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PhotoWorks Studio

PhotoWorks Studio allows you to render a model in an existing scene with lights. You select one of the studios and the scene and lights are automatically added. The lights and the scene automatically scale to the size of the model. The floor of the scene positions itself on the bottom of the model relative to the current view orientation.

Some of the scenes support High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

You can change the quality and brightness of the image without customizing settings in the Options dialog box or lighting PropertyManagers. Move the sliders in the PhotoWorks Studio PropertyManager to change the quality and brightness.

To render a model using PhotoWorks Studio:

  1. Click Appearance (PhotoWorks toolbar) or PhotoWorks, Appearance and assign an appearance to the model.

You do not have to assign an appearance first. If you previously assigned an appearance in SolidWorks, that appearance is used. If not, the default PhotoWorks appearance is assigned.

  1. Click PhotoWorks Studio (PhotoWorks toolbar) or PhotoWorks, PhotoWorks Studio.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Scenery:

    • Select a scene in List of Available Studios or click to scroll through the available studios.

    • Click the preview of the scene to view a larger preview.

  3. Under Scene settings, move the Render Quality slider to adjust the quality.

If you click , the settings in the studio are propagated to the dialog boxes. For example, environment properties (including Global shadow control) appear in the Scene Editor dialog box, and Number of reflections, Number of refractions, Indirect illumination, and Anti-aliasing quality are set in the Options dialog box.

Settings in dialog boxes are not propagated to PhotoWorks Studio. For example, if you specify Number of refractions or Anti-aliasing quality in the Options dialog box and open PhotoWorks Studio, the settings in the dialog box are not reflected in PhotoWorks Studio.

  1. Click OK to apply the scene.

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