Rhino visualization not changeable (for me)

Hi everyone,

I could not figure out how to change the view so that I can see the coordiantsystem, planes, etc. Instead all four views are blank. I made a screenshoot of what I wrote an from the used system. Could the issue caused by the hardware?

Thanks a lot

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

Thanks Wim.
Is this what you mean?

Rhino 7 SR26 2023-1-9 (Rhino 7, 7.26.23009.07002, Git hash:master @ 92abcf7c453c78a236526390d91d0ac1f6779143)
License type: Testversion, Build 2023-01-09
License details: Cloud Zoo
Expires on: 4606682-11-05

Apple macOS Version 11.7.2 (Build 20G1020) (Physical RAM: 8Gb)
Mac Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2
Language: de-DE (MacOS default)

(null) (OpenGL ver:(null))

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 8x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: (null)
Render version: 
Shading Language: 0.00
Maximum Texture size: n/a
Z-Buffer depth: n/a
Maximum Viewport size: n/a
Total Video Memory: n/a
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Displays: Monitor (72dpi 1x)

Graphics processors
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT (512 MB)
spdisplays_display (1920 x 1200)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (256 MB)

USB devices
Apple Inc.: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Apple, Inc.: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Apple Computer, Inc.: IR Receiver
Apple Inc.: Built-in iSight

Bluetooth devices

Third party kernel extensions
AAA.LoadEarly.MouSSE (0.95) 9146B222-E316-3716-849D-E5BA8C86CE1E
as.vit9696.Lilu (1.6.2) 264B15BE-8923-3A33-A9F5-8F0FFBB80595
as.vit9696.AppleALC (1.7.6) 69772E60-1E18-3B20-BAD4-D64173543072
AAA.LoadEarly.telemetrap (0.22) 14DB86B7-BBCA-3C7A-A94A-80AF46432F05
com.khronokernel.FeatureUnlock (1.1.0) C369AAC4-6C4D-378D-AEB4-24A09B2708D9
as.acidanthera.CSLVFixup (2.6.1) 6A1E73B7-0776-36E5-832C-B418657A47CE
com.khronokernel.AutoPkgInstaller (1.0.1) 2E16E49A-BED2-391B-AD39-5254FEE24243
com.khronokernel.CryptexFixup (1.0.1) 13E9E9CF-6C0B-3919-82A1-7409262EF367

Third party plugins

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.26.23009.7002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots” 7.26.23009.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 7.26.23009.7002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools” 7.26.23009.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.26.23009.7002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhMaterialEditor.framework “Renderer Development Kit” 7.26.23009.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RDK_EtoUI.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.26.23009.7002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/Displacement.rhp “Displacement” 7.26.23009.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.26.23009.7002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 7.26.23009.7002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render” 7.26.23009.1002

Hi Malte -

I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before on a Mac - but it explains the trouble you’re having.

Your machine is from 2009, and that might be pushing things.
Have you tried turning off GPU Tessellation in Rhino Preferences -> OpenGL?

HI Wim,

thanks for your help. GPU Tesselation still turned off by default. I found out that the graphic card supports only openGL3.2. The latest is 4.0?.. It seems like I have to look for a new machine.

Best regards

Hi Malte -

On Windows, most drivers support 4.6. Support for OpenGL on newer versions of macOS is troublesome and that’s why Rhino 8 will target Metal on Macs.