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The Bottom Line

Simulate the sun. One of the more practical uses of AutoCAD’s rendering feature is to simulate the sun’s location and resulting shadows. You can generate shadow studies for any time of the year in any location on the earth.

Master It Name three items that can be set to position the sun in relation to your model.

Use materials. AutoCAD lets you create materials that you can apply to the objects in your model to simulate a realistic appearance.

Master It Name the parts of AutoCAD that can be used to create materials, and describe some of their features.

Create effects using materials and lights. You can use materials and lights together to control the appearance of your model.

Master It Name the part of the example model in this chapter that was used to show how a material can appear to glow.


  

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