I going to graduate on technical high school and i have picked final project "Solutions for rendering CAD models" and i wonder what is best format to export in.I have only one simple condition such as models or assembly has to be with material,i will dont have to modify any background or lights or anything,just import into software setup white background and hit render.
Using Solidworks premium 2014,Autodesk products 2015 and C4D R15
Btw : Direct import to 3ds Max with soldiworks turn on does not working :/
Most easy? Have Solid Works open. All parts you want to export unsuppressed and saved. Drag the saved file from the filefolder over the taskbar to the "OPEN Maya icon" and then keep dragging up, until the Maya windows opens. Release in a viewport ....
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For 3DSMAX and MAYA.
Import Solidworks part file into Showcase. Use showcase as a tesselator. Export out of Showcase as FBX into Maya 3dsmax etc. Also works with Iges and Step instead of part file.
VRED opens most files. You can also export an FBX to use in 3dsmax and Maya out of VRED.