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Rendering of 3D models without background in Autodesk Showcase.

A - answer If you prepare marketing materials (printed ads, web, video), you often need rendered images of 3D CAD models without any background - i.e. with transparent background. Such presentation can be then easily pasted onto any (even animated) background using DTP programs, PhotoShop or a video editor.

Such pictures without background, with so called alpha-channel, can be exported also from Autodesk Showcase (part of Design Suites). Run the publishing function (File > Publish Image(s) or Shift+S) and in the dialog choose the format PSD or TIFF. Check the option "Split into object, shadow and environment layers", resp. "alpha". Load the resulting image into your DTP program.

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15.11.2013    6887×  
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applies to: Showcase 2014 ·

See also:
Tip 11790:How to get a hi-res image of an Inventor assembly (for a brochure, billboard...)?
Tip 10596:Changing colors of the Inventor color schemes (UI).
Tip 9976:How to make AutoCAD render without background (transparent)?
Tip 7654:Three methods for transparent images in AutoCAD.
Tip 4158:Transparent raster images in AutoCAD.

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