OllyNicholson Posted May 12, 2005 Share Posted May 12, 2005 Hi I am looking to focus on a rendering & lighting solution for the Architectural Visualisation work I do, but I am having problems with each route I go down as one renderer won't work with another light or that GI solution or plug-in etc. I am using 3DS max 7 and some important other neccesities: * I often use the Architectural materials (although can't get shiny metals to work with any solution thus far) * Sometimes I need to use Archvision RPC content in the scene (cars, trees etc.) * I want to be able to use HDRI environment (back ground & reflections) * I also wanted to try to light a scene simply with an HDRI map If anyone can recommend a fairly simple Lights/GI/Render configuration for outdoor architectural scenes I would be really grateful. I am open to 3rd part renderers in addition to scanline and MR, but I am aware that some do not work with these features. I have a fairly fast dual xeon with 2gig ram and mostly render stills. To date I have had to stick with Scanline/IES daylight and Radiosity & Exposure control but this makes RPC content tricky and provides shadows either too sharp (raytrace) or too soft (others I've tried) here is some of my work http://www.loungecore.co.uk any pointers greatly appreciated - Olly Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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