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Creating a 3D from a 2d CAD

By Ryan Mcdonald on 06 Jun 11:36 5 answers 236 views 0 comments

Hi,
I create timber profiles i.e. architraves, cladding etc. I use Galaad to draw my profiles,
However these are basic 2D images. Is it possible to take the file and convert it to a 3D image showing the item in its finished environment i.e. against a painted wall and wooding floor?
Thanks.
Ryan.

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5 answers

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 3 months ago

    A 3D model is pretty easy to make, but can you identify in the image where the wall and floor are meant to be? To me it looks more like crown molding, but you mentioned it goes against the floor.

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 2 months ago

    Ryan,
    Hopefully some of the rendering professionals will also chime in, but a quick sample is attached.
    A 3D step file of the profile is also here if anyone else wishes to render a scene, but not recreate the model.

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  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 2 months ago

    Ryan,
    You'll need two things. 3D models of your profiles, which it looks like you may already have from your coving image. After that you'll just need to assembly the scene (also in 3D), so a rendering cam be made.

    Software and prices are the big variable. I use SolidWorks to make models, but you may look at some of the low cost or free options.
    Rendering can be done in many different programs. The majority of people on this site seem to use Keyshot, but there are other options.

    I think it would be best to try a few programs and see what works best for you.
    SolidWorks comes with a rendering option called photoview 360, but I've always struggled to get good results from it. Other people have much better results, so I'd say half of the work is just finding a program that makes sense as you use it, don't struggle with the software, just move on to another option.

  • Ryan Mcdonald
    Ryan Mcdonald 2 months ago

    Hi Fred, Thanks for your reply. the image I attached is a coving image but it goes for all our cad drawing like Cladding, skirting, dado rails etc.
    I have attached a drawing close to what we are after but I would also wish to show to profile against a textured background.

  • Ryan Mcdonald
    Ryan Mcdonald 2 months ago

    Thanks Fred, could you guide me in the direction of how to create this kind of thing from a cad drawing?
    What program should I use?
    Cheers..

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