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Video tutorial: sharper shadows with HDRI in V-Ray

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 | Posted by Jim Thacker


HDRI lighting can create great-looking renders but it often generates undesirably soft edges on shadows. In this four-minute video tutorial, recorded exclusively for CG Channel, visualisation artist Matt Guetta explains how to preserve crisper shadows in your V-Ray renders through use of the irradiance map.

Update: the video takes a while to start after the pre-roll ad. Leave it playing for 15 seconds and it should be fine.

Download the MAX file for the tutorial here

Get the HDRI used in the video here (commercial link)

Visit Matt Guetta’s site for more free V-Ray tutorials

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  • LL

    No video

  • http://www.cgchannel.com Jim Thacker

    For some reason, you have to wait for a while after the pre-roll ad for it to start. Leave it running for 15 seconds and it should be there.

  • LL

    Ok i get it now. Thanks.

  • saudade

    a vray user knows well this method…but render time raise and get a lot of noise…

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