Toolbox OEM 2016: The Powerful, New Render Engine
The New Render Engine
One of the most significant advances of Toolbox OEM 2016, compared to previous versions, is the brand new rendering engine called Rapid RT. This new engine provides users the tools to produce high-quality renderings in a short amount of time and with minimal setup. Even beginner designers can create great results after a few minutes exploring the setup options.
Simplified Rendering Presets
Render presets enable to you specify the render quality, either by the number of iterations or the quality. For quick results, select from the default presets. You can choose from low, medium, or high quality. If you want to set a time-frame for rendering, select from the coffee-break, lunch, or overnight settings. The Lunch break setting will render for 60 minutes, and the overnight setting will render for 12 hours. In most cases, depending on your computer specs, 10 minutes is sufficient for lower resolution or 60 minutes for high resolution. You can specify the exact size of the output you need or choose from preset sizes, for example 1980 x 1080 HD or 5100 x 3300 at 300 Dpi.
If you like tweaking settings, you have complete control over the preset settings. If necessary, you can save your own settings.
The new settings and presets are much easier to understand than previous versions. Here is a comparison between the old render settings and the new Toolbox OEM 2016 settings:
New Render Environments
The most impressive feature of the new Rapid RT rendering engine is the Image Based Lighting (IBL) environments. You can simply choose the best environment for your project from one of the built-in options, start the rendering and get a great result. The render environments are high resolution, panoramic HDR images. The lighting is automatically adjusted to match the image – giving you a quick, hassle-free, yet high quality rendering. The environments are also seen in materials such as glass, plastics, tile, or other reflective materials – making your renderings even more realistic.
To learn more about IBL, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image-based_lighting
Switching between the different lighting effects is simple and doesn’t take much time. The image above took less than a minute to render.
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