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#1 Jon Davis

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:07 PM

I'm getting horrible rendered images. I see photos online, on the website, here on the forum and some of ya'lls renderings look great.

 

I can't seem to get Softplan to produce these quality renderings. I'm thinking my hardware may just not be sufficient enough

to create a decent rendering. 

 

 

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#2 Allen McDonnell

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:28 PM

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#3 Allen McDonnell

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:29 PM

I use Joes render settings in textured mode.  Anti alias at 10.

 

I then export to lumion.  However, I do not render is SP any longer.


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#4 Jon Davis

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:32 PM

Thanks I'll try it



#5 Gary McKeon

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:05 PM

What is your video card Jon? That may/ may not be your issue.



#6 Allen McDonnell

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:10 PM

Does not matter.  Softplan uses CPU not GPU.


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#7 Jon Davis

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:40 PM

What is your video card Jon? That may/ may not be your issue.

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#8 Steve Haarmann

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:40 PM

SoftPlan performance is enhanced with a dedicated video card.

Your video is not ... 

This will affect renderings up to textured mode as they all use the GPU not the CPU.

With ray traced mode the CPU is used rather than GPU.



#9 Gary McKeon

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:05 PM

Does not matter.  Softplan uses CPU not GPU.

Not fully correct Allen. See Steve's response. 

Jon, that isn't much horsepower to work with and could very well be your reason why.



#10 Martin Livingston

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 05:32 AM

Can you post a few of your renderings? Most of us have been developing our rendering settings to suit our own needs for quit a while. Seeing your results might enable us to make a few suggestions.


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#11 Jon Davis

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:32 AM

here's one

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#12 Allen McDonnell

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:37 AM

I would use certainteed textures when possible.  They are really good.

 

Manuf-SP Plus-Certainteed.  

 

One thing that helps with renderings is adding "context" or "entourage".  

 

Think of rendering as painting a scene.


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#13 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:43 AM

Windows show better if the walls inside are painted a bit darker.



#14 Martin Livingston

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:58 AM

Hi,

 

I noticed the sun is not hitting the front of the house at all. rotating the orientation  to get the sun hitting the front of the house at an angle creates some shadows and depth to the pictures. I also colour the glazing a bit and reduce the transparency to make them more realistic. Adding a background with trees and other features creates more realistic reflections in the glazing as well. Try creating a site plan with a bit of grading, walkways and other features like foreground trees and gardens helps to fluff up the image as well. Another add realism is to locate the camera and field of view at a natural eyelevel height.

 

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#15 Allen McDonnell

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:05 AM

Example...working on this one now.

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#16 Jon Davis

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:55 PM

I would use certainteed textures when possible.  They are really good.

 

Manuf-SP Plus-Certainteed.  

 

One thing that helps with renderings is adding "context" or "entourage".  

 

Think of rendering as painting a scene.

 

Not using SP Plus.... Just regular ole SP.



#17 Allen McDonnell

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 03:06 PM

Why not?  45$ a month.  You spend more than that on lunch every week.


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#18 Philip Frank

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:11 AM

You can also get more realistic glass by changing the "Glazing" material to a dark blue gray with a transparency set to around 70. This was a tip I got from this newsgroup a while ago and it works great.

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#19 Jon Davis

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 06:20 AM

Why not?  45$ a month.  You spend more than that on lunch every week.

 

I'm just the draftsman.... just getting my boss to pay for the 2020 upgrade was aggravating enough. 



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 09:20 AM

Wouldn’t the 2020 upgrade have been included in the $45/mth maintenance fee?

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