In the Background section of Advanced Photograph Setup, you can choose from predefined options for the background color, create your own custom colors, or add a panoramic image to set a realistic scene outside the windows of your building.
There are several default colors available to use as a background in renderings, each of which can be copied and edited.
Predefined background settings
Click on the Create editable copy icon seen above to create your own custom color background. This will open the User defined drop down menu.
By selecting User defined from the drop-down menu and then clicking the icon Add custom color background, virtually any color can be set as the background color.
User defined background settings
|Choose color for selected background|
|Create new custom color background|
|Copy selected background|
|Rename selected background|
|Delete selected background|
Panoramic backgrounds are available to set a realistic image as a backdrop for your rendering. They are accessed by selecting Panorama from the drop-down menu. Custom images can be imported and adjusted to fit as panorama background.
Panorama background settings
|List of predefined and imported panoramic images|
|Import a new panoramic image of your own. This stays in the list for future use.|
|Delete the selected panoramic image|
|Adjust the appearance of the image surrounding your scene (see descriptions below)|
|Increase or decrease the quality of the appearance of the panoramic image in preview mode. This will not affect the quality of the finished rendering.|
|Reset to the original settings for scale and offset|
- Scale: Slide the bar or enter an exact number to increase or decrease the size horizontally (x) and vertically (y) of the panoramic image for a more realistic view outside of the windows in your drawing.
- Offset: Slide the bar or enter an exact number to move the image horizontally (x) and vertically (y) for a more realistic view outside of the windows in your drawing. For example, if you are using a panorama of a city, you may adjust the Y offset to make the space appear on a higher or lower story of a building.