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Near-realistic visual effects

Better communicate design concepts with near-photorealistic rendering tools that add dynamic sun and shadows, more realistic water, and animated clouds. Visual effects tools enable you to interactively alter the display of your model. 

Examples include:

  • Ambient occlusion: Enable surrounding features to throw soft shadows on neighboring features. When you turn ambient occlusion off, surfaces reflect only direct sunlight, without taking into account surrounding features.
  • Settings: Adjust the placement of the sun in your model.
  • Surface opacity: Make the surface transparent to see features below the terrain.
  • Animated clouds: Show slow-moving cloud coverage on a bright summer afternoon or denser, faster-moving clouds on a dark winter morning.
Add dynamic sun and shadows, water, and clouds to communicate design concepts