[VRayDirt example]

 

General

Parameters

Notes

 

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General

The VRayDirt is a texture map that can be used to simulate a variety of effects, for example dirt around the crevices of an object, or to produce an ambient occlusion pass.

Parameters

VRayDirtIgnore for GI - this check-box determines whether the dirt effect will be taken into consideration for GI calculations or not.

 

Invert normal - this option allows to revert the effect with respect to surface normals - e.g. instead of crevices, open corners will be shaded with the occluded color. See the Examples section for an example.

 

Environment occlusion - when this option is checked V-Ray will use the environment when calculating the occlusion of areas that are not occluded by other objects.

 

Affect Reflection - when checked the ambient reflection will affect the reflection render elements. This can be used to create reflection masks

 

Ignore Self Occlusion - when this option is on the object will not occlude itself. It will still be occluded by other objects in the scene.

 

Double_Sided - when enabled the rays needed to generate the dirt map will be shot from both sides of the faces( both in the direction of the normals and in the opposite direction)

 

Ignore other objects - when on, the dirt will affect only the objects themselves, without including contact surfaces and edges. If off, the entire scene geometry is participating for the final result.

 

Use Transparency - when on, VRayDirt will take into account the opacity of the occluding objects. This can be used, for example, if you want to calculate ambient occlusion from opacity-mapped trees etc. When off (the default), occluding objects are always assumed to be opaque. Note that working with correct opacity is slower, since in that case VRayDirt must examine and evaluate the material on the occluding objects.

 

Black - this is the color that will be returned by the texture for occluded areas. You can also use a texture map for this parameter.

 

Glossiness - this parameter controls the spread of the rays traced for reflection occlusion. You can also use a texture map for this parameter.

 

White - this is the color that will be returned by the texture for unoccluded areas. You can also use a texture map for this parameter.

 

Subdivs - controls the number of samples that V-Ray takes to calculate the dirt effect. Lower values render faster but produce a more noisy result.

 

Mode - Allows you to specify the procedural mode that will be used to generate the VRayDirt texture.

 

- 0 - Ambient occlusion

- 1 - Phong reflection occlusion

- 2 - Blinn reflection occlusion

 

- 3 - Ward reflection occlusion

 

Radius - this parameters determines the amount of area (in scene units) where the VRayDirt effect is produced. For further info, please see the Examples section. You can also use a texture to control the radius.

 

Falloff - this parameter controls the speed of the transition between occluded and unoccluded areas.

 

Bias (X,Y,Z) - these parameters will bias the normals to the X (Y,Z) axes, so that the dirt effect is forced to those directions. Consider that these parameter can also take negative values for inversing the direction of the effect

 

Distribution - this parameter will force the rays to gather closer to the surface normal. The effect is that the dirt area is being narrowed closer to the contact edges. For ambient occlusion, set this parameter to 1.0 to get distribution similar to the ambient lighting on a diffuse surface.