Lighting Defaults


Lighting Defaults make it easy to create an effective rendering without having to worry about lights, the sun, or shadows. Template:IRender Nxt Defaults Tab


3D Object Sample

IRender nXt sample. (No lights. 4 minutes rendering time. 50 passes)

This model, downloaded from the Google 3D Warehouse , (Lock Machine by Jon was rendered without making any light or material settings. Using the default High Dynamic Lighting in IRender nXt it makes an excellent rendering, with subtle lighting effects with the push of a single button in IRender nXt.

Same model with reflection settings on materials. (No lights. 5 minutes rendering time. 30 passes.)

Adding some reflective materials, (by right clicking on the material, and selecting the default plastic, or metal box), creates a much more dramatic rendering - again without adding any lights.

Lighting Defaults

nXt Tab


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Special options for IRender nXt .
AccuRender plants
  • Season - sets the default season for all plants.
  • Random Rotation - randomly rotates plants.
  • Random Height - randomly scales plants.
See: Create Plant
  • Color Render Mode - renders scene without colors or textures
Normal - use normal rendering mode.
Clay - no textures, all colors are white
Gray - No Texture - no textures, all color are grey
Color - No Texture - no textures, normal but use material colors.
See: Color Render Mode for more examples.
Example of clay render mode

Section Planes
You can use SketchUp Section Planes to cut sections through your IRender nXt model.
IRender nXt cannot tell which section planes are enabled or disabled. Ordinarily, all section planes which are visible are used to clip the rendering.
You can override this with:
Visible Only

Create Materials from Layer Names
Create new Materials to match layer names, and assign them to faces in layers.
See: Create Materials from Layer Names

See also

See also