NORMAL word in all viewports, I don't know what is it

Hi, I am seeing “NORMAL” word on my viewports for R7, any idea what is it?

Hi Francisco - please run the SystemInfo command in Rhino and copy/paste the results here.


Hi Pascal, good morning.
Here you go:

Rhino 7 SR8 2021-7-15 (Rhino 7, 7.8.21196.05001, Git hash:master @ 45c1fd6dc85c7c1cce8c0bbe6f3e16481ae9abfa)
License type: Commercial, build 2021-07-15
License details: LAN Zoo Network Node

Windows 10.0.19042 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (NVidia) Memory: 4GB, Driver date: 9-13-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 472.12
> Accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1

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: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 9-13-2021
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 4 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Users\facundo.asencio\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\RhinoAdmin (16c726b6-2134-431d-8a12-ec68f667ae1a)\2.4.7401.21031\RhinoAdminPlugin.rhp "RhinoAdmin" 2.4.7401.21031

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp "Commands" 7.8.21196.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp "Renderer Development Kit"
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RPC.rhp "RPC"
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\AnimationTools.rhp "AnimationTools"
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp "Rhino Render" 7.8.21196.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp "Legacy Rhino Render"
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp "RDK_EtoUI" 7.8.21196.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp "Renderer Development Kit UI"
C:\Users\facundo.asencio\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\PanelingTools (6caed836-bc06-4ebc-b1fd-e10886a0dc94)\2018.3.1.650\PanelingTools.rhp "PanelingTools"
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp "Snapshots"
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp "RhinoCycles" 7.8.21196.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp "Toolbars" 7.8.21196.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp "3Dconnexion 3D Mouse"
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp "Displacement"

Hi Francisco - if you block that plug-in in Options > Plug-ins page and then close and reopen Rhino, does that go away?


Hi Pascal.
That specific plugin is homogeneous among all our Rhino instances (averaging 33 users at the same time), we use it to ensure company-wide settings are the same for all our users.
Regardless, the problem remains:

Hi Francisco - I would also disable those other plug-ins and see; Rhino is not adding that label on its own, there must be a plug-in.


Hi Pascal,
I see, we’ve disabled all the plugins and the message it’s still there,

Here’s another Rhino 7 (different computer) which does not display this and has the same plugins:

Well, if it’s not a Rhino thing then first of all thanks for responding and trying to help.

It’s a minor concern but it’s a mysterious one.


That is pretty odd - I cannot think what, other than a plug-in might be drawing that in Rhino viewports.I am not aware of anything in plain Rhino that would do that.


Ok, I guess it’s going to remain a mystery then hah,

maybe it is in the template. look in your display modes if there is an image in the background.
certainly would work.

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Hi @encephalon,

Nice idea. Unfortunately the OP’s first screenshot shows the viewport has no wallpaper loaded.


That might be one of the on-line Gaming tools that come in some display drivers.
For Nvidia, choose the “Studio” driver to generally avoid these interactive gaming tools that are of no use in Rhino.

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Did you restart Rhino after disabling these plug-ins?

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not wallpaper, background image in the display modes, you can select colors gradients images…

Doesn’t a background bitmap scale/move as you zoom/pan the window? Comparing the different screenshots it looks like the text remains constant, so on that basis I don’t think it can be a background bitmap. Unless you know of a way of locking the bitmap to the viewport?

If it were me, I would:

Any luck?

I think you may have the Nvidia “Experience” gaming tools installed and running.
That’s just a guess.

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no it does not scale, move with navigation. why would it when it is in the display mode. it sticks like a logo. it does scale depending on the viewport size though, looking at the word normal i would say that it looks pretty narrow.

just to be sure i am talking the same language, there where you set the background color for wireframe for instance cant you load in an image? i am on a mac i can use an image instead of a selected color or gradient. i am pretty sure you can too, since the display mode pen has some image either.

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Pascal, I think you sent this to the wrong email address.



The user is running a Quadro P1000 with the studio drivers, Quadro does not have any “gaming” drivers, nor the Geforce Gaming Panel or something similar.

We’ll check tomorrow thoroughly, but I wanted to give you a quick update.


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Thanks - sorry!