How To: Partial Raytrace

Modified on Wed, 15 May 2024 at 12:49 PM

Have you ever wondered how 2 different elements might look in a rendered image in your final design, but haven't wanted to go through 2 complete renders of your drawing with each option to see the result and compare?

then the Partial Raytrace function might just be the perfect solution that you didn't know about.

1. In this example, the colour of one of these kitchen overheads was changed, with the designer wanting to see the differences between the two colours once rendered

2. In KD Max V10, navigate to Render > Partial Raytrace

3. Set your Raytrace Max Depth, Antialias Pixel Point and Quality (these settings determine the smoothness of your drawing, making it more realistic rather than having sharp jagged edges) Click OK when ready.

4. Click and drag a box around the section that you were wanting to do a partial render on. Click a second time to confirm the selection.

5. Voila! Easy quick rendered sections of your drawing are now just a few clicks away.

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