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New TurboCAD Tip – #34 TurboCAD Alternative Rendering
It is the first new tip in a long time and is now in video format. There are three parts.
Part 1 is an introduction – 11:18 minutes long
Part 2 looks at TurboCAD STP export and KeyShot Import – 28:17 minutes long
Part 3 looks at TurboCAD 3dm export and KeyShot Import and brings it all together in a final KeyShot rendering – 37:03 minutes long
The final render is fairly simple, but it was chosen to work in a time frame that was more consistent with a tip rather than a tutorial.
If you have any interest at all in alternative rendering in is worth a watch. Bring popcorn and take the 76:38 minute tour.

Here is a link to the playlist on my YouTube Channel
Playlist
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

This hand crank grinder is based on a restoration video I had seen on YouTube. I thought it was quite a beauty and had lots of interesting parts including helical gears. I thought it would also make for a great TurboCAD tutorial so I went ahead and produced that.

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the hand crank grinder components illustrated on the tutorial cover, with the exception of a few standardized parts that are downloaded from vendors. The viewer will learn how to apply materials along with the creation of a cutaway view. The viewer will also learn how to insert standard lighting, how to utilize render scene luminance and how to establish a render scene environment. Lastly, the viewer will learn how to render their model and save it in a high resolution image format.

Some of you will remember that I was working on a winch tutorial for TurboCAD platinum 2020. It is now available. Rendering is done in TurboCAD with LightWorks.

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the Winch components, with the exception of some downloaded standardized parts, illustrated on the tutorial cover utilizing many of TurboCAD’s awesome tools. Aside from modeling, the viewer will learn how to created a cutaway view, apply materials, establish standard and luminance lighting and create a render scene environment. The reader will also learn how to render their model and save it in a high-resolution image format.

See Introductory Video

Check out the Textual Creations Shopping Page to acquire this series.

I found a great Three-Jaw Chuck model on GrabCAD that I though looked like a great candidate for a tutorial, so requested permission to use it as the basis for the first TC2020 Textual Creations tutorial. Lots of interesting things to be modeled, so well worth the effort, in my opinion. Be sure to check out the tutorial intro on YouTube

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the Three-Jaw Chuck components illustrated on the tutorial cover utilizing many of TurboCAD’s awesome tools. Aside from modeling, the viewer will learn how to apply materials, establish standard and luminance lighting and create a render scene environment. The reader will also learn how to render their model and save it in a high-resolution image format.

This ATV is based on the Russian Sherp that has become so popular. I thought it was a very cool vehicle and would make for a great tutorial. Although it looks quite simple, it does offer some challenges with its angled design and its many workplane considerations.

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the ATV components illustrated on the tutorial cover utilizing many of TurboCAD’s awesome tools. Aside from modeling, the viewer will learn how to apply materials, establish standard and luminance lighting and create a render scene environment. The reader will also learn how to render their model and save it in a high-resolution image format.

I hope you like the render and find the tutorial well worth the effort.