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Can blender help me?

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:05 pm
by MrH
Hi to all - i've just joined after being pointed towards Blender by someone.

I have a kitchen business and do a lot of 3D CAD modelling of interiors. I use software specifically for Kitchens called Planit Fusion, expensive stuff but gives good results.

However, someone rendered one of my CAD images in 3DS Max and i was amazed by the results! Someone then said that Blender could give me similar results.

I'm wondering if i can export a drawing from my CAD system, and pop it into Blender for rendering to give an ultra realistic finish?

I saw the interior image on this page under the 'Rendering' section http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/features/ which is the kind of finish i'm after.

I can export files in these formats: BMP, DXF, EMF, HP-GL/2, JPEG, PNG, VR, VRML - one of these was used to do the sample in 3DS Max, but i dont know which!!

Do you think Blender can help? Grateful for any advice, and thanks in advance!

Mark

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:31 pm
by SirDude
Sure it can. If your willing to take the time to learn how to do it.
You'll probably want to use dxf

I'd start by going through the quickstart and just
learning how blender works and how to get around the interface.
Then take a look at this page: http://blender-archi.tuxfamily.org/Main_Page

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:59 pm
by MrH
That sounds good, thanks!

So, once i learn how to use, i should be able to get finishes like this (on the left) http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e86/m ... 15123e.jpg

??

Many thanks, Mark

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:01 pm
by ysvry
hi I think vrml is the better way to export 3d , most of the other file type you mention are 2d. For even better looking pictures look at the kerkythea version of blender it has some other rendering modes u might like.