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SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray
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SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray

with Brian Bradley

Video: Welcome

Hello and welcome to SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray. My name is Brian Bradley, and I'm really excited to be able to introduce you to this powerful lighting and rendering solution for the SketchUp application. As this course is designed to help us get to up and running with V-Ray in SketchUp, we will, first of all, install and then set up to the V-Ray plug-in the SketchUp application. We will take a look at using V-Ray's extremely powerful and versatile lighting tools to add some illumination to our scene. This will include examining the V-Ray Sun and Sky systems, which can be used to add natural-looking daylight to our renders, as well as looking at some of the V-Ray-specific light types available that can be used to mimic artificial light sources.
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  1. 4m 30s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      2m 33s
    3. Using the exercise files
      43s
  2. 7m 52s
    1. Installing V-Ray
      2m 27s
    2. Locating V-Ray tools and features
      5m 25s
  3. 39m 2s
    1. Creating natural daylight with the V-Ray Sun and Sky
      7m 41s
    2. Using the Omni Light
      7m 9s
    3. Exploring the Rectangle Light
      6m 2s
    4. Exploring the Spotlight
      4m 37s
    5. Exploring the IES light type
      5m 0s
    6. Setting up image-based lighting
      8m 33s
  4. 29m 40s
    1. Working with irradiance mapping
      12m 8s
    2. Creating a light cache solution
      6m 14s
    3. Using the DMC engine
      11m 18s
  5. 23m 11s
    1. Overview of the physical cameras
      5m 16s
    2. Understanding the Exposure controls
      6m 23s
    3. Handling perspective correction
      3m 4s
    4. Setting up for a depth-of-field effect
      8m 28s
  6. 44m 59s
    1. Introduction to V-Ray-specific materials
      9m 41s
    2. Creating diffuse surfaces
      9m 44s
    3. Creating reflective surfaces
      8m 2s
    4. Creating refractive surfaces
      9m 53s
    5. Creating translucent surfaces
      7m 39s
  7. 44m 8s
    1. Using fixed-rate sampling
      10m 21s
    2. Working with the Adaptive DMC engine
      11m 48s
    3. Controlling the Adaptive Subdivision sampler
      10m 15s
    4. Exploring subdivs and the DMC Sampler controls
      5m 52s
    5. Manipulating color mapping
      5m 52s
  8. 33m 39s
    1. Adding displacement to materials
      10m 48s
    2. Using caustic lighting effects
      7m 37s
    3. Creating occlusion effects
      8m 13s
    4. Creating a non-photorealistic render (NPR) with the Toon material
      7m 1s
  9. 1m 21s
    1. What's next?
      1m 21s

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SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray
3h 48m Intermediate Sep 21, 2012

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Create highly realistic 3D architectural drawings with V-Ray, a popular third-party renderer for SketchUp. This course shows how to take a single scene with interior/exterior elements and add lights, move cameras, and enhance objects with translucent and reflective surfaces. Author Brian Bradley explains concepts like irradiance mapping, perspective correction, and fixed rate sampling, while showing how to leverage each of the V-Ray tools and its material and lighting types to achieve specific effects.

Topics include:
  • Installing V-Ray
  • Creating natural daylight with V-Ray Sun and Sky
  • Bouncing light around with irradiance mapping and light caches
  • Setting up a depth-of-field effect
  • Creating diffuse and reflective surfaces
  • Working with the Adaptive DMC engine
  • Manipulating color mapping
  • Adding caustic lighting and occlusion effects
Subjects:
Architecture Rendering CAD
Software:
SketchUp V-Ray
Author:
Brian Bradley

Welcome

Hello and welcome to SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray. My name is Brian Bradley, and I'm really excited to be able to introduce you to this powerful lighting and rendering solution for the SketchUp application. As this course is designed to help us get to up and running with V-Ray in SketchUp, we will, first of all, install and then set up to the V-Ray plug-in the SketchUp application. We will take a look at using V-Ray's extremely powerful and versatile lighting tools to add some illumination to our scene. This will include examining the V-Ray Sun and Sky systems, which can be used to add natural-looking daylight to our renders, as well as looking at some of the V-Ray-specific light types available that can be used to mimic artificial light sources.

We will naturally take a close look at the V-Ray standard material, as it will help us re-create some useful real-world material types. As V-Ray can easily be used as a virtual photography studio, we will want to put some of its effects tools to work and add an extra level of believability to our renders. As we have all of this and more, let's go ahead and dive right in.

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