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The Picture command draws a rectangular planar surface with the specified image assigned to its material and sets the object to Rendered display mode similar to using the SetObjectDisplayMode command.

Steps

  1. Select one of the supported image file types.

  2. Pick a corner of the plane.

  3. Pick or type the length.
    The defining rectangle retains the same aspect (length to width) ratio as the image.

Options

(Default)

Draws the rectangle using two opposite corners.

3Point

Draws the rectangle using two adjacent corner locations and a location on the opposite side.

Vertical

Draws the rectangle perpendicular to the construction plane.

Center

Draws the rectangle from the center point and a corner.

AroundCurve

Draws a rectangle perpendicular to a curve.

Steps

1to1

Specifies the width and height of the image in pixels, the resolution of the bitmap in dots-per-inch, and automatically scales the defining rectangle based on the model's current unit system.

Picture material properties

Name

The name of the material.

Picture

The Picture contains a simple bitmap image.

Texture

Name

The path and name of the bitmap file.

Self-illuminated

The Self-Illuminated option causes the image to always display at full intensity and is not affected by light or shadow.


Self-Illumination off (left), and on (right).
Grayscale

The Grayscale option sets the image color to 256-grey

Transparency

Specifies transparency settings for the image. Specify a transparent color to be used as an alpha channel in the case that no alpha channel is specified in the image.

Transparency is not supported when using JPEG (.jpg; .jpeg), PCX (.pcx), or Windows Bitmap (.bmp)

Use alpha channel

Specifies that the image alpha channel be used to determine transparency.

Use color mask

Specifies that a color in the image be used to determine transparency.

Color selector
Tol:

The tolerance to be used to determine if the texture's color matches the transparency color.

Object transparency

Sets the amount of transparency for the entire object.

Notes

Extra text information stored in the material that appears in the tooltip when you mouse-over the thumbnail.

See also

Create surfaces

 

 

 

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