Create photo quality V-Ray renders for SketchUp using Packt’s new book and eBook

April 2014 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp, a practical, hands-on guide that provides readers with clear, step-by-step instructions on how to use the most important tools needed to create photographic renders in V-Ray. The book has 328 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the author:

Brian Bradley is a self-taught 3D artist and Training Author who started experimenting with creative software and 3D applications back in 1993. By the mid-90s, he was running his own small multimedia business working on projects as diverse as corporate logos, graphic design for clothing and vehicles, as well as developing full product and architectural visualization projects. Recently, Brian and his team have completed a revamp of the vrayelite.com website that they run and they plan to work at slowly but surely expanding both the level and quality of training and content that it houses.

Every Sketch Up user wants to present their designs in the best possible light. What better way to bring them to life than to present them in a genuinely photographic manner? Although the V-Ray render engine has been available to SketchUp users for a good number of years now, the release of the 2.0 Version takes the production of photographic renders in SketchUp to a whole new level.

Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp introduces readers to the basics of camera composition, lighting, texturing, and rendering an interior scene using the V-Ray engine. Using the scene files provided, this practical guide will demonstrate how to set up lighting rigs for both daytime and nighttime interior shots, as well as help users to make optimum use of V-Ray’s procedural day-lighting system on exteriors.

This practical guide will also help readers produce believable surface properties using V-Ray's material and map system, demonstrate how to make use of V-Ray’s camera and output controls to compose and render a shot correctly, and also help readers become a better lighting artist in V-Ray by understanding some extremely important lighting theory.

Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp is suitable for SketchUp users who would love to turn their favourite modeling application into a virtual photography studio. Some basic experience with SketchUp and familiarity with photography will be helpful, but is not mandatory. For more details, visit the book's page at: http://www.packtpub.com/photographic-rendering-with-v-ray-for-sketchup/book


Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp
An all inclusive guide to creating a photo quality V-Ray render for

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/photographic-rendering-with-v-ray-for-sketchup/book

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