V-Ray 8.24 [HDRI]

“Rendering with HDRIs”


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  1.  In a Rhinoceros document, open the V-Ray Options menu.
  2. In the Environment Drawer, confirm that GI (Skylight) and Background are both checked. Click on the “m” next to GI Skylight.[premium content]
  3. Select Bitmap and browse for your HDRI image. Sample files are available on www.digitaltoolsforarchitects.com.
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    • Note: Ideally the bitmap you use for the GI (Skylight) environment should be a softened version of the HDRI. You can create this by following Photoshop 1.__) You will use the crisp version for the Background bitmap.
  4. Under UVW, select the type as “Environment” and change the mapping to match the type of HDRI image you are using. Most images will be either Spherical or Mirror Ball.Cloudy_Sky [premium content]
  5. Click apply to finish. Now click on the “m” next to Background.
  6. Repeat steps 3 & 4 only select the crisp background .hdr image.[premium content]
  7. In the environment drawer, change the GI Skylight value to 6.0 and the Background value to 2.0.

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