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by pbacot
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Materials and Resources
Topic: Fast metallic Texture
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Fast metallic Texture

Great. Thanks! What are NK metals?
by pbacot
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Materials and Resources
Topic: Fast metallic Texture
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Fast metallic Texture

Hi, Any ideas to create a fast metallic shiny or not so shiny texture? Using Easy 09 (08 for that matter). It takes many passses for the metal to look anything but black. Maybe I am going about the texture wrong (using default templates usually). The rest of the rendering may be OK and the metal is ...
by pbacot
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks
Topic: How to use the Alpha Mask / Alpha Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: How to use the Alpha Mask / Alpha Channel

I often use alpha mask and for windows that may have glass and look through to the rear, the HDR image I use in rendering is often OK. That is, it is similar enough to the background picture I want to add in postpro. Perhaps you can use a HDR background in the rendering where the transparency effect...
by pbacot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks
Topic: Shadow Catcher or Sky Projection Mapping
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Shadow Catcher or Sky Projection Mapping

Looks great! Is there a shadow catcher as well for when you want to use another background in post pro? That would be a translucent shadow image that exports with the rendering?
by pbacot
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Feedback
Topic: Rendering On MacBookPro
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Rendering On MacBookPro

Video makes me dislike my Mac! :lol: I need it for certain software and generally enjoy using it, but if I continue much with rendering I'll just need another machine.
by pbacot
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Questions & Feedback
Topic: Rendering On MacBookPro
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Rendering On MacBookPro

I agree a heating pad will be a good idea, especially because I just bought a new -old replacment MBP. (Does anyone have recommendations?) But I wonder why, if Twilight is rendering in the background, does the heat and fan go down. It's only when rendering and having SketchUp active (not doing anyth...
by pbacot
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Questions & Feedback
Topic: Rendering On MacBookPro
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Rendering On MacBookPro

I've often struggled to understand what's going on with rendering on the MBP. If I have rendering going, Power adapter on. "Never sleep" setting, the rendering seems to be going on OK and CPU shows full activity when another program is active. OK. But the fan becomes quiet and the computer is cool.....
by pbacot
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Feedback
Topic: Subdividing faces
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Subdividing faces

What is it useful for?
by pbacot
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Questions & Feedback
Topic: Distortions in Panoramic view
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Distortions in Panoramic view

Thanks. Interesting!
by pbacot
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Feedback
Topic: Distortions in Panoramic view
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Distortions in Panoramic view

Thanks! Yeah I didn't think of the field of view. I notice if you "back up" it gets worse.