This option, found in the Shaded View’s View Options > General tab, allows you to set the maximum resolution at which a Shaded View will appear within the Shaded View layout tab, or within the Shaded Pane of the Quad layout tab or that of a Custom layout tab. Its main purpose is to output the Shaded View (i.e. by recording it or streaming it out via NDI) at a specific resolution., (In previous versions this could only be achieved by manually sizing the application window or by using Full Screen.) Maximum Resolution can also be used to increase performance in files where the GPU is the bottleneck.
Much like exporting an image, the maximum resolution is set by defining its Width and Height, or its Width and Aspect Ratio. This is accomplished via the Shaded View Options’ General tab.
Setting a resolution lower than the maximum achievable within the current Shaded Pane will add letterboxes and/or pillarboxes to the Pane, and the Shaded View will appear within these; setting a higher resolution will add letterboxes OR pillarboxes and the Shaded View will appear within these at a resolution smaller than defined. In either case, the Shaded View will conform to the aspect ratio calculated from the Width and Height values or to the aspect ratio defined by the Aspect Ratio value.
When Maximum Resolution is enabled, only the Shaded View itself will be output, without any letterboxes or pillarboxes. If any of the Simulation Information or Visual References options have been enabled (e.g. Gyroscope, View Statistics, etc. appear within the Shaded View itself, as opposed to within letterboxes or pillarboxes), these will output as well. This is intentional, and therefore these must be turned off before recording or streaming, if they are not desired in the output. Should there ever be a need to output the entire Shaded Pane (e.g. for troubleshooting and technical support), simply check the new Output Entire Pane checkbox at the top of the Shaded View Output tool.
To change the color of the letterboxes and/or pillarboxes, click the Shaded View Options’ Camera tab. The Maximum Resolution checkbox’s state is saved within Shaded View Profiles. Maximum Resolution can only be used within layout tabs or Shaded View Popup windows (i.e. not with Fullscreen).