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Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery by Allan Brito

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Chapter 12. Global Illumination with YafaRay

What is YafaRay? It is an external renderer, which works well with Blender. Actually, it's the external software that presents the best integration with Blender. We can even call YafaRay directly from the Blender interface using a script. With YafaRay, we can use tools and features that aren't available with the default Blender renderer, such as global illumination and a very fast ray tracing. There are some other effects that we can do with YafaRay that we can't do easily with Blender, such as caustics and creating self-illuminated objects.

In the last two chapters, we have learned the tools and techniques to illuminate our scenes along with a wide range of options. If you tried them, and felt that ...

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