PhotoView 360

PhotoView 360 tips and tricks for photo-realistic rendering in SOLIDWORKS

Saving SOLIDWORKS Animation Videos with Motion Blur

SOLIDWORKS animations and motion studies can be saved as a video (AVI file).  The PhotoView 360 renderer helps add realism to the animation with an option for Motion Blur.  This dynamic blurring visual effect gives more life to a moving object, making it seem that much faster. When saving the AVI, select PhotoView 360 for the…

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Which SOLIDWORKS Render Tool should I use? PhotoView 360 or Visualize?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Configurations

Are you confused why we have two choices of SOLIDWORKS render tool in the Innovation Platform? When should we be using PhotoView 360 and when should we be using SOLIDWORKS Visualize? Should we be using only one and not the other? Both of these render tools are great for different purposes. Watch this on-demand webinar to clear up any…

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SOLIDWORKS Transparent Section Views

SOLIDWORKS Transparent Section View

SOLIDWORKS 2017 now gives you the ability to create transparent section views! Instead of a section view that completely cuts away the model. We can now designate components to be displayed as transparent. SOLIDWORKS Transparent section views leave a ghosted view of the sectioned off quadrant; but still gives us a clear look at the internal components…

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

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 that might be immediately apparent…

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Creating SOLIDWORKS Custom Appearance Files [VIDEO]

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 editing an existing appearance with a texture.  Make sure…

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

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 SOLIDWORKS 2014, two new options were added to…

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Add more realism to your SolidWorks view with Ambient Occlusion

Ambient Occlusion

Perhaps you need to grab a quick screenshot or show someone your model in SolidWorks and you want to add a bit of wow factor.  Of course to truly impress with a photo-realistic rendering, you should use PhotoView 360.  But maybe you don’t have the time to generate the PhotoView rendering or you don’t have…

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Network Rendering Client – VIDEO

The PhotoView 360 rendering tool in SolidWorks can produce some astounding photo realistic renders.  However large, high quality renders don’t happen instantaneously. In fact a large render of a highly complex model could take hours to complete, even on a very powerful system.  PhotoView 360 users have always been able to set up SolidWorks to…

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