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Transparent background of PNG picture not working in Solid Edge draft

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Hi all,

 

I rendered an image of a model with Keyshot and removed the background with GIMP. However, when I insert the PNG image to draft, the background isn't transparent. Is Solid Edge incapable of displaying transparent layers in PNG files? I'm using ST7. See attachments.

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Accepted by topic author Teemu
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: Transparent background of PNG picture not working in Solid Edge draft

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I figured out another way to do this. I first rendered the image with blank black background and used Solid Edge's "use transparent color" tool to remove the black part. However, it left some annoying little parts of black near the part itself

 

Rendered image with black background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image after removing the black background

 

Then I rendered it again with blank white background and without ground shadows and tried the same trick again. Now the "annoying little parts" doesn't matter since the paper itself is white, too. Now I have the rendered image with transparent background. Here is the final result:

 

Final result

Re: Transparent background of PNG picture not working in Solid Edge draft

Hi

 

On way to inserting the image, you must have come across the transparent color picker in the Image dialog:

 

 

~Tushar

 

Re: Transparent background of PNG picture not working in Solid Edge draft

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Hi there,

 

Why not just place a shaded view of the model there?....you can set a perspective aspect to the view during the placement using "View Wizard - Drawing View Layout", see the steps below [after selecting your model to place].....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Transparent background of PNG picture not working in Solid Edge draft

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Right. Additionally you can make the view more realistic by using the model texture from the Command Bar and appearance finer again from the Command Bar - Properties - Shading and Color - Shaded View Quality.

 

~Tushar

 

Re: Transparent background of PNG picture not working in Solid Edge draft

Hi,

 

and thanks for the replies. Shaded view with perspective is indeed a good solution for the matter too. And by adding texture/bump maps increase the quality even further. Very good ideas. For some cases still, rendering with Keyshot just gives more realistic looking images.

Re: Transparent background of PNG picture not working in Solid Edge draft

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Hi,

 

This "transparency" is an issue, but...

 

I suggest using white background (same as your draft)  without ground shadow in KeyShot... When insert image in draft you should use send back command or "use transparent color" what was suggested by @Tushar...

 

Here is a video:

 

BR,

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Re: Transparent background of PNG picture not working in Solid Edge draft

But honestly is the value of a slightly better image provided by importing a KeyShot image compared to using a Solid Edge Shaded view worth all the extra work every time you make an engineering change to your model?  The Shaded view will automatically update with your changes.  The KeyShot image has to be rendered again and reimported.