How do I adjust the opacity of the % operator

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How do I adjust the opacity of the % operator

David Goodenough
I have a model and I would like to be able to see some of the internal
structure.  I set the outer part to be transparent but is just seems to
turn grey from the normal yellow, not really transparent.  I suppose this
may be because of my screen (an elderly laptop) but it is very different
from the almost ghostly appearance of the outer shell on the front page
of the web site.

I am using a version from git a few days (less than one week) ago under
Linux is that makes a difference.

David

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Re: How do I adjust the opacity of the % operator

nophead
You have to make sure all the transparent objects are drawn after the non transparent objects if you want to be able to see them showing through.

On 10 May 2012 11:38, David Goodenough <[hidden email]> wrote:
I have a model and I would like to be able to see some of the internal
structure.  I set the outer part to be transparent but is just seems to
turn grey from the normal yellow, not really transparent.  I suppose this
may be because of my screen (an elderly laptop) but it is very different
from the almost ghostly appearance of the outer shell on the front page
of the web site.

I am using a version from git a few days (less than one week) ago under
Linux is that makes a difference.

David
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Re: How do I adjust the opacity of the % operator

David Goodenough
On Thursday 10 May 2012, nop head wrote:
> You have to make sure all the transparent objects are drawn after the non
> transparent objects if you want to be able to see them showing through.
Thanks.

David
>
> On 10 May 2012 11:38, David Goodenough
<[hidden email]>wrote:

> > I have a model and I would like to be able to see some of the internal
> > structure.  I set the outer part to be transparent but is just seems to
> > turn grey from the normal yellow, not really transparent.  I suppose this
> > may be because of my screen (an elderly laptop) but it is very different
> > from the almost ghostly appearance of the outer shell on the front page
> > of the web site.
> >
> > I am using a version from git a few days (less than one week) ago under
> > Linux is that makes a difference.
> >
> > David
> > _______________________________________________
> > OpenSCAD mailing list
> > [hidden email]
> > http://rocklinux.net/mailman/listinfo/openscad


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Re: How do I adjust the opacity of the % operator

Whosawhatsis
You can also remove them completely by using the * operator instead.

On Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 4:58 AM, David Goodenough wrote:

On Thursday 10 May 2012, nop head wrote:
You have to make sure all the transparent objects are drawn after the non
transparent objects if you want to be able to see them showing through.
Thanks.

David

On 10 May 2012 11:38, David Goodenough
I have a model and I would like to be able to see some of the internal
structure. I set the outer part to be transparent but is just seems to
turn grey from the normal yellow, not really transparent. I suppose this
may be because of my screen (an elderly laptop) but it is very different
from the almost ghostly appearance of the outer shell on the front page
of the web site.

I am using a version from git a few days (less than one week) ago under
Linux is that makes a difference.

David
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Re: How do I adjust the opacity of the % operator

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On May 10, 2012, at 07:18 AM, nop head wrote:

> You have to make sure all the transparent objects are drawn after the non transparent objects if you want to be able to see them showing through.
>
The plan is to detect this and automatically render object in order.
I want to use a rendering library for that instead of doing OpenGL directly though.

 -Marius