Do you want to create professional-looking renderings? In this class you will learn how to convert your 3D AutoCAD software models into finished, photorealistic renderings using tools already built into AutoCAD software. You will learn how to use AutoCAD software's lighting, material, and rendering tools to place and control lights; add and adjust materials and textures; and control the surrounding model environment to produce eye-catching images. You will also discover how to take real-world objects and quickly create custom materials, as well as produce reusable models of light fixtures that behave like real-world lights. You'll learn how to capitalize on the Autodesk 360 cloud-based rendering service to create beautiful renderings quickly and easily, and you'll even discover how to produce rendered animations entirely inside AutoCAD software.
- Learn how to add lights and model actual light fixtures
- Learn how to attach and modify materials and create custom materials
- Learn how to control the rendering environment to simulate natural lighting and atmospheric effects
- Learn how to render on your computer or in the cloud
David Cohn is the technical publishing manager at 4D Technologies, where he develops the CADLearning courses and eBooks for AutoCAD software and other Autodesk, Inc., products. He has more than 30 years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD and 14 years with Revit software as a user, developer, author, and consultant. He is both an AutoCAD and Revit Certified Professional. A contributing editor to Desktop Engineering magazine, David is also the former senior editor of Cadalyst magazine and the author of more than a dozen books about AutoCAD software. A licensed architect, David was also one of the earliest AutoCAD third-party software developers, creating numerous AutoCAD add-on programs. As an industry consultant David has worked with many companies, including Autodesk. He has taught college-level AutoCAD courses and has consistently been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University.