Photorealistic Shading and Rendering

Photo-realistic 3-D Real time shading and Professional photo-realistic 3D Rendering and Lighting

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CMS IntelliCAD lets you easily create 3-D designs using the 3-D drawing tools. You can display hidden-line, shaded versions of your 3-D models or your existing 3-D libraries with a click of a button.

CMS IntelliCAD lets you easily create 3-D designs using the 3-D drawing tools. You can display hidden-line, shaded, or fully rendered versions of your 3-D models or your existing 3-D libraries with a click of a button. You can choose professional-quality, preset options for lighting, surface materials, and backgrounds. With IntelliCAD's sophisticated raytracing capabilities, you can produce photo-realistic 3-D renderings.

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Now providing even more advanced rendering tools, CMS IntelliCAD includes an additional rendering interface with ARTISAN, which makes creating high-quality photo-realistic images from your drawings quick and easy. With a few clicks, choose from a wide range of pre-set materials and lighting setups, and your drawing is rendered. Further customization is easy too, including creation of custom realistic materi­als.
This add-on is available as a separate standalone installer that ALL CMS IntelliCAD v8.2 - and following versions - (standalone or cloud) users can find at the download section of this website.

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As you create three-dimensional entities, the program displays both wire-frame and surface models in wire-frame view, which makes it difficult to visualize your three dimensional models. To better visualize the model, you can remove all the lines that are hidden behind other entities or surfaces when seen from the current viewpoint. Shading goes a step further by removing hidden lines and then assigning flat colors to the visible surfaces, making them appear solid. Shaded images are useful when you want to quickly visualize your model as a solid entity, though they lack depth and definition.

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Rendering provides an even more realistic image of your model, complete with light sources, shadows, surface material properties, and reflections, giving your model a photo-realistic look. As shown in the following illustrations, when you render a model, the program removes hidden lines and then shades the surfaces as though they were illuminated from imaginary light sources.

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