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Rendering Interiors with V-Ray for Maya

by Kyle Green

In this series of lessons, we will explore the various techniques and some helpful tips for setting up realistic lighting for an interior scene using V-Ray for Maya. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher V-Ray for Maya 1.5 SP1 and higher.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons, we will explore the various techniques and some helpful tips for setting up realistic lighting for an interior scene using V-Ray for Maya. The ability to set up realistic lighting for an interior environment is a skill that is highly sought after in the CG industry. Problems to overcome arise with every digital set, so we will be covering a lot of very common issues that you will want to be aware of, such as using V-Ray lights to create physically-accurate light behavior, achieving realistic light-bouncing in our scene, optimizing our render speed, using V-Ray materials to simulate a variety of surface types, using an external image-editing application to add some finishing touches to our renders, as well as many other tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you become a stronger, more effective rendering artist in V-Ray. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher V-Ray for Maya 1.5 SP1 and higher.

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. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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