ivan abraham

What is a good rendering software for sldprt files

Question by ivan abraham

I've been using Solidworks for both modelling and rendering.and I cant seem to render sldprt in Keyshot .

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Stephen Nyberg
Answered on 3 Apr, 2017 05:29 PM

you should be able to import .sldprt files in Keyshot if both are the same year release. If you have an older version of Keyshot and a newer release of SW you will need to create a STEP or other neutral format to get into keyshot. Also, if you are using SW pro or premium you should also have a license to Visualize. It is now part of SW but a stand alone program.

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Nigel Payne
Answered on 6 Apr, 2017 12:56 PM

if you get the professional package of solidworks it has a built in rendering package which is on par with keyshot

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Roger-Marie Couture
Answered on 15 Apr, 2017 05:55 PM

A good result can be achieved for the vast majority of professional presentations directly in SW.

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Answered on 3 Apr, 2017 06:34 PM

I agree with most of what Stephen wrote. I'd just add that Parasolid is a better choice when sending files to keyshot. Step files work, but they don't support colors on individual faces/features like parasolid does.
With parasolid you could export a cube and have a color assigned to each face in SolidWorks. In Keyshot you can apply a material to each color.
If the same example is done with a step file, Keyshot will make the whole cube from a single material.

There are dozens of rendering programs available though. The choice may be somewhat dictated by what you are rendering (i.e. products, vs. interior design, vs. architecture). Keyshot seems to be the most popular at the moment, but demo some other products especially if they are optimized for the models you'll be working with.
Some rendering programs are CPU based, and others utilize the graphics card, others can make use of a distributed network for additional rendering power. Make sure the one you choose meets your needs.

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ioan skurka
Answered on 3 Apr, 2017 07:39 PM

i use visualize, basic and simple.
GPU render is great to.

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Stefan Talevski
Answered on 5 Apr, 2017 04:07 PM

I'd suggest CPU based. Keyshot is one of the best for this purpose.

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ioan skurka
Answered on 6 Apr, 2017 03:05 PM
Paramvir Singh Chahal
Answered on 15 May, 2017 12:53 PM

3ds Max with Vray, you can import SW files in Solidworks, or you can use .sat format

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Stefan Talevski
Answered on 6 Jun, 2017 09:07 PM

They've released the SolidWorks Visualize 2017. It's really, really good. Plus, it's CUDA based.

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