How to Use VRED Professional 2019 for 3D Visualization
VRED Professional 2019 is a powerful software for creating realistic and interactive 3D visualizations of products, designs, and environments. Whether you are working in automotive, industrial design, architecture, or media and entertainment, VRED Professional 2019 can help you showcase your ideas and communicate your vision to your clients, stakeholders, and collaborators.
In this article, we will show you how to use VRED Professional 2019 for 3D visualization, covering some of the key features and benefits of this software.
Importing and Preparing 3D Models
VRED Professional 2019 supports a wide range of 3D file formats, including Autodesk Alias, FBX, OBJ, STL, IGES, STEP, JT, and more. You can import your 3D models directly into VRED Professional 2019 or use the Data Preparation module to optimize them for visualization. The Data Preparation module allows you to clean up geometry, reduce polygon count, repair normals, merge objects, create UVs, and apply materials.
Once you have imported your 3D models into VRED Professional 2019, you can use the Scene Graph panel to organize them into groups and layers. You can also use the Transform tools to move, rotate, scale, and align your models in the scene.
Applying Materials and Textures
VRED Professional 2019 offers a rich library of predefined materials that you can drag and drop onto your models. You can also create your own custom materials using the Material Editor panel. VRED Professional 2019 supports various material types, such as standard, car paint, glass, metal, plastic, leather, fabric, wood, and more. You can adjust the properties of each material type, such as color, reflectivity, roughness, transparency, bumpiness, etc.
VRED Professional 2019 also supports Substance materials (.sbsar files), which are procedural textures created with Substance Designer. Substance materials allow you to create realistic and dynamic textures that react to lighting and environment changes. You can import Substance materials into VRED Professional 2019 and edit their parameters using the Substance Material Editor panel.
To apply textures to your models, you can use the UV Editor panel to map images or procedural patterns onto your models. You can also use the Texture Transformation tools to adjust the position, rotation, scale, and tiling of your textures.
Setting Up Lighting and Environment
VRED Professional 2019 provides various options for lighting your scene. You can use point lights, spot lights, area lights, directional lights, or dome lights to create different lighting effects. You can also use image-based lighting (IBL) to illuminate your scene with an HDR image that simulates a real-world environment. You can adjust the intensity, color temperature,
shadow quality, and other parameters of each light source using the Light Editor panel.
VRED Professional 2019 also allows you to create or import your own environment maps using the Environment Editor panel. Environment maps are spherical images that surround your scene and provide background scenery and reflections. You can choose from a variety of preset environments or import your own HDR or EXR images. You can also use the Skydome feature to generate a realistic sky with sun position and atmospheric effects.
Rendering and Interacting with Your Scene
VRED Professional 2019 offers two rendering modes: OpenGL and Raytracing. OpenGL is a fast rendering mode that uses your graphics card to display your scene in real time. Raytracing is a high-quality rendering mode that uses your CPU or GPU to calculate realistic lighting effects such as reflections,
refractions, global illumination, ambient occlusion, depth of field,
and more. You can switch between OpenGL and Raytracing modes using the Render Settings panel.
VRED Professional 2019 also supports AI GPU Denoise (VRED Professional only), which uses Nvidia's OptiX technology to reduce render time and noise for raytraced images. You can enable this feature in the Render Settings panel under Antialiasing > Denoiser.
To interact with your scene in VRED Professional 2019,