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Can I render AND retain lines on edges -- like Sketch-Up?

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I have VW 2009 and want to add some crispness to the edges of shapes while also rendering tones, shadows, etc. It would be essentially a rendered wireframe image.

This can be done in Sketch-Up nicely and is useful for legibility. Is there a setting that allows RW to do it?

I'm using a Mac Pro with Leopard.

Thanks!

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Absolutely.

The easiest way is to use a sheet layer viewport.

Set the background rendering to whatever rendering mode you want.

Set the foreground rendering mode to hidden line.

hth

michaelk

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You can also use the old method.

Stack up duplicates of the same viewport in different rendering modes.

By using that method and controlling the class and layer visibilities you can have different parts of the model render in different modes.

hth

michaelk

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Thanks for the info on GL. Works well with one exception -- many of the rectangular solids (walls, panels, etc) have a diagonal line on the major faces, from one corner to another.

Any ideas on how to eliminate this effect?

Best regards,

Ed

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Edward, are you really still using VW's 2008, as stated in your signature?? Could you post an example of the diagonal lines?? P

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