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  1. New Revit and Previsualization Tutorials for CAD Hot off the new CAD release from Digital-Tutors, we have two new tutorials that will give you what you need to push your CAD design skills to the next level. When you're faced with multiple design options, it can be like comparing apples to oranges. Get a detailed comparison with this latest Revit tutorial on Working with Design Options. Learn how to make decisions based on your design's impacts. With a nearly complete model, you’ll create two designs using option sets. Then, combine 3D and perspective views with schedules to produce a detailed comparison sheet allowing you to understand the impact of each design. For designers wanting to add new modeling and texturing skills, and those working on product visualizations, follow along with Developing Expert Product Visualizations in Maya and V-Ray. In the new tutorial members will learn how to model a product, specifically a mini soundboard, from concept to the final render. You will learn how to take a simple 2D sketch and turn it into a realistic model, ready to be presented as a pre-visualization mock-up. We will learn how to create a simple studio lighting setup to present our model in, create a wide variety of realistic yet simple shaders and, finally, look at powerful render elements to create our final image in post. By the end of this tutorial, you will have the knowledge to create your own concept models and get some beautiful renders for your product pre-visualization. Watch the September new training video and see all of the latest courses to follow on Digital-Tutors. Become a member to access every tutorial on Digital-Tutors. Start for free with a demo account and watch select courses and tutorials. More great training comes your way next week. Follow our @CADTutors Twitter handle for more CAD updates. Let us know what training you'd like to see next, submit a training request.
  2. Digital-Tutors is excited to announce a new subject of training to the world’s largest CG, VFX and Digital Art training resource: CAD. Members can grow powerful CAD design skills with 14 beginner to advanced-level courses to push their creative limits and maintain the vision of their work, whether it’s in class or in the studio. This week’s special release features a portfolio of Getting Started courses in Revit, Inventor, SolidWorks and Rhino, in addition to Intermediate and Advanced Courses in Revit and Rhino. Start with a new in-depth Introduction to Revit 2014 and get familiar with the essential tools and features. Quickly get moving around in the powerful application and build a building from scratch while covering topics such as setting levels, placing elements and understanding the basic techniques in creating a roof system. Watch a new tutorial on Getting Started in Inventor, where you’ll learn the layout of Inventor, basic sketch tools and how to turn your sketch into a 3D model you can use to prepare and create a basic 3D assembly. Follow Getting Started in Solidworks and learn how this versatile tool is used in engineering design. You will begin with how to create and work with sketches, the most basic element of any design, and how they are used to create and control features, which lead to parts and later assemblies. Learn the modeling techniques necessary for Creating a Toy Model for Rapid Prototyping in Rhino. From sketch to 3D model, you will use a background image and work through the process of making a surface CAD and a finished shelled model suitable for rapid prototyping. Here’s what else is new this week: Building a Parametric Tree in Revit Building a Complex Polyhedron in Revit Working with Sheets in Revit Creating Title Blocks in Revit Designing and Documenting a Building in Revit Work Planes and Reference Planes in Revit Creating Roofs in Revit Conceptual Massing in Revit Site Design and Modeling in Revit Electronic Product Design in Rhino Make sure to check out the new-training video above and start pushing your creative limits today! Sign in or become a member and start learning. Make sure to watch the September new-training video and see all of the latest releases. Keep learning and growing your skills, join Digital-Tutors today and complete access to the Digital-Tutors training library. More great training comes your way next week. Want to try Digital-Tutors training? Open a demo account and access select courses and lessons throughout the library for free. Let us know what training you'd like to see next, submit a training request.

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