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Rendering your 3D Scene in Dimension

Lesson 5 from: Building Photo Realistic Environments in Adobe Dimension CC

Jesús Ramirez

Rendering your 3D Scene in Dimension

Lesson 5 from: Building Photo Realistic Environments in Adobe Dimension CC

Jesús Ramirez

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5. Rendering your 3D Scene in Dimension

Lesson Info

Rendering your 3D Scene in Dimension

Once we have a 3D scene, and this is what we like, how do we get that out of dimension and how do we work with it? This whole time, during this whole class, we've been working in the design view. Notice on the top left we have the design view selected, but if I switch over into the render workspace, you can see that now this is where we're going to render the image. This is how dimension turn your design into a final image, and these are the properties. You can have a file name, the quality and the type of format. You can either get a Photoshop file or a PNG file and where to save it. Quality, you obviously wanna go the highest quality possible but as you can see, if you set it to high the render will be slow and that's a relative term. Two computers rendering the same scene can take different times depending on the processing speed of the computer, the video cartridge that you have in the computer, so it's really hard to say how long something will take. You just have to start renderi...

ng your scene. So when you click on render, you'll see that the scene will start rendering and right here on the render status you'll see an estimating label and at some point you should be able to see an estimated time to render. So if you start rendering something and you see that the number is way, way too much for you to wait, you can cancel it all and then do a slower render. So let me open up one of the render files that I already saved so let me go into my creative live folder and I will open up the view, the high view of the apartment which is the same image that you saw for the cover of this class. Notice one thing, if you remember what that image looks like, and actually I'll bring it up to show you in my behance page, the final image looks a bit different and that's because I edited it in Photoshop. See that? That's what the final image looks like and that's what the render looks like. So it's not really the same, so once you have an image from dimension in Photoshop, you can edit it like you would edit any other photo. So that's all you would need to do. And I'll show you a couple things that I did there, but before I do that, I wanna mention something that's really important, which is the additional layers. So every time you get a render file out of Adobe Dimension, you're going to get a PSD if you rendered as a PSD. You're going to get a PSD that has additional layers. So I'll show you what those additional layers are. There's an additional layer to select the materials in the scene, so every material in this scene has a different color. So if I wanted to select a particular material, I could just click on that color with the magic wand tool. So if I needed to edit something in Photoshop, in specific like maybe the material for this light, with the magic wand tool I would give it a low tolerance. Uncheck contiguous and click on that. So then Photoshop will make a selection on that solid, any pixel that's that color, and that will represent the material that was applied to that 3D object. So then I can go into Photoshop, and I have that selection from that material, and I could create for example a curves adjustment layer and just adjust that particular part of the material. In the second layer, that comes in this set of additional layers, is the object selection. So if we look at the light again, notice now that we have one solid color for the entire light because that's the entire 3D model. So that 3D model has several materials, but if I just wanted to select the 3D model as a whole, no matter what material was applied to it, I can just click on that. It makes a selection and now I can edit the entire 3D model. See that? And I don't select anything else in the scene.

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This class blew my mind! Before watching, I probably wouldn't have even attempted incorporating 3D into my composite work. Now, it is WAY less intimidating. I can't wait to try it out!

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