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By Nomer Adona Previously Nomer Adona wrote a simple tutorial entitled “Interior Lighting for Beginners” which was published at In that tutorial he used version 1.05 of V-Ray for SketchUp. Since many new features have been added with the latest version of V-Ray for SketchUp, we have decided to do this mini series of tutorials with the latest versions.

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In this first tutorial I will be using V-Ray Beta version 1.48.99 (V-Ray for SketchUp User Manual Version 1.48) and SketchUp version 7.0. I will be focusing on IES, Spotlight, Rectagular and emissive lighting. You will learn how to create a realistic lampshade material and how to position the rectangular lights to achieve the right effect for your shade. In this tutorial I will be using the same model that I used in the previous tutorial “Interior Lighting for Beginners” and will be adding components and materials to achieve the desired effect. Here is a screen shot of the particular interior that I will be using.

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OK lets begin! 1. IES Lighting I have done this in a previous tutorial here at SketchUpArtists: Basic IES Tuorial using V-Ray for SketchUp. The only difference is instead of using a rectangular light to show the light source, I will be just using a Emissive map.

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One great way to enhance your final presentations is with the use of a special feature in Google SketchUp called Styles. Styles are collections of display settings, including new options like Watermarks and Sketchy Effects, saved in the new Styles palette. You can use[07/12/2011 6:02:51 PM]

and everything in between.48. Since this is a tutorial. Spotlight Together with IES lighting. Adam Billyard Adam Warner Alex Hogrefe Alex Jenyon Daniel Tal David Macdonald Do Phu Hoang Nguyen Eric Lay Frederic Yves Moro Ibon Enriques Jacques Cleghorn Jason Christiansen Jean-Pierre Hurel Jim Leggitt John Higgins Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas Kate Marshall Ken Nguyen Laurent Brixius Lewis Wadsworth Settings for Material Majid Yeganegi Mateo Soletic This is the first render. NPR Styles can make your models appear hand-rendered.66 and up..Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1 :: Google SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials SketchUpArtists Style Builder to create custom nonphotorealistic (NPR) Styles for SketchUp.Porobic (AKA `Sepo´) Scott Baumberger Snoopywang Steven Man Teofilo Pardo Tina Stiles-Bryant Render Recent Comments fajar on Using HDRI in V-Ray for SketchUp 2..Read Emissive Map and IES Light Icon Artists/Authors Here is the material I used for the Emissive map. this is also a new feature with V-Ray[07/12/2011 6:02:51 PM] ... supertechnical. allow me to put 4 spotlights in my four recess lamps.sketchupartists. derek on Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1 Jason Maranto on Maxwell Render for Google SketchUp has Arrived Sean Foley on Maxwell Render for Google SketchUp has Arrived Louis on Architectural Rendering with SketchUp and Kerkythea http://www. Matthew L. Facundus Michalis Zissiou Mr Wip Nguyen Tran Huy Vu Nick Howlett Nomeradona Oliver Shea Ricardo Cossoli Robh Ruppel Rocky Vezeau S..

In this render I used a very low resolution. Shadow Subdivision controls the smoothness of the shadow and last but not the least is the Penumbra Angle. For me the most critical setting is the Shadow Radius which controls the softness of the shadows.sketchupartists. I also use a Emissive map on the light receptacle. This is the reason why I have splotches and grains. Spotlight Settings Here is the render using Spotlight. This can be corrected easily by using higher Subdivisions and[07/12/2011 6:02:51 PM] .Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1 :: Google SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials SketchUpArtists Mauro on IES Light Tutorial using VRay for SketchUp yacine on V-Ray for SketchUp – super crash course simmi on Making of Beauty Salon 4 Recess Lamps The Image below shows the position of the Spotlight icon. Render Using Spotlight http://www. In the image below I used 0.3. Position Spotlight Icon Here is the settings for my Spotlight.

Rectangular Lights Here are the settings of my V-Ray rectangular lights. This one casts shadows. I will show you how to place V-Ray rectangular lights. The one that casts shadows is the third V-Ray rectangular light. visible but they don’t cast shadows. double sided but I made it invisible. SketchUp Lamp Here I hid the shade of my lamp to show how I set up my rectangular lights. V-Ray rectangular 1 and 2 run along the height of the shade. They are double sided.sketchupartists. V-Ray Rectangular Lights 1 and 2 http://www.Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1 :: Google SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials SketchUpArtists[07/12/2011 6:02:51 PM] . Lampshades Here is a simple lamp I modeled in SketchUp.

Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1 :: Google SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials SketchUpArtists V-Ray Rectangular Light 3 Lampshade material: This is a 2 sided material with about 70% gray mixture.sketchupartists. http://www. A special thanks to a friend BTH (Trang An) for some of these great components. I will add a few more components. Render With Rectangular Lights[07/12/2011 6:02:51 PM] . Lampshade Material Settings Here is the resulting render.

Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1 :: Google SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials SketchUpArtists SketchUp Scene with Extra Components Here is the[07/12/2011 6:02:51 PM] . Photoshop and Podium Use Image Editing Software Inside SketchUp A Watercolor Line Drawing Ink Effect http://www. Nomer Some of Nomer Adona’s other tutorials here at SketchUpArtists: Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 2 Basic IES Tutorial Using V-Ray for SketchUp Using HDRI in V-Ray for SketchUp IES Light Tutorial using V-Ray for SketchUp Create a Tile Imprint SketchUp. Pixplant and V-Ray Texture Workflow with SketchUp. Night Scene I also attempted to render with the same scene. Night Scene 2 Cheers! I hope you will wait for the second part of this tutorial and my guide to lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp.sketchupartists. this time with GI and BG Colors on (no mapping). Photoshop.

Other types of lights just dont appear the program doesnt include them in the scene! nomeradona on May 4th. Jeron Severino on March 13th. thanks nomer you are a great help nomeradona on March 17th. 2011 2:58 am truly benefit from tis tutorial. 2011 3:01 pm why cant i change the number of the penumbra angle on the spotlight setting?it happens also in the multiplier tab on IES setting. NoelFRJ on May 1st. vicko on April 12th. very helpful. Ibrahim on February 27th. 2011 8:57 pm uhm sir. thats what’s driving me nuts. 2011 7:17 am 1.. so pls i will appreciate any help.05. i think you need to click force one sided material. That’s also why i was hoping you could post the complete vray option settings. it was really helpful to me! hector festin on February 25th. 2011 4:50 pm @Noel. 2011 12:21 pm well i’m glad this is a great help. wait for part[07/12/2011 6:02:51 PM] . 2011 9:36 pm I have a problem. 2011 2:15 pm Nope. god speed big help for starters. as for the material the rule of thumb to me is to have 70% dark gray. 2011 4:43 pm @onin.its driving me crazy! Could you please post the complete vray option settings ( camera setting. hope you could help me. 2011 7:25 am hi. physical camera is off. thanks.. even if I reverse it´s face.49 bublee on June 11th. aufialwi on March 16th. GI setting etc.... thanks. nomeradona on April 2nd. i really appreciate what i saw. i dont even know a thing about v-ray. http://www. 2011 4:42 pm i guess your physical camera is on. 2011 3:36 am wow.33 maybe if the other lights icon are not showing. on the light editor i cant modify the intensity of lights and also in other parameters is the same problem! When I render and image whit rectangular lights they appear black. (front 70% and 30% back materials. i’d tried it but the material was still opaque.sketchupartists.Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1 :: Google SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials SketchUpArtists 25 Responses to “Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1” Alex on February 19th.. 2011 2:52 am Thanks!!!! I love to learn this way! onin aure on April 29th. nomeradona on May 4th. rarchitect on March 28th. how would i use the two-sided material and the right translucency for it? thank you sir.. rarchitect on April 3rd. 2011 4:29 pm I just want to thank you for this tutorial.... thanks. i just want to ask how did you modify the default settings when dealing with the lamp shade material? i mean. NoelFRJ on May 10th. very helpfull… NoelFRJ on April 29th. what version of vray are you using? I think you are using vray 1. 2011 8:44 am Thanks for the great tutorial! But everytime i try rendering a completly enclosed space i get a totally black rendering.) for this sort of enclosed space. 2011 1:00 pm what a nice guy. i dont know if u can help me out on tutorials that is v-ray for sketch up. 2011 3:31 pm this is truly helpful to all! Okultika on February 27th. 2011 10:18 am great tutorials.

is this not the way to go? your response will be greatly appreciated!!! Got something to say? Name (required) Email Address (required) Website Speak your mind Submit Comment http://www. 2011 6:05 pm Wow . Boudi from Paris. tsak sir. nice tut[07/12/2011 6:02:51 PM] . can you help me? Sorry for my english Marie from belgium boudi on October 26th. e ganyan nmn gingawa q… caulacbo. 2011 11:43 pm your renders are awesome. easy to understand and well explained.. all my lights that I want to use. thank you very much ! marie on September 28th. 2011 9:44 pm Thanks very much for these exemple. quick question though: how do you get the light to shine through the lamp shade? is your shade just a regular white color? is it just one plane? i have some shades that have a 1/4″ thickness.please so me more thanks emerson oplas on July on July 17th. 2011 2:21 pm I’ve got a question..sketchupartists. I don’t understand.i can’t make this lamp material same yous . France simmi on November 17th. 2011 4:57 am hi can you send for me your model i need it for practice it. 2011 9:37 am such a grt tutorial!! u r doin wonders by tutoring beginners like me!! Thanks a million for ur efforts!! derek on December 4th.. 2011 2:20 am sir nomer sang window mu inopen ung asa taas nung select color mu… ung para sa material.thanks. bat pag sakin di umiilaw ung lamp q.Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1 :: Google SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials SketchUpArtists Thx TUAN on June 22nd. and I’ve tried everything. don’t work.

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