The BioDigital Human Platform is designed to be interactive, but if you need a 2D image for a presentation, or you're unable to embed a 3D interactive model into your website, there are currently two ways to capture a 2D image of your 3D model:
- If you don't need labels, publish your 3D model as an image.
- If you do need labels, take a screenshot and manually add the "Powered by BioDigital" watermark.
If you don't need or want labels to be included when publishing your 2D image, take the following steps:
2. In the Publish window, select Image under Select a format to publish.*
3. Choose a size for your image (small, medium, large, maximum), and the preview image on the right will update accordingly. If you'd prefer, you can choose a specific height and width instead.
4. (Optional) If you'd like to change your model's background color, click on the color picker and select a new color. You can always click Reset Color to revert back to the default off-white background.
5. Choose your publishing format:
• Download downloads the 2D image as a jpeg file to your computer's Downloads folder.
• Copy URL copies a link to the hosted image to your computer's clipboard. This will enable you to hyperlink to this image in a presentation, document, or website.
• Copy Embed copies an iframe of the image and its source 3D model to your computer's clipboard. When embedded, the iframe will display the 2D image, and when clicked, the fully interactive 3D model will load in a new browser tab.
*Note: Even though you see the labels on this screen, they will not show up in the final image.
Our Publish to Image feature, which allows you to export a 2D image of your 3D model, does not currently include labels in the published image. If you need or want labels in your image, you can generate a 2D image of your 3D model by taking a screenshot and then manually adding the "Powered by BioDigital" watermark to the image using an image editor like Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Paint.
Download the BioDigital watermark
Click the links below to download the "Powered by BioDigital" watermark in color or white (use white for dark backgrounds).
Take a screenshot
Mac (OS X)
- Devices running macOS Mojave: See How to take a screenshot on your Mac.
- All other Mac devices:
- With the 3D model open in View or Edit mode, press Shift-Command (⌘)-4 on your keyboard.
- Drag to select the area of the screen you want to capture (from the upper-left corner to the lower-right corner). To move the entire selection, press and hold the space bar while dragging.
- After you release your mouse or trackpad button, you’ll find the screenshot on your Desktop as a .png file.
On an PC, you can either use the Print Screen button on your keyboard or the Snipping Tool application.