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    Default 3D viewport from Blender, Maya, 3D Studio or AutoCAD

    Dear Xara,

    Frecuently, Designers have to insert Bitmap 3D renders in their Xara documents.

    Could you provide a 3D viewport or (at least) a widget that link to a saved
    3D render image?

    The purpose is to have an image (png or jpg) that updates itself inside Xara
    when the 3D rendered image is updated in the 3D application.

    Check this 3D viewport plugin for Photoshop:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWB5kCGlye4

    An example of sharing a "live" image between two applications could be
    this python Gimp plugin:
    https://sites.google.com/site/pointa...nt-autorefresh

    Thanks in advance!

    Al

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    Default Re: 3D viewport from Blender, Maya, 3D Studio or AutoCAD

    Hi Al,

    This would imply external references and that could be nice but I'm not sure if it will happen, Xara always had all inclusive files.

    This being said it's fairly easy to drag an image file on the image in the Xara file and it will be updated while keeping it's postion, scale, etc...

    Marc
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    Default Re: 3D viewport from Blender, Maya, 3D Studio or AutoCAD

    Hi Marc,

    Photoshop plugins are an example of external programs
    that modify an image inside a Xara document.

    Which mechanism use Photoshop plugins to write their results
    to an image embedded inside a Xara document?
    Could we use this same mechanism to modify an embedded image
    that was rendered and exported by some 3d program?

    Probably, the fastest solution is enabling automatic updates of bitmap images,
    that is not as complicated as bidirectional OLE linking or mind boggling stuff like this:
    https://library.creativecow.net/arti...video-tutorial

    Al
    Last edited by capellan; 14 October 2018 at 12:48 AM. Reason: Add information

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    Default Re: 3D viewport from Blender, Maya, 3D Studio or AutoCAD

    Quote Originally Posted by capellan View Post
    Dear Xara,

    Frecuently, Designers have to insert Bitmap 3D renders in their Xara documents.

    Could you provide a 3D viewport or (at least) a widget that link to a saved
    3D render image?

    The purpose is to have an image (png or jpg) that updates itself inside Xara
    when the 3D rendered image is updated in the 3D application.

    Check this 3D viewport plugin for Photoshop:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWB5kCGlye4

    An example of sharing a "live" image between two applications could be
    this python Gimp plugin:
    https://sites.google.com/site/pointa...nt-autorefresh

    Thanks in advance!

    Al
    Al, enabling OLE between Xara and a renderer would achieve very little as the change would still have to be publish.

    My approach would be to use an IFRAME to a SketchFab file, https://sketchfab.com/features, which would be kept as an external asset to the Xara design.


    Apologies if I have missed your point.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Default Re: 3D viewport from Blender, Maya, 3D Studio or AutoCAD

    If SketchFab files had a transparent background
    then it would be the best choice!

    Al

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    Default Re: 3D viewport from Blender, Maya, 3D Studio or AutoCAD

    Quote Originally Posted by capellan View Post
    If SketchFab files had a transparent background
    then it would be the best choice!
    Al
    Al, possibly add transparent=1 to the IFRAME code.
    Not checked through this link, https://blog.sketchfab.com/how-to-de...-on-sketchfab/, but clearly others have the same need.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

 

 

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