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by Nick1
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

Thanks so much Michael. I had never used the watermark option in Sketchup before since I usually managed the background with the rendering software. But it was good to know after working with this thing for so long. thank you again for enlightening me if that is the right word. I was refering to my ...
by Nick1
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

I am impressed. Quite a nice looking grass effect. Still waiting for your new and improved grass tutorial video with different shades exactly the way you have it now in this image. So: 1) what exactly is a watermark in Raylectron ? 2) Is it a scene behind the mode l? 3)And when do you usually use it...
by Nick1
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

Slowly but surely. Thanks Michael for clearing that up. Is this a background image with trees or an Environment map? Also is the light coming in, from Sketchup or the Environment map?
Thanks,
by Nick1
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

Now I see why I was getting the grainy look in the window. I'll correct both of them and try again. What settings did you use for this rendering? Is is the same you suggested yesterday? This material assignment issue is a bit cumbersome. For instance it is a good idea to assign the white material to...
by Nick1
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

Hi Michael,
I had the glass as you described. 2 layers and color was white with 100% transparency. We'll try it again.
Thanks much,
by Nick1
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

Thanks Michael. I tried what you suggested and the reflection still looks weird. The overall atmosphere got a bit brighter. I'll have to do few more tests. This one took almost 2 hours for the render.
by Nick1
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

Hi Michael. And yes please, I would like to see the model. I noticed that the v3 you posted for me was only about 6 MB in size whereas the previous versions were 22 Mb or so. Would this v3 version be an upgrade to the previous one or is the v3 version only 6Mb in size? Also I am still confused if I ...
by Nick1
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Yes sir. I learned my lesson the hard way. The first couple of times i kept seeing the edges and the side faces of the hole. So I grouped the side faces with the actual window and grouped the frona nd back face of the hole as a separte group so I can hide and unhide either of them as i need. I even ...
by Nick1
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

I am glad my constant persistence brings great results. Did you just make the grass material darker to make it more real or how did you do that? Really nice.
by Nick1
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Now I see what needs to be done in cases like these. So what I understand is I should first hid the window, then fill in the window area using push/pull(I can even group the push/pull area at this time) and do the rendering, then hide the push/pull area and unhide the window again.
Thanks Michael,
by Nick1
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Michael, I'll try all those things. I need to get few interior rendering going and even though I have watched your video concerning the x-ray method and so on, I have a bit of trouble getting the desired vew regardless of what nunmber of layers I give to the xray layer box. The closest one i have co...
by Nick1
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

Thanks Michael, I haven't checked yet. I'll try it after getting your advice on wether I should uninstall the 64bit version first prior to installing the 32bit version.
by Nick1
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Alright then. I'll try it once more. But do I uninstall the 64bit version first and then install the 32bit version? Even if it is a DLL in my system, since the last software installed would be Raylectron (after uninstalling the current one and reinstallin the new one), then tthere wouldn't be a new ...
by Nick1
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Well, I did it as your previous suggestion of renaming the existing exe file to Raylectron.good.exe and then placed the 2nd exe file you sent me into Raylectron folder and ran the program. Still does the same annoying message, however it didn't crash meaning I can still save the image and hence no l...
by Nick1
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Oops. No I haven't tried that one yet. You mentioned PM. I'll check it and let you know.
Thank Michael
by Nick1
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Did as you suggested but had no effect. It didn't crash and I still get the annoying message. I could still save the image in the second go around. Off to lunch now and will be back soon.
by Nick1
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

2. That's trade secret :) it picks it up from the material assigned to the base. I don't understand what you mean by material assigned to base. What base are you talking about? The Dog's base color or the base object/material that the dog is standing on? I think you are talking about the dog's base...
by Nick1
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Question on slope grass
Replies: 163
Views: 203708

Re: Question on slope grass

Few questions for you:
1- Will you be puting up a video for doing the grass tool?
2- How did you get two different fur colors on the dog? It looks great.
3- Will we have a frosted glass material in the Raylectron material or how would you go about it?
by Nick1
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Hi Michael, Thanks again for bearing with me and my computer the other day. Thankfully I can at least render now even though I still get the annoying Control-c hit message the first go around. I don't even dare to run the version you emailed me to see if it gets rid of the message or not. At any rat...
by Nick1
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Hi Michael, Its almost 11 pm and I finally went ahaed and uninstalled the whole Reaylectron. I also deleted it in the registry and rebooted the computer. Then I reinstalled the regular 2.66 version and thankfully I am back to my normal way of saving the image. I still get the Control-c hit message (...
by Nick1
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Hi Michael, My nephew was here tonight and sat down to help troubleshoot this with me. We ran across a number of cases as follows: 1. Recent attempts to render from Sketchup result in a dialogue box stating that the last saved settings predate the model file. See image one. I had not seen this until...
by Nick1
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Michael,
I just found out where the sandbox icon was within the dialog. Very confusing. It was under advanced settings. Now what should i do? Here is an image.
by Nick1
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Alright. I uninstalled all the other apps and installed Comodo Internet security Premium as you suggested. Got bunch of icons on my desktop like Comodo Dragon, GeekBuddy, AntiError, Shared Space, Virtual Comodo, and Comodo Internet Security along with a little comodo screen on the top right corner o...
by Nick1
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Alright then. I'll be waiting for you call at 2 pm.
by Nick1
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Raylectron
Topic: Interior Rendering
Replies: 50
Views: 65817

Re: Interior Rendering

Hi Michael, My IT man installed UVNC while back so I already have it and I don't mind that at all. As a matter of fact I wanted to ask you to do the same thing. However when I go to my UVNC I see a lot of icons and have no idea which one would connect me to yours. It would be nice if you could call ...