3D preview missing with VMware Hardware Acceleration on


#1

I’ve got windows 8x64 on a Mac Pro with VMware 7.1.2 with hardware acceleration turned on in the VMware settings. I’m running Revit 2016, and in the revit options, the “Use Hardware Acceleration” is turned off. This all works well.

Yesterday, I installed Dynamo 0.8.1.1942. When I opened a dynamo file, the 3D preview did not appear.

Then I tried turning hardware acceleration off in the VMware settings and rebooting. After that, the 3D preview did appear in dynamo.

The VMware graphics driver is listed as “VMware SVGA 3D, driver 8.14.1.51”.

I was wondering if this is something that the developers know about and if there might be a fix coming that would allow dynamo to run correctly with the hardware acceleration turned on in the VMware settings.


#2

Hello Andy Greco,

Thank you for reporting, this is one of the known issue with new graph system.

I will get back to you once it is fixed.

Thanks,

Ritesh


#3

Hello Andy Greco,

Thank you for reporting, this is one of the known issue with new graph system.

I will get back to you once it is fixed.

Thanks,

Ritesh


#4

I crash on launch using VM Fusion, windows 7, and dyanmo .8.2. Im going to work on a workaround before posting more but I believe it is a video card issue.

 

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

at HelixToolkit.Wpf.SharpDX.EffectsManager.GetEffect(RenderTechnique technique)
at HelixToolkit.Wpf.SharpDX.Element3D.Attach(IRenderHost host)
at HelixToolkit.Wpf.SharpDX.Light3D.Attach(IRenderHost host)
at HelixToolkit.Wpf.SharpDX.DirectionalLight3D.Attach(IRenderHost host)
at Dynamo.Controls.Watch3DView.Attach()
at Dynamo.Controls.Watch3DView.AggregateRenderPackages(PackageAggregationParams parameters)
at Dynamo.Controls.Watch3DView.RenderDrawables(VisualizationEventArgs e)
at Dynamo.VisualizationManager.ClearVisualizations(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at Dynamo.ViewModels.DynamoViewModel.MakeNewHomeWorkspace(Object parameter)
at Dynamo.UI.Controls.StartPageView.OnItemSelectionChanged(Object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs.InvokeHandler(Delegate handler, Object target)
at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
at System.Windows.Controls.ListBox.OnSelectionChanged(SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.Selector.SelectionChanger.End()
at System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.Selector.SetSelectedHelper(Object item, FrameworkElement UI, Boolean selected)
at System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.Selector.NotifyIsSelectedChanged(FrameworkElement container, Boolean selected, RoutedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
at System.Windows.Controls.ListBoxItem.OnSelected(RoutedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Controls.ListBoxItem.OnIsSelectedChanged(DependencyObject d, DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.DependencyObject.OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.DependencyObject.NotifyPropertyChange(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs args)
at System.Windows.DependencyObject.UpdateEffectiveValue(EntryIndex entryIndex, DependencyProperty dp, PropertyMetadata metadata, EffectiveValueEntry oldEntry, EffectiveValueEntry& newEntry, Boolean coerceWithDeferredReference, Boolean coerceWithCurrentValue, OperationType operationType)
at System.Windows.DependencyObject.SetValueCommon(DependencyProperty dp, Object value, PropertyMetadata metadata, Boolean coerceWithDeferredReference, Boolean coerceWithCurrentValue, OperationType operationType, Boolean isInternal)
at System.Windows.DependencyObject.SetCurrentValueInternal(DependencyProperty dp, Object value)
at System.Windows.Controls.ListBox.NotifyListItemClicked(ListBoxItem item, MouseButton mouseButton)
at System.Windows.Controls.ListBoxItem.OnMouseLeftButtonDown(MouseButtonEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs.InvokeHandler(Delegate handler, Object target)
at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
at System.Windows.UIElement.ReRaiseEventAs(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args, RoutedEvent newEvent)
at System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs.InvokeHandler(Delegate handler, Object target)
at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseTrustedEvent(RoutedEventArgs args)
at System.Windows.Input.InputManager.ProcessStagingArea()
at System.Windows.Input.InputProviderSite.ReportInput(InputReport inputReport)
at System.Windows.Interop.HwndMouseInputProvider.ReportInput(IntPtr hwnd, InputMode mode, Int32 timestamp, RawMouseActions actions, Int32 x, Int32 y, Int32 wheel)
at System.Windows.Interop.HwndMouseInputProvider.FilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, WindowMessage msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
at System.Windows.Interop.HwndSource.InputFilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.LegacyInvokeImpl(DispatcherPriority priority, TimeSpan timeout, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
at MS.Win32.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessage(MSG& msg)
at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.PushFrameImpl(DispatcherFrame frame)
at System.Windows.Application.RunInternal(Window window)
at DynamoSandbox.Program.MakeStandaloneAndRun(String commandFilePath, DynamoViewModel& viewModel)
at DynamoSandbox.Program.Main(String[] args)