Rhino 6 (updated today) is freezing and crashing frequently. It seems that as one problem is addressed another pops up. So far it has crashed:
While changing viewports. I addressed this by hiding the geometry that seemed to be slowing it down. While starting up. I addressed this by opening older versions of the file, then, when that stopped working, opening files in safe mode. I also unplugged my external monitor and that seemed to help. While loading Grasshopper. I tried GrasshopperLoadOneByOne but no matter how many plugins I removed it just kept crashing.
I also checked the Nvidia settings and though the integrated graphics card is primary the McNeel programs are set to prefer the GTX 1060.
I think the problems started occurring after I updated Rhino 6. The crash window only pops up when I attempt to load Grasshopper, otherwise the program just freezes. I sent in a few of those reports.
I have had model-specific issues before, but I also started having problems loading the factory-default template.
I loaded the components from C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Roaming\Grasshopper\Libraries to a public computer that is managed by my department at school. I think that computer has a slightly older copy of Rhino 6. The computer is wiped with every restart, which happens at least once daily. The only plugin that it has is V-Ray Neui. I was able to load my files and run Grasshopper with no issue.
Hi Jason - you might try setting your system, via the nVidia panel, to use ‘high performance’ - that is, use the nvidia card all the time and run like that for a while to see if it makes any difference.
I gave this a shot. It didn’t change the behavior. If Rhino opens on the additional monitor it freezes, but if it opens on the laptop screen it loads fine. This is true when I open my model and when I am just loading the default template.
Incidentally, it seems like I just (in the last hour) did a fairly major Windows update (“This will take a while. Your computer will restart multiple times.”), but that didn’t seem to address any of the issues.
Hi Jason - it might be worth starting from scratch with both video drivers - uninstall and do a complete clean install for both Nvidia and the Intel, with the latest from your laptop’s website or the NVidia and Intel ones.
Hi Pascal, I gave that a shot and it didn’t work. I ended up doing a full uninstall (including registry keys and program folders) of both Rhino 5 and Rhino 6. I just did a fresh install of Rhino 6 and it appears to be working now. I’ll let you know if issues continue to pop up.
@pascal That’s not all that different than what he’s already done.
@jasonlin, I’d like to see if we can at least isolate this to “multiple GPUs” … Please go into the DeviceManager as you did before, and for the Intel GPU, instead of “Uninstall device”, please select “Disable device”… Screen may flicker a bit, but it should settle down… do not reboot.
Start Rhino and run SystemInfo again… I’m looking to make sure that Rhino only sees one GPU…your NVidia… If so, then please continue as usual and see if/when Rhino crashes.