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AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press by Donnie Gladfelter

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Chapter 17 Rendering and Materials

After developing a 3D model, you’ll usually want to apply materials and render it to get a better feel for the substance of the project so that you can produce a clearer presentation for clients.

In this chapter, I’ll give you a quick tour of some of these rendering steps as you set up a view of the cabin and render it. Developing a full rendering takes time and patience, but touching on a few of the many steps involved will give you a feel for the process. You’ve put in a lot of time working your way through this book, and you deserve to have a rendered 3D view of your cabin to complete the process. Be aware, however, that rendering is computationally intensive and can task your computer pretty heavily. ...

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