I've always avoided rendering interiors because it takes super long and you can't use hdri's without removing all the walls so I build a solution for those problems: an Iray interior camera.
the Iray interior camera is a camera I made myself for rendering interiors in DAZ3D to make rendering super fast.
It contains iray section planes on the back and on the camera that are matched with the standard view of a normal camera. The section planes will cut trough everything in iray mode that is not in view of the camera which means it will take less time and let outside light in.
It makes rendering interiors render in at least 1/2 the time it usually does and lets light from HDRIs in, you may still have to remove the ceiling though.
- To load the camera just download it and put the folder "Camera Presets" inside the DAZ Content folder. Or just drag the duf (not the .png) file into your viewport within DAZ3D and you should see a wild camera with the name "Iray interior camera" appear.
- You must be rendering trough the Iray camera once it is loaded. To do that click on "Perspective View" on the top right in the viewport and choose Iray Interior Camera
I couldn't live without it so I decided to share it.
Updates from 1.1:
* Planes are now hidden, as they could cause a shadow on closeups
* Made the FOV Red, to distinguish it better from other cameras
* Made it available to download from DeviantArt instead of from my stash
Tested it on 3 different devices and it worked fine. If there are any problems drop a comment or send me a note.
Updates from 1.2:
* You'll now find the Camera at Camera Presets > Iray Interior Camera 1.3 inside your content library
* Focal width and focal length are now locked so you can copy and paste it to any camera, even when they have the focal width and focal length changed.
* Added a thumbnail to it
Update from 1.3:
* I've made a major update where you can use the focal length and width to zoom in at least but not out. Also locked the FOV camera to RED so it stays red even when copied and pasted to a normal camera.
Upcoming in the future:
Will make metadata for it.
"- To load the camera just download it and put the folder "Camera Presets" inside the DAZ Content folder. Or just drag the duf (not the .png) file into your viewport within DAZ3D and you should see a wild camera with the name "Iray interior camera" appear."
Still loving this! Question: if I move around the iray planes a bit and want to save a new preset, I'm having trouble. Camera preset doesn't seem to save everything. Scene subset neither. How do you do it?