Inventor Essentials - Visual Styles, Visualization, and Graphics

Whether you're interested in better understanding the graphical capabilities of Inventor or just need to make your model look appealing for a client, this course will guide you through graphics in Autodesk Inventor. Software required: Inventor 2017.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 22, 2016
Duration
2h 31m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 22, 2016
Duration
2h 31m
Description

With Autodesk Inventor, you can make your designs look appealing on screen and easily manipulate different visual styles to assist with the design process. This course, Inventor Essentials - Visual Styles, Visualization, and Graphics, will guide you through the numerous visual styles and appearance settings available to you in Autodesk Inventor. It will start by going over the relevant Inventor application options, helping you to understand the settings that dictate the visuals. You'll then move onto visual styles and display states that alter how your 3D models are presented on screen as you're working on them. You'll also go over aesthetics such as lighting styles, ambient environments, and shadow control before finishing it up with an overview of the ray tracing module. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to start making graphics in Autodesk Inventor that will help sell your designs.

About the author
About the author

He'd rather you didn't, but if you were to cut Neil open he would bleed Autodesk. A career spanning 20 years to date has been solely dedicated to supporting Autodesk software applications from almost every possible perspective. Kick starting off as an AutoCAD R14 draftsman, he then progressed into and enjoyed 8 years with a platinum Autodesk reseller delivering high level technical services & ATC training for Inventor & Vault Professional to some of the largest engineering businesses in the UK, not forgetting the smaller ones too!

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to this education sensation. This is the Autodesk Inventor Visual Styles, Visualization, and Graphics course delivered by me, Neil Cross, Autodesk applications expert and host of TFI CAD Tips off of YouTube. Right then, so Autodesk, they know a thing or two about pretty pictures, they're not just the LT guys. Like, for example, did you know for 16 consecutive years, each and every Oscar-winning film for best visual effects has used Autodesk software in their workflows. That's some pedigree worth bragging about, and that technology is, in one form or another, making its way into the Autodesk flagship CAD applications. So with Inventor and mechanical design, we don't necessarily need robots and comical talking donkeys, though, what we need is true-to-life products and sales imagery. So throughout this course we'll start by going over the relevant Inventor application options, helping you to understand the settings in there which dictate the visuals, moving on to visual styles, display states, and how your 3D models are presented on screen as you're working on them. We'll go over the aesthetics, including lighting styles, ambient environments, and shadow control, finishing it up with an overview of the Ray Tracing module. So, if you want to pump out some juicy graphics from Inventor to help sell your designs and showcase them to any interested parties, this is your one-stop shop to knowing everything you need to know about AutoDesk Investor - Visual Styles, Visualization, and Graphics.

Visual Styles
In this module we're going to be looking at the actual Visual Styles that Inventor has preset to change the way your model appears on a screen. So, for example, full color, or wireframe, or technical illustration or the arguably nice, very arguably nice Watercolor Visual Style, which is there, it's there, it's a thing, and we'll look at it, and we'll talk about them in a bit more detail. There's a couple of other settings surroundings Visual Styles as well, which is worth knowing about. For example, you might set your Visual Style to be a certain way, but then the next time you open up your model it forgets that you ever did it, so why does it do that and how do you change it. So there's a few bits and pieces surrounding this to look at. It's Visual Styles, this is what the course is all about, so stick with me and we'll take a look at these in a little bit more detail.