Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video A word about HDRIs, part of SketchUp Rendering: Using V-Ray 2.
- In current rendering workflows, the use of high-dynamic-range images for both environment lighting and in seeing reflections has become pretty much ubiquitous across all areas of the 3D industry and our V-Ray for SketchUp course is no exception to that trend. In a number of scene files and videos then, we have made use of high-dynamic-range images that have been downloaded from the excellent HDRI-Hub website. This has a number of free samples available and as these have been released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which allows for both commercial and non-commercial use of provided assets, we've been able to include a number of them in the Exercise Files download.
I would encourage you, though, to go and take a look at not only the other excellent HDRI collections found on that website, but also at some of the really nice video footage and texture file purchases that are available.
- Locating V-Ray tools and features
- Using the RT Engine
- Creating daylight with V-Ray Sun and Sky
- Using image-based lighting
- Working with irradiance mapping
- Handling perspective correction in the physical camera
- Setting up a depth of field effect
- Creating and applying V-Ray materials
- Using fixed-rate sampling
- Color mapping
- Working with V-Ray proxies
Skill Level Intermediate
SketchUp 2013 Essential Trainingwith George Maestri2h 16m Beginner
SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniqueswith George Maestri3h 1m Intermediate
1. Introduction to V-Ray
2. Lighting the Place Up
3. Bouncing Our Light Around
Using brute force5m 6s
4. Working with the Physical Camera
5. It's a Material World
6. The Quality Control Department
What's next?1m 33s
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