VTKRenderWindow Render() crashes with Abort 6 on mac mini 2018

Hi All,

Has anyone experienced this issue? I’ve narrowed the issue down to the Render call. It works totally fine on my old mac and macbook, but has issues with the mac mini 2018 and the new macbook pros. I am guessing this has something to do with the new intel integrated graphics card.


  • vtk installed thorugh pip3
  • Using Python wrapper

You don’t really give enough info for anyone to help much. Can you create a minimal repro case? How about a backtrace?


Hi Sean,
Unfortunately, i think this error as something to do with accessing non allocated memory, the only backtrace is

Abort Trap 6

This happens whenever the render function is called. Just spawning a vtk render window and calling render causes a crash