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Graphics Display Dark Shadows Cover Entire Model

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Graphics Display Dark Shadows Cover Entire Model

Today's fun with Fusion.  I continue to get models displayed with heavy dark shadows over the entire model.  I have searched for similar problems with no luck.  I have done two clean installs.  After each install the display worked properly.  However, the Fusion is crashing regularly, including crashing on start up.  After a crash the display no longer functions properly.  Going into the Display preferences in Fusion has no effect.




I have had more problems since the April update than I have since I started using Fusion years ago.


Issues since install:

Trouble with previews of materials, icons show all white after being renamed and/or modified.

Like the first material on the right of this screenshot.  (Shading screwed up on this model too.)


Screen Shot 2021-04-25 at 4.26.07 PM.png


Fusion crashing on open.  I went through the trouble shooting steps posted, that required deleting a few files.  Now it only crashes on startup after every 5 - 10 restarts.


Finally, I have to log in every time if start up Fusion, this is a new annoying issue.




I'm on a MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.3

3.1 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7


Radeon Pro 560 4 GB


Thanks in advance for the help.


Erin Kewin


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in reply to: timmy53driver

Hi @timmy53driver ,


For the Dark Shadows on the Model.

Can you check if Dark Shadows is shown for all the designs?


If this is for specific design please share the design.
You can export by File>Export *.f3d/*.f3d file to your local drive and then Attach it here to a Reply.


If you find my answer solved your question, please click the "Accept Solution" button

Sujay D'souza
SQA Manager
Quality Assurance
Autodesk, Inc.
Message 3 of 4
in reply to: dsouzasujay

This problems was across all my models simple or complex.


After playing with every display setting, I found that going to menu at the bottom of the window and choosing display settings > effects and toggling ambient occlusion solved the problem.


As for the crashing at start up and logging in every single time I open the program, still occurring.  


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