January 28, 2013, 06:54:01 pm
What about your tutorial to get lumi-ray images?
It would be great!
Hi Gabbiano, thanks for your request for a tutorial, I think I am no pro in these things. However, my word of advice is as follows; I choose a simple sun preset scene where I import my model. Next I spend a lot of time experimenting on various materials and lighting. This aspect is a pain staking exercise that can make or break your beautiful scene. With lumion's new reflection & G.I feature turned on in build mode, start working out your material reflections, adjusting the falloff, glossiness,and luminosity. You may need to adjust your sun angles for best results. It is also important to have a project environment well landscaped so that you get correct light influences. Your interior or exterior scene needs to be reasonably detailed for you to achieve eye catching renders. There are no fixed render settings in lumion or any rendering software for that matter as each scene brings its own challenges and you have to keep on tweaking your materials and light settings to achieve good results.
Lastly, a non post processed image even with vray or mental ray will always look less pristine than a processed one. Many photo retouching applications can easily achieve this with less effort.
A good rendering is always a product of a lot of patience and many hours of experimenting.
On another note: The reason why perhaps, many of us are now with lumion is that we do not have much time to spend on the rendering demands that other applications require. We often have tight delivery schedules. Lumion, though not yet at a level of vray or mental ray, can deliver that reasonable quality, convincing enough to a demanding client's eye, to be the real thing.
Hope I have given you enough to make you start working in the right direction.
This forum, I think, is hungry for well rendered animations or still renders. I am not saying mine are that good either, but all I am saying is that lets all try our best before we post.