Use Caustic Lighting Effects in the SketchUp Rendered Output


show more Objects created in 3-D often need more attention to detail to be able to interact with the world around them in a way that makes them believable. How does the sunlight look on your object? Effectively using caustic lighting effects can help create a photo-realistic 3-D rendering. To learn how to create this effect using Google SketchUp watch this online video tutorial. show less
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Using caustic lighting effects

Objects rendered in a 3D application, to take on a genuine level of believability in a viewer's mind, they really do need to interact correctly with the environment around them. Adding real-world lighting effects such as caustics can oftentimes make all the difference in the world when it comes to creating a believable shot. In this video we're going to make use of photon mapping in V-Ray and show you how we can generate realistic caustic effects in our scenes. As the V-Ray sun is currently the key light in our scene, it is going to play an extremely important role in helping us create this particular effect.

Of course, one of the first things we need in our scene is a surface type and a material that we would expect caustics to be generated from. Typically, these would be refractive objects or materials. For our purposes, we're going to use the old chestnut of caustic demonstrations and work with our ornamental pool water. We already of course have the perfect ma...

Using caustic lighting effects
Video duration: 7m 37s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Objects created in 3-D often need more attention to detail to be able to interact with the world around them in a way that makes them believable. How does the sunlight look on your object? Effectively using caustic lighting effects can help create a photo-realistic 3-D rendering. To learn how to create this effect using Google SketchUp watch this online video tutorial.

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CAD
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SketchUp V-Ray
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