Fundamentals > Creo Parametric User Interface > The View Tab > Scenes > To Set the Background
  
To Set the Background
1. Select the Scene Background check box in the Graphics toolbar.
 
* If the Scene Background check box is not clicked, the system background displays behind the model.
2. On the View tab, click Scenes and click Edit Scene on the gallery. The Scene Editor dialog box opens.
3. Click the Background tab.
4. Select one of the following options to set the background:
Environment— This is the default background property. Defines an environment as the background. The environment that you have selected in the Environment tab is displayed in the swatch.
To change the environment, click the swatch and select another image under the Environment tab.
 
* The model must be in perspective to display the Environment as the background.
Color—Defines a solid color for the background using the Color Editor dialog box
Image—Defines an image for the background. Click the swatch and select an image from the Open dialog box.
The Fit Image check box is available for selection if you select an Image as the background. Fit Image fits the image to the graphics window.
Blend—Defines a procedural image that is a gradation of two colors from the top to the bottom of the image. Click the swatch and specify the top and bottom colors for the blend in the Blend Colors dialog box. To reset the blended color to previously defined values, click the Top or Bottom check boxes.
5. Click Close.
To Enable Environment as Background
1. Click Applications > Photo-Realistic Rendering > Perspective View to set the model in perspective view.
 
* The model must be in the perspective view for the High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) to be visible as the background.
2. Click the Scene Background check box on the Graphics toolbar to display the environment behind the model.
3. Click Shading With Reflections on the Graphics toolbar to enable enhanced realism. The environment is reflected on the model.
4. On the View tab, click Scenes and click Edit Scene on the gallery. The Scene Editor dialog box opens.
5. Click the Background tab.
6. Click Environment from the list.
7. Click the image swatch or click the Environment tab.
8. Click the thumbnail to select or change the environment image.
9. Adjust the following sliders:
Intensity—Controls the intensity of the light.
Saturation—Controls the saturation of the light.
Rotate—Rotates the HDR image about its axis to adjust the reflections and background image.
Height—Adjusts the height of the background image with respect to the model.
Zoom—Adjusts the magnification of the background image.
10. Set the ground effects:
Select Shadow to cast the model shadow on the selected floor plane.
Select Reflection to show model reflections on the selected floor plane.
11. Select a plane from the Floor Plane dropdown list to set the orientation of the environment image with respect to the model.
 
* In addition to the background, the HDRI also lights and reflects on the model.