Forget about everything you learned on my blog, forget about all the nice little tricks, the TP videos, and any ilogic code given here.
If you will take just one thing out of this blog is to get yourself a pair of virtual glasses, they can be the cheapest you can find, like the google cardboard, and do a 3D panoramic rendering of your cad plant room.
Have I mentioned that I have been working on this Glue360 high purity water treatment plant for a pharmaceutical company? That is a whole series of blogs on it’s own but essentially it’s like NavisWorks in the cloud. Each uploads it’s own model (electrical, mechanical, structural, etc.) and you can see it on the web on any device anywhere in the world.
So I grabbed myself a copy of the model and did a high quality 3D panoramic rendering. We have been blown away, and never thought it would be such a cost effective, pure marketing power, highly accessible solution.
I can’t share that with you because of contractual clauses but I will share a 3D picture which I took by installing Google Cardboard Camera from the Google Cardboard set of apps in android market.
This is my new way of taking pictures, and this one taken on RHS Wisley (Royal Horticultural Society) includes sound as well and you are immediately transposed in the scenery. Wisley is one of the best gardens I have visited and in the summer we go there almost every weekend. It’s close, convenient and perfect place for my son to burn out energy (hyperactive one).
GET A PAIR OF glasses and try it out. Head over to Renderings360 and try some shared by the users..
If you're into plant's, factories, building design then you will like this one; although it doesn't even come close to what my plant looks like. You can see that the models are simplified, like those from Plant 3D and that's another reason I like Inventor, the quality is incomparable.
It is such a powerful tool that I told all our engineers never to take photos from now on but take 3D photos of our plants. We sometimes need to do as built model updates and this is so much better.
They could buy a box on their way to client’s site meeting; I will send them a link to the 3D rendering which opens on the phone's web browser and they can have a really powerful tool for their presentation.
Marketing was all over me and in 2 days they bought couple of glasses and off they went for Lab Innovations exhibit in Birmingham.
Enough said, … go get them
Here is the Wisley image.