In this video, we’re going to talk about using the extension SketchFX to create a split style rendering scene. This is something that you could create using something like Photoshop, but SketchFX makes things easier to create without having to have in-depth photoshop knowledge.
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What we’re going to do in this model is create an image where we transition from one style to the other using masks in SketchFX.
This is a building I brought in from the Placemaker Building bundle – it’s a series of models that you get when you purchase a license for Placemaker, and I thought it would be a pretty good example model (except that the right tower is a bit high). I’ll link to that in the notes down below, but this will work with basically any model.
Apply a style. A few things to remember –
For slower PC’s, turn auto update off. This way it’s not updating every single time you orbit in your model. You can click the refresh button to update your view.
Tip 2 – sometimes, your view will lock on whatever SketchFX last rendered when auto update is off. Simple tap the space key to get out of your current view and back to your model space.
First thing – apply a style. Use a preset.
Once you’ve done this, we’re going to use a mask to overlay another style and also create a sky in the background.
In this case, we’re going to use a linear mask to apply a style.
In addition, we’re also going to apply a sky to our background, also using masking.