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Rendering to a file creates black unrendered areas

Question asked by Matt Morton on Aug 29, 2008
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2008 by Mark Matthews
I'm new to posting on the forums. Long time reader, first time poster, but this is the first time I haven't been able to find an answer to a question after searching the forums or the help files. Anyways... Here is the problem I am having.

I am having some issues with the render to file option in photoworks. Sometimes (but not all the time), large chunks of the resulting image after rendering to a file show up as black blocks. It seems as if photoworks quit rendering before the file was finished. And the last time I did this, almost the entire picture was a black block. Usually I can close and reopen the file and it will let me do at least one render to file before it starts screwing up again. Has anybody seen this issue? It is getting rather annoying.

On a side note, does anyone know how solidworks picks the render window orientation when rendering to file? You would think that it would center what you seen in model space on your monitor in the render window, but that is never the case. And half the time a shadow or part of the model is outside the render window and I only see this after I complete the render. Is there a way to preview the render to file window or something before spending a long time going through a high quality render?

Thanks for everyone's help on this!