Tips of the Trade – Rendering Tricks
Rendering is easy to learn yet tricky to master. There are lots of ways to render a design, and none are made the same. We gathered up a few of the best tutorial and answers on GrabCAD Tutorial section for the benefit of the community. Thinking of trying out a different rendering software for the CyDesign Engine Rendering Challenge? Take a look at what others recommend. Thinking of getting a interior design scene to look a real as possible for a presentation? There are a few tutorials to help you out!
What are the best Rendering Software Programs?
Lots of GrabCAD Engineers ask this question. The general consensus is that Keyshot is the best for static models and 3D MAX for animations. Of course, all of this depends on your CPU capabilities and how much time you have. There are lots of rendering programs out there – its a matter of going through GrabCAD’s forums, asking around and working with what you have. Click on these links below to see people’s answers!
How to Render Liquid in a Glass
Robert Voogt has a great tutorial demonstrating how to make your whiskey and tumbler look like the real thing. Great tutorial for rendering bottles or spirit levels – anything for the Solidworks user trying to render glass and liquid together.
Creating a Light Source for Lamp or Lampshade
This is a really useful tutorial. During last two Figulo challenges, a number of users submitted candleholders without much thought into rendering it properly. A great render means the difference between getting nothing or winning first prize!
Although GrabCAD is the greatest resource for improving your CAD abilities, here’s a useful outside link listing 50 different tutorials of how to render something with a whole bevy of programs. Take a look at them and share what you found really useful with the rest of GrabCAD – I’m sure a lot of people would like to hear about it!