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Grey box in openGL plant object 3d preview instead of 3d plant/image prop

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Hello there,


I am hoping that someone might be able to help me with a Vectorworks 2015 3D rendering issue that I'm experiencing. When I try to view plant objects in 3D, I only see a grey box in the openGL 3D preview pane. I've attached a file that has a single plant object in it. I would expect that I should see the 3D graphic or image prop for this plant object instead of a grey box. 


I have set the render mode to be openGL in VW preferences already.  

Thanks so much for any help on this.




VW 2015 3D plant object issue.vwx


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Looks fine here.

Do you have deactivated "use Textures" in OpenGL options ?

(If I do this it will look as you describe)

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Ahm, do you have Renderworks ?

I think this is needed for showing transparencies.

It came free and included after VW 2016 or 2017.


Or not properly installed (or hidden or not working because of a current bug ?)

I think unavailable RW package makes use Texture setting grayed out,

which it is not for me.


Or in the worst case a too weak GPU, or VW not assigned to the faster card

on notebooks by default (to save energy)


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