DriveWorks Pro 15: Environment Settings [send feedback...]

Environment Settings

Environment settings allow you to control DriveWorks 3D Document properties that affect the whole scene. The settings can affect lighting, model reflections, background colors and more.

Information Panel

Parameters in the Information Panel will be locked if rules have been applied to the corresponding value in the Parameter Panel.

With Environment selected in the Feature Panel the following will be displayed in the Information Panel:

  • Use environment map

    Checking this allows Use Environment Map Lighting and Display Sky Box to be set.

    Checking Use environment map will allow the environment map to be used in model reflections. High reflectivity models will reflect the sky box in the model.

    No Environment MapWith Environment Map
    • Use environment map lighting

      Will use the lighting from the Environment Map images. Light areas in the images will appear as light areas on the model.

    • Display sky box

      Will display the sky scene around the model.

  • Background Color

    Sets the color to use for the background (not applicable when using sky box).

    Will apply a hexadecimal value to the Background Color in the Parameter Panel.

    • Red - a number from 0 to 255
    • Blue - a number from 0 to 255
    • Green - a number from 0 to 255
    • Alpha - (Transparency) a number from 0 to 255
  • Ambient Light Color
    • Red - a number from 0 to 1
    • Green - a number from 0 to 1
    • Blue - a number from 0 to 1
    • Intensity - a number from -x to +x

Parameter Panel

Changes made to values in the Information Panel will update the results in the Parameters Panel, unless rules have been applied.

With Environment checked in the Feature Panel the following will be displayed in the Parameters Panel:

  • Use environment map

    True to allow Map Lighting and Sky Box values to be honored.

    • Use environment map lighting

      True use the default lighting applied to the environment.

    • Display sky box

      True to display the sky scene around the model.

  • Background Color

    Sets the color to use for the background (not applicable when using sky box).

    Requires a hexadecimal value.

  • Ambient Light Color
    • Red - a number from 0 to 1
    • Green - a number from 0 to 1
    • Blue - a number from 0 to 1
    • Intensity - a number from -x to +x

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