Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 1, 2010
Duration
3h 35m
Description

In this series of lessons, we will be taking an introductory look at many of the rendering features found in V-Ray for Maya. Using the V-Ray rendering engine, we can create highly realistic renders inside of Maya, but understanding how to properly use the rendering features of V-Ray is of critical importance. In these lessons, we will explore many tools and concepts of V-Ray such as the various methods for simulating global illumination and understanding when each of these methods should be used. We will also look at the specialized V-Ray lights and how to properly use these lights in order to achieve a high degree of realism. We will also learn how to utilize the V-Ray Sun and Sky to create realistic outdoor lighting, we will learn how to utilize some of the specialized V-Ray materials, how to render our images into multiple passes, and exploring many additional rendering features found in V-Ray. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher.

About the author
About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] honey, um, Kyle with digital tutors. And in this series of lessons, we're gonna be taking an introductory look at many of the rendering features found in V ray for Maya. So using V Ray, we can start to create some stunningly realistic renders inside of Maya. But actually, understanding how these features work and how to use them properly is a critical component. So in these lessons, we're gonna be focusing on exploring made of tools and concepts of eerie, such as the various methods for simulating global illumination, as well as when each of these methods should be used. We'll also take a look at some of the specialized V ray lights and how to use them properly in order to achieve a high degree of realism. Also, learn how to utilize the V ray sun and sky features to start to create some very realistic outdoor lighting. Learn how we could start utilize some of the specialized beery materials, how we could start to take our rendered images and start to break those apart in the multiple passes as well as many additional rendering features found in Very so. By the time you complete this trading, you'll have a better understanding of how to begin. Incorporating many of these key features of the rate into your own scenes is allow you become a stronger, more efficient rendering artist.