Generating an Environment Image

This task shows you how to generate automatically an environment image to be used for reflection purposes.
Open the Lamp.CATProduct document then create an environment with wallpapers as explained in Defining the Wallpaper.
  1. Right-click the environment in the specification tree then select Save Reflection.

    The Environment Image Generator dialog box appears:
    The map of the environment you created in the previous tasks is displayed in the previsualization window. This previsualization is automatically updated whenever you modify the point of view.
  2. Use the Image Size list to choose a size for your environment image:

    • Lowest (128 x 128 pixels)

    • Low (256 x 256 pixels)

    • Medium (512 x 512 pixels)

    • High (1024 x 1024 pixels)

    • Highest (2048 x 2048 pixels).

  3. Enter the name and path of the generated image in the Save As box or click the Browse Directories button to open the File Selection dialog box which lets you browse your file tree to the desired location.

  4. Click OK to save your image.


This image can be re-used as many times as you wish, for instance when defining advanced reflection settings.

For detailed information, refer to Defining Reflection Settings.

As this image is going to be used for reflection purpose only, you cannot visualize environment reflections on your object unless you set the Reflectivity parameter to the a non-zero value (provided that the object itself is reflecting).