Thanks for the comment!
Yes, they do fool the eye & this I believe is the beauty of 2D drawings which I have done for a lifetime since very young.
About 6yrs ago I had a medical issue that left me unable to continue drawing due to being unsteady now, it was like losing something precious?
So, I have been looking for a way to continue this with the aid of a computer & have again finally found a way once again thanks to TC!
The comment is much appreciated!
I knew you would ask about how the rendering is done if they are actually 2D, I could have won money on a bet.
I found that it is necessary to extrude the lines between 0.005" to 0.01" so rendering can be accomplished.
Technically speaking they do have 0.005"-0.01" Z Axis but this is to compensate for the computers ability so to speak which I have no control over.
If you have an extruded 2D drawing (to the dimensions above) in World Plan View & render it, you see nothing as the computer doesn't see the drawing as the line width is minimal, you have to tilt or rotate the drawing to get to view it.
The actual line width is invisible to the computer, so by extruding between the dimensions given makes it possible to render & get to view it as you will know.
It's like a pencil line on paper if you could rotate the pencil line 90deg to the paper, it would be basically invisible looking straight down at it but looking from an angle you would see it. That's the best way I can explain it?
Thanks Andy, much appreciated!
Thanks for the comment & the helpful tips!
Yes, all screen captures from TC!
No, I haven't tried any of the suggestions given at this stage just raw images from the screen captures at this stage.
It may also be due to the fact that my CPU doesn't support graphics at all & I only have a $30 graphics card if you can call it that?
One of the big issues I am working with is to keep the absolute minimum Z Axis as mentioned to Henry to keep the drawings in the realms of 2D, the computer & the programs find it hard to detect fine work once rendered so I have to find ways of making this better.
It is a new process for me & it has taken considerable enjoyable time to nut it out to where I am at now.
One of the big stumbling blocks is the fact that when you render the fine work & tilt or rotate the drawing some sections are clear & defined & others become serrated (for lack of a better word) or totally invisible to the computer.
It's something I have to work at, I am progressing slowly but I won't let it beat me!
As I progress I will certainly look into your suggestions & I appreciate greatly the advice given.
The more help & advice I get the better to be honest!