Using the DMC engine


show more Google SketchUp's DMC Engine is the most technically detailed method for calculating and creating light detail. However, it's best suited for external scenes. Ironically, with internal scenes, the level of detail creates an unrealistic lighting feel that often isn't worth the additional rendering time. Find out the best methods for using the DMC engine in this online video. show less
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Using the DMC engine

Because photon mapping is generally regarded by V-Ray users to be the weakest of V-Ray's GI Lighting tools, and so is hardly ever utilized in that role, we're going to skip over using photons as a GI tool and look instead at the last of V-Ray's GI options available to us, this being the Deterministic Monte Carlo, or DMC Engine, as we will refer to it from this point on. As we've done a couple of times in this chapter, we need to go and enable V-Ray's GI systems to have a look at the DMC engine, so let's come into our Indirect Illumination rollout, let's put a check in the On box and then let's scroll down and set Deterministic Monte-Carlo as our Primary Engine, and of course, we want to disable our Secondary Engine by setting it to None.

Then, scrolling down just a little way, you can see we've our Deterministic Monte Carlo GI rollout. In here, we have really only one parameter with which to work in order to produce our Primary light bounce s...

Using the DMC engine
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Google SketchUp's DMC Engine is the most technically detailed method for calculating and creating light detail. However, it's best suited for external scenes. Ironically, with internal scenes, the level of detail creates an unrealistic lighting feel that often isn't worth the additional rendering time. Find out the best methods for using the DMC engine in this online video.

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CAD
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SketchUp V-Ray
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