In the video below I am going to use glow to give the illusion that the light bulbs are on.
I downloaded this model from 3DVIA.com : http://www.3dvia.com/models/0AFCED0012243608/chandelier-barocco
You can highlight aspects of your image by creating an .svg with Technical Illustrator in 3DVIA Composer.
When creating an image of your product for marketing or instruction manuals you will probably want to add your company image to the model (referred to in 3DVIA as actor). Composer will allow you to do this as long as the logo is in Bitmap, Jpeg, Tara or RGB format.
When working in 3DVIA Composer you will notice that there is a DDS symbol on the ground. If you want to remove this, or change it to something else you can.
In an older blog I showed how to get your models on your iPad using 3DVIA.com
Now I want to show you that once you have your files on 3DVIA.com you can do more than just view them on your iPad. You can make them a 3D experience. At Javelin, we have a state-of-the-art 3D theater where you can view your model in 3D, using 3D glasses.
Once you have the model on 3DVIA.com you can use the viewer to see it online. This is neat, but is nothing that eDrawings can’t do.
In Composer it is possible to export and import the views you have created. To do this:
- Go to the Views tab and right-click on the view you wish to export. You can Control-select multiple views.
- Choose “Export Views…”
- Enter a name for the file to export
- Click Save
- Go to the Views tab in the receiving document and right-click in it
- Choose “Import Views…”
- Browse to and select the file saved earlier, click Open
- The view(s) will appear in the view pane
Want to view your 3D designs on your iOS device? There’s an app for that. In fact there’s two, 3DVIA Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch and new 3DVIA Mobile HD for iPad. These 3D viewers allow you to show off your SolidWorks models on the go.