Chapter 18

Presenting and Documenting 3D Design

Wireframe, hidden line, and shaded views are helpful means of visualizing models during the design process. However, visual styles leave something to be desired when you are communicating designs to your clients. The general public has come to expect designers to be able to produce the kind of realistic computer-generated imagery regularly seen in movies. This chapter will help you learn to do that by teaching you how to create realistic presentation images using the advanced rendering system in the AutoCAD® program. After you gain client approval, you still need to document your 3D design with relevant 2D plans, elevations, sections, and detail drawings so that your design can be communicated to ...

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