“Real-Time Rendering” (also called RTR) is a new module that lets you navigate your projects in 3D in real-time with much higher quality than standard 3D navigation. RTR provides realistic graphic quality without the waiting time of traditional rendering, making it a great option for showing projects to your clients.
In RTR, you can navigate the interior of a project in real-time; if you have a second monitor, you can continue to work within the program on one monitor while your client sees a realistic 3D representation of your room on the second monitor.
RTR does not substitute the standard virtual navigation window you already use in DomuS3D. You should continue to use standard virtual navigation during the design and editing phases of your project.
You cannot make changes to your project directly within RTR as it is visualization module that lets you display, explore, and, most importantly, see your project in high quality, inspecting materials and lighting in detail.
To open RTR, you have to first open the Virtual Navigation window, where you’ll see the Real-Time Rendering button under the Navigation tab of your Ribbon. Clicking on this button will launch a separate window where you can view the project that you are working on.
If you are using a second monitor, we recommend moving the RTR window to the second monitor and turning it towards your client so that they can view the project without seeing the technical interface of the program.
You can also work on the project “behind the scenes” while your client views the project in RTR, giving you a chance to apply changes and explore alternatives with the client.
Viewing your project
The following image shows an example project just launched in Real-Time Rendering.
In the top right corner, the blue arrow lets you expand the window to full-screen or reduce the size of the window.
Next to this button, there is a horizontal slider that lets you increase or decrease the brightness of your scene.
The RTR window is synchronized to your project by default, so when you change something within your project, it is immediately synced and changed in the RTR window. If you’d like to disable automatic synchronization, you can change the project and update RTR after all changes have been applied.
Clicking on the “Real-Time Rendering Options” button in the Virtual Navigation tab of the Ribbon opens the settings for RTR.
The Save Image button will take a snapshot of the current view of your project and open the image in a new window. You can edit and save the image.
The Save Panorama button will generate a 360° panoramic image of your room scene. You cannot generate a stereoscopic panorama from RTR.
Activating the Automatic Exposure box will turn on the automatic exposure feature which will balance and optimize the lighting in the scene. We recommend leaving automatic exposure on at all times unless you want to save a 360 panorama. When generating a panorama, it is best to manually regulate the exposure (the program will automatically disable the automatic exposure feature).
The Update Real-Time Rendering button reloads the scene in the RTR window to ensure that all changes have been updated.
The Synchronize Changes box turns on/off the real-time syncing of the project with RTR. Disabling this option lets you work on the project and make changes to it without them being seen in RTR. Once you are done making changes, you have to manually update the scene.
The Synchronize Navigation box turns on/off the possibility to sync movement between the standard virtual navigation window and the RTR window.
Contrast: adjusts contrast of the scene.
Lights: adjusts brightness of the scene (the luminosity of the lights present).
Temperature: adjusts the temperature (in Kelvin) of the lights present in the scene, giving the scene a warmer or cooler look (red=warm, blue=cool)
We recommend adjusting these settings in your project to see how they adjust the scene, allowing you to explore how to achieve the best result for your project. The Restore button will return all values to their default.
The Synchronize button will update the preview image shown in the Options window to reflect any changes made. We recommend updating this preview image before saving an image or a panorama to ensure that the scene you see in the preview will be the same as the image you are generating.
This article is valid for the 2020 version or later.