CAD Renders

Discussion in 'Software' started by pamarine, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Alik
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    Chris, this is all true but please consider that not all people grew on Beavis&Butthead, some of them grew on technical/popular science magazines for teenagers (I am sure You too, right?). There is sort of people always asking about 'more details' on the boat, they like to see how winches are arranged on deck, what materials is used for hull, what are the polar diagrams, how much is headroom and passageways... I really appreciate that most of our customers ordering custom designs are of this sort.

    In terms of renderings - it is great if they are supported by proper engineering. If not, they are of no sense.
     
  2. pamarine
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    pamarine Marine Electrician

    Well, the reason for the OP was that my CAD filed work for getting thing to the shop floor but aren't anything a customer will go wow at.

    Anyhoo, Found Maxwell and Hypershot and am going to demo those for a few days i guess.
     
  3. D.I.M.1
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    What CAD are you using?
    If its Autodesk inventor I could help.
     
  4. pamarine
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    pamarine Marine Electrician

    SW2008
     
  5. D.I.M.1
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    Sorry can't help.
     
  6. pamarine
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    pamarine Marine Electrician

    It's ok, Found out things look a lot better when exported than they do rendered in SW:D

    I must be doing it wrong. (Acutally, we just upgraded to SW2009 and it's killing my comp, very upset.)
     
  7. Knut Sand
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    SW have an addin named Photoworks, maybe renamed in the new version(appearance?), have you started/ tried that? (find it under "tools", "addins" tick off "start").
    There you can mark up each part/ face of part, and put on the material, push "render" and wait, have also another (or two) other options to use, depending on the time you'd like to spend on the job....

    You'll have to "cut" the hull along the waterline, and place it on a "sea", or render it with a photo as the background picture, water splash and other effects to be added in photoshop (I don't have it, though). I better like the pic posted by Alik, showing the underside of the hull...

    The upgrade of SW for approx 1,5 years ago really messed up some of my days, so, nowadays I'll not be riding the first wave redarding updates, resulted in a pretty important attitude in me:
    NEVER tick off "there are a newer version available, do you wish to download". Bypass that one for at least 2-4 weeks, while regualily check comments on the forums, just my 5 pence, here...

    However, I've had that attitude (even prolonged time span too) toward OS's from Microsoft.... (still running on XPP...). Actually these posts belong under the software section..
     
  8. Jeff
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    (moderator note: moved to the software forum)
     
  9. pamarine
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    pamarine Marine Electrician

    sorry, didn't realised there was a software forum, I'm new here:D
     
  10. bhnautika
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    pamarine there is not a lot for boats in the free material sites but you don’t need that many anyway. Just a few glossy materials for paint and fibreglass, stainless steal and chrome, clear glass (maybe tinted) and some timber for bright work and decks. If you can’t find what you want you can always make it yourself in photoshop or any other paint /graphics programme as they are just pictures. Take a teak deck for example just get a pic of timber boards then add some black lines at the spacing you want, adjust the colour or tone and you are done. Doing rendering is a skill like any other but once you have set up a scene with the lighting you like you can import any boat model into it so the process becomes easier. Its just like taking a photo the boat has to be finished with all is parts to look good.
    Rendering has nothing to do with good design or engineering it is only the end product of all that.
     
  11. pamarine
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    pamarine Marine Electrician

    SW has a pretty good library and I found a couple more Material Libraries that seem to give almost everything I was looking for. The only thing left is Caulked Teak Decking and a Teak & Holly Texture for Soles, tables, etc.
     
  12. bhnautika
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    pamarine you can try some of these if you want.
     

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  13. yipster
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    bhnautika i got those handy maps saved too okay?
    do you also know a good trick to have them bend with the deck?
    anyway, thanks
     
  14. bhnautika
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    Yipster you need the surface material to follow the UV directions of the surface (first one) but be careful,as you can see some times you can get distortion in lines. The other one is just a straight plane surface.
     

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  15. yipster
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    no photoshopping at all, great and how dumb i was, thanx again
     
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