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Rhinoceros (typically abbreviated Rhino, or Rhino3D) is a commercial 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) application software. Rhinoceros geometry is based on the NURBS mathematical model, which focuses on producing mathematically precise representation of curves and freeform surfaces in computer graphics (as opposed to polygon mesh-based applications).
Rhinoceros is used in processes of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), rapid prototyping, 3D printing and reverse engineering in industries including architecture, industrial design (e.g. automotive design, watercraft design), product design (e.g. jewelry design) as well as for multimedia and graphic design.
The Rhinoceros file format (.3DM) is useful for the exchange of NURBS geometry. The Rhino developers started the openNURBS Initiative to provide computer graphics software developers the tools to accurately transfer 3-D geometry between applications. An open-source toolkit, openNURBS includes the 3DM file format specification, documentation, C++ source code libraries and .NET 2.0 assemblies to read and write the file format, on supported platforms (Windows, Windows x64, Mac, and Linux).
Supporting data such as 3D scenes, models, lighting, materials, and geometry / animation are all stored in a single GLB file, eliminating the need for extra support files to access textures, geometry, shaders, animation, and other types of data required for a 3D view. GLB files are 30% smaller than glTF and its associated files, so they load and process faster.
GLB is compatible with various 3D visualization programs, such as Microsoft Paint 3D, Microsoft Remix 3D, Blender, Trimble 3D Warehouse, SketchUp.
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