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Candle Light Tutorial Using VraySU 1.48.66 up


I have written before a candle light tutorial using vray version 1.05. There were some slight changes that happened with the new Vray. Here is my tutorial with the new one.

Here is the final render:

1. Here is the SKP scene”candle only”. I modeled the candle using Sketchup.

2. Now you will need a candle light texture. I have done the diffuse texture and the opacity map texture

candle light texture

candle light opacity map

3. import the diffuse map texture and place it on the candle.

4. Next add Vray omni light. See the image below how I put mind.

5. Candle light Vray material. Here is my screen grab.

6. Omni light setting

Here is my render

Then I copied and put it on my other scene before.

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12 responses

  1. nomeradona

    Hope you like this.

    January 11, 2011 at 9:51 am

  2. dhanar

    Thx man great tutorial..:)

    January 13, 2011 at 3:09 am

    • nomeradona

      Good to know that it’s useful.

      January 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

  3. Amelie

    Wow! A great tutorial for beginers!! Thank you very much!!

    February 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

  4. Amelie

    I’m just wondering something…. When you create the candle light MATERIAL, where do you aply it? (on the picture inserted or on something new?) and if it’s on something new, how do you set the diffuse and emissive maps so they are scaled to the new object?

    thank you!

    p.s. i’m a newbie…

    February 4, 2011 at 3:13 am

  5. nomeradona

    once the diffuse map has been applied, all the other maps will follow the diffuse map scale. so you have to do the scaling using sketchup. once you are satisfied with the scale, all you have to do is apply the rest.
    be mindful with the image number 5. it tells you there were to apply the maps.

    February 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm

  6. Roman

    Great tutorial. But there is not anithing about candles material(sss/translucency). Please can you make this tutorial in new version of Vray for Sketchup – becouse it has any differences with later version of Vray. Can you? Thanks.

    April 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    • nomeradona

      ok i will try to redo this tutorial in the new version this time with the wax material.

      April 13, 2011 at 1:26 am

  7. Roman

    Nomeradona, Very nice.I will wait.Thanks.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:14 am

  8. Roman

    Nomeradona, what about tutorial of wax materal?

    May 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm

  9. KC

    I checked on the invert but still my render came out with the black background still around. what am I doing wrong?

    I am an avid follower of your tutorials, your lightings are impeccable. thank you so much for sharing. Hope to get my candle right soon. =)

    July 22, 2011 at 3:42 am

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