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Navigation Techniques

Gaining the skill to navigate efficiently around a scene and around objects and parts of objects (sub-objects) efficiently and with ease is of paramount importance to good modelling. Most new users of MAX / VIZ need to get over this first hurdle before feeling comfortable in the 3D environment. Fear not, MAX / VIZ has a host of tools for the purpose. This tutorial descibes the most useful navigation techniques.

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Stage 3: Create Surfaces

Production of seamless surfaces for roads, pavements, grassed areas and planting beds is probably the most important stage in the creation of a 3D landscape scene. This tutorial shows you how.

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Options for Creating Objects

There are a number of ways of creating the three main elements of a landscape scene, surfaces, edges and objects, each one demending an understanding of the creation methods and tools at hand. This tutorial shows you how.

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Creating Bryce Picture Objects

The CADTutor Image Bank image pairs can be used to create Picture Objects in Bryce. This short tutorial tells you how this is done in 7 simple steps.

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Perspectives, Slides and Scripts

AutoCAD can be used to create a simple "walk through" of any 3D model. This tutorial shows you how.

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Site Layout Exercise 2

This exercise is designed to progress your skills in 2D drafting and to test your understanding of layouts and printing to scale from paper space.

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Modifying Objects

Modification of objects is at the heart of 3D modelling. Once geometry has been created using the most appropriate method then the modeller will start the modification process. This comprehensive tutorial shows you how.

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Using Images

A simple exercise to help you understand how images work in AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 2

This video tutorial continues your guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. Running time: 3min 20sec

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Object Selection

This tutorial shows you the many ways AutoCAD objects can be selected. Covers the building of selection sets with implied windowing, fences etc.

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Mirror

AutoCAD 2010: 3D Mirror | AutoCAD

This tutorial introduces the 3D Mirror tool. This is similar to the normal 2D Mirror tool but it enables you to define a mirror about and plane in 3D space and there are a number of command line options to help you define that plane. Running time: 3min 17sec

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