A realistic rendering of a model can often give a product team or prospective client a clearer vision of a conceptual design than a plotted drawing.
Most drafting time is spent working on line representations of a model. On occasion, however, you might need to see a more realistic image involving color and perspectiveâ€”for example, when verifying your design or when presenting a final design.
Rendering creates a 2D image based on your 3D scene. It shades the scene's geometry using the lighting you've set up, the materials you've applied, and environmental settings such as background and fog.
The way a model is built plays an important role in optimizing rendering performance and image quality.
You can control many of the settings that affect how the renderer processes a rendering task, especially when rendering higher quality images.
While the final goal is to create a photorealistic, presentation-quality image that illustrates your vision, you create many renderings before you reach that goal.
Advanced rendering techniques allow you to render highly detailed and photorealistic images.
The render history maintains a list of recently rendered images generated from the currently loaded model.
You can save a rendering and then redisplay it later. Redisplaying is much faster than rendering again.