All, This code

 ContourPlot3D[{x == 0, y == 0, z == 0},
  {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}, {z, -3, 3},
  ContourStyle -> {Opacity[0.8]},
  Mesh -> {Range[-3, 3, 1], Range[-3, 3, 1], Range[-3, 3, 1]},
  Lighting -> "Neutral",
  AxesLabel -> {x, y, z},
  Ticks -> {Range[-3, 3, 1], Range[-3, 3, 1], Range[-3, 3, 1]},
  FaceGrids -> {{{0, 0, -1}, {Range[-3, 3], Range[-3, 3]}}},
  ViewPoint -> {3, 1, 2}],
 Graphics3D[{EdgeForm[Directive[Thick, Dashed, Blue]],
   Opacity[0.8], White, Cuboid[{{0, 0, 0}, {1, -1, 2}}],
   Red, PointSize[Large], Point[{1, -1, 2}]}]

runs fine on my MacBook Pro (10.10.3) using Mathematica However, when I use my mouse to rotate the image a bit, here is what happens to the image.

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I've reported this as a bug to Mathematica, but am interested if this same black image results on anyone else's machine when they rotate the image a number of times.

It should look like this:

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    $\begingroup$ No problems on my Windows8/V10 platform. Did you try a graphics driver update? $\endgroup$ – Sjoerd C. de Vries May 21 '15 at 21:53
  • $\begingroup$ No problems on Mathematica 10.1 on a Mac Pro running OS X 10.7.4. $\endgroup$ – David G. Stork May 21 '15 at 22:02
  • $\begingroup$ I fixed an error in my original post. I should have said I am running OS X 10.10.3. The error still exists, I am just saying that I said I was on OS X 10.3.3, which was a mistake, as I am on OS X 10.10.3. $\endgroup$ – David May 21 '15 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ I get random black regions on OS X 10.10.3, V10.1, too, and not just on graphics. It usually reminds me to save my work asap. On V10.0, crashes were much more frequent, while rotating 3D graphics. It is random, though. Your example does not turn black for me, at least not right now. $\endgroup$ – Michael E2 May 21 '15 at 22:23
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    $\begingroup$ @David I would suggest contacting Wolfram support through email ... for the least they can point you in the right direction (like display driver, etc ... ) $\endgroup$ – Bichoy May 22 '15 at 2:15

I contacted Wolfram Support and they recommended that I reinstall Mathematica, following these directions:


It seems to have worked. Rotated images are no longer turning black.

We'll see how it goes in the future.



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