Tips Tagged: 3D

Bentley Enlivens Reality Modeling through Acquisition of e-on Software

Bentley recently announced that it acquired e-on software, a leader in the creation, simulation, and integration of natural 3D environments.  e-on software is widely acclaimed in the digital content creation (DCC) market, where its VUE and PlantFactory products are a mainstay among computer graphics (CG) professionals in the media and entertainment, science, and education industries. Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley […]

3D Photo Match

In this tutorial we will demonstrate one workflow to create a photo simulation using MicroStation. Below are some items to consider before you take your first photo. Ranked in order from “most important” to “still important.” Know the location where the photo was taken within a 5′ diameter, including elevation, and eye height from the […]

MicroStation Tip: Rendering Material Assignments in Google Earth

Written by: Bob Mecham Credit to: Margaret Valletta – McFarland Johnson I was providing professional guidance to Margaret on a 3D rendering project.  She wanted to take her 3D MicroStation model and export it to Google Earth.  I shared with her one of my previous tips MicroStation V8i SS3 with Google Earth and Map that showed how to […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: 2D Measurements on 3D Objects

by Ben Johnson   Have you ever wanted a quick 2D measurement when snapping to 3D objects such as cogo points, feature lines, surfaces or any other Civil 3D objects? The trouble is, default system variable settings allow OSNAP to snap to these objects using the object Z (elevation) value as well as its X […]

MicroStation Visualization Roundup

Written by: Bob Mecham I am asked all the time. “What are some good MicroStation resources if I want to start rendering and animating in MicroStation?” Here are some links that I personally have used on various MicroStation visualization projects. Online resources 1. EnvisionCAD – 3D Vis Tips 2. Training – MicroStation Everything 3D 3. […]

MicroStation Tip: Moving Elements to Elevation

Written by Bob Mecham. MicroStation has the ability to use relative values with a “#”. When using the XY=key-in you can type # and the value will not change. What this mean is that now you can change the elevation of an element to an absolute value while keeping its XY location the same. In […]

MicroStation Tip: 3D Civil Content for MicroStation Visualization

Written by Bob Mecham.   I am often asked, “Where do you get 3D MicroStation Cells and other 3D content?”  There are a number of free and pay for websites that I usually use but I would first recommend downloading the Civil Content for Visualization package from Bentley SELECTservices downloads under Enhancements and Updates.  This […]

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