Change your 3D settings, among others, in the Application Settings.
Below is a breakdown of the settings in both tabs.
Use Legacy 3D (restart required)
Check this if you want to switch to our old 3D engine.
Show object bounds when selected
Check this if you want selected objects to be highlighted. Turning this off will slightly speed up performance.
Show auto floor
Check this if you want a floor to automatically generate. Turning this off will slightly speed up performance.
Levels of transparency in 3D
In the Layers panel, you can change the transparency of 3D objects. This setting allows you to adjust how many increments you can change transparency by.
Minimum camera view height
Change the shortest height of the camera.
Select an option for your 3D background. Not to be confused with ICEscapes, the 3D background isn't as performance-heavy.
There are three options: Grid, City or None. None is the default and is the fastest for performance.
Checking this will sharpen details slightly. Turning this off will slightly speed up performance.
Enhance tile reveals
Check this to make the gaps between tiles more clear and apparent. You can use this to quickly visually check a file for design considerations.
Manually choose GPU (applies to devices with more than one GPU)
If your computer uses more than one GPU, you can select which one ICE3D will use.
Hover over the blue information icon to learn more about each feature or continue reading below.
Choose between Classic or Reveal style.
Classic displays the scene with uniform lighting, soft shadows, and standard clear finishes.
Reveal displays the scene with more realistic reflections, shadows, and lighting.
Tip: This setting can also be changed in the secondary toolbar in the 3D window.
ICEscapes requires a license. If you have one, this setting must be switched to Allowed before you can use it in 3D.
Rendering and shadows quality
Select whether you want the quality of your renderings and shadows to be low, medium, or high. Lower quality will improve performance.
Choose between Better Reflections or Better Anti-Aliasing.
Better Reflections will improve the detail and quality of reflections on glass and other objects.
Better Anti-Aliasing will use more processing to add details on edges and lines, and reduce flickering.
Glass and other reflections
Turn this on to see reflections.
Last updated: March 2023