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So, we have come to the end of our SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray course, but there is still plenty you can do to continue building your V-Ray rendering skills. One excellent option is to simply practice what you've learned. If you have access to the exercise files and the example scenes used in this course, well, so much the better. Do pay attention also to real-world photography courses here on lynda.com; especially be sure to check out The Foundations of Photography series by Ben Long that we mentioned.

What's next?

So, we have come to the end of our SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray course, but there is still plenty you can do to continue building your V-Ray rendering skills. One excellent option is to simply practice what you've learned. If you have access to the exercise files and the example scenes used in this course, well, so much the better. Do pay attention also to real-world photography courses here on lynda.com; especially be sure to check out The Foundations of Photography series by Ben Long that we mentioned.

Then of course you need to take what you learned regarding the principles of photography and apply it to working with V-Ray, and in particular the V-Ray physical camera. You can also check out our V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max and V-Ray 2.0 for Maya Essential Training courses found here on lynda.com. Although the host applications may be different, the essentials regarding how V-Ray works are still very much the same. Finally, you may want to check out the wealth of V-Ray information that can be found on Chaos Group's own Internet forums.

These are found at www.chaosgroup.com Well, I certainly hope that you have found this course to be both helpful and informative when it comes to getting up and running with V-Ray for SketchUp. My name is Brian Bradley, and I will say take care and bye for now!

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SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray

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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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