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Lighting styles for shaded views in an .idw

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04-30-2012 07:07 AM

I've been working with a model where some of it is in a dark shadow when I make a shaded view on the drawing.  I've created a custom lighting style in the style manager, but I haven't found any way to succesfully assign that lighting style to the model in a way that will light the shaded views in my drawing.  I'm using Inventor Pro 2011.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Lighting styles for shaded views in an .idw

04-30-2012 07:36 AM in reply to: Gregg.Reinhart

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/How-to-disable-reflections-and-gradients-in-shaded-v...

 

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Re: Lighting styles for shaded views in an .idw

04-30-2012 10:02 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

This particular registry edit doesn't work for what I'm trying to do.  Here's a simplifed example.  I created a white cube, and some of the faces are grey due to the lighting when I make a shaded view in the drawing.  So I have gone inot the style manager and modified the lighting to remove the shadows ( in this examp[le I changed the light color to red so its more pronounced).  I went in created the registry key, shut down Inventor,a nd even tried a restart, and both opened the existing drawing and tried creating a new drawing, as as you can see the change in the lighting color doesn't show up in the shaded drawing view.

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Re: Lighting styles for shaded views in an .idw

04-30-2012 11:44 AM in reply to: Gregg.Reinhart

OK.. Now I seem to remember a long time ago that I had this problem too .. I believe I had to edit the lighting.xml file because the lighting in an IDW is forced by the "Default" lighting style and is not tied to the part or assembly lighting styles.

I'll see if I can remember where I did that. or what I did..

 

Sort of discussed here

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Lighting-in-idw/td-p/2351822

Open the xml file (make a copy first) then edit that "#1-Default" lighting style and that should fix it..

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Re: Lighting styles for shaded views in an .idw

05-01-2012 06:11 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Thank you, at least that points in the right direction.  But I'm not much a a coder, so any further info that you could provide on modifying the .xml file would be very helpful.

 

Thanks again :smileyhappy:

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