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A guide to photorealistic rendering. Learn the fundamentals of PhotoWorks, as you progress from simple to more complex renderings.



Course details and prerequisites:

Duration: 2 Days
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Basic to Intermediate


Prerequisites:

  • Mechanical or Industrial design experience
  • Attended the SolidWorks Essentials or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Attended the SolidWorks Part and Assembly Modeling or equivalent level of knowledge
After the training you will be able to:
  • Understand what is Photorealistic Rendering
  • Apply RealView Shadows and Scenes
  • Understand Texture and Texture Mapping
  • Use Decals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Outline

Lesson : Introduction

  • About This Book
  • What is Photorealistic Rendering?
  • Right Brain Versus Left Brain
  • What’s This Book About?
  • Cameras
  • Rendering Results
  • PhotoWorks

Lesson : Getting Started

  • What is the PhotoWorks Software?
  • Starting PhotoWorks
  • PhotoWorks User Interface
  • Getting Help
  • Options
  • Monitor Corrections

Lesson : Basic Part Rendering

  • Display Modes
  • Software OpenGL
  • Appearances
  • RealView Shadows
  • RealView Scenes
  • Case Study: Display and Appearances
  • Case Study: Appearances from Materials
  • The Rendering Process
  • Case Study: Idler Arm
  • Appearances
  • PhotoWorks Scenes
  • PhotoWorks Appearance Editor
  • Rendering
  • Sub-image Rendering
  • PhotoWorks Scene Editor
  • Editing PhotoWorks Properties
  • PhotoWorks Studio
  • Case Study: PhotoWorks Studio
  • Exercise 1: Bracket
  • Exercise 2: Screw Driver
  • Exercise 3: PhotoWorks Studio

Lesson : Mapping Texture Appearances

  • Introduction
  • Textures
  • Case Study: Texture Mapping
  • Texture Mapping
  • Texture Orientation
  • Mapping Adjustments (Mapping by the Numbers)
  • Exercise 4: Textures
  • Exercise 5: Texture Mapping Practice

Lesson : Applying Appearances

  • Introduction
  • Case Study: Computer Monitor
  • Creating Custom Colors
  • Hierarchy Review
  • Overview
  • Case Study: The Chess Set
  • Appearance Library
  • View Image File
  • Creating Appearance Folders
  • Case Study: Hybrid Appearances
  • Embedding Appearances
  • Linking Appearance
  • Illumination
  • Organizing Files
  • Exercise 6: Ice Cream Scoop

Lesson : Assemblies and Configurations

  • Rendering Part Configurations
  • Case Study: Part Configurations - The Chessboard
  • Appearance Hierarchy in an Assembly
  • Case Study: Assembly Configurations - The Locking Pin
  • Active Custom Folder
  • Case Study: Rocker Switch
  • PhotoWorks Legacy Data
  • Exercise 7: Lighter
  • Exercise 8: Lighter Configurations
  • Exercise 9: Custom Appearances and Folders

Lesson : Decals

  • Decals
  • Case Study: Monitor Face
  • Case Study: Label Mapping
  • Case Study: Multiple Decals
  • Case Study: Gradient Masks
  • Exercise 10: Travel Mug
  • Exercise 11: Chisel

Lesson : Viewpoint

  • ViewPoint
  • Positioning the Viewpoint
  • Named Views
  • Perspective View
  • The SolidWorks Camera
  • Case Study: Cameras
  • Apparent Depth
  • Case Study: Apparent Depth
  • Standard Lens
  • Depth of Field
  • Case Study: Setting Depth of Field
  • Case Study: Getting Behind the Walls
  • Exercise 12: Depth of Field
  • Exercise 13: The Assembly Line

Lesson : Scenes and Lighting

  • Scenes and Lighting
  • Scenery Examples
  • Scene Editor
  • Applying Appearances to Scenery
  • Scene Library
  • Case Study: Scenery
  • Lighting
  • Shadows
  • Lighting Schemes
  • Case Study: Flashlight
  • Spot Lights
  • Lighting Characteristics
  • PhotoWorks Light Characteristics
  • Foreground Effects
  • Exercise 14: The Book Light
  • Exercise 15: Stapler

Lesson : Advanced Lighting

  • Rendering Basics
  • Case Study: Lighting Principles
  • Ambient Light
  • Indirect Lighting
  • Lighting Concepts
  • Global Illumination
  • Case Study: Global Illumination
  • Setting Up Global Illumination
  • Case Study: Fire Truck
  • Photo Studios and Area Lights
  • Caustics
  • Case Study: Caustics

Lesson : Reflective and Transparent Appearances

  • Reflections
  • Case Study: Environments
  • Case Study: Kitchen Scene
  • Transparent Appearances
  • Exercise 16: Workbench
  • Exercise 17: Lotion Bottle

Lesson : Output Options

  • Output Design Intent
  • Output Options
  • Render to the Screen
  • Render Contours
  • Case Study: Contours
  • Render to a Printer
  • Case Study: Print a Picture of the Micrometer
  • Rendering Images to a File
  • Case Study: Sales Brochure
  • Screen Presentations
  • Case Study: PowerPoint
  • Alpha Channel
  • Transporting Files
  • Case Study: Transport Files
  • Exercise 18: Product Information Sheet
  • Exercise 19: PowerPoint Slide
  • Exercise 20: Contours

Lesson : Putting It All Together

  • Putting It All Together
  • Exercise 21: Miter Saw

Lesson : PhotoWorks Gallery

  • PhotoWorks Contest


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