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Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp by Brian Bradley

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Boosting the floor reflections

One thing that you will probably have noticed as you applied the HDR Highlight Compression effect was the fact that not only were the highlights affected, but to some extent, the entire image lost contrast and looked a little washed out, which of course is not going to help our pursuit of photographic quality. Now, while we could tackle this issue right now, this is generally a step that I prefer to leave until the end of the editing process, because it means we can apply a final correction effect to the additional layers that we will be adding as we move forward here.

One thing we do want to take care of at this point in time, however, is the fact that our floor reflections are looking a little dull for my tastes, ...

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