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Textual Creations wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
May you find joy and peace throughout this season of giving.
Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of TurboCAD Pro V19.2 – Exterior Architectural Setting
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TurboCAD Pro V19.2 – Exterior Architectural Setting is a 254 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the Architectural Scene that is on the cover of the tutorial.
TurboCAD Pro V19.2 – Exterior Architectural Setting is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.
From the Introduction:
For the last couple of years it has been my pleasure to have a large US national advertizing company as a client. The sales teams for this ad company will often make presentations to many of the big name chain stores businesses that we all see in our daily travels. These chains include clothing stores, restaurants, grocery stores, home stores and even car dealerships. Pretty much wherever one would find a larger market for ads – especially signs and product displays.
My roll has been to create many of these environments in 3D and include the proposed ad material within the 3D environments. The overall 3D presentation has often taken many forms, some of which show the overall environments in a gray-scale render format with the new ad material in full color (as in selective coloring). Some have been created in full color but without the surrounding environment, while still others have been created in full color and do include a full surrounding environment. They are all quite fun to create but do offer some challenges. I will often receive one or two photos for reference and asked to create a scene such as the one pictured in the reference material and to include the attached signage. Of course, there are no blueprints provided to make the job easier so it is a matter of doing my best to replicate the scene (or improve upon it). For the most part I just rely on my limited knowledge of commercial buildings and occasionally on data I have found via a Google search (for fixture dimensions, etc). Including a surrounding environment is one thing that proved very challenging at first. This was mostly due to the fact that I did not have access to a good selection of photographic backgrounds that could be used within TurboCAD or added afterward via Photoshop. I did find a solution that proved to be quite adequate and I will share that, along with many other details of the whole creation process, within the tutorial.
I really enjoy the process of creating these 3D architectural scenes and find that TurboCAD has been such a tremendous partner for helping get the job done in a timely manner. With the addition of 64-Bit technology I can now add more detail than ever before in TurboCAD and render without issue.
I hope that you enjoy working through the tutorial.
Within the tutorial the reader will be led through each keystroke to produce almost all of components of the architectural scene that are illustrated on the cover of the tutorial (four seat table sets and trash bins are supplied). Aside from learning how to draw in TurboCAD, the user will learn how to insert standard lighting and how to utilize render scene luminance. The reader will learn how to establish a render scene environment and the reader will learn how to render their drawing and save it in a high resolution image format.