Customers have asked for a way to apply a unique watermark to geometric objects in files so they can be traced. Rhino 5 has added a tool to watermark curves, surfaces, and polysurfaces. The watermark persists when objects are saved, copied, transformed, exploded, or exported. If a user does not know the watermark pass phrase, then there is no way for a user to detect that an object is watermarked.
There are two new commands in Rhino 5, ApplyWatermark and FindWatermark.
We know many of our customers would like to know more details and want a perfect way to protect their intellectual property. But …
So, how can you use watermarking to your advantage? If you are sharing a valuable model with an outside entity, watermark every object in the model before you send it out. If you later find a part of your model someplace it should not be, load it into Rhino and see if it has your watermark. If so, then you can start asking questions.
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