Have you ever needed illustration rendering for catalogs or marketing material? Inventor 2008 added the ability to create illustrated rendering with several options. Not only can we create realistic renderings with shadows, reflections and materials, we can create rendering with no color, single color or surface style.
To get into these rendering options, open an assembly and select "Inventor Studio" under the Application pull down. Once in Studio, Select the render button to determine setting for you rendering. In the General tab you can specify Illustration rendering then determine how you want the illustrated rendering to look from the Style tab.
You can create still images or acutal animations with these settings as well. If you are a little creative and have a little time to playou can even mix them together with a little post editing. take a look at an animation I did in Inventor 2008 where I used these setting to make various animations and images all blended together.