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Larry

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New 3D export options
« on: March 30, 2008, 10:38:41 AM »
Hi Krein,

Maybe I can figure this out by myself, but hey, I'm lazy.  '<img'>

My first experiment with a 4000 x 3000 max detail 3D export, printed with the 'poster printing', 2x2 on my printer was a huge success. This will be very useful for Forest Service documentation I think.

The black background at the top of the picture however adds no useful info, so I'm wondering how to fill it in so to speak.

If I just zoom out, increase the size even further and use max detail, and then crop the resultant .jpg, will that work?

If so, maybe you could save some trial and error by suggesting how much to zoom out (it will depend on tilt), and how much to increase the export size to keep the same res.

Oh, yes, and since I'm only going to crop the top I should change the export width to height ratio. Maybe make it one to one for prints that will eventually be 17 x 22 landscape?

Thanks, Larry

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 09:17:11 PM »
Hmm.

I know what you mean with the background being useless/annoying and I'd sure like to work out something with it.  I'm not sure your plan is worth the effort, however, mostly just because it seems complicated (from a user's perspective).  

Have you tried a dimension larger than 4000 yet?  Most cards will be limited by that, so increasing further won't be an option.

I'll have to give this one some thought.  It may be that the best solution is to just go towards a more continuous 3D model--one that may be lower resolution outside the area of interest, but at least showing something instead of black.

Any other thoughts you have are welcome, though.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 09:44:02 AM »
Quote (Krein @ Mar. 31 2008,8:17)
I'll have to give this one some thought. áIt may be that the best solution is to just go towards a more continuous 3D model--one that may be lower resolution outside the area of interest, but at least showing something instead of black.

Any other thoughts you have are welcome, though.

Krein,

Have not tried anything bigger than 4000 pixels yet.

I agree that the cleanest solution would be to extend the model. Lower resolution (even quite low) for the additional area would not be an issue for me at least. It would however help with general orientation. I think the Delorme 3D product does this or used to do it, although their  implementation is quite poor in my opinion. (NGS Topo! does not.)

Larry