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How to create an image with transparent background in Fusion 360?

A - answer Designing a 3D model in Fusion 360 often requires the creation of marketing or service materials, images for catalogues, parts lists or presentations, or technical documentation. For these purposes, a visualization or at least a screenshot with a transparent background is often needed. How to prepare such a high-resolution image in Fusion 360?

There are several ways how to do this. The easiest one is saving a screen capture in the current workspace, e.g. Design. You can do this with the top menu command File > Create image.

In the "Image Options" dialog that follows, set the desired resolution and, most importantly, check the "Transparent Background" option.

After confirming the save location ("Save to my computer"), the image file will be created in your preferred PNG or TIFF format (do not use JPG for this purpose). The result is thus an image with alpha-channel transparency. In addition to the model (in the current visual style), it may contain all the currently displayed construction geometry and auxiliary elements - as they appear on the screen.

The second method is a similar approach, but in the Visualization workspace. After you render the model on screen (Local rendering > Local render) use the above mentioned menu or the ribbon Local rendering > Create image.

After selecting the resolution and checking the "Transparent Background" option, a similar transparent image will be created, this time as a real rendering, with textures and shadows.

The third method is again in the Visualization workspace. Use the standard function Render > Render.

In the Settings dialog, select the "File Format" PNG or TIFF and again select "Transparent Background". Select local or cloud rendering, the render quality and start rendering on the background with the Render button.

Completed images will appear in the bottom Render Gallery palette.

Here, opening the selected image will open a window where you can use the Download icon to get a PNG file with a transparent background in the resolution selected above.

The resulting image can also have very high resolution and other selected parameters, this time without the auxiliary geometry.

As an alternative "3D" presentation method, you can use export (File > Export) to FBX, OBJ , STL or USDz formats.

For example, you can load a file in the FBX format as an interactive 3D model into your Powerpoint presentations.

Or you can drag the USDz format file into the USD viewer window here in the Converters section and view it interactively in 3D

And of course, you can interactively view, measure and annotate the native Fusion 360 file in the cloud - either in your Fusion 360 hub or in the Fusion 360 mobile app.

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See also:
Tip 11790:How to get a hi-res image of an Inventor assembly (for a brochure, billboard...)?
Tip 9976:How to make AutoCAD render without background (transparent)?
Tip 9549:Rendering of 3D models without background in Autodesk Showcase.
Tip 8852:Publish interactive 3D models on the web with Autodesk 360.
Tip 8727:Transparent 3D views in Revit.

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