pic: FRC 525 2018 Robot Render

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#1



Here’s a render of this year’s robot.


#2

Beautiful render- what tool did you use?


#3

Likely Inventor (or at least that was my initial suspect after I zoomed in)


#4

Unless something has changed quite a bit, my guess would be they’re still using Creo. The rendering looks a lot like what I’ve been seeing in 4.0 with the new Keyshot-based rendering system. Hopefully they’ll improve it in the future.

525 always amazes me with the quality and thoroughness of the CAD models. I’m sad I won’t be coming up to Grand Forks with my team to see it in person. Best of luck!


#5

Yes, this is Creo 4.0. I don’t like the look of the aluminum. Polished aluminum is just too shiny and when I change to satin it gets this grainy look. I tried polished with the gloss changed to 0.5 but it didn’t help.


#6

Sorry, I meant hopefully PTC will improve the rendering! I’ve been having some issues getting a good finish on aluminum as well. Too shiny or too grainy, it’s much more difficult to get a render that looks good up close now. Makes me a little sad. You all did a great job considering the current state of it.


#7

Sadly, the bad rendering in Creo 4.0 isn’t the worst of it. The Annotation Plane / Combination State stuff they put in is really messed up. Just my opinion…


#8

Yeah, they definitely made some strange decisions on parts of it. On the other hand the latest crop of kids I worked with teaching it this year picked it up significantly faster for some reason. I think they made some positive changes to context-sensitive selection with the mouse that helped with that, but I also can’t tell if that’s something I’ve just been missing all these years or something that was actually added…