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Quadie

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Firstly, thank you for spending your time in reading this. I'll be a quick and as precise as I can.

I'm trailing SU Podium. I've done a handful of renders but I'm not liking some of the results. Other results I see is probably my lack of knowledge is setting up materials correctly but I digress. 

Render below is using preset 3interiorfineAA1.0.5.pps. Lights are from the Podium browser including the car. Has to be said I'm amazed by the speed at which it finished but at the moment disappointed with the result.

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Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again.

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You will almost always need to use the "interior high" preset when there are artificial lights in the scene, especially omni lights or spotlights.

In short, the difference between the three major preset choices:

1. Interior default -- Fast, but lower samples for both lighting and antialiasing (edge resampling).

2. Interior High - Slow, but highest quality lighting.  This preset usually eliminates ugly sampling errors like the ones you've highlighted... blotches on the walls, blurred reflection noise. (Your amazement with the speed will be diminished, but hopefully you'll be more satisfied with the image.). This is what I suggest trying for this scene.

3. Interior Fine AA - This preset has the same lighting settings as the default preset, but improves the quality of edges by increasing the samples devoted to antialiasing.  It is a somewhat slow preset, but usually not as slow as interior high. I would only use Fine AA if you are having bad issues with jagged/broken edges. I don't see a lot of detail in this scene that would require Fine AA.

If you want to use Interior High for the better lighting quality, but need improved edge quality in a few spots, this can be achieved by changing the "Edge smoothing" attribute on specific materials in your scene.

For example, if you need higher quality anti-aliasing on the cabinets: Open the material settings dialog, select the cabinet material with the eyedropper, and then change the edge smoothing parameter (at the very bottom) to high or ultra.






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Having said that....  if I could find a way to light this room without the light fixtures turned on, it's probably what I would do. They use omni lights, which are my least favorite lighting option Podium offers.

This is probably how I would approach it:
  • I would try to use the Solar North plugin to get as much natural light into the scene as possible. 
  • Put a hidden LEM somewhere behind the camera to cast light into the garage.  Light emitting materials are the most natural looking artificial light type in my opinion.
  • Turn off all the light fixtures and see how it looks. Then maybe turn on a single bank of lights and see which image I prefer.
  • You can always use the "interior bright" presets to get a brighter image without adding a whole bunch of lights.

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