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Welcome SolidWorks PhotoView 360 Users

Welcome SolidWorks PhotoView 360 Users

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MODO for SolidWorks Kit

The MODO for SolidWorks Kit is for design and engineering visualization professionals working with SolidWorks data. The Kit allows SolidWorks users to tap into the complete visualization power of MODO to produce high-quality presentations and animations that bring designs to life.

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Studio Environment Set 1 from 9b studios

SES 1 is a collection of 51 high dynamic range spherically mapped images that provide a handy source of interior lighting for product shots, industrial design presentations, engineering visualization and packaging design. This Kit is designed for people who don’t want to set up lighting but still want a variety of studio lighting schemes to experiment with in a fast and streamlined manner. For users of MODO, Bentley Systems MicroStation and SolidWorks 2011/2012 and up.

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Using SolidWorks and PhotoView 360

Photorealistic Rendering

Step-by-Step Guide

Check out this Step-by-Step printed guide to PhotoView 360 from Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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Related Information

MODO for SolidWorks Kit Webinar

Are you working with SolidWorks CAD data and looking for a solution for advanced rendering and visualization? In this April 2011 MODO webinar, Paul McCrorey presents the MODO for SolidWorks Kit workflow for exporting SolidWorks CAD data into MODO.

MODO for SolidWorks Kit webinar presented by Paul McCrorey

In this full hour presentation, Paul McCrorey takes you step-by-step through the workflow of exporting SolidWorks CAD data into MODO using the new MODO for SolidWorks Kit.

Frequently Asked Questions about PhotoView 360

What is PhotoView 360?

PhotoView 360 is the visualization and rendering solution from Solidworks. It’s a highly interactive environment for viewing your designs as well as for creating photorealistic renderings that you can use to showcase your designs. PhotoView 360 helps beginning CAD users achieve expert results. Its simple-to-use progressive rendering tools lets users photorealistically render a scene while allowing the user to continue working on the same scene, unlike software that forces users to wait until scenes are complete.

What do PhotoView 360 images look like?

Check out a gallery of PhotoView 360 images hosted by Solidworks here.

How can I purchase PhotoView 360?

PhotoView 360 is an add-in to Solidworks Professional or Premium 2001 and up. If you would like to purchase or upgrade your license of Solidworks in order to get PhotoView 360, please contact your SolidWorks Sales representative or Reseller.

What is MODO®?

MODO is designer-friendly 3D software from The Foundry that combines modeling, sculpting, painting, animation and rendering in a natural workflow. MODO provides freeform conceptual modeling tools based on the use of Subdivision Surfaces and provides state-of-the-art visualization using the same renderer as used in PhotoView 360. There are a variety of Plug-ins, Kits and training materials available for MODO that optimize workflow for tasks like package design, CAD import/export, and achieving studio lighting shots. MODO runs on Linux, Windows, and OSX.

Where can I see more images from the MODO renderer?

Visit our Gallery of customer images.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark and PhotoWorks is a trademark of Dassault Systemés SolidWorks Corporation.

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