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The no light challenge (toggle sunlight off challenge)

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Will somebody please teach me how to create a rendering of a night time shot of this plan before The Great  Glenn Woodward makes me feel like a dweeb?

 

It seems like with every new release,  I need to learn the methods all over again.  I have done what I perceive are some great night time (toggle sunlight off) renderings in the past,  so I know it is possible.

 

 I am now working with X7 and I cannot do it.  
 
I have included the plan and 2  renderings.   One rendering is daytime ,  the other night time.  If I have no light,  wouldn't I see only a black  picture?
 
 

 

 

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BBB NO LIGHT TEST 1.plan.zip

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Never mind,  I figured it out.  

 

You can see by the pic on the right I have essentially no light on the front door.

 

 

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Good Topic Scott , sorry I can't really help but will follow along and learn too....

 

I think nighttime would be offset by you nighttime ambient lighting in the 3D view defaults though ?   , not sure where I got my settings but they are

52,52 and 0% for the different lighting levels but think OOB is 31,36,18 ? approx.

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I would help ya, buddy, but I don't do night shots ever.

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The secret is an exterior black light source (or 2 or 3 or 4) and a zero exterior ambient light setting.  And, a good, dark background.

 

This is from the wayback machine.

 

jon

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Nice shot Jon, might be your tip I have from another post  to have night ambient at zero.

 

M.

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Here's one I just did of a sunporch addition.  Lots of interior lights and a few sconces and down spots on exterior.

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oops, no pix

Can you eliminate any outdoor light so I do not see the green grass?

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Thanks Mick.  I struggled with the mystery light CA adds to every 'room'.  My eventual solution was to add a light source set to "All Floors, black color, 100w illumination, no shadows (as I wanted interior lights to cast very visible shadows).  Place that light in each outside "room" and turn off the sun.  The above image is the result.

 

jon

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Thanks for the Tips Jon , added to my Raytrace Notes....  I need to watch what RT videos there are , as the lighting stuff and dealing with glass , like in a custom shower is truly hit and miss at the moment ,though it doesn't seem well documented.

 

M.

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