Master features of the V-Ray 3.0 rendering engine and learn how to extend the range of 3ds Max with V-Ray’s state-of-the-art tools, such as progressive sampling, skin and hair shaders, and stereoscopic 3D rendering. This course covers critical V-Ray concepts such as basic material creation, image sampling, color mapping, subdivs, and lighting, as well as creating in-camera effects such as depth of field, motion blur, and caustics. Author and 3D expert Brian Bradley will help you add amazing and lifelike materials and effects to your 3D models with this powerful plugin.

LEVEL — Intermediate

COURSE TOPICS:

Using the new UI elements, Quick Settings, and revamped Frame Buffer
 Understanding color mapping modes
 Adding V-Ray light types
 Working with the V-Ray Sun and Sky systems and dome light
 Using irradiance mapping and light cache
 Working with diffuse color maps
 Making reflective materials
 Creating a translucency effect
 Using the new SSS and skin shaders
 Ensuring quality with image sampling
 Working with the adaptive subdivision engine
 Controlling the physical camera
 Working with FX tools such as VRayFur and VRayMetaball
 Stereoscopic 3D rendering
 Using Render Mask

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Instructor’s Welcome Note:

– Hey everyone, this is Brian Bradley welcoming you to our V-Ray 3 for 3ds Max Essential Training course. I’m going to be your instructor for the next few hours as we work though a breakdown the essential tools and features that can be found in version three of the V-Ray for 3ds Max render engine. Although this course has very much been designed with newer users of the V-Ray render engine in mind, there hopefully will still be enough detailed information brought to light in each of the chapters to make this course a valuable reference tool even for more experienced users.
 We will start the course in chapter one by taking a look at how we access V-Ray tools and features through the 3ds Max UI, as well as becoming familiar with some extremely important V-Ray core concepts and terminology. In chapters two and three we will look at some of the V-Ray specific light types that are available for us to work with including a look at V-Ray Sun and Sky, our daylight system, as well as taking a comprehensive look at V-Ray’s powerful and versatile global illumination systems. In chapter four we will make good use of the all-important V-Ray material, our power shader, to recreate some basic but nevertheless extremely useful material types such as reflecting metals, cloth and glass along with a look at some of the newer material options made available in V-Ray 3 such as the simplified skin shader, and the now cross-application VR matte tools.
 Chapter five will see us examine the subject of quality controlling inside our VR renders as we break down V-Ray’s image sampling options. Whilst chapters six and seven will see us put some of V-Ray’s effects tools to work by creating powerful in render effects such as depth of field, motion blur, and caustics to name just a few. If you are ready to start building up your V-Ray 3 for 3ds Max rendering skills, let’s go ahead and jump right into the course.

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