Error initializing plugin

I’m getting the below error when I try to load a plugin (Pachyderm) into Rhino:


What could be the issue?

Have you written to the e-mail address of the developer yet? They’ll know best.

Yes, he said for some reason this is happening on some users’ computers and neither he nor Rhino is able to replicate it, and asked me to uninstall and reinstall both. I’m a bit apprehensive about doing that because I don’t want this process to mess up my other plugins. That’s going to be a last resort. I thought I’ll check in here as well before I do that.

As an aside will uninstalling and reinstalling Rhino mess up my other plugins?

Instead of uninstalling and reinstalling you could first just try a repair of your already installed Rhino (Window Start menu > Settings > Apps > Rhino > Repair).

Further it’d be useful if you pasted the results of the Rhino command ˋ_SystemInfoˋ for further diagnostics.

Okay, I’ll try that and get back.

Here’s the info:

Rhino 6 SR29 2020-8-25 (Rhino 6, 6.29.20238.11501, Git hash:master @ 06b936ae4e8c289ecccfd6b5ee9bacccc60eded1)
License type: Commercial, build 2020-08-25
License details: Stand-Alone

Windows 10.0 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 7.9Gb)
Machine name: L11LTSGRI0180

Non-hybrid graphics.
Primary display and OpenGL: Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 7-8-2020 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 - Build

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: Height

Vendor Name: Intel
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 - Build
Driver Date: 7-8-2020
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1 GB

Rhino plugins
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 6.29.20238.11501
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp “RhinoScript”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp “IdleProcessor”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 6.29.20238.11501
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp “Alerter”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 6.29.20238.11501
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 6.29.20238.11501
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
c:\Program Files\Solemma\ALFA\bin\ALFAforRhino6.rhp “ALFA”

At least you are on the current SR of Rhino. I don’t have further ideas to try out here apart from ensuring Windows is up to date.

One thing you could ask the plug-in developer is what vc runtime against it was built. Maybe it is an older one that no longer is installed with Windows 10 and needs to be separately installed. But that requires info from the plug-in developer.

Yay it finally worked! I repaired both.Thank you.

Enjoy Rhino and Pachyderm :slight_smile: