ARCHICAD Tutorials Rendering Related

Rendering a good image is important. These tips and ARCHICAD tutorials can help with creating quality renders. 

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CR Surface Materials Thumb Part 1.1

This is part 1 of the CineRender Surface Material Series and covers the size and color channel. This series is going through all the important Surface Channels you need to create any custom material you want.

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This is part 2 of the CineRender Surface Material Series and covers the diffuse channel. This series is going through all the important Surface Channels you need to create any custom material you want.

CR Surface Materials Thumb Part 3.1

Part 3 of this Surface Material Series is looking at the Luminance channel. If you know how to use it , you can achieve some excellent looking results. Actually, you can use this skill to slightly lighten up a dark ceiling as example. I know this is cheating a bit but if you run out of time to deliver your CGI to the client and this helps, nobody will ask you how you did :)

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Part 4 of this Surface Material Series is looking at the Transparency channel. This channel is essential to know if you do 3D Visualisations. Every building has windows and many of them have handrails which have transparency when constructed with a type of glass ( clear, tinted, frosted, etc. ) The tutorial is showing you the ins and outs of the CineRender transparency channel including refraction.

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Part 5 of this Surface Material Series is looking at the Reflection channel. Reflections are almost everywhere on surface materials, if not a sharp one then usually some blurred reflections. This is one of the most important channels to master if you want to create realistic surface materials.

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Part 6 of this Surface Material Series is looking at the Environment channel. This channel is very helpful if your model has very little or no surrounding 3D model content. The Environment Channel helps with this problem to get better reflection on glass, metal or any other surface which has some slight reflection.

Quick Coffee Tip 10

How to render only part of an image with Cinerender

Quick Coffee Tip 07

How to render out a color mask to use in Photoshop. This option has been there ever since Graphisoft introduced CineRender but it is a small work around

Quick Coffee Tip 06

How to align and resize texture maps to fit in 3D rendering. Have a look on how it's done correctly every time, even if you have different texture sizes ( 1000 x 1000, 1024 x 1024, etc. or rectangular ones like 500 x 1000, 1200 x 1800, etc. )

adding surface container

How to add a Surface container .lcf file in ARCHICAD

HIgh Quality Surfaces

High Quality ARCHICAD surface containers are coming. It's quite exciting, Cinerender can be very good if you use the right settings AND high quality materials

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Finally ARCHICAD Surface Containers are ready. Go to the the shop to check out the high resolution texture maps. 60 wooden floor textures 50 brick textures 4 different types of siding textures with 50 common colours preset. There is a free sample pack to download

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