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Friday, February 8, 2013

Materials, Environments and more!




In this Rhino 5 tutorial, learn how to set up materials, environments and lighting for your models. The rendered display mode as well as the Neon plugin for photo-realism are shown.

Neon info... http://v5.rhino3d.com/group/neon
Acceleration cards for Neon... https://www.caustic.com/series2/index.html

5 comments:

Kevin Park said...

Hi just a quick question..

I don't know which version Rhino or vray you're using, it looks like you're using Rhino V5, but how did you get all those side tab menus there?

I have version 5 and vray, but there is no option for me to have those taps. I see you have "Background" "Materials" etc tabs but how do I bring them up?

Thanks a lot

Brian James said...

Hi Kevin,

The side tabs ('panels' in Rhino speak)change depending on the active rendering plugin. If you toggle your current renderer to Rhino Render in the Render drop down menu>current renderer, you'll then have the option to display a Material Panel by right clicking any existing Panel name tab. Vray uses it's own controls for materials and environments.

Kevin Park said...

Man I was trying to figure it out for such a long time, and I finally realised (just before your reply) that yes, you were using the Rhino render... Sorry I automatically assumed it was a vray render tutorial and thought there was something wrong with my rhino. It all makes so much more sense... My mistake, thanks for your reply.

Naling Wong said...

Hi Brian,

i am wondering how to open the 'render tools', can't find it. Actually i wanna use the 'toggle materials panel' which i think is under the 'render tools'.

Thank you!

Brian James said...

Hi Naling,

Render Tools is a toolbar group in Rhino 5 for Windows. Check that this is the version you are using and then make sure you can see all the toolbar tabs. Depending on the screen resolution, these may be out of view requiring you to click the >> symbol to the right of the main toolbar group.