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
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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