Hi all & congratulations Skatter team for a promising software!
I’m an architect mainly doing illustrated feasibility studies / schematic design for individual and collective housing.
As such, I hardly need the incredible level of detail offered for plants and environments, but it’s tempting to “wow” the client, so I’ve decided to give it a try.
I expected much longer render times and was not disappointed, so my first struggle was to find ways to keep the rendering time down to a reasonable length, or else…
By the way, I’m on Windows 7, SketchUp Pro 2017 and Twilight.
After three days of trials and reading the manual, I’ve came up with this:
7 minutes with Twilight L+
Then I tried a close-up, with nothing else changed:
24 minutes: big surprise, but it must be the render engine…
Anyway, “the secret” I would like to share here with all beginners like me is this: before rendering, take out all the shininess and reflections of the grass leaves! (Before I did that, my PC had to be crashed voluntarily to stop a never ending render…).
There is hope, I’ll be back with more, promise!
PS: getting into the forum was a pain too, it took several days!