My rhino is only showing up in black and white


Im having problems looking through my render viewport, i can make actual renders to check but it takes too long, may i have someones help?

Hi Maddison -
I’m not sure what I’m looking at in that picture.

Please post both a 3dm file and the output of the Rhino SystemInfo command.

Rhino 8 SR6 2024-4-10 (Rhino 8, 8.6.24101.05001, Git hash:master @ 32c244aa711e0034e75bec2e87d093c764820b96)
License type: Evaluation, build 2024-04-10
License details: Cloud Zoo
Expires on: 2024-07-07

Windows 11 (10.0.22631 SR0.0) or greater (Physical RAM: 16GB)
.NET 7.0.0

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: Microsoft Basic Display Adapter (NVidia) Memory: 0MB, Driver date: 6-21-2006 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 1.1.0
> Accelerated graphics device with 1 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 0.0 (primary GPU’s maximum)

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

Vendor Name: Microsoft Corporation
Render version: 0.0
Shading Language: Not supported
Driver Date: (null)
Driver Version: (null)
Maximum Texture size: 1024 x 1024
Z-Buffer depth: 32 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: n/a

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\V-Ray for Rhinoceros\V8\VRayForRhino.rhp “V-Ray for Rhino”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 8.6.24101.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 8.6.24101.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 8.6.24101.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\MeshCommands.rhp “MeshCommands” 8.6.24101.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 8.6.24101.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 8.6.24101.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\SectionTools.rhp “SectionTools”

I cant upload my file because its 265mb sorry

This is how different the render viewport and render are turning out

Something is very wrong there.

What GPU do you actually have? Or are you trying to run Rhino over a Virtual Machine/Remote Desktop? There is no GPU detected here essentially, not even an internal Intel or AMD iGPU!

If you have a discrete GPU or even an Intel iGPU, then re-install the video drivers using a clean install. There seems to be at least a hint of an Nvidia GPU there somewhere.

your graphics pipe line is really screwed up.

please open your device manager and go to display adapters

what do you see?

I have a nvida t1000 in my desktop, i assumed it was being used

I have a NvidaT1000, i am now not sure if it has been installed propery? when open device manager i cant see it

In your device manager I see more devices not being recognized properly. That means that you don’t have drivers installed.

If you have a T1000 then please install this driver: Driver Details | NVIDIA

After that you could try right-clicking on the devices in the Other Devices section and let Windows search and install drivers for these - with a bit of luck that is all you need.

But depending on what computer you have you may want to ensure yourself that you have all drivers properly installed for your motherboard. Say if you have a Lenovo, then you would have the Lenovo control center to help you with that. If you have a different brand then some similar control/management software delivered with your machine could be used.

If the machine is a custom build then figure out what motherboard you have and find out what devices it provides, make sure you install drivers for each of those.

Anyway, let us know if already installing the T1000 driver did help you.

As Nathan said, something is really borked with your set up…

if the driver install does not fix it, I’d go deeper and look at a windows repair or reinstall.