Someone had emailed in asking about the use of glass in her cabinet designs. SketchList 3D supports the use of glass by creating a material and setting the transparency percentage.
You can also set the color of glass you want to use in your assembly by selecting the color of the material from the color list.
An example of glass front doors follows.
The example shows two different types of glass — one blue the other green. The transparencies are set to 80% and 91% repectively. The glass panels are inserted as ‘boards’ in the assembly – using the glass as the materail for that board. Just as any board, the glass can be beveled (contoured) or shaped. You can even shape different pieces of glass to make up a stained glass object for your assembly or project.
Varying the color, percent transparency, color of background, and angle from which the 3D rendering is taken all affect the look of the 3D image. The angle of the 3D rendering affects the look because of the differing shadows thrown from the light source. You can experiment with all these elements.
So woodworking design software can be more than just cabinet design software in that it can work with glass, metal, plastic — any material actually.