advanced rendering for AutoCAD
Wanted to first of all thank everyone for responding quickly to my queries especially Roy and Peter.
I started out working on Exteriors on an experimental basis with Ar3 in my other hand for finallized work but I had not expected to generate final work from Nxt so soon, and I have!
I must admit I like a lot of new things in Nxt
- The loading model situation is gone! Now the model is there on demand
- I must admit the non-stop render engine seems bizarre but its actually really good!
- I love the save Tif with Alpha option
- I like the environmental settings and options
- The Material Editor is tricky and it will take some work to get the imported AR3 materials to run smoothly but seems positive
Some tricky things which will take some getting used
- Setting a Cam in CAD and using that in Nxt was tricky but it a quick learn
- Moving around with invisible arrows (mouse pointer) is tricky in Walkabout but I think I got the hang of it
- The Plants editor is really tricky and Im still trying to figure out how to resize the plants.
Attached is a raw render image.
Lighting is relative.
If you only have one light source, the wattage will make no difference as the auto exposure will always compensate.
Daylight will always overpower artificial lights as it's thousands of times brighter.
In general use real world values and then use the exposure and burn controls to get the desired image.