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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. How to wrap an image around a cylinder?

    Hey. I can't seem to figure out how to wrap an image around a cylinder in AutoCad 2012. Cylindrical mapping doesn't seem to do anything. I'm wanting to pretty much apply a decal onto the stainless...

    Started by Kuli24‎, 4th Nov 2014 09:31 pm
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    7th Nov 2014 07:36 pm Go to last post
  2. Modelling a BW Tee to look good in VIEWBASE

    Hi Guys, I am not too bad a 3D modelling but have never manged to make a butt weld tee as they are IRL. Can anyone offer advise on how they would do it? I have attached some images of how...

    Started by Buzza‎, 5th Nov 2014 11:32 am
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    6th Nov 2014 10:06 pm Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Modelling a 3d car with autocad

    Please is there anyone that can give me step by step guides on creating a 3d car with autocad. I've tried a lot on my own(no satisfactory result). p.s i can loft, revolve and use some other basic 3d...

    Started by Davidak‎, 25th Oct 2014 09:43 pm
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    6th Nov 2014 05:25 pm Go to last post
  4. Unwrapping Surfaces....

    So....I'm relatively new to 3D modelling. I've been using AutoCAD for a number of years now and I'm currently working for a Oil and Gas fabrication company. From time to time we have to...

    Started by greedy86‎, 6th Nov 2014 12:34 pm
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    6th Nov 2014 02:35 pm Go to last post
  5. Joining/seperating 3D solids.

    Okay, maybe my search-fu is just sailing me here, but I haven't been able to find anything useful yet. :glare: I made an object, complicated enough to be a pain to remake from scratch, to be 3D...

    Started by MathU41‎, 3rd Nov 2014 01:30 am
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    4th Nov 2014 11:52 pm Go to last post
  6. VIEWBASE Problem with selection

    In some cases when i change the model, i update the views in layout and when in case i added new parts to model i double click on the projection and then choose "select" > then i add the new parts...

    Started by danielk‎, 12th Oct 2014 03:19 pm
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    27th Oct 2014 06:57 pm Go to last post
  7. Modeling Elbow Fitting

    Can anyone make a cad model of elbow fitting like this one in autocad? elbow cad Thank you

    Started by basty‎, 26th Oct 2014 11:42 am
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    26th Oct 2014 05:09 pm Go to last post
  8. Sweep command problems

    Hi I am having a problem with the SWEEP command. I have defined a 2d polyline profile which i want to sweep along a 3D polyline alignment. If I use a basepoint in the middle of the profile...

    Started by Spaj‎, 26th Oct 2014 10:14 am
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    26th Oct 2014 12:14 pm Go to last post
  9. 3D Rotate Problem in Autocad 2014

    I pick the z as the rotation axis but it rotates on x axis. How to solve this problem? Thank you

    Started by basty‎, 20th Oct 2014 04:49 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Oct 2014 08:22 am Go to last post
  10. Converting 3D faces to Polygons

    Hello, I have two queries. Kindly post any solutions which may help make this work faster. I'll be very grateful for your assistance. 1. I have a drawing which consists of a number of 3D faces...

    Started by stalemate‎, 23rd Oct 2014 04:29 pm
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    24th Oct 2014 10:50 pm Go to last post
  11. Question 3D model placement over a photo

    Hey, Wondered if any could help, trying to show a modeled bridge over the top of a photo, photo is taken from more of a side angle view, not directly above. i've done a fair amount of photo...

    Started by Spinxy‎, 1st Oct 2014 11:41 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Oct 2014 08:27 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy Selecting solids by a charcteristic...?

    This is my first post after registration, so first of all hi to everyone! :) And here is my dilemma...I have a 3D drawing of a massive construction which is comprised of 4 different pipe types (...

    Started by ThulsaDoom‎, 23rd Oct 2014 07:48 am
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    23rd Oct 2014 11:59 am Go to last post
  13. Null solid created - deleted

    Hi , can someone help me , i am trying to create some solid walls but i'm stuck with this mesage Null solid created - deleted . help please thanks

    Started by Chrystian‎, 21st Oct 2014 06:05 pm
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    22nd Oct 2014 01:18 pm Go to last post
  14. Why You Use AutoCAD?

    There are so many CAD softwares better than AutoCAD in capability of 3D modeling such as Catia, Solidworks, Unigraphics, Pro Engineer, Autodesk Inventor, ICEM surf, etc.? So why you use AutoCAD?

    Started by basty‎, 22nd Sep 2014 05:50 am
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    22nd Oct 2014 03:25 am Go to last post
  15. Book/tutorial recommendations

    Hi, I have the opportunity to use full AutoCAD rather than LT and I want to get back into 3D modelling as I have used Pro-E (several years ago now) and want to get back into it, mainly as 3D...

    Started by cadmikee‎, 15th Oct 2014 06:49 pm
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    21st Oct 2014 09:32 pm Go to last post
  16. How to smooth this transition for3d object

    Please see the attachment,I'm trying to smooth the joint btw these two 3d objects,when I use the smooth command its smooth all the object which I dont want,I want to smooth just the joint line in the...

    Started by jasmin_cad‎, 21st Oct 2014 04:10 pm
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  17. Unhappy Why is the sky distorted

    Hi guys, Im working on a rendered animation and for some reason the sky always comes out distorted. I've tried playing with the rendering and sky properties and for the life of me, I cant make the...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 15th Oct 2014 04:43 pm
    animation video, sky
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Oct 2014 04:31 am Go to last post
  18. upgraded to to AutoCAD 2013, problems with UCS & dimensioning in 3D

    Hi, i'm new here - kinda weird talking to a space.... I've recently upgraded from 2009 to 2013 and all the settings are on default... (plus i'm swithing from Classic to Ribbon layout... ...

    Started by kirasmith‎, 12th Oct 2014 09:08 pm
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    15th Oct 2014 05:14 am Go to last post
  19. 3D Solid in non planer area

    Hi, I have attached a drawing show a surface that is in one plane. Above the plane is the actual outline of the area I woul like to create a 6" solid to represent concrete paving. I can't figure...

    Started by MikeMc52‎, 12th Sep 2014 04:25 pm
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    14th Oct 2014 08:17 pm Go to last post
  20. Section

    i want to draw a section from a complicated drawing a have. i used to use a command in acad 2009 (i think) where it worked similarly to flatshot. it was not section or base view... anyone...

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 14th Oct 2014 03:06 pm
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    14th Oct 2014 03:57 pm Go to last post
  21. problem chamfering complex curved faces

    hello, this is my first post. im fairly new to autocad, i have looked on the forums and cant find any solutions to my problem, im making a model of a hylian shield and am having trouble beveling all...

    Started by ronin19587‎, 13th Oct 2014 11:56 pm
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    14th Oct 2014 03:40 pm Go to last post
  22. Unhappy Can't SURFSCULPT after EXPLODE

    Hi everyone! So my issue is pretty much described by the title I tried to eliminate rubbish and "artefacts" from the object and used 'explode' function for it. But I can't recover the object...

    Started by bavdeyka‎, 1st Oct 2014 01:42 pm
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  23. Grid lines on 3D surface?

    Hi there, I'm trying to tidy up this drawing by getting rid of the lines all over it. Ideally id like to make it a 3d solid using SURFSCULPT but I can't seem to make it watertight. Is there any...

    Started by davidcbrett‎, 10th Oct 2014 01:42 am
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    12th Oct 2014 08:25 pm Go to last post
  24. drawing on a sphere

    Hi All! I am using Autocad 2010. I need to draw curved lines on the surface of a sphere, but i have no idea how to achieve this? I need to sweep a profile across the surface of the sphere. ...

    Started by jblengton‎, 22nd Oct 2009 05:01 pm
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    8th Oct 2014 03:35 pm Go to last post
  25. Rendered Image is Washed Out

    I am using ACAD 2015 and I'm trying to get a presentation quality rendering for use on my company's website. As you can see in the attachment, my rendered image seems very washed out. The two large...

    Started by msanto64‎, 7th Oct 2014 02:11 pm
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    7th Oct 2014 04:53 pm Go to last post

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