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I study Industrial Design and I am trying to improve the renders of my CAD models.
I currently use Solidworks and I use the inbuilt rendering tool, which works fine for plastics, but when it comes to metal, wood and other organic materials it looks flat and is missing things like gaps where the wood connects. I usually just fix this in photoshop, but I was wondering, if I use a program more suited to rendering would I have options to make stuff like that in the renders?
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ITT: your first ever experience with 3D modeling programs...
my first experience was when i discovered the 3D feature in photoshop when i was 11, I remember i put 3 spheres 1 big one on the bottom and 2 on top and i thought i made mickey mouse and I added a terribly added spot light and I thought I was Disney quality artist, than i had my 2nd experience with a real 3D program when i was 13, got o C4D for 5 minutes, made a square, got confused and scared by all the buttons and left....now 7 years later I know every little button in C4D, maya, 3ds max, PS