Creating refractive surfaces


show more Refractive surfaces such as glass change the direction of light. Since glass is so commonplace in the real world, the ability to create realistic refractive surfaces is a key skill in Google SketchUp. If you don't use the correct settings, you'll discover it's all too easy to end up with something that looks and acts more like an empty window frame. For a clear explanation of the intricacies of creating refractive surfaces, be sure to check out this online video. show less
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Creating refractive surfaces

As refractive objects are one of the handful of material types that we come into contact with pretty much every day, the chances that we will want or need to re-create them at some point, probably in a number of different ways, really are quite high. In this video, we are going to work at creating a couple of glass materials, really as a way of demonstrating how we create refraction inside the V-Ray Standard Material. Now one of the glass materials we want to create is for the glazing in our scene. Now, at this moment in time, we don't have our geometry available, so we do need to go up to the Window menu, select that, come down to the Layers option, and open the Layers dialog up.

In here, we need to put a check in the Skylight Glass and Patio Glass layers, just to bring that geometry into the scene. Then of course we can close our Layers dialog. Now I am just going to middle-mouse-scroll out of our view, just so we can get a little bit of a better view of what is going o...

Creating refractive surfaces
Video duration: 9m 53s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Refractive surfaces such as glass change the direction of light. Since glass is so commonplace in the real world, the ability to create realistic refractive surfaces is a key skill in Google SketchUp. If you don't use the correct settings, you'll discover it's all too easy to end up with something that looks and acts more like an empty window frame. For a clear explanation of the intricacies of creating refractive surfaces, be sure to check out this online video.

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CAD
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SketchUp V-Ray
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