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VRay For Maya
VRay For Maya
hittepanamn, added 2009-09-14 09:38:20 UTC 89,902 views  Rating:
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Hi everyone!

My name is Dennis and just got my hands on the Vray For Maya demo! A friend asked if I could explain the basics, so here is a very simple tutorial.

First of all if you havent, get Vray For Maya from ChaosGroup --> (you have to create an account)

- Then just install it, simple as that.

To load the plugin, go to “Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager”  
Then scroll down untill you find “vrayformaya” and check both Loaded and Auto Load and press “close”.

When that is done, hit the render Settings button and choose V-ray!

Ok, so now Vray is loaded, and we are ready to set some preferences. First, this is a demo, the resulotion is locked to 600*450 and it only supports 200 objects in the scene.

In this tutorial the settings in the “VRay Common” tab is not that relevant, so we jump right to the “VRay” tab! To override mayas enviroment check “Override Enviroment”, then I usually tint the blue color to a more white, but thats optional.

Hit render, my scene looks like this!

Under the “Indirect Illumination” tab, check “On” to activate Global Illumination. Under the “Irradiance map” settings, you can choose from different quality settings, “high” is for production. Keep in mind, for testrenders it might be better to lower the settings to medium or low, to save time!

New render!

A feature under the “Settings” tab that can be useful is the “Adaptive Threshold” For Production quality, set it to 0.003, it reduces the noise pretty good, for testrenders I sometimes go up to 0.5, saves alot of time!
Default is 0.010

We leave the “Translator” tab and “Render Elements” to another tutorial!

Ok, so we did just set up a basic GI enviroment, lets add a light and also take a quick look at the vray materials!

To add a vray-light go to “Create > Lights > V-Ray Rect Light”

It adds a vray-light in the middle of the scene, rotate and change the size of it as you wish, also you often have to lower the intesity (default 30) I used a value of "3" in my scene!

U and V size depends on your scene. I changed the lights subdivs to “32”

To create a simple chrome material, open up the “hypershade window” and select “VRay Mtl”  In the attribute editor change the color to black and make the material reflective

And there we have it! You can se the lights reflection in the chromespehere, it can easily be turned off under the lights attribute and uncheck “Affect reflections”

If the light should block your view, check “invisible” in the attributes for the light

Here is a quick test I did! I hope that this simple tutorial can help you to get startet with Vray For Maya!



  • tntman

    tntman said about 9 years ago:

    Sweet dude, this is gr8 :)
  • v2sach

    v2sach said about 9 years ago:

    hi ... iam looking vray for maya 2009
  • vijaytyr

    vijaytyr said about 9 years ago:

    very nice.Expect a tuts covering all aspects
  • sonuchelani

    sonuchelani said about 9 years ago:

    very nice, thanks a lot
  • icy02046

    icy02046 said almost 9 years ago:

    This is my first time to heard V-Ray for maya.. . It's looks very nice.. . Thanks a lot,, ..
  • steve jurado

    steve jurado said over 8 years ago:

    Is there a download for Mac users?
  • avi5997

    avi5997 said over 8 years ago:

    Thanx A lot for this tutorial...Short and simple *cheers*
  • amila kumarasinghe

    amila kumarasinghe said over 8 years ago:

    Nice tutorial, but can you do a new tutorial or can you put the settings for Animations in Vray and maya, because the settings on top is suitable for stills and very basic structures. can you put the good settings for Animations in Vray for maya . . . ? Thank you.
  • RoB oberoi

    RoB oberoi said over 8 years ago:

    Thanks You Nice tute But can U make some more tutes for VRay for Maya Please
  • Amie

    Amie said about 8 years ago:

    can some one show me how to get vray for maya, and witch one better mental ray or vray in maya thx guys...
  • sachin mp

    sachin mp said almost 8 years ago:

    i want know how to render sequence in maya vray 2011 ? maya vray bach render is not working pls help me.......... dear friend pls help meeeeeeee

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