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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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  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. printing rendered objects

    I am using ACAD 2000 and haven't been able to figure out how to print solid objects in rendered form. I know how to print with hidden lines, but that isn't what I want. I came across a section in...

    Started by johnfulwyler‎, 28th Oct 2003 06:34 am
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    8th Nov 2003 05:36 pm Go to last post
  2. Gradient Hatching

    When you create gradient hatches,how do you add shadows?Are these in effect fake shadows if your drawing in 2D?Are gradient hatches best to use for 2D and just create your own lighting shadow effects...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 1st Nov 2003 03:29 pm
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    7th Nov 2003 10:23 pm Go to last post
  3. extruding objects

    I need to create a solid object that is at one end a circle and at the other end an ellipse. Is there some way to extrude a circle into an ellipse, or any other way that this can be done? If there...

    Started by johnfulwyler‎, 30th Oct 2003 02:35 am
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  4. My 3D steep learning curve!

    I'm learning 3D at the moment.Its a bit daunting but as I understand the 2D interface its not too bad.Ive made objects by extruding polylines and importing materials then rendering them.Hey presto my...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 30th Oct 2003 02:18 pm
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    4th Nov 2003 01:30 pm Go to last post
  5. wireframe to solid?

    hello all, being new to 3d modelling , i was wondering if somone could tell me if there is a way to convert a wire frame object into a solid . I've tried but didn't get anywhere.. ...

    Started by bop‎, 5th Oct 2003 02:37 pm
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    30th Oct 2003 11:10 pm Go to last post
  6. thickness to polylines

    size=18]What is the procedure for adding thickness to polylines? I have my thickness set to 4, but what is the command to attach my new thickness to a polyline? Thanks...

    Started by Palindrome‎, 2nd Oct 2003 07:09 pm
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  7. Materials and color

    I’m new to the 3D world and I need to write a paper on Materials and color in the 3D environment. Maybe some could suggest a website. Thanks...

    Started by Palindrome‎, 30th Sep 2003 04:13 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  8. Rendering - AutoCAD or Viz>

    Hello everybody, I am a SOHO Architect practising in a a small city in India. Apart from using AutoCad for design & drafting, every now and then I do modelling & photorealistic renderings within...

    Started by P.R.S. Sivakumar‎, 21st Sep 2003 09:52 am
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Sep 2003 06:53 pm Go to last post
  9. 3D Orbit

    I’m using Autocad 2002. My orbit does not work, when I click 3D orbit I get a message “That command may not be invoked transparently” I also never get the 3D UCS icon. P.S. Thanks f700es, works...

    Started by Palindrome‎, 18th Sep 2003 04:57 pm
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    21st Sep 2003 10:40 pm Go to last post
  10. thin wall extrudtion

    I heed to create a thin wall extruding. If I remember correctly, our instructor used a polyline to draw a semicircle then offset it a small distance. Then applied a region or something, then...

    Started by Palindrome‎, 18th Sep 2003 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  11. Does rendering only work on 3D?

    I know somebody who is using Architectural Desktop, obviously to design buildings. I think they want to eventually use 3D Studio Viz, or what they now call Autodesk Viz, to render their drawings so...

    Started by deadseasquirrels‎, 11th Sep 2003 07:54 am
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  12. Is there a 3D editing tool that cuts pieces from the whole?

    I see there are a lot of 3D editing tools that give you the intersection of 2 solids, or maybe the subtraction of two solids, but there has been a couple of times, during my past 3D closet design,...

    Started by deadseasquirrels‎, 8th Sep 2003 08:38 pm
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    9th Sep 2003 06:17 am Go to last post
  13. Is there a standard technique for drawing 3D objects

    I am new at drawing in 3D, so I was hoping to get some tips about drawing in 3D so that I'm not doing things terribly inefficiently. Right now I am trying to design a closet mock up. Which means a...

    Started by deadseasquirrels‎, 4th Sep 2003 02:05 am
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    5th Sep 2003 08:42 am Go to last post
  14. Hidden lines, not being hidden in 3D view

    When you have to planes meet each other (perpindicularly) in 3D view, I think sometimes the program (AutoCAD 2002) doesn't understand which plane should be hidden. I have that problem right now,...

    Started by deadseasquirrels‎, 4th Sep 2003 06:36 am
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Sep 2003 11:08 am Go to last post
  15. a newbie at 3-D/Iso Drawings...question below

    I am very new to Isometric drawings, but I'd like to start. i want to do a closet design in isometric view, but I'm not sure how to get the dimensions correctly. That is I can easily enough make...

    Started by deadseasquirrels‎, 29th Aug 2003 07:48 pm
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    2nd Sep 2003 03:23 pm Go to last post
  16. Complex solid modelling

    I've used AutoCad for some time now, but have only recently started modelling with solids. Generally I design rotating machines such as motors, alternators etc and these are relatively easy to model...

    Started by andymel‎, 4th Mar 2003 09:55 pm
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  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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
  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. 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
  23. 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
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  24. 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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  25. 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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    26th Mar 2003 01:14 pm Go to last post

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