Hi folks, I’ve got a 55MB model, black and white ‘style’ rendered scenes with shadows, no materials.
I had created a 26 page Layout file of plans and scenes, raster images, no vector or hybrid rendering, which was hanging when trying to export to pdf.
Forced it to quit several times and tried again, no joy. 10 minutes watching a spinning beachball.
Restarted my Mac (Brand new M2 Max Mac Studio, 32GB unified RAM)
Split in to five 5 page files thinking that would speed things up.
Each apparently 55MB, not sure how a 5 page black & white layout file gets to 55MB but it is.
It’s just taken 13 minutes to export the first 5 A3 pages, two of which are just text, and 7 minutes for the second 5 pager.
I know exporting from Layout is seemingly never quick but this is crazy.
Go back to Ventura?
Happy to share the skp and Layout files if it will help.
The newest update to SketchUp introduced a new feature that allows the user to override the render method of raster rendered viewports for export. The feature is on by default and exports everytyhing hybrid-rendered. This is a lot slower than raster rendering for geometry-intensive models. You can turn it off in the Document Setup>Rendering dialog
Hi Colin, the line quality is obviously great in the Hybrid Override Output version especially any diagonals, however, the style I use at this stage for these sketchy b&w shaded images has quite a big line extension setting (6) which is ok in Raster output mode, but the Hybrid mode has the line extension render far longer than it appears in the working model scene image and actually makes for a worse exported image.
Obviously if I know that I can reduce the extension setting for a hybrid output, but then my in model version doesn’t appear with any extension. These three screenshots show the differences…
This is a screenshot of a 3d plan scene in SketchUp (with Edit Resolution set to High - It turns out I had been in that settings window when i noticed the edit resolution of my logo image in Layout being reduced, but hadn’t noticed the Override thing) :
The feature is on by default and exports everything hybrid-rendered. This is a lot slower than raster rendering for geometry-intensive models. You can turn it off in the Document Setup>Rendering dialog
And, a new update to SketchUp 2023.1 was released yesterday with a bunch of bug fixes and small changes. This is one of them: Output Override is no longer turned on by default for older LayOut documents.
If you have saved the file with the previous 2023.1 release, then that file will continue to have the output override setting enabled. Only files that have not already been opened and saved in 2023.1 will have the output override disabled by default.
Additionally, if you create your own templates, you can choose to have the output override disabled when creating new documents.