Visualize rendered content
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Hello Visualize Community!

 

I'd like to start a thread where we can share our Visualize images, animations, and other rendered content for feedback from the community. I will also use this thread as the single place to select Visualize Featured Users, a recurring blog post with an interview and your images!

 

Post away and don't forget to use the social media hashtags #swvisualize #gettinvizzy on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Visualize Standard is free for all SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium users on active Subscription. Learn more about Visualize right here.

 

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@bhillner) for product news and updates!

 

Thanks,

Brian HILLNER

Product Manager | SOLIDWORKS Visualize

 

To get this party started...he's a few of my own:

Ferrari F12.jpg

 

Panerai Watch.jpg

 

C7 Corvette.jpg

BUNKSPEED_Ruby Ring_1.jpg

Camaro_HDRLS-2.jpg


Categories: SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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Last comment By: BARIŞ KILINÇ   Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:24:49 GMT
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looking at this rendering, it would be really nice if these leafs become 3dimensional...

hey thats a great enhancement: "add 3d scenery to visualize content, that makes the environment even more realistic"...

 

if you'd like to join: 1-18635389615

By: Dominik Kirschner  Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:04:23 GMT
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New tiles appear to be a bit better

Sirarna 5000l (izdelava sira) - small.png

By: Damir Galic  Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:36:09 GMT
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SCH 3000 s podestom 1 - small.png

By: Damir Galic  Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:33:29 GMT
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Here's a quick animated fly-through of a "heavily used" Scotch Packaging Tape Dispenser" - Scotch Packaging Tape Dispenser - NAM (VAR) Visualize Rendering Contest Entry - YouTube

 

I used the exact same Visualize project for a "photo-realistic" image submission for the recent VAR Visualize Rendering Contest.

By: Chris Mowatt  Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:04:09 GMT
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Do you sell it with all those imperfections? Even the screws are damaged.

By: Damir Galic  Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:47:54 GMT
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it's so you can tell your boss that i worked hard - 'see look had damaged my tape gun is'

By: Wojciech Paterski  Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:03:47 GMT
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Hi Chris - really nice job with all those surface imperfections! Those kind of details go a long way. After all, every surface in the world has some sort of imperfections, and advanced texturing like this helps to turn 'renders' into 'photos.' Nice job with the subtle wavy bump texture on the tape!

By: Brian Hillner  Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:07:11 GMT
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Tried Photoview for the 1st time. Did a "quick" rendering. I know I'm still an amateur but it was fun doing it.

By: Irvin Yuen  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:32:56 GMT
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Irvin,

 

Looks good, too shiney on the gold I'd say & too much reflection in the floor.

One thing to point out is that the orientation of your contacts is out compared to the original....looks to be 90° out.

By: Kevin Pymm  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:44:54 GMT
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Hi Irvin - thanks for the post! Did you mean SOLIDWORKS Visualize  

By: Brian Hillner  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:13:27 GMT
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I'm using the SW Photo view 360 to render. I'm still using SW 2016

By: Irvin Yuen  Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:11:29 GMT
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1-14MMHZA wrote:

 

I'm using the SW Photo view 360 to render. I'm still using SW 2016

 

Hi Irvin,

Generally this thread is for rendered projects that were done using "Visualize".

Since yours was done with PV360 you would be better posting it in this thread instead which is dedicated to such renders...

https://forum.solidworks.com/message/882094#comment-882094

 

Dave.

By: Dave Bear  Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:50:46 GMT
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hey man wanna share this appearance?

By: Damir Galic  Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:56:21 GMT
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Dave,

 

Oh no, I'm so excited about playing with rendering after seeing so many awesome renders that didn't notice this thread is for Visualize.

My bad.

 

 

Irvin

By: Irvin Yuen  Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:16:57 GMT
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Sure, here you go.

 

The multi-layer appearance was too big to upload so this is just the metal appearance without the dust.

It's shinier now than it was when I posted that render though.

 

EDIT:

Whoops, I noticed that there is a specular map assigned. I personally ended up disabling it because it made the appearance too dull for my taste. Just something to keep in mind.

By: Andreas Olofsson  Tue, 21 Aug 2018 04:58:50 GMT
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Irvin Yuen wrote:

 

Dave,

 

Oh no, I'm so excited about playing with rendering after seeing so many awesome renders that didn't notice this thread is for Visualize.

My bad.

 

 

Irvin

It's all good

 

Dave.

By: Dave Bear  Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:35:19 GMT
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I might as well share these updated renders:

By: Andreas Olofsson  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 08:50:06 GMT
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Andreas Olofsson:

That are awesome renders!

In a couple of days i will hold an internal training about the possibilities of Visualize. Do you allow, that i will add your renders to my PowerPoint to show, what's possible today?!

What do you think?

Cheers, Heiko

By: Heiko Sohnholz  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:16:08 GMT
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Hey Heiko!

Glad you liked them

 

I'm not sure, I'll have to ask my boss for permission.

Let me get back to you in a PM!

By: Andreas Olofsson  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:19:30 GMT
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You used 2 directional lights on first render?

I never used those because of hard shadows.

Do you think those directional lights produce better results than just hdr lights from background?

By: Damir Galic  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:36:51 GMT
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Yep that's what I wanted. A better control of hdr lights. To be able to move them directly by clicking reflection on surface of a model would be great.

If you happen to have a reflection on the edge then image on white surface might look edgeless.

 

By: Damir Galic  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:59:27 GMT
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I've seen plugins like Light Studio Advertised where you can click on the model and move HDR lighting environments, it seems really powerful for Visualize. Anyone use this software before? I'm still using standard so my options for lighting are very limited. Very nice work!

By: Michael Dirisio  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:12:50 GMT
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AMAZING images as always, Andreas! Really digging all those textures you've added as well. Thanks for helping to push the Visualize community even further with your inspiring images and helpful tips. That 'light-blocking' technique has saved me several times in the past, and you've captured the benefits of it perfectly. THANKS!

 

Did everyone catch what he said, about the "floor shadow pass"? Visualize Pro has proper Render Output Passes, creating multiple images for a single render, allowing you to have more control in post editing programs like Photoshop.

 

I know it's still branded "Bunkspeed," but these two YouTube links will help explain these powerful "Render Output Passes."

CGI Automotive Retouch of Lamborghini Countach - Part 01 - YouTube

CGI Automotive Retouch of Lamborghini Countach - Part 02 - YouTube

By: Brian Hillner  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:04:15 GMT
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Hi Damir - in Visualize Pro 2018 we added new Area Lights, which allow you to click directly on the model to place these new lights in your scene. You might want to give these a try to customize the lighting of your model. The beauty of these new Area Lights is they work in Fast mode, too!

 

Check out this QuickTip video I created explaining how to use them:

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Quick Tips: How to Position New Area Lights - YouTube

 

Michael Dirisio I know you're using Visualize Standard, but you might find this video helpful, too!

By: Brian Hillner  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:08:12 GMT
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Hi Brian,

I know about those lights. As you know I've been explaining about them in some thread where those lights don't pass through glass material

What I was talking about is environment lights and how to manipulate them more easily. Right now you can select different hdr scene and rotate or change elevation of them. But you can't manipulate those individual lights in a way that I explained.

 

Area lights that you are talking about come in handy for architects but I am just a mechanical engineer We don't go in that details.

 

In my last picture here where I get into situation like this where reflection is on the edge I try to rotate environment a bit so I get some darker edges... but rotating whole environment changes appearance from other sides of a machine where I don't want it to be changed. So rotating (or moving) just that light in a really easy way is a +.

By: Damir Galic  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:26:11 GMT
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Wow, that makes things much more affordable no longer needing a plugin for the pick and place lighting. I'm going to try and make a request for Pro again.

By: Michael Dirisio  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:30:51 GMT
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This image is amazing.

I didn't know you go into all this details drawing all the cables... I also like this realistic stainless steel box. It looks almost like the real brushed surface.

 

sheet-metal-v2.jpg

By: Damir Galic  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:33:06 GMT
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Thanks man!

Yeah, drawing the cables really is tedious work... I'm not as ambitious anymore with new models I've become lazy...

By: Andreas Olofsson  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:40:36 GMT
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I was more interested who pays for all this work... does it even payback?

Here I try to avoid drawing cables and sometimes even nuts because otherwise the product wouldn't become as profitable... (even tho my pay is really small)

By: Damir Galic  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:57:51 GMT
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Very cool videos ,

 

I remember the bunkspeed days it's crazy to see how much things have changed!

By: Scott Ellery  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:12:37 GMT
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I know it looks like two, but it's only one directional light. It's just at a weird angle so it makes it look like there's two separate shadows going in both directions for that particular model...

 

But as far as lights:

I only use directional lights for that crisp floor shadow. It's got a very low intensity so it has very, very little impact on the lighting of the actual model.

99.9% of my lighting and reflections come from my HDRI.

Sometimes I add area lights just to give some rim light to better define the contour...

 

And I've discovered something else lately... Area lights can be used as "light blockers"... If you set their color to black, they will actually subtract reflections and light from the model.

 

Here's some annoying highlights from my HDRI on the top of the model, that really doesn't give a clear contour against a white background:

 

So what I did is I added a area light behind the model, parallel to the camera view. The light's got a brightness of 1 and black color:

 

The result - the HDRI's reflections are blocked by the area light:

 

A side note:

The environment's background color actually affects the reflections where the black area light is blocking... I've got my background color set to grey in the above example.

Here's what it looks like with a pink environment background color:

 

Which means you get even more control of the light blocked area... Too dark? Set the environment color to white. Too bright? Set it to black. I chose to set it in between - grey.

 

Another side note:

This light blocking area light will cast a faint shadow, and affect existing ones. So I usually disable it before rendering out my floor shadow pass.

 

 

 

Here's another example where light blocking might come in handy:

 

 

 

I think it's a very interesting concept!

By: Andreas Olofsson  Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:44:47 GMT
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Yeah, my employer had no problems with me drawing them. And they do add a lot to the overall model. I did develop a pretty slick workflow... But after a while as my ambition dropped I realized I wasn't being paid enough for all those repetitive tasks It could easily be automated, so I tried scripting but gave up very quickly when I was told that a command I needed hadn't been added yet to the Solidworks API... So I didn't give it much of a try ;D

Programming for me is like continuously punching a brick wall until you're through to the other side. Also tedious work!

 

It would be much easier to just learn SW Routing because I think that basically does the same thing I wanted to do. But the learning material was really eeeeeeeh last time I checked. Felt like I had to be experienced in actual hydraulics and standards and stuff to understand all that jargon. Didn't give that much of a try either

By: Andreas Olofsson  Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:00:06 GMT
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This should be banned for "porn" well done mate!

By: Stephan Tobias  Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:00:38 GMT
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Tool Changer

By: Andreas Olofsson  Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:31:40 GMT
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Gripper render by Visualize

 

Gripper.jpg

By: BARIŞ KILINÇ  Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:33:55 GMT
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Very cool, Andreas! The texture on the metal access panel is brilliant.

Would be good to see a ghosted silhouette of a person to understand the scale of the products you design.

I know some of them can be quite big!

By: Brian Hillner  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:41:41 GMT
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Hi everyone. This is a room-design i made in Solidworks, then rendered in Visualize and toped with some  photoshop.

I hope to get some feedback for my work.

 

room design smal.jpg

By: Anne Struwe Christensen  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:35:43 GMT
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Anne Struwe Christensen - That looks very similar to a Kalon Studios Designs (kalonstudios.com)  - Let me know if you want it manufactured

 

https://kalonstudios.com/

By: John Stoltzfus  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:45:08 GMT
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Holy shiiiiiiet!

Extremely impressive!!

That's my feedback I love the yellow bedclothes!

 

How did you illuminate this scene? Did you rely mostly on Visualize's lights or your HDRI? Did you use HDR Light Studio?

 

Stupid question maybe but are there any walls besides the ones in frame? Is there a roof? I'm thinking it must be easier to place lights where you want them without any obstructive and redundant walls.

By: Andreas Olofsson  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:54:32 GMT
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Anne Struwe Christensen. That look great.

By: Danny Edwards  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:56:21 GMT
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Great job for sure the rendering definitely looks awesome, try this...

 

At the part level add all your material wood grains and map them for the best results, the wood portion will look much better, then you can take different close up shots to highlight the wood sheen and wood grain..

By: John Stoltzfus  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:00:38 GMT
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This is what our one of guys rendered for a floor layout of our desk system.

 

By: Danny Edwards  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:01:08 GMT
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Hi John, thank you for your replay. I am not doing any designing, for the moment. So, I will not need any production. Sorry 

I used to be a designer, but for now, I am only in the software business. I am doing this, only to improve my skills in rendering and working with Visualize. The link you send is super nice. Thank you for your feedback.

Best regards

By: Anne Struwe Christensen  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:04:29 GMT
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Danny Edwards wrote:

 

This is what our one of guys rendered for a floor layout of our desk system.

 

You are going to have to send one of these layouts to me for testing.  Let me know when you need my information. 

 

Looks awesome!

By: Dan Pihlaja  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:06:37 GMT
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I try to get an extra desk built every time so one day can make one for my house.

By: Danny Edwards  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:10:12 GMT
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I am using a "wall" to make the, illusion of a window, and I use the standard environment, German dirt road, for light and reflection. See picture, I added a bit of light and contrast in Photoshop.

screen shot from my setup in visualize

By: Anne Struwe Christensen  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:18:40 GMT
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This looks super cool

By: Anne Struwe Christensen  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:21:49 GMT
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You're welcome - try it with the wood grain and once you see that come together it's an entirely different world, get the mapping right in the part file and you can have some pretty awesome Visualize renders

 

 

By: John Stoltzfus  Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:26:16 GMT
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I am not into architecture... but where do you get all the models of a phone, chair... so detailed. All those are bought or drawn specifically for this render?

By: Damir Galic  Wed, 05 Sep 2018 08:21:04 GMT
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Damir,

 

a lot of this sort of stuff you can get off grabcad.

By: Greg Hynd  Wed, 05 Sep 2018 08:34:54 GMT
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It was on grab cad and other free places to get 3D models.

By: Danny Edwards  Wed, 05 Sep 2018 11:39:10 GMT
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Hi Anne - welcome to the Visualize community!

Absolutely amazing image. The lighting and textures are exquisite.

That window shadow is my favorite part

Thanks for showing us all the "behind the scenes" to help inspire others!

By: Brian Hillner  Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:11:37 GMT
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I know grabcad, but I could never find so detailed stuff. It was all more amateurish...

By: Damir Galic  Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:17:02 GMT
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We have the phone and mouse from out man here that has been doing rendering for a long time and it is from his library. We had a guy who wants to push his office chair so he gave us his model and we use it for our renderings.

By: Danny Edwards  Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:39:11 GMT
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Material test, some of them must be refined.

 

racerod.jpg

 

Have a nice weekend mates!

By: Stephan Tobias  Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:20:16 GMT
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Nice work Stephan Tobias.

By: Danny Edwards  Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:26:34 GMT
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Took a stab at creating studio style photos of a camera we own that I find particularly beautiful.  The Sinar 4x5 film back camera has an almost watch-like attention to detail that I find so so interesting
I modeled the head in Solidworks, tripod was modeled in Autodesk Maya and all is rendered using Solidworks Visualize '18.
Composited using Photoshop.

4X5_front_01.jpg4X5_front_02.jpg4X5_3quarters_01.jpg4X5_CU_02.jpg01.PNG02.PNG03.PNG

By: Carlos Mendez  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:44:48 GMT
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WAOUUUHHHH!

Awesome job Carlos, your results are just impressives!

the light job is perfectly done to highlight details on camera

By: Benoit GALLICE  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:17:10 GMT
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thank you!

By: Carlos Mendez  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:17:43 GMT
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If there would be a vote on images in this thread, your pictures would definitely be in the top three, and a really good chance of taking top honors, awesome indeed!!!!!!  Great work

By: John Stoltzfus  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:42:23 GMT
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Hello Carlos Mendez:

Have you tried - as the icing on the cake - to add a kind of coating on the lens? Some blueish anti-reflective coating seen on many camera lenses these days?

I like your pictures anyway...

Do you have some variants from the last picture with different DOF settings?

Cheers, Heiko

By: Heiko Sohnholz  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:39:12 GMT
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I added a film material for the lens, but it's barely visible.  It causes subtle chromatic shifting.  But yes, that would make it look nicer

As for the last image, i only rendered that one out.  If i did it again I would probably not made DOF so shallow.

Thanks for the comment.

By: Carlos Mendez  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:58:20 GMT
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Wonderful shots Carlos. Also thank you for sharing the light setup.

By: Ali Sinan OZTURK  Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:09:04 GMT
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Animation that I created of a Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC Machine

 

Pocket NC Visualize Pro - YouTube

 

Only 25 Passes with the Denoiser.

 

Shows how powerful the Denoiser is and how it can reduce your pass count significantly!

By: Richard Earley  Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:44:28 GMT
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A total game changer!
All hail to the Denoiser!!

All_Hail_the_Creator.gif

By: Jamie Thain  Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:59:25 GMT
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Thought it was about time to add one of my own. Also get the 1000th comment spot too

HIFI 4.jpg

Model from grabCAD. Rendered in Visualize!

By: Jamie Thain  Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:04:42 GMT
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You missed it by one if you don't count the original post

 

By: Kevin Pymm  Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:12:29 GMT
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"You missed it by one if you don't count the original post"

 

download.jpeg

By: Rich Fagioli  Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:44:49 GMT
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Just Woww....

By: Nur Kholish Majid  Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:49:46 GMT
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Hi All!

long time no see

 

the newst render from me:

Kuchnia_WN-Edit.jpg

By: Jacek Koczmierowski  Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:05:51 GMT
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Jacek Koczmierowski - Really Awesome

By: John Stoltzfus  Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:06:11 GMT
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This is a fantastic render but those are very weird looking electrical sockets

By: Scott Ellery  Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:59:04 GMT
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european ones, definitely are like that in poland , possibly in germany too

By: Wojciech Paterski  Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:03:10 GMT
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Jacek Koczmierowski wrote:

 

Hi All!

long time no see

 

the newst render from me:

Kuchnia_WN-Edit.jpg

I can't believe that this is a render!  Wow!

By: Dan Pihlaja  Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:13:25 GMT
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Dan, I swear it is!   With little postprocesing in Lightroom Thanks!

By: Jacek Koczmierowski  Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:42:26 GMT
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Hi guys,

 

Stay with Visualize!

ESANJOR RENDER.jpg

By: BARIŞ KILINÇ  Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:33:28 GMT
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A couple more from me....including our new office in Caldicot.

 

CALDICOT OFFICE.jpg

MERCIA LIFTING GEAR.jpg

PLAYAREA.jpg

By: Jamie Thain  Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:42:17 GMT
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If that third render is of your office I want to work with you. Giant lego pieces? YES PLEASE!

By: Arthur McRae  Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:42:11 GMT
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WOW Carlos! Thanks for sharing your latest creation with all of us.

The screenshot of the model in SOLIDWORKS and also your Area Lights in Visualize helps show us the behind the scenes.

Masterful control over the lighting and that DoF shot is my fav!

I can tell you paid attention to all the subtle textures, too.

Impressive indeed and we look forward to your next post!

By: Brian Hillner  Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:44:25 GMT
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Nicely done, Richard!

Excellent control over the camera movements. Sometimes too many keyframes are used and the resulting camera path is a bit more complex than it needs to be, making it seem unnatural. This is a good example of simple but precise camera animation.

 

Crazy you only used 25 passes...that new Denoiser is amazing!

By: Brian Hillner  Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:54:03 GMT
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Hi Jamie - thanks for the post! Very believable brushed metal texture and glossiness.

Is all the text you used Decals? If yes, is it one single Decal containing all the text, or several Decals? Also, what HDR did you use? Looks quite nice. I think the rest of the Visualize community might want to know as well, to help with their projects. Thanks!

By: Brian Hillner  Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:57:35 GMT
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Hey Brian

The HDR used was good ol' Route 66.

Just the one single decal containing all of the text.

Below is a table I recently created, using textures from www.textures.com, and also a displacement map for the wood from 'normal map online': NormalMap-Online

Brilliant website!!!

Cheers Brian

INDUSTRIAL TABLE 2.jpg

By: Jamie Thain  Fri, 28 Sep 2018 17:08:36 GMT
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Sports Car Exterior - 8.png

 

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since I've posted, so I figured I'd share a rendering I made with Visualize 2019. This is my first rendering of my new "generic" sports car model that I'll soon be using for marketing material and presentations. I used a metallic paint appearance with physical flakes for the red paint and used a PBR appearance for the carbon fiber details. The lighting is all from the HDRI of a parking garage that I downloaded from HDRIHAVEN.com. The HDRI is high quality enough to serve as the background which looks great with DOF and all post-processing effects were added with Visualize Pro.

 

I purchased this model with a royalty free license from CGTrader.com. I'm looking forward to rigging this in Visualize 2019 and creating some crazy animations!

By: Chris Mowatt  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:55:42 GMT
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Just a quick render, testing some material settings

N11_sm.jpg

By: Stephan Tobias  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 09:40:32 GMT
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By: Marcus Olsson  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 09:50:49 GMT
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Great pencil example Marcus! I had a go with 400+ m&m's cascading into a glass bowl. Having slight frame rate issues for the Physics module in PR1 but will re-render in SP0. Excuse the video format, it was created for our launch events

 

Physics in Visualize 2019 - YouTube

By: Richard Earley  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:06:33 GMT
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Absolutely stunning, Chris! Props for using the new PBR material as well. The DoF and everything came our spectacular.

Thanks for the tip with HDRIHAVEN. So no extra ground plane - you simple checked "Flatten Floor" in the HDR settings?

 

We all look forward to the cool content you'll create with this dataset for all the new features in Visualize 2019. I'm personally looking forward to some epic driving footage

By: Brian Hillner  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:20:39 GMT
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Thanks for the teaser, Marcus! It's a great example of what you can do directly in Visualize Pro 2019.

Perfect for initially composing your scene, giving it those natural touches, and saving hours of time to manually place each pencil!

By: Brian Hillner  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:30:14 GMT
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Whoa Richard! Nice example with those M&Ms dropping. That would have taken literally DAYS to manually move each M&M into their final resting place, just to compose that final beauty shot. The animation is icing on the cake!

 

 

Nice job everyone with posting content! This is one of the most active threads on the entire SOLIDWORKS forum, so kudos to you all for keeping the momentum going, while inspiring the Visualize community with gorgeous examples and helpful tips & tricks.

By: Brian Hillner  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:35:40 GMT
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Physics is amazing...

https://youtu.be/TI69SLdW354

By: Richie More  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:38:56 GMT
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Youtube seems to degrade the quality. LinkedIn post seems to maintain the quality a bit better.

 

David Brown on LinkedIn: "Haven't posted a rendering for a while. Bought an antique mantel clock for my fire place, and …

 

Mantel Clock - YouTube

By: David Brown  Tue, 02 Oct 2018 23:34:18 GMT
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Hello,

I want to make this exercice long time before.

First image was made with PHOTOWORK in 2008!

Second one is an Visualize 2019 version!

Stylo.JPGProjet sans titre 6.png

By: Benoit GALLICE  Thu, 04 Oct 2018 08:56:21 GMT
Re: Visualize rendered content

Hi,

 

Still #gettingvizzy ?

 

Just like Benoit, each time I try a new rendering software I've gotten used to generate images of a personal selection of scenes.


One of those scenes is a well-known bottle of French fragrance (although the model has now evolved).

I created this first rendering in 2001 with SolidWorks PhotoWorks V1.
Tresor PhotoWorks.jpg

The white background was deliberately chosen because of a software limitation.

When the refractions/reflexions limit was reached, the software painted the area with a solid colour (white here)...

And… hummm this images took me 12h to render (in 10000x10000 because I needed a 300dpi output for a 1 Sq m poster)

 

I omitted the rendering made with PhotoWorks V2 (2003) as I saw no noticeable improvements on this particular image...

 

I created this second rendering using SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 when it came out in 2008.
trésor Trésor PV360_2.jpg

This was kind of nicer. Except for the shadows and the caustics that tends to be "cloudy" with this software in some cases (like here).

when the refractions/reflexions limit was reached, the software also painted the area with a solid colour (black here)...

But, I think I couldn't have generated this image in 10000x10000 out of PV360 back in 2008 (not enough computer power and/or time).


So, I quickly did this exercise again after reading Benoit's post last evening.
Here is this very same image made thanks to SOLIDWORKS Visualise 2019 (note that I used the same HDR environment as a base, I just added 2-3 lights to give more reflections here and there and ... because I can ) :

Trésor Visualize 2019.jpg

Notice how the glass is far more realistic : There is no blackish areas due to an artificial software limit regarding the max number of reflexions/refractions.
I also love the iridescent effect in the glass (I used a Gem appearance for that )

The colour intensity of the liquid is also far more manageable in Visualize than it is with PV360...

It was far too flashy (not realistic) in my image from PV360. This may be tweakable but the time to iterate renderings in PV360 discourages me from trying...

Hey! Don't juge me… I prefer SOLIDWORKS Visualize by far !

 

Trésor_CloseUp.jpg

 

Who's next ?

By: Christophe DEMUYNCK  Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:10:47 GMT
Re: Visualize rendered content

Exquisite and nice to see the evolution in technology! In visualize, you can enable caustics on the artificial ground plane under the scene settings. you can add ground reflection and roughness which will allow the ground plane to collect caustics. You can also add a physical plane below which will collect the caustics automatically. I love seeing a beautiful design brought to life with the visual elegance it deserves! Great work.

By: David Randle  Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:46:11 GMT
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Loving these before and after comparison pics very cool!

By: Scott Ellery  Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:59:05 GMT
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Good comparison between PW, PV360 and Visualize using the same model.

Visualize does make the model more realistic compared to the rest.

Can't wait to get my hands on Visualize.

By: Irvin Yuen  Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:08:20 GMT
Re: Visualize rendered content

Diggin' the comparison images! Shows how far we've come over the years.

Plus with the new Denoiser, the render times have significantly decreased.

That close-up of the fragrance bottle really shows off Visualize's photo-quality.

 

To extend David's suggestion about turning on caustics, the images below shows where you can enable that in Visualize.

OR simply add a ground plane and then add any color/material.

 

And here's an example I did a few years back to highlight caustics through a diamond, with an area light moving around it:

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Feature Example - Caustics - YouTube

 

By: Brian Hillner  Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:05:31 GMT
Re: Visualize rendered content

Hi Brian,

 

It's a good idea to explain how to switch the caustics on to everyone.
Actually, it was activated in my rendering but it's nearly invisible because my light sources are really large.

 

So that everyone understands how to tweak lights for caustics, here is a little example.

 

Here is a closeup rendering of a diamond with a large light. The caustics cursor is set to the max value.

Diamond_biglight.jpg

Here is exactly the same scene with a much smaller light.

Diamond_SmallLight.jpg

The distance between your light and the object is also very important.

Light intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source.

So keep that in mind if you want shiny caustics!

 

So on popular demand, and for your daily dose of caustics in CG renderings, here is a new iteration of my picture with a new small light ideal for caustics (but not too much ):

Trésor-Cautics.jpg

Notice that the shadows are sharper and more visible with those settings.

That's exactly why I didn't used a small light initially...Everyone has their own tastes...

By: Christophe DEMUYNCK  Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:13:49 GMT
Re: Visualize rendered content

Hi guys,

 

I got new render by using motion option.

Loveit..

 

JET ENGINE 2.jpg

By: BARIŞ KILINÇ  Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:24:49 GMT
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