Jagged shadow

why my shadow is very pixelated and jagged when I zoom in ?

system info
Rhino 7 SR11 2021-9-21 (Rhino 7, 7.11.21264.11001, Git hash:master @ 17b325a2a0e317a9818050aaccd3d68ee8e46d71)
License type: Evaluation, build 2021-09-21
License details: Stand-Alone
Expires on: 2021-11-27

Windows 10.0.19043 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [59% battery remaining]

Non-hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (NVidia) Memory: 8GB, Driver date: 8-5-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 471.68
> Integrated accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.6 (primary GPU’s maximum)

Anti-alias mode: 8x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 8-5-2021
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 8 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Karamba\License\Karamba3D_LicensePlugin_Rhino7.rhp “Karamba3DLicense”
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\Thea For Rhino (0ab51401-0ca2-45e3-94e0-46d77b129353)\2021.3.2.0\Thea_V3\TheaForRhino7.rhp “Thea For Rhino”
C:\ProgramData\Beam\App\MKS\bin\RHINOBEAM.dll “MKS BEAM”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Tibidabo\Tibidabo.rhp “Tibidabo”
C:\Program Files\RhinoNestRhino6\System\RhinoNest.rhp “RhinoNest” 4.6.18354.2
C:\Users\user\Downloads\saveassvgld.rhp “SaveAsSVG_LD”
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Enscape\Bin64\Enscape.Rhino7.Plugin.dll “Enscape.Rhino7.Plugin” 0.0.21231.815
c:\Program Files\Solemma\ClimateStudio\bin\ClimateStudioRhino.rhp “ClimateStudioRhino” 1.4.7920.28915
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\KeyShot10RhinoPlugin (ccedd9da-83b9-429a-aec5-8ec90b85fe67)\\KeyShot10RhinoPlugin\Rhino 7\KeyShot10RhinoPlugin.rhp “KeyShot10RhinoPlugin”
C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\V-Ray for Rhinoceros\V7\VRayForRhino.rhp “V-Ray for Rhino”
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\EleFront\4.2.2\ElefrontProperties.rhp “ElefrontProperties”
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\NVIDIADenoiser\0.4.2\NVIDIADenoiser.Windows.rhp “NVIDIADenoiser.Windows”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Tibidabo\VisualARQ.rhp “VisualARQ”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.11.21264.11001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp “RhinoScript”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp “IdleProcessor”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.11.21264.11001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.11.21264.11001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp “Alerter”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IronPython\RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 7.11.21264.11001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.11.21264.11001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Grasshopper\GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 7.11.21264.11001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.11.21264.11001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\PanelingTools\2021.3.2.446\PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools”

Is your model a long way from the 0,0 World coordinate origin?

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CSShadows.ini (12.9 KB)

I’m already at 0,0,0 and this is the custom display mode
This is was build using VisualArq

See if fiddling with this setting helps:

Thanks John, it’s not the perfect shadow if I zoomed in too much but it’s better than before

I’m running into the same issue. The edges are still pretty rough when I zoom in. Any chance there is a different issue causing this?

Hi Julia -

This thread is about shadows, not edges. So, yes, that’s probably something else. Please post both the output of the Rhino SystemInfo command and a 3dm file that demonstrates the issue.