I appreciate the comments, I was actually a little embarrassed to show my results & was expecting some negative feedback.
Looks like you're getting the hang of it.
We'll soon be asking you, for advice!
You may be waiting for a while, don't hold your breath!
Sometimes the best way to learn is to do what you are doing - just play around with the settings and see what happens.
Yes. It seems to be a trial & error process until you have a set standards to work from, in saying that though it appears that different objects etc may have different settings each time?
Thanks for the comment, i'll keep at it, thanks again for the suggestions you made before!
[/quote]The one thing that bugged me about RED right from the start is that none of the materials are usable out of the box. They all have terrible settings so once a user finds what works for the most part they can start to build a new materials database based on that.
Others will likely disagree but that has been my experience. One of the things that I show in my Boardroom tutorial is how this process begins and looks. I am NOT pointing to this tutorial to say I think you should buy it, I am just saying that the lack of usable materials in RED lead to that being a very important part of the process/tutorial.
Think about this from a long time user's perspective who has spent 15 years developing a full range of LightWorks materials, which gets used daily in the course of business (3D visuals via TurboCAD/LightWorks) to get RED dumped into their lap where NONE of those materials are transferable to RED and there are no usable materials in RED. Thank God they didn't dump LightWorks completely which is something I thought they would do (and still might if people don't continue to purchase the add-in). When RED became the default in 2015 I was so angry that I wanted to look for another CAD system. Trouble is, you just can't beat TurboCAD in numerous ways, including price. I used RED all through 2015 and even wrote some tutorials but it was not fun at all, something it had been all the way through to the end of V21. When 2016 came out I said to myself that I would install LightWorks and never look at RED again. Although I don't have much time to use TurboCAD these days, when I do I find it enjoyable again.
When one reads all the negative things about RED on the public forum and on the Beta forum it is a wonder that IMSI/Design hasn't pulled RED after seeing what a dog it is. Just this man's opinion though. Sorry if it sounds negative. Sad but true is tha fact that I always thought of myself as TurboCAD's biggest fan - at least until TC2015 hit the stands.
Thank you very much for the reply & mentioning about the materials, I am only a newbie as you know but I haven't found one material that is to my liking & was not really sure exactly how to go about changing things yet.
I am glad you mentioned this!
I may have to look at your tutorials to get a grasp on this & other things, i'll see how I go & see if I can work it out first!
Thanks for comment!
I was surprised actually & thought that most who like photo realistic rendering wouldn't actually see what I was attempting to display.
Yes, that's me, unconventional, I have tackled most things throughout life with that exact same perspective.
I personally think that's how we improve upon ourselves or fail?
Talking about photo realistic rendering, I read somewhere you have written an informative piece on this subject that I don't seem to be able to find?
Could you direct me to it with a link so I can look at it please?
Thanks for the link, I will have a read!