Patchwork Explorer Enterprise 2021.1 X5


The zone Antialiasing sets the behavior of the antialiasing system of the software that removes the aliasing effects on the images.

The Wait Time field provides the delay at the end of which the antialiasing is applied, counting from the moment when there is no more user activity in the software.

When the Incremental checkbox is ticked, the different phases of the antialiasing are visible on the screen. When this checkbox is left empty, Patchwork Explorer runs all of the antialiasing calculations before showing the result.

Depending on your graphics card, it is also possible to activate hardware antialiasing, with a variety of settings (deactivated, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x).

In the Mesh Optimization zone, the option Store meshes in graphics card sets the means of preparing the rendering. When this option is activated, the graphics card’s memory is used whenever possible. This option improves the speed of rendering for databases. This option is activated by default.

The zone Default Stereo Values sets the default values for the Stereo Editor. For additional options concerning stereo, see the information on the Stereo tab.

In the Display Properties zone, verify the dimensions of your screen in order to display the post-processing and other 2D effects on a 1:1 scale.

The option Always Use Main Screen Resolution for 3D Display, which is selected by default, restricts the dimensions of 3D viewports to the dimensions of your main screen. This limitation is useful when the screen used for set-up and the screen used for demonstration do not use the same resolution, which is the case, for example, when you use a laptop to manage a separate presentation screen.

The Color Management Profile is detected automatically by default. In this zone, you can also provide a specific value chosen from the drop-down list.

The zone Real-Time Sun Configuration sets the maximum size of the buffers for shadows generated by the real-time sun. Provide the maximum values in pixels. A higher value will cause slower rendering. To apply the modification of this setting, restart the program.

For other real-time sun parameters, refer to the chapter.