Rhino/Flamingo rendering help !

Discussion in 'Software' started by Vibtor, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Vibtor
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    Vibtor Junior Member

    I use Rhino/Flamingo for boat designing.
    Is there any way to make a total transparent background when rendering ?
     
  2. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    The big question here is - what's on the other side of a transparent background?
    You could try just having a background image...
     
  3. Vibtor
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    Vibtor Junior Member

    Rhino/Flamigo rendering help.

    I use to copy the rendered images into Photoshop. Then i do not want any background at all. Now i have the problem that a squared "solid" background follows the image and covers other images on the same "sheet".

    best reg:
    Vibtor
     
  4. Palmer
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    Palmer Junior Member

    With a solid background you should be able to select it with the magic wand tool in photoshop and make it transparent there.
     
  5. RThompson
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    RThompson Senior Member

    Go into Flamingo "environment" settings dialogue box.
    put a tick in the "alpha channel" box.
    now once you have rendered the image you can select he background in photoshop using the alpha channel.

    look under flamingo and/or photoshop help for more info on exactly how to do it. (its well worth the five minutes it takes to learn about using alpha channel).

    Good luck,
    Rob
     
  6. cgorton
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    cgorton Junior Member

    make sure to save the rendering as a tiff, though, to use the alpha channel.
     

  7. ARGO
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    ARGO Junior Member

    Photoshop will do magic on your rederings.
     
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