This tutorial is designed for those new to Design 3D who want to know the difference between direct and indirect diffuse illumination. It also shows how to control parameters which influence these lighting types in Render dialog. It specifically looks at the Lighting, Shadow and Detail panels, covering Raydiosity Bounces, Cache Hits, Adaptive Shadow Sampling, and Anti-Aliasing parameters as they relate to direct and indirect illumination.
This texturing tutorial shows how to use the Primary Mix Ratio to use two specular components on metallic surfaces. This allows materials with no diffuse component to interact with direct light sources.
Adaptive Shadow Sampling allows the renderer to save time by adaptively lowering render quality parameters in dim shadow areas. This can save quite a bit of time in some scene, but can also introduce artifacts if set too high. This tutorial discusses how the gamma function in 8.0 can necessitate different values as compared to 7.x
This new option allows the Lightdome to affect the scene in one of two ways; one is solely through amplification of diffuse illumination (raydiosity) or through source pixel brightness which also affects reflections. This quick tutorial shows specifically what this very useful function does.
Getting Started Series
Design 3D CX 8 for Mac
This supplement bottle project will show you how to import Adobe Illustrator artwork, turn it into a three-dimensional model, apply a label to the bottle, and setup a hero shot to create a final rendering. Along the way you’ll learn the basics of the user interface and how to work in 3D space.
These videos are part of the Getting Started series, and can also be accessed using the Design 3D CX 8 “Help” menu.
This tutorial discusses the nature of floating-point color. It looks at Photoshop’s floating-point color picker as a window into understanding the nature of high precision color. It also shows how to create high bit depth color files that can be used in Design3D 8.0.
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