Rhino 6 crash - TDR

I have set the displaymode to Render and try to capture a picture with capture to file.
I get the error message:

When I turn either the Grounplane or the Shadows Off, it works fine.

Rhino 6 SR5 2018-5-12
Licence type: Commercial, build 2018-05-12
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by:

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

Quadro K1100M/PCIe/SSE2 (OpenGL ver:4.6.0 NVIDIA 391.58)

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: 4-30-2018
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 2 GB

Any idea?

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TDR means your GPU is doing a huge amount of work - so much that the system things it hangs (which isn’t necessarily the case).

It’d help knowing what kind of system you have, please run the Rhino command _SystemInfo and post the results in a reply.


Thanks, I read about the TDR. But last week I captured a lot of images and now it suddenly happens.
(I added system info to my original post)

Did you update to release candidate of 6 SR5 this week? IOW were you still using 6SR4 last week?

Also, at what resolution are you trying to capture?

Rhino 6 SR5 2018-5-12

  • So you did use the same Rhino version last week?
  • Have there been OS and/or driver updates since last week?
  • Do you have third-party plug-ins installed? If so try disabling (load-protecting) them and restarting Rhino, to rule out they aren’t the cause.


Yes, Windows 10 update and nvidia

Tried it, but didn’t work.

Perhaps you could try downgrading the Nvidia driver to one version prior to the one you have installed now.

No crash:


@DavidEranen a crash with AO shadows on groundplane

No crash: (sky light off)

95% of the time it crashes, but sometimes when I turn it around it works:

Ok, tested a little bit more.

  • It doesn’t matter if I use a complex or a simple model.
  • It only crashes when an Enviroment with skylight icw groundplane is used
  • When I turn the model around, it works with some angles

Hmm it think I found it.

After different testing:
Capturing with Transparant Background On causes the crash

This was in the end not solving the problem.
After updating the Nvidia drivers, the nvidia 3d settings where set to default. I changed it to Dynamic streaming and adjusted the power management and now it works perfect again.

Hi @thomas84,

How long does it take after pressing ViewCapture OK button until Rhino crashes?

2 seconds? 5 seconds? 60 seconds?


After changing the Nvidia settings Rhino didn’t crash anymore, but before that it was about 3-5 sec.

Okay, that’s good. Please let us know if the problems come back.


I had the same problem and Nvidia driver was also set to default.
Now no problem with
Workstation App - Dynamic streaming