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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Construction Specialties Expansion Joint Covers

Construction Specialties Expansion Joint Covers
Construction Specialties is a company the Graitec Design and Visualisation team have produced many sets of visuals for over the years showcasing a range of their specialist building products. Their marketing team recently commissioned us to produce visuals for their range of expansion joint covers manufactured for walls, floors, ceilings, rooves and car parks. With a total of 56 different expansio...
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Simon Dickinson

Cloth Modifier in 3ds Max

Cloth Modifier in 3ds Max
You’ve modelled your scene, building, product in your chosen design product and now you want to add an extra level of realism in 3ds Max. Imagine you want to model a realistic looking table cloth, or a flag that appears to be blowing in the wind. You may even be looking at creating an animation where you uncover your product from under a cloth as it is pulled clear. This is where the Cloth Modifie...
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Justin Taylor

3DS Max: Perspective Match Utility

3DS Max: Perspective Match Utility
So, you previously bought a Building Design Suite, or recently purchase the new Autodesk AEC Collection and are merrily using Revit and maybe AutoCAD. Well what about all those other icons which are sitting on your desktop feeling alone and left out of your design world? Let’s take Autodesk 3DS MAX – how can this be used to improve your visual deliverables? Over the course of the next few mon...
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James Wood

Autodesk Inventor to 3ds Max – Product Visuals

Autodesk Inventor to 3ds Max – Product Visuals
Here at Graitec Professional Services we have mastered the art of creating product visuals using the Autodesk workflow from Inventor into 3ds Max. This gives the ability to make use of 3ds Max’ high end rendering tools to really showcase our client’s products. The visuals are used for marketing material and product catalogues uploaded to company websites and brochures. Graitec has a large customer...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Cut Section Product Visuals for Selwood - Inventor & 3DS Max

Cut Section Product Visuals for Selwood - Inventor & 3DS Max
The Graitec Design and Visualisation Team were recently contacted by a company named Selwood to who required a set of product visuals. Selwood are a leading company based in Eastleigh, Hampshire specialising in manufacturing pumps. The brief was to produce a high quality visual of each model with a section cut through, in order to show the inner workings of the pump as well as providing a realisti...
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Justin Taylor

When is a Hole not a Hole? Rendering with Cutouts and Transparency Maps

When is a Hole not a Hole? Rendering with Cutouts and Transparency Maps
If you have ever needed to render a scene in either Revit or 3DS Max which has objects such as sun-shades, chain-link fencing, perforated screens etc. then this is the blog for you. What you don’t want to be doing it actually modelling the object in 3D. First, this is extremely time consuming and, unless you are running a machine of monstrously high specifications (we’re talking military defence p...
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Justin Taylor

How to Create Photo-Realistic Grass Visualisations for Revit Projects Using 3ds Max

How to Create Photo-Realistic Grass Visualisations for Revit Projects Using 3ds Max
Mowing the Lawn The example below shows just how horrible the basic grass material looks when rendered in Revit. The problem is, that the material options within Revit are very basic: Create a material, choose an image and you’re pretty much done as far as having any control over how the image is mapped. Yes, you can change the scale and the position, as well as the glossiness and highlights, but...
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James Wood

Autodesk Revit to 3ds Max – External Visualisations

Autodesk Revit to 3ds Max – External Visualisations
Graitec Professional Services offer high end external visuals to suite all your design concept needs. We model in Revit or 3ds Max or take the clients existing Revit model, then using Autodesk Suite workflows create wonderful rich designs that bring the model to life. The technique mastered utilises the Revit link. If there is a design change to the original Revit model we can update the model in ...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Making the Graitec 2017 Showreel – The Full Story

Making the Graitec 2017 Showreel – The Full Story
The Graitec Design and Visualisation Show-reel is a great way of showcasing the design team’s skills, and provides an easy way for potential clients to get an idea of the different services available, and the results they can expect. The last show-reel was put together two years ago and so recently the team decided it was time for a newer up-to-date version to be made. The key goal of the show-re...
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James Wood

Making it Real With VR – Energie Fitness

Making it Real With VR – Energie Fitness
Here at Graitec we have completed a VR project for Energie Fitness. We were contacted by Jan Spaticchia who is CEO of Energie. Jan was very interested in showcasing a gym using Virtual Reality technology. We have worked with Energie on 3d Visuals and walkthroughs in the past so we based this project on a previous gym we had the model for. The customers brief was for a VR experience with teleporter...
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