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How to set up and light a sketchup exterior scene with sketchup and vray

Rajib Dey - Editor-in-chief

HDRI Lighting with Sketchup and vray
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This tutorial will provide step-by-step guidances for setting up and adding light to a sketchup exterior scene through a HDRI Skydome and Vray. In order to obtain superior result, the focus should be given on the following points :-

The VP HDRI Skydomes contain a very high dynamic range to produce sharp sun shadows efficiently. It is possible to apply compelling and colorful lighting into your scene with some simple mouse clicks.

There are usually two primary steps - Initially load the Hdri skydome as per your choice and then fine-tune camera settings like exposure and white balance.

HDRI Lighting with Sketchup and vray
Image Courtesy: vizpark.com

Initially generate a dome light and open the light editor. In the panel Dome Settings, include a texture in the slot “Dome Texture“.

Set it as texBitmap and load your HDRI file.

HDRI Lighting with Sketchup and vray
Image Courtesy: vizpark.com

At the bottom in the UVW panel, arrange the UVW type as UVWGenEnvironment and the mapping type as Spherical. In the UVW panel, the horizontal rotation can be modified from 0 to 360 degrees for rotating the sky.

HDRI Lighting with Sketchup and vray
Image Courtesy: vizpark.com

Click on the following link to get the complete tutorial www.vizpark.com

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