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Use this section of the Visibility form to set the background style for the current 3D layer.

3D Visibility - 3D Background

  • 2D Background  - check this option to apply a 2D background to the current 3D scene.
  • Colour - click to select a single colour for the background. You can also access a colour picker to blend your own custom colours.
  • Background Image - check this option to specify an image as a background for the 3D scene.

Texture - if any textures (artwork or materials) have been loaded into the current scene, they may be selected from the pull-down list, alternatively you can click  to browse for an image file. A wide range of graphic file formats can be used.

Scale - a scale of 1 will force the selected image to fill the screen. You can create a tiled background effect by increasing the scale.

  • Aspect Ratio Correction - switch this option on to correct the aspect ratio of the background image so that it appears correct, rather than distorted to fit the window size.
  • Colour Gradient - if checked, you can create a blended 2D background, comprised of two user-defined colours

Direction - choose from a Horizontal or Vertical blend.

Colours - access the colour pickers in order to to specify the required colours.

  • 3D Background - check this option to apply a 3D background to the current 3D scene.

Environment - select from the installed list of 'TruView' environments.

Blur - you can apply blurring to the environment if required.

Use 3D Environment reflection map - if checked, the reflection map specified within the 3D Environment > Reflection option will be used as the 3D Background.

Here are some example screenshots which demonstrate the various settings: (Single colour, Colour gradient, Image and Blurring).

Single colour  Colour gradient



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