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Beginner Tutorials


Thе video will walk you through V-Ray’s user interface and how to get started with a basic project. It covers the Asset Editor and how to manage your Materials, Lights, Geometry, Render Elements and Textures. 
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In this video, we will discuss how to set up an exterior lighting for a daylight scenario. You will see how to tweak different light settings of the Sunlight and Domelight features to achieve the desired lighting for the scene. 
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This video will walk you through the process of setting up a nighttime exterior render for an Archviz workflow using V-Ray for SketchUp. It shows how to use a variety of V-Ray Lights for night renders.
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This video covers lighting interiors in two parts using V-Ray. It builds on concepts from the exterior lighting videos. By the end, you will gain an understanding of the general lighting workflow for interiors in SketchUp.
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The video will walk you through how to set up your interior project for night time lighting. It shows you some examples on how to simulate light shining in from the moon and adjust the lights and colors for maximum realism.
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This video covers the basics of materials in V-Ray for SketchUp. It demonstrates how to use the Material Library to create, edit and apply various realistic materials, as well as how to edit preset materials and create new materials from scratch. 
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Intermediate Tutorials

1.1 Redesigned Asset Manager

In V-Ray Next for SketchUp, we have redesigned the User Interface and Asset Editor to make work on your scenes faster and more intuitive. In this lesson, we will walk you through these new features and demonstrate how V-Ray Next can speed up your workflow, while making it easier than ever to get stunning looking images. To get you started, we have a simple scene set up already, with a lamp and side table, and two cups on it. Let’s click on the “V-Ray” icon to open up the Asset Editor and explore some of the updates we’ve made to the User Interface.

1.2 Scene Integration

In this lesson, we’ll discuss how V-Ray Next for SketchUp’s new utility tools and toolbar can speed up your workflow, making the inspection of your scene’s object hierarchy and material inheritance simple. In addition, we have made V-Ray’s Auto Mapping tools available for quick access, so that getting the appropriate UVs for your textures is easier than ever. To get started, let’s take a look at the new V-Ray Scene Importer tool, which makes it painless to import scenes directly into SketchUp from other platforms that use V-Ray. Unlike the “Import Proxy or V-Ray Scene” button, which imports a vrscene as a capsulated file, you can now use the Scene Importer to import any .vrscene file directly as a SketchUp model. This means you’ll have correctly sized and positioned objects, as well as proper texture placement, lights and proxy references.

2.1 - Auto Exposure, Auto WB, and Adaptive Dome Light

In this lesson, we’ll discuss several smart new tools designed to streamline your workflow in V-Ray Next for SketchUp. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance settings will get you faster previews of your scene with less hassle. Meanwhile, the new Adaptive Dome Light will reduce your setup, and has the capability to automatically increase your render speed up to 7x times depending on the scene. Together, these smart new tools will empower you with more time to focus on the artistic aspects of creating your designs. To get started, let’s take a look at our scene here and see how we can use the new Auto Exposure parameter to improve our renders.


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