Wireframe display mode

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Display Modes

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).

Shows mesh wires.

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

Surface edge settings

Edge thickness

Sets the thickness in pixels for surface edges.

Color reduction %

Sets the "fade" effect for surface edges.

Light objects

Use lights on layers that are off

This setting applies to lights that are on turned-off layers and lights that are hidden.

Draw lights using light color

Draws lights using the color of the light rather than the color of the light object.

Lighting scheme

See Lighting scheme settings.

Clipping plane objects

See Clipping plane settings.

Restore Defaults

Restores the default system values. All custom display mode settings.


See Grid Settings.


See Objects settings.


See Points Settings.


See Curves Settings.


See Surfaces settings.


See Meshes settings.


See Shadows settings.

Other Settings

See Other Settings.

Restore Defaults

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

See also

Viewport display modes




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