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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Exploring the Inventor Studio Environment

The Studio environment contains the tools required for creating realistic imagery and animations of mechanistic movement. This section will introduce you to the various tools, environment settings, and browser in the Studio environment.

Before entering Inventor Studio, you may want to consider what you will be using as resources (diffuse maps, bump maps, decals, and so on) for your images. Inventor comes with a collection of diffuse and bump maps, but if you have any images for textures or bump maps, you should include the directories where these files reside in your project file. Doing so ensures that those resources will be available when you work in Inventor Studio. Then, plan ahead by storyboarding ...

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