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Rendering in ACAD
« on: October 27, 2006, 01:46:19 PM »
I know a lot of you guys and gals are excellent coders, but what do you know about rendering??!?

I'm getting my feet wet with rendering (AutoCAD only; no VIZ) and I've got a test file that I'm messing around with; trying out different materials, colors, etc...

This one file I have doesn't seem to want to render the walls completely.  The CMUs are partially rendered then it's as if they just fade out (see attached image - walls on left and right).

Anyone got any ideas what might be wrong or what I might try to correct this?

Thanks in advance, swampers!

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Re: Rendering in ACAD
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006, 01:53:58 PM »
Forgot to mention.... I'm using AutoCAD 2005.

Greg B

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Re: Rendering in ACAD
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 02:10:56 PM »
Is it because of the lighting?

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Re: Rendering in ACAD
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006, 02:21:03 PM »
Is it because of the lighting?

I don't see how it could be.  Look at the wall on the left: You can see the individual CMUs on the lower half.  Now look at the wall on the right: You can't see the CMUs on the bottom of the wall, but you can see them at the top.

I'm not sure what's going on!

Dommy2Hotty

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Re: Rendering in ACAD
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006, 02:48:56 PM »
Did you change your anti-aliasing to high?

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Re: Rendering in ACAD
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2006, 03:00:27 PM »
I have it set to medium and the render type is Photo Raytrace.  Should I be using Photo Real instead (as a standard operating procedure)??!?

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Re: Rendering in ACAD
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2006, 03:14:29 PM »
I'd set it to high and use photo real.  I believe photo raytrace only affects transparent items...

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Re: Rendering in ACAD
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006, 03:31:24 PM »
I might suggest that you investigate the material mapping and scaling parameters.
I also wonder are those faces 'normal' to the camera view? And isn't there a setting
in there (under Render) to force objects to be 2 sided, or am I imprinting another package onto ACAD?
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Re: Rendering in ACAD
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2006, 04:36:48 PM »
I'm gonna try some different settings and let the computer run over the weekend.  See what happens.