Does anyone know how to do this with Coral PaintShop ? Is there a name for this kind of image that fades from sketch on one side to render on the other ?
I assume you there is some kind of tool you can use to fade one image into another. What is that tool called in other programs like Illustrator or PhotoShop ?
I guess we can do this in ArchiCAD just as well? With Gradiant Fills and Layers if that's all there is to it. ?? I think I have done this a long time ago but forgot about it. It might be a little tricky trying to fade more than 2 pictures together.
alemanda wrote: I think no.
You need a photo editor.
there are free ones (paint.net)
It's easy to reproduce.
You need both renderings as said before
True. I was not able to to do exactly what I wanted with just he ArchiCAD horizontal gradient fill. I wanted to fade (4) images into each other across the building to show render, white model, framing, sketch. The ArchiCAD gradient fill is not exactly doing that. Also, I am not so sure the gradient fill method works in PaintShop for what I want either. I think dissolving the pixels is not the same as just covering them up with a gradient fill. It's not the fill I want to fade, its the actual file. It is fun trying.
In ArchiCAD you get the view you want, then change 3D Style, Layers, and Render all from that same view. I used a screen capture for testing to make sure I could align the images. The screen captures are exactly the same size and shape because I am capturing the 3D window. I placed a hot spot on the floor plan I can use as a reference point for a corner.
I might like the cut-away look better than the fade anyway. ?
Fade, Blend, Dissolve,Mask... so many things I don't understand about the photo editing options for what I want to do.
Its very cool what you can do with just two images placed with the drawing tool. I have a little fade on the sides using a gradient fill. https://www.screencast.com/t/DND1Mh6wpe
Can you see this video ok?
Steve wrote: Also, I am not so sure the gradient fill method works in PaintShop for what I want either. I think dissolving the pixels is not the same as just covering them up with a gradient fill. It's not the fill I want to fade, its the actual file.
Exactly. That is why Einar explained that you needed a gradient mask. A masking layer gives you control over translucency so that you can experiment endlessy to get the fading effect you want as the two layers (render and sketch or wireframe/etc) are blended.
Gradient is the right tool - but it is not applied to the image itself.