Ray Traces

1 Controling System Resources During a Ray Trace

If you would like to change whether the CPU allocation is for Ray Tracing, or Chief Architect, this setting can be controlled in Preferences.

2 Creating Realistic Lighting Effects for your Fireplace

In this article we will be adding a light source to our fireplace to give off a realistic, glowing, fireplace effect for our ray traces.

3 Speeding up a Ray Trace

There are a number of strategies that you can employ to reduce the time required to ray trace without sacrificing the quality of the final image.

4 Using Bump Maps for Ray Tracing

A bump map makes a material appear non-flat in ray trace views, and though the effect of bump-maps are sometimes subtle, they add to a ray trace image’s quality.