I have several thousand different variations to our solar mounting structures we manufacture. I am updating our website to show an image of exactly what you are getting when you buy it. These are not color changes, they are all structural size changes (6", 8", 10" pole; different number of panels; different types of panels; standard, heavy duty, extra heavy duty). One of my guys has done an awesome job of figuring out dynamic components so he can rapidly modify the original file and then do a “save-as” to generate the new files (but it is still terribly tedious). Then he is uploading each variation to the 3D warehouse so we can link to the 3D model from the website and show dimensions, etc using the “iframe-embed” code. Now I am trying to figure out what to do for the static images (front view; back view) for the website. We made scenes for each view in the original file, so all the files have the same scenes. I started out just exporting a .jpg but after some digging I realized a rendered file would look a lot better… now what is the best workflow and which rendering program (there are LOTS of them!) should I use to get this done, or is it even practical! Not scared to purchase some software (something relatively inexpensive anyway), but not sure which to purchase!
I also have Onshape and considered doing it from there but I wanted a pretty simple and lightweight file so I don’t crash my customers graphics cards trying to view the 3d model… plus Sketchup is always awesome, and the 3D warehouse has the iframe embed option built in.
www.mtsolar.us is our old site, the new site is nearly done but still in development. Some of the models are already uploaded to the 3D warehouse under MTSolar
Thanks in advance for any advice!