Here are the skills and experience that you can expect from us.

We have more than 15 years of combined experience developing software and technology for the visual effects industry, including workflow management and automation, plug-in development for digital content creation applications, and graphics research projects.


Fueled by our passion for computer graphics we utilise our skill set to develop interactive entertainment utilizing technologies such as Unity3D, OpenGL, and WebGL.


Our production experience in the visual effects industry, combined with our passion for computer graphics research, means we have an in-depth knowledge of how to efficiently incorporate and deliver 3D graphics components for sites and applications.


We can bring your software requirements into the modern world of web-based applications using modern frontend technologies as well as deliver scalable and robust backend solutions.


The mobile application space is a tough and competitive environment where stability and simplicity is king. We can design and develop your application, and guide you towards optimizing your user experience.


Experienced with environments where users generate terabytes of data on a daily basis. We can help you to optimise your existing software, scale horizontally, and allow your user base to skyrocket vertically.


We have experience codifying digital infrastructure and automating software deployments using technologies such as Chef, AWS OpsWorks / EC2, and Vagrant for reproducible environments that eliminates human error from the equation.


Building cutting edge technology and never-seen-before features can be an arduous journey that requires a good deal of research and experimentation. With our experience we can help you reach your destination.


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Where function meets creativity
Tailor-made solutions for graphics, interactive, web and mobile applications.

Leaping Rhino is a software development company specialising in 3D computer graphics applications such as interactive media and entertainment backed by systems architecture, software design and visual effects experience. We also develop tailor-made web and mobile applications and serve clients both locally and internationally. We have tremendous passion for the field and unparalleled dedication to our craft. With more than 15 years of combined experience in software development we feel confident in our ability to help clients achieve their goals.

The Team

The Leaping Rhino team is here to dedicate their time, skills and prowess to achieve your goals.
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Van Aarde Krynauw

Director – Software Developer
Van Aarde started hacking together video games in QBasic at the age of 12. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree (cum laude) in computer science from Stellenbosch University, and worked in the visual effects industry in Cape Town and Sydney.
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Morné Chamberlain

Director – Software Developer
Morné wrote his first computer program in the 6th grade in BASIC and started learning Turbo Pascal shortly thereafter. He holds a Master of Science degree (cum laude) in computer science from Stellenbosch University. He previously worked as a software developer in the visual effects industry.
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William Harley

Director – FX TD
William has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. He made his first game in 8th grade where he had his first encounter with computer graphics. He holds a diploma from the Animation school in cape town. He has been working in the visual fx industry since 2004 working on high end commercials and film.

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