Adventures in Rendering: 2

It seems such a long time ago since I bought the Twilight renderer for SketchUp and played with it a little. I was slightly put off by the amount of time it takes to render a reasonably detailed image but I guess that's just the nature of the beast.

More than a year after starting a model of the Valley Forge from the 70's movie Silent Running I finally went back to it and finished it. After all the work it took me to complete it and the invaluable help I got from Taff Goch who is geodesic master I figured it was worth firing up Twilight once again. I have a reasonably powerful quad core 64 bit Windows machine and this render took about 2.5 hours using 100% of my CPU for most of that time. I added the lens flare in PhotoShop Elements 8 afterwards. I'm still learning about twilight and I've been given a few pointers from the Twilight forum that I will try to incorporate for more refined attempt but I think you'll see that it's worth the time and effort when you compare it to the 2D export direct from SketchUp
Twilight render of The Valley Forge
Native SketchUp 2D Render

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