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SOLIDWORKS Visualize – Add Realistic Depth of Field

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In the photography world, all lens and cameras produce photographs with some amount of depth of field. For landscape photos, the desire might be to have as much of the scene in focus as possible. Whereas in portrait photography, the goal might be to only have the subject in focus and blur anything in the background or foreground. Using SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you COULD create images with zero depth of field, making everything perfectly (unrealistic) in focus. If you want to […]

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Make an Invisible Cube in Composer – Method 2

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The epic conclusion to our suspenseful Make an Invisible Cube in Composer – Method 1…. To set the scene, I had just show our standard method for creating a stunning moving camera by attaching a camera to a primitive and turning the opacity down.  Let’s jump back in. This is where the story usually ends, until last week’s training when my buddy Tommy said, “I can see the cube.” “LIES! DIRTY ROTTEN LIES!” I screamed as I stormed to where […]

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Make an Invisible Cube in Composer – Method 1

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Recently I was teaching a Composer class during which we were discussing how to make walk through videos by using Composer’s “Attach Camera ‘Move-With’ (Rigid attachment)”.  If you’ve been to our class you know how we teach it.  If not it’s your lucky day.  I’m going to walk through the way we usually capture awesome videos walking around an environment quickly without adding a bunch of camera keys. Create a primitive inside Composer Grab the initial position of the primitive […]

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