Creating Overlap Objects
Overlap objects have z-order values, which determine where each one appears in a stack of objects.
The higher the z-order value, the higher the object is in the stack (the closer it is to the viewer). No two overlap objects within a single vignette should use the same z-order value.
You cannot create overlap objects directly, but you can convert any 3D object to an overlap object type.
You can re-use overlap objects in other vignettes by exporting and then importing them. You can move overlap objects on the Render page.
To Create Overlap Objects:
- Determine the desired z-order for all overlapping objects that appear in your vignette.
- Create a separate, temporary, 3D vignette, using the same image that you use in your final vignette.
- In the temporary vignette, go to the Object page and create the groups and objects that become your overlap objects.
- Right-click each of these objects and choose Convert to > Renderable Overlap Object or Convert to > Static Overlap Object .A renderable object can accept textures and colors. A static object cannot. You may want to include static items in a vignette to demonstrate object scale or to decorate a scene.As you convert each object, its Object Properties dialog box displays. Specify the z-order value for each object, making sure that each object's z-order value is unique and that these values reflect your desired z-order for all the objects (with 0 being the furthest away from the viewer).
- Save and close the temporary vignette. Remember to use a different filename than your master vignette uses.
- Open the vignette that uses the overlap objects (the master vignette).
- On the Object page, right-click the vignette name in the Object Hierarchy, then choose Open Import Vignette .
- Select the temporary vignette and click OK .
- Right-click the vignette name again.On the list of groups you can create, you can see the groups from your temporary vignette.
- Choose one of the groups representing the overlap objects you want to import.
- Right-click the new group and choose the objects comprising that group.
- Repeat steps 9-11 for each overlap object, then right-click the vignette name again and choose Close Import Vignette .