Render for Success with this New Tutorial Series

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/28/16 12:00 PM  |  3 min read time

Usually, the more time you spend on a rendering the better the output, but you typically can’t afford to spend multiple days finishing a single image. Understanding how to balance time and quality in your rendering workflow is a key to success. This training series will help you understand how to save on time while still producing high-quality renderings by investigating the full capabilities of Renderworks software.

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We’ll start off by explaining OpenGL, the main rendering mode you’ll work in, and its different options and views.

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Let there be light in your renderings. This next video will take you through different lighting options, from ambient lighting to using the Heliodon tool, demonstrating both how to use them and when each type should be applied to your project.

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Now that you have some well-lit renderings, try exploring the different types of backgrounds and how they affect the coloring, lighting, or general mood of your renderings.

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Ready to make some textures of your own? Follow along with this next video to learn how to create and edit textures.

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If you’re finding the texture mapping controls to be limiting, learn how to get around this by using an unexpected tool in this video.

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Mapping textures that show directionality can be tricky. In the following tutorial, learn how to successfully map these textures to 3D geometries.

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If your textures are falling flat, add some noise and displacement to give your rendering more depth.

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Gone are the days of duplicating thousands of blades of grass for renderings. This video will demonstrate Renderworks software’s solution to this common rendering situation.

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Let’s make your renderings glow. Explore glow textures in Renderworks software and how they can be applied to achieve a neon or fluorescent lighting look.

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Learn about the rendering modes and styles of Renderworks software in the next tutorial, as well as the impact each can have on your output.

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Make sure your detailed renderings shine by watching this final video about when and how to render with caustics.

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Now that you’re well on your way to becoming a rendering expert, be sure to take your next step on this journey and sign up for our upcoming webinar, “Visualizing Success with Rendering Software,” worth 1 AIA LU. Even if you can’t make the live airdate on August 16, register anyway and we’ll send you think link once the presentation is available on demand.

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