Bongo V2

Rhino v5 offers four simple camera based animation tools; turntable, fly-through, path and sun study. If your requirement involves animating objects as well as the camera all from within Rhino3d itself, then you need Bongo.  Bongo is a plug-in for Rhino3d.

Bongo v2 brings professional level animation to Rhino3d but is easy to use - just drag and drop to create animations in Rhino3d. Your animation can be previewed in Rhino and can be output to the following compatible renderers:

  • Rhino Render
  • Penguin
  • Brazil
  • Neon
  • Flamingo nXt
  • V-Ray for Rhino 


New in Bongo v2 for Rhino 

  • New Curve Editor and zoomable Timeline Editor give greater control over animations. 
  • Save multiple animations per file.
  • Control many more parameters with the new keyframe editor and improved tweening.
  • Create architectural animations from named views.
  • Expressions, Object morphing, layer animation, sun studies, video textures, new video formats and much more.
  • Support for 64-bit Rhino 5.

Key Features

Bongo Key Features

  • Object motion, rotation, and scaling using keyframing.
  • Object property keyframing – object color, visibility, gloss.
  • Constrain objects and views to multiple paths and other objects.
  • Viewport keyframing.
  • Light keyframing.
  • Powerful hierarchical animation for objects.
  • Render to single frames, AVI or MPEG using any Rhino compatible render plug-in or directly from the viewport display.
  • Real-time preview and fast timeline scrubbing in Rhino viewports using any shading mode.
  • Drag-and-drop keyframe manipulation.
  • All animation data stored with the Rhino .3dm file—no need to import or export.
  • • Easy-to-use looping.
  •  Reticle display for animated viewports.


New in Bongo 2.0


Technical Details

Technical Details / System Requirements:

 Bongo is a plugin for Rhino3d, we would suggest the hardware advise for Rhino itslef would apply when looking at new hardware, more information opn that here:

Bongo & Rhino3d System Requirements

There are also some sample build Windows Workstations showing suitable specifications for Rhino3d alone and also more powerful options which may be desirable if you are using Bongo together with any of the popular renderers for Rhino:

Rhino3d, Animation & Rendering Workstations


Basic Specification Requirements:

Rhino 5 for Windows runs on ordinary Windows desktop and laptop computers, with:


  • 1 GB RAM. 8 GB or more is recommended
  • DVD drive or an Internet connection for installation
  • 600 MB disk space
  • OpenGL 2 capable video card recommended
  • Note: Apple hardware is supported only with Bootcamp


Operating systems:

  • Windows 7 or 8 - recommended
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP (32-bit only) Service Pack 3
  • Note: Both 32- and 64-bit versions are installed on 64-bit Windows systems.



  • Service releases downloaded automatically
  • License validation and product registration is simplified


Not supported:

  • Linux
  • Windows NT, 95, 98, ME, or 2000
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Mac OS X, but an OS X version is under development.
  • Virtualization systems on OS X such as VMWare and Parallels


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