Rhino Layout - Rendered/Arctic Display Modes - Issue

Hi All,

I’ve just run across a strange issue since re-installing Rhino to the latest version.

When using rendered or arctic display modes in the viewport it’s giving me the soft look that I’m after, however when I show the same view through Layout space the ambient lighting is coming in much darker.

I can workaround the issue by changing the shadow intensity in the display mode settings but of course this isn’t ideal as I have to keep going back and forth for whether I’m in model space or layout space.

Has anyone come across this before and found a solution?


Hi -

Please run the Rhino SystemInfo command and copy-paste the result here.

Rhino 7 SR10 2021-9-13 (Rhino 7, 7.10.21256.17001, Git hash:master @ 68677dc86520a0de9485d8b8fa2e841e757733f3)
License type: Commercial, build 2021-09-13
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19043 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 31Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [95% battery remaining]

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: Intel(R) UHD Graphics (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 6-1-2021 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA Quadro T2000 with Max-Q Design (NVidia) Memory: 4GB, Driver date: 10-13-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 472.39
> Integrated accelerated graphics device (shares primary device ports)
- Video pass-through to primary display device

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.6 (primary GPU’s maximum)

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

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 10-13-2021
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 4 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\ElefrontProperties (5db9285b-b408-41e2-b815-ed6ad84fd4a9)\\ElefrontProperties.rhp “ElefrontProperties”
C:\Program Files\Enscape\Bin64\Enscape.Rhino7.Plugin.dll “Enscape.Rhino7.Plugin” 0.0.21089.1448
C:\Program Files\AVAIL\AVAIL Browser for Rhino\AVAIL.RhinoPlugin.Rhino7.rhp “AVAIL.RhinoPlugin”
C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\V-Ray for Rhinoceros\V7\VRayForRhino.rhp “V-Ray for Rhino”
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\WB_RHTrack (f1b547e5-c3af-478d-84ee-6804536a8bb2)\1.0.7346.25956\WB_RHTrack.rhp “WB_RHTrack” 1.0.7346.25956

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RPC.rhp “RPC”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\PanelingTools (6caed836-bc06-4ebc-b1fd-e10886a0dc94)\2018.6.14.669\PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Thanks for replying wim! - I might also add a couple of notes…

  1. I exported an image from the layout and the result was also dark shadows, so the problem doesn’t seem to be just on screen.

  2. I’ve run into this problem on a separate machine, both are laptops

Best Regards - P

This is something @DavidEranen has been working on to fix, has to do with incorrect application of gamma correction I believe. I think if you update to latest service release candidate (7.12 at this time of writing) you should get already a fixed version. I’m not sure whether it was already fully fixed or if there were still issues - I think with maybe overlapping details. But I’ve tagged him to let him answer with the correct info.

Hi @piers-vz,

The issue you’re seeing should be fixed in Rhino 7 SR 11.


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Thanks guys! Sounds simple enough, I will need to chase our IT dept to get that rolled out in our company - Cheers P

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