I have locked objects set to transparent - even 2-3 objects behind each other slow the viewport to a crawl once they take up enough viewport space
On rhino for mac the framerate feels <10fps once i move close in on a few transparent objects, while Parallels with windows 10 on the mac (virtual machine!) can handle the same scene without a problem.
on mac the slowdown is directly related to the number of objects drawn on top of each other, while on parallels it does not seem to matter that much how many objects are drawn.
Unfortunately i can’t give a better description, but i bet there is something wrong in the display code related to transparencies…
non-retina, nvidia gt 755m, el capitan
if i switch the lighting method to ‘no lighting’ the slowdown is gone.
‘use advanced gpu lighting’ has no effect
cull backfaces did the trick
still this looks like a bug? on windows i can have ‘use front settings’ without any problems