SketchUp Model dialog box
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The SketchUp Model dialog box contains various settings that apply to the currently selected SketchUp model. The following image contains a screen shot of the SketchUp Model dialog box in Microsoft Windows:
SketchUp models must be re-rendered when you have made a change to them that invalidates the current rendered image (such as when changing the style for the model). Click on the Render button to manually re-render the currently selected model(s). Re-rendering can take a long amount of time if your model is large.
The Render/Rendered button's label will change to 'Rendered' when the currently selected model has been re-rendered.
SketchUp models must be rerendered when you have made a change to them that invalidates the current rendered image (such as when changing the style for the model). A model that has been modified, but not rerendered, is called a dirty SketchUp model. Dirty models are indicated by a yellow icon with an exclamation point.
Check on the 'Auto' checkbox to automatically re-render all models as changes are made. Re-rending can take a long amount of time if your models are large. Therefore, you might only want to use this option when the models in your document are generally smaller in size.
Rendering Mode Drop-Down List
The Rendering Mode drop-down list contains three options for rendering your models on screen and in outputted format (print, PDF, for example).
Use the Vector setting to display and output all lines, faces, and text in a vector format. Features such as texture, fog, and shadows will not display in this mode. Vector is appropriate for large, orthographic (also called paraline), output. The vector setting provides crisp and scalable line work that can efficiently scale up to very large paper sizes. But it cannot render with all of SketchUp's raster rendering capabilities, and it can be performance intensive to generate renderings of complex SketchUp models.
Use the Raster setting to display and output all lines, faces, and text in a pixel-based format. The Raster setting can render a model exactly as it appears in SketchUp, though it can be cumbersome and performance intensive at high resolutions and large paper sizes.
The hybrid setting provides a hybrid rendering method that combines the sharp, scalable line work of vector rendering with the richer capabilities of the raster renderer. Hybrid renderings take the longest to process, but they provide the best final product.