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Rendering Fundamentals with Rhino and V-Ray

with Dave Schultze

Video: Welcome

Learn how to make beautiful renderings that showcase your designs with Rhino and V-Ray.
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  1. 3m 10s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 48s
  2. 19m 34s
    1. Why use V-Ray?
      2m 33s
    2. Recommended hardware
      4m 14s
    3. Customizing the interface
      2m 51s
    4. Installing V-Ray and DR Spawner
      5m 32s
    5. Quick tour of the rendering interface
      4m 24s
  3. 17m 46s
    1. Geeky definitions you should know
      5m 3s
    2. Activating V-Ray and understanding its approach
      5m 9s
    3. Critical quality settings
      5m 9s
    4. The new physical camera vs. the old default camera
      2m 25s
  4. 37m 50s
    1. Using V-Ray Express for quick renders
      8m 14s
    2. Saving time with Rhino's render-time effects
      8m 7s
    3. Using the material override for quick reviews
      3m 19s
    4. Understanding lighting types and why you only need one
      10m 14s
    5. Setting up your perfect studio
      7m 56s
  5. 24m 42s
    1. Setting up a material library
      5m 50s
    2. Material types and their best uses
      7m 33s
    3. Creating and designing your own materials
      6m 39s
    4. Using Material Editor features
      4m 40s
  6. 21m 41s
    1. Texture mapping materials with bitmaps
      4m 8s
    2. Texture mapping materials with bitmap widgets
      6m 11s
    3. Texture mapping materials with procedurals
      3m 43s
    4. Generating relief with bump and displacement mapping
      7m 39s
  7. 25m 28s
    1. Using the V-Ray presets and options to simplify and streamline
      7m 2s
    2. Using output settings for smart sizing
      4m 21s
    3. Environment settings
      5m 49s
    4. Dave's camera settings and strategies
      8m 16s
  8. 9m 20s
    1. Rendering with the frame buffer
      5m 17s
    2. Make it pop with color corrections
      4m 3s
  9. 6m 33s
    1. Rendering tips and tricks
      6m 33s

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Before you can showcase your 3D designs, you need renders of your work that really pop. Learn how to render with Rhino and V-Ray in this course, which includes three fun sample projects: a penguin with glasses, a retro TV frame, and a funky birdhouse. First, author Dave Schultze shows how to install V-Ray and demystifies 3D concepts such as global illumination and raytrace rendering. He demonstrates techniques for rendering quickly with both Rhino's built-in rendering and V-Ray, and explains how to customize materials, enhance them with texture mapping, and add realistic surface textures using bump and displacement maps. Along the way, Dave shares insider tips and tricks on rendering, while showing how to get the right lighting for your scene, use color correction tools, and render with the V-Ray frame buffer.

Topics include:
  • Why use V-Ray?
  • Installing DR Spawner
  • Understanding 3D terminology
  • Activating V-Ray
  • Adjusting quality settings
  • Get quick previews with the material override
  • Understanding lighting types
  • Exploring materials in the Material Editor
  • Creating your own materials
  • Texture mapping materials with bitmaps and procedurals
  • Saving time with V-Ray presets
  • Getting the right size for your render with output settings
  • Working with environment lighting
  • Strategies for working with cameras and camera settings
  • Ensuring accurate color for your scene with color correction
  • Rendering tips and tricks
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Hello, this is Dave Schultze, and welcome to Rendering Fundamentals with Rhino and V-Ray. Using a penguin with glasses, a retro TV frame, and a funky bird house, we'll learn how to make beautiful renderings to help you sell your design ideas. I'll start off by demystifying some of the potentially technical terms. Then, I'll show you techniques to make crazy fast renderings, so you can study your models with minimal setup effort.

We'll then dig deeper and check out ways to customize both materials and lighting for flawless and fabulous images. We'll be covering all of these features, plus lots of my personal tips and tricks, and make rendering fun. Let's get started with Rendering Fundamentals for Rhino and V-Ray.

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