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Lightworks quality
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* February 21, 2018, 10:11:56 AM

Could anyone please help me with setting up the render in lightworks.
Am new to rendering and am not sure if that's me or software possibly hardware, just dont know. Redsdk works ok can't get good quality in lw. Please see attached image, low detail and shadows. top redsdk bottom lw.
Thank You.


* February 21, 2018, 11:12:27 AM
Redsdk and Lightworks use different materials. Those that work in Redsdk generally will not work in Lightworks. Before fiddling with the materials, I suggest that you save the drawing with a new name and use one only for Redsdk and the other only for Lightworks.

Henry H


* February 21, 2018, 11:52:30 AM
Thank you Henry,

I know that the materials are not the same. I've fallowed your advice, removed all of the materials and if need to will go with redsdk, but even without materials lw isn't good quality, lines are broken and shadow weird. Have you got any clue why is it like it?

Thank you


* February 21, 2018, 11:59:24 AM
And/ Or, make a double set of material, with exact same name but 1 for LW and 1 for RedSDK, then it will work both ways, nomatter what you use for rendering, but only 1 drawing.


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* February 21, 2018, 12:02:38 PM
Do you have any objects with Luminance in the drawing, because according to your design director, you only have one light, which I would not think is sufficient for Lightworks full render, unless you use Luminance or some sort of global illumination.

Note - the above is just observation, as I don't have Lightworks in 2017.


* February 21, 2018, 12:13:45 PM

Global shadow options: Transparency shadow option was off,

Thanks guys, will try to place some materials and see.

What are the optimal settings for lw render?


* February 21, 2018, 12:16:32 PM
the shadow is better but quality isn't as good as red, will stick to it and see.

Thank you.
Kind regards.


February 21, 2018, 02:26:25 PM
the shadow is better but quality isn't as good as red, will stick to it and see.

Thank you.
Kind regards.

Here is a 51 minute video presentation about lighting a scene with LightWorks


* February 21, 2018, 11:01:15 PM
Dear Don,
Thank you for link and thank you all the work you do for us. Big part of my knowledge regarding TC came from your tutorials. Great job, hope it is in anyway beneficial to you. Will watch ASAP. Amazing. 
All the best!


* February 22, 2018, 02:22:01 PM
Thank you Don!


* February 26, 2018, 03:32:07 AM
lovely, and got Dons cupboard doors