Stop 3-D plot crashing on Matlab over VNC

Matlab might need plot render reconfiguration to work properly over VNC–here’s how to fix 3-D plot rendering in Matlab for VNC.

Matlab ≥ R2014b

Matlab ≥ R2014b auto-select software OpenGL when using X-Forwarding. You can get much faster performance for rotating and viewing 3-D figures by in Matlab:


The Matlab default below is much slower but less prone to crash:


Matlab ≤ R2014a

  1. Restart Matlab, and before doing anything type:
  1. plot with
   set(gcf,'renderermode','manual','renderer','painters') slice(..)