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Sample Models and Renderings

Sample Models and Renderings

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Additions to the Sample Models and Tutorials dialog include tabs for Rendering Tips, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Tip of the Day, and a link to popular IRender nXt Videos.

  • See: Sample Models and Renderings


These Sample Models are available from the Sample Model icon on the IRender nXt Toolbar. Load sample icon.jpg

Note: You can uncheck the Show the Wizard... box a the top so that this Wizard does not appear each time you start SketchUp.


Interior Conference Room

Interior Conference Room Sample Model - model courtesy Alain Bonnefoy

Using the Lighting Preset - Interior with sun - this model demonstrates the balance of interior and exterior lighting, the use of thick glass with Index of Refraction, and the use of reflective materials on the walls and ceiling.


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View the Information Page for ideas on how to change the settings to produce various results.

  • Ceiling Lights
  • Reflections
  • The Light Balancer to balance interior and exterior lighting.

Exterior Retail Model at Night

Exterior Retail Sample Model - model courtesy Mesh 3D


This model uses sun, sky, interior lights, and reflection on the concrete surfaces to product a good dusk or evening effect.

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View the Information Page for ideas on how to change the settings to produce various results.

  • Overall Brightness
  • the Light Balancer to balance sky and artificial lights.
  • Blurry reflection on concrete.

Light Balancer

Lighting Channel Sample Model - model courtesy Boothy

By placing groups of light in channels, you can balance and modify the lights as a Post Process after rendering. This saves lots of time because you do not need to repeatedly change lights and re-render in order to see the effects of lighting changes.

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  • View Information Page for ideas on how to change the channels to produce various results.
  • Adjust Sun and Sky
  • Bring out backlit panels
  • Adjust up and down lighting effects of the hanging lights.

Water Effects

Water Effects Sample Model - model courtesy Boothy

Settings such as Transparency , Index of Refraction and Procedural Bump Maps can be used to create varied water effects.

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  • View Information Page for ideas on how to change theses settings to produce various results.
  • Procedural Bump Maps for rippled water effect
  • Index of Refraction for distortion below the water
  • Light Balancer to adjust sunlight and artificial lights.

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