New version for rhino 5 here
Auxpecker is an easy and free solution to get a pleasing realtime preview of objects directly on the viewport of Rhino3D v4.0. It is simply based on the use of environment maps; making viewport objects reflect in ways that reproduce / approximate the look of various materials. This technique is not meant as a preview for rendering in association with any render engine. It is a stand-alone method for communicating very pleasantly, in realtime, projects to your client.
Auxpecker 1.1 comes with a complete collection of pre-installed material maps and a plug-in for Rhino 4 allowing you an easier selection and us of the maps.
How to install Auxpecker plug-in?
- Install the Auxpecker folder in the rhino 4.0 plugin directory. Run rhino and go to Tools/Options and Plug-ins. Click on the install button and load Auxpecker.rhp.
- In Rhino, go to Tools/Toolbar Layout. Click on file and open Auxpecker.tb. Make the main toolbar active.
How to use Auxpecker plug-in?
- Select your object or part.
- Choose a material maps.
- Apply the material by clicking the icon at the top left corner of the Auxpecker library windows.