Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rhinocerous + Vray: Transparency Mapping

In this tutorial I cover how to use transparency maps and different texture maps in Rhino with Vray. Transparency maps allow you to produce convincing effects, such as perforation patterns, fritted glass, landscape patterns, etc... quickly for studies or final renderings. Advantages over producing actual geometry are smaller file sizes, lower render times, and quick creation. Disadvantages are that it doesn't actually produce geometry - so can't be used for 3D output or fabrication. For basics on rendering/lighting with vray, check out Karl Daubman's excellent tutorials on the subject @ paramod.net
Total Length: 52.10