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Adotdevilliers

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Hi all my first real tryout, so be gentle.....

 

I'm considering buying SUPodium.

 

1. Question, this is the 30 day version, can I get the render better, crisper, or is there a limit to the software? I like the ease / simplicity of SUP. Does the purchased version produce crisper images?

 

This was rendered on preset  'interior high'.

 

2. Can I create a fleurecent lighting pattern against a wall, by creating a strip of material using 'light power' and is it basically the same as SUP light fittings (omni) light.

If above stip is 'hidden' in SU, will i still produce light...

 

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1. Question, this is the 30 day version, can I get the render better, crisper, or is there a limit to the software? I like the ease / simplicity of SUP. Does the purchased version produce crisper images?


The 30 day trial is the same as the full version except you do not get all the resolution size options.  Crispy - I would try turning physical sky on in the Options/ Env tab and then use an exterior_default preset.  The only thing the _high presets do is increase the anti-aliasing.  They don't do anything to the quality. 
This rendering looks like an exterior to me so the exterior_default preset might work better.  If you think the overall image is not light enough, add a little more sun exposure from the Options/ Env area.
Also, not to get too long here, you could simply use an image editor to get a bit more sharpness.  I'm a Window user but I discovered that the Mac's standard image preview color tools are freakin' awesome for simple touch up.
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2. Can I create a fleurecent lighting pattern against a wall, by creating a strip of material using 'light power' and is it basically the same as SUP light fittings (omni) light.

If above stip is 'hidden' in SU, will i still produce light...



If you hide something in SketchUp, the object or light will not render.
Use LEM but check the Hidden option and that will hide the face or the group the LEM is on.  By LEM I mean 'light power' in the materials dialog.
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When you say 'crisper' the simple answer is 'no'. This is just the way the engine renders. The effect that you are looking for isn't realistic.

Vray for example doesn't produce particularly 'crisp' images either. You can always sharpen in PP.

I really like this image. Clean, smooth, elegant. Enough realism to show the design without having to spend too much time making it look like an actual photograph.

Nice work!

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Thank you for the information that you have shared and give much interest to come up a views to achieve in making the best option that you can have.
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This is very interesting and fantastic information. Thanks for share this information.
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