Old man with free time and a Workstation running Linux Windows and Blender.
Ambition: to eventually create a ‘’walkthrough’’ ship (like the ones I navigated at sea).
Progress: Managed to create a hull using V2.79 but found it so complicated and I had only created the outer shell!
Purchased a 3D model of a real ship and it is a .blend file of 90mb with textures etc and I can manipulate it and change things while learning all the time about computer graphics.
Seriously stiff learning curve, but fascinating, yet there is something about which I am very confused and have not been able to find the answer to.
Rendering ! When I am moving, zooming, changing, WHY, my ship model showing on my screen, is it not ‘’rendering’’ in real time?
I can modify the model, paint it, move the anchors, operate the winch and see it all happening on my screen and if I remember correctly I am doing this in ‘’look dev’’ mode.
I can add a background of a harbour, and I have still not ‘’rendered’’ anything.
At what point must I ‘’render’’ this blend file and why ?
Thanks for your time.