Creating, Texturing and Rendering a Wine Bottle & Box: Multiple Render Settings for the Same Scene

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Duplicating render settings for multiple output options in the same scene.

We’ll start by renaming the render settings from the first installment of this series and then duplicating them. Next we’ll rename the copy, configure it’s settings and then make an additional “work in progress” copy of the new settings. We’ll change a few settings in the WIP settings so our images render faster and don’t save.

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In this video, we'll duplicate our render settings from Installment 1 to preserve them, and then we'll configure the new copy to accommodate a two-page render spread, which we'll be creating in Installment 2 of this series. So here we are in the final scene from Installment 1 of our tutorial series. And when we created this scene, it was for a one-page magazine spread. We look in here. That ratio was 1340 by 1740. However, in this series, we'll be creating a two-page spread, which is double the width. And all we have to do is change the width of our render settings. But I would like to be able to reuse a lot of our elements from this last series. Instead of creating a new scene, starting from scratch and copying and pasting from scene to scene, what we're going to do is create multiple render settings, and then later on, we're going to create multiple layers over here in the Layers Palette. But for now, let's just focus on the render settings. So I want to keep our original render settings. I'm going to go ahead and rename those "1 page." And to make multiple settings, all you have to do is Ctrl+Drag and there is a new render setting. So I'm going to rename this "2 page." And the 1 page was set up for a final render. And we're also going to need that for our 2 page, but we just need to change the width. So I'm going to multiply this times 2, and that gives us 2680 for the width, 1740 for the height. I'm just going to lock that ratio again. And that's the only setting we need to change. If I move this over, you can see that our framing has changed, so this camera angle will no longer work, neither will our lighting or any of that stuff because you can see right here we're looking from a completely different camera angle. So we'll set that all up in this tutorial series. Now we'll have the ability to pull whatever we want from our original setup. But if you also remember, as we were working, we had gone back into the 1 page and turned off save and lowered some settings. And that way we could get faster renders but still use the picture viewer. But to make that a little bit more efficient or quicker for us, I'm going to make one more copy. I'm going to activate that. And we're going to go ahead and just set up a render setting for that. And I'm going to call this "2 page" work in progress or "WIP," W-I-P, however you want to say it. And in this setting, I'm going to come in here and divide the width by two. So this is going to give us a half res setting. And then in the physical, I'm going to turn off Depth of Field and turn Adaptive down to Low. And I'm also going to turn off Save, so that way every time we render, it doesn't ask us if we want to overwrite the last render. So now we have a 2 page work in progress setting that we can use as we work through this series. And when we're done, all we have to do is hit 2 page and we can render our final. So I'll go ahead and activate the 2 page WIP. And that's all we need to do. In the next video, I'll show you how to set up layers and then we'll be ready to work.
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