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Getting a Simple Animation of Your View

The last 3D Orbit option you’ll learn about is one that is perhaps more fun than practical. You can get a simple animated view of your model that rotates your view about the target point. Try this exercise to see how it works. 1; To make this animation a bit...

Viewing Your Model in Perspective

So far, your views of 3D drawings have been in parallel projection. This means that parallel lines appear parallel on your screen. Although this type of view is helpful while constructing your drawing, you will want to view your drawing in true perspective from time...

Moving Objects in 3D Space

AutoCAD provides two tools for moving objects in 3D space: Align and 3D Rotate. Both of these commands are found on the Rotate fly out of the Modify toolbar, They help you perform some of the more common moves associated with 3D editing. Aligning Objects in 3D Space...

Editing a Mesh

Once you’ve created a mesh surface with either the Edge Surface or Revolved Since tool, you can make modifications to it. For example, suppose you want to add a spout to the pitcher you created in the previous exercise. You can use grip” to adjust the...

Other Surface-Drawing Tools

In the last example, you used the Edge Surface tool to create a 3D surface. There are several other 3D surface commands available that allow you to generate complex surface shapes easily. Using Two Objects to Define a Surface The Ruled Surface tool on the Surfaces...

Adjusting the Settings That Control Meshes

As you can see, the seat in our butterfly chair is made up of rectangular segments. If you want to increase the number of segments in the mesh,you can change the Surftab1 and Surftab2 system variables. Surftab1 controls the number of segments along edge 1, the first...