Visual Features



Animation movie.

Animation or your IRender nXt image is created by rendering scenes, moving the camera, and rendering the next frame.

High Resolution

Image courtesy Mike Halls

With IRender nXt you can render a high-quality, high-resolution image suitable for creating posters, etc.

Very high resolutions will require more RAM, and a 64-bit processor.

Two Point Perspective

Two Point Perspective in SketchUp

Keep vertical lines parallel while panning the view. Perspective views set in SketchUp are rendered properly in IRender nXt - This makes your exterior view more realistic.

Panoramic Views

Panoramic View prior to viewing with an interactive viewer

Create a full 360 degree panoramic image which can be turned into a movie and embedded in a web page. A panoramic image is created by rotating the camera while rendering to create a full 360 x 360 degree image.

View the flash movie made from the panoramic image above: Click here to see in viewer

Planar HDRi Backgrounds

Converting standard image to HDRi.

You can use a, (non panoramic), HDRi image as a background.

Image Adjustments

If you use a Planar HDRi background with the Path Tracer, you can adjust its brightness as an additional lighting channel after rendering. (This is not working with the standard renderer yet)

Depth of Field

Depth of Field set to 1.0, Focal Distance 100'

Depth of Field and Focal Distance settings create renderings with areas in sharp focus and areas out of focus.

Depth Blur can also be defined as a Post-Processing technique in the nXt Image Editor.

Edge Highlighting

Cabinet with edges rendered.

Edge Highlighting displays the edges of faces while rendering. This is especially valuable with scenes containing cabinets or furniture where edge highlighting is necessary to bring out the detail of the components.

In IRender nXt edge highlighting can be turned on in the Special tab under the Setup Options dialog. In ArielVision it can be turned on in the Styles tab under the Setup Options dialog.

Videos and Tutorials

Clay Rendering

Clay Rendering.

Clay Rendering is used to show the details of your model without adding colors or textures. This feature renders the SketchUp model in black and white.

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