Good CAD Rendering Options?

  1. 5 months ago

    Riley

    Sep 10 United Kingdom 3116C

    I use Autodesk Inventor 2017 to create the CAD Drawings for my team. While I am able to create great CAD drawings, I have not yet found a lighting style in Inventor Studio that looks realistic and professional.

    Does anybody have any lighting styles, settings, or backgrounds that can be used to create a realistic and professional-looking render to go in our engineering Notebook?

  2. 1961Uranium

    Sep 10 Georgia, United States Blitz Alliance 1961U
    Edited 5 months ago by 1961Uranium

    @Riley I use Autodesk Inventor 2017 to create the CAD Drawings for my team. While I am able to create great CAD drawings, I have not yet found a lighting style in Inventor Studio that looks realistic and professional.

    Does anybody have any lighting styles, settings, or backgrounds that can be used to create a realistic and professional-looking render to go in our engineering Notebook?

    Solidworks or Autodesk Fusion 360. I think. Both of those look really realistic.

  3. Barin

    Sep 10 Arizona

    @eagles1961U Solidworks or Autodesk Fusion 360. I think. Both of those look really realistic.

    This does not answer the question at hand. @Riley asked about lighting styles, etc., not software choices.

  4. Barin

    Sep 10 Arizona

    @Riley I use Autodesk Inventor 2017 to create the CAD Drawings for my team. While I am able to create great CAD drawings, I have not yet found a lighting style in Inventor Studio that looks realistic and professional.

    Does anybody have any lighting styles, settings, or backgrounds that can be used to create a realistic and professional-looking render to go in our engineering Notebook?

    You're looking to print the renders, correct?
    If so, saving ink/toner by not printing a background would be preferred, correct?

  5. jpearman

    Sep 10 Moderator, ROBOTC Tech Support, V5 Beta Moderator Rockstar, Los Angeles 8888
    Edited 5 months ago by jpearman

    I just use the ray trace option and the warehouse background, it's not terrible but if you needs better results than this you will need to switch to something like 3ds Max.
    -image-

  6. 1961Uranium

    Sep 10 Georgia, United States Blitz Alliance 1961U

    @Barin This does not answer the question at hand. @Riley asked about lighting styles, etc., not software choices.

    okay nvm then

  7. Riley

    Sep 10 United Kingdom 3116C

    @Barin You're looking to print the renders, correct?
    If so, saving ink/toner by not printing a background would be preferred, correct?

    Yes, It would, but it's no big loss if I can't do this.

    @jpearman I just use the ray trace option and the warehouse background, it's not terrible but if you needs better results than this you will need to switch to something like 3ds Max.
    -image-

    For some reason I can't turn on ray-tracing?

 

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