In this tutorial we will gather all the knowledge gained from the other tutorials and prepare a typical model.
- Adjust Scale
Expand the Transform dropdown menu and adjust the scale.
This is very important since the size of the model will affect the result of the automatic LOD creation process.
- Optimize meshes
Expand the Level of detail dropdown menu, select MK mesh reducer and click Run all.
Review the LODs by clicking on each LOD button or by using the up/down arrows. Do small adjustments where needed.
- Apply Default Materials
Expand the Material dropdown menu and use Material Explorer and Material Lab to create/apply default materials to the model.
- Create 2D-Representation
Switch to 2D-mode by pressing Spacebar and create a 2D-representation by clicking Rebuild from 3D in the Level of detail controller, do manual line reduction if needed.
- Evaluate in Drawing
Next, evaluate your model inside CET by dragging and dropping the model button to the 3D-window in CET.
Open the Photo Lab and render a few images to make sure you are happy with the rendering quality. If you are not happy, feel free to edit the model, material, etc, and then drag and drop the model into CET again for another rendering review.
Once you're satisfied with the model, save the model to cmsym by going to File->Save As, select cmsym as the format in the save dialog, select a proper name and click save.If you want to store the original model and the model state just as it is in the Model Lab you can store the model in cmml format, which is Model Labs internal format. Since computers are constantly getting faster, it is likely that you will want to come back and reprocess a model in the future.
That’s it! Now you should know:
- How to prepare a typical model in the Model Lab.
- How to evaluate it inside CET.