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Realistic Renderings ??.... help the newbie, plz

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I case you'd like to know: the trees in Artlantis are from VBvisual - www.vbvisual.com.

Xfrog has also shrubbery and flowers (in 3d), but not a lot of them. Doschdesign.com also offers a collection of plants and trees.

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As noted previously; HDRI has made lighting a lot easier.

This half built model is lit only by 1 Sun and a couple of different HDRIs.

The sunset and morning are lit by the same HDRI rotated.

The renderings were done in Custom Radiosity.

Here are some samples

morning

day

evening

evening lights detail

In this evening shot I've added the interior lights

HDRI_eve2.png

It's not Maxwell Render, but it was certainly pretty easy to bung in an HDRI and a sun and hit the Go Button.

Oh!,.. alright,.. I fiddled with the interior lights a bit till I was satisfied. ;-)

N

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They are all very well but I can't post comparisons with Artlantis if no one's going to offer up their VW files.

What are you scared of? wink.gif

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What are you scared of? wink.gif

You callin' me chicken, boy? tongue.gif

That's pretty manly talk for someone who hasn't got an email in their profile.

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I'd be interested in knowing the render time. One of the main arguments for the use of "stand alone" renderers is that, unlike RW, you can continue to use Vectorworks while they render in the background.

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George,

Render times were about 15-20mins (longer with more lights) at that size. (about1200 pixels across)

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Email added. Send me your files if you're game. wink.gif

That file just left.

Looking forward to seeing the results,

N.

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Eddie,

They are all just extrudes, no extrude along path. I've used that before but this was very simple.

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If you are refering to the crown in the coffered ceiling I don't, the crown just runs straight through. Any outside miters I use the Split by Line tool for the miter.

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Here're a couple of views of Nicholas' model rendered in Artlantis. It took about 5 seconds to export, about 5 seconds to move to the correct view, about 10 seconds to place the plants, person and background, and about 10 seconds to add the textures.

Evening (1:30 minute set up lighting and 1:02 to render/export) and daytime (no time to set up lighting and 46 seconds to render/export).

What I'd really like to try is Kaare's model. I'd be interested to see if I can get the same quality image as his (and how long it takes).

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