Round your corners for a better render

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PhotoView 360 uses simple drag and drop methods to create very realistic renderings with very little work.  There are many settings that can be tweaked to create just the right image.   A new setting that I found in 2013 is setting an appearance to round corners. One trick to making your rendering more realistic is to round all sharp corners.  This only needs to be a thousandth or two.  Traditionally this had to be done using fillet, but the downside […]

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Use Luxology Appearance Files When Rendering in SOLIDWORKS 2013

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As far as favorite new features go for SOLIDWORKS 2013, using Luxology appearances to render my SOLIDWORKS models is one of my favorites. Luxology provides the rendering engine behind PhotoView 360 and up until now you were not able to use native Luxology appearances in SolidWorks. They have removed that barrier and now you have access to hundreds of new rendering appearances. To download these new appearances, you have to have a current subscription contract with SOLIDWORKS (you can also access […]

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