advanced rendering for AutoCAD
Currently we are running the free version and I am unable to change the DPI of the renderings created above 96. I need to be able to produce images of 300 DPI for publication. Is the present limitation due to the program in its free version state or am I failing to properly understand the render settings?
During the first 30 days of the trial period, you can render to any pixel size that you want.
So, by setting the paper size to 8.5 x 11.00, you will get a rendering of 2550 x 3300 pixels at 300 DPI, as shown below:
After the 30 day trial period, nXtRender runs in "Demo" mode, which restricts the rendered image to 30,000 total pixels, so the render size is made smaller to stay in that limitation. Purchasing a license removes that limitation, so that you can render to full size again.
is that what you are running into? Or is it possibly an issue of someone reporting that the DPI setting in the actual image is not set correctly for their printing program?
Thanks Rich, sorry for the misinformation we do have a paid license for accurrender it was the farm software we have on trial. I have had those settings set as such, when I use properties on the saved image file is when it reports the information as 96 dpi at 2550 x 3300 resolution.
I may have found the disconnect, are you saying that I have to take that image then go into lets say photoshop and image size it down to an 8.5"x11" 300 dpi, in post to generate the 300 dpi image? The art department and I had words about this yesterday.
Right. You can use a program like PhotoShop to specify that the DPI is 300.
That doesn't change the number of pixels in the image, but simply changes the size that it prints to.
I see that it is not easy to change the DPI in PhotoShop with out resizing the image pixel size. Let me see if there is an easier way to do this.
The trick to just change the DPI in PhotoShop is to uncheck Resample Image. Then the number of pixels in the image remains the same.
This is explained here:
I've been doing that I was hoping for the capability to create a rendering with a 300 DPI base. Oh well, thanks for confirming information.