Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Rendering a scene, part of Rendering with AutoCAD.
- To be honest, pushing the actual Render button has almost been replaced with the way AutoCAD shows items as realistic. It really looks like it's rendered already. But there are still, of course, some advantages to rendering. To get started I'm gonna jump into my arch drawing. On my Visualize tab, I'm gonna click the Render dropdown. I'm gonna skip all this stuff. I'm gonna go right to my Advanced Render Settings. So click on this little arrow right here.
Now I'm just gonna move this dialog over where I can see it a little bit. Instead of Medium, I'm gonna go High. My Output Size, I'm gonna bump it up to 1024 by 768. My Exposure Type, Automatic is fine. I'll keep the Physical Scale to where it is now. So everything is on for Materials, and for the Sampling, we can keep all of this. For the Shadows, for my Mode, we'll go Simple.
For the Shadow Map, we can turn it on. We'll keep our Ray Tracing at 7. Everything else we can pretty use the defaults. So to render it just go ahead and click on this button right here, and rendering will get underway. Takes a couple seconds, but there it is. Now over here, we can look at our Rendering Settings when we did it and all the items with it. We zoom in, it's a little bit pixelated because that's the way it is.
Of course, the first time is never good enough, so what I recommend is keep rendering, keep tweaking the Settings until you like what you see. Remember the larger the model, the more time this rendering will take. It would be cool if AutoDesk allowed us to render our stuff on their cloud.
- Exploring workspaces
- Adding and mapping materials
- Setting up visual styles and viewports
- Adding and adjusting lighting
- Rendering a scene
- Creating cameras
- Animating a scene