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ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide by Adam Rendek, Scott H. MacKenzie

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Rendering

Before you can click on the rendering button, you need to address three components that contribute to the look of the final image:

  • Content (materials assigned to geometry)
  • Light (artificial and natural lights)
  • Camera (views)

It is recommended that you consider material assignments at the beginning of the project when you first start modeling the elements. It's even better if you create a template file that has most of the commonly used elements setup with proper material assignments.

Rendering also refers to non-photo realistic visualization. For example, materials can be displayed in line-based elevations and sections to create a detailed representation of the building. We will see later in the chapter that ArchiCAD has the option to create ...

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