Welcome to Neon!
Neon™ is a free, fully raytraced viewport plug-in for Rhino 5. Developed in collaboration with Caustic Professional, Neon adds a new viewport mode called "Raytraced with Neon" - there's almost no other UI - it just works.
Neon helps a designer to quickly evaluate and establish the form, color, texture, lighting, and material requirements of object components within a scene, very early on.
Best of all, Neon is free for registered users of Rhino 5!
Full support for Rhino 5 rendering tools
Neon supports all Rhino 5 rendering features - including the sun, skylight, groundplane, standard materials, environments and most procedural textures.
Neon is a fully working viewport mode. You can edit your model just like any other mode and Neon keeps up. It supports in-command previews (like BlendSrf), real time dragging and many other commands.
Support for Brazil 2.0 Advanced Rendering
In addition, Neon supports many Brazil settings if Brazil 2.0 Service Release 2 (or later) is installed on your computer. This includes most Brazil materials, the GI environment, most Luma server settings, Depth of Field - along with a raft of other bits and pieces. More is coming soon!
Neon works best on powerful hardware, but it's usable on most modern mid-range computers - even laptops. It doesn't require a powerful video card. We recommend 64-bit Rhino 5.0 with at least 4Gb of RAM and an I7 processor - preferably Sandybridge/IvyBridge.
Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8 is required. It does not work on Rhino 4.0, nor Windows XP.
You can download the latest Neon from here: