Software and Tutorials

Discussions about software and rendering process tutorials

It’s time to foray into some new software again. I’ve heard lots of good things about Enscape 3D rendering, and finally decided to give it a try. I’m finding it a joy to use, and for visualizing designs, especially interiors, it does a splendid job. It’s one more tool I can add to my repertory, […]

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The release of the new version 3 of V-Ray for Sketchup has taken a bit of effort to incorporate into my workflow. There are many changes in how V-Ray handles materials the net effect of which has made large swathes of my existing models obsolete. On the one hand, the render engine that uses video […]

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Rendering to a raw image format from Vray for Sketchup can save a lot of hassle for scenes that are highly memory intensive, as well as make it possible to render very high resolution images. Here is a brief tutorial on how to use the vrimg format to render from vray for SU. Step 1. […]

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**New: Added settings dialogue example for Vray for Sketchup 3.0 beta** One of the materials that’s been sorely lacking in the previous versions of Vray for Sketchup is a “shadow catcher” or matte material that can define a transparent shadow in a scene. This is something very useful when you want to add an environment […]

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Yet another busy month at Orban Design! In addition to the regular batch of new renderings, models, and drafting work, I’ve delved into a new software program with which I hope to improve my capabilities. I decided to take the plunge with the open source Blender 3D software. The main impetus is in expanding my […]

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