Take advantage of ready-to-use automation scripts with our step-by-step guide
"Testing Chaos Cloud has been yet another task on my list, but after playing with it for a while, it became a part of my daily design workflow," says Ivan Kozaliev, 3D Artist at Chaos Group. "That is how the idea for this guide came to life. It is great to be able to share my time-saving tips with fellow artists. The Cloud is the future, so why not be among the first to embrace it and profit from its benefits in our daily work?"
The detailed guide and scripts, created by Ivan Kozaliev, are available to download for free.
Need more convincing? Here is a brief overview of what's included in Ivan’s step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Set up your models as V-Ray scenes
Create a simple scene for each one of the products on a white background, or as needed for your catalog, and then export it as a .vrscene. You only need to create one scene for each product. Unfortunately, we cannot automate the design process for you, but this guide shows how to automate everything else you need to do to create multiple views of a product, and then render them in various resolutions.
Step 2: Create the required views of your products – automatically
Based on your specific catalog and creative needs, set up all views (front, back, left, right, top) of just one of the products that you want to include in your catalog. We've created a script that uses those sample views to automatically generate all the necessary views for all products from your catalog. The script will work correctly for all products about the same size. For example, views created for just one of your chairs will work for all of your chairs, armchairs, bedside tables, and so on.
Step 3: Submit auto-generated scenes to Chaos Cloud – with one command
Now that you have generated all the views of all of your products automatically, it is time to render them. This process can be automated, thanks to Chaos Cloud's command-line interface. You don't need need to be a programmer to do it — we've included the script with the guidе — just copy and paste it. You can also use the script to render both the thumbnails that you'll need for your website catalog and the full-size images. Once the render jobs are complete, just hit Enter and all the images will download into the respective folders.