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Initial Test Render

2.3_Initial Test Render

0:03 We’re ready to do our first render and see how things look at this point in order to help determine what we need to focus on next.

0:12 Make sure that the three main V-Ray Toolbars are showing.

0:17 Just a reminder that they are ‘V-Ray for SketchUp’, V-Ray Lights’ and ‘V-Ray Objects’.

0:24 Note that we won’t be using the ‘V-Ray Utilities’ for this workflow demo.

0:30 With the 'Asset Editor' showing and under the ‘Settings’ section...enable ‘Interactive’...and lower the quality to help speed things up.

0:45 This is also a good time to adjust the rendering dimensions as well.

0:50 If you’re on an older or slower machine, smaller dimensions will render quicker.

0:55 In my case, I’m just going to adjust the size so that my 'Frame Buffer' fits nicely in its designated corner.

1:02 Everything else, just leave as default for now and click the ‘Interactive Render’ button on the toolbar.

1:12 As you can see here, I can move around the model…or adjust the shadow settings to see the changes update in real time.

1:23 Go ahead and stop the render in the ‘Frame Buffer’ and reset to our camera scene.

1:31 The Interactive render mode is a good way to test quick changes as you go without the need for waiting for a high-quality static render at this early stage in the process.