A Little Late to the Party
Due to a recent computer upgrade I've finally been able to download and install B7 Pro. I've worked with B5 and 5.5 for years (I skipped 6) and I am really thrilled with all the new (to my eyes) changes with my favorite program. However, I've got a couple of questions...simple stuff, really, that I've forgotten how to do, like...
1.) Setting up a permanent start-up screen. Just the working screen size is all I'm really after instead of loading with the last screen size I was working with. Sometimes it will do that, sometimes not. I know that there's a couple of changes you can make, but I've forgotten what they are and how to do them.
2.) How do I remove the automatic option of generating a file every time I do a render? I remember that there's a setting for that, but not where it is. I'm really only interested in exporting or saving my final renders and not the program creates every time I do a render.
3.) I'm sure that these links have been given before, but, I've got to confess, I'm too lazy to go searching for them. Just some basic lighting tutorials. There are several new light options in B7 and I want to be able to take full advantage of them.
4.) A bit of an oddball question, but I though I'd throw it out here just in case...Is there a good way to use some sort of transparency map or setting to "remove" roots from trees leaving only the upper trunk and the branches? I've been experimenting with building trunks from terrain maps and adding branches for really huge forest scenes, and can't figure out how to do it.
I've been watching everyone's progress in the Post Your Renders section and have been really impressed with the work that's been shown so far. I'm hoping that once I get a few months practice under my belt I'll be able to start producing something worth looking at.
Thanks for the help.