Rhino 6 - everything's chrome in shaded mode

So I’ve just upgraded to Rhino 6 and I’m finding that in the shaded display mode everything is a glossy gray material instead of the layer color like you’d expect. Any ideas what could be causing this or how I can get back to the normal display?

Hello - try: in Options > View > Display modes > Shaded, click on ‘Restore defaults’… does that sort it out? If not please post the results of the Rhino command SystemInfo



Thanks for the reply Pascal.

I still have all the defaults - again, I just opened Rhino 6 for the first time.

Still, I hit the button, but nothing happened.

Here’s my SystemInfo:

Rhino 6 SR4 2018-5-4 (Rhino 6, 6.4.18124.12321, Git hash:master @ 396f4c3420cadef29ac36e4307c8f98f7753c933)
Licence type: Commercial, build 2018-05-04
License details: LAN Zoo Network Node

Windows 7 SP1 (Physical RAM: 32Gb)
Machine name: MULLIGATAWNY

GDI Generic (OpenGL ver:1.1.0)

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: Microsoft Corporation
Render version: 0.0
Shading Language: Not supported
Driver Date: NA
Driver Version: NA
Maximum Texture size: 1024 x 1024
Z-Buffer depth: 32 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 64 MB

C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp “RhinoScript”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp “IdleProcessor”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp “Alerter”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\IronPython\RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\Grasshopper\GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP\Plug-ins\AnimationTools.rhp “AnimationTools”
C:\Program Files\Enscape\Bin64\Enscape.Rhino6.Plugin.dll “Enscape.Rhino.Plugin”

There have been a few tune-ups in Rhino 6 since SR 4 that you are running. Please try updating to either SR 8 or the SR 9 release candidate.

Also, your System Info tells us that your OS seems to think that there isn’t a GPU in your machine. Please find out which GPU you have and install a current driver for the hardware.
You can use a utility that @jeff wrote to assist you to find out about the GPU. To download and read the instructions, see this post:

Wim is correct… You don’t seem to have any kind of accelerated hardware driver installed…and so Microsoft’s software emulation driver is taking over…which is VERY limited in what it can do, and how Rhino uses it. Please follow the link in the post Wim quoted, and download and run the application DeviceID.exe, take a screenshot and post it here.


Updated to the latest Service Pack did the trick! Thank you all for your assistance!