A lattice with small unit cells does not visualize properly.

Issue:

Lattice geometry with relatively unit cell sizes compared to the part's size may look imperfect or fragmented when rendering.

Applies to:

  • nTopology
  • Lattice structures
  • Small features
  • Highest resolution rendering

Cause:

The resolution settings are tied to the number of Voxels used to render the object. If the part size is large compared to the smallest features, there isn't a high enough Voxel count to render the object fully. Mathematically the implicit geometry is perfect and exports with precise shape and size.

Solution:

We are exploring methods to improve the rendering quality of complex geometry. Until we can implement a better solution, a few options may help visualize small features. 

  1. Change the resolution to a more powerful setting using the menu on the bottom right.
  2. Select the object and press CTRL+H to trigger a static rendering. This action takes longer to process but generates a precise rendering, and it may help to zoom into a specific area of interest.
  3. If you wish to interrogate a specific area, it may help cut out a sample cube.
  4. If you need to visualize a large area with dynamic viewing capability converting implicit geometry to mesh or Voxel geometry may be appropriate.

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Keywords:

 lattice render issue high resolution visualize 
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