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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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James Wood

Internal Visualisations - How to Make Your Project Real

Internal Visualisations - How to Make Your Project Real
How do you sell a concept that does not exist yet? Visualise it! You've probably heard the phrase "A picture paints a thousand words" countless times in the past but if you really want to make an impact, 3D visualisation may be the only way to go if you need to give a client that feeling of quality, uniqueness and create the "that's just what I was looking for feeling". The Graitec design and visu...
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Simon Dickinson

3ds Max Asset Library

3ds Max Asset Library
I am probably one of the worst people at organizing my content. One of my favorite asset sites is TurboSquid, the problem I have is I download the same content over and over again and usually end up placing this content in different places. What I have needed is a great way to manage and search my assets. With 3ds Max 2017 there is now a solution courtesy of the Exchange Apps. Click on the Blue X ...
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James Wood

Real-time Walkthroughs

Real-time Walkthroughs
Here in the Graitec design and visualisation studio we are entering the real-time walkthrough arena. We started off by using Unity and created an interactive app for a client. This product enabled the customer to walk around their model, change wall colours and see a map of the property. Any of our AEC customers who have a Revit model can now see their design come to life and just like a computer ...
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