Tool Palette



Mindesk allows you to control Rhino with your VR controller instead of mouse and keyboard. 


You can still use Rhino in the traditional way by just removing your headset. Once you start Mindesk, turn on your VR controllers and continue working immersed in the Rhino space.


Your controllers are replaced by two virtual controllers in the virtual world. The left one is marked with a red M, while the right one has a blue M engraved on it. This allows you to easily recognize controllers since they’re used for different functions.



'Make' tab



The Make tab of the tool palette contains all main design tools used in Mindesk. You can select design tool from the palette before start working on your project. 


Press the Pad button on the left controller to open the tool palette. While the palette is open, hover the right controller to select the desired tool and press the right trigger button to activate it. Once successfully picked, the tool should appear on the side of each controller. 


In the tool palette you can activate and deactivate VR SNAP tools as well. 


The tool palette is divided into two areas: design tools are listed on the left as 3D icons, while VR SNAP functions are listed to the right as text.



'Surfaces' tab



The Surfaces tab contains the main surfacing tools used in Rhinoceros. With these features you can create surfaces starting from Rhino curves or edit existing ones.


To use a tool just follow the same procedure as for the features in the Make section.



'Review' tab



The Review tab contains inspection and markup tools used in design reviews. You can select design tool from the palette before start working on your project. 


To use a tool just follow the same procedure as for the features in the Make section.


The right area of this section hosts a list of the main view scale. Use the switches to lock the VR navigation on a particular view scale.



'Grasshopper' tab



We address the Grasshopper tab in this article.