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  1. I just tried that and it still resulted in the same roof.
  2. I updated my Signature, I had one before, apparently it's been awhile. And thank you!
  3. Hi, I am trying to do a gambrel roof like what would be on a shed - First image is what I am trying to achieve. However, when I follow the How-to help within Chief X-13, I get this - second picture? I am know it something probably simple I am not checking or realizing? Ideas? Thanks, Zac.
  4. That is absolutely incredible, it looks almost like Raytrace compared to my PBR. Beautiful!
  5. Hi All, This is a really dumb question but am I doing something wrong? When I upload a X-11 PBR render to Facebook, the quality seems to dip and doesn't look even close to what it does inside CA in terms of image quality. Is there something I'm missing?
  6. Just curious if there are any users near the St Louis area.
  7. Hi All, Is there a specific raytrace tutorial that shows a more step by step process and how to set things up for faster rendering, etc?
  8. Hi, I'm going to be upgrading to X11 most likely today (this afternoon). And I read where there is an option for a physical hardware lock for someone who's going to be off internet for more than two weeks at a time so the program keeps operating. I was wondering does anyone have one? How much is it? And is it available if you are doing the rent to own. I'm going to do the rent to own until January and then pay the balance off.
  9. Thinking of upgrading and going from HD Pro to X-11 but wondering if I have to redownload all the bonus catalogs again in X11 or can I just import the ones I had for HD Pro. I'm sure there is a difference but thought I'd make sure.
  10. I just tried to get the settings exactly as you have them and I come out for some reason drastically different. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Is there anyway at some point this weekend could we Skype or do like a Team Viewer for some teaching help? Or maybe video clip? I set my sun exactly like yours and I got this. Edit: just had a thought, if you could save that file after you adjust it and send it back to me, if it would open up like that or if it would change some of the numbers maybe? Just a thought.
  11. Wow! That's a HUGE difference!! Can you do a quick write up on it (how to) of sorts? Like what you did sun wise, what material changes and area lights?
  12. The first image is the best HD PRO 2020 PBR render I could get. The second image is the Sketchup render done with Podium. There is a difference as I went back in and changed the cabinet faces on the right wall. Also I know in the podium render the under cabinet lights aren't on, I just was doing a test.
  13. TEXTURE FILE FOR OLD BARN Project. Old_Barn_-_Chief_Help_textures.zip
  14. Hi All, I am hoping someone can help me out and just take a look at this and see if there is any room for improvement or ideas. I created this model in Home Designer Pro 2020 and I am having an issue with getting the PBR rendering to look more realistic. I have reached out to a few users on here and also a few mentors that I have in the Facebook group. I am really struggling with this, at this point, I can't afford the CA X-11 upgrade which several people have told me is one part of the issue, the other being I am just not adjusting things correctly (lighting & materials). I know HD PRO is limited, I know that from the start BUT I know that what I am getting can be a bit better. I am at the point where I am wanting to further my designs and work on designing as a side gig, eventually maybe more. Everyone keeps telling me that one or two jobs will pay for the upgrade but, right now financially to put that much money out without a guarantee of ROI, I just can't do it. I have never been good at Photoshop and there isn't much of a tutorial with regards to relating it to a project done in HD PRO or X-11, at least that I have found. I am wanting the render to look more on par with the image that I was able to do in Sketchup using Podium. But that is not a viable option at times because the only output HD Pro has is .dae and there is some form of an issue with the file size that can be imported, anything over 20-25 MB seems to "import failed". I was able to import this project and got the results that I posted in a reply to this thread, since there is only 25 MB worth of attachments I can put on this initial post. I thought I had a work around with renders but the file size fails that option. So I need to somehow work with what I have an improve upon it. I have attached the file if anyone has a few minutes to look it over. It would be greatly appreciated. I would really love to stick with HD Pro and can't afford the steep curve in price for X-11. Old_Barn_-_Chief_Help.dae
  15. Tried this morning and same thing, only had a sliver of one of the recessed light rings, but everything else including the rest of the fixtures were gone. At this point. I think I'm going to stick with HD Pro PBR and see what happens.