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Bongo 2.0

Bongo 2.0 - Animation for designers

Bongo 2.0. More power to animate in Rhino.

  • Powerful newtimeline and curve editor
  • Save multiple animations per file.
  • Control hundreds more parameters with the new keyframe editor and improved tweening.
  • Create architectural animations from named views.
  • Animate mechanical systems with the new IK engine.
  • Use the powerful new expressions.

Fully Bongo 1.0 compatible - and just as easy to use.

  • Just drag and drop to create animations in Rhino.
  • No losing valuable time changing between programs.
  • Preview inside Rhino, in real time, in any shading mode.
  • Render to video using any compatible renderer.

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  • Forward Kinematics - Moving, Rotation, and Scaling
  • Constrain objects to curves.
  • Force objects to look at other objects.
  • Look-Along constraints.
  • Viewport keyframing.
  • Constrain viewport camera location and target to path.
  • Automatic and user-defined acceleration and speed.
  • Hierarchical relationships between animated objects.
  • Render to single frames or AVI using any Rhino compatible render plug-in.
  • Real-time preview in Rhino viewports using any shading mode.
  • Timeline scrubbing in any shade mode.
  • Industry standard-like timeline interface.
  • Drag and drop keyframe manipulation.
  • Animation mode button allows easy input of keyframes just by dragging objects.
  • All animation data stored with the 3dm file - no need to import or export.
  • Controller objects.
  • Dockable interface.
  • No special system requirements beyond what is needed for Rhino.

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Bongo 2.0 - animation for designers

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System Requirements

System Requirements and Recommendations

Bongo has the same minimum system requirements as Rhino 5.

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


Note: Apple hardware is supported only with Bootcamp.

  • 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
  • No more than 63 CPU Cores.

Operating systems:

Note: Both 32- and 64-bit versions are installed on 64-bit Windows systems.

  • Windows 7 or 8 - recommended
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP (32-bit only) Service Pack 3


  • 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. Details...
  • Virtualization systems on OS X such as VMWare and Parallels



Bongo 2.0

Bongo 2.0 beta program is over. You are invited to try the evaluation version. Details...

Bongo 1.0 Evaluation version

Try before you buy. This is a fully functional version with the limitation that it saves animation data only 30 times. Rhino 3.0 or 4.0 is required...

Service Release 8

A few new commands, a few dozen bug fixes, and Rhino 3.0 and 4.0 support. Download...

Bonus Tools

A suite of additional commands to give you greater control over keyframe manipulation. The tools are updated regularly, so check back often. Download...


Tools to allow C++ Rhino plug-in developers to code Bongo specific commands. Includes complete source code for the Bonus Tools. Developers only. Download...