Articles by: Matt Campbell, CSWE

SOLIDWORKS Composer Animation Path Planning [VIDEO]

In SOLIDWORKS Composer, the Path Planning add-in will help with animating an actor for moving from point A to point B. The power of SOLIDWORKS Composer Path Planning resides mainly in the fact that it will not allow the actor to contact any other actors in the environment. This will allow you to create very complex animations without having to key-frame every movement. This video shows how the Path Planning add-in works in SOLIDWORKS Composer:  


Rendering the Jack-O-Lantern

Before following this blog, please read Part 1 at   In this blog I will show how to add a Point Light, light fog, change the scene and then render the Jack-O-Lantern.    


How to Create a Jack-O-Lantern in SolidWorks

  In the spirit of Halloween which is a couple of weeks away, I am going to show you a couple of surface modeling tools that can be used to create a Jack-O-Lantern. In this article, I am going to use Revolved Surface, Split Lines, Deform and Thicken features.


Is Photoshop built into SolidWorks PhotoView 360??? [VIDEO]

To answer the question in the title of this article: “Not quite, but SolidWorks PhotoView 360 has added lot of post rendering options, allowing you to get that Perfect Image without using Adobe Photoshop”. This video demonstrates how easy it is to control lighting, HSV and bloom after the rendering operation has been completed.


85 New Scenes in SolidWorks 2014 [VIDEO]

SolidWorks 2014 has added more scenes and options to edit the favorites list. This is great for someone who is just getting into Rendering and doesn’t know how to create custom scenes. Watch this video:


Updating Actors In SolidWorks Composer [VIDEO]

Watch this video to learn how to update just one Actor in a SolidWorks Composer file.


MultiBody parts and Section Views [VIDEO]

A couple of weeks ago a customer called me to ask why when applying a Section View the sectioned face is always shaded in the default colour even though all the related features have different colours applied? The trick is to apply colours to the body and not the features. I have created a quick video to show you how:


Creating styles with SOLIDWORKS Composer [VIDEO]

In the video below I will give you an example on how easy it is to create styles in Composer. This will allow you to have a company standard on how everything looks and feels with the images you create.


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