+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Using
    not specified
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    12

    Default How to make a 3D solid transparent looking in AutoCAD 2005?

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Hello everyone,

    Can someone tells me how to make a solid wall transparent in AutoCAD 2005? I would like to see the inside from standing outside of the wall. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator fuccaro's Avatar
    Using
    AutoCAD 2006
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Romania, Marosvasarhely
    Posts
    3,543

    Default

    You mean transparent after rendering? Adjust the transparency of the material assigned to the walls.
    While working on a 3D model you can switch between different shade modes but it is all; all the objects shows solids or wire frame or so.
    It's nice to be nice, but sometimes is nicer to be evil!.
    Tip: Please do not PM or email me with CAD questions - use the forums, you'll get an answer sooner.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Using
    not specified
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    12

    Default

    I want it to be transparent when I put in the command "shade". I am trying to do a presentation while running AutoCAD.

  4. #4
    Forum Deity
    Using
    not specified
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    2,074

    Default

    You could put the wall on a separate layer, freeze that layer - voila! Wall is transparent/gone.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Using
    not specified
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    12

    Default

    CarlB,

    I don't want to freeze the wall. I just want the walls to be kind of fading out, do you know what I mean? It's like when you are standing in front of the wall, and you are able to see through it.

  6. #6
    Super Member profcad's Avatar
    Computer Details
    profcad's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Computer:
    Dell
    CPU:
    Dual - Six-Core Xeon
    RAM:
    12GB
    Graphics:
    NVida 4400
    Monitor:
    DUAL 24" WIDESCREEN
    Discipline
    Education
    profcad's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Professor Of CAD
    Discipline
    Education
    Using
    Revit 2014
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    829

    Default

    Turn on the Rendering Options under "Options"

    Click on the System Tab. Click on the Properties Button

    Check the Renderning option button, check Enable Materials, Enable textures, Check the Transparency level.

    I also had to enable hardware acceleration using the wopengl8.hdi driver.

    Apply a material to the wall, such as brick. Modify the material by increasing the transparency level.

    Then select one of the shademodes from the View Menu.

    This is not a rendering, It's shademode.

    See the attach image.


    John Helton
    Professor of CAD
    Oklahoma City Community College
    Oklahoma City, OK

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Using
    not specified
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Got it! Thank You John.

  8. #8
    Forum Newbie
    Using
    AutoCAD 2010
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1

    Drawing Solid

    I have drawing some loft objects and when i put those loft objects on top of the solid, the transparency of those loft objects are very high. And it sees through the solid objects. i do not want to see the solid object transparency thorough the loft object. Please help me how i can do this, but the loft object has to be touch at 0 level of the solid object surface.
    I have change loft object to many diffrent properties but i am unable to do
    Please help

  9. #9
    Forum Newbie
    Using
    AutoCAD 2010
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    8

    Default How to make solid fill not transparent?

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Hi, I am having the same problem. I draw a solid fill over an object. When I publish the drawing, some of the object borders are still visible through the fill. Would anyone know how to make solid fill not transparent?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts