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RealView Graphics

RealView Graphics is hardware (graphics card) support of advanced shading in real time, including self-shadowing and scene reflections.

When you apply an appearance, use RealView Graphics for a more realistic model display. RealView Graphics is available with supported graphics cards only.

To turn on RealView Graphics:

Click one of the following:

  • View Settings (Heads-up View toolbar), RealView Graphics

  • RealView Graphics (View toolbar)

  •  View, Display, RealView Graphics.

RealView Graphics is not available when an assembly is in Large Assembly Mode.

Comparison of RealView and PhotoView 360:

RealView Graphics

PhotoView 360 Rendering




static images

retains rendering during motion

must be rendered again after motion

displays scenes, environment reflections, and self-shadows from the first directional light

provides customizable scene control; displays inter-reflections, shadows from all light sources, depth of field, and high dynamic range reflections


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