Thursday, October 04, 2007

RAC 2008 Render Curtain System Video

Thanks to for posting this tutorial on their site.

Above is a 13 minute video on creating curtain systems by using blended massing 'faces', then adding in a toposurface, a few more site objects and finally rendering a couple perspectiive views.

Tip: One of the key factors with rendering is to make sure you are in a perspective (camera) view. If you use the regular '3D' view to render in you will not get the same rendered effect for the sky, clouds, entourage and the materials.

In the video above we add in clouds and show you how to change the sky. You can also load a background image from within the rendering environment settings dialog box.

You can change the resolution and pixel size of a raytrace rendering.

There are four very important factors to consider for rendering:

1. Lighting

2. Materials - Accurender Texture

3. Render from a Perspective View

4. Pay very close attention to the the physical size of the view crop region (ie: 4"x 3") vs the rendered DPI resolution (ie: 75, 150 300).

After selecting the 'Raytrace' button notice the Draft, Medium and Presentation options as shown below.

Also try clicking on the crop region of a perspctive view before rendering. Notice the Size button on the Options Bar as shown below.
These two options shown below work together to get the best quality of a rendering.
Render Settings Dialog Box.


Dan said...

Is there a direct link? I can't find this video on Cad Digest

Dan said...

(I should have said) I was hoping
to download and save this video

Daryl Gregoire said...

Sorry, this video is only available on this blog.

Clinton said...

Hi there, this video is the property of DGcad. I'm not sure if your allowed to just make it available to the public without their permission.

Daryl Gregoire said...

I am the owner of DGCAD and CADclips : ) Thanks for looking out for me !

Daryl Gregoire said...

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