When graphing surfaces with low opacity, I noticed that I can see through 2 surfaces. However, at most, I can only see through 2 surfaces. This is perfect if I can graphing 3 surfaces one inside each other.

However, if I am graphing 4 surfaces each inside of the other, the inner most surface cannot be seen. Try this example below. Is there a way to make that inner most surface visible?

SphericalPlot3D[{1, 2, 3, 4}, {θ, 0, Pi}, {ϕ, 0, 2 Pi},
 Mesh -> None,
 Boxed -> False,
 AxesOrigin -> {0, 0, 0},
 PlotStyle -> {Opacity[.1]}]

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Works for me (MMA 10.3 on OSX 10.10.5):

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  • $\begingroup$ Strange. I am running 10.3 as well on same operating system. Maybe there is a setting I am missing. $\endgroup$
    – B flat
    Sep 12, 2016 at 6:47

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