Including the PNG Image Background in a PhotoView 360 Rendering [VIDEO]

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In a previous article we explained how you can save a PNG file from Photoview 360 with a transparent background, but what if you want the PNG image background included with the higher image quality of the PNG file?  No problem.  It's actually a very simple procedure but not one ... Read More

Creating SOLIDWORKS Custom Appearance Files [VIDEO]

Custom

SOLIDWORKS installs with a large library of appearance files that you can apply to your models, but you can also create a SOLIDWORKS Custom appearance file from any image you wish. Create a Custom Appearance File To create a new custom appearance file, you need to start by ... Read More

Contour and Cartoon Rendering with SOLIDWORKS and PhotoView 360 [VIDEO]

Detail - Cartoon Line

You are probably already familiar with the amazing photo realistic renders that are possible using PhotoView 360 in SOLIDWORKS, but what if you want to render a high quality image that looks more like it's been hand drawn?  Well, PhotoView 360 can do that too! Starting with ... Read More

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Rethinking the Flower Vase with SolidWorks and an Objet 3D Printer

Image: Ideation of a vase

As a first year industrial design student at Carleton University I was tasked with a culminating project of redesigning a common household accessory; the flower vase. Although the project was mainly an exploration into the form and colour development of a common object, I wanted ... Read More

How to render transparent backgrounds in PhotoView 360 [VIDEO]

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SolidWorks Photoview 360 does a really great job of creating amazingly realistic renderings. We’ve discussed before how to add your own background image in SolidWorks to use in a render, but what if you only want your model rendered and to have the background be transparent? The ... Read More

Accessing Additional PhotoView Appearances [VIDEO]

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A great new feature in SolidWorks 2013 is the ability to use Luxology native appearances for PhotoView 360 renders. This opens up to SolidWorks users the ability to make use of the huge selection of additional appearances in Luxology’s online library. But even better, for ... Read More