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I just purchased a new computer and am setting up CA and other programs tonight. So I'm basically learning CA all over again. So here's my first question of several I expect to be posting over the next couple of days...I do some renderings..before I would print screen..click Paint.. paste...cut ...don't save....paste ..save as  and file it..What is the process now. I'm using CA 6  and I went from vista to windows 10.

 

Like I said this is the first of several questions I will be posting as I set up CA

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File> Export> Export Picture seems to work fine for general screen resolution shots you want to save or share.

 

Might not hurt to also post your new computer specs in your signature so others with the same can help.

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6 hours ago, RCarter said:

What is the process now.

No change in this process from Vista to Windows 10, what worked then still works now. There were and still are several methods for saving screen images or printing them, they all still work.

 

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With Windows 10 you also have the added option to use the included Snipping Tool. This allows you to define the portion of your screen you wish to capture, it has a free form mode so you can cutout any shape you wish, definitely worth a try.

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Works great..just print screen ,paste, crop, save as jpeg to picture file 3 Steps compared to about 10 with vista

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However I'm not impressed with the raytracing..Can someone help me with the setting.

 

My system consists of

 

Asus motherboard Prime B250-A

16 GB Ram

EVGA Geforce 1060 Graphic Card

Kingston V400 Series 240GB SSD

Intel Core i7-7700 4.2 Ghz Processor

 

PS...this is all Dutch to me

 

Thanks

 

RC

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2 minutes ago, RCarter said:

However I'm not impressed with the raytracing..Can someone help me with the setting.

 

My system consists of

 

Asus motherboard Prime B250-A

16 GB Ram

EVGA Geforce 1060 Graphic Card

Kingston V400 Series 240GB SSD

Intel Core i7-7700 4.2 Ghz Processor

 

PS...this is all Dutch to me

 

Thanks

 

RC

 What is it about the Ray Tacing that you are not impressed with. Is it the quality or speed. Speed of course is primarily the CPUs responsibility, the I7 7700 is a 4 core with hyper threading that gives you 8 logical cores, It's good compared to previous CPU generations but there are now many newer CPUs that offer everything up to 36 logical cores. Quality is of course primarily reliant on your lighting and material settings.

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I appears that the rendering is too dark and not very crisp..For my purpose I can just add shadows to a 3D shot. However, I would like to do some good renderings for my better designs ( on my site )

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That's a lighting issue and has nothing to do with your CPU. If you wish to soften the hard shadows of the direct sun then just add a bit of Environment Light, start with a fairly low number first as the effect can be very strong. For overall contrast/crispness you need to use the image adjustment properties controls, back off the brightness and increase the contrast and/or the intensity. Can take a bit of playing around with but there is a lot of control there to get the look you wish. Have always found that the default settings produce soft washed out scenes, never use them.

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