Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Using gradients, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
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- Aside from hatches of line patterns,…we can also use gradient fills for visual purposes.…We'll start at the Hatch tool and we'll find…Gradients here under the drop-down.…I can choose the two colors of my gradients…by picking the boxes here and here.…And then using the Hatch Library, I can find the pattern…that I'd like to use.…I'm given a fairly expansive list…of hemispheres, spheres, curve surfaces…and even a cylindrical surface.…Let's try this out and make…a slightly realistic 2D cylinder.…
I'm gonna close the Hatch tool…and go over to the Rectangle tool here…and pick two points.…For the top and the bottom, I'm gonna use…the Ellipse tool, using the Axis, End mode.…And just create a basic cylinder shape.…I'm gonna copy it down to the bottom…and then use the Trim tools…to clean up my cylinder.…Not bad.…Now I wanna shade it to make it look slightly curved here.…
I'm gonna to the Hatch patterns,…find my Gradients, make sure that I'm using…this cylindrical hatch pattern…and click here.…The colors aren't quite to my liking,…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
AutoCAD 2015 Essential Trainingwith Scott Onstott8h 35m Beginner
Up and Running with AutoCAD for Macwith Jim LaPier1h 45m Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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