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black and white bimx

Dave Brach
Advocate
is it possible to publish a bimx hypermodel just black & white with shadows?
Dave Brach/architect
AC26 MBP OS Ventura
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
You have viewing options in the BIMx viewer.
You can switch to black &white there.

Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
Dave Brach
Advocate
hmm. I don't see that option, on my ipad or in the browser viewer. Are you talking about the desktop app?
Dave Brach/architect
AC26 MBP OS Ventura
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
Stress Co_
Advisor
In the 3D view (On your iPad) click the three dots in upper
right corner> Settings> Shading.

Not sure why... but the model I tested on, "Black and White" is greyed out?
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina) //// Mac OS 14.2.1 (Sonoma)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 //// Apple M2 Max
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 //// 32 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB //// 12C CPU, 30C GPU
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full) //// ArchiCAD 27 (4030 USA Full)
Barry Kelly
Moderator
Dave wrote:
hmm. I don't see that option, on my ipad or in the browser viewer. Are you talking about the desktop app?
As Marc said for the iPad version.
There should be similar options in the desktop version as well.

I am not sure why it would be greyed out in Marc’s case, maybe how it was saved from ArchiCAD?
It is fine for the demo BIMx model.
I don’t have ArchiCAD with me at the moment to test anything.

Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
Dave Brach
Advocate
OK, thanks, I see where you change that on the iPad. The web browser viewer does not appear to have that option. My real question is this: I published the 3d views from archicad with "white model with shadows" as the 3d style. This is what I want my client to see without having to give them any instructions. But the viewer apps, both browser and iPad/iPhone automatically default to another style with color. Even on the iPad, you can change the style, but you need to go back to settings every time you switch views. Am I doing something wrong or is this just a limitation of BIMx?
Dave Brach/architect
AC26 MBP OS Ventura
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
Barry Kelly
Moderator
Dave wrote:
Am I doing something wrong or is this just a limitation of BIMx?
I believe the model with its original surfaces is saved from Archicad, and it does not save the 3D settings when saving as BIMx.
I can’t test at the moment until I am back from leave in a couple of weeks.

Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
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