Setup Options is used for render settings in IRender nXt
To display Setup options, Presets:
Collapsed view: Setup Options Presets
- The collapsed view represents a simplified set of options for rendering.
Expanded view: Setup Options Presets
- The expanded view adds advanced options for experienced users.
Lighting Presets (click to set and re-render) Set natural lighing - SketchUp Sun and Sky
Studio High Dynamic
The source of lighting is set to emulate a studio setting. This preset is ideal for SketchUp components rendered in isolation, and renderings are similar to images produced in a photographer's studio.
Exterior With Sun
The primary light source for the model is the SketchUp Sun. Lighting is also provided by the SketchUp Sky.Intersection, by Stephen Gabbott
Interior With Sun
Most useful for renderings of interiors with openings that permit sunlight to enter the space.Ivy Lobby by Ivo Yordanov
Interior No Sun
For interior renderings without natural lighting.Interior by Albert Cheng
HDRi sky + Background
Lighting is provided by a High Dynamic Range image which is also used as the image background. This preset option provides very natural lighting with shadows.
SketchUp on/off Even after having selected a Lighting Preset option for the rendering, it is possible to include or exclude the
- SketchUp Sun
- Sky (Colors, Automatic, or HDRi)
Additionally, the Synchronize changes with SketchUp option enables all changes made during rendering to update the SketchUp model.
Sky Mode The sky is a natural light source. Set the sky option for the rendering.
The sky can illuminate the model and will be included in reflective surfaces, even when the sky itself is turned off.
Ambient Light is the overall brightness of the image, solved during rendering. A lower ambient value will produce more contrast in the rendered image, higher ambient values will flatten the rendering. See Also: Ambient Light
A value less than 50 makes the Sky light source dominant, greater than 50 makes artificial light sources dominant.
Enable Artificial LIghting
Enable or Disable artificial lighting
Use Daylight Portals
Enable or Disable daylight portals
Use Indirect Lighting (reflected light)
Set method to solve bounced light in the rendering.
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|
|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|