i tried to take a screencapture of the perspective viewport after adapting a custom display mode to my needs. i want the background to be transparent. this can be specified in the display-mode-settings but it doesn’t seem to work. of course i save as .png but i just can’t get the background to be transparent. there is also a checkbox for transparent background in the view-capture-settings but that also doesn’t help. probably it’s easy and i’m just not getting it, hope someone can help.
in technical mode i can’t find any way to control the dash pattern of the hidden lines. actually i’d prefer them to be not dashed at all but of solid color, light gray. as far as i see it, only line-color and line-width are editable. there’s got to be a way to achieve that right? i used to do this with make-2d, export to .ai and then the rest in illustrator, but i’m searching for less time consuming methods.
if this option doesn’t exist, then i would suggest it as wish for the wip.
like i expressed here before, i think display-modes have the potential to be very power- and usefull when it comes to visualizing work, especially when it’s more conceptual.
regarding transparency - actually the background is transparent, but because there is a grid laid over the whole picture, it didn’t look transparent to me at first. so transparency seems to be there but the grid looks like a bug, right?
i made the following observation:
ScreenCaptureToFile a viewport which is not maximized, like one of the 4views which is default when you open rhino - then the strange “grid-overlay-bug” happens.
but if you maximize the viewport you want to
ScreenCaptureToFile, it works and the .png with its transparent background is fine.
with a floating viewport, just some portion of the captured image is affected by the “grid-overlay-bug”