Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 27, 2018
Duration
3h 49m
Description

Have you wanted to render a gorgeous still image, but haven’t been sure where to start? If so, Fundamentals of V-Ray in Maya is for you! First, get to know the UI and overall workflow. Then, create and manipulate lights. Next, you’ll set up materials and texture nodes. You’ll then set up the camera before finally rendering your image. When you’re done with Fundamentals of V-Ray for Maya, you’ll be ready to start practicing and creating professional quality renders of your 3d work. Required Software: Maya 2017

About the author
About the author

Dariush Derakhshani is a VFX and CG supervisor in Los Angeles, CA and an award-winning CG generalist-lighter. He is the author of several Maya books, including the best-selling series Introducing Maya--with over 12 editions since 2002 and translated into more than a dozen languages--and has been an educational resource around the world for 15 years. Dariush has been an animator and supervisor on commercials and feature films for close to 15 years at such places as Digital Domain, Zoic Studios, Radium|ReelFX, Cafe FX, Rhythm and Hues, Sight Effects, and the hit show South Park.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello. My name is Dariush Derakhshani, and I've very happy to present you with my Pluralsight course on rendering with V-Ray in Autodesk's Maya. V-Ray is an impressive and powerful renderer that spans many different applications from 3ds Max to Revit to Maya. In my experience, it really has a straightforward style and gives you renderings that look great with minimal effort. In this beginner-level course, you'll get familiar with using V-Ray in Maya pretty quickly, and you'll find yourself outputting images in no time. The course is designed to get you comfortable with the workings of V-Ray to allow you to use it how you need to. To begin with, we'll get familiar with the V-Ray interface and how it's integrated into Maya, as well as the overall workflow to be successful using V-Ray right away. Next, we'll examine and use the lights available in V-Ray to see how they can suit your needs. And then we'll move on to several of the V-Ray materials available to learn how to create different surfaces from plastics to glass. And then we'll take a look at V-Ray textures to create more distinct looks with those materials. And then we'll move on to the powerful V-Ray physical camera and look into using exposure and F-stop settings among others, and also in creating effects like depth of field and motion blur. And, finally, we'll wrap up the course with rendering output and how to composite different render elements like a diffuse pass or reflections and specular highlights and even ambient occlusion all back together to give you amazing control over your renderings in compositing.