Adding displacement to materials


show more Creating a realistic image from a 3-D rendering means creating something that simulates life, down to lighting, shapes and reflections. To get a life-like image you need displacement to add shape to reflections, lighting and shadows. To learn how adding displacement to materials in Google SketchUp can improve your work watch this online video. show less
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Adding displacement to materials

One of the big reasons for working V-Ray as a rendering engine in SketchUp is of course its ability to create and render extremely realistic materials. One common element in material creation is the use of grayscale images to produce the appearance of bump, or surface, detail in our objects. This goes under the descriptive name of bump mapping. Oftentimes this simple render engine trick isn't of to add the desired level of extra believability to our scenes.

At other times though, we may need, or indeed want, something that adds a little bit more. At such times displacement mapping may be capable of providing that extra quality for us. Now initially, the two can appear to be very similar, as they both make use of grayscale images to produce a particular effect. The final rendered result, however, will show that what is going on behind the scenes is really very different indeed. Whereas bump mapping is just an optical illusion created by the render engine--something that giv...

Adding displacement to materials
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Creating a realistic image from a 3-D rendering means creating something that simulates life, down to lighting, shapes and reflections. To get a life-like image you need displacement to add shape to reflections, lighting and shadows. To learn how adding displacement to materials in Google SketchUp can improve your work watch this online video.

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CAD
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SketchUp V-Ray
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