Wireframe display mode

Tools > Options > View > Display Modes > Wireframe

The Wireframe display mode sets the viewport display to unshaded wireframe.

Display mode options


Name of display mode.

Viewport settings


Specifies the viewport background color.

Use application settings

Use settings specified in Appearance -> Color Options.

Solid color

To select a color

Image file

Specifies an image for the viewport background.

Image file name
Gradient 2 colors

Blends between a top and bottom color.

Top color / Bottom color

To select a color

  • Click the color swatch.
Gradient 4 colors

Blends between four colors starting from the corners of the viewport.

Top left color / Top right color / Bottom left color / Bottom right color

To select a color

  • Click the color swatch.
Use render settings

Displays the colors and lighting used by the settings for background specified by the current renderer.


Renders viewport backgrounds using black and a 0.0% alpha value. This works for rendered output and for ViewCaptureToFile.


Specifies which elements will be visible in the display mode.

Show isocurves

Shows object isocurves.

Isocurves on (left) and off (right).

Show tangent edges

Tangent polysurface edges are smooth edges between different faces of a polysurface.

Show tangent seams

Tangent seams are smooth edges that close surfaces such spheres or cylinders.

Shows mesh wires.

Show SubD wires

Toggles visibility of SubD smooth edges.

Show SubD creases

Toggles visibility of SubD creased edges.

Show SubD boundaries

Toggles visibility of SubD naked edges.

Show SubD symmetry

Toggles color differentiation of SubD symmetry children.

Change the display color of symmetry children

Show mesh wires

Toggles visibility of welded mesh edges.

Show curves

Shows curves objects.

Show lights

Shows lights objects

Show clipping planes

Shows clipping planes objects.

Show text

Shows text blocks.

Show annotations

Shows annotations objects.

Show points

Shows points objects.

Show pointclouds

Shows pointclouds objects

Lighting scheme

See Lighting scheme settings.


See Grid Settings.


See Objects settings.


See Points Settings.


See Curves Settings.


See Surfaces settings.


See SubD settings.


See Meshes settings.


See Lights settings.

Clipping Planes

See Clipping Planes settings.


See Shadows settings.

Other Settings

See Other Settings.

Restore Defaults

Restores the default system values. All custom appearance settings will be lost.

Save options for use on other computers


Save Options settings to a file.


Restore Options settings from a file.

See also

Viewport display modes


The Snapshots command saves and restores Named Views, Named Positions, Layer States, as well as rendering settings, object settings including locked/hidden state, display mode, material, position, light settings, curve piping, displacement, edge softening, shutlining, and thickness.




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