Preset, Custom and HDR environments
Last updated on June 14, 2022
In Gravity Sketch environments you work in can be changed to your preference. You can use Workspace to customize and manipulate the environment and lighting in your scene.
This can help with creating specific lighting and styles for your screenshots, or serve as a way to view your model in different lighting conditions and evaluate your design.
Access and Use
To access the Workspace settings
- Click the blue Menu button
- Go to Settings
- Select Workspace
You can change your environment by clicking different scenes on the Workspace Panel. Preset environments are our default environments. If you would like to customize your environment you can set 4 Custom environments tailored to your needs and preferences.
A. Preset scenes: You have 4 default scenes to choose from: Grey Room, Black Room, Warehouse, Studio.
B. Custom scenes: Custom slots where you can save background tint and light direction.
C. Environment Tint (Color wheel): Controls the value and hue of the custom environments.
D. Flashlight: Grab and position the direction of light. This goes for all the Presets and Custom environments. To remove it from the scene, grab it and click the delete button.
E. Shadows (only on tethered headsets): Turn off the shadows or choose between Sketch shadow and Floor shadow.
F. Floor Grid: turn the grid off/on and control its density. Helps you see where the ground plane is at any time
G. HDR: Turn the HDR on by switch the toggle button to one of the options:
- HDR Reflections: This will project environment reflection to the objects which is great for understanding the surfacing and surface changes in your models (use reflective material to see the projection). Choose between Studio, Outdoor, Skyline, and Zebra Stripe reflections.
- Custom Environments: Load custom HDR images as your environment.
H. Gradient: Change the color of the environment with the gradient effect. Separately choose the color of the sky, horizon and floor.
HDR Custom Environments
You can load an HDR image to Gravity Sketch and use it as your custom in your sketches and Collab Room environment. This option is available as a third option under the HDR setting (G. on the screenshot above) on the Workspace Panel.
- Upload the image (make sure it is in HDR format) to LandingPad or drop it into the HDRs folder on your computer (check How do I Import and Export files?)
- Switch the HDR setting (G. on the screenshot) to Custom Environments (all the way to the right)
- Click the dropdown menu and choose the file you would like to set as your environment