I think all three images of Mariposa are strong and good uses of nXt.. The design is fun as well.
I'm not sure what you're looking for in terms of comments. The strongest image is probably the photorealistic view from above-- the lighting seems the nicest. The pasted- in foreground entourage is probably the weakest link in this one-- but it certainly is passable. The four-view diagram has some material mapping problems on the parapet edges which could be dealt with-- but again the overall impression is good-- not sure I would bother.
It's possible these might benefit from e4 in terms of capturing more indirect lighting-- not sure.
I know this is hard to believe, but Accustudio is over 20 years old. It has been quiet for a couple of years now at the site. I'm looking to hand it off to the next generation. Is there anyone interested in working on the site and eventually taking over the ownership of it?See More
"Currently only one texture per component and one bump map. There is a blended material which allows more complex permutations-- most people do texture blending in photoshop.
Solid textures refer to the granite/marble/wood procedural…"
"Yes, it will be different. Typing arstudio should be roughly the same operation as "running a quick test render"-- it may be a little slower, and the first time you type it, it will certainly be slower (it was before). …"
"Okay. Another question on textures:
In nXt you can layer different textures and bump maps to create a more complex material. For example, the Oak veneer material (image attached) uses two bump maps: one for the grain and one for the flecks.
"It's more that, when putting a render together, I work on the model, run a quick test render, go back to the model to adjust/add things, run a quick test render etc etc.
Having to close studio down and then re-open it every time I want to…"
"For AutoCAD I don't think you need to manipulate this-- leaving it alone should work. It's there for other applications (Rhino, Sketchup, etc.) which permit multiple sets of texture coordinates on the same mesh-- native AutoCAD…"
"There's an autocad command for tagging objects as lights-- it's called something like arstudiolight-- I'll check.
You can start an out-of-process final rendering and close ArStudio down and continue to work without shutting the…"