Making a good presentation that my client can see

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(Joe Babb) #1

I’ve been here before. I need to find a way to get the image I see in Rhino into a format that I can email to a client. I’ve used CopyToClipboard but very often it either doesn’t copy at a high resolution or doesn’t get what I think I see on the screen. Rhino doesn’t export to a jpeg which is what I’d prefer. When I try to export as a PDF it tells me the printer doesn’t exist. There’s got to be a better way.TD-stair-2518feb.3dm (1.2 MB)
Here’s the file I"m working with. I’d like to be able to send the rendered image to the client with good quality. Help?


(Ryan) #2

Can you use "-ViewCaptureToFile"
It gives you a command line that lets you set your resolution and it just captures the viewport you are currently in. It also allows you to go straight to jpg.


#3

Hi,
If you are willing to spend 99US, you can make a good presentation directly as 3D_PDF.
For smaller 3d-scenes very well suited…more info :
http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-plugins/3D-PDF-from-rhino-main.aspx


(Miled Rizk) #4

I use doPDF, which is excellent, here’s the link:
http://www.dopdf.com/quick-download.php

I created a PDF file from for your stair, A3 size and 300 DPI
TD-stair-2518feb.pdf (929.4 KB)


(Joe Babb) #5

Thanks so much, everyone. I think this will do what I need. The pdf from the doPDF is beautiful. I will also try the others and ViewCaptureToFile. Thank you, thank you.
Joe


(Joe Babb) #6

Well, I downloaded and installed doPDF. I see it in the printer list of Rhino but it gives me an error when I try to print. There was something about associating applications and encouraged me to install Adobe Reader to fix the problem but it is not intuitively obvious how this works.
I also tried ViewCaptureToFile. It did capture a jpeg version but did not bring up a command line to allow setting resolution and was pretty low res. Ideas?


(Joe Babb) #7

tried to sign up for the doPDF forum but they said I was flagged as a spammer.


#8

Try “-ViewCaptureToFile” as Ryan recommended. It will give you options on resolution. Not “ViewCaptureToFile”.


(Miled Rizk) #9

doPDF immediately tries to open the file after finishing the print.
But it finds out that you don’t have an application that opens it,
you have two solutions:
1- Download the free Acrobat Reader: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
remember to uncheck the two Optional Offers, otherwise it will install the 2 McAfee applications

2- Uncheck the option Open File, as shown in the screenshot:
image


(Joe Babb) #10

I did uncheck the Open File box. Still get the error. It says error creating PDF file access denied.


(Joe Babb) #11

I did try the -ViewCaptureToFile. I didn’t notice the - in the first message. It does allow me to make some adjustments but for some reason the file does not get written.


(Miled Rizk) #12

Try changing the directory where you’re saving it.
Maybe you have a permission problem in where you’re trying to save your file

This also maybe the reason why -ViewCaptureToFile didn’t work for you.
In this command you have an option called “Browse” that let you choose a destination.

Try the desktop for instance


(Scott Davidson) #13

I am running Rhino 6. Here are a couple viewport captures. Not sure which style you are looking for, but they can be further edited in necessary.


#14

Here are the stairs exported using SimLab 3dPDF exporter. You may have to give permission for the file to open after downloading it. There is a little yellow alert bar when the template opens, look to the right and click to ‘open once’ or ‘open always’. They used to not have that ‘trusted app’ issues and I have sent these to clients who just can’t seem to figure out how to give that permission.
TD stair.pdf (13.2 MB)


(Joe Babb) #15

Desktop worked. But I’ll be durned if I can understand why the permission problem has popped up all of a sudden. I’ve saved my Rhino5 file to the file folder before.


(Joe Babb) #16

Those are beautiful. I’m running Rhino5 but have an evaluation copy of Rhino6.


(Scott Davidson) #17

I added a couple of the materials that come with Rhino 6. I also turned on the Skylight.

Then used a few of the display modes. The new ViewCaptureToFile command will properly keep line-weight to create the images.

The standard Rendered view and the Raytraced view are the more realistic views with the better metal reflection.

The illustrated version is a modified Simple Bright display mode. I have updated it here and included a Display Options INI file you can import to recreate it.

Simple Bright Material.ini (11.4 KB)


#18

Are you saving to a dropbox or other cloud server directory?


#19

Another option - Windows Snipping Tool

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13776/windows-use-snipping-tool-to-capture-screenshots

Plus Google Drive or Photos (or similar free service) so you can simply send a link rather than an email clogged with images or PDFs.


#20

Good morning,

This is a restriction from Adobe that allows javascript in content but blocks it at the same time (as standard)
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/security-warnings-pdf-opens.html

PDF-3D content works only in “Adobe PDF Reader” and not on “Foxit Reader” or similar.
First time do not open in fullscreen mode…
PDF_3D

Notiz: You can make more viewport’s and export it in PDF_3D

Alternative on Adroid (but without layout, 3D-content only)

@Ashraf
Can the problem with “trusted content”, be tuned?