Export and Rendering

When your scene is complete, you usually need to export it to a 3rd party application or render a nice image. This tutorial covers both options. We’ll start with an empty scene and add a sample pizza box, so we have something to work with:

Making a sample pizza box shape in Origami

You can use your own shape, if you like. Ready? Let’s go!

Rendering Scenes

Switch to the export panel at the left and click the Render Scene button:

Starting rendering in Origami

You will see a popup with the list of renderers you can use:

Renderer selector in Origami

All the options, except for the first one rely on 3rd party applications to do the job. If you have these applications, we recommend using them. For this tutorial we’ll use the built–in renderer. Click the Built–in Renderer button to continue:

Rendering options for the built-in renderer Origami

The options are the same for all the renderers, so we’ll discuss them one by one here.

If you need more control on the rendering process, consider exporting the model instead and manually render it in a 3rd party software like Boxshot, where you have much more rendering options.

Click Start when you finish configuring the options:

Rendering scene in Origami

You will see the rendering progressing, then once done you’ll see the image preview and the rendering status at the bottom of the log. It will usually states that the image was saved and/or copied to the clipboard. Then you can click Close and use the rendered image.

If something goes wrong during rendering, have a closer look at the log, there must be something there, explaining the problem. For instance if you choose rendering with Boxshot without having the software installed, you’ll get the error that Boxshot is not found.

Exporting Scenes

Origami supports exporting to Collada, OBJ and 3D PDF formats. In order to export the scene, switch to the export panel and click Export 3D Model button:

Exporting scene in Origami

You will then be asked to provide a file name and format, then the export will start:

Exporting scene in progress in Origami

If everything goes fine, you’ll briefly see the “OK” message like on the screenshot above, and the window closes — you can use the exported file. If something goes wrong, the window will stay visible and you can check the log for more details.

What’s Next?

That’s all! You are now ready to use Origami all by yourself and fold your own dielines. We’ve got more tutorials, if needed.

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