My materials don't show in the perspective view

Well, idk why this is happening. Literally an hour ago I could see my rendered material in the perspective viewport but now i can’t se the material even if I already selected one.

Even if I change the color it still doesn’t show
pls help

Hello - first, make sure the viewport is using the rendered display mode.


It is

Hello - Can you please run SystemInfo in Rhino and post the results, and also please post a simple file that shows the problem - if it is confidential, please send to and include a link back to this topic in your comments



Rhino 6 SR29 2020-8-25 (Rhino 6, 6.29.20238.11501, Git hash:master @ 06b936ae4e8c289ecccfd6b5ee9bacccc60eded1)
License type: Evaluation, build 2020-08-25
License details: Stand-Alone
Expires on: 2020-11-09

Windows 10.0 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 12Gb)
Machine name: DESKTOP-PB3MUB3

Hybrid graphics system.
Primary display: Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 10-25-2019 (M-D-Y).
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce MX110 (NVidia) Memory: 2GB, Driver date: 4-8-2020 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 442.94

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: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 4-8-2020
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 2 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”

the last thing you asked i don’t know how to do it or where to find it
I had Rhino for a month and i’m still learning how to us it

Hello - lets start by updating the video drivers for both the intel and the Nvidia cards to the latest available from the intel and NVidia websites. Your drivers are not super old but there was a recent Windows update, so I would get the latest ones and install those. Please get these from the relevant websites, do not rely on Windows to get the latest driver.

Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics (Intel) Memory: 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce MX110 (NVidia) Memory: 2GB

Also, if you have the option in the nVidia control panel to prefer “high performance” please set that.


ok, i did everything you told me to do.
i also checked rhino and nothing had change: my materials still don’t render

Hello - please send the file in an email to Please include a link to this topic in your email.


sorry to bother but which file should i send you?

Hello - please send (a small one, if possible) any Rhino file that shows the problem.



thx for your time