Display modes

The display modes manage the appearance of viewports.

Display modes are fully customizable, from the background color to the geometry edge thicknesses.

These are the standard Display modes that Rhino and Lands Design provide:

Lands Wireframe


Sets the viewport display to unshaded wireframe.

Lands Shaded


Sets the viewport to opaque shaded mode. Shaded mode uses a mesh to shade surfaces using the layer colors.

Lands Rendered


Shades the viewport with a simulation of the rendered view.

Lands Ghosted


Sets viewport display so surfaces are translucent.

Lands Hidden


It is the display mode aimed to show architectural drawings. Uses real-time silhouettes, creases and borders. Objects behind other objects are occluded.

Hidden display mode it's a kind of advanced Technical display mode. It works faster, object selection works only for visible edges, which makes the selection more convinient, and objects show all grip points when they are enabled (visible and occluded).

Lands XRay


Shades with isoparametric curves not obscured by objects in front. All wireframe and point objects are displayed, even if they would normally be hidden by surfaces that are in front of them in the viewport.

Lands Technical


Uses real-time silhouettes and intersections, creases, borders, blended shaded and rendered display. Objects behind other objects are occluded.

Lands Artistic


Uses an image background and soft lines to create a pencil drawing effect.

Lands Pen


Uses white with black lines to simulate a pen drawing.

Lands Custom


Display modes can be imported, exported and customized by several parameters:

  • Lights
  • Shadows
  • Background (from image file, solid color, gradients 2 and 4 colors, transparent or using render settings).
  • Visibility options to show or hide isocurves, mesh wires, curves, lights, clipping planes, texts, annotations, points, pointclouds...
  • Object settings (for curves, surfaces, polysurfaces, meshes...): colors, edge thicknesses, isocurves...
  • Grid settings