Rendering is a system for producing photographic-like coloured images from 3D solid model drawings. When rendering 3D models in AutoCAD 2004: 1. A 3D model drawing is constructed. 2. Suitable lighting is placed in 3D space to illuminate the model. 3. Colours or ‘materials’ are attached to parts of the 3D model to give an
appearance of having been constructed from suitable materials. 4. The 3D model is placed in a good viewing position (from 3D Views). 5. Backgrounds can be added if required. 6. The model can now be rendered.