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It sounds like I would have to open the preset in a text editor. I have not done that. I did change some of the checkmark to the right, if that's what you mean. 



No, I actually meant changed to a different preset. If you had modified the preset itself, there is no way you would have mistaken that [smile]

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I did more tests and had better results with the "default.pps". I'm now going back the the "Exterior" presets to try to understand how to make them work for me.


There is a clear progression in terms of light to dark. The darkest presets are the exterior default ones. These are used for exteriors, or interiors where there is a lot of natural light, for example entire glazed walls.

The default preset sits in the middle. You can use it for exteriors if you turn down sun brightness and exposure, and you can use it for interiors with large windows.

The interior presets are more accurate and have lighting levels boosted for interiors.

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I am also confused by the "OK" "Apply" and "Close" buttons in the SU Podium interface. What is the real difference? The OK button also closes the dialog box. I just clicked "Apply" in the "Materials" dialog and SU bombed. My experience is that rendering software tends to make SU less stable.


The dialog button question is easy. There is only one place where we have an 'Apply" button, and that's in the Materials dialog. It's labelled that way because you need to click on it to commit your material changes, and it doesn't close the dialog. if it were an 'Okay' button, it would commit changes and close the dialog. It would be a bit annoying if every time you committed changes to a material, you closed the dialog box and had to reopen it...

As Nick says, the beta version (at least on Windows) has some issues with stability. We've been fixing these, but the latest build we have still has issues with the light editor when OOPR is open. That's the point of beta software. Not everything in beta software

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I also wonder how to save settings for specific files. It appears if I make changes to SU Podium settings in one SU file the same settings are transferred to other files. Is that correct? I don't see a place to say "Save settings".


Material settings are saved, but Podium global settings aren't. We would have to save settings per scene, which gets rather more complex to manage.


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I’m experiencing a similar problem. I have rendered on SU podium using the present: interior fine AA and my sunlight appears to be way too bright what’s the best way to reduce this? So that the which bench isn’t over exposed?
The sun in my model was at about 45 - 50 (default) and in SU podium setting I didn’t change the light and dark section.

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The image you have posted is way too blurry and pixellated to be of any use I'm afraid.

Have a look at the preset guide here.

Turn both the sun intensity and exposure sliders down to the minimum.



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