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nXtRender for AutoCAD
Learn how to use nXtRender to create stunning images from your AutoCAD drawings. Turn your AutoCAD designs into beautifully rendered, high-resolution images. Add lights, materials, skies, etc. to create Photorealistic renderings directly from AutoCAD Create photo-realistic, still, panorama and animation images files from 3D models using raytracing and radiosity technologies. This reference manual has Tutorials, explanations of rendering terms, and specific instructions for Wizards to help you use nXtRender for AutoCAD. Step-by-step examples will make it easy to learn how to render with AutoCAD. Examples, Images and information on rendering terms and capabilities which you can use to improve your renderings.
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Download and install nXtRender
In this Video, Daniel Hargreaves of AccuStudio will show you how to download and install nXtRender for rendering your AutoCAD drawings.
nXtRender for AutoCAD is the rendering engine that allows you to easily create stunning, life-like images from your 3D models inside AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture. nXtRender provides the highest quality in AutoCAD visualization solution available today.
nXtRender Lighting Basics
In this Video, Daniel will show you how to use the lighting defaults to create basic lighting conditions for nXtRender.
Lighting Defaults make it easy to set the lighting parameters for interior scenes, exterior scenes, or to chose “studio” for rendering of individual objects without having to know a lot about the details of lighting settings.
In this Video, Daniel will show you how to convert existing geometry in your model to lights, and to place new lamps into your model using nXtRender for AutoCAD.
You will learn how to treat existing geometry in your model as light sources, or how to add light bulbs to objects to make them illuminate properly.
Creating Materials and using Materials from Libraries
In this Video, Daniel will show you how to create materials and use materials from libraries using nXtRender for AutoCAD.
Create a solid color material, create a material with a texture, select and place materials from libraries.
Layer Material Schemes
With Layer Material Schemes you can save sets of material assignments for your model, and then quickly reload them into the same model or other models.
In this video we show you how to do it
Mutli Pass Rendering Technology with nXtRender
This video, taken from a Webinar for the nXtRender/IRender/AccuRender nXt Engine explains some of the advantages of multi-pass rendering.
Multi Pass rendering lets you quickly see what your rendering is going to look like – after the first few passes – and the either change settings, or let the rendering continue go get better.
In this video Scott Davidson shows you how multi-pass rendering works for nXtRender for AutoCAD, Revit or SketchUp.