Need help to RENDER and create SHADOWS


#1

Hi I am trying to finish another assignment and I need to know how to do simple shadows and also render the project.

What exactly does "render’ mean? Is it to give the surface a colour, texture, etc?

Shadows… yep haven’t done it yet. If I can remember how to upload a screenshot I’ll do that too.


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#3

Rendering just means turning a 3D model into a 2D image. Renders can be photorealistic or non-photorealistic, so technically the image you shared is a render. Did your teacher specify what to render with? For example, did your teacher say to render in SketchUp or to render with an extension? To export a 2D image in SketchUp go to File -> Export -> 2D graphic. If you need to use a free rendering extension, then I’d recommend Twilight Render V2. They have an instruction manual on their website.

Shadows:
Go to Window -> Shadows to open the shadow window. Click the cube to turn on shadows.
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#4

Hi Forestr, thanks for your help. Ok so we have to use sketchup, and all the other instructions are vague-as, so I have no idea what they want hey.
Looks like I’ll be able to do the shadows thing, its just the rendering now. I think I will just fill it with a colour or graduation or something. It’s haard to learn a program whilst doing an assignment hey. It’s due 9am tomorrow and its 5:45pm now…I’ll keep you posted… thanks so much


#5

I’d recommend just exporting an image from SketchUp if your teacher didn’t say anything about a rendering extension.


#6

thank you


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#8

Nice renders! The construction plans might be easier if the window is wood that’s painted blue, instead of being a sheet of plastic.