Best Of Tips and Tricks - The Master List - V1.x

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Best Of Tips and Tricks - The Master List - V1.x

Post by Fletch » Sun May 23, 2010 1:15 pm

Now grouped for easier browsing:

Modeling Tips
  1. Sharp corners = unrealistic
  2. How to fake fire flames
  3. Photomatch - Aligning a Rendering with the Original Image
  4. Front Face Tool by Tomasz
  5. Curved Surface Textures in SketchUp
  6. Complex UV Mapping using Proxy Object in SketchUp
  7. Hidden Layer Visibility in Components (aka Proxy Objects)
  8. Liquid In A Glass - How To Model Wine or Water - by Massimo
  9. Shag Carpet - Shaggy Carpet - Furry Rug
Material Tips
  1. Material and light settings
  2. Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render
  3. Force a background image to render unaffected by lighting
  4. Editing a Leaf Material in Kerkythea
  5. Curved Surface Textures in SketchUp [VIDEO]
  6. Copy colors from anywhere with hex color codes
  7. Smooth Transparency Gradient
  8. How to render dirty glass and other contaminants - tutorial by Sergio
  9. How To Render Edge Lines (wireframe) Only
  10. Complex UV Mapping using Proxy Object in SketchUp [VIDEO]
  11. Reflections in Architectural Glass
  12. Materials on Back / Reversed Faces and UV Tools Fix
  13. How to render an invisible wall for a building section in Twilight Render
  14. Pool Water at night
Lighting Tips
  1. Basic Light and Lighting Terminology in Rendering
  2. Diagram of a Spotlight
  3. Soft Shadow Radius for Sun, Spot, Point Lights IN DEPTH
  4. Light Emitter v. Spotlight in a downlight (can light)
  5. Color of Lights / Light Render Speed Comparison
  6. Pointlight or Spotlight vs Light Emitter Material
  7. Light Emitting Surface Options
  8. Material and light settings
  9. Lights - render times...
  10. Lighting Made Simple
  11. Jewelry and Product Shots - the Right Light a.k.a. "photo studio" "lighting studio"
  12. How to make concealed light on ceiling - a Cove Light or Recessed Soffit Light
  13. Light Bulb - aka "Come on, baby, light my bulb!"
  14. Interior Renderings - Exposure for Background Outside
  15. Reflection of Lights in surfaces
  16. Realistic Lighting Color
  17. Lynda.com Spot Light and Projector Light Video Tutorial
  18. Night Shot - Exposure and Lighting
  19. Pool Water at night
Sun and Sky Tips
  1. Moonlight Effect with Twilight's Physical Sky
  2. Default Sky Setting for Twilight... and speed up SU
  3. Soft Shadow Radius for Sun, Spot, Point Lights IN DEPTH
  4. Scale an HDR Spherical Image to Match Your Scene (How To)
  5. First thing to do to warm up the Sun and Sky
  6. Physical Sky in Twilight Render
  7. Bye-Bye Blue Sky
  8. Force a background image to render unaffected by lighting
Render Settings Tips
  1. Prefer a crispier look? Try alternative antialiasing methods
  2. Render Settings - the Best One
  3. How to Modify Twilight Render Settings
  4. Easy 1-7 Photon Mapping and Final Gather (Biased)
  5. Progressive Rendering (Unbiased Method)
Animation Tips
  1. How to use Twilight with SketchyPhysics
  2. Making a movie - I have these images, now what?
  3. Render Quick Test Animation from SketchUp
  4. Animation Setup Tutorial Video
  5. Animation sequence to H.264/MP4 video (Video Size, Video Codec, Video Compression
Importing / Exporting / Using Other Formats Tips
  1. How to Share a File (Pack-n-go)
  2. Revit to SketchUp to Twilight in 5 Steps
Rendering - General Tips
  1. You already have a bigger version of your "Interior" render
  2. How to get DOF (Depth of Field) in your image [Video]
  3. How to render a section / Cómo renderizar un corte
  4. Calibrate your Monitor
  5. Resume / distribute an interior progressive rendering
  6. Recover Temporary Image after Crash
  7. Getting Started Basics in 3D Rendering
Post Processing Tips
  1. NPR (Non-photo-real) render using SU+TWi
  2. Bye-Bye Blue Sky
  3. How to use Alpha Mask render pass in Post Production
  4. Background Image / Picture Using Alpha Mask
  5. Making Fog Using Depth Render Pass
  6. Background image with Gimp for interior - Video
  7. Shadows effect with Gimp(To cast a shadow on an invisible ground plane)
Forum Tips
  1. Forum tip - how to avoid scroll bars on forum images
Leveraging Kerkythea with Twilight
  1. Editing a Leaf Material in Kerkythea
  2. Using Kerkythea Material Editor with Twilight
  3. How to use materials and material libraries from Kerkythea?
Computer/Machine/System Tips
  1. Make Windows XP (+Vista/Win7 32bit) access more RAM with /3Gb Switch

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Re: Best Of Tips and Tricks - The Master List

Post by ZooBoing » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:01 pm

Woot! Thanks for the list. :D

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Re: Best Of Tips and Tricks - The Master List

Post by Fletch » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:34 pm

List updated to be tips grouped by "Topic".

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Re: Best Of Tips and Tricks - The Master List

Post by junifer » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:08 pm

That tips are very useful. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Best Of Tips and Tricks - The Master List

Post by mojtabata2001 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:29 pm

thanks a million Fletch

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