Generates a photo-realistic rendering using materials and lights, through a dialog box.
Note: When a drawing contains only 2D entities, the result is a blank rendering.
Accessing the Command
command bar: render
menu bar: View|Rendering - Render
ribbon: View | Render Modes | Render
Displays a dialog box:
Reports the current render mode:
Current render preset: 'Medium"
When the rendering appears in a window, the red square shows which part is currently being rendered:
Dialog Box Options
Specifies where the rendering will appear:
Specifies the size of the rendering, in pixels. Larger sizes provide more detail but take longer to render:
Starts calculating the rendering according to the settings established by the RenderPresets command.
The ANTIALIASRENDER variable controls the amount of anti-aliasing (edge smoothing) applied during the rendering generation. The default value is 1, maximum value is 5. Note: high anti-alias values incur a high calculation cost.
AniPath - records the animation of a camera moving along a path or panning in a 3D model and saves it to a movie file.
-Render - generates a photorealistic rendering using materials and lights through the command bar.
RenderPresets - allows to create and edit render presets, and to set the current render preset through a dialog box.
Background - sets the model space background for the current viewport and saved views.
Distantlight - creates a distant light.
Hide - removes hidden lines from 3D entities.
Light - creates a new light in the drawing.
Lightlist - displays the Drawing Explorer - Lights dialog window.
Materials - creates materials and edits their properties through the Drawing Explorer.
Pointlight - creates a point light.
RedSdkInfo - displays rendering related hardware and driver specifications in the command bar.
Shade - generates shaded images of 3D drawings.
ShadeMode - sets the shading style for 3D entities.
Spotlight - creates a spot light.
Sunproperties - displays the Sun Properties of the Active Viewport editor in the Drawing Explorer - Lights dialog.
VisualStyles - creates and controls visual style definitions in the Drawing Explorer.
Weblight - creates a web light.