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Orest_iy
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Message 1 of 14 (230 Views)

Inventor picture becomes too dark

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04-27-2012 11:21 AM

Hello

My Inventor screen picture became much dark as used to be.

For example all my aluminum parts became too dark and too grey.

 

My office machine has excellent picture within the same settings of Lightings.

Here is video link attached. If I set more Bright the picture becomes closer as used

to be but it used to work fine at 50% and my office machine is also perfect at 50%

 

Please advise ether it about the setting of Inventors or my videocard ?

I've got this problem after the successive series of program crushes.

There is only Inventor has this "dark picture" problem. Other programs works fine.

Inventor reinstallation did not help.

Please help,

Regards,

Orest Yavtushenko

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bobvdd
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Message 2 of 14 (201 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-27-2012 04:06 PM in reply to: Orest_iy

Orest,

 

I did not see your video link. You also don't state what version of Inventor you are on.

So you checked the definition of the lights in the Style editor and they have the correct intensity?

 

Bob

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Orest_iy
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Message 3 of 14 (194 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-27-2012 11:25 PM in reply to: bobvdd

Ouch

Here it is

http://www.screencast.com/t/oMFXQKmw

 

Yes it is the correct setting in Lighting style.

And I used to have a nice picture prior to crush

If I switch from Two Lights to Default and other settings they are also dark.

It seems like some one more general Lighting correction exist and it is located in front

of all other setting affeting them all.

For example I should set Brightness aprox 70% at my laptop now while my office machine

within this shining more than too much..

 

Regards,

Orest

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trumpy81
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Message 4 of 14 (167 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-30-2012 03:53 AM in reply to: Orest_iy

Orest_iy, are you aware that most laptops operate with reduced screen brightness, to save power?

 

This may explain why your desktop machine looks great but the laptop does not. Try adjusting the screen brightness on the laptop. This may be a BIOS setting or a Video card driver setting or simply a control panel/Display setting.

 

If you run your laptop on battery power at all, that will also have an impact on screen brightness.

 

My suggestion would be to live with the default styles, and remind yourself that you are working on the laptop :smileysad:

Regards
Andy M
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Orest_iy
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Message 5 of 14 (160 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-30-2012 07:29 AM in reply to: trumpy81

Hmmm

 

It could be the reason but I have only the working window of Inventor dark.

The Inventor ribbons, browser and other programs works fine.

 

I do not think the ability of  laptop to save a power in this selective way is so advanced...

Either way all possible setting of my nVidia card I set to default or to disable.

The choice of aplication vs nVidia guiding the screen does make any difference.

 

For instance my prewiew pictures of files I did not touch after this problem are much more bright

compare the files saved now..

 

Regards,

Orest

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mcgyvr
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Message 6 of 14 (156 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-30-2012 07:35 AM in reply to: Orest_iy

What are your settings in tools..application options..hardware tab? (on both computers)

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Orest_iy
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Message 7 of 14 (151 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-30-2012 07:54 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

In the Application Options - Display

I have tried both aplication and document setting.

 

I the Document Settings - Standard - Settings I have the same light settings 

I have restarted the Inventor each time of setting were changed.

 

If I switch between Default - Two Light and other - all are much more dark as used to be

 

Both PC has same settings.

 

I prefer application setting so the Inventor will dictate the Light but not the current file.

After this problem I've tried probably all possible combinations and even reinstall the Inventor

 

 

 

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trumpy81
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Message 8 of 14 (148 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-30-2012 08:12 AM in reply to: Orest_iy
Is this happening with just this one document, or does it happen with all documents?
Regards
Andy M
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Orest_iy
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Message 9 of 14 (145 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-30-2012 08:18 AM in reply to: trumpy81

All files of all projects became dark.

It is really like some setting are located BEFORE all existing in Inventor

and something turn them 30-40 prcent down

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trumpy81
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Message 10 of 14 (141 Views)

Re: Inventor picture becomes too dark

04-30-2012 08:35 AM in reply to: Orest_iy

When you Installed Inventor on the laptop and opened the files for the first time, did you get a message dialog asking to convert existing styles to appearances?

Regards
Andy M
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