Does anyone find that Shadows from Edges while showing in SketchUp will not show in LayOut Hybrid view? They show in Raster, why not Hybrid?
I never noticed that before but then I rarely use From Edges for shadows. I expect this is handled much like Back Edges which are also only shown in Raster render. @adam might have a comment on this.
I was trying to use lines as wires in a SketchUp image through LayOut and I thought the shadows would be nice. The shadows from edges in SU are very crisp. I ended up with a work around using very narrow faces in a specific area, and the shadow is less clear. The use of edges was a quick and easy way to do what I needed, worrying about a few shadows for “artistic” quality was not. Still I couldn’t help myself.
If I’d needed to do something like that using the hybrid layout rendering I would select all the edges from the model with selection toys, move them somewhere else and generate small tubes out of the lines, there are a lot of plug-ins that can do that, I use the JHS power bar when I need to create tubes out of a lot of lines, you can do it manually also if your model doesn’t have a lot of edges using the follow me tool. In case you decide to do that, the tubes must be very small and you won’t need more than 5 or 6 sides per tube.