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francis.marcoux@ipexna.com - 6/10/2019 2:44:20 PM
   
Display light and intensity
Most of the time, I found myself changing the light direction (View-Advance Render-Light Direction) to the "default" settings. I think it results in a better rendering but makes perpendicular flat surfaces look very bright. This can be overcome by setting the light intensity to 1.5 or 2.0. I just think this is a better way to render 3D models; it's more in line with other CAD software as well.



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jmccullough@kubotek3d.com - 7/11/2019 11:48:31 AM
   
RE:Display light and intensity
Francis,

Thanks for bringing up this topic. I dug into the issue you've brought up and agree that the 2019 default setting (in the CKT files) does not balance shading well between the isometic views and the "head-on" planar faces in orthographic views. 
I found that a camera light direction of 5, 1, -3 helped reduce the washed-out bright or too dark conditions better than the CKT default or the "factory" default. The results still feel a little too dark. 

For KeyCreator 2020 we are looking at changing the CKT settings to 5. 1, -3. We are also considering adding more ambient light to the camera light so that head on faces are closer to their true color. Let me know what you think. 

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John

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timothyweastman@gmail.com - 5/8/2020 5:10:32 PM
   
RE:Display light and intensity
I finally got around to using these settings. Much better. The question is how can I save them to my template file so they will be there when I start a new project?
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jmccullough@kubotek3d.com - 5/8/2020 5:55:11 PM
   
RE:Display light and intensity
To access the light direction setting use the menu option View>Advanced Render>Light Direction. 
Those settings will save to your CKD or CKT file. 
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