Right. The old Intel HD 3000 and earlier chips are not supported. The slightly newer 4000s sort of work but not well.
The only way to run Rhino is with the accelerated hardware modes turned off.
My guess is some update that was run turned it back on and caused the problem.
That has to be a pretty old system,
When you get around to replacing it, please choose a display adapter with good support for OpenGL.
Thanks John for the diagnosis. I’m happy there is a way to work further, but I need to learn about OpenGL.
Yes, my system is about 8 years old. Because my projects are not to complicated (relatively short render times), the limitations were never constraining. My younger brother build the computer and it never failed. It has a nice Fractal case and is totally silent. I am devoted to my old system
Rhino V5 will run as long as the accelerated hardware modes are disabled.
The installer is supposed to automatically turn it off and I’m sure it’s been off all this time. The mystery what what changed that turned it on.
If it happens again, at least you’ll know what to do.
Basically, there are three types of Windows graphics:
GDI - Basic display
DirectX - Gaming
OpenGL - Workstation
You Intel HD 3000 is good at GDI display and uses very little power. It’s not good for DirectX or OpenGL.
Rhino uses OpenGL display. That’s why we tell people to choose a display adapter that has good OpenGL support.