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Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp

By : Brian Bradley
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Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp

By: Brian Bradley

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Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp
About the Author
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Art sculpts – import vismat

A very useful option when texturing with V-Ray and one that can speed up the texturing process quite a bit is the ability to use, or maybe we should say reuse, the already existing V-Ray materials in the form of V-Ray's own .vrmat and .vismat application agnostic material types.


As Chaos Group have announced that the .vrmat format will be included in both 3ds Max and Maya with the release of V-Ray 3.0, the possibilities of acquiring readymade, high-quality materials in this manner will only grow.

One brilliant thing about this format is that regardless of where it came from, the process of loading a vismat material is always the same. All we need to do is perform the following steps:

  1. Create a new Standard material in the editor and call it Sculpts.

  2. Right-click on the Sculpts material entry, and from the menu, choose the Import Material command.

  3. In the dialog box, browse to the Exercise Files | Textures | Vismat | Sculpts folder and select the Ceramic_Sculpts.vismat...