Getting a good Indigo render for your Sketchup models can be a bit tricky. This tutorial aims to provide you with the information you need to maximize the render potential of your free Sketchup models. You'll learn how to get rid of mesh overlap issues, assign Indigo shaders to your materials, illuminate the lights of your model, and more!
1:05 Basic Import Refinements
04:55 Fixing Mesh Overlap
06:45 Renaming Materials and Assigning Shaders
16:29 Indigo Subdivision
20:04 Saving Shader & Subdivision Values
With the release of iClone 6.03, Reallusion has included some new Indigo shader presets into the mix. These Version 2 presets include improvements to the auto-convert as well as specular & glossy transparent shaders. There is also a new Phong NK shader which provides physically accurate materials for a large selection of elements from gold and silver to H20 and silicon. This tutorial will give you some useful tips on how to apply and customize all of these shaders and their values.
0:52 Auto-convert Version 2
5:51 Phong NK Version 2
8:12 Glossy Transparent Version 2
12:40 Specular Glass Version 2
19:33 Creating a Mirror
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to update your iClone to at least version 6.03 to take advantage of the features shown in this video. To find out more about removing 3D objects from the background when compositing, check out our help file here: http://help.reallusion.com/iClone_6_I...
ALSO: You can also composite Indigo image sequences over top of real-life video as well. To learn how to render Indigo image sequences, check out our tutorial here: https://youtu.be/lwWKlTi0bXw
One advantage of using a photo-realistic render engine like Indigo is the ability to convincingly composite your renders over photographic or real life video backgrounds. This potential opens up iClone to a whole new production workflow, introducing it to the realm of high-quality computer graphics. This tutorial will show you how you can render your scene using foreground alpha techniques, and then composite it over top of photographic backgrounds.
1:44 Simulating Sunlight
3:00 Selecting Foreground Alpha
3:48 Compositing Images
7:34 Image Layer Adjustments