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Forum: AutoCAD 3D Modelling & Rendering

Solid and surface modelling, UCS, cameras, lighting, materials, rendering and animation. Share your woes or experience here.

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: 3D FAQ

    Please read this first, yes it is long :lol: . I need to fix the formating :oops: AutoCAD 2000 3D FAQ This FAQ answers the following questions: Q1: How do I speed up 3D redraws in...

    Started by Mr T‎, 4th Oct 2004 05:07 pm
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    18th Jan 2012 07:47 am Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Guidelines for Posting New Threads - *PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING*

    Posted below are some simple guidelines to follow when creating a new thread here in the 3D section. Before posting a new thread, take a few minutes and use the forum's "Search" function....

    Started by Cad64‎, 8th Jan 2009 03:32 am
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  1. Help need to model and render an object.

    Im designing a new waste water plant and have encountered decanter problems on the downcomer pipes, has anyone got any standard sizes and renders of a turd? Rgds Gazza

    Started by gazza_au‎, Yesterday 04:19 am
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    Yesterday 11:16 pm Go to last post
  2. rendering difficulties

    has any one had the problem where autocad starts having difficulty rendering a project of a similar size when an old project which is larger it seems to render effortlessly, if so what can i do to...

    Started by sigaukedenn‎, 22nd Apr 2014 11:09 am
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  3. Problem with a submarine

    Hello everyone! I'm trying to modeling this Typhoon submarine on autocad 2009: But I'm finding a few problems on this work. Here I list them: - First I drew the lines on 2D and I applied...

    Started by levimfa‎, 18th Apr 2014 06:24 pm
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  4. How to emboss objects on cylinderical object

    I draw a Mineral water bottel. now i want to emboss inner or outer with some logo object on the cylinder shape. I attach a bottle with some embossing. Can any one help me to make it...

    Started by humaironline‎, 23rd Apr 2009 04:56 am
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    21st Apr 2014 04:47 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Problems Rendering

    Hi! I'm having trouble rendering my model. When I try to render, a message comes up saying "Unable to create an output file. Make sure the destination directory is writable and that the disk is...

    Started by pepe_c‎, 18th Apr 2014 01:26 pm
    full disk, output file, rendering
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Apr 2014 05:01 pm Go to last post
  6. Nut Head in 3d

    I am new to Autocad 3d and trying to draw a Nut Head. I am trying to use the subtract tool but get the following message:- 2 selected surfaces were ignored. Surfaces cannot be subtracted from...

    Started by fitzj‎, 17th Apr 2014 01:33 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Apr 2014 02:48 pm Go to last post
  7. Help! 3D model not watertight / converting surface to solid / terrain modeling

    Hi all, I am having urgent trouble with a project involving 3d modeling of terrain. This is a graduate-level project requiring ArcMap and Star-CCM+ software as well, which I am capable in, so I...

    Started by zjkaufman‎, 15th Apr 2014 09:40 pm
    3d model, solid, surface, terrain, watertight
    • Replies: 0
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    15th Apr 2014 09:40 pm Go to last post
  8. Place textures in Autcad 2014

    Hi. I've downloaded some free textures, where can i place in Autocad 2014 to apeer in Materials Browser/Library? Thanks.

    Started by Casusa‎, 14th Apr 2014 11:59 am
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Apr 2014 04:06 pm Go to last post
  9. PROBLEM!!! Cutting Profile in Beam

    Hi all, i'm newbie need help to solve my problem... i have 3d drawing beam with cutting profile buat i'm desperate to figure out how the way to make cover plate for cutting profile that i made,...

    Started by omelet‎, 13th Feb 2014 10:45 pm
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    15th Apr 2014 05:52 am Go to last post
  10. Gantry Crane 3D Model

    Hi All, I'm looking for a 3D Model of a Gantry Crane. I'm building a conceptual model for a construction project and I have no details but need to show something. Does anybody have...

    Started by kwrightMTC‎, 10th Aug 2012 11:00 am
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    11th Apr 2014 10:22 pm Go to last post
  11. Elevating surface and reducing vertex in polylines

    Hi, I have a problem with polylines vertex number. I need to make 3d surface, but autocad crashes for huge amount of vertex points in polyline. So, is there any way to reduce that count of...

    Started by Bara‎, 9th Apr 2014 06:18 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Apr 2014 12:38 pm Go to last post
  12. I've to make this shutter or where can i find one

    Hi. I've to make this shutter or where can i find one like this: ...

    Started by Casusa‎, 7th Apr 2014 12:51 pm
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    8th Apr 2014 04:57 pm Go to last post
  13. How to draw drill bit for door eye hole.

    Dear all. I want to draw a drill bit for making hole in wooden door for installation of door eye. Kindly help.

    Started by humaironline‎, 8th Apr 2014 06:38 am
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    8th Apr 2014 09:56 am Go to last post
  14. Best way to produce a tiles roof with multiplies verges.

    Hi there. wich way the best way to produce a tiles roof with multiple verges? Is doing first the multiple verges and then apply another thin layer above to give this last layer the tiles...

    Started by Casusa‎, 4th Apr 2014 12:25 pm
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    7th Apr 2014 11:51 am Go to last post
  15. Need help representing a 3d chair model

    hey guys, i just registered but been visiting for a while now, for tips and casual references. i came across this chair model i need to represent in 3d, i have managed to make a 3dpoly as a path for...

    Started by nelinho‎, 5th Apr 2014 07:05 pm
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    5th Apr 2014 09:35 pm Go to last post
  16. 3d house?

    My parent's are going to build a new house this summer. In my spare time I have been working with them on creating a layout for a house that they like. And hopefully meet their future needs. After...

    Started by swats‎, 25th Mar 2014 06:17 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Apr 2014 02:49 pm Go to last post
  17. Question Need to extrude

    I need help extruding this. my teacher hasn't really gone over AutoCAD 3D much so bear with me. Im a junior in high school btw What i need to do is get everything extruded to look like a gate. ...

    Started by morales2597‎, 4th Apr 2014 03:07 am
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Apr 2014 09:54 am Go to last post
  18. Best program to apply materials and render

    Hi. Wich is the best program to apply materials and render a 3D project made in Autocad? Many thanks.

    Started by Casusa‎, 3rd Apr 2014 07:55 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    3rd Apr 2014 08:54 pm Go to last post
  19. 3d Trees

    i have been looking for realistic three dimensional trees that i can use in a 3d presentation if there is any one who can help it would be most appreciated. the models must be in Auotcad 2010 format...

    Started by sigaukedenn‎, 27th Mar 2014 04:28 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    31st Mar 2014 07:30 am Go to last post
  20. Unhappy How to Convert Polyface Mesh to Solid?

    I did a model in 3d studio max9. I would like to bring it to AutoCad to cut a sectional perspective. I have tried exporting my file as dxf and dwg, it came out as Polyface Mesh in AutoCad. There...

    Started by Kion_w‎, 12th Feb 2009 07:32 pm
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  21. General tips for speedy 3D

    I have a user that is viewing a small 3D drawing. She complains of poor performance and hangups. Running AutoCAD 2013 on Win7, Quadro K2000m, 16GB. I'm more it now than user of AutoCAD. Can...

    Started by Blam‎, 28th Mar 2014 05:04 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Mar 2014 08:46 pm Go to last post
  22. AutoSolids Help Please

    Hello all, First time post, long time AutoCADer. I have been usingAutoCAD for many years along with AutoSolids. recently my computer crashed/virusand I had to wipe the hard drive and start over...

    Started by toygoose‎, 7th Jan 2012 06:55 pm
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  23. How would you model this basin.

    How would you go about modelling this basin. I can't do it the easy way as the reseller won't say who the manufacturer is and doesn't have CAD! I'm using vanilla AutoCAD 2011 or sketchup 8.

    Started by Glen1980‎, 27th Mar 2014 02:58 pm
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  24. Question Problem Converting Surface Model to Solid Model

    Hey All, I am working on a 3D model of a pool floor for a project that to be supported by walls. I have just started to use surface modelling and I thought I would give it a go using it,...

    Started by ADRowe‎, 5th Feb 2014 01:01 am
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    27th Mar 2014 11:04 am Go to last post
  25. 3D Mechanical to Solidworks Conversion **Best Method**

    Hey Everyone I have to hire someone to create a Solidworks model from my CAD 3D Mechanical Model. What would be the best way to prepare for this in order to minimize his/her time and help...

    Started by VIC842‎, 26th Mar 2014 01:56 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Mar 2014 11:22 pm Go to last post

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