Rhino 6: No Wireframe View possible!

Hi everyone,
I am new here and I need some urgend help!
Yesterday I installed the upgrade to Rhino 6. However, the grid view mode doesnt’t work. When creating objects they cannot be seen - only in the shaded views.

In Rhino 5 everything is working well!

I am not very adapt in this but could my graphic card be the problem!

I assumed that my notebook should be fine, but now I read the system requirements where it says that an “OpenGL 4.1” Card is needed…?

Here are two screenshots from my notebook system details and from the graphic card:

I would be so grateful for any help!! :green_heart:


Can you run SystemInfo in Rhino and copy/paste the results here?

The video driver does look a bit old, we are currently on version 441.87. I would try updating that first and see if it helps.

I’m not sure what you mean by “grid view” though. Wireframe?

thanks so much for your reply and trying to help me!

Sorry for the wrong translation: Yes, “Wireframe” is what I meant!

Here is the SystemInformation from Rhino:

Here in detail:

Rhino 6 SR22 2020-1-28 (Rhino 6, 6.22.20028.13281, Git hash:master @ 379871ece695dc096e83826f08b429db8ca2e7f5)
License type: Kommerziell, Build 2020-01-28
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by: Christine Rathmann ()

Windows 8.1 (Physical RAM: 7.9Gb)
Machine name: CHRISTINES_PC

Hybrid graphics system.
Primary display: Intel® HD Graphics 4600 (Intel) Memory: 2GB, Driver date: 9-16-2013 (M-D-Y).
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (NVidia) Memory: 4GB, Driver date: 3-4-2014 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.4.0

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: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.4
Shading Language: 4.40 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
Driver Date: 3-4-2014
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 4 GB

Rhino plugins
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 6.22.20028.13281
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\AnimationTools.rhp “AnimationTools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 6.22.20028.13281
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 6.22.20028.13281
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 6.22.20028.13281
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\V-Ray for Rhinoceros 6\VRayForRhino.rhp “V-Ray for Rhino”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Your video drivers are VERY old, that’s the first thing.

Thanks for your reply!!

This might be a stupid question: Are video drivers the same as graphic card drivers?

And does this mean I have to update the driver or rather buy a new graphic card (or video card) ?


Yep. Both of them, the Intel driver should be updated too.

Nope. Although not the latest and greatest, you have 4Gb video memory on the NVidia card, I think that should be OK for most purposes

Hi again,

finally it works and the Wireframe View is displayed! :smiley:

It took me hours!
The Intel Driver was quickly found on the web and installed.

However, looking for the Nvidia driver I came across “DriverPack” and installed it (happy to find a tool for updating everything at once)…
That was a big mistake. I broke up the installation after three hours of waiting with no progress. And after that my computer slowed down noticeably (and things like OperaBrowser, Facebook, etc. were suddenly installed).

Just to let everyone here know: I cannot recommend this tool!

Afterwards I downloaded the graphic driver directly from the Nvidia website.

I’m grateful for your help! Thank you! :slightly_smiling_face:

This is absolutely the only place to get them. There are too many “helpful driver download” sites whose real purpose is to use the driver installation process to place their own modified malicious code on your machine and there’s really no way to tell when you are dealing with one. It’s safest to just assume they are all malicious and stick with the device manufacturer’s driver download page.

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I learned this today. Never ever again! :scream: