Re: Ray's TAS shuttlecraft...
Importing photo textures are a great way to add a realistic look. I have been experimenting with capturing images of real surfaces from google streetview and importing onto my sketchup surface. It can really make a huge difference to cartoony colours.
I hope you have better luck rendering images the. I have. I tried kyrktheia (spell check) to no avail.
I've installed a plugin called Maxwell for rendering. Early trials with it are decent so far.
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