Create Presentation

The Create Presentation Stage allows you to display the fully interactive 3D presentation of your design. In Presentation Mode you will be able to take videos and full color 3D pictures of your design. Click on the Presentation button to view your project in full screen. For more information see Enter Presentation.







Stage Options

Create PresentationPhoto Mode:  Photo mode allows you to take pictures/screenshots at high resolution and save camera locations for the project. For more information see Photo Mode.

Video Mode:  Video mode allows you to capture professional, smooth, and captivating videos. For more information see Video Mode.

Presentation: Once you have the information entered and have chosen your presentation settings, click on the Presentation button. You will view your project in the full screen.

Oculus Presentation Mode (Vip3D Only): With the Oculus hardware, view the Presentation Mode in virtual reality. With box checked, clicking Presentation or F5 will display Prsentation Mode in Oculus headset. Remove checkmark to view standard Presentation Mode without Oculus.

Designer Info Overlay: The Designer Info Overlay control allows you to display your company logo, company name, designer name and client name when you are in Presentation Mode, Photo Mode and Video Mode.

  • Display Company Logo: Check this box for your Company Logo to appear in the lower left corner of the screen.
  • Display Company Name: Check this box for your Company Name to appear next to your Designer Name.
  • Display Designer Name: Check this box for your Designer Name to appear in the lower right corner of the screen.
  • Display Client Name: Check this box for your Client’s Name to appear below your Designer Name.

True Shadows (Vip3D Only): Check this box for the sun to rise and set at real world times and locations based on your client’s address.

Time of Day and Sun

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Sunset Colors: You may select any of the sky colors by left clicking on the color dot in the upper-left corner. The Sunset control allows you to adjust the appearance of the sky in your photos, video and presentation. Each option will adjust the overall color of the sky during dusk.

Time of Day Icons: You may select Day, Dusk or Night as the time of day for your photos, video and presentation. You may change the time of day by pressing the letter N on your keyboard or using the Time of Day icons in the middle of the ring. This setting will also affect the time of day in the 3D view.

Time of Day Ring: The outer Time of Day Ring allows you to change the sun position. Left click directly on a color in the ring.

True Shadows (Vip3D Only): Check this box for the sun to rise and set at real world times and locations based on your client’s address.  Add the client’s address when you create the file or click on Location to open the project information screen to add the address to existing files.  Note: With True Shadows On, we cannot rotate the sun as it’s using the real world location.

Location (Vip3D Only): This field will display the zip code or latitude/longitude of the location entered in Project Information.

Date (Vip3D Only): Set a time and date to show your client the view of their project on a specific date.

Sun Controls: CTRL plus the left and right arrow keys will rotate the sun around the horizon.  CTRL plus the up and down arrow keys will change the time of day.

Image Effects (Vip3D Only)

VIP Image EffectRealistic:  This effect is the default 3D look.

Paint: This effect creates a soft painted look with subtle small strokes.

Sketch: This effect creates a hand sketched pencil look, in color or black and white.

WaterColor: This effect creates a watercolor paint look.

Oil: This effect creates an oil painted look with thick brush strokes.

SepiaTone: This effect will alter the colors to sepia.

Reset: This button resets all image adjustments back to the default settings of the selected image effect. This will not change the effect you selected, it will only reset the changes made with the image adjustment sliders.

Paint

VIP Paint

VIP PaintDetail: This slider adjusts the size of the simulated brush strokes. Values range from 1 to 11, 1 being small strokes (very subtle effect) and 11 being large obvious effect, with greater loss of detail.

Sketch

VIP Sketch

VIP Image Effect SketchIn-Boost: This slider allows you to increase (or decrease) the contrast of the edge detection. This is essentially a contrast filter, but it happens before the edges are detected on the image. Values range from -100 to 100. 0 is default, or no change. -100 would cause no edges to be detected, 100 would cause an extreme edge detection.

Hard: This slider adjusts the hardness/softness of the lines created by edge detection. Values range from 0 to 4. 0 gives hard, crisp lines. 4 gives soft blurred looking lines. 0 is default value.

Contrast: This slider adjusts contrast of the lines created by edge detection. Values range from 0 to 100. 0 is default, will allow full range of lines created by edge detection. 100 will fade out thin/faint lines, and create harder, thicker lines.

Lighten: This slider adjusts brightness for edge detection. Values range from -100 to 100, 0 is default. -100 will darken edge detection to a completely black image. Values lower than 0 will darken edge detection. When combined with contrast you can use lower values to bring back some of the lighter lines. High values will decrease the lines across the image.

Threshold: This slider determines the color difference threshold required for edge detection to create a line. Values range from 0 to 100, 0 is default. Higher values will make edge detection more discriminating, requiring larger color difference in pixels before an edge is created.

Edge Scale: This slider adjusts the thickness/darkness of the edges drawn. Values range from 0 to 400, default is 100. Similarly to contrast, this will darken or lighten lines. The difference is that this edge scale does not discriminate between dark and light lines, and instead darkens/lightens all lines equally.

Strength: This slider adjusts the strength of the white in the edge detected line drawing. Values range from 0% to 100%, default is 25%. 0% will show no white/paper color, or edges on the original image colors. 100% will show a pure black and white line drawing.

Render Shadows: This checkbox will disable the rendering of shadows.  This is useful for effects like coloring book or when you do not want edges drawn around cast shadows.

WaterColor

VIP Watercolor

VIP Image Effect WatercolorDetail: This slider adjusts blur/bleed of water color simulation. Values range from 1 to 11, 1 being very little blur/bleed and 11 being large amount of blur/bleed.

Strength: This slider blends the blur/bleed effect into the regular image. Values range from 0% to 100%. 0% will show the regular image with no watercolor bleed, and 100% is full effect of the watercolor bleed.

Oil

VIP Oil


VIP Image Effect OilDetail
: This slider adjusts the size of the simulated brush strokes. Values range from 1 to 11, 1 being small strokes (very subtle effect) and 11 being large obvious effect, with greater loss of detail.

Strength: This slider adjusts the strength of the white in the edge detected paint, much like the strength of the sketch effect. Values range from 0% to 100%, default is 25%. 0% will show no white/paper color, or edges on the original image colors. 100% will show a pure black and white line painting.

SepiaTone

VIP Sepia

This effect has no parameters

Image Adjustments

VIP Image Adjustments 1Brightness: This slider allows you to adjust the image brightness. Values range from -100 to 100, default is 0. Negative values decrease brightness of image, making whole image darker, -100 produces a black image. Positive values make image brighter with 100 producing a white image.

Contrast: This slider allows you to adjust the image contrast. Values range from -10 to 100, default is 0. Negative values decrease color and value contrast, making colors more similar. -100 produces a gray image. Positive values increase color saturation and contrast – creating intense bright and dark areas, highly saturated colors, and a smaller range of vivid colors.

Focal Length (Vip3D Only): This slider allows you to adjust the angle of view—how much of the scene will be captured—and the magnification—how large individual elements will be. The longer the focal length, the narrower the angle of view and the higher the magnification. The shorter the focal length, the wider the angle of view and the lower the magnification.

VIP Image Adjustments 2Colorize: This checkbox enables 3 additional color editing parameters:

Saturation: This slider allows you to adjust the color saturation. Values range from 0 to 100, default is 100. Decreasing the value will shift colors towards grayscale/balck and white.

Colorize: This slider allows you to adjust the image hue. Choose a hue to cast over the image. Strength of colorization is determined by the strength slider.

Strength: This slider allows you to adjust the strength of the colorize hue. Values range from 0 to 100, default is 0. A value of zero produces no image colorization, and 100 produces a complete colorization where all colors are shades of the selected Colorize hue.

Reset Image Adjustments: The button above Image Adjustments resets all image adjustments back to the default settings.

Texture and Border

VIP Texture and BorderTexture: This dropdown enables you to select a texture to overlay on the image. Some textures also effect the image adjustments, such as brush strokes and watercolor.

Scale: This slider adjusts the scale of the overlay texture. Values range from 5% to 200%.

Strength: This slider adjusts the strength of the overlay texture. Values range from 0% to 100%, 0% being no overlay texture.

Border: This dropdown enables you to select the border texture used to surround the image.

Strength: This slider adjusts the strength/opacity of the border. Values range from 0% to 100%, default is 100%.

Stylized Image Effects in Presentation Library

In the Create Presentation stage, you can quickly apply pre-set image effects from the library to your design. The Library Tab is located on the left side of the Viewport. Single-click the left mouse button to expand the library.

VIP Stylized EffectsLeft clicking on the Stylized Image Effects category will expand or collapse it.  Left clicking on the box next to the name will add a check mark and a preview of each image effect will appear to the right of the list.

To apply the currently selected effect to the design, left click the Insert One button or double left click on the image effect name or preview picture.

Saving Custom Effects to the Library: You can also save your custom image effects to the Presentation library for future use. The buttons located at the bottom of the Library allow you to save, edit and delete your custom effects.

Save: The Save button will allow you to save custom image effects to the Presentation Library.

Edit: The Edit button is used to edit custom image effects you have saved to the Presentation Library.

Delete: The Delete button will permanently delete a custom image effect from the Presentation Library.

Adjusting Display Quality and Movement

In the Configuration Menu, the 3D Settings Tab allows you to control the appearance, quality and movement in Presentation Mode.

Configuration - 3D TabDisplay Resolution: This slider will allow you to adjust the resolution of the Presentation mode. In order for your presentation to be full screen, you will want to set this resolution the same as your monitor’s resolution.

Display Quality: This slider allows you set the display quality for the presentation mode. The higher the quality, the greater detail your presentation will show. The lower the quality the faster your computer will run. Your display quality is completely dependent on your computer’s hardware.

Water Reflections: Reflection strength controls how reflective bodies of water are in your design. You may set the strength or turn it off completely.

Bloom: This feature controls how much light blooms from surfaces such as water and metal. You may set the strength or turn it off completely.

Shine: This feature controls how much light shines off of surfaces such as water and metal. You may set the strength or turn it off completely.

Antialiasing: This feature smooths out the edges of shapes to create a softer and clearer picture in 3D.

Shadows: With this feature turned on, shadows cast onto plants and trees are crisper and more defined.

Presentation Mode Controls

Walk Speed: This slider will allow you to adjust the speed at which you move while in walk mode.

Fly Speed: This slider will allow you to adjust the speed at which you move while in fly mode.

Automated Tour Speed: This slider will allow you to adjust the speed at which the automated tour rotates.

Mouse Sensitivity: This slider will allow you to adjust how sensitive the mouse is to your movements.

Display Software Name: Check this box for the Software Name to appear in the top right corner on the Presentation Mode and Photo Mode screens.

Display Artistic Conception: Check this box for Artistic Conception to appear in the top left corner on the Presentation Mode and Photo Mode screens.