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Offline ukindler

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Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« on: September 25, 2011, 11:30:47 pm »
Hi,

for our website I searched for a nice PCB image. Instead of buying a stock photo I decided to let KeyShot do the work. Unfortunately our PCB CAD software does not support 3D export. But I found some nice free PCB models here:

http://www.opalkelly.com/products/models/

Then I assignes materials, created labels for almost all assembly parts (even for the small resistors) and finally setup camera and lightning and these are the results.





The images are used on this page:

http://www.cetoni.de/englisch/development/electronics.html

on http://www.cetoni.eu

Other KeyShot images are used here:

http://www.cetoni.de/englisch/products/syringepump_nemesys_technic.html
« Last Edit: September 25, 2011, 11:33:08 pm by ukindler »

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 11:36:03 pm »
wow! Bravo!!!

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 12:23:23 am »
That's a great render and use of DOF ukindler.  The only thing I would do is experiment with the blue circuit board material to make it look more like semi-transparent fiberglass circuit board material.  Maybe use a texture map photograph from a small piece of real board, or experiment with the Jade material in the translucent library, or try one of the plastic materials.

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 01:08:23 am »
Very very nice renders indeed.

I agree on the blue pcb board material needs some work.  My suggestion would be to just add some glosiness to it.  Also try to have different color for the sides of the board.

Other than that ... great work !

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 01:40:47 am »
Hi Ed and PhilippeV8,

thanks for your feedback. I will try to improve the PCB board material - the idea with the translucent material is great and also the hint to add some glosiness is good. I will definitive try this.

I will also try the idea with the board texture, but I think this will be more difficult because the circuit paths should match the positions of the PCB cicuits - but I will try.

Thank you and kind regards,

Uwe

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 05:35:20 am »
Hi Ed and PhilippeV8,

attached there are two renderings with changed board material. I used a blue translucent material, added a PCB circuit texture and added some glosiness. I thing your hints where perfectly right. The only think I might need to improve is the color of the sides of the board.

Tank you again for the great hints.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2011, 06:58:37 am by ukindler »

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 06:28:33 am »
Awesome work, Uwe!!

For all the rest of you - Uwe is a software programmer at his company!

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 07:03:25 am »
Hey Thomas,

thank you - but I think this shows the power of KeyShot. It is so easy to use that even a software programmer can get out nice pictures from this awesome piece of software.  ;).

So I think it was the right decision to give back our Bunkspreed Shot license after Hypershot disappeared and switch to KeyShot  ;).

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 07:26:04 am »
Exactly, Uwe!! It is no longer about how well you master the tool, but how creative you are, and how much of an "eye" you have. It is about photography not rendering anymore.

And yes, it was the right decision! ;-)

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 07:48:59 am »
Love the board! That looks really good  ;)

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 08:03:29 am »
awesome Uwe. the board material a color looks hot! Great choice!

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 03:16:08 pm »
Very nice!

I've been toying with the notion of adding rendered boards to some of the more complex assemblies I work on... but the detail here is very impressive.

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 04:55:31 pm »
 :o. Holy Christmas!  I've never seen a circuit board look so good!  that's just phenomenal.
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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 10:53:48 pm »
Hi,

thanks for all the great feedback. If you want to try it for yourself to render a cool PCB image - I packaged a ZIP file that contains the BIP file and all textures. You can download it for free and can use it without any restrictions:

http://www.cetoni.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Community/PCB_KeyShot.zip

Uwe

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Re: Printed circuit board (PCB) renderings
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011, 02:19:49 am »
tres sympa!!, merci!!
Antoine