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Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp

By : Brian Bradley
Book Image

Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp

By: Brian Bradley

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Defining our goals

Now, although we have already demonstrated in our first chapter that we can pretty much jump straight in and start creating renders using the default lighting setup when using V-Ray in SketchUp, I feel the need to state quite emphatically that such an approach is in reality a long way short of ideal when it comes down to the work of creating photographic renders. Our first order of business when getting started on a project should always be to thoroughly develop the goals and aims of the project itself.

Time spent in breaking down the goals and then working out how to match our stated goals with the tools that we have available will not only save us a lot of unnecessary trial and error throughout the course of the project, but can actually lead us toward artistic choices, technical options, and even final results that may otherwise have been completely bypassed in pursuit of a quick turnaround.


Of course, at times the urgency of a project may force us to simply dive...