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  1. I've had very little success with x_t files. The software that most people have in their pocket in case they're sent CAD (ie Rhino, MoI) wont open it. If at all possible contact whoever sent you the file and ask then to re-send as at .step file (a more usable CAD exchange format). R20 should open that fine.
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    Looking for pricing advice

    Hi Bolos, I don't want to be negative, but are you sure that you can actually do the job to a good standard? Its fine to learn a bit on the job - we all do it. But you can't really charge for the time it takes you to learn how to model something. Good modelling skills are not something you can pick up in a couple of days.
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    CAD import could be very useful actually. It's all going to depend on quality of meshing which is as yet unknown. I'm assuming that this is for MAC AND PC?
  4. It's always difficult to get a decent result from some CAD models. Personally I find that MoI gives better results then Rhino - and as a rule of thumb .obj is a more reliable format then .igs. Also can you not rename your layers/groups in Rhino so that they export as meaningful joined parts rather than hundreds of separate 'brep' pieces
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    How to model diamond quilted text?

    Hmm - if you want the diamonds to follow the form rather then being flat mapped, if may be possible to model it with the following procedure: 1. Simple box model 2. Subdivide 3. Bevel deformer - points mode - with limit checked to make the grid diamonds 4. Current state to object. Optimise 5. Bevel deformer again (reserve groups unchecked) to bevel out the diamonds there's a very crude example screengrab below
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    Corona Gloss finish material

    I concur with natevplas. Turn off diffuse; add the colour in reflection. ior should be higher (try 8 or above). Leave glossiness at 1 and add a stretched noise into the glossiness texture slot. You can copy the same stretch noise into the bump slot if necessary. Add the clearcoat in the layered material.
  7. I'm no expert - but wouldn't this work?
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    Corona Bounding Box Error

    My first guess is that you should rescale the units of your scene to make it smaller (ie metres to centimetres). Don't know if you're modelling using real-world scales - but in corona you should be ideally.
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    Rendering advice

    Corona renderer is currently free as it's still in Beta. It's far better than physical IMHO. There is a discussion on making crystals in it here - although it is for the Max version unfortunately: https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?topic=12102.0
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    Cerbera's Rockin' GIF Tips

    Great stuff!
  11. I imagine you should export the pass as 32bit and linear colour space.
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    Gold Material Preset

    If I'm understanding you correctly, the problem is that metals have no diffuse colour. They only use reflection. So they need something that reflect in them - an environment basically. Add an area light - Then tick the 'show in reflection' box in it's Details tab. Do you see the gold object now?
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    Render Farm Comparison

    Really helpful, thanks. If anyone wants to chime in with ease of use/reliability reviews too, it would be wonderful!
  14. interesting to see. It's unlikely I'd buy one - but not impossible. My desktop will be staying mac for a variety of treasons.... But I can't help but think its probably more efficient to use the 'normal' imac 27 with an i7. And just use a renderfarm for anything particularly big
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    C4d Visualisation VS C4d Prime

    i started off thinking i didn’t need mograph, but quickly found out that its cloner tools are really essential. definitely for arch viz work. so i would not advise Prime. Also, i would consider Corona instead of V ray. And that is free while it’s still in beta!