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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. 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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  2. 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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  1. Rendering a solid with an image

    Here's one for everyboy. I am working on a "project" where I need to render a solid that is kinda in the shape of a trapazoid with a image file. The image file is also in said shape. I tried using a...

    Started by f700es‎, 4th Oct 2002 12:22 am
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    7th Oct 2002 04:10 pm Go to last post
  2. Access 'render' command from VBA

    How is it possible to access the 'render' command from VBA (except 'sendcommand')

    Started by Socrates‎, 14th Oct 2002 02:20 am
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  3. rendering xref'd models query

    Does anyone know if its possible to render a model then xref it into another dwg with all the render info intact? so far i havent had any luck as the model reverts to a block which has to be exploded...

    Started by loff‎, 4th Nov 2002 04:49 pm
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  4. Rendered Texture Maps

    Another jolt from the vault... Answer: Mapping a picture onto a solid is fairly straightforward if you know how! There are two parts to the process. First you must create a new material...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 11th Nov 2002 11:10 am
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  5. render export to bmp

    Hello ! I made a 3D model and now i want to export my model into a bitmap. I know how to render in acad, but when i want to render to a file, and i select .bmp, the highest possible quality is...

    Started by Peter‎, 8th Oct 2002 08:16 pm
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    3rd Dec 2002 02:01 pm Go to last post
  6. rendered acad models to photoshop

    Im having difficulty finding tutorials on importing rendered acad models into photoshop (to create a montage). its easy to get the model there, and manipulate the pshop layer, but ive no idea on how...

    Started by loff‎, 6th Dec 2002 07:15 am
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    13th Dec 2002 09:24 am Go to last post
  7. Dooropening

    Hi all, Im trying to model a building, but unofrtunately the base drawing I got was full of lines that do not connect completely... Now I'm trying to make a door opening, but a part of the...

    Started by superjari‎, 21st Dec 2002 04:29 pm
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    26th Dec 2002 11:42 am Go to last post
  8. 3d solids modeling

    hi There is anyone doing or interested in autocad 3d solid modeling? if so let me know This is my modus operandi for doing 3d work i model with solids in acad then filelink into VIZ i...

    Started by vizwhiz‎, 19th Oct 2002 09:43 am
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    28th Jan 2003 11:54 pm Go to last post
  9. Project on 3d

    I have to execute a pressure valve (tube) in 3D. Anyone up to the task and give a helping hand. Very good to be introducing as a step-by-step tutorial. :roll:

    Started by Orbit‎, 10th Jan 2003 05:34 pm
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    29th Jan 2003 11:52 pm Go to last post
  10. arabesco frattale

    disegni a mano libera elaborati con autocad e photoshop http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/_XOOM/alisawi/fantasy.htm

    Started by hasanisawi‎, 29th Jan 2003 01:14 am
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  11. Spiral

    I was looking for a spiral that was posted here but guess it is lost or me too tired to find it. Anyone has an idea where is located? :oops:

    Started by Orbit‎, 31st Jan 2003 10:25 pm
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  12. Spiral

    I am posting again a message that seems lost or who knows where land it. I am looking for a spiral that was posted time ago here but cannot find it. Anyone has an idea where that spiral can be...

    Started by Orbit‎, 31st Jan 2003 10:32 pm
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    31st Jan 2003 11:46 pm Go to last post
  13. Teaching 3D: Solids versus surfacing/wireframe

    Hello, This is my first posting since joining. I am an instructor at college level, and have used AutoCAD since 1985. My question is: The cirruculum has us teaching 3D wireframe(elevation &...

    Started by cadprof‎, 8th Feb 2003 05:10 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Feb 2003 10:38 am Go to last post
  14. Photo Real versus Photo Raytrace

    I have read the AutoCAD help files relating to photo real and photo raytrace and have played about with both. The point is that when it comes to the final printed output I can barely see any...

    Started by robfowler‎, 23rd Feb 2003 03:25 pm
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    24th Feb 2003 11:53 pm Go to last post
  15. Cool 3D Renders

    Check out this site/forums gallery, cool renders. :lol: http://www.3dfaq.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=36 Nick

    Started by Mr T‎, 27th Feb 2003 10:04 pm
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  16. Flattening a 3d model

    Is there any way I can get the flat dimensions of a 3d model? Which Autodesk software might be best suited for things like this? We're attempting to use 3d representations of objects to determine...

    Started by Cyclopean‎, 22nd Nov 2002 02:04 pm
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    11th Mar 2003 02:57 pm Go to last post
  17. render walkthrough

    HI what im after is how do you render an animation in autodesk architectural desktop 3.3 i can render single images to file but movies do not render. :cry:

    Started by ALEXANDER WALLACE‎, 26th Mar 2003 01:14 pm
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  18. Gallery

    :D Lets start a gallery, like on the 3DFAQ site. :D Here's one of my pupils renders. Slow to load. Apart from the body material it's pretty good, well I think so anyway !. 8) :shock: Nick

    Started by Mr T‎, 16th Apr 2003 08:47 pm
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  19. Rendering & Printing

    How do you print a drawing in cad or Arch. Desktop 3.3 so that your hidden lines don't show? I've tried selecting the hide and render keys and still when i plot, the lines are shown. Someone told...

    Started by gina‎, 29th May 2003 08:22 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th May 2003 12:15 pm Go to last post
  20. Chrome alike rendering

    I was looking to render in Autocad 2002 an ithem that must have a light, shiny chrome look. I have choosed different materials and came very close to what I need but still not the natural look of...

    Started by Orbit‎, 27th Apr 2003 12:05 pm
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    30th May 2003 10:59 pm Go to last post
  21. Modifying solids

    I'm a cabinet builder and am very new to ACAD(only 2 mths) and totally self taught. I have been drawing some in-depth cabinet boxes as solids, various standards dims ,and in depth, such as 3 drawer...

    Started by Jack‎, 30th May 2003 03:00 am
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    2nd Jun 2003 10:13 pm Go to last post
  22. cross sections from a 3-d model

    I was hoping someone might be able to tell me how I could generate a cross sectional view of a 3-d model I created. I want to take a slice of a certain part and be able to view it and plot it. ...

    Started by J‎, 5th Jun 2003 11:41 pm
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    12th Jun 2003 05:28 am Go to last post
  23. How to attach material to individual solids but looks unifi?

    In this space, I have many walls like the column and the wall you can see in this picture. I want the walls to be wrapped with limestone tile. I created my own bitmap, but it looks not good. The...

    Started by Andy‎, 17th Jun 2003 12:19 am
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    18th Jun 2003 12:58 pm Go to last post
  24. Landscape for rendering

    :roll: Hi Im new here... I need some images of cars, like the ones that are placed on the cadtutor page. (with their shadow file too) How can I make one or find it??? ...

    Started by AnnaLight1‎, 17th Jul 2003 05:09 pm
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    17th Jul 2003 11:33 pm Go to last post
  25. Unable to extrude the selected object IN 2DCAD

    Bet this is a simple one.I've never bothered much with 3D stuff,just been wanting to concentrate my efforts on 2D CAD that need for my current career,though its more looking more likely that most of...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 26th Jul 2003 10:07 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Jul 2003 08:56 pm Go to last post

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