Posted by CJ Shumate on February 03, 1999 at 09:40:10:
In Reply to: Couple of questions posted by Gary utz on February 03, 1999 at 04:46:30:
It's always good to hear from you.
1. DesignWorkshop for Windows can also generate a .rif file, along with .mat and .rad files. To export a .rif file only, from the DesignWorkshop modeling window, pull down the File menu, Export 3D submenu, and select Radiance View.
To export a .rif, .rad, and .mat file, select Radiance Scene from the Export 3D submenu.
The .rif file contains view and rendering setup information, the .mat file contains material information, and the .rad file has the geometry information (in case any of you were curious).
2. LightWorks PictureMaker is basically the second generation of LightWorks SuperLite. PictureMaker, however, is slightly better than the old SuperLite.
For one, PictureMaker is a better renderer overall. It allows the user to choose between three shadow resolution settings. It does a better job with texture rendering in terms of appearance, and also renders EnviroDomes(tm) quite well.
Using the lowest shadow resolution is roughly equivalent to that used by SuperLite. However, be aware that using the higher shadow resolution settings requires much more RAM than SuperLite ever used. This is especially true when there are point lights in the scene being rendered.
Let us know any time you have further questions.