Perspectives are black

My perspectives are black so I can’t see what I make, how can I fix this?

Hi

I suspect your computer may not meet Rhino’s System Requirements.

It might also be something easily corrected by replacing an old buggy GPU driver.

Please run the Rhino " SystemInfo " command and return the results in a reply.
This will give us a good overview of the resources Rhino sees on your computer.

Hopefully something obvious will stick out and suggest a change.

Hi John,

Hereby the system information:

Rhino 7 SR12 2021-11-9 (Rhino 7, 7.12.21313.06341, Git hash:master @ 5590153808223b57a9f41516a969fd949aa81bff)
License type: Evaluation, build 2021-11-09
License details: Cloud Zoo
Expires on: 2022-02-10

Windows 10.0.19042 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 3.4Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Unplugged [83% battery remaining] ~178 minutes left

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 1-21-2020 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.3.0 - Build 20.19.15.5126
> Integrated graphics device with 3 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 4.3 (primary GPU’s maximum)

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

Vendor Name: Intel
Render version: 4.3
Shading Language: 4.30 - Build 20.19.15.5126
Driver Date: 1-21-2020
Driver Version: 20.19.15.5126
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.12.21313.6341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.12.21313.6341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.12.21313.6341
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\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.12.21313.6341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.12.21313.6341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

I hope you can help me.

No system info appeared.

Rhino 7 SR12 2021-11-9 (Rhino 7, 7.12.21313.06341, Git hash:master @ 5590153808223b57a9f41516a969fd949aa81bff)
License type: Evaluation, build 2021-11-09
License details: Cloud Zoo
Expires on: 2022-02-10

Windows 10.0.19042 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 3.4Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Unplugged [83% battery remaining] ~178 minutes left

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 1-21-2020 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.3.0 - Build 20.19.15.5126
> Integrated graphics device with 3 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 4.3 (primary GPU’s maximum)

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

Vendor Name: Intel
Render version: 4.3
Shading Language: 4.30 - Build 20.19.15.5126
Driver Date: 1-21-2020
Driver Version: 20.19.15.5126
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.12.21313.6341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.12.21313.6341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.12.21313.6341
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\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.12.21313.6341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.12.21313.6341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Basically, your computer does not meet Rhino’s system requirements.
Primarily because of the inadequate Intel GPU and it’s lack of VRAM.
Additionally, the GPU driver is old.
A driver update might help, but this computer is never going to be a good choice for Rhino.
Here’s a link to get a new GPU driver:

Here’s a link for what to consider when replacing your computer:

Thnx for the information!

Wireframe or Shade modes may work better than Render mode.