McNeel does offer a substantial discount for fully-functional educational licenses to individuals, which can be a good alternative to the cloud licenses offered by the school. For more information, visit McNeel's educational site
To use the GSD's Rhino cloud licenses you will need to create an account with McNeel using your HarvardKey username. These cloud licenses are available to GSD affiliates only, and will work anywhere you have an Internet connection. VPN is no longer required for Rhino but may be required for certain plugins. McNeel's cloud license service only supports Rhino 6 for Windows, it will not work for Rhino for Mac.
Note: McNeel's account setup will only recognize usernames associated with the GSD (i.e. email@example.com ) if you do not have an @gsd.harvard.edu username, you will need to be ‘invited' to join the GSD's cloud license pool. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting access.
To install Rhino, first download the Latest Version from McNeel's website – make sure to download the full version, not the Evaluation.
When prompted, enter your HarvardKey username in the email field – you will then be given the option to download the installation file
Once downloaded, launch the installer and agree to the terms and conditions then choose Install Now
Once the installation completes, Launch Rhino by double-clicking the shortcut on your desktop
When prompted for a license, select Login
Enter your HarvardKey username in the login field and click the arrow to continue
McNeel should automatically recognize your ‘@gsd' address as a Harvard login and give you the option to sign in with Microsoft Azure AD
Once logged in successfully, you can close your browser and begin using Rhino