Taking a Screen Shot
While in a Realtime Walkthrough your view can be saved to a
picture file, which can then be e-mailed, printed, or edited using the Realtime Picture Editor (or
any other picture editing software).
To take a screen shot:
Press the F5 key on your keyboard, after which a standard Windows file
dialog will appear to prompt you for a file name and location. Type the file
name and click the Save button.
The following dialog will appear:
Select the desired resolution and render style. The resolution controls the size
of the output image; for e-mailing, a resolution width of 1024 is recommended.
Render styles are explained below.
To save your image, click the OK button. The image will be saved to the
name and location you specified earlier.
Impressionistic Render Styles
The Render Style option can be changed to give your
Realtime Walkthrough image a different look and feel. A variety of render styles
are available; each one is explained below.
Set the style to Normal if you do not wish for
any special render style to be applied.
Set the style to Colored Pencil to make
the entire picture appear as if it was drawn using colored
Set the style to Painting to make the entire
picture appear as if it was painted on a canvas.
Set the style to Watercolor to make the entire
picture appear as if it were painted using
The following image is an example of the Colored Pencil
Saving and Restoring Viewpoints
feature makes it much easier to reproduce screen shots from exact locations.
screen shot can be printed after it is created; see Printing a Screen Shot for more