Create a Light Cache Solution with Sketchup


show more The Light Cache engine in Google SketchUp deals with the way light in a scene isn't just reflected once, but will instead bounce back and forth between objects. Its big drawback is that this creates a lot of noise and impedes scene detail. For this reason, it's best used as a secondary engine. Get more tips on creating a light cache solution in this online video. show less
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Creating a light cache solution

In this video, we're going to be working with our same interior scene to create another global lighting solution, this time using V-Ray's Light Cache system set as our primary engine. We're going to follow the same procedure as with our irradiance mapping exercise. Let's see what kind of solution we can create using the basic Light Cache controls. So with our Ch03_GI scene file loaded, let's once again go and enable V-Ray's GI systems. To do that we need to open up the Options Editor, come down into Indirect Illumination rollout, and again put a check in the On box.

Then of course, we need to go and setup our Engine Type, so let's scroll down. Let's set Light Cache as our Primary Engine and as before, we need to disable our Secondary Engine. And if we just scroll down, you can see that the system gives us some default settings so that we're literally ready to render with Light Cache. The problem with these default settings is that they real...

Creating a light cache solution
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The Light Cache engine in Google SketchUp deals with the way light in a scene isn't just reflected once, but will instead bounce back and forth between objects. Its big drawback is that this creates a lot of noise and impedes scene detail. For this reason, it's best used as a secondary engine. Get more tips on creating a light cache solution in this online video.

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CAD
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SketchUp V-Ray
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