Quick Tip - Controlling sun/shadow softness by editing presets
Timestamps: Use the following links to jump to a specific topic
- 00:00 - Introduction / explanation of sunspot angle
- 01:54 - How to edit the sunspot value to soften shadows from a text editor (recommended)
- 05:12 - Editing the sunspot value using Podium Preset Editor
- 06:54 - Softening the shadows for simple/quick studio lighting
This video demonstrates a simple trick to soften the sun's shadows and sunspots by editing a single parameter in the render preset.
Since this trick only requires the user to edit a single number, it is a very straitforward introduction to preset editing.
If you've ever wanted to experiment with render settings that aren't visible in the user interface, this would be a great place to start!
Where to find the preset files:
Windows preset location:
Mac preset location:
MacintoshHD/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 20xx/SketchUp/Plugins/SU_Podium_V26/presets/