Why does my rhino space viewport colors look weird?

My wireframe viee looks weird and clipping plane appears opaque with funny colors on it. Can anyone tell?

Hello - is Grasshopper running?


Hey Pascal.
Yes it works perfectly fine. I am having issues only with the viewport. I also tried setting all viewports to default, but no luck

Hello - if GH is running, close it completely - does that affect your display?


Maybe useful to get the results of running the Rhino command _SystemInfo, too.

Hey Nathan,

Thanks for asking. Here is the system info-

Rhino 6 SR12 2019-1-29 (Rhino 6, 6.12.19029.6381, Git hash:master @ ae9d7fba5fda0b43002dc44a34e059a9a382db04)
License type: Educational, build 2019-01-29
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by: gehlot ()

Windows 10.0 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)
Machine name: DESKTOP-9GU96QH

Non-hybrid graphics.
Primary display and OpenGL: Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 2-21-2018 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.3.0 - Build

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: Intel
Render version: 4.3
Shading Language: 4.30 - Build
Driver Date: 2-21-2018
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1 GB

Rhino plugins
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 6.12.19029.6381
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 6.12.19029.6381
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\IronPython\RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 6.12.19029.6381
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 6.12.19029.6381
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Grasshopper\GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 6.12.19029.6381
C:\Users\Lovejeet Gehlot\Documents\SMT\SMT.rhp “SMT”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 6.12.19029.6381
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Grasshopper objects appear in a funky way. Whereas rhino objects in shaded viewport appear to be fine. However, wireframe viewport still does not work and clipping planes in rhino appear funky as well.1

wireframe seems to work fine today! I guess it is just the clipping plane and grasshopper objects now.

Hello - please update your Rhino to the latest service release (Help menu > Check for updates - 6.18 is current) and your video driver to the latest available-.

Open the Notifications panel (Panel menu) and look for a notification about drivers - double-click on that and follow along to get to a newer driver - download and install that and see how things work.


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Also maybe see if things look better if you disable this plug-in for a while.

Updating the files made it work! Thanks Pascal and Nathan!