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Aug 30, 2016
1h 31m

In this course, Creating Photo-realistic Renderings and Animations in Fusion 360, you'll learn how to create great-looking images and animations of your Fusion 360 designs. First, you'll create animated walkthroughs and exploded diagrams. Next, you'll create exquisitely rendered images of your 3D designs. Finally, you'll dig deeper and learn how to render still images, turntable views, and motion studies on Autodesk's render cloud. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll not only learn how to create stellar images and videos of your designs, but also be able to incorporate them into your websites, training manuals, or sales pitches. Software Required: Fusion 360.

About the author
About the author

Rob Duarte is an artist, designer, and educator. He is an Assistant Professor at a major research university, where he teaches artists and designers using Autodesk Fusion 360 in combination with a wide variety of CNC and rapid prototyping tools. Rob is also a member of the Autodesk Expert Elite.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Rob Duarte, and welcome to my course, Creating Photorealistic Renderings and Animations in Fusion 360. I'm an artist, designer, and an educator. I've been working with Fusion 360 since day 1 and I'm a member of the Autodesk expert elite. Fusion 360 is arguably the hottest CAD tool around these days. It packs an amazing amount of functionality, and because it's cloud-based, it's constantly being improved upon by Autodesk. There are new features being added every month. No matter how you currently use Fusion 360, this course is going to add some crucial elements to your workflow. In this course, we're going to learn everything there is to know about creating descriptive, convincing, realistic renderings and animations of you Fusion 360 designs. Some of the major topics we're going to cover include creating animations, including fly-throughs and exploded views, creating photorealistic renderings both still and animated, and creating and rendering motion studies on the Autodesk render cloud. By the end of this course, you'll know everything you need to create stunning renderings of your designs. You'll be able to use these photorealistic stills and animations in everything from an initial presentation of your design to a repair manual for a finished product. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with modeling in Fusion 360 and understand how components are used in the software. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about these powerful tools in the creating photorealistic renderings and animations in Fusion 360 course at Pluralsight.

Animating Assemblies
Hi. This is Rob Duarte, and welcome to Creating Photorealistic Renderings and Animations in Fusion 360. In this course, you will learn how to use the animation workspace in Fusion 360. This allows you to create animated exploded diagrams of your assemblies. You can also incorporate camera moves to create a fly-through view of your design or visually document the process of repairing or installing the design. You'll be able to use these animations in everything from a sales presentation to an online training manual. The rest of the course will focus on creating photorealistic renderings. We'll start with what I call interactive rendering where you can watch the image develop onscreen in real time. You can make changes and adjustments and see them take effect immediately. You'll learn how to apply textures and appearances to your model, adjust camera properties, and everything else you need to know to create convincing still images of your design. Finally, you'll learn how to take what you've learned about interactive rendering and apply it to background rendering. Using this method, you can have your local computer render in the background or you can use cloud credits to gain access to Autodesk's cloud rendering services. In addition to freeing up your computer to do other things, background rendering adds some useful features including the ability to create interactive turntable views and render motion studies. There's a lot to learn, but we'll cover it all in this course, and by the end, you'll be creating stunning professional renderings and videos of your Fusion 360 designs.