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Sketchup 2017 Released

SketchUp 2017 SketchUp 2017 was released in November 2016. All Render Plus products have been tested…Continue

Started Nov 8, 2016

New, fast, Batch Extractor
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Batch ExtractorThe new, fast, Batch Extractor, extracts your SketchUp Geometry directly inside of the IRender Batch window, rather than inside…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Hart Nov 16, 2016.

Lights on Black Walls

We use Irender with Sketchup as a rendering software for showing lighting effects. I was wondering if there was a way to make coloured lighting show on black materials. For example, in the model i'm…Continue

Started Sep 20, 2016

Help with office furniture rendering
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Hi All, I've just started with irender nxt and did this render. Is this as good as it will render, or is there a studio scene that I can create to render all my models in. I'm trying to do a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Hart Aug 30, 2016.

 

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Al Hart replied to David Barrows's discussion Specular Bouncing of Light Source (Spotlight)
"You can place another spot light behind the mirror - but at the same height and "mirrored" location as the first spotlight, and aim the at the same place. (I drew a construction line to make it easy to aim them) Then, in SketchUp, I set…"
Feb 19
Al Hart replied to Sketchit's discussion Draping Tent legs
"This is more of a SketchUp question - how to drape materials.I think you should post it on the SketchUp forum."
Feb 17
Al Hart replied to Michael DeNise's discussion iRender nXt Rendering Performance
"We do not use the Video Card's GPU for rendering. So the main advantage you will get from a decent video card is when you are working in SketchUp on the model."
Feb 1
Al Hart replied to Sketchit's discussion Interior Lighting
"The squares on the back wall look like sun or sky coming in through the windows. If there is no glass in the window it will take about 100 passes or more for the sun ans sky to blend out.I do see a ceiling light. If there is both sky and interior…"
Jan 31
Al Hart replied to Michael DeNise's discussion iRender nXt Rendering Performance
"The i5-4570S is a 4-core processor (we use all the cores) A more powerful processor may run at 4.0 GHz rather than 2.90, which would be about 35% faster.For the fastest processing you want a fast processor, as many cores as possible, and…"
Jan 31
Al Hart replied to Gary Stanullwich's discussion iRender NxT Rendering Engine
"You can click the stop button to stop the rendering at the end of the current pass, and then use resume rendering after you save the image. Stop Rendering When you start a rendering, the Green Circle will turn Red. If you press the red circle while…"
Jan 29
Al Hart replied to Sketchit's discussion Interior Lighting
"The best way to get lighting will be to place a few 2 x 2  ceiling lights in the ceiling of the room.  Multiple ceiling lights create a soft lighting effect and don't require as many rendering passes as indirect, cove lighting which…"
Jan 25
Al Hart replied to Sketchit's discussion Interior Lighting
"You may want to start with a smaller model to get some of these things working. I zoomed out on your model and found these lights: They are all pointing up in the air, and there is nothing for them to bounce light off of.End even if they were…"
Jan 25
Al Hart replied to Gary Stanullwich's discussion New Feature
"Would you like to rotate the sun while in SketchUp or in the Batch Renderer?The function I am would let you say "Rotate sun by x degrees" while still in SketchUp, and you would see the SketchUp shadows move by that number of degrees. We…"
Dec 14, 2016
Al Hart replied to Gary Stanullwich's discussion New Feature
"What if you were able to rotate the model around and pick a spot for the sun in the sky? Does that work at all? We would then have to rotate the model and choose a time of day for this to work. If you pick June 21, and rotate the model, you can…"
Dec 13, 2016
Rich Hart replied to Al Hart's discussion New, fast, Batch Extractor
"Posted a new version PK16 with a fix for layer changes in animations, when using the new extractor logic."
Nov 16, 2016
Rich Hart replied to Al Hart's discussion New, fast, Batch Extractor
"Starting with the latest version posted PJ07, the new extractor is now the default extractor. If you install a new version and want to continue to use the legacy Ruby extractor, you can choose to do that by clicking on this box on the Support…"
Nov 8, 2016
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Sketchup 2017 Released

SketchUp 2017 SketchUp 2017 was released in November 2016. All Render Plus products have been tested with SketchUp 2017. If you have purchased or renewed your license in the past 12 months, you can download the latest version and install it for use with SketchUp 2017. Download new Version If your license is current, (purchased withing the past 12 months), it will work with SketchUp 2017. If…See More
Nov 8, 2016
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Sketchup 2017 Released

SketchUp 2017 SketchUp 2017 was released in November 2016. All Render Plus products have been tested with SketchUp 2017. If you have purchased or renewed your license in the past 12 months, you can download the latest version and install it for use with SketchUp 2017. Download new Version If your license is current, (purchased withing the past 12 months), it will work with SketchUp 2017. If…See More
Nov 8, 2016
Rich Hart replied to Al Hart's discussion New, fast, Batch Extractor
"We posted a new install, version PJ27, with Ground Covers working in the new extractor. http://www.renderplus.com/wp2/download/ Please continue to let us know if you find any problems with the new faster extractor."
Oct 27, 2016
Al Hart replied to Sketchit's discussion New version of IrenderNxt
"Sorry - I thought you meant a new version of SketchUp. Does an older version of IRender nXt load when you start SketchUp?"
Oct 25, 2016

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At 3:04pm on February 29, 2016, Robert Emanuel Fischer said…

Hallo Al

I don't find no more the spherical panorama button to  create in NXT with the panoarama option -(the button was near resolution size)

At 3:13pm on August 14, 2011, JohnTGentz said…
Ok Sir, your welcome. Its my pleasure to join in this wed site. Great day!
At 10:40pm on March 15, 2011, Paul Davis said…
I meant asva friend on this site. I can't seem to find a way to a friend except by using an email. I'm just trying to get connected with some people on this site. That's all. I did check out sketchucation mag and was reading the interviews of the sketch related companies. Is that the type of article you guys will be doing with them?
At 8:54pm on March 15, 2011, Paul Davis said…
Hey Al, would mind if I added you as a friend?
At 9:12am on January 6, 2011, Didier Hoffman said…
Done !
At 8:56am on January 6, 2011, Didier Hoffman said…
No problem, I do it immediately...
At 8:40am on January 6, 2011, Didier Hoffman said…

Oh... OK.

If you want, I post again a new discussion with the problem... and the solution !

At 8:19pm on December 18, 2010, John Rector said…

Avatar Image already uploded

At 5:30pm on October 22, 2010, Chris St.Clair said…
Hi Al,
I was involved with Beta testing the early versions of nxt for Revit, but I got too busy to stay involved, and I thought this product was released for production. I would like to purchase a licence, but it seems like there are still major issues that would prevent me from being able to use this for my projects.
1. I thought nxt loaded the assigned materials from the Revit material library, but in the trial version that I just downloaded and installed most of the materials were wrong.
2. I have not tried it but I saw that the decals are still not working
3. And I also noticed that RCP objects are still not working.
I would love to beta test any new versions you are developing. I am currently taking time off to do research and development, and I have time for this now.
At 6:40pm on October 16, 2010, Austin Canon said…
Al

I added an image to my profile. Will also be uploading more renders in the near future.

I like I Render nXt
 
 
 

        

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