Examples: Red Box Idea, as seen on TelkerDesign Visual Studio WebSite
Design/Modeling Hrs: 141 Hours
Software: IDX Renditioner
Link: IDX Rendtioner
Forums: IDX Forums - My IDX Comments
Purpose: PhotoRealistic Rendering
3D Lighting / Luminaire Studies
Interface: Google SketchUp
Comments: IDX Renditioner is a USER FRIENDLY Rendering Engine, and has the potential to produce Professional PhotoRealistic Renderings with lighting effects from 3D Digital Models. To produce Renderings/Lighting Studies, I first create a 3D Digital Model with Google SketchUp, and then I access the IDX Renditioner "Plug-In" Software inside of the Google SketchUp Platform. The options & settings available are extremely user friendly, and very intuitive like SketchUp. Dialog options for Lights are in units that are recognizable to most Architects, Designers, and AEC Professionals, and present Lumens, Watts, etc, with different bulb types and lighting bulb colors. IDX feels like you are in a Design Lighting Warehouse, with all the Fixture styles and lighting types available.
Materials textures, reflectiveness, and other settings are Super Easy to tweek, and preview, but can lack a bit of the LUSTER of the VRAY software when it comes to Metals & Glass. Although, I have produced some great projects with IDX, and have seen some great stuff on the IDX Forum galleries. This tutorial IDX Renditioner for SketchUp Video Tutorials, will help quite a bit.
Limitations: Software Limitations, IDX Renditioner is does not have translucent capabilities regarding lights, and lights will NOT shine through a transparent material in SketchUp.
Examples: Virga Law Office, as seen on TelkerDesign Visual Studio WebSite
Summary: Facade Rennovation of a Downtown Office Building in Florida.
Software: Google SketchUp & IDX Renditioner
Design/Modeling Hrs: 70 Hours