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If you haven't visited the Gallery tab on the InfraWorks 360 Community Site lately, you definitely should, better yet - you should post your latest project there and take advantage of all the new features.
The gallery experience has been given some major upgrades, the most exciting of which is support for 3D models. The new gallery taps into our Large Model Viewer or LMV technology that A360 uses for viewing, navigating, and sharing 3D models.
It also supports panoramas and even stereo panoramas if you're into virtual reality (who isn't?) which is done through A360 Rendering, straight out of Revit, or with a 3rd party service.
Now the gallery is a little ahead of it's time as far as InfraWorks 360 is concerned so you may need to add a step or two to get the best results when posting a 3D model to the gallery. At this point, we have found that the best results are obtained when you export as FBX from InfraWorks 360, open the FBX in 3ds Max, and publish from there as a 3D DWF. Of course you can upload the FBX directly to the gallery, but you'll get much better results with your materials if you take the extra step through 3ds Max.
And get this, the 3D models that you post can be downloaded so that the person viewing them can do so right there in the browser, or within their favorite software program.
Another great feature of the new Gallery is that you can control who sees your project and/or 3D models? You can save your projects as unlisted (which means that only those with the link can view them) or publish them for the world to see (which means a tile representing your project will show on the Gallery home page and in search results). This provides a way for you to share work with your clients without sharing it with the public.
You can even password protect your 3D models so that they can be viewed only by those to whom you've given the password. Another way to selectively share and communicate projects with your clients.
The new gallery still supports YouTube videos but also now supports Autodesk Screencast as well. Just paste the URL of the Screencast after clicking Upload Assets.
And, voila! - your Screencast video is added as part of your Gallery project!
And a little extra touch we added, the Gallery that you'll find on the Community Site includes projects that were made with Civil 3D as well as InfraWorks 360. In fact, we're calling it the Civil Infrastructure Gallery. Stay tuned for more changes to the Community Site that bring together all Autodesk civil-infrastructure solutions rather than just focusing on one. Why do this? Because we know that your work seldom begins and ends with one product and that it's very valuable for you to see and read how others apply multiple products to get things done.
So in summary, visit the new Civil Infrastructure Gallery, show off your latest project, and take advantage of all the cool new ways that you can share your projects!