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X10 Full camera view-cabinet lines jagged

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I have been working in X10 w latest update, setting up my defaults in a custom floor plan template for my kitchen or bath remodels.  When I check out my door style selections etc in the full camera view, the cabinet lines are blurry and jagged WHEN the camera view is at an angle.  When the camera view is straight on like a wall elevation, everything is perfect. I edited the current camera and turned off bloom, reflections, ambient occlusion etc., but it made no difference.  I hope someone can tell me how to eliminate or improve what should be a straight forward quick view of a room.  Thank you so much.

 

iMac Retina 5K, OS High Sierra--

 

I have several screen shots showing:

1.  A straight on full camera view without these issues

2.  An angled camera view and Chief Architect default camera settings

3. An angled camera view with all of the default camera settings turned off.

Straight on camera view.png

2. Angled w default settings.png

Chief Default camera settings.png

Angled w settings turned off.png

default settings turned off.png

Close up of those lines.png

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That is the one thing I did not even try!   Never used it in X9.  Eric, THANK YOU so much.  That did the trick--it takes a few seconds, but the view is sound and I could export the image to show a client now.  Appreciate your feedback and help.

 

Sharon

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Also in preferences Render-hardware edge smoothing- set to high, you have a strong enough video card for it.

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Mark, thank you.  I will give this a try.  Have been trying to work thru the new tutorials for X10 to understand the new things added to the program.  Seems I have time for just the basics on the renderings and always make do with the basic camera 3D views and the dollhouse views.  Appreciate any and all tips!  Sharon

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