Rendering

Bunkspeed Rendering now part of the SOLIDWORKS product line from Javelin

I am excited to share the news that Bunkspeed rendering and animation product are being offered by Javelin Technologies.  This is in alignment with our belief in Bunkspeed as a recommended high ended rendering solution for SolidWorks designs.  One of the coolest things about the technology is how it leverages the reality matching accuracy of Nvidia iray® materials and…

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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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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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Pictures of SolidWorks Projects

Back in October 2009, Greg Hynd started the most popular thread on SolidWorks Forum called Pictures of SolidWorks Products. At this moment, this thread has almost 100 pages, 1500 posts and a million views!!! The products depicted here cover a huge range of industries. You will see lots of cars, plane, boats, houses, whole plants, stairs, jewellery, abstract art, musical instruments, tooling, bikes, flowers, machine tools and even Star Wars speeders or Light Sabers! I really like the pictures posted by Aaron Baumgartner, Adrian Crisci, Adrian Velazques, Andrew Lowe, Dean Anderson, Rob Rodriquez, Curth Roth, Dave Klimas, David Cook, David Demaria,…

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How to render transparent backgrounds in PhotoView 360 [VIDEO]

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 want a PhotoView 360 Transparent Background Rendering? The approach to get a transparent background in a PhotoView 360 render will vary…

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Accessing Additional PhotoView Appearances [VIDEO]

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 customers with an active SolidWorks Subscription contract, the subscription now includes free access…

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3DVIA Composer: Creating Fast and Easy Renderings

For this blog post I am going to show you how to take existing CAD data and render it using 3DVIA Composer. For this example I am going to use a model that already has texture on it. The first thing I am going to do is adjust the lighting. I prefer to create custom…

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