Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

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John Hyslop
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Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

Post by John Hyslop » Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:52 am

Hi Andrew

Is there a way to change the Colour of the QCADCAM Background in 3DView from Black to Another Colour?
I'm not using the view as intended I want to quickly get a perspective view of work on my screen...

I hope this makes sense..

Cheers
John
PS Sorry almost forgot.

QCAD/CAM Version:
3.27.6.0 (3.27.6)
Build Date:
May 17 2022
Revision:
39d0e9f
Qt Version:
5.14.2
Architecture:
x86_64
Compiler:
gcc 5.4.0

OS Linux Mint 20.3 una
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Re: Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

Post by Husky » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:14 am

Hi John,
John Hyslop wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:52 am
Is there a way to change the Colour of the QCADCAM Background in 3DView from Black to Another Colour?
Sorry, not that I know of ... :oops:
John Hyslop wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:52 am
I'm not using the view as intended I want to quickly get a perspective view of work on my screen...
What's about to use the Projection Tool instead? The Background would be your normal background color ...

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P.s.: Why is your example so much nicer than mine .... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

Post by John Hyslop » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:22 am

Hi Husky

Thanks for the prompt reply... yes I looked at that but I would prefer it to be perspective
rather than Isometric.. I know I'm being fussy but I have my reasons for doing this :)

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John
P.s.: Why is your example so much nicer than mine .... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

Post by Husky » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:54 am

John Hyslop wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:22 am
I know I'm being fussy but I have my reasons for doing this :)
I don't know exactly what you need ... :oops: But it comes down to "Where is a will there's a way" :lol:

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Re: Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

Post by John Hyslop » Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:23 am

e_surprised

Okay.. How did you do that :D

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Re: Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

Post by Husky » Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:32 am

The part is designed in QCAD, saved as 2D dxf, imported into a 3D CAD ... and then I changed the background.
Extruding would be the next step but ... :wink:
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Re: Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

Post by John Hyslop » Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:27 am

:(
You had me fooled ... lol

I'll just do as I always do.. screenshot then Irfanview - Adobe Perspective Plugin.. :cry:

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Re: Change Colour of CAM 3D View Background

Post by CVH » Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:55 am

John,

There are more options beside 'Isometric' projections.
And even a solution for projecting inclined/rotated planes: https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=5987

I'm not sure if the CAM 3D view is a vanishing point perspective, if that's what you're looking for.
That is also not the case for Perspective.gif in the example of Husky.
I know that my CNC driver CAM preview has such an option.

For illustration, one can always change the colors of the image itself. :Wink:
One can even set 'black' as transparent color so that the background is the page or paper background.

Regards,
CVH

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