V-Ray 2.0 for Maya Essential Training

with Brian Bradley
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V-Ray 2.0 for Maya Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 4h 46m Beginner


This course introduces the features of the V-Ray 2.0 rendering engine and demonstrates how to extend the range of Maya with its state-of-the-art tools, such as irradiance mapping, fur and hair textures and shaders, and stereoscopic 3D rendering. The course covers critical concepts such as creating basic materials, image sampling, color mapping, subdivs, and lighting, as well as the Render Elements, RT, and physical rendering workflows in V-Ray. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Installing and setting up V-Ray
  • Using the DMC Sampler
  • Understanding color mapping modes
  • Adding a spherical fill light
  • Working with the V-Ray Dome Light
  • Using irradiance mapping and the Light cache
  • Creating diffuse color
  • Making reflective materials
  • Creating translucency
  • Ensuring quality with image sampling
  • Controlling the V-Ray physical camera
  • Creating a motion blur effect
  • Compositing V-Ray elements
3D + Animation


- Hello, and welcome to V-Ray 2.0 for Maya essential training. My name is Brian Bradley and I'm going to be guiding through these breakdown of the essential tools and features found in the V-Ray for Maya render engine. In this course, we will be showing you how to install and set up V-Ray as well as locate V-Ray tools and controls Maya bar. We will look at some of V-Ray specific types available tools and breakdown V-Ray's versatile global illumination engines.

We will make use of the all important V-Ray material to re-create some useful material types. Such as cloth, reflective metals, and glass. Then we will put some of V-Ray's effects tool to work creating powerful in rendering effects such as depth of field, motion blur, plastics. If you're ready to build up your rendering skills, let's go ahead and dive right in.

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