Photoview360 should have stayed separate from the SW. All the user friendly features are gone! what happened?
I think this is clearly one of those software decisions that kind of backfired on them (my theory of course). I believe Photoview 360 was made separate for practical reasons for the development stage transitioning away from Photoworks. This enabled developers to get vital feedback and while not having it embedded into Solidworks code because it was not yet complete and ready. I really wonder if the powers at be just didn't think the standalone would as poplular and easy to use as it was. What was also great is a person who didn't know or have Solidworks could use 360 to "quickly and easily" render fantastic looking pictures in no time.
Like I said, I think it backfired on them.... maybe not though. Don't get me wrong though, as a Solidworks user, I love all the added functionality because its embedded.
360 Photoview photoworks replaces has been in use in previous vesion.
Photoview all functions 360 that are were in 2010 and improved in 2011. The working method is the same as nothing more than this in solidworks environment.
the preview is very interesting and easy to use. please!!! visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHT7BmjYwSs is 4 min!!!!
Photoview 360 reemplaza al photoworks que se venia utilizando en vesiones anteriores.
todas las funciones de Photoview 360 que estaban en 2010 estan y mejoradas en 2011. el metodo de trabajo es el mismo nada mas que esta en entorno de solidworks.
la vista previa es muy interesante y facil de usar.
I would have to agree,
I myself am a tried and true Solidworks user since 1999 version and I love the fact that PV360 has been intergrated into the software, however I am not the one who does the renderings for our brochures and such, We have someone that does all of our illistrations but this person is not a SW user at all and does not know how to navigate in SW. He had become very proficient in PV360 and now that we are using SW2011 he can not open the newer parts in the 2010 version of PV360 and is forced to go to 2011. This poses a huge problem.
Can PV360 2011 be ran as a standalone product?
2011 PV360 can not be run standalone. You'd have to move to a product like modo www.modo3d.com to achieve this.
In my opinion the workflow is exactly the same - some of the buttons just look different. Dragging and dropping appearances/scenes is just as easy from the task pane, etc.
Make sure you use the Render Tools toolbar if you like the tools on-screen all the time.
You can also keep working in SolidWorks while the Final Render window is doing its thing.
The only thing that is probably more complex is using a camera, but you can just render from the viewport instead.
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