Jump to content

Simple rendering help required


Kevin C

Recommended Posts

After looking closer, I’ll walk back my comments about OpenGL. It does work quite well for my usage, but I wouldn’t use it for detailed section views on architectural plans. For my purposes I need vendors to see how items fit together and get a handful of dimensions and call out text blocks and OpenGL works great and looks somewhat artistic, but not really for detailed architectural work. 

Link to comment

OpenGL can only show black pixel-based edges; it'll never show an object's pen or lineweight.

 

But using OpenGL background render (no Color, no Edges, w/ AO) with Hidden Line foreground render usually looks fantastic. Hidden Line can of course be slow depending on the model, but it's worked well for me 95% of the time.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
1 hour ago, Andy Broomell said:

OpenGL can only show black pixel-based edges; it'll never show an object's pen or lineweight.

 

But using OpenGL background render (no Color, no Edges, w/ AO) with Hidden Line foreground render usually looks fantastic. Hidden Line can of course be slow depending on the model, but it's worked well for me 95% of the time.

That is a brilliant idea!  

Link to comment
1 hour ago, grant_PD said:

Yes, I'm w/ @Andy Broomell on this one.  I use hidden line, w/ openGL backgrounds and the opengl  linework off.  That way you get the best of both worlds. 

UFC_details.png

DraftSciFi.png

It’s funny, but a colleague of mine and I were just talking about upping our section view game. I think this solves most of that. Brilliant!  

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...