We received an email from a SketchUp user who wanted to render a better "studio" image.
We thought this might be a good time to get some sample studio renderings, and tips from users of various SketchUp rendering packages.
For a typical studio rendering, we did not want a fancy model, but rather one which might provide some interesting reflections and shading. Lets use this model, originally uploaded by Solo in a "Render This SSS"
Here is a sample Studio Rendering Solo posted to the original thread
Put something behind it or in the sky for lighting and reflection and see what you can do.
It is OK to add rendering settings to the materials and add backgrounds, lights, and other rendering settings – but do not change the geometry of the model and I think it would be best if everyone used the same "Dragon Green" color - RGB(33,160,8). Go ahead and add reflection, or other rendering features to the material.
You could leave the dragon on the ground, float it in space, or put it on a pedestal of some sort. Whatever you think would work well for a studios rendering.
Upload your image, (max width 1200 pixels), identify the rendering package you used, some comments on what you used for rendering settings, times, background, lighting, etc. to help readers learn more about studio rendering.
Here is an example of a studio rendering from a 3D Max rendering. Note the subtle shadows, etc. but no harsh background or other geometry to take away from the idea of focusing on the model itself. Even though this is just a Dragon, pretend it is a new product you are pitching to a client, and you want to present it in the best "light" (Excuse the pun)
Render it with your favorite rendering package, post the results here, and I will place them in the Sample Renderings
section of SketchUpRendering.com
Besides seeing samples of various rendering packages, the purpose of this thread and the SketchUpRendering.com site, where we will post these images, is to show SketchUp users the value of using add-on rendering packages to improve the quality and value of SketchUp models and images for internal or client presentations.
Also, check out these similar Sample Rendering Threads if you want to see what people have done for other sample renderings.Sample model for Rendering - FerrariSample model for Rendering - Exterior at NightSample Model for Rendering - InteriorSample Model for Rendering - Water