Matlab might need plot render reconfiguration to work properly over VNC–here’s how to fix 3-D plot rendering in Matlab for VNC.
VNC with 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:
VNC with Matlab <= R2014a
Restart Matlab, and before doing anything type:
Then at plotting time:
figure set(gcf,'renderermode','manual','renderer','painters') slice(..)