Ever wondered how designers make those polished 3D PCB renderings? Flickr user Rob sheds some light on the issue with the comparison seen above –
Comparison of a virtual board and a real board, designed in Eagle and rendered using the amazing Eagle3D by Matthias WeiÃŸer, which creates files for POV-Ray. It’s like seeing the ultrasound before you have the baby!
Congratulations, it’s a bouncing baby stepper driver with onboard PIC! Thanks for the tip, Rob. – Pretend board vs real board on Flickr
Both apps are free and mac/win/linux-compatible -
Eagle 3D ULP add-on for Cadsoft Eagle
POV-Ray 3D raytacer
Cadsoft Eagle freeware version