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PhotoView Options

The PhotoView Options PropertyManager controls settings for PhotoView 360, including output image size and render quality.

With PhotoView 360 added in, in the DisplayManager, click PhotoView Options to open the PropertyManager.

Output Image Settings

  Dynamic Help Displays pop-up tooltips for each property.
  Output image size - Preset image sizes Sets the size of the output image to a standard width and height. You can also select the settings assigned to the current camera or set custom values.
Output image size - Image Width Sets the width of the output image, in pixels.
Output image size - Image Height Sets the height of the output image, in pixels.
  Fixed aspect ratio Retains the current ratio of width to height in the output image.
  Use camera aspect ratio Sets the aspect ratio of the output image to the aspect ratio of the camera field of view. Available if the current view is through a camera.
  Use background aspect ratio Sets the aspect ratio of the final rendering to the aspect ratio of the background image. If this option is cleared, distorts the background image. Available if the current scene uses an image for its background. This setting is ignored when Use camera aspect ratio is enabled.
  Image format Changes the file type for rendered images.
  Default image path Sets the default path for renderings that you schedule with the Task Scheduler.

Render Quality

  Preview render quality Sets the level of quality for the preview. Higher quality images require more time to render.
  Final render quality Sets the level of quality for the final render. Higher quality images require more time to render.
Typically, there is little difference between Best and Maximum. The Maximum setting is most effective when rendering occluded spaces or interior scenes.

This table describes the effects of render quality settings.

  Good Better Best Maxiumum
Anti-aliasing quality 8 samples 16 samples 32 samples 128 samples
Number of reflections 1 4 8 10
Number of refractions 4 8 8 10
Indirect rays 128 512 1024 2048

Examples of rendering quality and time to render:

Good, 29 seconds Better, 54 seconds
Best, 2 minutes 19 seconds Maximum, 6 minutes 45 seconds


  Bloom Adds a bloom effect, a glow around very bright emissive or reflective objects in image. The bloom is visible in the final rendering only, not in the preview.
  Bloom setpoint Identifies level of brightness or emissiveness to which bloom effect is applied. Decreasing the percentage applies the effect to more items. Increasing it applies the effect to fewer items.
  Bloom extent Sets the distance the bloom radiates from source.

Contour Rendering

  Contour Rendering Adds contour lines to the outside edges of the model.
Render Only with Contours Renders with contour lines only. Retains background or scene display and depth-of-field setting.
Render Contours and the Solid Model Renders the image with contour lines.
Line thickness Sets the thickness of the contour lines, in pixels.
  Edit Line Color Sets the color of the contour lines.

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