Autocad 3D modify mesh

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Mesh objects are often used in product design or for 3D printing. After creating an organic 3D mesh object in Autocad’s 3D interface we wish to modify and manipulate its shape. This is quite a different process from other more geometrical modifications which we might undertake in Autocad 3D. We demonstrate various options open to themodeler in our Autocad 3D... Read more...

Autocad 3D mesh

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Sometimes we wish to create a mesh object in Autocad’s 3D interface. This is quite different from creating straight-edged geometry, and we show you quick and easy methods of achieving more organic solids in our Autocad 3D training courses. This method is especially useful in product design. To create a mesh object like the one pictured here we first enter... Read more...

Autocad 3D animation tutorial

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Animating cameras and rendering movies in Autocad 3D is an easy process; we show you how in our Autocad 3D training courses. Please note that in AutoCAD you can’t animate objects or parts in motion. In order to do this you will have to use a program like AutoDesk Viz or 3ds Max (visit the AutoDesk website: www.autodesk.com). You can,... Read more...

Autocad 3D people

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Adding people to your Autocad 3D scene adds a sense of realism, as well a quick impression of human scale. We explain how it works in our Autocad 3D training courses. Firstly, there are two types of people in Autocad 3D models: cutout silhouettes and photos. Go to the Insert menu and choose Attach; then navigate to the location of... Read more...

Autocad 3D sunlight

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Creating realistic sunlight shadows could be an important part of the rendering process for some Autocad 3D models, especially those in the architectural or urban planning context. We explore the various settings in our Autocad 3D training courses. When the modeling process is complete we set the camera to a good view of the scene. Next we note the Sun... Read more...

Autocad 3D realistic lighting

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The 3D interface in the full version of Autocad is a little clunky on the modeling side, but creates some amazing realistic lighting effects. We explore these features, and more, in our Autocad 3D training courses. For example when lighting a model of a luxury apartment like the one shown here first go to the top left Application button and... Read more...

Autocad 3D curved surface

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Creating curved surfaces in Autocad 3D is a simple process and leads us into the subject of  organic geometry. This is a topic which we cover more fully in our Autocad 3D training courses. To create curved walls like those illustrated here first select the Circle tool, or press C and hit the Enter key. Create a circle on the... Read more...

Autocad 3D texture

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After objects have been created in the Autocad 3d interface, the next step is to add realistic lighting and add textures and materials. We show you how it’s done in our Autocad 3D training courses. For example, to create and test a realistic plastic texture, first create shapes like cylinders and boxes – both flat and curved surfaces will enable... Read more...

Autocad 3d JPEG

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We can create our own materials in Autocad 3D by importing a JPEG into the Materials Browser. We show you how in our Autocad 3d training courses. To test this process first of all we need to create some objects, for example a thin box. Then in the Material editor create a New material. Name it Pattern 01, for example.... Read more...

Autocad 3d surface plane

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In order to get the best results from lighting and shadow effects in Autocad 3d it’s necessary to create a surface plane on which our created objects rest. We show you how in our Autocad 3d training courses. To create a surface plane in Autocad 3d first type planesurf into the Command line or at the Dynamic Input field. Then... Read more...