Do you want to create professional-looking renderings? In this class you will learn how to convert your 3D AutoCAD software models into finished, photorealistic renderings using tools already built into AutoCAD software. You will learn how to use AutoCAD software's lighting, material, and rendering tools to place and control lights; add and adjust materials and textures; and control the surrounding model environment to produce eye-catching images. You will also discover how to take real-world objects and quickly create custom materials, as well as produce reusable models of light fixtures that behave like real-world lights. You'll learn how to capitalize on the Autodesk 360 cloud-based rendering service to create beautiful renderings quickly and easily, and you'll even discover how to produce rendered animations entirely inside AutoCAD software.
AutoCAD users who want to create renderings using tools that are included within AutoCAD.
David Cohn is the technical publishing manager at 4D Technologies, where he develops the CADLearning courses and eBooks for AutoCAD software and other Autodesk, Inc., products. He has more than 30 years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD software and 14 years with Revit software as a user, developer, author, and consultant. He is both an AutoCAD and Revit Certified Professional. A contributing editor to Desktop Engineering magazine, David is also the former senior editor of Cadalyst magazine and the author of more than a dozen books about AutoCAD software. A licensed architect, David was also one of the earliest AutoCAD third-party software developers, creating numerous AutoCAD add-on programs. As an industry consultant David has worked with many companies, including Autodesk. He has taught college-level AutoCAD courses and has consistently been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University.
Return on investment in the AutoCAD software platform is all about saving picks and clicks, and this class is all about exposing the super-secret tools in the AutoCAD platform. The biggest issue is that you don't know what you're missing from release to release unless someone exposes these little secrets. In this class we provide a 1-stop-shopping document to help you remember these secrets and refer back to them. Updated from last year, this class includes new tools and uncovers AutoCAD 2015 software secrets. Your repetitive steps and tasks won't know what hit them.
AutoCAD software offers a variety of customization features that enable you to reduce repetitive tasks and improve workflows. In this lab you will write script files, create action macros, develop small and simple AutoLISP programs, and manage settings with user profiles. This lab will help to broaden your understanding of the AutoCAD customization features and become more productive when you return to your office.
How do you create and edit your AutoLISP programming language software code? Are you using a text editor such as Notepad? If so, you're missing out on all the features that the Visual LISP Integrated Development Environment (VLIDE) can provide you. The VLIDE is not only a way to write your code; it is also a way to debug it. In this session you will see why you should use the VLIDE to develop your custom add-ins, and you will discover how easy it is to write, format, and debug your code.