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VRay for SketchUp Manual

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V-Ray Two-Sided Material

The V-Ray Two-Sided Material, or Vray2SidedMtl as it appears in V-Ray for SketchUp, is a material that allows easy creation of very thin translucent objects such as paper, lamp shades, or curtains. It works with the very simple controls so it's much easier to control the result then using a translucent material, and it renders significantly faster as well. Due to the nature of this material it is actually best to have single surfaces rather than a solid, as you would need for any refractive material.

Adding a V-Ray Two-Sided Material

First we will need to add a Two sided material. Open the material editor and right click on Scene materials and go to Add Material. This will in turn bring up another menu with several different material formats. Click on Vray2SidedMtl which is in the middle.

Adding a V-Ray Two-Sided Material

Working with V-Ray Two-Sided Material

Now that the Two-Sided Material has been added, we will expand the material and notice that this looks much different then the standard V-Ray material. This is because the Two sided material works with predefined materials. There are two slots, one for the front material and one for the back material, as well as color which will determine the ratio between the front and the back material.

Working with V-Ray Two-Sided Material

You cannot actually create a new material once inside the Two-Sided material as it only works with predefined materials. When you click on the button for the front material, a dialog box will open up asking you to choose which material you would like to have be the front material. You must also define a material for both sides, but you can define the same material for both sides. If you don’t specify a material for either the front or the back, then V-Ray will assume that there is no material.

The color is how V-Ray determines the ratio of front material to back material. The color works with grayscale values, and produces the best results between 35-220. Colors on either end of the spectrum will tend to yield results of almost completely one material, which defeats the point of using the two-sided material.

V-Ray Two-Sided Material Example

If you would like to recognize which faces are the front and which are the back, then you can configure backfaces to be a different color when they appear in the viewport.



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