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3D Animation

3D Animations and Photorealistic Renderings Overview

Moving from 2D to a 3D CAD system improves how your ideas and concepts are communicated inside and outside your company. It’s simply easier to understand a design when you see it in 3D, as opposed to a static 2D drawing. Potential customers and internal company decision makers want a virtual experience with a design that is as close to the “real life” experience as possible.

People want to see the design in action, moving and performing the tasks it is designed to do. They want to see the 3D model as they would the real life product, with its specific colors and materials—even the environment or setting of their choosing, be it sitting on a picnic table on a sunny day or on a coffee table in a lamp-lit living room. They also want to interact with, maneuver around, and even go through the design to gain perspectives impossible to capture in 2D.

The ability to experience the design as it would be in “real-life” helps win more business by providing a more engaging way to present proposals. It helps guide critical internal decisions earlier in the design phase, without a need for building costly physical prototypes. And it’s a faster, more cost-effective way to get feedback and confirmation from potential customers and buyers, ensuring you are making the right product decisions.

SolidWorks visualization capabilities enable you to quickly and easily create powerful images and animations to clearly communicate your design intent:

PhotoView 360—Create life-like photorealistic images and animations quickly, without being a graphics expert

Walk-through/Fly-through—Take a virtual tour of your design or record a video to help explain it to others

CAD Animation—Demonstrate your design’s basic operation by applying motion, gravity, and component contact or by manually moving components.