Arion for Rhinoceros

Next generation rendering for designers


Arion for Rhinoceros is a fully integrated version of Arion right into McNeel's Rhinoceros 3D. All the power of physically-based, unbiased and GPU accelerated rendering at your fingertips from your native Rhinoceros 3D environment.


Arion for Rhinoceros tears down the obstacles that were common to previous unbiased renderers in terms of workflow. It brings the opportunity to work naturally and comfortably inside Rhinoceros 3D, and get the most cutting-edge quality and performance without changing your workflow a single bit.


Arion for Rhinoceros is really fast and takes advantages of all the compatible hardware inside your computer.


With Arion for Rhinoceros it is not necessary to export the scene data to a file or a stand-alone renderer, or to go back to the host app to make changes. Arion for Rhinoceros is fully integrated in Rhinoceros 3D and renders just like the native Rhinoceros engine, with a tremendously better speed and quality. Just by hitting the render button, Arion for Rhinoceros will turn the scene into a physically-based digital photography.


Arion for Rhinoceros plug-in supports Rhinoceros 5.0 32-bit and 64-bit.

Native Rhinoceros 3D plug-in - displacement - instancing - physically-based - GPU accelerated - Next-generation engine

Interactive Arion Display (IAD)

Arion for Rhinoceros gives you an unique way of setting up your scene lighting and materials by providing an interactive rendering window in addition to the offline renderer that uses Rhinoceros 3D's virtual frame buffer.


Arion for Rhinoceros interactive rendering window is a Rhinoceros 3D native panel and can be resized freely and docked in Rhinoceros 3D's user interface like any other panel.


This feature greatly reduces the setup time of cameras and materials, suppressing the need for lengthy test renders.


Remarkably, and unlike other render engines, Arion for Rhinoceros interactive rendering and offline rendering are producing the exact same output. What you have setup during an interactive rendering session, will look exactly the same in the final rendering.


Arion for Rhinoceros interactive rendering is fast, accurate and reactive, you will love it!

Native material editor

Arion for Rhinoceros exposes Arion's material properties through a new type of material inside the Rhinoceros 3D Material Editor. These properties use the native Rhinoceros 3D user interface with a comprehensive and familiar workflow.


Additionally, Arion for Rhinoceros is capable of interpreting some basic Rhinoceros 3D materials features such as color or bump automatically. Like always with RandomControl products, it is still possible to export a Rhinoceros 3D scene to a RandomControl Scene file to use the standalone rendering editor (sold separately).


With Arion for Rhinoceros Interactive Arion Display) IAD, you can edit your material and see the result in real-time and instant feedback.


The creative process becomes smooth and easy allowing you save the countless render tests of classic Rhinoceros render engines and spend more time in details and fine tuning that makes a great image.


Creating true-to-life materials and renders has never been easier in Rhinoceros!

Physically-correct materials

Every Rhinoceros 3D user will tell you how important it is that a rendered design look real.


Arion for Rhinoceros makes that easy by using physically-correct material simulation. Whether is it plastic, metal, glass, wood or any other material, Arion for Rhinoceros provides your the tools to render it right.


Plastics for instance are incredibly easy to setup thanks to plastic coatings which allow you to enable reflection and control its shininess and polish in just a few easy clicks.


Arion for Rhinoceros materials are so real that you will never want to go back again.


Simply realism, as it should be.

Camera simulation

Arion for Rhinoceros gives your more creative freedom with its physically-correct reflex-type camera and lens.


Arion for Rhinoceros camera accurately simulate a real camera and all its standard parameters for even greater control and a stunning output.


Depth of Field is reproduced just like in reality and provide a nice touch or realism when rendering close-ups. But it can be stretched to render miniature tilt-shift images as well, thanks to the adjustable focal length and film shift feature.


The physical camera also simulate the exposure through a shutter speed parameters, combined with the ISO speed setting and the tone-mapping operator of real famous cameras, Arion for Rhinoceros brings your imagination to a new level.

Physical sky and HDR lighting

Arion for Rhinoceros supports native Rhinoceros 3D sun and sky tool panel to illuminate your scene with an accurate and physically-correct daylight simulation automatically.


Both arbitrary and time-based atmosphere controls are supported to allow you to place the sun just the way you want it.


The Arion for Rhinoceros physical atmosphere is fully synchronized with Rhinoceros' native Sun panel and configuration tools and does not require extra learning or configuration.


Arion for Rhinoceros also ads its own item to Rhinoceros' native environment editor. This allows for full floating point 32-bit HDR image-based lighting of the highest quality.

Design and Jewellery

Designers and jewelers will love Arion for Rhinoceros. Shiny plastics, translucent materials, gemstones, metals... Every material can be reproduced with an easy and comprehensive user interface, with interactive feedback in your Arion Interactive Display.


Jewelers will enjoy a stunning rendering of dielectric materials with spectral dispersion, absorption and sub-surface scattering capabilities.


Arion for Rhinoceros is the answer to all your rendering problems, in just one plug-in. It's the ideal tool for just about everything. It does the job and it does it right.

Video tutorials

We propose a set of easy video tutorials to get your started with the basic usage of Arion for Rhinoceros covering everything from the installation to the creation of various kind of materials.


These video tutorials will help you feel comfortable with physically-correct rendering in no time. Don't be afraid, step up your renderings using Arion for Rhinoceros today.


The Arion for Rhinoceros tutorials will introduce you to all the basics of physically-based rendering and setups, from the creation of a simple diffuse material to an advanced Sub-Surface Scattered polyurethane resin scale model.


Checkout the video tutorial on our youtube channel.

And so much more!

  • Unlimited textures and texture size
  • Unlimited number of objects
  • Unlimited number of materials
  • Excellent noise stratification
  • Sub-Surface Scattering
  • Single Sheet Sub-Surface Scattering (S5)
  • Participating media (fog)
  • Mapped emitters
  • Real world emitter units
  • Coated reflections
  • Integratable rough dielectrics
  • Dispersion
  • Color maps ON/OFF switch
  • Bump maps ON/OFF switch
  • Efficient memory handling>
  • Physical sky
  • Draft engine
  • State of the art BSSRDF model
  • Stereoscopy
  • Falloff fresnel
  • Material override
  • Wireframe override
  • Fresnel reflections
  • Caustics ON/OFF switch
  • Editable emitters in realtime
  • Custom material ID channel
  • Custom object ID channel...

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Purchase a copy of Arion for Rhinoceros today for 795€ only        

Arion for Rhinoceros

The finest rendering quality for Rhinoceros, GPU accelerated.



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