T-Splines is to cease selling or producing updates of its Rhino plug-in on 7 January 2017, having made the decision to simplify its portfolio and include the technology in parent company Autodesk’s Fusion 360 CAD tool.
Those using T-Splines for Rhino 5 will still be able to use their installed software without interruption and possibly be even able to install and activate the software on new machines.
“We will not update these plug-ins for Rhino 6 or any future versions. For those who want to continue to use T-Spline technology beyond Rhino 5, Autodesk has integrated T-Splines in Autodesk Fusion 360 and plans to continue to actively develop it.”
The higher end surfacing and visualisation technology found in the Shape Modeling and Real-time Renderer plug-ins have been integrated into Autodesk Alias.
Autodesk acquired T-Splines in December 2011, and until now has allowed the continued production of popular plug-ins for other vendor’s software.