Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding alpha channels, part of SOLIDWORKS Rendering with PhotoView 360.
An alpha channel holds transparency information about an image.…If we choose one of those support file types like a TIF or a PNG, we…can automatically remove the background of an image…without the need to mask it at all.…This is much easier and quicker.…Let's take a look at a few examples.…I've got the TI-WD1-31 solid part open, I'm just…going to place a decal on the the back surface here.…I'm going to come up to PhotoView 360>Edit Decal,…and I'm going to go ahead and choose a few options.…Now I've been using these logos that are in the…Exercise Files>Chapter 5>Logos, and I'm going to continue to do so.…
In this case here we have been using this JPEG image or any of these other…JPEG's but if I choose the PNG option…that actually has an alpha channel built into it.…Go ahead and choose Open, place the image…and once you've placed the image, notice that it shows up black.…So if I come down here to Use Decal Image Alpha Channel.…So I'm going to choose that.…It actually hides that background and shows us purely the image.…
- Prepping the model
- Applying materials and textures
- Working with glass
- Positioning the camera
- Adding lighting
- Rendering from multiple angles
- Outputting an image
- Animating your scene
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Materials and Textures
6. Image Output
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