Creating shaded images
Creating a shaded image of your drawing removes hidden lines and then applies shading to the visible surfaces based on their entity color. Because they are intended to provide a quick visualization, shaded images do not have a light source and use continuous colors across surfaces, causing them to appear flat and unrealistic.
To create a shaded image, use any of these methods
- Choose View > Rendering > Shade.
- On the Rendering toolbar, click the Shade tool ().
- Type shade and then press Enter.
To control the appearance of the shaded image, choose Settings > Drawing Settings, and then click the 3D Settings tab and select the options you want. You can shade the surfaces and edges of the model in four ways:
- Faces shaded; edges not highlighted.
- Faces shaded; edges highlighted in the background color.
- Faces filled in the background color; edges drawn using the entity color (similar to a hidden-line view).
- Faces filled using the entity color; edges highlighted in the background color.
See the online Command Reference for more information about images.
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