Running projects on a Virtual Machine may lead to Cortona3D animations to be become invisible; this is due to Virtual Machines under VMware Workstation’s compatibility with renderers.
The workaround for this situation is to switch your renderer from DirectX renderer to OpenGL renderer. To accomplish this, please perform the following:
1. Go File Menu->Tools->Options->3D view->Renderer=OpenGL renderer;
2. Go File Menu->Tools->Publish Options->Force DirectX render=No; and
3. At the publish stage right click on the 3D window Cortona properties->Renderer=OpenGL Renderer.