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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. Slow 3D drawing

    Hey, For projects at my University, I use Autocad solids to make my models (in ADT 3.3). Using the ADT tools I just can't get enough detail into my drawings, or I just don't have the right...

    Started by Menno‎, 27th Jan 2004 01:31 pm
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  2. AccuRender

    Hi everyone ! Can I animate 3D Moldel if I have AccuRender ? Thank you.

    Started by Beadin Sabovic‎, 13th Jan 2004 06:33 pm
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  3. 3D Pool Slide

    Hi All I'm wondering if anyone knows how to model a pool slide. Everything I'm trying doesn't seem to work. I prefer solids to faces. I can soften the item easier. I hope someone can help me...

    Started by Iceman‎, 30th Dec 2003 04:46 am
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Dec 2003 11:27 am Go to last post
  4. Starting on AutoCAD 3D.

    I'm writing from Texas in the U.S., I'm an architect and I'm starting to draw with 3D tools and UCS, I understand there's a lot of people here with experience, what do you recommend? How should I...

    Started by JLG-TX‎, 2nd Dec 2003 03:41 pm
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  5. profiling solids in perspective view

    Here is my problem...when I want to define a 3d solid (basically squash it flat into 2d line art) and I am in a perspective projection as opposed to a parallel projection, AutoCAD seems to not want...

    Started by Anonymous‎, 2nd Oct 2003 08:08 pm
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  6. Extruding 3d polyline paths.

    I want to extrude a shape along a line that contorts and twists through all planes. Until now, I've been extruding it in pieces, and then trying to join them up, because when I try to join the...

    Started by Cadastrophic‎, 8th Dec 2003 06:50 am
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    9th Dec 2003 11:35 pm Go to last post
  7. Trying to model a slide

    I have been having problems with this for ever. I am tryin to creat a spiral slide for a swimming pool. Something with a "U" shaped bottom. I can get the shape to extrude along a path that has the...

    Started by fatang‎, 4th Dec 2003 08:21 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  8. AutoCAD Rendering

    Hi everybody ! I am doing rendering in CAD, and I know in order to get high quality of rendering I should have this settings: 1. Facetres =10 2. Anti-Aliasing should be checked...

    Started by Beadin Sabovic‎, 20th Nov 2003 03:17 am
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Nov 2003 08:14 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD Rendering

    Hi everybody ! I am doing rendering in CAD, and I know in order to get high quality of rendering I should have this settings: 1. Facetres =10 2. Anti-Aliasing should be checked...

    Started by Beadin Sabovic‎, 20th Nov 2003 03:14 am
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Nov 2003 12:27 pm Go to last post
  10. 3d for architecture?

    HI, (excuse for my bad english) i use viz4 to express creations created on autocad. What is the most known software to create CGI 3D? is apple media pro a 3d software? thx for your answers.

    Started by Kriss75‎, 17th Nov 2003 10:30 am
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  11. Scale of materials?

    When you're attaching materials for rendering, how do you control the scale? Say I'm trying to put shingles on a roof -- AutoCAD has a "shingles" pattern in the standard material library, but when I...

    Started by Kate M‎, 17th Nov 2003 10:21 pm
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    17th Nov 2003 11:16 pm Go to last post
  12. 3d for architecture?

    HI, (excuse for my bad english) i use viz4 to express creations created on autocad. What is the most known software to create CGI 3D? is apple media pro a 3d software? thx for your answers.

    Started by Kriss75‎, 17th Nov 2003 10:30 am
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  13. Rotating rendered model

    i'm using AutoCAD 2000. I'm wondering if it's possible to rotate a rendered model so that the textures don't disapear. It gets frustrating with large models to render over and over again. Takes too...

    Started by sm2k2‎, 13th Nov 2003 04:59 pm
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  14. Gradient background

    When your changing the background in a 3D drawing and you use the gradient,it seems almost impossible to manipulate the middle and bottom half of the gradient.Any ideas?

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 8th Nov 2003 05:30 pm
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    9th Nov 2003 11:16 am Go to last post
  15. Modifying the appearance of rendered materials.

    When I render,the renders apear to be patchy,how do you modify the appearance of a rendered material?I understand that lighting can an effect,but ,most the time the rendered image just doesnt look...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 8th Nov 2003 05:34 pm
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    9th Nov 2003 11:13 am Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Oct 2003 11:10 pm Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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
  25. 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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