SOLIDWORKS Visualize Why Go Pro? - 4-Motion Blur
How can I make my renders better? This is a question that we
sometimes get asked on the support line and during customer visits. Of course,
this is very subjective and based on the product/machine/system that needing to
be rendered. But, there are numerous ways that you can give your renders that
extra special tweak to give it the realism and the depth that makes a great
You may be thinking that these methods are always complex
and take up a huge amount of time but within SOLIDWORKS Visualize you have the
option to make your renders as complex or as simple as you prefer.
Here we will look at Motion blur - this could be the added
wow factor that your renders are missing!
Motion blur is easily accessible through the
camera interface in SOLIDWORKS Visualise Professional, here we can add motion
blur onto this camera
as well as deciding what shutter speed is needed. This is between the fastest
0ms and the slowest at 60ms.
Motion blur in Visualize is digitally simulating the long
exposure time in a camera, where a photographer would elongate the shutter
speed meaning that rather than having a fast shutter speed, this would just
capture an image with very little or no motion/blur, he would capture movement
over a certain amount of time. Thus showing the object move from its original
place (when the shutter opened) to the place it finished (when the shutter
Getting started - not only do you need motion blur applied
to a camera but you also need the motion itself, you can apply this within an
animation, which is where Visual Professional comes into play.
In this image, I have applied ½ second rotation to all 4
wheel on a model of a car. We can do this by right clicking on the part that we
want to apply movement to, and select ‘Add Rotation Animation’.
Next, you will need to select the correct Axis, so that it’s
rotating in the correct way.
it’s the case of selecting what the shutter speed needs to be - remember that to preview a render with motion
blur you must have the camera
that motion blur is applied to as the active camera and be using the Accurate
In the images, from left to right, the first image has 10ms
shutter speed, next has 30ms and the last is the slowest with 60ms shutter
This can be done not just with rotation but also linear
Here are some I made earlier...
For more information please see my webcast entitled –
SOLIDWORKS Visualize – Motion Blur and other camera options.We also offer a 2 Day training course for Visualize Standard and Professional