View Capture

The View Capture and Screen Capture commands save a bitmap image. The View Capture commands save the contents of the viewport with options for turning on various viewport elements. The Screen Capture commands save the viewport including the viewport frame, viewport title, and the cursor.

ViewCaptureToFile

Toolbar Menu

Display
Surface Analysis

View

Viewport title

Capture >

To File

The ViewCaptureToFile command saves an image of the current view to a file.

ViewCaptureToFile saves the contents of the view with a specified width and height, disregarding the current viewport size.

Viewport borders, cursor images, and other decorations are not saved.

Steps

  1. Choose options.
  2. Choose the location, file type, and name for the bitmap file.
    BMP, JPG, PNG and TIFF formats are supported.

View Capture Settings

View

A list of the viewports and a preview image.

Options

Select which viewport elements should be captured.

Grid

The grid appears in the captured image.

World axes

The world axis icon appears in the captured image.

CPlane axes

The construction plane axes appear in the captured image.

Transparent background (supported file types only)

Saves the background with alpha channel. Select a file format that supports alpha channels, otherwise, the alpha channel will be stripped out.

Resolution

These settings control output resolution and size.

Resolution

Use the selected viewport screen resolution or choose from a list of presets.

Lock viewport aspect ratio

When this is checked, setting custom resolution numbers below will always be forced to conform to the selected viewport aspect ratio. Set resolution to Custom in the resolution drop down list to enable this checkbox.

Size

Sets the size of the output image using the chosen units.

Size units

Choose the output image size units. Pixels is the default unit.

Scale

Sets the image resolution as a factor of the Size setting.

Resolution

Displays the dots per inch in the output image. This affects the printed size of the image on paper.

Number of passes (Raytraced viewport only)

Set the number of passes for the raytracing to complete before the view is captured.

ViewCaptureToClipboard

Toolbar Menu

Display
Surface Analysis

View

Viewport title

Capture >

To Clipboard

The ViewCaptureToClipboard command saves an image of the current view to the Clipboard.

View Capture Settings

View

A list of the viewports and a preview image.

Options

Select which viewport elements should be captured.

Grid

The grid appears in the captured image.

World axes

The world axis icon appears in the captured image.

CPlane axes

The construction plane axes appear in the captured image.

Transparent background (supported file types only)

Saves the background with alpha channel. Select a file format that supports alpha channels, otherwise, the alpha channel will be stripped out.

Resolution

These settings control output resolution and size.

Resolution

Use the selected viewport screen resolution or choose from a list of presets.

Lock viewport aspect ratio

When this is checked, setting custom resolution numbers below will always be forced to conform to the selected viewport aspect ratio. Set resolution to Custom in the resolution drop down list to enable this checkbox.

Size

Sets the size of the output image using the chosen units.

Size units

Choose the output image size units. Pixels is the default unit.

Scale

Sets the image resolution as a factor of the Size setting.

Resolution

Displays the dots per inch in the output image. This affects the printed size of the image on paper.

Number of passes (Raytraced viewport only)

Set the number of passes for the raytracing to complete before the view is captured.

ScreenCaptureToFile

Toolbar Menu

Not on toolbars.

Not on menus.

The ScreenCaptureToFile command saves an image of the current viewport with viewport borders, viewport titles, cursor images, and other decorations as a bitmap file, using the current viewport size.

Screen captures are useful if you are creating illustrations for documentation. With Rhino you can capture the current viewport to the Clipboard, to a file with a color depth to match your current settings.

Steps

ScreenCaptureToClipboard

Toolbar Menu

Not on toolbars.

Not on menus.

The ScreenCaptureToClipboard command saves an image of the current viewport with borders and viewport titles to the Clipboard.

The active viewport is captured to the Clipboard as a bitmap. You can paste this image into a paint program for further editing, or another program that accepts bitmap images.

See also

Save viewport images

Manage views

Rhino Screen Capture Strategies tutorial

 

 

 

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