your mail for a new message from Brian Gillespie: Welcome to Rhino 5 for Mac Evaluation.

2 - Download the Disk Image (dmg)

  • Open the email message.
  • Click on the link Download Rhino 5 for Mac Evaluation. This will start the download process. It will take a few minutes depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
  • Make note of the file name being downloaded. It will look like: Rhinoceros_5.x.dmg and be about 200 MB in size.
  • Write down the License code in item three of the email. You will need it in Step 5 below.

3 - Open the Disk Image (dmg)

  • Browse to your Downloads folder in Finder and find the Rhinoceros package you just downloaded.
  • Right-click on the installer and choose Open.
  • Read the short License Agreement and click Agree. Wait while the package will be opened and verified. You will see the following dialog:

  • Left-click and drag Rhinoceros.app into the Applications folder.
  • Find the Rhinoceros disk image on your Desktop. Right-click on it and Eject Rhinoceros.


4 - Launch Rhinoceros

  • Open Launchpad from your Dock to find the Rhinoceros application and start it. Wait while it is verified. You will see the following message:

  • Click Open
NOTE: If you are not presented with the option to Open Rhinoceros, you may want to check out this support topic.

5 - Enter your License Key

  • Click the Enter a License button.
  • Enter your Name, Organization (optional), and the License Key code from your email message.

  • Click Done.

6 - Validate and Register your license

  • The Rhino splash screen will open. Click the New Model button.

  • Welcome to License Validation will open. Click Continue.

  • Enter your email address in both fields and click Continue.

  • Register your license.

  • Click Continue.

  • Click Close to complete the process.


rhino/5/macinstall.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/05 by dan