IRender Image Tab

Image Tab

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Auto Image
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Auto Image is a feature in IRender nXt which will automatically save an image of your rendering when it is complete. This is useful, because it you start a rendering in the background, and inadvertently close SketchUp without realizing that the rendering is complete, then the rendering will be lost. Auto Image can be used to automatically save the image on disk when it is completed.


  • Use Auto Image - turns on the use of Auto Image
  • Prompt before Rendering - loads a dialog before rendering to review and change settings
  • Autosave Image every XXX passes - if XXX is greater than 0, then a copy of your rendering will be saved after each XXX passes. (The image is saved in the folder used in the Image name below. The default is "My Docments\IRender")
  • Image name - Specifies the name to use for the image.
If you check Auto Image, then an image is automatically saved whenever you complete a rendering.
You can choose to:
  • always use (and overwrite) the same image name,
  • always use (and overwrite) a name based on the name of your model
  • create a unique name each time you render.
  • Automatically name image by drawing - Uses the current drawing name for the image name.
  • Make Unique - If the image name already exists, this setting will create a new unique name for the image. This allows you to enable auto-image and have copies of all your renderings automatically saved on the disk.


  • Notify when done - Loads a dialog when the rendering is complete.
  • Launch when done - Launches the image in a paint program when done.
  • Close Window - Close the rendering application when done.

JPEG images

Quality - set quality for JPEG images (vs compression)
Move very close to the right for best results.
Recommend the highest quality setting (default).
Always add comments after saving image
You will be prompted for comments to save with the JPEG image.
Edit/Query - load a JPEG image to view or edit precious comments.

Setup Options

The Setup Options dialog is the interface for rendering settings in IRender nXt. Options are grouped in the following tabs:

Presets Lighting Presets, SketchUp on/off (Sun, Sky, Ground), Sky mode, Ambient Light, Light Balance, Other Settings
Render Image Size, Stop Rendering After, Rendering Engine, Make Panoramic Image, Color Rendering Mode, Autosave, Lights Processed per Pass, Maximum Texture Size, Use Section Planes, Processing Parameters, Show Settings
Styles Auto Reflection, View Wizard, Batch Rendering Settings
Lights Light Balance, Ambient Light, Use Indirect Lighting, Light Balancer (channels)
Sky SketchUp Sun and Sky on/off, Sky [color] mode, Illumination, Automatic Sky, Sun and Sky Intensity, Ground Plane
HDRi High Dynamic Range image (HDRi) Settings
Background Background Image
Foreground Foreground Image
Plants IRender nXt Plants, Render Plants as 2D Images, Plant Layers to Display
Fog/Haze Volumetric Fog, Calculation Boundary
Special Edge Lines, Process 2 sided faces, RPC Objects, Other
Image Save Image Automatically, Auto image format, Auto Image, Action when done, JPEG images
More Number of Threads to use for Rendering, Save Option Values, Load Option Values from, Sync SketchUp Materials to Default Materials

See also