Using a Window Covering
In Image Authoring, you can use a window-covering image you authored with the Content Authoring tool in any vignette.
To Use the Window-covering Image:
- In Image Authoring, create or open a 3D vignette in which you want to use the window covering.
- Align the window covering frame with a plane:
- Click the [3D Import] tool to see the planes defined for this vignette.
- Select the Window Covering Frame.
- Click the plane that the window-covering is aligned with (for example, the wall on which the window is located).
- Right-click and choose Set Plane .
- Make sure the window covering displays on top of other objects, like window hardware:
- Double-click the window-covering in the Object Hierarchy.
- On the General tab of the Properties dialog box, set the z-order for the window covering. It should be a number higher than 1. The z-order value determines where the window covering 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.
- Define the area that the window covering will fill:
- Click the Layout tool.
- Ctrl-right-click the window-covering and choose a type.
- Drag to form the outline of the window-covering area. This is the area that the .vnw image will fill.For example, if the window covering is a valance, draw the outline at the top of the window. If it is a drape, draw the outline along the sides and below the window.The frame in the .vnw file aligns with the window-covering frame in the vignette. If the frame in the .vnw file is smaller than the window-covering frame, the window covering extends beyond the frame in the vignette. For drapes, the top edge of the frames should be positioned to correspond to where the drape connects to the top edge of the drapery rod.Depending on the type of window covering, it is stretched vertically, horizontally, or in both directions to match the frame. For example, a valance is stretched horizontally to match the width of the frame, scaled vertically based on the resolution, and positioned so that the top edge of the frame in the .vnw file aligns with the top edge of the frame in the vignette. Three of the four frame edges align, the bottom edge is not matched.
- Drag the red box representing the anchor point to the position where you want the drop shadow to originate.
- Right-click and choose Apply .
- On the Render page, apply the window covering you created in the Content Authoring tool:
- Select the window-covering frame.
- Click the Apply New Materials tool and choose Apply Window Covering .
- Select the .vnw file you created with the Content Authoring tool.
- You can do any of the following:
- Use the [Window Covering Frame Properties] dialog box to change aspects of the window-covering frame, such as the shadow cast by the window covering.
- Use the [Window Covering Material Properties] dialog box to change aspects of the window-covering texture, such as the opacity of the window covering.