Shaded display mode

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The Shaded display mode sets the viewport to opaque shaded mode.

Shaded modes use a mesh to shade surfaces using the layer colors.

Display mode options

Name

Name of display mode.

Viewport settings

Background

Specifies the viewport background color.

Use application settings

Use settings specified in Appearance -> Color Options.

Solid color

To select a color

Image file

Specifies an image for the viewport background.

Image file name
Gradient 2 colors

Blends between a top and bottom color.

Top color / Bottom color

To select a color

  • Click the color swatch.
Gradient 4 colors

Blends between four colors starting from the corners of the viewport.

Top left color / Top right color / Bottom left color / Bottom right color

To select a color

  • Click the color swatch.
Use render settings

Displays the colors and lighting used by the settings for background specified by the current renderer.

Transparent

Renders viewport backgrounds using black and a 0.0% alpha value. This works for rendered output and for ViewCaptureToFile.

Ground plane settings
On

Turns on the ground plane for the display mode.

Shadow only

Makes the ground plane transparent, but allows shadows to still be cast on it.

Altitude

Sets the ground plane's height above the xy plane.

Automatic

Places the ground plane just below the lowest element in the model. As new objects are added to the scene, the ground plane can move.

Linear workflow settings

Gamma correction for bitmap images that are loaded from disk is removed (by the inverse of the amount in the Gamma edit box) so that they have a linear response before they are passed to the display. The display renders them in this uncorrected state. The gamma correction is applied to the entire finished image. This can do a better job of processing the color in rendered images.

See: What is linear work flow and how can it help your renders look better

See: Understanding Linear Workflow – Working In Floating Point

See: Understanding Linear Workflow Walkthrough

User render settings

Use settings from Document Properties > Render

Custom
Adjust input colors
Adjust input textures
Input gamma
Adjust output gamma
Output image gamma

Shading settings

Shade objects

Sets the viewport to opaque shaded mode.

X-Ray all wires

Shades with isocurves not obscured by objects in front.

Flat shading

Shades the current viewport with no smoothing so the individual render mesh faces are visible.

See: FlatShade.

Shade vertex colors

Shades using an object's vertex colors.

See: ComputeVertexColors.

Color and material usage
Object's color

Use the color specified in the object's properties.

Gloss

Sets the gloss for the color.

Transparency

Sets the transparency for the color.

Single color for all objects

Ignores object colors and uses a single color for the shading.

Gloss

Sets the gloss for the color.

Transparency

Sets the transparency for the color.

Single object color

To select a color

  • Click the color swatch.
Rendering material

Shades using rendering material.

Custom material for all objects

Click the Customize button to specify the custom material.

Customize

Opens the Custom Object Attributes Settings dialog box.

Backface settings

Changes the color of the backface (the side opposite of the surface normal direction).

Use front face settings

No color change.

Cull backfaces

Surfaces viewed from the back will be transparent.

Use object's color

Surfaces viewed from the back use the color specified in the object's Properties.

Gloss

Sets the gloss for the backface material. This can be different from the front face material.

Transparency

Sets the transparency for the backface material. This can be different from the front face material.

Single color for all backfaces

All backfaces display a specified color regardless of the object color.

Gloss

Sets the gloss for the backface material. This can be different from the front face material.

Transparency

Sets the transparency for the backface material. This can be different from the front face material.

Single backface color

Sets a single color for all backfaces.

To select a color

  • Click the color swatch.
Rendering material

Shades using rendering material.

Custom material for all backfaces

Click the Customize button to specify the custom material.

Customize

Opens the Custom Object Attributes Settings dialog box.

Visibility

Specifies which elements will be visible in the display mode.

Show isocurves

Shows object isocurves.

Isocurves on (left) and off (right).

Show tangent edges

Tangent polysurface edges are smooth edges between different faces of a polysurface.

Show tangent seams

Tangent seams are smooth edges that close surfaces such spheres or cylinders.

Shows mesh wires.

Show curves

Shows curves objects.

Show lights

Shows lights objects

Show clipping planes

Shows clipping planes objects.

Show text

Shows text blocks.

Show annotations

Shows annotations objects.

Show points

Shows points objects.

Show pointclouds

Shows pointclouds objects

Surface edge settings

Edge thickness

Sets the thickness in pixels for surface edges.

Color reduction %

Sets the "fade" effect for surface edges.

Light objects

Use lights on layers that are off

This setting applies to lights that are on turned-off layers and lights that are hidden.

Draw lights using light color

Draws lights using the color of the light rather than the color of the light object.

Lighting scheme

See Lighting scheme settings.

Clipping plane objects

See Clipping plane settings.

Grid

See Grid Settings.

Objects

See Objects settings.

Points

See Points Settings.

Curves

See Curves Settings.

Surfaces

See Surfaces settings.

Meshes

See Meshes settings.

Shadows

See Shadows settings.

Other Settings

See Other Settings.

Restore Defaults

Restores the default system values. All custom appearance settings will be lost.

Save options for use on other computers

OptionsExport

Save Options settings to a file.

OptionsImport

Restore Options settings from a file.

See also

Viewport display modes

 

 

 

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