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RW 2011 Tip: Plain white exterior renderings

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For plain white, softly-lit exterior rendering:

1. Delete or turn off all light objects.

2. Open View->Lighting->Set Lighting Options... dialog.

3. Set Indirect Lighting to Exterior, 1 Bounce

4. Turn off ambient

5. Click OK

6. Apply RW background "HDRI White" (from VW default library) to layer

7. Open View->Rendering->Custom Renderworks Options dialog

9. Turn off Textures

10. Turn off Colors

11. Set Anti-aliasing and Quality levels to taste

12. Render in Custom RW

HTH!

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bear with me I do not do allot of rendering, but could you produce those buildings with full color landscape? I mean white buildings with a full landscape plan in color?

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I tried this, but whats with the blotchiness? As far as I can tell i've got all settings set at the highest quality.....

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Hello Vincent:

That is bizarre. Can you send me the VWX file?

Sure....

......I just tried with a clean new file and everything works great....so there is something wrong with this particular file and I guess as always something to do with the dwg(vwx) that is referenced into it.......( I also copied a couple of contour lines from the referenced file to create a terrain model with!)

I'll just have to copy all native VW objects to a new file and go from there I guess.....

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Thanks for looking anyway Dave, I'll post again when I've set up the new file, and let you know how it went.

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Well it was definitely a corrupt file.... dwgs really are terrible for VWs......

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bear with me I do not do allot of rendering, but could you produce those buildings with full color landscape? I mean white buildings with a full landscape plan in color?

Yes you could.

Are you sure Peter?

Dave's method is to take the colour away in the rendering mode.

How could you get this to produce a white building in a full colour landscape?

Stacked Viewports?

Aligned layers with Unified View turned off?

haven't had time to try

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Well a solution would be to give the buildings a solid white color.......... :) (then again how often is that the case......in a project)

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Vincent,

White buildings would be nice from time to time when all I am trying to display is a color landscape and (white)building placement as a backdrop.

Propstuff is right in questioning the removal of color, I would like to know if it can be done as I am wondering how?

Just askin?

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Everything that has a fill color of white will show as white everything that is given a color or texture will show as such, all you have to do is not do points 8 and 9 in the first post of this thread ie. keep Color and Texture checked in the View->Rendering->Custom Renderworks Options dialog

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You can do it with class overrides, but only if the white buildings don't have a texture already applied to them and they are set to a by class fill.

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I tried this, but whats with the blotchiness? As far as I can tell i've got all settings set at the highest quality.....

The trees are really nice.

Please let me know what the settings are.

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