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JulieK

No Color in Viewports

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I'm trying Vectworks 2020 for the first time today.  I used VW 2020 to open a file originally started in VW 2019.  When I created a new viewport with final quality renderworks, the viewport ended up being rendered in grayscale.  As it was processing, it showed the correct colors, but when the rendering was complete, it was in black, gray and white.  The colors are showing correctly when I view the layers from which the viewport is made.

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Is the "Image Effects" button checked in the OIP? That might be desaturating the image as a post-processing effect.


Or perhaps it's related to this bug? Though I doubt it since you're talking about RW not OpenGL...

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@JulieK, you may want to try restarting and see if the viewport still renders incorrectly.

 

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Thanks for the suggestion.  I tried restarting twice, but it didn't help.

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the "image effects" button wasn't on in the OIP

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@JulieK It sounds like Black and  White Only may have gotten checked in the advanced properties of the viewport. Select your viewport and go to Advanced Properties in the Object Info Palette. If Black and White Only is checked with a RW viewport, it will render out in color and then switch over to gray scale/Black and White once the rendering itself completes.

 

Screen Shot 2019-10-09 at 9.50.51 AM.png

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Thank you for the suggestion.  I looked, and the "black and white only" box is not checked.  I tried checking it and unchecking it, but it made no difference.

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@JulieK Can you also check in File > Document Settings > Document Preferences > Display Tab > Black and White Only? Is it checked there by chance?

 

If that isn't it, can you possibly send me a copy of the file? I know Black and White Only settings will cause what you are describing, but I've never seen it caused by anything else...

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The "Black and White Only" box was checked in document preferences.  I unchecked it, and that fixed that problem.  Thanks! 

 

However, now I have a different problem.  When I use hidden line as my foreground render, my doors and windows are outlined in blue instead of black.  In the past, the "black and white only" box would be checked in the document preferences but unchecked in the viewport, and the hidden line foreground rendering would be all in black.

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This would point to the door/window having a blue pen applied to it. Most commonly, this would be through the Attributes Palette, but it could also be through parts of the object / classes.

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