No lighting

In Rhino 5 I had some display modes set up in which the lighting method is ‘No lighting’ and the objects are shaded with the rendering material. I imported those modes to Rhino 6, but now every object is solid black. When I change the lighting method into something else the colors return. I still have Rhino 5 running where the display modes work just fine.

Has anyone else experienced the same issue? Could this be hardware related?

Hi Kevin - I just made one of these (modes) in V5 and it seems to work the same way in V6, here - objects show in flat rendering material color with no shading - that is what you expect, right?
Copy of Rendered.ini (10.4 KB)

Can you post the results of SystemInfo ? (Help menu > System information)


Hi Pascal,

Your display mode works as it should and as I want it to be. I made a similar one in Rhino 6 which worked as well.

These are the ones that give me issues:
Material Preview.ini (12.0 KB)
Render Preview.ini (12.0 KB)
Lines.ini (12.4 KB)

System info:

Rhino 6 SR6 2018-6-26 (Rhino 6, 6.6.18177.16151, Git hash:master @ abeff9e9af62a0e02a9eb52efa77e179a682f2c7)
Licence type: Commercial, build 2018-06-26
License details: Stand-Alone

    Windows 10.0 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)
    Machine name: WS-1609

    GeForce GTX 960M/PCIe/SSE2 (OpenGL ver:4.5.0 NVIDIA 369.09)

    OpenGL Settings
      Safe mode: Off
      Use accelerated hardware modes: On
      Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
      Anti-alias mode: 8x
      Mip Map Filtering: Linear
      Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Height
      Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
      Render version: 4.5
      Shading Language: 4.50 NVIDIA
      Driver Date: 8-1-2016
      Driver Version:
      Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
      Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
      Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
      Total Video Memory: 4 GB

    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp	"Commands"	6.6.18177.16151
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp	"WebBrowser"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp	"Renderer Development Kit"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp	"RhinoScript"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RPC.rhp	"RPC"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp	"IdleProcessor"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp	"Rhino Render"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp	"RDK_EtoUI"	6.6.18177.16151
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp	"Renderer Development Kit UI"	
    C:\Users\wjc\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\6.0\Plug-ins\PanelingTools (6caed836-bc06-4ebc-b1fd-e10886a0dc94)\2017.11.15.520\PanelingTools.rhp	"PanelingTools"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp	"Snapshots"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp	"Alerter"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp	"RhinoCycles"	6.6.18177.16151
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp	"Toolbars"	6.6.18177.16151
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp	"3Dconnexion 3D Mouse"	
    C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\V-Ray for Rhinoceros 6\VRayForRhino.rhp	"V-Ray for Rhino"	
    D:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp	"Displacement"

Hi Kevin - tha driver is getting pretty old - I don’t know if that is what matters here but I’d update from the nVidia website.
@Kevin_van_der_Weijde - your material preview mode works here (not black) if I set the switch for ‘Advanced GPU lighting’


Hi Pascal,

Updated the driver, but that did not resolve the issue. Switching on ‘Use advanced GPU lighting’ did work.

Thanks for your help!