[MicroStation V8i] Draped image - export to 3d pdf

I have a digital terrain model (DTM) and an orthophoto. After draping the orthophoto onto the DTM the colors of the image look quite different from the original, with lower contrast. Now I would like to create a 3D pdf, but in the pdf the draped image looks much darker; not satisfying at all.

Is there a way to keep the colors of the original image, so the 3D pdf looks satisfying?

KR, Markus

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  • Hi Markus,

    There are a few settings that you could try in the “Light Manager” dialog box:
    * Turn on “Ambient” & “Flashbulb”. Experiment with the values but you shouldn’t need to go too high as it will over expose your scene.
    * In the “Solar > Details” tab, set the cloudiness to about “80”.

    In the “Print” dialog box:
    * Got to “Settings > 3D Plotting” and set “Lighting Mode” to “Headlamp”
    * I also like to set “Display Mode” to “Solid Outline”

    If you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on a computer with Nvidia graphics cards, there is a long standing hardware acceleration bug. Here are the instructions that I send to my clients so they get the best possible experience:

    * Open "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC"
    * Goto [Toolbar > Edit > Preferences > Security (Enhanced)]
    * Turn OFF [Enable Protected Mode at startup]
    * Close down and restart "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC"

    * Goto [Toolbar > Edit > Preferences > 3D & Multimedia]
    * Turn ON [Enable playing of 3D content]
    * Turn ON [Enable hardware rendering for legacy video cards]
    * Turn ON [Enable double-sided rendering]
    * Set [Preferred Renderer:] to [DirectX9]
    * Press [OK] to close the Preferences dialog box

    - Open a 3D-PDF and you should be able to smoothly interact with it.
    - Use [Left Mouse Button] to Rotate
    - Use [Alt + Left Mouse Button] to Pan
    - Use [Right Mouse Button] to Zoom
    - Use [Alt + Right Mouse Button] to Zoom a window

    You should see a 3D Toolbar along the top edge of 3D view window. From there you can:
    - Click the [Home] icon to take you back to your default view
    - Click the [Views] dropdown list to choose another saved view
    - Click the [Model Tree] icon to expand the tree and turned items ON/OFF
    - Click the [Cross Section] icon and then the black triangle to change Section Properties


    HTH,
    Andrew Novinc.

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  • Hi Markus,

    There are a few settings that you could try in the “Light Manager” dialog box:
    * Turn on “Ambient” & “Flashbulb”. Experiment with the values but you shouldn’t need to go too high as it will over expose your scene.
    * In the “Solar > Details” tab, set the cloudiness to about “80”.

    In the “Print” dialog box:
    * Got to “Settings > 3D Plotting” and set “Lighting Mode” to “Headlamp”
    * I also like to set “Display Mode” to “Solid Outline”

    If you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on a computer with Nvidia graphics cards, there is a long standing hardware acceleration bug. Here are the instructions that I send to my clients so they get the best possible experience:

    * Open "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC"
    * Goto [Toolbar > Edit > Preferences > Security (Enhanced)]
    * Turn OFF [Enable Protected Mode at startup]
    * Close down and restart "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC"

    * Goto [Toolbar > Edit > Preferences > 3D & Multimedia]
    * Turn ON [Enable playing of 3D content]
    * Turn ON [Enable hardware rendering for legacy video cards]
    * Turn ON [Enable double-sided rendering]
    * Set [Preferred Renderer:] to [DirectX9]
    * Press [OK] to close the Preferences dialog box

    - Open a 3D-PDF and you should be able to smoothly interact with it.
    - Use [Left Mouse Button] to Rotate
    - Use [Alt + Left Mouse Button] to Pan
    - Use [Right Mouse Button] to Zoom
    - Use [Alt + Right Mouse Button] to Zoom a window

    You should see a 3D Toolbar along the top edge of 3D view window. From there you can:
    - Click the [Home] icon to take you back to your default view
    - Click the [Views] dropdown list to choose another saved view
    - Click the [Model Tree] icon to expand the tree and turned items ON/OFF
    - Click the [Cross Section] icon and then the black triangle to change Section Properties


    HTH,
    Andrew Novinc.

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