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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. Question drawing 3d object?

    hi dear friends :(i want drawing What I like attachments, My problem is that my body should be in a volume, in other words Should be selected with a click all my objects, how i cant create in one...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 29th Jan 2015 04:16 pm
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    31st Jan 2015 11:49 am Go to last post
  2. Chamfer tool in 3D

    Has anyone had success using AutoCAD's CHAMFER>ANGLE command to chamfer in 3D? Distance/Distance works fine, but I haven't yet figured out how to use the chamfer tool to put a 30 degree chamfer on a...

    Started by nestly‎, 20th May 2011 10:47 am
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    29th Jan 2015 01:34 am Go to last post
  3. PDF not rendering materials as displayed.

    I've got a problem. I have a 3D logo I've created for Back to the Future. All was well until yesterday. Something has gotten screwed up, and now I cannot for the life of me get AutoCAD to export...

    Started by Croweyes1121‎, 28th Jan 2015 02:45 pm
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    28th Jan 2015 03:03 pm Go to last post
  4. Creating a Planar solid spiral inductor and export file in .STL format

    Hi I was trying to desing a solid planar inductor. I first created my own layer with thickness 0.50 mm. Later I created a planar inductor with helix command but i gave only base radius and...

    Started by Shihab_Adnan‎, 17th Jan 2015 02:17 am
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    27th Jan 2015 09:04 pm Go to last post
  5. AutoLISP Using FeatureElevsFromSurf COMMAND

    Hello, I am very interested in using the FeatureElevsFromSurf Command in an existing AutoLISP. The Lisp I have created runs through a series of approximately 1,000 PolyLInes which are used to cut...

    Started by srv560‎, 10th Dec 2010 08:37 pm
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    20th Jan 2015 11:22 am Go to last post
  6. Extruding text with angle

    I want to know how can i extrude/cut a text with an angle until another face, extruding like a pyramid. Something like this: http://pballew.net/frustum.bmp With the text starting in the bigger face...

    Started by kalschne‎, 14th Jan 2015 03:54 am
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    16th Jan 2015 02:39 am Go to last post
  7. 3D Line Drawing

    Hi How do you extract a high quality 3D wireframe drawing, hidden internal lines My lines are coming out jittery

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 12th Jan 2015 07:49 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Jan 2015 09:59 pm Go to last post
  8. Exclamation Reflection Map in AutoCAD 2013

    Can't find any option for "Reflection Map" in the material editor (CAD 2013). Have they ripped this feature altogether? It used to be there in 2009 :o

    Started by fahim108‎, 12th Jan 2015 03:32 pm
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    14th Jan 2015 03:11 pm Go to last post
  9. Hide dimension lines for 3D render

    Hi there! First post! This might be a noob question, but then again I am a noob and this is the noob section :D I would like to hide my dimlin lines for rendering output. I have googled,...

    Started by conv0luted‎, 13th Jan 2015 06:56 pm
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    13th Jan 2015 08:15 pm Go to last post
  10. Lofts into solids

    Hi I've created 3 parallel lofts, I want to make them into a solid - is this possible ? If so how ? Thank you

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 26th Dec 2014 11:43 pm
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    12th Jan 2015 03:00 pm Go to last post
  11. Eye Level view

    Good morning I understand the left / right top etc views - or 'standard' views .... but how do you view your design from 'eye level' at a give point ? Also - is there a way to save these...

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 8th Jan 2015 12:13 pm
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    12th Jan 2015 02:36 pm Go to last post
  12. Block Library

    Afternoon Is there such a thing as a block library like in sketchup - just something with generic 3D trees / chairs / people ?? Thank you in advance.

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 11th Jan 2015 05:07 pm
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    12th Jan 2015 02:27 pm Go to last post
  13. Subtract and keep

    As I work on mainly 2d landscape plans I have limited skills in the 3d world. However some projects require it. So question: How do I subtract objects and keep both left over parts? I.e. I have...

    Started by warbirt‎, 9th Jan 2015 01:36 am
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    9th Jan 2015 05:26 am Go to last post
  14. 1 closed, degenerate or unsupported object rejected

    Hi There, I have a frustrating issue and do not know how to overcome. I produce a 3d part by drawing a 2d shape and extrude to desired thickness. I remove intersecting parts making penetrations...

    Started by Testbed27‎, 7th Jan 2015 12:03 am
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  15. creating a 3D mesh

    I'm using AutoCAD 2012. You will have to bear with me as I'm normally a 2D user. I would like to create a 3D mesh from a set of levels I have drawn. Basically its like when you have a Topo...

    Started by cadmikee‎, 7th Jan 2015 05:34 pm
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    8th Jan 2015 03:36 am Go to last post
  16. Copy and paste with basepoint

    Hi Stupid question I know, but how do you copy from one drawing with a base point into another drawing. There used to be an option on the right click menu but it's not there any more.

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 6th Jan 2015 10:04 pm
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    7th Jan 2015 01:31 pm Go to last post
  17. Origami models

    Please need your opinions about 3d drawing metods origami paper models. As you know models make with paper so I think that is better to use surfaces and then thick them and fold (how?). I tried also...

    Started by nikson‎, 6th Jan 2015 06:28 pm
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    6th Jan 2015 06:49 pm Go to last post
  18. rendering issue

    Hi all, I'm trying to render materials over a bunch of solids but wihtout result. Could you advise what I'm doing wrong? Thanks

    Started by Karaibrahim‎, 5th Jan 2015 01:54 pm
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    5th Jan 2015 07:21 pm Go to last post
  19. Cant find toolbar URGENT

    im using autocad 2009 and im in the proscess of modeling a car. just now i tried to do some more work on it and there are no toolbars. very weird. cant right click either.all i can see is my 4...

    Started by run2kdjhm‎, 21st Sep 2008 07:22 pm
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    5th Jan 2015 04:02 pm Go to last post
  20. Rendering Issue

    Hi When I render I'm just getting a black screen in the dialogue box. What and I doing wrong ? Thank you

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 4th Jan 2015 10:33 pm
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    5th Jan 2015 12:57 am Go to last post
  21. Colored surfaces

    Hi everyone, Please how can quickly fill solid surfaces with color-pattern? Tnx

    Started by nikson‎, 27th Dec 2014 11:31 pm
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    28th Dec 2014 04:15 am Go to last post
  22. Moving 3D Objects...very slow :(

    Hello, I've hit a problem with AutoCAD which is making it unusable :( I've modelled the tail fin of a glider by lofting five or six cross-sections together - AutoCAD had a really hard time...

    Started by SweptAway‎, 21st Dec 2014 03:06 pm
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    26th Dec 2014 05:46 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Need to put image on face of 3D Solid

    I'm not new to AutoCAD but I am new to rendering HQ images with graphics. I am creating a trade show design and need to put the customer's graphics on the face of it... but I am failing miserably....

    Started by kalindberg‎, 19th Dec 2014 03:09 pm
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    23rd Dec 2014 08:48 pm Go to last post
  24. render window

    Just wondering if there is a way to change the background color in the render window. Most of what I render is usually black in color and hard to see. Thanks

    Started by skillsaw‎, 19th Dec 2014 10:09 pm
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    23rd Dec 2014 08:41 pm Go to last post
  25. Embarrassed Help with a curved bridge

    I am fairly new to 3D and am having problems with a curved overpass. It begins at ground level and curves both in plan but also elevation to reach 9m at its highest point. I just cant work...

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 20th Dec 2014 08:14 pm
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    23rd Dec 2014 06:23 pm Go to last post

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