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Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Creator
Creator

Hello All,

 

Could you please help me by providing the .Net code for changing NX background (Which is not set as default background) to default background?

 

I tried writing below code. But it's not happenning.

Thanks in advance!

 

Dim workView As View = theSession.Parts().Work().Views().WorkView
Dim bg As Background = theSession.Parts().Work().Views().CreateBackground(workView, True)
bg.BackgroundType = Background.Type.Graduated

Dim bC As Double() = {1, 0, 0}
bg.SetBottomColor(bC)
Dim TC As Double() = {0, 1, 1}
bg.SetTopColor(TC)

bg.Commit()
bg.Destroy()
workView.RenderingStyle = View.RenderingStyleType.ShadedWithEdges
workView.UpdateDisplay()

9 REPLIES

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

The .CreateBackground method changes the settings for the studio rendering and rendering "high quality images". If you want to change the background of a shaded or wireframe modeling view, you will need to look elsewhere.

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Creator
Creator

Thanks for your support. 

If .Createbackground is only for changing high quality image, then which one will be the correct API to change the graduated color? 

 

I have attached two images for better understanding.

First one shows how it is now.

Second images shows how I want. 

 

I just want to change the "TOP COLOR" and "BOTTOM COLOR" through code.

I got some code to change the background color if it is Backgroundtype.plain.But it's not happening for Backgroundtype.graduated.

 

Please help.

 

 

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Siemens Creator Siemens Creator
Siemens Creator

Have you  looked into the "NX Open C++ Reference Guide"?  There I found the NXOpen:Smiley Very Happyisplay::Background Class Reference.

 

This has methods you can use to :

SetBackgroundType (NXOpen:Smiley Very Happyisplay::Background::Type backgroundType)

SetBottomColor (const std::vector< double > &bottomColor)

SetTopColor (const std::vector< double > &topColor)

 

Hope that helps.

 

Dave

Dave Figurski

GSS / Siemens Industry Sector

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Creator
Creator

Hi Dave,

 

Thanks for your contribution.

But if you see my first post, there I have added the same code in VB.NET as you said it in C++. 

Still it's not happenning.

 

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Refer back to my first post. The Background class is for changing the settings of the studio rendering and high quality image rendering only; it does nothing for regular shaded or wireframe model views.

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Siemens Creator Siemens Creator
Siemens Creator
I see that now about the STUDIO view.
I found an example on the GTAC solution center. I ran it as a JOURNAL and it worked.
(Sample NX Open .NET Visual Basic program : set current view to plain black background)
Though it did change the DISPLAY to the STUDIO view. I tried to change the journal to use a setting of View.RenderingStyleType.Shaded vs View.RenderingStyleType.Studio and it did not work to set the SHADED VIEW background
I'll keep looking
Dave Figurski

GSS / Siemens Industry Sector

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Creator
Creator
I know that It's not working. What could be the solution for this then?
Instead of 'Background' class what am I supposed to use?

Regards,
Abhishek

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend
This can be easily accomplished by creating a visualization template. You can create and click this in the navigator and it's applied on the displayed part.
Patrick Delisse
KMWE - DutchAero
NX 12.0, TC 11.2, CAMPOST V22, Vericut 8.1, TDM 4.8
C#, VB, .NET

Re: Changing NX background to default background ( Backgroundtype= graduated)

Creator
Creator

Thanks! It serves the purpose. I wanted to do it through code. Still, it's a great option to increase productivity,