Rhino Render / Rendering More Than One Scene

Hi McNeel-

Having an issue with rendering more than one scene in the WIP.

I can render one scene using Rhino Render, if I try to adjust the camera and then render a new scene, it doesn’t get past “Render Ready 0 Samples…” and black screen.

Compared to the first time rendering a scene, it seems the second go round doesn’t go through all the initialization steps…ie. does not update the meshes.

My solution is to close WIP, reopen WIP and then render the scene and it works.

BTW, thank you for this new render tool, it seems to be progressing really nicely.


Could you please copy and paste text output of the Rhino command _SystemInfo ?

Hi Nathan,

Sysinfo as follows:

Rhino 7 SR0 2020-3-4 (Public Build, 7.0.20064.14095, Git hash:master @ af56b4393e9162fcb6377b1e96b679d2ba8db5b8)
License type: Commercial, build 2020-03-04
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by:jvm
Expires on: 2020-04-18

Windows 10.0 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 64Gb)
Machine name: MSI

Non-hybrid graphics.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (NVidia) Memory: 8GB, Driver date: 1-29-2020 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 442.19

Secondary graphics devices.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (NVidia) Memory: 8GB, Driver date: 1-29-2020 (M-D-Y).

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: 1-29-2020
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 8 GB

Rhino plugins
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.0.20064.14095
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.0.20064.14095
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.0.20064.14095
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.0.20064.14095
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.0.20064.14095
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Hmm, I can’t reproduce with a build 5 days newer, so maybe we need to just wait for the next WIP, likely in the next 24 hours.