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Mastering: AutoCAD® 2011 and AutoCAD LT® 2011 by George Omura

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Chapter 23: Rendering 3D Drawings

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use rendering tools in AutoCAD to produce rendered still images of your 3D models. With these tools, you can add materials, control lighting, and even add landscaping and people to your models. You also have control over the reflectance and transparency of objects, and you can add bitmap backgrounds to help set the mood.

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AutoCAD LT 2011 doesn’t support any of the features described in this chapter.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to do the following:

  • Simulate the sun
  • Use materials
  • Create effects using materials and lights
  • Apply and adjust texture maps
  • Understand the rendering ...

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