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V-Ray for SketchUp
By Chia Fu Chiang
Damien Alomar
Jorge Barrero
V-Ray for SketchUp
By Chia Fu Chiang
Damien Alomar
Jorge Barrero

Table of Contents Table of Contents
Install V-Ray for SketchUp......................................................
.......... 6
Activating V-Ray for SketchUp...................................................
........ 7
Before you Start Rendering......................................................
......... 8
Understanding Default Settings..................................................
........ 9
Render Options..................................................................
.......... 10
Save and Load Option Settings
Two ways to assign materials in V-Ray
Material Editor.................................................................
............ 14
Diffuse Layer
Adding a new Material
How to duplicate a material
How to change the name of a material
How to remove a material
Others
Material Usage..................................................................
........... 18
Add Lights......................................................................
............ 20
The Characteristics of Rectangular Light........................................
....... 23
Size does matter
Shadows change according to the size
Impact on reflective objects due to visible and invisible rectangle light
Double Sided Option
Material: Reflection Layer......................................................
.......... 26
Adding Reflection Layer
Fresnel Reflections
Reflections and Highlights......................................................
.......... 28
Other Parameters................................................................
.......... 29
Reflection Glossiness
Reflection Filter
Refraction Layer................................................................
........... 31
Add Refraction Layer
Controlling the Amount of Transparency
The color of refractive materials
Fog Settings Explained
Adjusting Refraction IOR
The Glossiness of Refractive Materials
Shadows of Refractive Materials
Double-Sided Material
Translucent Material
Emissive Materials..............................................................
........... 39
Add Emissive Layer
Adjust the Intensity
Adjust the Color
Emissive Textures
Texture Mapping.................................................................

.......... 43
Projection Types and Adjustments
Bump Maps.......................................................................
.......... 46
Displacement....................................................................
.......... 48
Adding Displacement
Displacement Parameters
Adjusting Displacement

Transparency Mapping............................................................
........ 50
What is Transparency Mapping
How Transparency Mapping Works
Another Method to create the same result
Other uses for transparency mapping
V-Ray Linked Material...........................................................
.......... 52
V-Ray Two-Sided Material........................................................
......... 53
Adding a V-Ray Two-Sided Material
Working with V-Ray Two-Sided Material
V-Ray for Sketch Up Two-Sided Material..........................................
....... 54
Adding a V-Ray for Sketch Up Two-Sided Material
Working with V-Ray for Sketch Up Two-Sided Material
Environment Lighting............................................................
......... 55
Interior or Exterior?
Techniques for adjusting illumination
HDR Environment Light Source
Bitmap Environment Light Source
Environment Light source for semi-open space
Choosing different Render Engines...............................................
....... 63
Classification of Light Bounces
Primary Engine: Irradiance Map
Primary/Secondary Engine: Quasi Monte Carlo
Secondary Engine: Light Cache
Lighting Dialog Box.............................................................
........... 70

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