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koenraad

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Hi,

Can anyone give me tips on how to improve the dark parts? The corridor comes out black, I want is much brighter, showing al materials. AI-ENTREE.jpg 

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exterior preview1.0.5
podium physical sky 1
sun / sky brightness middle
only sketshup sunlight

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Are you using a skydome? If so, you need to increase sun intensity and exposure to the maximum.

You could also try making the floor in the corridor slightly reflective.

Your render has very natural looking lighting to me.

The only thing you have to play with the intensity and exposure sliders - and PIE.

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koenraad

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Thank for the tips. 
I've set sun to the maximum. It helps in getting the image brighter and better, but doesn't make the dark parts brighter. Reflexion also wasn't helpfull. In this effort i gave the corridor wall material a little bit of LEM. What do you think of it?

PS Natural lighting is nice, but sometimes doesn't reflect what you want to tell with the image. A global illumination slider would do the trick for showing more detail in the corridor. AI-ENTREEraw.jpg 

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I think it works! For minor adjustments like this i would quite quickly jump into photoshop(at least if your are on a tight schedule).

I might have overdone it a bit, but in my projects i usually never have time to render and re-render too many times so it saves me some fiddling in sketchup and podium.

Skjermbilde 2017-07-30 kl. 23.44.46.jpg 

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Making the walls emit light is not a great idea, and will hit render time. Placing hidden, invisible, 100% transparent low power LEMs below the ceiling in the corridors would work better.

HDR presets would also be better.

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koenraad

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I think I cracked the case: making two renders (one preset exterior and one preset interior). And combining them in photoshop. Not ideal, but it works. LEM's didn't do it for me.
AI-ENTREE.jpg

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Good tip!
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