This training article is aiming to cover the basic information you need in or to get a quick realistic render out of Simlab Composer. The training will follow along with you from importing to producing final outputs.
Before starting, you can click here to download the same model used in this training series.
Part 1: Importing and Material Modifications
Start up with the basics and jump into rendering within seconds.
The true power of this software lies in its immense speed, as you see you can jump into a quick realistic render within the least time possible. One of the main reasons behind this are the fully ready material presets and the minor tweaks a user needs in order to meet their intentions.
Part 2: Lighting and Environment Adjustments
The secret of every realistic fine looking render is its’ lighting. Choosing your HDRI is essential here, if you are not looking to use the sun environment lighting. Determining that depends on the complexity of your model and the need of a compatible background in case of product visualization.
The speed you have in setting up a quick realistic render in Simlab Composer can be immediately noticed for anyone familiar with other rendering software.
You can read this blog here to learn more about HDRI selection and variation.
Part 3: Cameras, Perspective and Ground Options
The camera setup can either make the shot or ruin it. Many designers work on their model for days only to fail in highlighting it or giving it the look it deserves.
The main elements for your rendering camera are its’ position, field of view and its center target. Specially when you are planning to use your HDRI as an actual surrounding environment -not just for lighting-.
Part 4: Rendering Outputs
Finally, you need your final images or videos. Learn how to adjust your output setting and create simple animations for video rendering production.
We hope you got along with the series and we covered all the info you need to make the most out of your models. Once you get more familiar and need more advanced practices head on to the next blog here.