Realistic renderings bring your design to life…

The Solidworks Blog

As a dyed in the wool engineer why should I render my designs? Surely everyone can see how great they are using standard materials. Apply materials. Applying materials is one of the most important steps as this is what defines each component’s look and feel.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a new rendering tool for SOLIDWORKS 2016

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Visualize accurately simulates real-world lighting and advanced materials, while scaling rendering performance to meet the highest demands. Easily add movement, create 360-degree spins, or animate cameras, materials, models, or even the sun.

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Bunkspeed Rendering Part of SolidWorks Product Line

Javelin Tech Tips

I am excited to share the news that Bunkspeed rendering and animation product is officially part of the SolidWorks product portfolio. One of the coolest things about the technology is now it leverages the reality matching accuracy of Nvidia iray® materials and lighting.

Try the ‘Easy Mode’ wizard to create renderings with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Javelin Tech Tips

This five step guide makes it really easy to generate a high quality rendering in a matter of minutes! Easy mode cleans up the toolbars and leaves a simple 5 step method to get to your rendering. Clicking on the paint button, a simplified appearances toolbar opens which lets you change the materials of your model by selecting from local or free online resources. Tweak the setting and lighting of your rendering. Step 5: Render. Get your renders even Faster!

MDL Materials in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS Visualize has a great selection of material appearances right out of the box. It allows users to improve upon the standard SOLIDWORKS appearances and make their renderings look amazing.

Stratasys Introduces Full-Color, Office-Friendly J55 PolyJet 3D Printer

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Something New for PhotoView – Materials by PV360X #SOLIDWORKS

Michael Lord

If you are reading this post and have looked across to your right (and slightly down) you would notice that I like to Render. I produce renders professionally for the […]. PhotoView 360 Rendering Rendering SolidWorks photorealist rendering Photoview 360 PV360X solidworks

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports AxF™ measured materials

Javelin Tech Tips

Traditionally, design teams have approximated the physical (optical) behavior of materials in digital tools through tedious and time-consuming manual re-creation and editing. AxF Material Examples. SOLIDWORKS Visualize AXF Materials SOLIDWORKS 2020 SW2020

Duke Researchers Use Metamaterials to 3D Print Acoustic Holograms

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D acoustic holograms 3D imaging 3D printed fields of sound 3D printed modular acoustic cells Acoustic Holographic rendering Duke UniversityTechnology futurists have been talking about holography for decades now and while we would have thought it would be front and center for image display by now, that hasn’t exactly been the case. We’ve. View the entire article via our website.

Material Options Now Greatly Expanded in SOLIDWORKS Sell

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS is host to many appearances and materials that help your consumers (designers, students, CEO’s, etc) see how their products will look like in real life. Now, with a recent update, SOLIDWORKS Sell has implemented over 250 of those materials into its own library.

NYC Designer Presents Wearables and Fashion Collection that Features 3D Printed Faces

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Spotlight: Nicolas Michel-Imbert

The Solidworks Blog

Visualize is like a virtual photo studio, where you can adjust the lights, camera, materials etc. As the rendering is fast as lighting, we can generate a high number of renderings, for all desired views. Don’t be shy, the render will be fast at the end!

Guide to Unusual 3D Printing Materials


If you’re interested in 3D printing and our manufacturing methods, you probably know about the most widely used 3D printing materials. However, these materials are just the tip of the iceburg, 3D printing has many other hidden surprises. Organic Material.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Visualize uses artificial intelligence to decipher and eliminate noise from your renders, giving you an instant 10x render speed boost! There’s also saved Simulation States for you to choose which “shake” effect you like best to move to final render. Red alert! Red alert!

SOLIDWORKS Visualize User Spotlight: Peter Hildebrandt

The Solidworks Blog

On my search for a software that is easy to use, shows results immediately and produces photographic renders, I found Bunkspeed in 2011, and used several Bunkspeed products. I don´t create models in CAD, however, I do use Visualize for creating photorealistic renderings for advertising use.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize User Spotlight: Matt Russel

The Solidworks Blog

Our products are featured on television, websites, magazines, flyers, brochures, and various other print materials. It would be another couple months before we could start building mockups and advertising materials. I have found myself splitting parts to get a material just right.

From BIM to Marketing: PART 4 – Creation of Materials and Ambiances

3D Perspectives

From BIM to Marketing: PART 4 – Creation of materials and ambiances. The Marketing Content Artist role gives you access to all the applications you need to create a lifelike environment for your product: Create materials with Rendering Scene Design. Materials.

3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and. View the entire article via our website.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize User Spotlight: Stephan Tobias

The Solidworks Blog

Over the time, I was truly impressed by the renderings and models of some 3D Studio Max users. However, I did not want to learn another program only for the creation of photorealistic renderings and very detailed car models. Thanks for sharing, Stephan, and happy rendering!

How Pixel Density works in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Javelin Tech Tips

Visualize allows you to Photo-realistically render your SOLIDWORKS models in an intuitive and quick workflow, making the creation of stunning lifelike product images and animations faster and easier than ever before. SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips SOLIDWORKS Visualize DPI Render resolution

Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Cast Metal

Shapeways Blog

Most cast-metal products from Shapeways are jewelry, given size constraints and the cost of materials. Here’s how metals are cast: A wax rendering of the 3D model comes out of the 3D printer, then plaster flows around the wax to make a mold. Arrow Ring Size 6 by Courtney, etc.

New filament materials from Polymakr: PolyMax PLA, PolyFlex and PolyWood

DIY 3D Printing

While the machines and software keep getting better, the materials available for printing have remained more or less unchanged. The low quality and limited choices of printing materials are increasingly becoming the limiting factor for the future expansion of desktop 3D printers.

How to Share And Embed Your 3D Design Using Sketchfab


Alban Denoyel , previously featured in Makezine , launched Sketchfab after noting that many of us share3D designs via grainyscreenshots, largerendered images, or by unsafely sending out our file. Files can be uploaded with their original colors,textures and materials(i.e.

3D Design: Conceptual Design Benefits Startups

3D Innovations

More startups are embracing 3D rendering as a way to conceptualize prototypes before investing in physical production. What Is 3D Rendering? 3D rendering allows startups to model a product with minimal upfront costs, and share the visual concepts with other team members and potential investors early in the design process. The advancements in rendering software makes it possible to simulate product shading, light refraction, surface texture and much more.

SolidWorks Visualize

Axis CAD Solutions

Q: SW Visualize is the first dedicated stand alone photorealistc rendering/animation product to be offered by DS. Can you tell us how SW Visualize differs from the integrated rendering/animation products SW currently uses or has used in the past (PhotoWorks, PhotoView 360)? The direct link and bi-directional updates optimize rendering of work that is still in progress. Q: SW Visualize is built on the Iray rendering engine. What updates, geometry, materials, etc?

3D Printed Daniel Hilldrup Lampshade Shines with 46 Colors, Multiple Material Properties

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Renderings during the TRIG design process. Creative artist Daniel Hilldrup is hard at work putting the Objet500 Connex 3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys through its paces with TRIG – a fully 3D printed, multi-color lampshade in the style of Gaudi.

Modernizing Traditional Material with 3D Printing: Jade Crompton’s “Digital” Ceramics


Ceramics has been a common material in our daily lives since the prehistoric age. Jade Crompton , a Masters student at Liverpool Hope University specializing in Ceramics and Digital Design, is on a quest to change our perception of this traditional material.

GE-This Veteran Materials Scientist Leads the Brilliant Factory Revolution

Additive Manufacturing

When Christine Furstoss joined GE 26 years ago, she was a hands-on materials scientist who made new turbine parts. We would sit down and start by looking at paper drawings, ask questions, pull out our handbook of materials and figure out what was best after lots of discussions.” (You

Bucktown Polymers Rolls Out 3D Printing Resins Which Cure with Light and Remain Water Soluble

As more and more jewelers and metal workers take up 3D printing, they discover that SLA machines are capable of rendering very high detail and that some resins on the market can be burnt... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 14K gold 3d printing 3d printing resins Bucktown Polymers Carl Wang lost-wax casting water soluble 3d printing resin

Top Features only available in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with design-oriented features and workflows that enable easy and fast creation of visual content for designers, engineers, marketing, and other content creators. Render Queue.

New Step By Step Guides Now Available.

Axis CAD Solutions

This includes information explaining the consolidation of colors, textures and materials into appearances and how legacy data with this information will be converted in SolidWorks 2009. Examples and information covering the use of the Render Scheduler.

Stratasys Groundbreaking Mult-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing Now Available for Larger Dental Labs Who Need Increased Throughput, Productivity

Additive Manufacturing

The new 3D printer brings high throughput to Stratasys exclusive multi-color, multi-material dental modeling. The new Objet500 Dental Selection 3D Printer combines high throughput with multi-color, multi-material capability for high productivity.

Anti-Copying Technology for 3D Printing: A Survey

Co-author John Hornick has written and spoken extensively about the unique ability of 3D printing to democratize manufacturing and about how 3D printing could render the concept of “genuine. View the entire article via our website.

BuildTak Review – The Ideal 3D Printing Surface?

3D Printing for Beginners

For ABS filament, a material notoriously difficult to print without a heated print bed, the recommended solution is to use ABS slurry (a mixture of ground-up ABS filament dissolved in acetone) to provide sufficient adhesion. Clearly, you don’t want to waste this material.

Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Platform Unveiled by Neri Oxman & MIT

3D Printing Industry

3D printing glass could render new methods for making fiber optic cables that are exponentially more efficient at transmitting light, and, therefore, data. 3D Printing Architecture Art & Sculpture Materials NewsBy Michael Molitch-Hou. Glass 3D printing holds a great deal of potential, not just for creating intricate home decor and lighting solutions or even to manufacture bespoke specs, though those are certainly on the table.

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How to Store 3D Printing Filament – A Simple, Quick and Cheap Way to Keep Your Filament Dry

3D Printing for Beginners

The situation is even worse with specialty filament like PVA (more about PVA in our materials primer post ) which is used to create support structures, which are easily dissolved by putting your print in water. Materials

Strategies for increasing the throughput of your 3D printing operation

Javelin Tech Tips

Especially in FDM / FFF based technologies, without a properly temperature-stabilized build envelope simply ramping up the printing speed alone will not yield good results for any sizable build in materials such as ABS, PC, Nylon, Ultem and many other high performance engineering grade materials.

Better color 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

The Mcor IRIS prints in more than one million colors simultaneously, rendering color as rich, vibrant and complex as it appears on a computer screen.

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Danny van Ryswyk’s Dark Wonderland: Master Artist Shares How He Hand-Paints Polyamide 3D Prints


His sculptures and two-dimensional render-based paintings join childlike fantasy with the macabre and fantastical world of nightmares. In my case, I use a modern approach because my sculptures are 3D printed in polyamide , a material which requires different painting methods.

These 3D Printed Lamps Will Make You Fall in Love with 3D Printing


Every project is slightly different but generally every idea starts with a sketch and then I do research, work with different materials, use computer software (3D modeling software, Photoshop , Illustrator ), make renderings, build models and work with different craftsmen.

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015 – Chapter 7: Composer

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

SolidWorks Composer (formerly 3DVia Composer), is a tool used for creating publication-quality materials from SolidWorks (and other) 3D CAD data. Composer outputs can be used to create user guides, marketing materials, high-quality illustrations, assembly instructions, and repair manuals.

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Your First Shapeways Print: Tips and Tricks for Success

Shapeways Blog

Even with my deep understanding of the process of 3D printing, I had no experience with printing in steel, but I studied the material guidelines and learned how to be deliberate with my tolerances, thicknesses, and sizes. A render of the final, approved steel design.

printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel


rendered in OpenSCAD. Even if I was happy to roll the dice with little bits possibly breaking off where the Sharpie signatures trailed off and that kind of thing, they weren’t interested in diverging from their material specific policies. Since before I even owned the GO!