How to display dimensions in render ?

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How to display dimensions in render ?

Postby critz1184 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:40 am

Just wondering if there's any way for dimensions to appear in renders. I can't figure out how this is done. Note: not in layout mode, in an actual 3d render.
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Re: How to display dimensions in render ?

Postby Dave R » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:11 pm

If I need to do this I make an image export from SketchUp showing only the dimensions from the exact same camera position as I use for the render (create a couple of scenes in SU to make this easier) and then overlay the dimension image on the rendered image. In the image editor set the Layer Blending mode to Multiple so the white background in the dimensions image disappears.

What version of SketchUp are you really using? There is no 2019 Make version like your profile indicates.
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Re: How to display dimensions in render ?

Postby Dave R » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:36 pm

Quick and dirty example made for this thread.

Rendered image:
Canopy render.png


Dimensions exported directly from SketchUp:
Grill Canopy dimensions.png


Both images combined into one.
Canopy render with dims.png
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Re: How to display dimensions in render ?

Postby critz1184 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:55 pm

Thanks, that's pretty much what I ended up doing. I was hoping there was an easier way. It would be nice if there was a simple checkbox in the dimension tab for this.
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Re: How to display dimensions in render ?

Postby Dave R » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:13 pm

Actually what you need is your rendering application to deal with rendering them.
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