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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: 3D Mirror

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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Multi/Sub-Object materials

A Multi/Sub-Object material is a container for a number of sub-materials. This type of material is used when you need to assign different materials to different parts of an object and is used in infrastructure and environment projects mainly for objects such as benches, tables, lamposts, buildings etc. This tutorial works through a number of examples.

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All About Shadows

This tutorial considers the various options for creating shadows when rendering 3D models.

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Surfaces

The first and perhaps most crucial stage in creating a 3D landscape scene is the creation of accurate and seamless surfaces. This tutorial explores a number (not all) of techniques for creating quick and accurate surfaces from 2D lines and should give the user a feel for the range of tools available.

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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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Learning Revit MEP 2014

In this Revit MEP 2014 training course, Simon Whitbread teaches you the basics of using Revit to design mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Using BIM (Building Information Modeling) helps you create accurate building systems from concept to construction.

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Learning AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014

In this Civil 3D 2014 training course from expert trainer Seth Cohen, you will learn how to use the tools and techniques available to you in this civil engineering design and documentation solution software. This tutorial is designed for beginners, and no previous experience with Civil 3D software is required.

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AutoCAD 2010: Intermediate 2D Concepts

A suite of video tutorials to take you further with AutoCAD 2010.

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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 3

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This video tutorial completes your guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. Running time: 4min 04sec

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