Display Issues Rhino Mac

Hi there

I just updated my mac to macOS Monterey and the display looks buggy now:

I also updated my rhino, so everything is new. I didn’t had it before? Anybody know what it could be?


What display mode are you using?

What happens if you change the display mode?

Disabling GPU tessellation should fix this OpenGL issue.

Can you provide your SystemInfo (type in command line and paste here)

These artifacts are due to OpenGL issues with Apple, which have been addressed in recent updates. If you are on a recent build please send us the file for testing, if not please update. Thanks.

Another option is TestMetal in Rhino 8 WIP.

Upload to McNeel Tech Support

Yes, that worked for me in the past. Recently, this issue came back. Not for all files, just for some. I have disabled the GPU tessellation and the issue persist. Have a look here:

the Systeminfo is:

Rhino 7 SR21 2022-7-27 (Rhino 7, 7.21.22208.13002, Git hash:master @ c31aea87137a5d0de449338a7ef6856f49dd4797)
License type: Commercial, build 2022-07-27
License details: Cloud Zoo

Apple macOS Version 12.5.1 (Build 21G83) (Physical RAM: 16Gb)
Mac Model Identifier: MacBookPro16,1
Language: en-GB (MacOS default)

AMD Radeon Pro 5300M OpenGL Engine (OpenGL ver:4.1 ATI-4.8.101)

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: ATI Technologies Inc.
Render version: 4.1
Shading Language: 4.10
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: n/a
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 4080 MB
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
Displays: Color LCD (264dpi 2x)

Graphics processors
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (1536 MB)
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M (4 GB)
Color LCD (1792 x 1120 @ 59.00Hz)

USB devices
GenesysLogic: USB3.1 Hub
USB C : USB C Video Adaptor
Microsoft: Microsoft® Classic IntelliMouse®
Apple: composite_device
Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Backlight
Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Display
Apple Inc.: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Apple: Headset
Apple Inc.: Ambient Light Sensor
Apple Inc.: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Inc.: Apple T2 Controller

Bluetooth devices

Third party kernel extensions

Third party plugins
/Users/vincentnowak/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.2.rhp/libDLRhinoNative.dylib
/Users/vincentnowak/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.2.rhp/libPolygonCruncherSDK.dylib
/Users/vincentnowak/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.2.rhp/libSyncData.dylib
/Users/vincentnowak/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.2.rhp/libomp.dylib
/Users/vincentnowak/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.2.rhp/libc++.1.dylib

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
/Users/vincentnowak/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.2.rhp “Twinmotion Direct Link 2020”
/Users/vincentnowak/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/packages/7.0/EleFront/4.2.2/ElefrontProperties.rhp “ElefrontProperties”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.21.22208.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools” 7.21.22208.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 7.21.22208.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.21.22208.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 7.21.22208.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/Displacement.rhp “Displacement” 7.21.22208.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render” 7.21.22208.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RDK_EtoUI.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.21.22208.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.21.22208.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots” 7.21.22208.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhMaterialEditor.framework “Renderer Development Kit” 7.21.22208.1002

And i have uploaded the file as well…

Hi @Vincent_Nowak1 sorry for the late answer to your issue. I happened to find this thread after another report of this has been made. In that case the problem went away after unplugging the monitor. Can you confirm if this is the case in your setup as well? I just opened your model on my MacBook and don’t see any issues with it, but I don’t have a screen I can connect it to. Do you have another screen you can connect to your mac? Does it happen at any screen resolution you choose?

How does this relate to your mac screen settings?

Hi Gijs

Thanks for looking into this. It’s indeed very annoying and I can’t work properly. The issue comes all of a sudden within a running rhino session. It goes away after restarting my Mac and this is what i do. Not perfect, but … yeah… If you have a more elegant solution, please let me know …

I ran into this issue myself the other day when after to mac os 12.6.3. Oddly turning ON Gpu tesselation fixed it for me, but today I cannot seem to repeat this issue.