Penguin for Non-Photorealistic Rendering

Penguin is a conceptual, sketch and cartoon, non-photometric scan line renderer that runs within Rhino. With Penguin you can create stylized images of your models with an artistic look for enhanced graphic and visual appeal.

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Car model by Jiro Katayama

Penguin brings freehand sketching, watercolor painting and cartoon-like rendering to Rhino and AutoCAD.

Penguin has the same hardware requirements. Rhino with Penguin runs on ordinary Windows desktop and laptop computers. Penguin works with Rhino 3 and 4.

Image by Sean Hilliard

Penguin for AutoCAD

No special hardware is needed beyond what is required for AutoCAD. Penguin works with 3D models of AutoCAD 2000 to 2008, including AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Mechanical.

Penguin Features

Penguin is easy to use and works seamlessly inside Rhino. It provides a host of features that speed and simplify image rendering for conceptual design or illustration purposes.

In short, these are the Penguin features:

  • Conceptual, non-photorealistic renderer.
  • Fast. Quickly produces an image in the desired resolution.
  • Uses OpenGL rendering for fast results.
  • Works inside Rhino or AutoCAD. Render changes to the model immediately. You never need to export or start over.
  • Renders all models (except Flamingo or AccuRender plants).
  • Batch rendering through scripts.
  • Antialiasing with user control.
  • Can be combined with Flamingo or AccuRender renderings for true artistic results.
  • Two rendering modes (and more will be made available): sketch and cartoon.
  • Ability to create your own rendering styles based in these rendering modes.
  • Support for TGA, BMP, PCX, PNG and JPEG file formats.
  • Background bitmap.

Sketch rendering mode

Simulates hand drafting. It allows you to create images in styles that look like drawings using pencil, ink, chalk, pen marker, watercolor (and others).


Configurable parameters for the wavy or straight lines. Control over line width, intensity, and color.

Texture fill. Simulating pencil, watercolor. User definable texture fill styles.

Cartoon rendering mode

Objects rendered with a limited number of shades and edges draw with a line to generate "illustration" drawings.


Controls the color and width of the silhouettes, borders, and creases.

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Penguin 3D has got an advice selling price of:

€ 295,-

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Windows Vista or higher

Dual Core Processor
3D Video Card (OpenGL)

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