So I have been playing around with some of the display modes and have a few questions.
I can’t seem to get my parallel line shading effect to look any where near as crisp as it does for the example shown on the online rhino docs page. See the attached image for the example I am talking about. It looks so nice and crisp but no matter how I tweak the settings, the shadow lines are barely recognizable as lines sometimes. And a lot of times the shadows display on top of the model instead of being cut off by the geometry as they should because they are on the ground. What’s weird is that the display problems aren’t consistent. If I have to switch to a different display mode for a bit to do some modeling or something and then switch back the display will sometimes fix itself or suddenly reappear when it wasn’t there before. I hope that makes sense.
I am wondering if it has something to do with my graphics card settings and/or it’s an anti aliasing issue of some kind. I am running a GeForce GTX 870M and the driver is up to date. And I am running it for optimum performance and all of that good stuff.
Which brings me to another question for those of you who have GeForce cards? Is it even necessary to update the drivers that come out every few weeks since they seem to be geared specifically to ensure that whatever new game has come out plays nice and fast? I don’t do any gaming and there doesn’t seem to be a driver to download for those of us that use these cards for 3d modeling and CAD. My Wolfenstein and DOOM glory days are well behind me so updating my driver so Halo 20 runs smashingly on my system isn’t a huge priority for me. (Even though there is a part of my brain, nestled deep in my subconscious, saying “just buy that game and take a week off work. You don’t have tell anyone”)
Anyways, last thing. My current renderer is always set to Thea and not Rhino Render. If I set a display mode to use its render material instead of its color do I need to ensure that I switch my current renderer to Rhino Render and that I use Rhino materials to get the effect? If I am using display modes for visualization, I generally don’t use render materials, but it sounds like it could get interesting to do so and I want to make sure that I am doing it correctly so i can see what that whole side of things has to offer.
Ok. I’m done finally. Thanks