8.15.9 The 3D openGL Settings dialog

The 3D OpenGL Settings dialog can be opened either by selecting Preferences: 3D OpenGL Settings from Origin menu, or run the following LabTalk script in command window or script window:


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OpenGL Info

This branch shows read-only information about the openGL information in the local computer.

The Vendor is the supplier of the graphic card.

The Device is the name of the graphic card.

The Version is the openGL version.

In order to get more detailed information regarding openGL, you could generate a 3D openGL graph and run the following script in command window or script window to get the output:

type -glv;


This branch gives options to set the openGL properties.

Enable Transparency Specify whether to enable transparency. This is also controlled by the system variable @OGLT.
  • Enable
  • Disable

Note:Transparency is disabled for OpenGL version lower than 2.1.

Enable Anti-aliasing Specify whether to enable anti-aliasing. Hint message will show below when an option is selected.This is also controlled by the system variable @OGLFA.
  • No anti-aliasing
  • Multi-samples anti-aliasing
This gives the best quality of anti-aliasing, but the speed will be relevantly slower.
  • Fast approximate anti-aliasing
This gives faster speed than multi-samples anti-aliasing but the quality may not be as good.

Note:Anti-aliasing may not work for all openGL versions lower than 2.1.0 (including 2.1.0).

Enable Anti-aliasing for Export/Print Specify whether to enable anti-aliasing when exporting or printing graphs.This is also controlled by the system variable @OGLFAE.

The options are the same with the Enable Anti-aliasing drop-down list.

Enable Display List Specify whether to use the display list. This is also controlled by the system variable @OGLDL.

This is only useful when openGL version is higher than Intel 3.3. This shall be used if enabling transparency make the plot disappear.

Note:@OGLDL=0 means disable display list and @OGLDL=1 means enable.