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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

Overview of this book

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

Light and material interaction – why objects in the real world have color

The amazing ability that we have been given as humans to see the world in glorious color is controlled by two interdependent mechanisms or systems. The first is the physical interaction of light itself with the solid matter that exists in the world around us. By this, I mean the walls, chairs, plants, fabrics, and in fact everything solid that makes up the environment in which we live. This physical interaction is something that we will explore quite a bit throughout the course of this chapter as it is both observable and measurable. Being able to gain even just a little understanding on this particular subject will most definitely impact (in a positive way) our ability to create believable V-Ray Materials in SketchUp.

The second mechanism is, in essence, you and I ourselves. In a truly amazing way, our eyes, when combined with the workings of our brains, give us the ability to actually see (in many ways perceive would...