Getting Started with Flamingo nXt®

Flamingo nXt creates high quality, photorealistic, still, and animation image files from 3-D models inside Rhinoceros®.

For technical support, tutorials, examples, and information about how to get started using Flamingo nXt, go to the Flamingo nXt web site.



round_bullet.gifTechnical Support

The Flamingo nXt Control Panel

The Flamingo nXt Control Panel provides tabs for setting up the model for rendering, including:





To access the Flamingo control panel

number_onestep.gifOn the Flamingo nXt menu, click Control Panel.

Rendering Basics

Rendering your finished model comprises four basic steps:

number_onestep.gifSet up lighting

number_onestep.gifSet up materials

number_onestep.gifSet up an environment

number_onestep.gifSet up rendering conditions

To start a rendering

number_onestep.gifOn the Render or Flamingo nXt menu, click Render.

- Or -

number_onestep.gifOn the Standard toolbar, click the Render button.

Stop Rendering

By default, the rendering process will continue refining the image, pass by pass, until you click the Stop Rendering button. This allows you to manage the trade-off between time and quality. The longer you allow the rendering to continue, the more closely it will resemble its fully converged "correct" result. You can stop a rendering at any time.

Resume Rendering

Clicking the Stop Rendering button suspends the rendering process after the current pass is completed.

The button then changes to Resume Rendering. If you have stopped the rendering before the number of passes or the time constraints have been reached, you can click the Resume Rendering button to continue.

Use the Number of passes or Time settings on the Render Window or in Document Properties > Flamingo nXt to set an automatic stopping point.


Revised: 26-Apr-2012 13:50