Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing a CAD file, part of Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max.
…In this course, we're going to simulate a real production in which we receive…a computer aided design or CAD model from a mechanical engineer or product designer.…And what we have here is a watch that was designed by Gabriel Corbett in the program…SolidWorks, for the lynda.com course SolidWorks rendering with PhotoView 360.…And Mr. Corbett was kind enough to convert this SolidWorks…document into a file format that 3ds Max can load.…So let's go ahead and open up 3ds Max, and import that model.…
We'll go into the application menu and choose Import > Import.…And it needs to be an import command because this…is not a 3ds Max file, it's a non-native file.…And we're taken directly to the exercise…files folder, which is the current project.…And the import folder within that.…And you'll see this document with a step extension.…Step stands for standard for the exchange of…product model data, and it's a universal CAD format.…Go ahead and select that and click Open.…
3ds Max will take a moment to translate all of that data.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
Want to learn how to create the same effect with Maya? Check out Creating Product Shots in Maya.
- Importing solid models as 3ds Max body objects
- Working with the scene layout, hierarchy, and display layers
- Building Arch & Design materials
- Creating area and photometric lights
- Setting exposure control
- Optimizing indirect illumination with Final Gather
- Image-based lighting with high dynamic range files
- Lighting with self-illuminated geometry
- Rendering to high dynamic range
- Saving render passes with Render Elements
- Adding ambient occlusion
- Layering and color correction in After Effects
Skill Level Intermediate
3ds Max 2013 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross7h 9m Beginner
1. Laying Out the Scene
2. Studio Lighting
Controlling Final Gather3m 57s
3. Shading Models with Materials
4. Image-Based Lighting
5. Rendering and Compositing
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