A render of your model can be observed using the
You may also explicitly set how you’d like your model displayed by calling
another display method, such as
and so on.
cqparts.display for more information, and options.
Part can be made to look different
based on its material.
A basic render may simply display everything in a grey matt finish, whereas a more thoroughly designed model may use colours, transparencies, and metallic finishes to make a model look more impressive.
At this time the only properties of a render are its colour (RGB) and alpha values. This may increase in future to support more advanced rendering, for things like reflectance, diffusion, ambiance, I don’t know, I’m not a graphics guy.
For progress regarding this, keep an eye on issue #36, and feel free to voice your opinion, and/or support there.