The first two chapters of this book are related and should be read in sequence. Chapter 1 is about preparing computer-aided design (CAD) and/or building information models (BIM) for enhancement, and Chapter 2 teaches you how to add the enhancements (such as color, pattern, shadow, and lineweight) in Photoshop.
All of the other 10 chapters are self-contained and organized by subject, so feel free to read them in any order. I recommend flipping through the book’s color section to get an idea of what’s possible. After deciding on what type of imagery you are interested in creating, you can select the relevant chapter and dive right in. Each chapter features tutorials that take you step by step through many complex procedures. The goal of performing these steps on your own is to aim for an understanding that you can abstract into skills you can apply to many different real-world situations.
Transform your CAD drawings into powerful presentation
This one-of-a-kind book shows you how to use Photoshop to turn CAD drawings and BIM models into artistic presentations with captivating animations, videos, and dynamic 3D imagery. The techniques apply to all leading architectural design software including AutoCAD, Revit, and 3ds Max Design. Video tutorials on the DVD improve your learning curve and let you compare your work with the author’s.
Turn CAD drawings and BIM models into powerful presentations featuring animation, videos, and 3D imagery for enhanced client appeal
Craft interactive panoramas for your Web site, add people and objects to your models, and integrate 3D object models inside architectural interiors
Build 3D models from photos and turn them into videos with AfterEffects, add depth of field and atmospheric effects to 3D models, create stereographic images, and much more
See how it’s done with the video tutorials on the DVD
Take full advantage of Photoshop’s power to present your architectural drawings in a new and exciting way.